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  1. Thread: Frost in hive

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    Re: Frost in hive

    Lots of good advice above. I just wanted to add that there are plenty of us up here near the Canadian border who overwinter double nucs without extra insulation, just a 2" piece of foam inside the...
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    I have read Seeley's article recent BC issue. Agree pretty much with everything and would love to separate my colonies further apart. The biggest issue is the bear pressure where I am in Central...
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    Re: Went into anaphylaxis yesterday- what now?

    A few thoughts: This is correct what you say here but could be misleading. A shot of epinephrine is only good for about 15 minutes. Yes it's critical to have it on hand if you experience...
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    Re: Went into anaphylaxis yesterday- what now?

    Just clarifying that local swelling, even severe local swelling is not an allergic reaction. One is local the other is systemic. History of strong local swelling is not a predictor of anaphylaxis...
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    Re: Fat comb (I've been called worse)

    I generally assume the workers know exactly what they are doing and leave alone unless it absolutely has to removed to get something important done.
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    Re: White powder substance on back of bees

    Now THIS is really interesting. I do not know of alfalfa near here but it is quite possible. I'll have a look. The white substance is VERY stark white.
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    Re: White powder substance on back of bees

    Maybe pollen but not newly hatched bees, too stark white.
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    Re: White powder substance on back of bees

    I don't think there is anything in the hive that would do that but I will have a look around.
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    White powder substance on back of bees

    I have a split that I made three weeks ago. Starting out fine. Queen is laying eggs, first round of brood hatching out. Things look slow but ok.
    But on about 10% of the bees is what looks like...
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    Moving Hives Short Distances

    Because of my location I have distinct spots in my apiary for hives. Each spring I have the need to move one or two colonies into a new position within the bee-yard for reasons that I won't go into...
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    Re: Queenless hive and nuc combine

    Hi All,
    Thanks for the confirmation.
    Very helpful.
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    Queenless hive and nuc combine

    Hi All,
    Here is my situation. I have a queen-less hive with a strong laying worker (meaning lots of drone brood in full patterns) that has lots of bees, yes drones, but plenty of strong Russian...
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    Re: Queen Acceptance and Rejection

    Thank you AstroBee. I did learn that yesterday.
    And to all of you who responded, thanks so much for taking the time to respond.
    And, I did e-mail the queen breeder who is local and another...
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    Re: Queen Acceptance and Rejection

    [QUOTE=Bill91143;973058]What breed of bees are you requeening? It takes Italian bees much longer to accept Russian or Carniolan queens. I usually leave the queen in the cage at least a week and...
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    Queen Acceptance and Rejection

    I made up a double Nuc yesterday and today installed two Carniolan queens in cages with attendants.
    Right before I put them in the hives they were mobbed by bees clearly aggressively while sitting...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    I tried Sundances link and the link is inoperable.
    Can anyone tell me how to reach Sundance?
    Thank you
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    I live in Vermont. Do you have a good source for finding Bt Aizawai? All the other Bt's are not approved for hives because they are dangerous or potentially dangerous to bees.
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    My present plan is to move all my hive bodies to a screened porch where they can get light and ventilation but not robbers nor critters and hopefully the bears will not be drawn enough to go through...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    Hi Keth,

    What are your thoughts about Para Moth? From what I have read it is best to avoid using it if possible due to its toxicity.
    I do not fear it, but anything this toxic I try to avoid. ...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    Thanks to all of you for your input. Immensely valuable. Joseph, especially hearing yours really helps confirm what I was intuiting. The wax moth lays her eggs somewhere where the the LARVAE can...
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    Wax Moth Control?

    I have a minimal infestation of wax moths here in Vermont. I mean minimal, caught it just as it was getting started. Not used to them this far North in any great numbers but we have had very warm...
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    Re: Wax moth or small hive beetle larvae?

    THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED.
    Tim, you nailed it. All of my hives are very strong, lots of bees, beautiful brood patterns. The wax moth larvae are few but were in the small space above the top bars...
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    Wax moth or small hive beetle larvae?

    Hi All,
    I am in Vermont, have 6 colonies, all thriving this year.
    Just checked them today and there are a few small larvae/caterpillar type worms on the top bars of some of the frames in two of the...
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