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  1. Thread: Colorado

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    Lotsa dandelions in Louisville. Not much else.

    Lotsa dandelions in Louisville.
    Not much else.
  2. I've worked in commercial kitchens all my life...

    I've worked in commercial kitchens all my life and I've gotten some memorable burns over the years. That siver cream helps a lot.
  3. Oh soar, sorry to hear that story. Burns are...

    Oh soar, sorry to hear that story.
    Burns are the worst. Hope your truck survived . And the bees

    But I gotta say, that was a gorgeous swarm.
  4. I respectfully disagree on some points here. ...

    I respectfully disagree on some points here.

    First, I used 2 gram dose on double deeps and 4 stack of mediums for years with 100 percent survival.

    Also, I used a wand for 4 years with no...
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    Sticky: Dang, JW, that stinks. A "son of a bleep"...

    Dang, JW, that stinks.
    A "son of a bleep" moment to be sure.

    Last year I was installing a few queens and I accidentally let one get out. Luckily I was able to catch and recage her.

    It...
  6. This is my routine. For the last 5 years I use...

    This is my routine. For the last 5 years I use OAV exclusively. No mite problems.

    When the supers come off I treat 5 times at 6 or 7 day intervals depending on my schedule.

    End of December...
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    One thing to remember is that every person who...

    One thing to remember is that every person who knows you have bees will consider EVERY bee, hornet, wasp, yellowjacket is yours. Especially when they are misbehaving.
    Someone's kid gets stung by...
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    Bummer.

    Bummer.
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    Nucs are really handy to have. Lots of uses for...

    Nucs are really handy to have. Lots of uses for them.
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    I would take a few frames of open brood with bees...

    I would take a few frames of open brood with bees from your other hives. Make sure you don't have the queen on one of those frames.
    Introduce the purchased queen.
    Now you have a colony you can...
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    Not anymore.

    Not anymore.
  12. Thread: Mite count

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    Good points , JW

    Good points , JW
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    My backyard hives are 4 mediums . One I split...

    My backyard hives are 4 mediums .

    One I split today without checking anything. Something I've never done before. I put the first and third boxes on the bottom, put a queen excluder, then a...
  14. Thread: Mite count

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    All well and good. But the thing left out of...

    All well and good.
    But the thing left out of the discussion was: How to kill the little effers, and the timing.

    That, to me, is the most important thing to know about this particular enemy. ...
  15. I've done just what you're talking about. On a...

    I've done just what you're talking about. On a hive that was bursting at the seams and had swarm cells. It worked.
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    I use 4. Ten frames. I like to have that...

    I use 4. Ten frames.

    I like to have that extra box filled with honey.
    This spring, for instance, the weather has been such that when the maples were blooming we got a snowstorm that killed...
  17. Thread: Mite count

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    Good night of living! People, stay focused! ...

    Good night of living!
    People, stay focused!

    He didn't ask for a dissertation on mites' sex lives.

    OP, do a round of OAV treatments. A series of 4 or 5 at 5 day intervals. Then test again.
    ...
  18. Thread: Mite count

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    I would do 4 treatments at 5 day intervals. ...

    I would do 4 treatments at 5 day intervals.
    Then test for mites to see how you're doing.

    Also, the most important OAV treatment is mid winter. I usually do an OAV or 2 in late December. ...
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    I've heard of Africanized swarms taking over an...

    I've heard of Africanized swarms taking over an occupied hive but never anything like you describe.

    Here's what I would do:
    Get a spray bottle and mix water, dish detergent and rubbing alcohol....
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    They'll figure it out. However, if you are a...

    They'll figure it out.
    However, if you are a controlling type of person, and you feel it necessary to bend the bees to your will concerning entrances, you could block the upper entrance.🙂
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    Sticky: JW, you inspired me to fire up a stogie and watch...

    JW, you inspired me to fire up a stogie and watch the bees bring in pollen! I haven't been smoking lately. Good fun.

    Checked 10 hives today. Most are between good and booming.
    One has a failed...
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    Sorry to hear that, BDT. I hope you can get them...

    Sorry to hear that, BDT. I hope you can get them through to spring.

    Checked 10 hives today. Most are doing well. One was a little weak so I gave them a couple frames of capped brood. Should...
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    Here in Louisville drones are just starting to...

    Here in Louisville drones are just starting to hatch. Not flying yet but there are a few in the hives.
    Dandelions will be blooming soon, drones will be orienting and it will be time to get the...
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    I usually wait until the last half of April. ...

    I usually wait until the last half of April.
    But if you have drones flying you could give it a try.
  25. Personally I wouldn't mess with it. I'd shake...

    Personally I wouldn't mess with it.
    I'd shake them out and be done with them.

    However, if you want to play around and see what they do, try adding a frame of open brood (with eggs) and bees...
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