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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    My guess on the comb drawing. I think this is more a time of the year type thing. If the box is put on early and if the hive needs the space because they have filled what they have, they...
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    Ar1
    I would maybe try no vinegar. I did have a few spoon fulls in most of mine but was scared of too much smell myself.
    I have mentioned the only experience I have so far and so can only say...
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    jnqp.....


    How can the link that riverderwent posted be considered vague and misused? It seemed to lay it out pretty clear to me when used in this forum format.
    Cheers
    gww
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    ar1


    I do have a question for you? What did you put in the sugar blocks besides water and sugar?

    I put had put sugar blocks on every year before now on oct first. I even put a little vinegar...
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    Russ


    This is the reason I go more on feeling then knowledge. The knowledge is almost always above my head even when broken down into layman's terms.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Michael
    The guy who claimed credit, Arthur Eichengrun, for stabilizing aspirin when working for bayer ended up in a concentration camp with out any of the money.
    Cheers
    gww
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    russ
    Truth be known, I got the ideal from michael bushe's web site. It mentioned about 30 frames or so. I only wanted to build medium frames and so made these medium size and around 34 frames or...
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    Russ
    I don't have a data plan on my phone. I had to look the doctor up. He is a busy boy but doesn't feed and so I am one behind him.
    Cheers
    gww
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    russ

    When I first started, my goal was to get into bees for free. I used all the stuff I ever had that was left over from previous project or remodel jobs. Those long langs took less resources...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    One other problem I could see with the insulation on the inside is that it could interfere with decisions like feeding sugar water if needed. My inter covers do have the hole in the center...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Juhani

    I have to admit that I would only burn for afb and would probably try to bull through everything else but have not lost half of my hives yet. I believe that will come someday and I will...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    I can't really say. My first year a mouse made a nest on top of one of the foams and right under the telescoping lid. I had read a couple of things that the bees might chew on the foam...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    My first year I did two inch above the inter cover. I then got lazy and just started incorporating the foam into my telescoping lids and leaving them on all the time.

    It is a mixed bag...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Square...
    You had a very high per hive profit margin before this bad spell. Agriculture can be a gripe sometimes. Even the experts of old had big set backs. You will be retiring someday and if...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Ray
    Thanks for the tip. Hope you are doing well. I would come and talk at the chat room but have been really busy trying to get moms plumbing in her 100 year old house running as strong as it...
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    oldtimer

    :thumbsup: Wish I had the talent to use fewer words then I do to get a point across.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    My suggestion is to read the treatment free sub forum heading which is this:


    There have been many side discussions on all the other things like feeding sugar and such but most times, I stick to...
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    jw
    Bees breed fast enough that they don't have to be immune. They just have to be resistant enough. For management practices, enough comes down to labor compared to return. Many ways to skin a...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    russ


    Just keep in mind, my only experience so far is adding at least 2 gal fast in the beginning of oct and some times a few with sugar blocks to boot.:)

    I have no experience of doing nothing...
  20. Re: Confusing in treatment free vs mis-treating bees

    MimiE
    Why do you care? Does it make you mad when someone pinches a queen cause he knows a new queen is less likely to swarm and so he can probably pull more honey? I would say most people do the...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Ok, update. I am now down to 9 hives as I had one die. I got busy lately and have not had time to try and be a better bee keeper. Due to the time I have let pass, an autopsy would do no good as...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    ar1
    Thanks for the update. Good luck.
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    Things might be handled different when you have lots of drawn comb that was protected over winter and able to be put on the hive first of april or before.

    If you don't have the above, you...
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    Re: Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Good for you. Sounds like things are going well. Keep it up. I am side tracked and have not even looked at the outside of my hives in over a week (I have till now mostly looked at least once a...
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    Re: Warre novice in need of help!

    I would like to help with your questions but don't feel qualified. I will say welcome to the forum though. My inclination is that a first year hive might do better with the honey left. I would be...
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