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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    Actually there are several treatments available on the market for Nosema, including cernae, as well as studies easily searchable online regarding positive efficacy. The fact there is no...
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    Re: Nucs not taking feed

    What method are you using to feed? What ratio of feed? Top feeding, open feeding, frame feeder etc? How many frames of bees/brood in this hive, Keep in mind the division of labor in a hive and are...
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    Re: I dropped my queen outside my hive in the grass

    We install and handle around 800 queens a year between splits, nucs and and 2 queen units. I handle all queens in my clumsy grabby old man hands and drop a fair amount and some fall off frames...
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    Re: What are your hobbies?

    I well remember the ones when we were young that ran on cox gas and had long control tethers we had to hold and spin in a circle as we flew them. Of course it was a dizzying experiamce but it was a...
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    Re: I'm walking again.

    Here is my friend Lenny Boulas, wheelchair bound, bee club president, beekeeper, owner of Wheeling Bee Equipment......I hope he is an inspiration for you!...
  6. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    Where you get stung on your body and how much venom getís delivered has a good deal to do with reaction, different areas respond more acutely to a sting. I swelled a lot at the start, nearly 30...
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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    My experiance tells me bees are able to pick up what I call fearmones. I can be standing in a a bee yard with a million bees flying during a nectar flow and be fine, a visitor who has fear will be...
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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    Yea, I think the only lab which tests for virus is Vanenglesdorp lab at Penn state....I beIieve they do the testing for the USDASurvey which we participated in. Out inspector in SC took bees, brood...
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    BY far the best smoker fuel we find has been pine needles or pine straw as it is called at our Winter yards in South Carolina. It lights easy, burns a long time and gives a cool aromatic Smoke...
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    Re: Africanized Beehive ? Someone has tried ?

    I think you really should get on the ball wnpost415 and start sharing some of your exceptional experiences...I have a couple of acquaintances who did this and the challenges they had to overcome with...
  11. Life on Our Bee farm - inatalling 2 queen splits

    ...Ö.here's the next phase of our 2 queen units to follow the previous video. Although mainly for entertainment for our customers, honey products and beekeepers, we hope they have some value for...
  12. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    Hive beetles love unextracted or wet supers not on a hive.....I would leave the extracted wet supers out for the bees to rob and then store them, your supers are safe, your bees are better stored for...
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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    In the abscense of deformedwings, an indication of Deformed Wing Virus, Bees not flying and walking in circles on the ground is often a sign of Nosema Apis of Nosema Cernae. Carnae has become much...
  14. Re: Giganto Hive: How to get them to condense resources

    Sounds like you have a very prolific queen with good honey gathering genetics....that's a good thing. I don't know what strain you are running but as a rule Carniolan strains of bees usually shut...
  15. Re: Double deckers and triple deckers completely filled...what are our options?

    THas a rule, when I do a response without knowingly the background of a Beekeepers raising a question I try to do it aimed at someone who may have minimal experience unless i know better. clearly...
  16. Thread: Late season swarm

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    Re: Late season swarm

    How fortunate to have such a swarm to hive...... but not nearly as fortunate as having a Grandpa who has made this and will continue to make many wonderful memories to be talked about for generations...
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    Re: Queen cells not torn down

    Often, once a hive has invested in a queen cell they often finish it unless the new queen kills the one in the capped cell. It seem so in our. Early years we seldom introduced queens into hives with...
  18. Thread: Moisture content

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    Re: Moisture content

    We stack our supers so you get air from the bottom down through the top. We warm our extracting room to about 75- 80F and place a a cheap $14 window fan on top of the stack on medium speed. Warm air...
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    Re: Review of the Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper

    Great video Astro....we looked at the larger Lyson System this year, I think it runs about $11,000. We have been running Maxant since 1996 and frankly have been happy but our equipment is getting...
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    Re: inner cover questions

    We run migratory covers so don’t use them. With telescoping covers we would use them to prevent the telescoping covers from getting glued down tight. You can add ventilation, important in both...
  21. Thread: Bearding...

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    Re: Bearding...

    The bearded hive is simply more populated or may have less room to accept incoming nectar keeping field workers home.. Even this late in the season it may be a sign a hive is headed to swarming. We...
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    Re: Testing a hive for defensiveness

    GChoosing your test day is very important. Inclement weather approaching...even a day away, a cloudy day, a time of dearth, the ambient temperature related to how many field workers are in as...
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    Re: Life on Our Beefarm - 2019 2 Queen units

    Thanks Sue......we are a little rough on the video skliis but hopefully we get better!
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    Nice job. You have an aisle to work hives from behind, able to move hives to as bloom changes and you could add on some small pollination jobs easily. The 24 number is good, at least in our area,...
  25. Re: Double deckers and triple deckers completely filled...what are our options?

    Our experiance tells us late splits are A poor investment. It is important bees heading into winter cluster have a solid population with a well well balanced caste. This normally takes around 2...
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