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    Re: MAQS failure

    the formic kills the male mites under the capping's not the females, so they don't get mated.
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    Re: MAQS failure

    I'll give you an example of how MAQS can look like they failed when they really worked. A friend of mine doesn't treat for mites in the spring, we requeend a couple of his hives in the spring, he...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    yes but if you went back and looked at the person that started the thread, they have had the same failure every 3 or 4 years, and they don't test for mites:kn:

    and if you look at the second person...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    well we have had other people complaining about MAQS not working, but in all cases they tested right during or right after they put the strips on or as they removed them.

    from the nod web site
  5. Manhattan dad blames ‘hipster’ beekeepers for son’s stings

    love the article

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/13/manhattan-dad-blames-hipster-beekeepers-for-sons-stings/
  6. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    no, we are lawless :applause: only have 2 1/2 bee inspectors, and registration is optional, but you can request an inspection, since the commercials are leaving for nicer weather, I would expect the...
  7. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    oh ya but your missing the L. :shhhh:
  8. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    I did not sure why it applies to bees, real life yes :lpf:
  9. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    if you join the bee club above, and the person selling the hive is from Ithica one of the members probably can give you a run down on the person, and possibly the person belongs to the club. very...
  10. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    You would be better off waiting until spring, you have a bee club in your area that you may want to join address is [email protected]

    if you do decide to buy one better questions would be...
  11. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    :thumbsup:
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    secrecy, well NY has a history of problems, one of the ways you don't get other hives into your area is you don't advertise. advertising local honey doesn't say that you have hives at that location...
  13. new attempt at passing mandatory bee registration in NY

    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a8431

    assembly bill


    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6182


    senate bill
  14. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    nobody advertises the hive location, most people hide their bees around here, nobody puts there names on hives so you could track them down. Having friends in Penn. what my locations can support in...
  15. Re: Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    the heat causes HMF so I would think you would have the same problem as they had with high fructose years ago. How were you disposing of yours, I had in the past sold mine to the Amish but they have...
  16. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    so methods I have used, had a commercial guy ask to put hives on the farm where I have a yard, farmer told him there were already bee hives on the farm, so he goes to the next farm and asks and dumps...
  17. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    people in NY have been known to run the hives over with their trucks, seems to be slowing down with all the cameras around now.
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    Re: Queen issues?

    another option could be to ask the question on bee-l and see what they think, not sure how to actually join it or if you have to join to ask a question
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    Re: Queen issues?

    http://bvs-inc.us/ he doesn't list the price here and I don't know what it is now, I get mine done as part of a study. good luck
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    Re: Queen issues?

    Having a wonderful time now that honey pulling season is over, you other than your queen problems? One recommendation I would make is look up how to send a sample to BVS of one of those hives and...
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    Re: Queen issues?

    welcome back arnie. don't see any unusual queen problems around here or I've just gotten used to them. are these bought queens or produced by the beek. when you say they disappear, do the hives...
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    above the recommended temps, but I only do one pad, and I have 3 deep's, with plenty of ventilation
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    have used formic since mite away II came out, who knows how long ago, and used maqs, and now use pro's, always killed mites, never killed a queen, and I typically use it in the heat of July.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    go to randy olivers web site and use his mite calculator, ignore that you treated and see what your mite count would be with out treating, I'n my opinion the one strip method doesn't kill the mites...
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    Re: Testing a hive for defensiveness

    he doesn't have a death wish, he's the one behind the hive kicking it:rolleyes:
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