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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    thanks for the question russ,

    and even more thanks for the great job you are doing keeping us updated on your thread, as well as thanks for the overall contribution you are making to the forum at...
  2. Re: Anybody else have as much trouble joining as I did?

    welcome aboard hhb. what made you pull the trigger?
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    Re: Installing Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth

    sounds good ic.

    it's likely that you already know, but it's critical that your hive be perfectly leveled from left to right so that the bottom of the comb hits the bottom bar of the frame.
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    Re: Installing Nuc in Horizontal Langstroth

    no, it wasn't helpful at all.

    welcome to beesource ironclad. your first post was a good one and it's a shame your first response from mbear was filled with snark.

    i would suggest keeping the...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    many thanks ot. :)

    we'll have to see what happens over time and with more attempts at repurposing the bleached comb into more hives.

    the last time i checked all 7 of 7 colonies that made it to...
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    Re: Treat mites all the time?

    welcome aboard soundchasr, and best of luck to you and your upcoming experience with bees!

    moving this thread to the beekeeping 101 subforum so that others searching for information on getting...
  7. Re: Fed water droplets/ landing board- they went nuts

    my guess is that having the water is making it easier for them to dilute stored honey and keep the area in and around the broodnest replenished with ready to use carbohydrate.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    thank you for the reply bernhard.
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    Re: Going to use OTS

    :thumbsup:

    sounds like a good plan. looking forward to hearing about it sh!

    excellent point about the time factor.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    one of the rare finds i came up with on my literature search:


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    it's from here:

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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    yes, should have added sugar paste is placed on newspaper and in that consistency can be pressed into patty form...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    bernhard if you are still following the thread,

    how would the authorities there deal with a case of a beginner beekeeper purchasing 4 hives of bees and then completely neglect them, resulting in...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    when providing sugar as emergency feed i'll mix in just enough water to turn it into a thick paste. this prevents the hauling out of crystals and probably makes it easier for the bees to consume.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    thanks deb. i provided bernhard a link to that same video in post #5 of this thread.

    dr. stainton doesn't go into detail about how long efb can survive outside a hive.

    after an exhaustive...
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    Sticky: Re: treatment free member listing

    great to hear back from you swarmhunter, and looking forward to hearing about your experience up there in iowa.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    fortunately the bacteria associated with efb doesn't form long lived and virtually indestructible spores as is the case with afb.

    afb is the one where you might as well through everything into a...
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    melissococcus plutonius is an anaerobic bacteria. for most anaerobes oxygen is toxic and they cannot survive long when exposed to it.

    i've not been able to put my hands on any studies that show...
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    good question, and the short answer is probably not as much as i should be fivej.

    i use throw away nitrile gloves for handling frames.

    i sterilize my hive tools by spraying them with alcohol,...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    is that to say you know personally many beekeepers having first hand experience with bona fide laboratory confirmed efb, and that these were successful in quickly eradicating the bacteria so that...
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    many thanks for the clarifications bernhard.

    i'm guessing that those reading in other countries will find it strange that swarm traps are outlawed in germany.

    so if a beekeeper in germany is...
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    we thank you for sharing them bernhard.

    is it true that in germany beekeepers are required by law to use chemical treatments for varroa? and that they are subject to inspection for varroa by the...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    yes, spring 2020 will upon us soon and we'll see what reporting we get with respect to efb.




    yes, i was very frank about blaming myself for getting caught with my pants down, perhaps you...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    you sense wrong clyde.

    i was hoping you might sense that there is more to efb than some are acknowledging but alas, i'll hope no more.

    i don't believe in boogeymen nor did i have any battles to...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    i don't believe that is accurate.

    when i say 'anecdotal' i am referring to direct personal communications with the leading bee entomology professor at auburn university, the research leader at...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    understood bernhard. the current thinking is that efb is morphing and becoming more of a threat. discovering efb bacteria can live for a long time in beebread and honey makes it more like afb in...
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