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  1. Re: General Mills Flower Packets contain invasive species?

    I hope that there is honeysuckle in there!
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    Re: Overnite bee die off

    Your bee inspector is a loser dump him. You can high purity OA wherever you like. Since when is Brushy Mountain the only OA source.
    Set up a deer cam if you suspect foul play.
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    Re: 2017 plains and changes

    Headlight and a .22. Great fun for me and my son! I built 12" steel stands several years ago but they still come scratching around.
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    Re: Bee Go Or Honey Bee Gone

    Fischer's Bee Quick.
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    Re: Nuc/Split Question

    Mix and match mix and match. As long as you have nectar and pollen mix and match. I have had no brawling issues in the spring. I'm the same as RayMarler a frame or two from here a few from over...
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    Re: I think I'm in trouble guys, help

    Your supplier could have given you a virgin on the second go. She would have to get mated before she would begin laying. Welcome to the never ending struggle.
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    Re: Central illinois spring split?

    You need drones and dandelions. Good Luck. Feed the splits. Kill the mites!
  8. Re: Bees bringing in pollen in west central IL

    Mine have been dragging in in for two days.
  9. Re: Midwest beeks ....time to check them (central Illinois)

    Bees bringing in pollen for two days here. No patty no sub planning to drop a gallon on next week. I'm 50 for 50 this year thinking about mite treatment. Peace out.
  10. Re: Jacob William Spath arrested for 64 hive beehive theft from Olivarez

    Man you guys are brutal. The kid is just trying to make a living working the nightshift. Parents must be proud.
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    Re: The 6 Stages of Beekeeping Addiction

    I'm just in it for the honey.
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    Re: Nuc to 10 frame

    Remove outer and inner cove from queenless hive. Lay newspaper or another type of paper same thickness( I use auto body masking paper because it is inkless) on top of the bess to completely cover...
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    Re: Frustrated with honey gates! Help!

    My Maxant "no drip" valve has dripped since new. I used the Kelly valve successfully for several years prior to purchasing the Maxant. Either way get a bottling valve. The right tool for the job...
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    Re: Honey Prices??

    Check out the prices here: http://www.honey4sale.com/
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    Re: formic acid MAQS

    If you are using two strips wait for the 91 day to pass. If you are using one strip I would not worry about the 91. MAQS is most potent in the first 3 days. Make sure your entrance reducers are...
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    Re: Severe spotty brood

    Vita has a field test kit for EFB. Dadant sells it. I used a couple last year. Determined my issue was PMS. I think you have to do the field test prior to treating. Good luck.
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    I've been using MAQS for several years without major queen loss issues. Give them enough air and they will be fine. It may wipe out a weak queen and they will supersede her. I believe it is...
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    Re: Varroa treatment results

    Why did you think that you had no varroa problem?
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    Re: Mite Away Quick Strips and robbing?

    If your colonies are strong enough for MAQS they will not be robbed. Here's another thought, pull your honey and treat at the same time.
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    Re: OTS Bee keeping and undrawn comb

    You'll need a flow to accomplish your dream. The only flow I've had so far is rain. I'm hoping for a box of basswood if it stops raining. Good Luck!
  21. Thread: Jester Nucs

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    Jester Nucs

    Anyone get nucs from Jester bees this year? I have an opportunity to get some of their nucs. Looking for reviews good or bad. Thanks.
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    Re: Unsure of how to help cold bees

    Have a glass of wine and check your bees next week.
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    Re: How soon to start balancing hives

    And give them a frame or two of brood from your good hive.
  24. Re: Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome Treatment Options

    I am curious. Why and how did you and the state come to the diagnosis of IBDS if you have a high level of mites. As far as I know Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. If you know you have a...
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    Re: Pail Feeder Question

    I use 7 5/8 boxes they will not fit in a medium.
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