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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    Model for becoming treatment-free:

    Darwinian Beekeeping by Tom Seeley
    https://www.naturalbeekeepingtrust.org/darwinian-beekeeping


    Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled...
  2. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    get Tested by an allergist for bee allergy! I had the same build-up of swelling/itching with each sting getting worse. Turns out I became allergic and at risk for anaphylaxis. I have been taking...
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    I am sure people would love woodenware to cost less. It has already been heavily optimized. It is a bit like building a better mousetrap, everyone would love it, but it is hard to do.

    PS I am a...
  4. See an allergist, get tested. Bee sting venom...

    See an allergist, get tested. Bee sting venom desensitization therapy is a option if test results come back positive and you still want to keep bees.
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    I use a bucket with a honey gate at the bottom.

    I use a bucket with a honey gate at the bottom.
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    Re: Oxalic acid & honey super

    I put newspaper (amazon shipping paper) in between the supper and brood box before OAV. The bees remove it in a few days. That way I only have to go into the hive once. I make a few small cuts in...
  7. Re: Water issues in beekeeping, water management, and the desert.

    You can use drip irrigation equipment or a garden hose to set up a bee water fountain (sort of like a birdbath). There are lots of pictures on one. My bee water fountain is cascading bricks and...
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    Curious, why don't you like frame feeders?

    Curious, why don't you like frame feeders?
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    Mike palmer's video sustainable Apiari is all...

    Mike palmer's video sustainable Apiari is all about this. He does 2 frames of brood one of honey, one undrawn in a 4 frame double NUC. Adds a second box on day 10. I think he does his splits a little...
  10. One of the guys in my bee club suggested nautical...

    One of the guys in my bee club suggested nautical flags. They come packs or strings that can be cut up. The can be stapled to the front of the hive. Nautical flags patterns are specifically designed...
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    Re: Moving frames into lower hive box?

    you can witch a few of the inside and outside frames.
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    wow, just wow. One of the more creative ways to use a hot knife at the end.
  13. Humble Abodes Of Main sell nice pyramid top...

    Humble Abodes Of Main sell nice pyramid top foundation less frames.
  14. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    I bet you could use a wire cutter on it (section of thin steel wire/monofilament with handles on each side, often used for cutting clay). suspend a box under the nest and slice the whole nest off...
  15. The sonner the better. you want the new comb...

    The sonner the better. you want the new comb drawn on your frames and you want the foraging bees to orientate to your box, not the barn.
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    Re: How much does it weigh?

    "A standard wooden pallet (48″ x 40″ x 6″) with a static load bearing capacity of 3 tons and a 1 ton dynamic, will weigh approximately 33 lbs. to 48 lbs." let's call it 50lbs to be conservative and...
  17. Thread: Bee Vaccum

    by Alex Madsen
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    Re: Bee Vaccum

    The cat smells kinda funny, I think it needs a bath.
  18. Thread: Bee Vaccum

    by Alex Madsen
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    Bee Vaccum

    Bee Vaccum
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    How long is a stinger potent?!

    My wife got stung washing our hive tool after our inspection and extraction today. There was apparently an "abandoned" stinger left on the hive tool and it got her. Has anyone else had this happen?...
  20. good point. i will look at the larva pattern when...

    good point. i will look at the larva pattern when i go in this weekend.
  21. Re: formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    Not a lot of options for emergency treatment when suppers are on in the middle of a flow. Might count came back higher than anticipated and I had to take imidate action.

    PS Temperatures were in...
  22. Re: formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    that is what I suspected. I think it is time for me to experiment with grafting and raising a new queen.

    alex
  23. formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    Does FormicPro/MAQS cause a poor (shotgun) laying pattern? Many say FormicPro/MAQS is hard on queens, but i don't know exactly what means. I just treated with FormicPro (1 strip every for 2X 10 day...
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    Most of the bee havers in my area dont treat at...

    Most of the bee havers in my area dont treat at all for mites. I would be delighted to have neighbors that treated on a 8 week schedule.
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    Hive beetle pupa can not survive cold winters....

    Hive beetle pupa can not survive cold winters. hive beetle hitchhike north every spring on packages. Where do you live? Alex
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