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    Re: What are good prices for a new hive setup

    you guys pay way to much. You can get first rate new zealand pine or chinese fir grade aaa hives 2 deeps, 2 mediums, top, bottom, inner cover, entrance reducer, a qe included, and frames to fill...
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    Re: Lithium chloride as miticide

    hnestly that study straight up negates itself with way to many might maybe possibly used in the wording

    there are no clear repeatable effects to be shown.

    I wouldn't hold my breath hoping here....
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    Re: Snelgrove Splits and Varroa

    no
  4. Thread: Bee genetics

    by DavidZ
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    Re: Bee genetics

    swarms are not all that great, in 40+yrs I've encountered hundreds of worthless swarm queens, I remember Barry Van Druff and his Mom always saying swarm queens are worthless, old and dirty or new and...
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    Re: When to checkerboard hive on Gulf Coast

    Walt's Writings


    edit: seems kineology is down and his writings are gone

    but the Archive has his good stuff stored
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    Re: Insulated for Winter

    winters not coming early...another beepro fail...lol...just like your last few weather predictions...fail...give it up beenotpro
    snows already in CO, I just got back from a nice Halloween visit to...
  7. Re: Just did my last hive check of the year and low and behold varroa mites

    ok...so how many and what type of hives do you work, and what's your harvest honey weight numbers?
    be honest now...
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    Re: Do use a mask when working with Apiguard

    p100 filter works perfect, it's for chemicals.
    p90 and lower are for dust don't use them
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    Re: Collecting Pollen Questions

    I bought a sundance...

    reversed engineered it, ripped it apart, I have 25 I made this summer @ a cost of $30.00 each
    finding the screen wasn't easy, but I found stainless 5,6,7,8, screen cheap...
  10. Thread: Temperature gun

    by DavidZ
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    Re: Temperature gun

    laser thermometer is what you are asking about I bet, they work to sense the temps of the outside of the hive, they just don't sense beyond a few inches in depth. if the cluster is tight in the...
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    Re: Grease Patties For Mites And SHB

    could be in ref to OldSol's online Aipiguard recipe, it uses a little crisco, lots of peeps have been calling this stuff grease patties mistakenly for a few tears now.

    good apiguard replacement...
  12. Thread: ID this flower

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    Re: ID this flower

    def white aster, not a tuber, seed bearing flower head. typical aster same as purple, and blues.
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    Re: Hive swarmed today 10/26 - what to do?

    Did you treat for mites?

    This is the moment when hives abscond due to high mite load, not swarm.
    I'm betting the whole hive absconded. Gone poof. no more.
  14. Thread: Bees after dark

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    Re: Bees after dark

    to cold to fly back, no worries, they'll warm up in the day and do their jobs as usual.
    unless they get eaten by spiders or other bugs.
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    Re: 5 Hives, no honey to harvest!

    LOL...my Cali Almond Bee colonies produced 250lbs each this year. Cali bees are dank and very good producers, stop blaming the bees.
    It's YOUR management tech. not the bees.
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    Re: Kelley wax foundation for honey supers

    beemandan, the Kelly wax foundation is made specifically for Comb Honey. all my bees where used this season, in 10 colonies, loved it so much...they tear it apart starting at the edges. didn't draw...
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    Re: Splits failing plz help

    honestly like stated before by someone you should have waited till spring.
    Bees are driven by the daylength hours, just because you have it warm in FL
    bees react to the length of the daysnot the...
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    Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    I use a wallpaper steam remover, hooked to a top set on a tub full of wax, a small filtered hole in the corner the tub tilted and beautiful filtered gold melts out. Be careful the steam jets out fast...
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    Re: How I found my bee outyard

    I get 10-15 replies a week on my cl ad here in Oregon, and I'm still getting replies as of today.
    most are save the bee type, but every 6 or so I get decent property to check out.
    It region...
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    Re: Do Bees Change Color

    Did you or do you treat for mites? Because this one sign of heavy mite loads.
    The shiny black greasy bees can be a sign of disease, go read about chronic bee disease.
    also Older bees DO loose...
  21. Thread: Plastic frames

    by DavidZ
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    Re: Plastic frames

    I have a few pierco's I was given by a friend down at the Phoenix Bee club in 2015 in Arizona, in less than 3 months they warped a little. I just remember going out to my Holbrook yard and finding...
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    Re: Help identifying race of bee

    looks like those are the what'ya'ma'callit bees.
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    Re: New smell at beeyard this fall

    If you read the directions to Apivar it clearly states 42 days.

    As Always Read The Directions Before Using Any Substances In Your Colonies And Know The Proper Application And Disposal Before Using...
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    Re: Beehive moving device

    This is how I did it last season, a long walk, and pull to the yard, I used my 4x8 trailer to pull them into the storage yard last week. a dolly works good on flat surfaces, if you have any bumps in...
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    Re: Treatment free queens

    lol...I'm a crunchy...lmao
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