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    Re: If not AFB, what then?

    As a followup to this thread, I wanted to give an update. The conditions initially described were found 9/3/18. On a visit 9/15/18 I found a solid brood pattern. Several reached out asking about...
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    My local store has been sold out since the price...

    My local store has been sold out since the price drop. Still out online, but my local store got in 4 25# bags, all mine. I'll be watching for more. I have to drive to get it, but I'm there...
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    Re: If not AFB, what then?

    I'm certainly not ruling BPMS out, though not seeing the signs for it either. Having hygenic bees seems to task some of the symptoms. The spotty pattern and slight population decline are the main...
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    Adding a few more pics

    Adding a few more pics
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    During the last few weekly inspections one hive...

    During the last few weekly inspections one hive has had spotty brood and decrease in bees. Yesterday I noticed a few concerning signs, so I went back today and dug deep for clues. Many of these...
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    How is the spring change there? In indiana Feb...

    How is the spring change there? In indiana Feb is among the coldest, March often gets warm and damp, and snaps to wet snow or ice a few times, and April is usually rain rain rain. It's good for...
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    Wintering advice needed from Tennessee

    We currently have bees in Indiana. We've been looking for property in TN to park them for winter. We want to get them south to ease the impact from weather, and maybe give them a few extra months...
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    I'm sure there's science happening here. I tried...

    I'm sure there's science happening here. I tried a yellow light and got a crisp line. I tried the same sample with white and got the fuzzy line. Then I pointed a white led light straight at the...
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    Focus affects the scale, not the blue/white...

    Focus affects the scale, not the blue/white boundary.
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    Refractometer tips

    I have a refractometer for testing moisture level, but I'm not getting a clear line all the time. I read a smaller sample is thinner and gives a more crisp line. I can't seem to cover the plate in...
  11. I built two way pallets myself using a similar...

    I built two way pallets myself using a similar design to Ian's. I had hives on the block and beam stand and moles built tunnels around and under the blocks, which sank and tipped the whole stand. I...
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    I'm my area the bloom was fantastic. The problem...

    I'm my area the bloom was fantastic. The problem is that it happened during a dry spell so little or no nectar. Then late in the bloom cran came days of heavy rain ending the bloom. Last year we...
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    Re: OAV Propane Gaget

    I believe the exposure in limited levels is unpleasant at best, but sounds like not lethal to a healthy person.

    https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=47642.0
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    Re: OAV Propane Gaget

    Here's what I used, and under $10. Mine was actually the 90* bent one, but this would work better in hind sight. Use a small funnel to get the OA into the pipe, small end fits into a reduced...
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    Double larvae in a queen right hive?

    I pulled a frame from a hive yesterday and moved it to a cell builder I built at the same time. The frame had plenty of larvae of the right age, and the queen was on this frame when I pulled it out,...
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    No prep here either, bag to builder for me. As...

    No prep here either, bag to builder for me. As for reuse, I've had lower take, increased labor, and time... at the price, use once and toss. I have had good result reusing cups that failed to...
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    I'll tell you what not too do... don't leave them...

    I'll tell you what not too do... don't leave them somewhere to think about it for long. Quickly, bees will rob out anything they can, which is not all bad, unless you had plans for recovered honey...
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    Ants? They leave a mess if not able to finish...

    Ants? They leave a mess if not able to finish their job (from spiders? ). They will clean comb about as well as bees do, including dry pollen.
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    I use a Chinese tool on dark comb as others have...

    I use a Chinese tool on dark comb as others have mentioned. I use a hard tool on new comb with great results, and actually prefer this. My favorite tool is the first I made, a paperclip with an...
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    Re: Indiana

    46181, noon, sunny 70. Large swarm collecting on a fallen log about 30 feet in front of hives. On check of my own hives, marked queens are still in place, not sure where these are from.
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    Re: Indiana

    46181 - 6pm, sunny 76. Found them on a low branch in the trees about 20 feet in front of the hives. Fairly small, I think this was an afterswarm. I couldn't locate the queen, but didn't dig...
  22. Re: Screened bottom boards - moving towards solid bottom boards

    Sbb, solid or otherwise. I'll second the comment about the slatted rack. This makes a big difference with oav scorching, brood to the bottom, reduces crowding.
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    I had a local tell me a sold bottom provided better ventilation than screen. With the screen, it's open to natural drafts, etc, but w/ solid, the bees can actually produce an air current forced...
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    Re: How do you keep track of your hives?

    Good suggestions. I'm thinking I'll number the pallets, then attach something (tag, tape, etc) for the queen identification that I can move or change as needed. My notebook holds the details of...
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    How do you keep track of your hives?

    I'm looking for answers from folks with more than a few hives, and using some form of tracking beyond naming their hives ('Alpha', 'Timothy', 'Hilltop' etc)

    I know HOW to track a hive... on...
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