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  1. Re: BROODSAFE Phages Against Paenibacillus Larvae

    I have been using it. Kent was at our local club and asked to discuss afb. This was after there was afb infected colonies found in our county and adjoining county. He had some of the broodsafe with...
  2. Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    I wonder if Robert Russell is one of the scientists.
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    Re: II breeder queen sources

    All I see listed are production queens.
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    II breeder queen sources

    I know of Harbo’s bees in LA and VP queens in SC and Latshaw in Oh. What are some of the others and possible contact info?
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    USDA Quarterly Apiary Survey ?

    Do any of you participate in this survey and do they start calling you up to a week before the end of the quarter to get you to fill it out? It is all voluntary by he way, not like the ag census...
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    Re: Dirty B......

    A beehive in the middle of winter is worth $1000-1200?
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    Re: Fermented honey

    I have fed some that was fermented, you could smell and taste and tell that it was fermenting. It did not kill the bees. I actually divided it up to several nuc colonies. I saw no adverse effects. I...
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    Re: Just contacted by usda

    They have been doing this for years. In TN the state apiarist usually is the one that contacts beekeepers. Some USDA grants for testing for pests and diseases were making this available. I have...
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    Re: Drones flying in your area? TN?

    There were drones in my hives in February.
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    Re: Can't find the queen during nuc sell....

    I used to do it as you did , with the customer bringing in their equipment. I learned that it can be too time consuming and really bad when you can't find the queen after tearing it apart two or so...
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    Re: What do you use to feed a nuc?

    I use a guart jar feeder made with a 1/4 inch od waterline insert and the metal screw on lid. They are brass and 1/4 inch outside diameter and about 3/4 inch long. Drill a hole big enough for the...
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    Re: VSH mite resistant bees

    I have been using VSH breeder queens from John Harbo for the past three or four years. The queens I raise , I have what I consider good success with. I haven't treated for mites in probably 5 years...
  13. Re: More preparation for winter in extreme drought. Questions

    A couple of my apiaries are taking up a coffee can each of ultra bee every few days. I just have it out for them in a horizontally placed 5 gal bucket. Nothing special done. Couple others aren't...
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    Re: Bayer buys Monsanto

    This!
  15. Re: Got drones? In East Tn it's getting hot and heavy!

    Drones in some hives last weekend here.
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    Re: Setting out swarm traps

    Probably not that early for your area. It will give the bees plenty of time to find and investigate your trap.
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    Re: Queenless in early March

    Karrus Queens in Hawaii might help you out if you contact them Monday.Shipping cost might be prohibitive for one. I talked to him last week about some and he indicated that he might have some extras...
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Walt was one of my mentors without ever meeting him. Been reading his stuff for a long time. Got to see him at the TBA fall conference about three years ago I think. I made a point to go to all of...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Rader, Mike has some paid part time inspectors now. I am not sure if they got things rolling until latter in the summer of 2014. He announced that at the TBA spring board meeting but it took some...
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    Re: Wind break a must?

    When I expanded to the point of having several apiaries it became very clear how much difference a good windbreak can make.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I wondered about that for the winter up there. It might appeal to him though, something to experiment with.
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I have one suggestion for Mr Ace that he might consider that would save his back and thus maybe help to increase his number of inspections. You might consider using a modified top bar hive that use...
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    Re: Bees and Shipping

    I saw something in an email the other day from one of the companies that ship package bees and they said they had a 90 percent success rate with the USPS I believe. I work for the USPS and that...
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    Re: What to do with SHB Slimed Combs

    I have just rinsed the frames and comb off with water and reused after letting them dry. Let the water fill the cells and give a shake to get it out , couple of times. It has always worked for me ,...
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    Re: Handling an II breeder queen ?

    Thanks gentlemen! This is the info I was wanting.
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