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    Re: Mann Lake Alert

    It appears many if not most of the suppliers we use are either out of stock or backordered. I experienced some problems with placing orders and not being notified they were not in stock, yet my card...
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    Re: Can 2019 Nosema infect 2020 Hive?

    The short answer is yes. Nosemosis is transmitted by bee to bee contact or by the cleaning of contaminated comb. Typically there will usually be some level of nosema present within a colony. What...
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    Re: Distance between hives?

    The minimum distance would be touching each other. They will soon figure out which side of the entrance is theirs.
  4. Re: Two hives has queen laying in honey super.

    Not much to add except that there is lots of good advice in this thread :thumbsup:
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    Re: yellow diarrhea

    Diarrhea does not necessarily indicate Nosema. There can be other factors involved. Are you noticing any other problems with your hive that may point towards an infection? The best way is to...
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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    Funny how the PGI feared your bees would create a problem. I have heard of more problems being created by the PGI. You were probably the lucky one to get your hives out of harms way. During their...
  7. Re: Do you need to rewax plastic foundation if you pressure wash the frames?

    Last year I scraped several deeps worth of frames culling old comb. After washing the foundation there was still some crud left. I was going to try and clean it better and re-wax it but ran out of...
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    Re: Supplemental Feeding

    Can't argue with that logic and it sounds reasonable to me. Thank you.
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    Supplemental Feeding

    I am looking for fellow bee keepers opinions and advice on supplemental feeding coming out of winter and into spring. I realize everyone's situation is different and there are many variables to...
  10. Re: Bad honey? Honey separated, the crystalized part is fluffy and light, not very sw

    Was the jar stored on its side? It appears crystallized. Usually there will be some liquid separation on top of the crystallized portion. To try and explain my experience better, when I have a...
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    Re: Quick question about candy board reserves

    Quite a few of my colonies are up in the candy boards or sugar on the top bars. As long as they have a food source I would not disturb them, they will figure it out. More bees are killed by well...
  12. Re: Stapler for hardware cloth- not frames or boxes, etc

    The Arrow T-50 is a pretty rugged stapler designed for the homeowner and contractor alike. If you are breaking them regularly something is not quite right. You do need to match the staple length to...
  13. Re: Stapler for hardware cloth- not frames or boxes, etc

    What gauge hardware cloth is a pertinent question? For # 8 screening an arrow T-50 will do the job. If you are using something much heavier then hand drive some fence staples or get a commercial...
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    Re: Source for Essential Oils

    Last time I bought from them was a few years ago. Prices and service were good though

    https://www.lorannoils.com/
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    Re: Nosema? Very little recent discussion.

    I recently sampled several hives and sacrificed a few girls that were willing to take one for the team. This is a slide prepared from a sample of ten, from three hives. I don't remember the exact...
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    Re: OK.....ísplain This to Me

    Chicken poop yes
    Mammalian poop no
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    Re: Making Deeps or Mediums for sale?

    Maybe a fluke but I have overwintered five frame deeps. And a few mediums stacked three high. Lots of variables to consider though, such as cluster size, stores, and weather conditions.
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    Re: Is Creamed Honey Starter "Special"

    Does it hurt if it is colder, say 40 degrees, and what effect does that have on it?
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    Re: Upstate New York pollen coming in??????

    Last week was the first time this year I noticed them collecting pollen. I don't see anything in bloom but apparently they do. One of my girls took one for the team to satisfy my curiosity, my...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    They record your voice. Another piece of the puzzle in identity theft. Then when they have your personal information they can use your voice to access certain accounts you may hold.
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    lol… fortunately I haven't fallen for any of those scams. Although I did have fun with a prince from a sub-Saharan country who wanted to wire 5 million into my bank account. Another thing you need...
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    Re: Hive Survived! Now what?

    Utah can't be like Arizona or Florida. How long till your nectar flow starts? Until then, when it is in the mid 40's the best you can do is take a peek under the top cover and see where the cluster...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Pretty mild for Northwest Indiana. A few days around zero. Most about 20-30 deg and a few spikes into the 40's. Keeping an eye on supplemental feed as a few of the girls are up top already. Lost...
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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    I am sure shipping and thermal swings can be stressful to queens in general. But I have received single queens and battery boxes full of queens with no noticeable difference in performance. ...
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    Re: Fat Man Bees? or FatBeeMan?

    That is disappointing to hear. I wonder if it is due to how his queens are started or how they are mated. I had a bad experience with an outfit in N. California. Being just a hobbyist I purchased...
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