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    Re: Oxalic dribble die off

    cant dribble during a dearth.
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    Re: Why did my bees die - summer edition

    i would say PMS that led to an abscond. there is frass. dont rely solely on mite drop. some might say look for EFB.
    this is one nuc. that didnt grow. likely you have at most ten frames...
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    Re: a scientific look at 'mite bombs'

    if you are a treatment free beekeeper then your bees can live with that! :lookout: ROFL
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    nope. dont bother. i keep the last bottles with foam for myself.
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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    ^^^yup^^^
    i let mine set for 3 days before bottling
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    Re: Strang weather Affect Honey

    beginning of last week in the pouring rain i pulled 50# average off my hives and put supers back on for clover. hopefully there is more to come yet. the end is near.
  7. Re: Rant: People really need to stop mowing lawns every single week.

    well this is america soo...
  8. Re: Relocating a new Split back next to parent hive

    the longer you wait the more bees in the nuc are going to graduate to forager status and be 'lost' when you finally do move the nuc back.
    you can make splits right next to the parent hive. just...
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    Re: White Drone?

    DWV, likely high mite load in your hive.
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    Re: Dropped Frame, Queen Survive?

    WOW three nearly identical answers to the same beekeeping question! alert the media!!!
  11. Thread: Too soon?

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    Re: Too soon?

    yes, you need a local beek regarding flow. when in doubt, stack em up. cant make honey if supers aint on the hives!...
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    Re: Dropped Frame, Queen Survive?

    after 3 days go back and look for eggs. if there is still eggs at day 4 then she is still laying after your incident. if you dont want to wait three days you are going to have to go back in and...
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    Re: Pricing a 5-frame nuc

    youre on it! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Pricing a 5-frame nuc

    if you caught your own swarm and put it in this nuc then isnt it the original queen? if so, you can market it as "proven overwintered". newbies eat that up! $180 w/o box, but there may not be a...
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    Re: Preserving Genetics

    youre in illinois? a deep and a shallow at this time of year you consider booming? even when i was playing the treatment free game i woulda pinched that queen. consider obtaining some better...
  16. Re: Honey Color and Northeast Nectar Flow. Any ideas what produces such clear honey?

    often times this is localized. keep a record. beekeepers become botanists.
    maple, fruits, dandelion, BL, tulip poplar, blackberry, raspberry, catalpa, clover is the order of the major players in...
  17. Re: Honey Color and Northeast Nectar Flow. Any ideas what produces such clear honey?

    consider yourself lucky. pure BL honey is clear. rain doesnt directly make it light. the BL flower hangs down like a bell so it is protected from rain washout. so while other blooms may have the...
  18. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    are you able to find much of a market for nucs this late in the year?
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    Re: Luck is....

    my wife appreciates when this happens
  20. Re: Honey Color and Northeast Nectar Flow. Any ideas what produces such clear honey?

    black locust
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    Re: Glycerin Oxalic Dribble

    any followup here?
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus question

    great! make sure entrance is full width and if the cluster is closer to 5 frames of bees than it is 10 i would use one pad twice method over the 2 pad application. check on them after 7 days to...
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus question

    you temperature look good to apply MAQS or formic tomorrow night or saturday. this will get phoretic mites as well as the ones under cappings. you dont want to use this product when daytime are...
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus question

    if you shared your location, history of the colony, and current hive configuration then suggestions of what to do next can more accurately be offered
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    Re: Deformed Wing Virus question

    prob need to treat for mites.
    do a correct mite check. that is alcohol shake of NURSE bees from brood nest.
    then treat for mites.
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