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  1. #1
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    Default Treatment Free Queens

    Who do you know who sells treatment free production Queens. The only one I know of is B Weaver, Purvis is out since they only sell breeders now. Does Mike Bush sell Queens?
    https://www.facebook.com/stevesbees99
    Please visit my page, Thanks

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Queens

    Wolf Creek in TN

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Queens

    Quote Originally Posted by sonnypemberton View Post
    Wolf Creek in TN
    It says on their website that they were hit by a tornado, I have tried to contact them by phone and E-mail. Anyone know their status?

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Queens

    I can't confirm this for sure, but I heard from a local supplier that John and Ruth were getting out. Apparently John is in really poor health. Again, can't confirm this, but just what I heard from a local supplier.

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Queens

    Bjorn Apiaries in PA sells treatment free queens. He's in PA like me, so if you need them now you're out of luck. But if you want them later, you may want to check them out.

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    Default Re: Treatment Free Queens

    Is Wolf Creek treatment-free? From their website:

    Small cell bees, when used in conjunction with screen bottom boards along with powder sugar dusting in the fall, will give an effective chemical free control of Varroa.
    ok...that's not quite treatment free...but not too far off....but also on their website is: (and note that they suggest a treatment from chalkbrood among

    WOLF CREEK APIARIES
    930 HWY. 438
    CENTERVILLE, TN. 37033
    (931) 729-9229 ( PLEASE: Call before coming )
    NATURAL TREATMENTS
    VARROA MITES:
    1. Put 5-8 drops of Thyme oil in 16 ounces of mineral oil, shake it up and squirt it on
    a paper towel making a double SS. Then put it in the hive on top of the frames up
    till 3 weeks before the honey flow and anytime after the honey flow.
    2. Mix 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder with 1 cup of water in a blender on low speed
    for 2-3 minutes. Add the cup of blended mixture to a gallon of sugar water, mix
    by shaking, and feed it to the bees in early spring up till 3 weeks before the honey
    flow. Can be used again in the fall after the honey flow.
    3. Put 4 ounces of granulated sugar per deep hive box into a blender on low speed in
    order to make your own powdered sugar. The powdered sugar that you buy in the
    stores contains corn starch which the bees cannot digest. Place the 4 ounces of
    home made powdered sugar into a baggie. Use one 4 oz. baggie to a deep box and
    3 ounces per medium box. The next time that you are in your bee yard, dump the
    sugar onto the top of the frames. Use a new paint brush ( must be a foam type ) to
    brush the powder off of the frames onto the bees early in the morning or late in
    the evening 4 times at 10 days apart starting in late August and continuing into
    September. Best to have screen bottom boards for this with a tray underneath to
    catch the powdered sugar dust. Then put the dust in the freezer for 48 hours to
    kill the mites. For a solid bottom board, place a piece of cardboard on to it to
    catch the dust. Then remove the cardboard and put dust in to the freezer for 48
    hours to kill the mites. This is done so that the bees won’t play in the sugar and
    take the mites back into the hive with them.
    4. Use 20-25 drops of Thyme oil in 16 ounces of mineral oil if you use a fogger for
    mite control. Walk by the landing board, hold fogger 6" from the entrance for 8 to
    10 seconds and then move on to the next hive.
    5. A very effective treatment for Varroa mites on artificially sized 5.4 bees and the
    natural 4.9 bees is the wintergreen oil study found at
    www.wvu.edu/~agexten/varroa/varroa2.htm
    MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY!!
    SMALL HIVE BEETLE:
    1. Mix 10-12 drops of eucalyptus oil with 1 cup of Crisco shortening. Stir in to
    cup of sugar and make into a small patty. Place patty on a piece of wax paper and
    place on top of the frames. ( use latex or rubber gloves anytime when working
    with eucalyptus oil. )
    2. Dust diatomaceous earth on the ground around your hive instead of using Guard
    Star. Be sure and make a 8-10 foot radius around the hive, watering it into the
    ground or apply before a rain.
    3. Use old cortex boards for traps by cutting them into 3x4 inch rectangles. Hold 6
    of the cortex boards lined up together and cover the open end with Crisco. Turn
    over and spoon in 1/8 to 1/4 inch ( 2 teaspoons full ) of the Boric Acid into the
    other end and seal with the Crisco shortening. Place into hive on the bottom
    board, securing it with staples, or put on top of the frames.
    4. When using the West SHB traps, place 1/8 to 3/16 inches of hydrated lime into a
    clean, dry tray, put the grill on top and place into the hive as if you had oil in it.
    This method is better than using vegetable oil since oil tends to run out or to settle
    in low spots leaving other spots dry. Lime has a higher kill ratio than oil.
    NOSEMA:
    Mix 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil with cup of water. Put into a blender and blend
    on low speed for 4-5 minutes. Put the mixture into a gallon jar of water and shake it
    up. Then pour 1 cup of the afore mentioned mixture into a gallon of sugar water and
    feed this mixture to the bees for a month.
    CHALKBROOD:
    1. Same as above but use 2 teaspoons instead of 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil.
    SPRING STIMULANT:
    1 drop of tea tree oil
    4 drops of lemon grass oil
    cup water
    NOTE: Sugar water is a 1 to 1 ratio in the spring and 2 parts sugar to 1 part water in the
    fall.
    Mix all ingredients in a blender on low for 4-5 minutes and add this mixture to 1
    gallon of sugar water and feed to the bees in the spring.
    BROOD BUILDER:
    1 cup soy flour
    cup sugar
    2-3 tablets of crushed up vitamin C
    cup brewers yeast
    3 drops lemon grass oil
    cup honey ( use only your own honey )
    Mix into a small ball, flatten, put on wax paper and place out in the bee yard
    protected from the weather such as an old bird feeder.
    WE SELL PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE OILS AND OTHER
    ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
    WOLF CREEK APIARIES
    930 HWY 438
    CENTERVILLE, TN. 37033
    931.729.9229 ( PLEASE: Call before coming )
    NOTE:
    All oils must be pharmaceutical grade!! Essential Oils are for perfume purposes
    and not for healing.
    Diatomaceous earth must be of food grade. Caution must be used since it is an eye
    and lung irritant.
    Lime dust may also be an eye, skin and lung irritant.
    NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR
    COLONIES WHEN USING OUR TREATMENTS SINCE WE HAVE
    NO CONTROL OVER APPLICATION OF TREATMENTS.
    Thyme oil, sugar dusting, wintergreen oil, garlic powder, eucoliptis oil, crisco, boric acid, hydrated lime, lemon grass oil, soy flour, vitamin C, brewers yeast....and note the lack of using any kind of emulsifier when using oils in syrup...

    Mix 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil with cup of water. Put into a blender and blend on low speed for 4-5 minutes. Put the mixture into a gallon jar of water and shake it up. Then pour 1 cup of the afore mentioned mixture into a gallon of sugar water and feed this mixture to the bees for a month.
    ...how does the oil not separate from the water? I don't use EO's, but i do know that keeping them from separating from the syrup is important.

    Not much treatment free in any of these procedures.

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