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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    I find it useful to always use a quiet box (or boxes if it's going to be a "big" or very detailed inspection) for any frame not in its box or my hands. I cover up every open box with a political...
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    Re: Formic Pro or Hopguard II

    Hands down, Formic Pro. Because of the heat this summer I couldn't use FP when needed, just before I left for EAS, so I put on Hop Guard II. At the end of treatment period + one week as the...
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    Re: When (time of year) to move hives

    @GregV:

    I certainly didn't buy our farm tractor merely to move bees, though I'd have gotten the Good Wife of the Century Award from my husband if it had been me arguing that we had to buy a...
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    Re: Why did they die?

    Maybe lack of food and water? I know that at work we water and feed our caged queens twice a day, with tiny droplets and a smear of honey. (I just found this out because I was going volunteer to...
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    Re: When (time of year) to move hives

    I regularly move my colonies around as I winter with all of them gathered together on a winter stand, which is not where the majority of them spend their summers. Summers many of them are spread...
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    Re: OAV Treatment round 2 on day 14

    You will need to do a 3- or 4-treatment series if you do another round of OAV in September (and you should plan on that) because you will still have brood at that time. The one-shot only works when...
  7. Re: Can freshly extracted frames get diseases from cleanup bees?

    Yes, it's possible that supers being robbed out by bees from a hive with active brood diseases present would contaminate the wax. The robbing bees could come from both managed and feral colonies. ...
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    Re: Closing them in for a day

    Perhaps the same as a truck, but the truck is moving and the bees will be kept cool by the rush of air. Trucks transporting bees are exempt from some traffic regulations that might make them stop...
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    Re: Nurse Bees...

    What you're talking about is age polyethism.

    And while the job assignments in general follow sequential chronological age, which matches a physical maturation and change timetable, the really...
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    Re: OAV Treatment round 2 on day 14

    I am in the Hudson valley, too, north of Albany.

    First of all, you mentioned that you are treating and also that you have supers on? Do you mean supers for honey collection or are you just...
  11. Re: Pushing multiple hives together for overwintering?

    1) I move hives all the time, distances of a couple of feet up to 1000 feet, or more. I strap them together with two pairs of ratchet straps and lift them with the bucket of our tractor. I use a...
  12. Re: Pushing multiple hives together for overwintering?

    Here are some pics from various years:

    Hives (with front panels dropped down during winter maintenance visit) showing the panels between stacks. This is an old pic when I was still trying to hold...
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    Re: HELP ME! no fall flow?? lazy bees???

    Your bees are not lazy. And the fall flow has not started, so it's too early to conclude it isn't happening.

    If you've lost a great deal of honey your hives may have been robbed, if they were...
  14. Re: Pushing multiple hives together for overwintering?

    I have all of my hives pushed together for the winter and then common-insulated with long slabs of XPS.

    Two, !" pieces of XPS between each hive to accommodate the overhang of the telecovers. (A...
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    Re: Advice Needed for Hauling Hives

    You may need to have some kind of inspection done before transporting them- I am not sure about rules out west.

    I am assuming your part of NV doesn't have any Africanized Honey Bees? That gene...
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    Re: New EAS Master Beekeeper - Nancy

    You guys are so sweet! I really appreciate your kind words.

    I couldn't have done it without BeeSource, either. And I mean that quite literally: the questions and answers here were my first...
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    Re: Dipping Boxes Upstate NY

    There was a fellow in Round Lake (southern Saratoga county). I will pm you, his name.

    Nancy
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    Re: Horrible mating numbers

    Don't forget that the timing during the day of your inspections can create problems, too. When looking for mated queens I try to do that before 9 am or after 6 pm. The last thing you want to do is...
  19. Re: Storing frames with capped brood (after freezing) at room temp?

    The brood will begin to rot and stink to high heaven. Any frame that only has honey will be fine.

    Nancy
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    Re: Replace Frames in Same Order Question

    I remove the two part lid, setting the cover upside down and leaning the inner cover against the back of another hive.

    Then off come the supers, which are set down on the upside down outer cover's...
  21. Re: I am trying to speed up my hive inspections.

    New beekeepers' bees don't need to see them, but the beekeeper needs to see the bees. You can't learn to keep bees by thinking about it, watching YouTubes and reading BeeSource. You learn by...
  22. Re: Using a Quiet Box (instead of a frame rest) and hives drapes - makes a difference

    That's exactly my experience, too, and why I teach Quiet Boxes to all my students. I use political signs to cover the boxes, rather than cloths, but I sure it is the same.

    Of course, bees who...
  23. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    @Squarepeg,

    I had the EFB in the Spring (and then extending into summer, because I dithered about treating) of 2017. What I had before EFB was a fire in my yard in early March, that got within...
  24. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    I used Oxytet mixed with a precisely-measured amount of powdered sugar (both ingredients measured by weight, to formulate the correct per-hive dose.)

    Then I used a cinnamon sugar type of shaker to...
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    Re: New York

    Locust is a bust this year in northern Rensselaer and southern Washington County, too. Not weather related, just one of those flower-less years, alas. The big basswood in my farmyard looks to be...
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