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    Re: Hobbyist bottling tank suggestions?

    I bought the 300 lbs (25 gallon) Maxant last season and have not regretted it a day. But I understand the OP wanting to do something a little lighter on the wallet. Maxant sells a quality product...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Johno: But doesn't little_john's statement apply exactly the same to your method? Your OAV will only drop phoretic mites, not those that are "tucked up in the cells of capped brood." So why...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    I have no doubt that you have figured it all out for England. If we could only all live there.
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    Kevin's hive was in his yard at home and he was having problems with them going after his animals, family and guests. That is why he felt he could not wait for the requeening process to calm down...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    I use it and love it. It is $20 and you can make something that would work much cheaper, but this is an all-in-one kit designed for the purpose.

    I only use alcohol and have never tried powdered...
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    Re: SBB question

    They make the easiest cut outs you will ever do.

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    Re: No luck in swarm traps

    Agree with GG. Nuc boxes are too small. This was proven in Seeley's research. Seeley determined that the optimum size of a swarm trap is 40 liters. I worked that out to be roughly the size of an...
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    Re: Wax moths in my bee hive

    Beekeeping is still a learning process for all of us. That is what keeps it so interesting. Good luck!
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    That is Kevin Inglin. He lives in New Jersey. He is an EAS Master Beekeeper and has a long-running podcast (over 10 years) called the Beekeeper's Corner. His last couple of podcasts talk about the...
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    Re: Wax moths in my bee hive

    Honey will be fine. Wax moths do not target honey. They target brood cocoons on the darker frames.

    If you are seeing webbing in your hive, you may have too much space for your bee population...
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    Re: Queen Selection

    The book states that the breeding stock was located in the Primorski area. This is a primarily coastal area. I would think it would be much more analogous in both latitude and coastal location to...
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    Re: Queen Selection

    They are not all in the south. There are member-breeders in Massachusetts, Indiana and Iowa.

    I have no experience with Russian bees. I was just interested in the book and the history of the...
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    Re: Queen Selection

    I agree with msl's advice above. It is fun to research where you may want your hobby to go, but you need to get the basics down with some local bees. Try to find a beekeeper in your area that has...
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    Re: Hobbyist bottling tank suggestions?

    Matt:

    I made and used a homemade honey bottling tank for 3 seasons before I bought a water-jacketed Maxant tank. I don't have pictures of the actual one that I used, but I do have pictures of a...
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    Hope they work for you Frank. You will want to play around with them a little and try out the different lenses and light positions. Hope you find them as helpful as I have.
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    I have bad eyes. I have somewhat lost count, but I think I am up to 6 surgeries on my right eye and maybe 8 or so on my left. Detached retinas, cataracts . . . you name it. Plus I have needed...
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    Re: SBB question

    Your failure or success as a beekeeper will in no way be determined by whether you use screened bottom boards or solid bottom boards. I don't think anyone on this thread is trying to say otherwise. ...
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    Re: Is it possible to graft too young?

    Like Bernard, I would not graft anything in the picture posted by little john due to my belief that all of them are too old. Even the one that says "too young." I am not stating that I think I am...
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    Re: Extraction quandary

    Take the two supers of uncapped nectar and place one each on the other two hives. Sometimes it is just an available workforce thing. I move my supers around a good bit in the lead up to my final...
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    Re: Peanuts and Mimosa trees

    I don't think bees get any significant amounts of nectar or pollen from peanuts and have never seen them work the blooms. I have seen honey bees on mimosa, but I am not sure what kind of nectar...
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    Been thinking hard about putting my extractor on casters. Thanks for the info on your experience.
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    Re: extreme heat question

    Kelly:

    I keep bees on the Florida/Alabama line. We do not see 109 frequently, but are commonly above 95 for weeks at a time in the summer. Different from you though, we have staggering humidity...
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    Re: Queen Excluder Yes or No

    No. Your nectar flow may be petering out for the season. Or at least until the Fall -- if you are fortunate enough to have a Fall flow.
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    I agree with you Johno. I was an early (and illegal) adopter of OAV and I still rely on it greatly in my treatment protocol. Randy Oliver said that we should all stop looking for a silver bullet...
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    Re: OAV Dosage - Legal Dose Not Enough

    Clip from a 2018 article by Rusty Burlew. Not a scientific opinion, just a statement of uncertainty about post-application efficacy. Like Rusty, I don't know the answer either:

    "In the rest of...
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