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    Re: treating a queenlees hive

    Sounds good , I usually dont do a spring treatment of oav in the spring as with so much brood its not very effective but have also especially last year I noticed mite levels during the dearth were...
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    treating a queenlees hive

    Could a oav treatment have any negative affect on a recent hive that was made queenless from a split , there in the process of making queen cells etc. I would hate to set them back with a treatment .
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    Re: My queen was on my head!

    Your fine , getting inside your hives is how you will learn and get more comfortable working the hive have fun with your bee's no stress , just dont go in every day for no reason but maybe once a...
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    Re: Reversals then cold weather

    I thought about a slatted rack for this issue but haven't used one in 5 years and figured it was just another piece of equipment that isn't really necessary .

    I will try putting a empty box of...
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    Reversals then cold weather

    Finally got my reversals done about a week ago all queens were in the top box as usual for this time of year , I know its late but the weather here has been crazy and now i see weather coming with...
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    Re: chalkboard

    Is there anything I could spray the comb with that would kill the spores to some degree before placing them back on the hive
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    Re: chalkboard

    AJ Are you freezing brood and counting the brood that has been removed to test for hygienic traits or are there other ways
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    Re: chalkboard

    I was able to get a few hygienic queens from are bee club a few years ago when I needed them for splits but all of sudden they seemed to have problems with there queen rearing program and not...
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    Re: chalkboard

    As far as the why I wonder some times if a queen stops laying for some reason and the number of bee's go down and the space there in is to big then moisture becomes a problem . I have seen this...
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    Re: chalkboard

    I went through the frames in one box its not to bad maybe only three frames that are questionable
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    chalkboard

    Looks like I got a case of chalkboard in one hive and ive seen it before in the spring with excessive moisture , I've reduced the size of the hive and will see if they can pull though . I'm...
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    Re: The Perfect Pocket Hive ToolTM

    William ,in the picture from r weaver it looks like only one edge is beveled is that correct
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    Re: The Perfect Pocket Hive ToolTM

    I hate buying china crap and im sure alot of us do but we sure have been forced in to it , to bad its so expensive to manufacture things in the USA and we cant compete with china , wonder what this...
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    Re: The Perfect Pocket Hive ToolTM

    I dont see your your tool anywhere they all look like knockoffs and im a long way from Texas !!
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    Re: The Perfect Pocket Hive ToolTM

    I see the one in the new M 2020 catalog listed as mini hive tool , where can I buy the original TM tool
  16. Re: Simple Harmony Farms Uncapper product Review

    Ah sorry see if this works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHO7-TV4Omg if this tool works as good as it shows in the video it will be great especially for those frames that aren't filled up above...
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    Re: Shed honey house

    I agree , but Pa. wants a 3 basin stainless sink to get your license darn thing is going take up alot of room and not necessary
  18. Re: Simple Harmony Farms Uncapper product Review

    how about this one under 10.00 has anyone tried it it yet https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=new+honey+Uncapper#id=3&vid=e9b960ebfd6373906ea6c8f32f0e75b2&action=click
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    Re: Lets do this again

    Welcome to the forum and make sure you get up to speed on varroa it can wipe you out in a hurry !!
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    Re: The story of a Deep Long Hive.

    Is the double deep frame really needed it seems like it ruins the whole idea of easy frame removal with a long lang , I can't imagine digging top frames out to get to the bottom frames
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    Re: Shed honey house

    here is one https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?340076-Honey-House-for-hobbyists&highlight=extracting+shed
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    Re: Shed honey house

    amk , I was thinking along the same line as you and i pretty much decided on a 12x10 size as sufficient for an extracting shed only with super storage , Iv'e been working out of my 40 x 60 building...
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    Re: Thinking About Long Langstroth

    cariboo very interesting do you have more pics showing the long lang with supers on etc.
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    Re: Thinking About Long Langstroth

    thanks for the info Greg , have you seen any good plans for a long lang that has most of the problems figured out
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    Re: Thinking About Long Langstroth

    The main reason for using traditional frames would be the ease of extracting and being able to put them in you extractor , how are people like the Ukrainian lady extracting there honey with dadant...
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