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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Probably still works, no?
  2. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    Aggressive OTC treatment is the only method that I've found to work.

    It's incredibly contagious and infects nearby colonies like clockwork.
  3. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    Just because "everyone" has EFB doesn't make it acceptable.
  4. Thread: Tree ID

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    Re: Tree ID

    @johnsl yes, That's a chestnut.
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    I believe it needs to be 750watts - peak 1500 watts.

    My inverter handles the easy vap with those parameters.
  6. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    Interesting Study, thank you for the link.
  7. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    I would be curious to know if EFB would spread as easily if colonies are not clustered together.

    Any time I see EFB the adjacent colonies catch the bacteria in a short amount of time.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    Unfortunate situation.
  9. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    With colonies in rows many get EFB, sadly.

    I've not seen it negatively affect the colony health for more than a week, when treated appropriately.

    I don't apply treatment with honey supers. If...
  10. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    How could commercial beekeepers NOT be doing prophylactic treatments?
  11. EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    Healthy hives 6 days ago.

    6 days later obvious EFB.

    If I hadn't done frequent hive inspections those hives would be totally screwed.

    The good news is that in hives treated with OTC, I see...
  12. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    Positive results.

    As mentioned in my previous post they will try their best to force their brood nest into the honey super instead of drawing out the OSBN frames.
  13. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    Do you have any advice on keeping them from expanding the brood nest into the honey supers?

    I checked my hives and sure enough they do draw out the opened frames, but they focused their efforts on...
  14. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    I've noticed they will prefer to move up into the honey supers to expand their brood nest rather than draw out the empty spaces. I can see that they totally ignore opening the brood nest in lower...
  15. Re: Electric fence charger - how do I charge my battery, and how long will it last?

    After trial and error, solar charger must be over 50+ watts.

    Energizer power makes a difference - a low powered energizer likely does not require as many watts.

    The 2 joule energizer required...
  16. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    How long have you been able to carry out this technique throughout the season?

    For instance, have you been able to do this for more than a month without the colonies swarming?

    Promising.
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    Re: Is Mann Lake operational right now?

    My desire is that they have more people to answer phone calls.

    I'm OK with driving there to pick something up, but I'm not going to be happy if I go there and the door is locked and no one...
  18. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    If a colony is getting ready to swarm (queen cells with eggs etc), will OSBN stop them, or will they just build cells wherever they want and swarm anyways?
  19. Re: Feed off, feed on, insulation off, insulation on- it's cold

    Weather in the Midwest is erratic.

    Worst May freeze.

    Supers just went on this last week, about 2 weeks later than "normal".

    Stress related diseases or chilled brood, or something was...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Welp. Today I inspected a colony that had begun the swarm, but weather wouldn't let the queen out.

    I destroyed all the queen cells, but the colony is going to fly the coop.

    The nectar flow...
  21. Re: OSBN - Opening the Sides of the Brood Nest

    I'm quite curious to see how the colonies will react to OSBN.

    I've now seen convincing evidence that this method holds promise.
  22. Re: Can a nuc cap a nearly capped swarm cell?

    Is the amount of RJ constant until it's capped or do they slow down a day before they cap it?

    Does anyone know the answer to that?
  23. Re: Can a nuc cap a nearly capped swarm cell?

    I am in a situation where I'm not going to do that at the moment.
  24. Re: Can a nuc cap a nearly capped swarm cell?

    OK - so how long before they're finished putting RJ inside (at least how long before they put enough to make it a strong queen) ?
  25. Can a nuc cap a nearly capped swarm cell?

    Question is simple: Instead of killing the queen cells, can I have nucs finish the capping process?

    Thanks.
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