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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    I was gifted a colony last December. Six medium 8s with a QE between the second and third box. I left them alone until March 1, 2020 and did an alcohol wash...55 mites/300 bees...heavy DWV load...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Ok, thank you for your reply. Stay well, wash your hands, play with your bees.
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Grozzie, old time health care practitioner here. I hear you. Just want to review the source of the abstract. Education is where we find it, right? Learn the lesson, or repeat it. Thx for your...
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    Little_john what’s the source of that abstract. Got a link you can share?
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    What is the source of your abstract
  6. Thread: Painting Supers

    by OBG
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    Re: Painting Supers

    Fun topic. Iíve primed existing and new with zinzer, then use either the latex mis-tints from the big box stores until last year, when I started painting them with rustoleum spray enamel. I paint the...
  7. Re: Got your swarm traps ready? I made a few from a plan I saw online

    Fun videos, Ifix. Like fishing, you gotta have bait in the water. Good luck!
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    Re: OA VAP 110.04 Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    Perfect, thank you. I will link a bank account to my currently depleted PayPal and forward payment to you. What do you anticipate for a shipping date after payment?
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    Re: OA VAP 110.04 Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    Joerg, I would like to correspond with you about a purchase.
  10. Thread: Moisture Content

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    Re: Moisture Content

    Okay you might be able to explain this. I always test my frames with a refractometer from brushy mountain. I checked the calibration with the device at the same temp as the honey then test frames....
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    Differences in Honey Refractions

    I always test my frames with a refractometer from brushy mountain. I checked the calibration with the device at the same temp as the honey then test frames. Every good. 16.5-18. Now bottling Iím...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Good morning, please check your messages and reply? Thank you.
  13. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Dead on good advice, Nancy. I’ve used WW, particularly the later years of his work, since 2015. No swarms, good honey production, queen supercedure after the flow if they choose, etc. I typically run...
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    Why?

    Why?
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    Combine colonies in August?

    This may be a dumb question:

    I have a deep nuc kicking you know what...want to put it in one deep/one medium for winter. Next to it I have the colony in two deeps , which really should be in one...
  16. Natural Beekeeping Symposium in Charleston, SC November 16, 2019

    The Charleston Area Beekeepers Association offers a Beekeeping Symposium on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8 am to 6 pm at Trident Technical College featuring Dr. Tom Seeley and Dr. Leo...
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    You gents might enjoy OTS queen rearing....

    You gents might enjoy OTS queen rearing. Particularly if you have plastic foundation. Simple, effective and no tools aside from the hive tool. Check out Mel Disselkoen and his method. Works for me.
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    Re: Has anyone tired this on Small Hive beetles

    All suggestions are good. None are 100%. Let me add one that is most satisfying. My 17 hives are within 150 ft of my home. I use a drop cord, a bucket head vacuum with a 5 gallon bucket and a...
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    Converting Medium Brood Chambers to Deeps

    'Have been using mostly 8 frame mediums for brood and supers, but started a deep 10 frame last season, and like the extra space for bees. I recently acquired a number of 8 frame deeps and want to go...
  20. Re: Big hive removal in December. Queen didnt make it. Now what?

    Thank you sir
  21. Big hive removal in December. Queen didnt make it. Now what?

    Did a removal last week from a carriage house bathroom wall. Bees had been there at least a year from the size of the stores and length of comb. Brood was attached to the back of the fiberglass...
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    Re: Legal concerns & mitigation

    Hello, The attached may invite comment, but has served me well for two years. 11 cutouts in 2013, 18 cutouts in 2014, 11 cutouts thus far in 2015. Of course, it helps to be technically adept, and to...
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    Re: Suggestions on Fighting Hive Beetles?

    Combo will work. I'm doing it. Also added a beer can trap to the rear of the hive. See the beetle baffle website for details...look for it, it's there! Uses less oil, etc... Paint the can black and...
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    Re: Swarm death three days after capture. WHY?

    Arnold, that's pretty much spot on I think. First swarm for me. Usually there's both capped and uncapped in a cutout. Expensive lesson I feel badly about. Thank you.
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    Re: Swarm death three days after capture. WHY?

    Thanks to all who took the interest and replied. We can only improve our outcomes the collective knowledge of those more experienced. Enjoy Spring!
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