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    Re: pollen bound

    :thumbsup: only way to go, as I get older I did switch down to 2 deeps and a med. :applause: only time I have had pollen bound hives is when they have either swarmed or poor queens
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    Re: SHB and Apiguard

    once you pull the honey supers they will have less room to defend, I do apiguard regularly, not sure if you are over loaded with shb, what will happen.
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    Re: Insurance

    if you sell honey normally your home owners ins. doesn't cover businesses. I have mine at the Hartford, not the best not the worst. others that I know about are Beekeeping Insurance Services and...
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    Re: Man Lake question

    never have looked in the catalogue, only buy from them in there spring sale, order every thing I need in March, not even sure I have a cat.
  5. Thread: APIVAR

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    Re: APIVAR

    you can get it from most of the vendors, make sure the manufacture date is within 2 years. Not a doctor but shouldn't present any health problems, use nitril gloves, the label say's nothing about any...
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    Re: Man Lake question

    my guess is the prices on stuff from over seas is going up they are passing it on to you. I tried to find the nitril gloves I usually buy, the price has tippled for the cheap ones, actually bought...
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    Re: Land for Beekeper - Belleayre NY

    or this one. 30 Western Catskill Mountain Beekeepers Delaware northernbeenetwork.org
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    Re: Land for Beekeper - Belleayre NY

    try this club 6 Delaware County Beekeepers Association Delaware facebook.com/Delaware-County-Beekepers-Association
  9. Re: She's not suppose to do that-swarm queen flys away

    if the hive had swarmed previous, that may be the virgin queen going on her mating flight, she may be back in the original hive.
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    Re: New York

    no clue, never did one, see no reason.
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    Re: Help with a honey extractor

    not if you treat with chemicals, I have had some that the honey got so hard from not being eaten for years, I had to throw those away, they couldn't even rob them out
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Buckets

    if the buckets have been in use for a while, pull the rubber in the top out and give it a clean, you would be amazed at what I have found up there. I use clorox bleach and let them air for a while.
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    Re: New York

    take a look at your napp weed, mine looks like it either had a blight or got frosted in the spring, not many potential flowers on them, the ones I mowed look good
  14. Re: Anyone else notice the "Do not sell my data"

    got no blue box, I would not click it, I have an add blocker probably why I don't see it.
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    Re: Dwindling hive post Apivar

    did you check the manufacture date on the side of the container ? only good for 2 years if not open. are you sure it's the same hive, didn't swarm? Since you did a sugar roll I would suspect the...
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    Re: Upstate NY; nucs

    well the theory is that with all the confusion with bees from multiple hives, the bees get confused. I don't know, never done it this way, I always make nucs in one yard and drop them in the next...
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    Re: Upstate NY; nucs

    here is a good thread to read to start with, Mike Palmer has bees in NY

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?189642-Wintering-Nucs&highlight=overwintering

    yes you can mix and match...
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    Re: How to deal with efb/ afb

    Randy Oliver has some new info on that, with the lack of Alcohol available he gives some other suggestions.
    If i remember correctly towards the end of the video, also mentioned using sponges with...
  19. Re: Bearding like crazy. Should I be worried?

    how about removing the QE, are they in the top box at all?
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    Re: Unwelcome ursine visitor

    call the dec any way, in the past each county was allocated one bee fence to loan out, there is no way the bees can button it up tight enough to keep him out, the young bears are looking for new...
  21. Re: Best cleaner for bee poop on solar panels

    being your from Calif. that pure water may be a problem:D answer from...
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    Re: How to deal with efb/ afb

    here is a decent video on bee diseases, look at the ones about PMS.
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    Re: How to deal with efb/ afb

    have you checked your mite loads?
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    :applause:
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    Re: How to deal with efb/ afb

    the answers depend on if you had efb or afb, did you get your state inspectors to come look at them. there are stickies in the disease section on what to do with the diseases, specifically efb. ...
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