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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Psm1212, Johno's and Little John's methods work for me too. My apiary is maybe 50 some miles from Johno's. My state inspection alcohol washes also come up zero mites in the Spring. While it is true...
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    Re: Honey Still Not Capped

    Any chance the flow ended early and the bees are uncapping the honey? Had several frames where the outside was capped, but the inside cells were open. The flow ended earlier than usual for me....
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    Re: Urge to swarm while filling supers?

    Capped queen cells and good weather means the bees have already swarmed. I would guess that a thorough hive inspection would reveal no eggs or very young larvae. Let it play out. You can harvest...
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    Re: Mann Lake Refractometer question

    It does, and mine doesn't have it, AFAIK. Fairly certain it is also a brand name. Confused me too.

    Every time I want to check the calibration I have to buy a new bottle as there is never any on...
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    Re: Mann Lake Refractometer question

    I have an ATC brand refractometer that I got from Brushy Mountain. I could never get it even close with the fluid they provided. Used EVOO and no problems. The prism block did not seem to make much...
  6. Re: Possible recommended OA vaporizer dosage changes

    No serious beekeepers consider the fogger an appropriate means to apply OA. In my first year, I was a strong proponent. Now the fogger sits, almost unused, gathering dust. It does work, sorta, but...
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    Re: SBB question

    My hives are 20" off the ground so skunks are not a problem. The air under the hive is in the shade, it is cooler than the air inside the hive which is being heated by the sun. Solid bottoms will...
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    Re: 2 frame nuc for setting aside queen cell

    Karen, also remember that you move a queen cell to a mating nuc just a day or two before emergence. At this point some minor temperature fluctuations will not affect her development. A two frame nuc...
  9. Re: Stopping a swarm if you have no empty comb and no other hives to place frames in

    Johnny, Greg's advuce is spot on IMO for your situation. Use whatever box and some sticks of wood you have available to get the queen and a few frames of bees out of the hive. If you try this and it...
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    Re: Even Split Question

    I also belive it is important to remove all the empty swarm cells after a swarm event. Sometimes the presence of open swarm cells is the only clue you have that your hive has swarmed. But based on...
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    Re: Anyone use Masonite internally in hive?

    The divider boards in my queen castles are temperd masonite. They do not like to get wet., but work well in this application. I have a few inner covers with regular masonite and as mentioned already,...
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    Re: Even Split Question

    Wow. If I am not mistaken, it looks like 15 qc's there and yes, the ones with the end cap thinned out are about to emerge. Had I not known this was a split, I would swear they were all swarm cells....
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Buckets

    This is me too. I wash the buckets in Dawn with bleach added, followed by a fresh water rinse and air dry. Had to buy some Palmolive during the shortage and I hate the smell. Won't use it in the...
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    Brian, are you sure it was only 500 total subscribers? I mean, going from 500 to 24.7 K in two weeks is phenomenal. And the video has had well over a million views, wow. Talk about gaining traction.
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    Re: Even Split Question

    J, I agree it is pushing the outer limits of the time envelope. But I am speaking from personal experience too. I have done splits and gone back in four days later to cull capped qc's and not found...
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    Re: SBB question

    One of the great things about a forum like this is that we all get to express our opinions and the rationale behind them. At the end if the day though, we each get to do what we see best in our...
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    Re: SBB question

    Uh, everything. Why do you thing bees beard in the first place? It is all about maintaining hive temps, or at least that is my understanding. To me, bearding is an indication that the hive is getting...
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    Re: Help with a honey extractor

    Jim, the drive handle mechanism and the gear train look remarkably similar to the extractors that Brushy Mountain used to sell. You could crank it up and let go of the handle and the cage would...
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    Re: SBB question

    No, and working in a room at 95 degrees with no A/C does not have a negative effect on us either. I would just prefer not to do it.


    Crab414, I do not know why the images won't open, they do on...
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    Beekeepers are frugal. Dry ice and compressed CO2 cost money. Soap water in a sprayer is cheap. After the deed is done, simply rinse the combs off with fresh water and allow to air dry.
    Frames with...
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    Re: SBB question

    This is my cut sheet for hive components. The screened bottom board I make is included.
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    Re: Very hot hive advice needed

    Hives in the South can get very testy this time of year. But you stated they have been a bit on the aggressive side in the past and time is not on your side. If splitting them into a bunch of smaller...
  23. Re: Wanting to get started on getting experience.

    It would not be irresponsible getting bees now and giving them away or selling them when the time comes for you to relocate. There are hobby beekeepers everywhere and finding them a good home will...
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    Re: SBB question

    That is because those of us that use SBB are not on a crusade to convince others that there is only one bottom board that works. SBB can work in any climate, but its advantages come through in the...
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    Re: Even Split Question

    Yes, I lost a week somewhere. the new queens could start emerging tomorrow.

    The last laying worker hive I did this to, the queen was due to emerge the day of the transfer. It still worked, but I...
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