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    Re: DNA Testing on Honey Bees please

    The Tarpy lab at North Carolina State does DNA testing
  2. Re: Any reason to actually use "box joints" other than aesthetics?

    Box joints rot out faster because as they swell and shrink in wet and dry times, cracks open and allow water into the seams
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    Kiln dried, planed 4 sides. I've paid $0.65-0.85
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    You could do better at mills here in Vermont. I get 1x12 unit...1500-2000' for about $.75/ft
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    Re: Brushy mountain wood ware

    Check Humble Abodes in Maine.
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    Re: Is this Sacbrood?

    Not sac. Sac dies in capped cells in the early pupal stage. The dead brood in your photo dies in larval stage. Most likely EFB and will respond to Terramycin
  7. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    The slats...ends?...are the same length. Pine planed down to the proper thickness. Each slat has a thin tenon that fits into grooves on the front and back rails. They also have a groove on each side...
  8. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    Yes, white pine. Chose straight grained pieces to work with. The wood slats are recessed on one side. That side goes up
  9. Re: Using old queen excluders, really old

    Old Root excluders. The bottom excluder is a 3-wire. The top is a 7-wire. Good excluders...have less burr comb buildup. I have some of each I "inherited" from an old beekeeper who was a Root dealer....
  10. Re: Using a shaker box to find elusive queen(s)

    Still see colonies with multiple queens. Mostly when requeening with push in cages
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    Re: requeen failure

    Well, you should clear the colony of cells when you de-queen the colony. At 4 days, before you remove the cage, check combs for eggs...of the second queen. It there are eggs, there's another queen....
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    Re: requeen failure

    Now that she's laying, give the colony a frame of emerging brood
  13. Re: Doolittle split excluder for nuc on top of deep

    I place an empty deep on the excluder, and put just the split combs above the excluder. The more combs above the excluder, the more bees in the split
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    Re: mated queen piping?

    Mated queens pipe too
  15. Re: Allergic after 6 years of beekeeping. HELP

    Get a referral from your primary to meet with an allergist. You can be desensitized
  16. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    Just happened a minute ago
  17. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    It only happens with BS. So Admin...clean it up
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    Re: requeen failure

    I almost never requeen using the queen shipping cage. If you remove the laying queen from a colony, and replace her with a shipped in queen, what are you asking of the bees? You've removed their...
  19. Re: Splitting necessary after using a hive for a cell-builder starter/finisher?

    Not necessary to Split cell builder, as was said above.

    I use my cell builders for multiple rounds of cells. Another round every 20 days. The colony is inspected every 10 days for queen...
  20. Re: Why haven't more beekeepers been inspired by The Sustainable Apiary

    I see his book is available, but in German. Is there an English version? I'd love to read it. I agree with you...nothing new in beekeeping.
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    Nope, I did
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    Re: Bit of a giggle

    He's way too busy with his "work". Ball's in my court?...Overhead smash! No return.
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    Apistan in early spring, amitraz after harvest in August/September. Very low mite counts last summer. So far this spring, all rolls were zero.
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    In a thousand colonies?
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    I agree Kamon. I used OAV for three years. First two years in November when the colonies were broodless. The following summer, the mite counts were 20-25. I vaped three times, seven days apart. Had...
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