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    Re: Top Bar Mite Treatment Options

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp-9eD3Sgww&list=LLyYhaLbmk-Z6WErtMuoR93Q&index=25&t=0s...for a package. Then Formic Pro is what I use. There should be 6 frames of bees to use Formic. I personally...
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    Re: Installing Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth

    I have TB and Lang. Every year someone tells me that you can't overwinter bees in a TB hive. Every year I dare them to stick there hand in there and grab a bunch of bees that didn't overwinter. No...
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    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    sorry about sideways photo oops
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    Re: Treated lumber for hive stand

    53557 this hive has been ground contact for 5 years. so far so good. treated and painted.
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    Commercial as in big commercial guys...maybe true. I think Randys point is that commercial, as in package producers, breed only for certain traits. It seems most of them breed for the same traits....
  6. Re: Ignorant of top bars - isn't there northern limit at which it is a good idea?

    The ignorance is very annoying. My TB do fine in Indy.
  7. Thread: perfectbee.com

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    Re: perfectbee.com

    o good to know...some of these 'standard' places need a little competition. They should keep an eye on perfectbee...
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    Re: Top Bar Mite Treatment Options

    2 x per year. Around spring build up and fall peak. I've only used the 2 pads at once option so I can't speak to the other way. No fanning could be for lots of reasons who knows. The fanning isn't an...
  9. Thread: perfectbee.com

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    perfectbee.com

    Just a shout out to perfectbee.com. Ordered a lot of items. Very good quality boxes, etc. Fair prices. customer service outstanding.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Top Bar Mite Treatment Options

    I've got 5 Top Bar hives. For the last five years I've used MAQs (now I use Formic Pro, much better IMHO). I simply lay the two cakes, staggered under the brood nest. I've lost one queen. All have...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    Yes! One of Randy Olivers videos (scientificbeekeeping.com), it might one entitled 'the times the are a changin'...package bees are notorious for being from a very limited (like one or two) strain....
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    Re: Michael Bush Video

    Now where else do I see this happening....hmmmm
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    Re: Broken Honeycomb

    I would make a few rescue bars to have on hand for future use.
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    Re: Crosshatched comb with brood in it

    If it's cross combed u have to fix it asap. Brood or not u have to remove the cross comb and re hang it on a rescue bar before it gets worse.
  15. Thread: is it safe?

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    Re: is it safe?

    First I would deal with neighbor one way or another to ensure it doesn't happen again. Secondly, if enough Raid was used to kill the hive then I would definitely not use those frames.
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    Re: When to check new hive

    10 days is good
  17. Re: Newbie. Three day Check and I'm a worried Bee mom

    Just go back in and remove the cage carefully....then leave them alone. You'll get used to putting the bars back. Just be patient and gently bump the bees that are in the way-eventually they'll move....
  18. Thread: Pkgs for sale

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    Re: Pkgs for sale

    Thx for replies found one in new albany in
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    Pkgs for sale

    Any pkgs for sale anywhere?
  20. Re: 3# packages w/queens - treatment-free - free shipping to the lower 48 US - $175

    So you still hav pkgs for ssle to ship?
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    Re: lots of queen cells

    If they are emergency cells (middle of frame, generally and smaller) consider a new mated queen. Emergency queens dont seem to the best imho. Just one of many options.
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    Re: When do they start storing honey?

    Many people will tell you to feed heavily this year. That will also encourage comb building and stores. Lots of opinions on that tho.
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    Re: How often to inspect new hive

    A viewing window is nice because you can check things out without disturbing the hive.... but to answer your question very generally would be weekly imho. But that depends on lots of factors but...
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    Re: dumped swarm on the ground

    On Monday I picked up a swarm on the ground. I just cut the soil under the bees all around and just lifted chunks of sod full of bees into my container until I had them all. I gently put sod and...
  25. Thread: Mixing bees

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    Re: Mixing bees

    I would do it.
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