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  1. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    Yes, what you just described happened to 3 out of 19 hives last year. Piles of dead bees, I couldn’t figure out what happened. Those 3 hives made it through the winter, and are still going; I...
  2. Re: Subspecies identification by color pattern

    With CBPV the bees are usually crowded in the hive, maybe the weather is keeping them in and it is a big colony, and rub up against each other and break the hairs on their bodies; if the virus is...
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    That is a good idea! We heard him speak at the Southern Adirondack Beekeepers Assoc. about 2 years ago, he is very approachable and so darn innovative!
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    Re: Laying worker help

    I believe if you put a queen cell 8n a honey super that will work too.
  5. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    These bees look healthy also, I could not tell they were physically light in weight. What alerted me to have them tested was the aimless milling around at the entrance.
  6. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    GregV: ”PS: I told about the "lazy" bees in my own thread over the winter;
    the only reason I have them - they did not die, unlike most others - good, I guess;
    otherwise, all they did through the...
  7. Re: Does AFB deadout comb always have scales?

    Nosema cerana definitely; you can freeze the boxes but have to throw out the comb, chronic bee paralysis virus the pathogen can be present for a long time and cycling out comb is recommended. ...
  8. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    Greg, why are you saying not to feed the bees? Just curious...
  9. Re: Does AFB deadout comb always have scales?

    I would not use that comb, or any comb from any source. There are many viruses that lurk in combs/wax, it just isn’t worth the risk of infection.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Received the Mike Palmer queens 7/2, made up a dbl nuc, and put one in a newly split hive. All’s well with the hives (I had bought other queens earlier and not one was accepted). The only struggle...
  11. Re: Want to notch 2 deep boxes and make nucs, but canít find the queen

    This is a very good thread with good information. Meg, I am curious as to what you decide to do.
  12. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    Yay for Basswood, started here a few days ago.
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    Re: New York

    Well the flow is here, finally!
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I had to buy a few queens; checked on them yesterday to see if they were released (it’s been 4 days) and found the queen being balled in one; I had put her on the bars (this was a split done end of...
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    Re: New York

    Expiration date good; FP one strip every 10 days, so 20 days. I have a feeling that it swarmed, maybe; it has always been a big hive, Iíve had it a few years. It had a bunch of swarm cells, we made...
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    Re: New York

    My one big hive (McCoy) that we split swarm cells from, also took some early Spring honey, 2 deeps 4 supers, lots of bees, NO QUEEN, NO BROOD of any kind. Just finished a Formic Pro treatment on...
  17. Thread: EFB options

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    What I meant was the amount of antibiotics that are applied; we do 3 treatments, I think they do a different amount. Maybe Nancy knows? I couldnít find that particular response on bee-l in the...
  18. Thread: EFB options

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    I think that the UK has a different protocol for EFB treatment than the US does. I think (I’m just not completely sure) this was discussed on Bee-l recently.
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    Re: New York

    Yes. Did splits w swarm cells end of May beginning of June.
  20. Thread: EFB options

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    Hypothetically, could an antibiotic (oxy) be used that is for chickens/pigs?
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    Does Terra Pro kill the bacteria that might remain in the frames?
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    In my opinion I would euthanize it and burn the equipment. Deb
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    You really had a bad episode with your hives; I do not like learning the hard way, but that seems to happen to me. I just can’t see treating and then thinking it might come back. After reading what...
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    Re: Bamboo skewers as a frame

    I’m sure he’s the one who started the usage of the skewers, and he probably used used ones, with the leftover BBQ sauce a little treat for the bees.
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    As soon as I saw it, you can’t miss it, totally different from PMS. I confirmed with the test kit I had (serendipity :) ).
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