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  1. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    Yes guys, I left that part off. We do treat once near the winter solstice. It just didn't seem to work very well combined with just the 3 x OAV during the dearth. The shop towels appeared to make all...
  2. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    Raises hand - silent stalker here.
    Hypothetically, 3 x OAV, 5-7 days apart after supers are removed, followed by OA shop towels results in 100% survival rate X 2 years experience.
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    Sticky: Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Just wanted to provide some feedback. 6th year keeper here, averaging between 3 and 7 colonies years 1-4. Year 5: Winter of 18-19 we went into the winter with 3, came out with 1. Zone 7 temperate...
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    2 Months frames and foundation on order, a couple of email updates that provided inaccurate timelines. Ended up cancelling my order and switching vendors. I understand COVID, but the order was placed...
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    Re: JUST A LITTLE PLUG FOR BETTERBEE

    Quick thumbs up for BetterBee as well. Excellent communication, fast shipping and IN STOCK items. If a supplier cant supply or wont communicate, what good is a slightly lower price? [Also, not a paid...
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    Re: Shallow plastic foundation source

    Thank you for everyone suggestion. We ended up going with BetterBee. Fantastic service, great communication and excellent product. We ended up ordering hardware, foundation, frames and nucs from...
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    Re: Mann Lake / Shastina Millwork

    Beepimp: I had foundation on order for over 2 months. Was told 3 weeks ago it would be on its way. I told the guy that when I saw the communication from the old Kelly location with the poor service,...
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    Shallow plastic foundation source

    Backstory: Long time wax foundation users, getting older. We started with old Kelly boxes and frames, then Brushy frames, but bough MannLake boxes recently. (Don't ask, long story why). We have tools...
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    Re: Feeding bees pollen substitute patties

    Thanks for the excellent, timely advice. Problem: only treated 3 OAV X 1 week Aug-Sept. Should have treated again late October due to warm weather. Goal: keep my bees alive, not to exceed 10...
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    Re: Winter losses for 2016-17

    3 of 7, but 2 were my fault and 1 was 50% my fault 50% enviromental factors. 2nd year beekeeper.
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    Re: Cold snap brought tragedy... but did it?

    The Bee Research Lab link doesnt work. Does someone have an updated one?

    And as someone who started with 2 hives last year, went into fall with 7, lost 3 = 2 my fault + 1 you'all just helped me...
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    Re: Dead Out This Weekend

    This colony was a split, before I knew what I was doing. I took frames with capped queen cups and some bees and put them in a deep: 1 queen frame, 1 brood frame, 2 honey/pollen frame + 6 foundataion...
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    Re: Dead Out This Weekend

    East TN, 2nd year beekeeper. Just found 3 dead outs during our winter solstice OAV treatment. 2 were not unexpected from splits: 1 queen never could get her act together; the other one was a...
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    Re: Overwinter nucs..

    5 over 5 weighing 50-60 pounds: Do you typically find the honey in the top (around the brood)? Would you swap boxes if the bottom is empty? I'm going to try this for the first time this year too. It...
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    Re: Trespassers - liability?

    I always mowed over what he mowed. Its my lawn, my responsibility. Now if he would quit the over spray of his chem-lawn, then I wouldn't have to mow so often near his own property.

    FYI, our bees...
  16. Thread: 2016 Crop

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    Re: 2016 Crop

    12 quarts from 2 hives AND went from 2 hives + 2 purchased queens + splits to grow to a total 7 colonies, in our second year beekeeping. Early summer everyone was sitting on stores and growing. Even...
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    Re: Trespassers - liability?

    Update: Mower guy stopped trespassing.

    The story: Neighbor-Lady in Mower-Guys subdivision, on our other side of the property had a tree go down. One of those "trunk on the property line"...
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    Re: Can't afford to have Epipens anymore

    If you have insurance: Google Epipen coupon. You can get up to $100 off your copay.
    If you do not have insurance: Google Epipen Patient Assistance program. I like the "NeedyMeds" site.

    <Insert...
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    Re: Should I stop feeding?

    Just a second year beekeeper here. You'll get pureist to anything goes answers and also, it does depend on location. That being said, I fed my packages last year until the spring nectar flow. I...
  20. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    OAV - would it improve the kill rate if applied when all the bees are home for the evening? i.e. after sunset, but before dark?
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    Re: Electric Uncapping Knives

    Second year keeper - first time extracting. Used our new 6-3 frame extractor with a Speed King hot knife. Pros: fast, works well. Cons: you gotta move fast, or it burns the honey. Must unplug asap...
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    Re: Queen excluder yay or nay?

    Second year keeper: pros and cons

    Last year, no excluder and got an open brood box, laying the higher the better. But I wasn't planning on taking any honey off. This year, using a queen excluder...
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    Re: Laying Worker in Queen Right Hive

    Thanks sakhoney. First year beekeeping, one of our packages had an improperly mated queen. It became evident that while we could see the marked queen, she was primarily laying drone brood. We...
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    Re: Trespassers - liability?

    Registered and follow all best practices: Done. Check. I live in the county, not the city. Double check. I actively teach and promote (safe) beekeeping in the community.

    DanielID: great point....
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    Re: Trespassers - liability?

    They all go over a fence. Theirs.
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