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  1. Thread: Bee's Gone

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    Re: Bee's Gone

    Google: Xentari. Bacillus thurengiensis (microbe that kills wax moth larvae.
  2. Thread: Bee's Gone

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    Re: Bee's Gone

    Bacillus thurengiensis. Google Xentari.
  3. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    660lbs, to be precise. 2.2lbs/kg.
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    Re: Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    The ABA used in the study was purchased from a chemical company in China. The amount used per treatment was 50uM (an itty-bitty bit, for the non-scientific). My guess is that the profit will be in...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    There’s a saying in medicine, where I dabbled a while before becoming a backyard beekeeper, “if you think you’ve come up with a new idea, you don’t read German”.
  6. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    You can lay the comb flat, sprinkle sugar over it, shaking the comb a bit to get it to go deep into cells, then lightly mist it when the cells are about half filled. Ultrafine granulated sugar is...
  7. Thread: Bone dry nuc

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    Re: Bone dry nuc

    When it’s cool, but not frigid, I warm up a quart of syrup in a jar using the microwave, to about 110F (1 minute works), put that on in the morning, in each hive over the inner cover. Usually...
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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    I see the same in Portland OR. If warm enough to break cluster, my bees go up and eat sugar (block). Seems a good thing, saving stores closer to cluster for feeding when colder.
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    Re: How do I relax w/bees?

    Fully agree. Calm hive can become nasty after one sting. Smoking the sting site can help; better yet, smear a little Vaseline over it, or, even better yet, some Vicks salve (make your own cheaply by...
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    Re: No harvesting?

    Get the shop towels on soon. Once it gets colder the bees ignore them, and the oxalic only contacts the bees when they're in the process of removing the towels.
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    Re: Are these bees swarming?

    6 months late getting into this thread. Had a similar hive this year, from a swarm. 2 deeps, 3 mediums. Nasty from the get-go. Scouts every day hanging out by my back door; soon as you go out, full...
  12. Re: I'm looking for advice on planting around my hives

    Keep in mind that the individual foraging bee takes from only a single flower type on each trip. How enthusiastically it messages it’s cohorts on return depends on how rich the site was. Hence, mass...
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    Re: Putting a shallow supper below deep?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’m assuming you did a newspaper combine when swapping boxes between hives as mentioned at the end of your post?
  14. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    Have a middle eastern diner nearby; gyro joint. He gets tahini in 5 gal buckets, with lids, gaskets. Gives me as many as I need; I buy a gyro or bring him a pint of honey from time to time.
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    Re: Putting a shallow supper below deep?

    Have a couple hives, from splits, that just now are getting packed in single 8 frame deeps. Plan is to add a medium below, let brood nest expand downward in August/September, backfill up above....
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Get some #8 hardware cloth, cut a 4” strip long enough to span the width of the hive entrance, then cut 4 slits in one long side about halfway through. Staple it along the upper(uncut) side so it...
  17. Re: Bees Drop Dead After California Earthquake, Leaving Netizens Clueless

    Video was originally posted by so-called «*internet influencer*»; nuf sed.
  18. Re: Queenless hive with supersedure cells - best approach at this point?

    Great idea. Never thought of that.
  19. Re: replacing inner cover with a fabric or plastic

    #8duck canvas. Can purchase at chicagocanvas.com in 6 foot width. I bought 3 foot length, cut to size, melted paraffin on stovetop, heated canvas in oven to about 250F, brushed each til completely...
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    Re: Lost hives: Robbing Screen issue?

    Can’t see any way the screens were an issue. Neighbor or nearby farmer using insecticides?
  21. Thread: box storage

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    Re: box storage

    [QUOTE=Jadeguppy;1689345]I need a way to store my extra nucs and hive bodies other than my shed.

    Stack on 2x4s or stone, cover with a tarp, weight tarp down. Some nucs will fit end-on inside...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Reminds me of that YouTube video with IR photography of a bee colony defending against a giant asian hornet. They clustered around it, built up the internal temp of the cluster to around 110 (if I...
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