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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Well Live Oak, I need to chime in here. I have a sustainable apiary; I haven’t bought bees since
    2016, with the exception of a few Sas and Mike P. queens last year and Mike Palmer queens this year....
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Thanks. Deb
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Any more updates on Mighty Mite or the Victor?
  4. Re: not new to bee stings, but I just had a real bad reaction

    Good information there; what Mike described is exactly what happened to my 7 yr old Grandson
    last year; one sting on the toe and in 5 minutes he was red head to feet, swollen features, very scarey!...
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    Re: HELP ME! no fall flow?? lazy bees???

    They could have swarmed and not known, sometimes they are pretty sneaky with that, unless you inspect every 2 weeks and catch them drawing out the queen cups. Don’t be afraid to super early, and not...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Started mite rolls today, got 4 done with 2 hives zero mites (one a Mike Palmer queen) the other an overwintered Sas. hive, and 2 swarms from last year 6 and 3 mites. I checked the weather and it...
  7. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    The timing of the dead QC could be you inspected just after a new queen emerged and she killed the other queens in their cells before the workers had a chance to clean up.
  8. Re: OA vape 5 days vs. 7 days apart - what do you recommend?

    Yes, thank you.
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    Re: Late July swarm cells OR supercedure?

    thanks for the reply; no other brood there at all, just that one cup filled. Everything else was new wax. With honey bees anything is possible. The hive is doing good, an overwintered Saskatraz...
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    Re: Rubber Mulch and Bees?

    This is an opinion, I myself would not use rubber mulch. The bees clean house and pull everything they don’t want from the hive and deposit it in front, so you want it somewhat bio- degradable (not...
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    Re: OAV with honey supers

    This post was originally responding to an earlier one, doesn’t apply here, sorry about that !
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    Re: Late July swarm cells OR supercedure?

    That helps and supports what I was thinking. I didn’t have an excluder on this hive, but this frame was surrounded with capped honey and full honey supers above and below. She could have laid the...
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    Re: Late July swarm cells OR supercedure?

    Oldtimer, I have posted the following but haven’t received any answers; “I found a charged queen cup in a centrally located honey super. The cup was near the top of that frame but not on the edge....
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    It looks great, easy to read etc.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I found a charged queen cup in a centrally located honey super. The cup was near the top of that frame but not on the edge. The frame was newly drawn white wax, did not see any sign of any brood...
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    Re: Purchased Queen Never Laid An Egg

    A similar situation happened with me, but started feeding 1:1 and that finally got her going, this was a new split.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    What is the name of your data logger? Thanks, Deb
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    Swarm cell in honey super?

    A question; locally here we have had a good Spring flow. I have 20 hives. One hive (DMMMMMM) I found one charged new white wax swarm cell in the with 3 or so full supers, I believe the middle one; ...
  19. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    Being a NYS beekeeper and being an involuntarily registered beekeeper due to an AFB outbreak in 2016, AND attending N.Y. Bee Wellness Workshop with Randy O. at Cornell which you have to register for...
  20. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    Of course, which is what I said. Being he is newer to beekeeping, I find that not too many beekeepers know of this fact regarding AFB spores in honey. Some will buy honey and feed it to their bees...
  21. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    I’m stating a fact regarding beekeeping and AFB spores, and of course my own experience.
  22. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    Hi Hagane, all beekeeping is local. If your bees don’t have forage, or a supply of honey/pollen in their hives, feed them. Just like a cat or dog or whatever, they need food if none is available....
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    Nancy, that is a wonderful accomplishment; I expect you to be doing a talk at the next SABA
    Seminar! Deb
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    Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    Yes, what you just described happened to 3 out of 19 hives last year. Piles of dead bees, I couldn’t figure out what happened. Those 3 hives made it through the winter, and are still going; I...
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    Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    With CBPV the bees are usually crowded in the hive, maybe the weather is keeping them in and it is a big colony, and rub up against each other and break the hairs on their bodies; if the virus is...
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