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  1. Thread: New York

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    Expiration date good; FP one strip every 10 days, so 20 days. I have a feeling that it swarmed, maybe; it has always been a big hive, Iíve had it a few years. It had a bunch of swarm cells, we made...
  2. Thread: New York

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    My one big hive (McCoy) that we split swarm cells from, also took some early Spring honey, 2 deeps 4 supers, lots of bees, NO QUEEN, NO BROOD of any kind. Just finished a Formic Pro treatment on...
  3. Thread: EFB options

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    What I meant was the amount of antibiotics that are applied; we do 3 treatments, I think they do a different amount. Maybe Nancy knows? I couldnít find that particular response on bee-l in the...
  4. Thread: EFB options

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    I think that the UK has a different protocol for EFB treatment than the US does. I think (I’m just not completely sure) this was discussed on Bee-l recently.
  5. Thread: New York

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    Yes. Did splits w swarm cells end of May beginning of June.
  6. Thread: EFB options

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    Hypothetically, could an antibiotic (oxy) be used that is for chickens/pigs?
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    Does Terra Pro kill the bacteria that might remain in the frames?
  8. Thread: EFB options

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    In my opinion I would euthanize it and burn the equipment. Deb
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    You really had a bad episode with your hives; I do not like learning the hard way, but that seems to happen to me. I just can’t see treating and then thinking it might come back. After reading what...
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I’m sure he’s the one who started the usage of the skewers, and he probably used used ones, with the leftover BBQ sauce a little treat for the bees.
  11. Thread: EFB options

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    As soon as I saw it, you can’t miss it, totally different from PMS. I confirmed with the test kit I had (serendipity :) ).
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    Re: Hi From New York

    Hello Lanalara, welcome. Wherein NY are you located? Deb
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    Sam Comforts frame of mind is very inventive, using whatever supplies you could find without spending a lot of money, and still be a great beekeeper.
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    Re: Help Identify

    49273 This was posted before somewhere; one of the best ways to identify apis mellifera. Deb
  15. Thread: EFB options

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    Sorry about that SP, it was getting late for me here and I was tired :rolleyes: the broodnest was split. I have done this before with a big hive but used a medium in between with drawn frames. I do...
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    To tell the truth I didn’t check the pollen stores. I put the deep in between the broodnest, the overwintered 2 deeps, and they were bringing plenty of pollen in. The hive was a swarm from 2017. I...
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    By too much room I think it resulted “in fewer nurse bees in colonies to feed larvae. At the onset of nectar flow in early spring, forage recruitment of house bees may increase rapidly resulting in...
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    I, too, have a sustainable apiary after having AFB in 2016 from a nuc frame. This year I found EFB in one hive, which I euthanized, got rid of all equipment and frames. So far it hasnít spread. I...
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    Re: Drone vs Worker comb

    I use a medium frame in a deep they draw drone on the bottom and just with one scrape it’s off.
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    Re: Help Identify

    I second this. Not a drone. And I couldn’t see the wings that well but you can identify by the wings. Rusty Burlew has an image o her site of the wing ID. I had 3 hives last year that had this...
  21. Thread: New York

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    Now THAT must have been a sight! One for the books!
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    How was the workshop?
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    Whew!
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    Hmmm, I don’t graft at all. The biology doesn’t change because you are grafting. That is what I said, 1 day old LARVA, not egg. You know it is day 4 from a newly laid egg, so count back from 15 Ĺ...
  25. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    I am seeing unusual things in my some of hives this year; one supersedure cell in the honey super where there is no brood at all; the rest of the hive, eggs, larva and laying pattern, etc. seems to...
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