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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Hi LAII, wow 4 gallons, I get close to a frame of honey (medium) to a quart, so that is 16 medium frames of feed. Take a bit away for the comb building and what they ate, and they should have a super...
  2. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Greg, I read the question "do I know the concentrations of OA, in all places." YES I Do. on the lid 0%, on the Floor 0, in the corners 0, in the spot I placed the GlyOA pad 25g in every Hive...
  3. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    re: this statement: I will challenge the OA applicators now - do you know about and do you have absolute control at all times of the OA concentrations in every single hive (AND in every single...
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    Re: Partridge Pea

    Birds foot trefoil or Alfalfa both have deep roots and do well in dry times. the seed is expensive however. should be able to at a feed & seed store buy a little bag.Last 50 pound of trefoil I got...
  5. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    How long do you leave the cardboard strips in Oldtimer? Have you tried the blue Towels? what is it about the cardboard you like?

    thanks In advance
    GG
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    Re: Extra White Honey This Year

    Grins, what does Honey sell for in Montana?
    Just curious. I have some that is light and Minty this year. Every year is a bit different.
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    kadeal, not sure what you have around the place but I would not spend money on Smoker fuel. So here is what I have used, Card board, cut in strip as long as the smoker is tall the way so the air...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Greg, Repeat ability is a frontier I fear I cannot Scale. In any given year, I do not necessary know which way the virgin fly's and to What DCA she ends up in. Even if I had great results one...
  9. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    Can your friend add an empty medium to a hive, then stack them onto a hive or 2 that may be a bit low on stores to clean out. then go back in 8 days or so and place them in your garage "sealed" on...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    So Big Question here "What is the Control" As the queen can have 12-20 baby daddy's and the mother can as well, it is unlikely even in Sibbling Queens to have "sameness" unless you Inseminate from...
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    Re: Temperature to kill wax moths

    Depends..... Mine fly at night when there is full moon. Often see bees coming back an hour after dark. I use a yard light, after an old timer told me the bees use the light as a landmark to find...
  12. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    Concur, I would leave the supers with the bee till you can take them in Nov. in the garage is opportunity for problems.
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    Neat pics. Can Anyone comment on the Suspension for the trailer. I am considering using an old camper trailer, but was concerned about the bouncing while on the road. Anyone know how many G force...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    that blue area in the pic is a nice size area. As the bees develop I would think it expands. they die out the chewing ones move in. turf expands. Thnks
    GG
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ,
    Thanks for the info.
    Your statement:
    I don't know how this ambitious project has escaped my notice, but it appears that they are getting some mainstream attention and developing a...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Hi Greg,

    re:I feel the idea of doomed late swarms is wrong.
    If good quality dwellings (small and efficient hollows for the small late swarms) are available and sufficient late flow is available -...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    or chair dolly https://www.schooloutfitters.com/catalog/product_info?pfam_id=PFAM5419&products_id=PRO14244
    or garden wagon https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200640326_200640326...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Leave the Box Russ, jump out and don't go back. :):no::D

    It is more of a mind that wanders, Gift,, hmmm never looked at it that way.
    My dad said I was a dreamer, in his 1960s view of things.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ
    As the discussion about Hive stands is still tingling in the back of my mind. your Warre Hives need a hive stand on "Wheels" :) this year as a part of my increase plan I placed new...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    1. Assumptions- Mr. Imirie assumes that the reader is maintaining his colonies employing the current best-practices concerning pathogens. So while he was not in favor of prophylactic Terramycin...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I think it has been a good year. I was distracted by changing homes, bought , sold, moved. I still managed to get 10 new hives up at my new house and split one Apairy from 6 to 9 and the other...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    + 1 I have some Hives I have been into 2 times the whole year. If I "needed" to be in every couple weeks I would eventually hit the time limit for growth. I cannot hire any one so I am at the...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    keep your eyes out for some concrete blocks. the 4 x 8 x 16 are the "premium" ones, use the large flat surface for the first ground level layer. sinking is all about pounds per square foot, think...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Thanks Russ for the overview. items 1 thru 5 have been in debate for many years. I do whole heartily agree with #6. I swapped brood boxes, then I did not then I did, and currently do not. As far...
  25. Re: Strategy for Harvesting Some Goldenrod Honey?

    You may need to experiment to see what your area has for a GR flow. there are a couple ways to play it. 1) take your honey pre GR flow and use the GR for the winter feed for the bees. 2) super up...
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