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    Re: Bee's Gone

    Check the empty cells on the brood frames. Do you see what looks like some white flecks scattered around on the cell walls?
  2. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    I like this.
    Yes, it certainly is a journey. I think that for most of us we experience all 4 of those levels at some point every season. The trek is a continuous learning experience and we never...
  3. Re: Bee with torso up stinger out like a scorpion?

    If you lift the cover off a hive in late evening with no smoke in 60 deg temps, why would they be fanning nasanov? If I had to guess I'd say it's a warning, stay out!
  4. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    Agree completely. 20 hives in a residential area is guaranteed to create issues in the neighborhood. You will need to find someone with at least a few acres and think more like 5 hives per location....
  5. Re: I've Installed Motion Detector Lights, Now My Bees Come Out at Night

    Not sure what happens to the bees, but if you want to stop them from being drawn out to the light use dark red bulbs. Bees cannot see the color red.
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    Re: MAQS failure

    Take everyone's reported results with a grain of salt, including mine. ;)
    I've been using OAV exclusively for several years, but last year due to time constraints with family and work challenges I...
  7. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    Craigslist worked for me. Got many responses and narrowed it down after visiting the sites that sounded best after phone calls. I targeted landowners with large gardens. If you word the add...
  8. Re: Hands off Beekeeping.....for the most part.

    Agree about the swarm prevention. Springtime - Mid April into June I'm checking the hives almost every week. Reversals, opening the broodnest, adding supers. If not, the usual outcome is swarming....
  9. Re: Too late to add frame of eggs to queenless colony in MD?

    I think yes, but, that might be a way to check to see if the colony is actually queenless. If they start to build queen cells they will have their answer. If they do, I would try my best to find a...
  10. Re: Random thought - Seperating boxes during winter in a small/weak hive with newspap

    Other than feeding it seems like every time I've tried to help the bees out this time of year it's come back to bite me.

    Personally I would not try the newspaper barrier now. I understand the...
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    You should be fine. Those bees are all gone now.

    I certainly understand your concerns about conflicting information. I try to use what little common sense I have and err on the side of caution to...
  12. Re: questions and theories on how OA kills mites

    If it is simply an action of grooming, why would OAV have such a greater efficacy than powdered sugar?

    I lean towards the theory that the acid itself impacts the mites in some way, causing a...
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    From Randy Oliver's website.





    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-questions-answers-and-more-questions-part-1-of-2-parts/
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    Re: Fall Feeding

    Sounds like you are in pretty good shape with your hives. How many frames in the bottom box have honey stores, and how many are empty frames? That will determine if you need to continue feeding or...
  15. Re: When do you add fondant/mountain camp sugar?

    Not sure if there is a general consensus, but I like to wait until after the first hard frost and when foraging activity is very light due to ambient temperatures. I'll add a feeder rim ahead of time...
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    Based on studies I've read, OA "dribble" is really rough on open brood. Most recommend only using it one time when the colony is broodless. Vaporization can be administered multiple times while the...
  17. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    So you had both hives open for 5 minutes, but only one hive is having a problem retaining weight. :scratch:
  18. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    In comparison, how much brood is in Hive B ?
  19. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    What are the populations of each hive?
    Assuming there is no robbing taking place I'm wondering if the forager population in Hive A is much greater than Hive B. What does the activity at the...
  20. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Not sure where you found these numbers, maybe it's an average of data collected from multiple beekeeping sectors.

    Personally, I think that 30% losses are unacceptable if treating for mites. If...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    That's my preference as well. I'll make up dozens of small blocks and have them ready to go. If I check a hive and see they have eaten most of the blocks directly above the cluster it's very quick...
  22. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    In theory, this would be a wonderful solution to the problem. The question is, how do we get there on a grand scale. Looking at the broader picture we have to consider the ramifications for...
  23. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    That was an interesting read.

    I wonder if the underlying reason this technique worked for him would be the resulting imbalance of bee age groups within the hive during the prime swarm period. In...
  24. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    For some reason my experience has been just the opposite. If I insert empty frames in or around the broodnest when the bees are just beginning to backfill and thinking about swarm preparations they...
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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    What size nuc is it? Can you detail how many frames have brood and the number of frames with "empty" drawn comb.

    You have plenty of time to feed syrup and get them prepared for winter if you...
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