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  1. Re: Bees Drop Dead After California Earthquake, Leaving Netizens Clueless

    My bees are doing great, although my "bovine nutrient residue" detection meter is max'd out and pegged off the scale. :lpf::banana::popcorn::rolleyes:
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    I started off with the Varrox which worked well but with larger numbers of hives takes a long time. I purchased 2 ProVaps from Larry and use them during Winter on an as needed basis as well as will...
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    Re: laying worker, 3 weeks later - a dilemma

    In my experience, this will work when there is a strong nectar/pollen flow but when the nectar flow falls off, the the reproductive urge does as well unless you supplementally feed nectar/honey/sugar...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    On another similarly related note, research into thermal treatment is beginning to show some unexpected benefits and results with respect to lowering viral loads in honey bees.49685
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    Thanks for the very interesting link. Very good point and information to have. Learned something new. The biggest and most important reason I come here. :thumbsup: So far, I have done about 350...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    There is no evidence that has happened, not even with Apis Cerana which use natural thermal treatment against varroa mites for a VERY long time (the existence of Apis Cerana). In fact research data...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    There are no chemicals for varroa mites to develop resistance to when using thermal treatment.
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    About how long would you estimate this takes? My bergamot began blooming in full about a week ago.
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    I realize this is an aging thread but I have a question. I have bergamot all over the place to beat the band but I don't ever recall seeing a honey bee on the bergamot flowers. I see butterflies,...
  10. BROODSAFE Phages Against Paenibacillus Larvae

    This came in the email this morning. Sorry if this has already been discussed. I did a search and only 1 post came up with 1 reply.
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  11. Re: formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    It is far too warm to be using MAQS/Formic Pro in my opinion. I realize the label states that it can be used upto 85 degrees F. My experience is that I would not use it much above 75 degrees F. It...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    Chemical treatments have become very expensive for me the past few years. I changed over to the thermal treatment using the Mighty Mite Killer and haven't looked back. I do keep OA and Apivar for...
  13. Curious, how many here on Beesource are using the Mighty Mite Killer & your results?

    I am in my second year of treating the vast majority of my hives with the Mighty Mite Killer and so far have been able to double my numbers of hives via splits and have significantly reduced the...
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    Re: Regular treatment for varroa

    With respect to use of OA. It has it's success with varroa mite control but just be mindful of its effects.
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    Re: Regular treatment for varroa

    Yes, I use it on my hives and it is very effective against SHB's. I leave the queen excluder directly under the insulation board and once the treatment is completed, allow the bees to take their own...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    I spoke with Corey on the phone a week and a half ago. As far as I am aware, he is still in business and taking orders. You might try texting him. He pretty much runs the show by himself as far as...
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    Re: Heat treatment for varroa

    What particular unit did your association and community college test out? Who was it exactly that they spoke with? I use them on my doubles with very good results. Single deeps are obviously much...
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    Re: Heat treatment for varroa

    It DOES work if you follow the directions. If you have question and want to talk to other beekeepers who are using the Mighty Might Killer try this place:
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    Re: Regular treatment for varroa

    I treat my bees every 120 approximately. I use thermal treatment with the Mighty Mite Killer. So far, I have had very good results. Will be starting the first treatment cycle in a few weeks once I...
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    Re: I accidentally killed a queen!!

    It happens. You can divvy up the uncapped brood especially the most youngest between the 2 hives and split them and let the make their own queen. This will take about 30 before you see signs of a...
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    Re: new supers for sale

    What type of wax? Paraffin & gum rosin or 50/50 micro-crystalline & paraffin? Can you elaborate more on how you dip (i.e.: temperature & time, etc.) and the materials used? Thanks.
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    Re: Keeping Mold out of Sugar Syrup

    Treat it with Mann Lake Pro Health. Yes it is expensive but it works. Last season I had 4 six gallon totes of sugar syrup that I put under my lean to and forgot about. It sat there for almost 4...
  23. Re: Two-deeps are full, OK to add Supers now?

    At some point as the hive continues to build up in population it is going to swarm. You can pretty well count on that. When the weather has warmed and past any chance of a hard freeze if you are...
  24. Re: Two-deeps are full, OK to add Supers now?

    I think I would add another deep box. Judging from last years hard freeze in late April, I would not discount the possibility of a repeat occurrence. I would let them continue to build out the...
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    Re: scorch vs burn for efb

    Sorry. I totally missed the efb. For some reason I thought read afb. My mistake.
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