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    Re: Wet frames - how long to leave on hives?

    I never put wet frames on hives and don't see any advantage in doing it. But, if you have the fetish, I would imagine how long they would take to have honey expunged would depend on temperature and...
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    Re: Does AFB deadout comb always have scales?

    It would be really hard to ascertain NO SCALE AT ALL. Using old dead out comb is indeed a calculated risk. If you had no history of AFB you probably don't have contaminated comb. The test kits are...
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    Re: Last years supers smell fermented

    If that is your considered opinion, act accordingly.
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    Re: Last years supers smell fermented

    They are fine.
  5. Thread: Cold summer

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    Re: Cold summer

    The flow is on. Most everybody needed a super and best of all .70 rain this evening. Life is good.
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    Re: Cold summer

    I am going out today with a load of supers. Here is to hope! But here in the high desert, we are always ten days away from a drought and it hasn't rained so far this month. But it is warming up to...
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    Re: one-two punch using Apivar and OA dribble?

    Apivar is no longer effective in many areas in controlling varroa. OA is still effective if three treatments five or so days apart are properly administered. The Apivar may knock down mite count,...
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    Re: Supers on first year hive?

    Stop feeding and put on supers. If your supers are not drawn comb, consider pulling a frame of eggs and larvae and moving it over the queen excluder after shaking off bees to insure you don't move...
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    Re: Cold summer

    Global warming inexorably continues! It is in the fifties and surprise surprise, the bees are not flying two days before Independence day.
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    Re: Found 2 queen cells

    I would move the empty frames into the center ONE at a time. I would personally feed until they are drawn. I have no idea when your hot season and dearth begin, but if it has started, it is all...
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    Re: Cold summer

    I thought it was turrble hot east of the Mississippi? It is hard losing spring and early summer as the days are already shortening up fast in the North. Hopefully things will work out, if not there...
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    Cold summer

    Beginning of July tomorrow and my bees have produced very little honey. Most hives are just on the edge for stores. We have had rain so the turnaround can hopefully be fast. The flowers are...
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    One piece is The well researched book, honeybee democracy. Bees do not choose cavities with gaping holes in the bottom. Another might be that those of us who live where air conditioning is a real...
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    Re: Clumping under SBB

    Burn the ssb and be done with it. They are just not worth the trouble and are in fact something for the bees to overcome and survive. Bees choose cavities with ONE smallish entrance that they can...
  15. Thread: Oak on MEAD

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    Re: Oak on MEAD

    Thanks for the reply but I knew that level of general information. Was looking for rubbrr on the road information I guess. As I planned I bottled the product of my 2 ltr casks this afternoon...
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    More global warming

    The longest day of the year and I was and am pulling empty supers and putting feed on! My bees have virtually no reserves at a time when the flow should be starting strong. The clover is starting...
  17. Thread: Honey flow

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    Re: Honey flow

    Little white and yellow butterflies mobbing an alfalfa field are a prime indicator. You have to open lids, the smell of a strong flow is wonderful, white wax on top bars is a sign of much nectar...
  18. Re: Does the queen run from sunlight, wind etc when you open top of hive?

    Some worse than other. Some just go about their business laying eggs.
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    the only way to tell if they "struggled" with Nosema is to send a sample off for a laboratory examination. Read about how long Nosema spores can survive under varying climatic conditions. I doubt...
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    Re: Creamed honey question

    What he said
  21. Thread: Tetracycline

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    Re: Tetracycline

    TM50 is still available at the bee suppliers isn't it? Ask them.
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    Not necessary at all. I scrape off the woodware and reuse with no ill effect I have noted. Some fumigate with acetic acid which is vinegar. Search that if you feel the need to research. Put them...
  23. Thread: Super Size?

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    Re: Super Size?

    10 frame deeps are definitely the cheapest way to go for supers. When I was younger and strong and expanding, all my equipment was ten frame cause it was cheaper and faster to work thru and this...
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    Re: Best Bee Smoker

    My 4X7 Dadant with no shield is almost as good as the old woodsman of the same size you cant get any more. All you need.
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    Re: Sound of the queen in flight

    I can't hear a rattle snake any more! Congratulations on your equipment. I have had a couple fly off too but I was loudly saying Goodness Gracious Sakes Alive instead of listening to them fly.
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