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    Re: MAQS failure

    did you add extra ventilation like a top vent as the direction say to do?
    air needs to circulate through the hive when maqs or formic pro are used.
  2. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    :lpf: "build a new hive design" ok.....
  3. Re: mass of dead bees in feeder's shallow "moat"; any ideas re: why?!

    Bees breathe through a complex structure of network of tracheas and air sacs, they do not breathe through noses, mouths, or the probiscus.

    Oxygen is vacuumed into the body through openings on...
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    2nd heavy frost last night 25F, super foggy here this morning in Rogue Rive, OR.
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    Re: pumping 2-1 syrup

    the gravity method :shhhh:
  6. Re: Does flow refer to pollen or just nectar?

    nectar, think of it as a water faucet
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    my guess is most failures with FP or MAQ's is not ventilating properly during the treatment with opening under the lid.
    The first time I used maq and fp, I had serious losses of bees dying, then I...
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    Re: Sprouting Jar Lid

    they work perfect, been using these for 3yrs now
  9. Re: Original Flow hive vs Chinese knock-off

    why post the same 2 threads in different forums?
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    last week first snows in utah and wyoming.
    rains have started here in oregon as of last week.
  11. Re: formic acid how much 95% to water makes a45mil treatment?

    27.4 ml acid mixed with 12.4ml distilled water = 40ml

    using distilled water prevents any byproduct precipitation occuring
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    Re: New queen timeline

    I highly doubt those are drones in false queen cells as little john posted.
    You said that you put a frame of eggs in the hive just a week ago.
    The bees know there is either a non laying queen or...
  13. Re: Blackberry flow is over in Portland. Should I leave them an extra super?

    Down her in south oregon, I will be harvesting in a week or 2, just letting them cap the last of the nectar. plus we have wildflowers happening for a bit.
    Don't know about North Oregon except your...
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    Re: Advice Needed for Hauling Hives

    been there az to medford or use 8mesh screen tops instead of covers, it's friggin hot on the drive day or night even through the shasta district
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    Re: foundation wax spray

    block of unheated wax is what I use, no problems
  16. Re: Urgent Question: Just spun out frames, how do I recover the wax?

    if you smashed the some of the comb with the cappings knife, scrape it off leaving the good cells, the bees will rebuild.
  17. Re: Help! Queenless hive and likely dead virgin queen

    I grafted my last batch for the season on the 6th of june and those all hatched on the 22nd and 23rd of june, and they all have larvae as of today, were on the same schedule. If your queen hatched...
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    Re: New split robbing?

    If you have a screened cover, leave a big gap between the cover and screen for good air flow, otherwise you'll come home to allot of dead bees. Been there done that, be careful in that kind of heat....
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    Re: Split advice needed

    I mix bees from resource hives all the time making up nucs, also adding brood and bees to different hives for stronger colonies. never ever had a problem. Only time I see bees fight is when a...
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    Re: Hive smell

    Check out the "therapy with" links at this site, interesting and fun claims...
    aerosols from the hive!
    dead bees

    more products to sell!
    :D
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    Sticky: Re: Shrinking population - what do I do?

    check out the efb sticky threads in the disease fourm
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I don't buy nucs, never have. I started with several swarms and cutouts to get where I am today. Bought the genetic's I wanted to have in my op. Then went from there.
    I sell nucs and don't have old...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    IMO It would be cheaper to buy a nuc or some frames of brood from someone.
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    it's about 18-20 days from hatching till you see eggs, and another 5-7 days before you see larvae
  25. Re: What have you found to be the best way to

    For our op, triangle boards are the easiest. Last season I made 120 @$2.25 each not counting my time.
    it takes 2-3 days for the bees to leave the box's. I leave them on for about 5 days, then...
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