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    Default sept 1st

    Hope all you guys have the honey off and the bees treated, it's time for fall feeding and the last couple of brood rounds before winter are critical, how we put them to bed is how we wake them up in Jan. Good luck to all this fall.
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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Totally agree Keith. Remember also to complete those mite treatments. Pick your choice of treatments, but do treat if needed.
    Last edited by snl; 09-02-2013 at 10:21 AM.

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    Remember also to complete those mite treatments.
    Well said SNL, The number ONE reason why bees don't winter well..... MITES....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Well said SNL, The number ONE reason why bees don't winter well..... MITES....

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Winter? We still have one more honey crop left to chase.
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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    Winter? We still have one more honey crop left to chase.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    Winter? We still have one more honey crop left to chase.
    Yeah we are getting ready to put honey supers back on. Fall flow can be awesome!

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Same here.At least one more harvest,possibly two if the goldenrod cooperates.

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Perhaps feeding on fall flowers!! No syrup for my girls, atleast not yet. Goldenrod and fall flow is going to be killer for us this year. We just recieved 3 inches of rain, the plants are looking beatiful. I am expecting a very good harvest, overall a very good year for me in Louisville, the mild summer kept the queen laying and populations very large.

    No treatments for me!

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    No treatments for me!
    Do a mite count. Booming hives also often have a booming mite population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    Do a mite count. Booming hives also often have a booming mite population.
    I'll pass. I have no intention of putting chemicals on the hives, so why bother. If they die so be it Ill replace them next year with splits from survivors. If everything dies then its not meant to be.

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by burns375 View Post

    No treatments for me!
    Well Hallelujah!!

    No treatments for me eather, all year so far!

    As for the bees, we had Apivar installed by August 9th.
    Not sure just how the late summer weather / fall weather will cooperate with our timing model, but would like to pull the strips with the last feeding.
    It will be interesting to sample hives later on and determine if oxalic will be in order this year.
    All in all, Oregon beekeepers are very happy with the condition of the bees at this time.
    This is not the time to be cheap and cut corners.
    All of the good work happens RIGHT NOW! Well, most of it anyway.
    By the way, I purchaced bulk pollen sub from a certain company and there was a light layer of mold all over.
    Have you ever had that happen? If so, were you concerned?
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: sept 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    Well Hallelujah!!
    Hey thanks buddy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    By the way, I purchaced bulk pollen sub from a certain company and there was a light layer of mold all over.
    Have you ever had that happen? If so, were you concerned?
    Never have had that happen to me. Maybe Harry, get a hold of Vince or Bill above you and try some of that nutra bee.
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