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    Re: forced brood break

    I definitely think that Jamie should replicate this study during spring build up and see what the data show.

    It certainly shook my preconceived notion of the effects of OAV on a broodless colony.
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    Re: forced brood break

    Take the OA out of the equation.

    The control colonies with no brood break and no OA had a .7 survival rate.

    The colonies with a brood break and no OA had a .1 survival rate.

    I do not think...
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    Re: forced brood break

    But how many bees are dying each day? The brood break obviously ceases reproduction of not only the mite but also the bee. Have you reduced the mite-to-bee ratio?

    And when your queen starts...
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    Re: USGS

    I have this page bookmarked. https://www.usanpn.org/news/spring. I like watching it and seeing if it corresponds with what I am seeing in my area.
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    Re: Help needed with Bee's

    Bees and swimming pools are a common problem for backyard beekeepers and their neighbors. I would not encourage you to locate hives close to your pool if you are already experiencing a problem. But...
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    Re: How close to Row Crops can I be

    The irony in this is that the peanut farmer that allows me to surround his field in colonies grows peanuts for a local Coop buyer who has a contract with Mars. The peanuts are harvested and hauled...
  7. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    Governments are political bodies and the ban was most certainly a political manifestation -- not a scientific one.

    Want proof? There has been a ban on neonic use on pollinator-attracting crops...
  8. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I have been an attorney for almost 30 years. Please do not make the mistake of interpreting the scamming of large companies with deep pockets by plaintiff attorneys by invented imaginary and...
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    Re: How close to Row Crops can I be

    A truer statement could not be made. It is a gross exaggeration and a popular red herring of beekeepers. Yes, pesticide kills happen, but so do bear attacks and floods, tornadoes and hurricanes. ...
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    Re: antimites products?

    Your question is not confusing. The current state of mite management and advice surrounding mite management is very confusing.

    The easiest of your questions is the one about why each manufacturer...
  11. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    Great recap grozzie! Thank you.

    So that clears some things up in my mind, but it raises more questions.

    I guess I am going to have to go buy this article. A little irritating since I gave...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    It happens. I just have not gotten lucky. Good luck!
  13. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    Ray:

    Thanks for posting that. Are you applying OAV once you have no capped brood in your hives, or are you purely doing a brood break with no treatment?
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    Re: Will new foundations work in a swarm?

    I tried it last year. Took two boxes to spots that usually catch a couple of swarms each a year. Did not catch anything. I saw some light scouting, but no takers. I am chalking it up to your...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    I have found it very difficult to actually lure the queen out of the cavity while doing a trap out. If you cannot lure the queen out, you will lose the genetics and all you will have is a bunch of...
  16. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    It is interesting that the CA regulation is 2g vaporization, regardless of how many brood boxes are present, and the US is 1 g per brood box. So a Canadian beekeeper running 1 Deep is placing twice...
  17. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    I have not quite given up on the brood break with OAV application approach. I think what this research may very well stand for (but does not state clearly) is that the prescribed dose of 1 gram of...
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    Re: Apivar and Small Hive Beetle

    The maker of Apivar, Veto Pharma, says no impact.

    https://www.veto-pharma.com/varroa-control/46-apivar.html
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    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    They stopped using arsenic in the US to treat wood in 2003.
  20. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    I live in a very poor rural area of a very poor county in a very poor state. Most people here do not have market choices. The elite will decide. The poor will suffer the consequences. As it has...
  21. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    This is what Bayer, a primary stakeholder, had to say about neonics bans and canola (rape) in the EU as of 2017:

    IMPACT

    In oilseed rape, the three impacts the neonic ban can be translated into...
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    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    You will probably get positive and negative responses, focusing primarily on the chemicals used in treating the wood and how those chemicals may effect honey and/or bees. I have built screened...
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    Re: simple tests for viruses?

    Also the ONLY way to deal with viruses. No treatments available for viruses.
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    Re: Too early to split?

    I am 70 miles south of you and got into all of my hives this weekend. I have frames of wall to wall brood with emerged drones and drone brood in every colony (about 20). In 2017, I split my hives...
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    Re: Empty hive, what can I save?

    The short, practical answer is: it is all most likely fine. If it were me, I would freeze the frames (though nature may have taken care of that for you in Indiana) and save them for use in spring...
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