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  1. Thread: Acephate 97

    by clyderoad
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    Re: Acephate 97

    yes.
    some info at http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/acephagen.html
    and
    at http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/archive/acephatech.html
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    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    Pointing out something that was overlooked and the blame game has run it's course with me.

    A better beekeeper than I once had as his tag line something to the effect of- 'Just because its new to...
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    Sticky: Re: EFB? Waiting on my test kit

    Lets not forget that the following was also part of the presentation:" Nobody is at fault for having EFB;"
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    Re: Rotating Hive Bodies

    How many seams of bees do you see in that deep? I feel the present colony strength is more telling of when or if to reverse than anything else.
    I reverse at beginning of dandelion (now on southern...
  5. Thread: Pro Nuc?

    by clyderoad
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    Re: Pro Nuc?

    Brittle from sun exposure or cold or the property of the new plastic?
    Besides the two issues you mention how about sweating, ventilation and the frame rests?
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    Re: Too early to split? Southern New York

    I agree it's too early, too cold and too unsettled. That's the weather part of it.

    The colony part is >too many old bees still in the hives and not enough young bees yet>very low populations to...
  7. Re: Clyderoad - questions for you specific to the way you run your hives

    1. When I run a single and a half brood nest the bees store honey and brood in both boxes. I use this configuration for my resource hives as it gives me two sizes of brood frames to use in my...
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    Just a beekeeper, not a scientist. I suspect you aren't a scientist either.
    Your advice for the OP is off base in cold weather, period.
    Try feeding syrup to your bees in the cold and then tell me...
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    Where did I get this? right in my own yards. Bees don't take syrup when it's cold, but they will take other forms of feed.

    Picture taken early March of a light colony found so in December. Sugar...
  10. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    I'll try to do my job well also.
    Thanks.
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    You can not be serious.
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    We have had a dialog about sugar, fondant etc before yes, but that has little bearing on this conversation or my statement.

    What you missed is the cold conditions as described by the OP. Under...
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    Re: Spring feeding

    Or react to the conditions as soon as what is going on dawns on us.
    End of February last spring in one of my yards, only had access (due to mud) to some yards, the others had to roll with what was...
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    Re: Should I feed a swarm?

    If it's cold, I agree, sugar bricks or better yet fondant are best.
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    Re: Spring feeding

    Recall last spring- a rare upside down spring event with many colonies short pollen to rear new spring bees after brooding during
    a very warm February and clustering tight during a cold March and...
  16. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    Nice looking spring bees Eduardo!
    Keep them out of the trees and good success this season.
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    Re: Local queens better

    Isn't it required or at least suggested to requeen with a purchased queen from non africanized stock in Florida?
  18. Re: Feeding crashed and strained drones back to the bees - beneficial

    Fantastic!
    This is the type of magic I've been waiting for!

    Unbelievable how advanced other countries are in their beekeeping compard to the dopes in America.
    Thank you so much for helping...
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    Re: Minimum Temperature Outside To Split

    "I guess I met the criterion here."

    Okey dokey.
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    Re: Minimum Temperature Outside To Split

    "Re drawn comb drawn> best to wait for strong flows and warm temps."

    --But what exactly is "warm temps"?

    Both conditions are satisfied when you begin to see new white wax being made.

    We...
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    Re: Minimum Temperature Outside To Split

    Re spring fever> Don't rush the season

    Re foragers leaving> early in the spring old bees are many and young bees are few=nuc failure.

    Re honey bound in early March> super earlier, with drawn...
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    Re: Article on large losses from wasps

    Since wasps and yellow jackets are active at lower temps than honey bees they are able to attack a colony while the bees are clustered on a too cold to fly fall day. Easy access as there is no...
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    Re: How long to wait to introduce new queen?

    Not MPalmer but I remove attendants.
    99.9% certain he does too.
  24. Re: My first visit to the almond orchards... wow!

    Thanks for that Bison, enjoyed reading your post and looking at the photos!
    A bit of an insiders view for you, i'd say.
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    Re: Bees not eating

    Could be too thin if you mixed 5 gals water (40lbs) with 25lbs sugar.
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