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Today 06:49 PM
 Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?
Vaporization is not necessarily more effective. When the bees are broodless both methods are effective. The advantage of te vaporization is that the bees can tolerate the treatments quite well. With... (5,038 views, 54 replies)
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Today 06:46 PM
 Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to All! (329 views, 27 replies)
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Today 06:44 PM
 Warre roof design question
Many builders put screened vent holes through the sides of their quilt boxes. There was a recent thread about that here. (21 views, 1 replies)
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Rusty Hills Farm
Today 06:44 PM
 Are Repetitive Oxalic Treatments Bad?
From Randy Oliver's site: I haven't tried this yet myself but I AM planning to dribble 3-4 hives this summer once a week for 3 weeks just to see what happens. Currently I use OAD once in the... (261 views, 5 replies)
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Today 06:41 PM
 Anyone tried a SHB trap using plastic corrugated sign and Boric acid?
I saw his video on YouTube on how to make it, but I was hoping to hear from someone that had used for a month or so. (27 views, 2 replies)
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Randy Andy
Today 06:30 PM
I had trouble ordering foundation in the spring, but I have to say I had trouble with Mann Lake as well. I've come to the conclusion that April through July there is a hole in the supply market. I... (6,010 views, 50 replies)
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Eduardo Gomes
Today 06:14 PM
 importance of treating neighbours in TF beekeeping
Jim leaving the legal aspects, and I mention them because the OP is a european beekeeper, how you do to manage the re-infestation of varroa originating from neighboring apiaries whether TF or not? I... (224 views, 10 replies)
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Today 06:09 PM
 Would anyone be interested if I streamed top bar inspections live?
. Tomorrow at 12 noon Eastern Time, Friday, 11/27/15, I will start streaming my transfer of some top bar comb over to a Lang deep nuc and possibly also a Lang medium nuc. There's nothing in... (2,235 views, 33 replies)
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Today 05:27 PM
 Kirk Webster Does It Again
Did Kirk Webster come out from his losses ok? I've been taking a vacation from beekeeping for a while but thought I'd get my act back together and start taking better care of my bees. One of the... (5,976 views, 21 replies)
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Today 05:17 PM
 Today in the Apiary
No bees flying here today. Todays high temp was 47F with a low of 30F last night and probably going to be in the upper 20's tonight. Current temp at 3:15PM is 43.6F. I stuck my ear against the... (42,544 views, 521 replies)
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AR Beekeeper
Today 05:07 PM
 wintering question
I have only had mice in hives twice, both time the colonies had died before the mouse moved in. It may help if you mow the grass low around the hives. (386 views, 5 replies)
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Eduardo Gomes
Today 04:38 PM
 Queen Checking in Almonds
Good tips. Thank you all. When I open a hive and see the bees too scattered across the frames and more nervous with erratic movements like that aimlessly over the frames this is a beehive that I... (724 views, 19 replies)
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Eduardo Gomes
Today 04:15 PM
 missed virgin queen bees
Sinto are you completely sure that you have not a no mated queen in your hive? A week is a very short time to appear laying workers, at least in A. mellifera. (326 views, 6 replies)
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Today 03:41 PM
 Thanksgiving bees in WNY
"Bringing in orange colored pollen."... and collecting water. 220322203322034 (151 views, 2 replies)
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Today 03:37 PM
 Converting hand extractor to motorized
Set minimum to 0, or as low as it will go. Set maximum to 1710 If it has braking turn it off to start with. These things are dead simple to get working. Two wires come in from the wall, three... (1,058 views, 14 replies)
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Today 02:30 PM
 Newbee in Rising Fawn, GA
I started with two hives last year. Both nucs. I pretty much killed both hives in a couple of months. Two much room too soon. I managed to save one hive after requeening. I learned from one to save... (184 views, 7 replies)
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Today 01:47 PM
 Drifting Direction
"With the nucs all pushed together what direction will bees tend to drift? From the outside inward, or the inside outward?" From the inside out. (156 views, 3 replies)
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Today 01:13 PM
 Foundation price
The best price I have been able to get on deep foundation is 200.00 for 25lbs. Wired. It is local, so no shipping required. Is there anywhere you can get it cheaper? I can't seem to find anywhere... (138 views, 0 replies)
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Today 01:07 PM
 winter patty or spring patty
I use the Mountain Camp method. I lay a single sheet of newspaper down, slice a few small slits in the paper, then mist it with 1:1 syrup. I pour the dry sugar over the newspaper then spritz that... (427 views, 6 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 12:41 PM
 Thumping or drumming for bees... Does it work and how?
Both tanging and drumming have been around for as long as anyone can tell: 'Aristotle, who lived over 2200 years ago, tells, in his “Story of Animals,'' Lib. IX: “Bees seem to have a liking for... (1,206 views, 25 replies)