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  1. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    Quiet Box:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_g-OHsyfBQ
  2. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    1st year with my bees. The likely most important thing I've learned is I probably worry too much about them. The 2nd most important thing is treat for mites. And don't overfeed, I wanted to make...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    Thanks, I plan to treat through Dec. 1, that’ll cover just over 21 days which should be a full cycle. Bear in mind this is my 1st winter with my bees so I’m not really sure what to expect but it’s...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    I just did my 2nd oav treatment the other day, another one due tomorrow. I may even do an inspection if the rain lets up as it’s still around 12C here in the daytime. My mite drop yesterday was...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    This is what I suspect, too. The Formic pro treatment got the drop down to a few a day, if any, I was a bit surprised to see so many after 3 weeks away. I figured they’d be good after that. Formic...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    Ya it was over 3 weeks, but I’ll treat with oav anyways, I started this morning so I’ll check the drop tomorrow. I fed another gallon today, I’m not seeing robbing and the entrance is reduced so it...
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Looks like a honey bee.
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    Still too many mites

    I treated with Formic pro in September and the mite count dropped sharply after to almost nil, but still the odd one or two every few days. I just got back from being away for work for 3 weeks and...
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    Re: Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    Proprietary ingredients=cocaine
  10. Thread: swarm trap

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    Re: swarm trap

    Yes, bees don't care, though where it was salvaged from and what other materials/chemicals it could have contacted would make me leery of using it.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    The 13 day interval seems a little long, according to the instructions. I don't think the split treatment should have such a large gap. I'm doing the same treatment for my hive right now, just...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Well Monday was day 10 so I did a good inspection and turns out there's still a full hive of bees, thankfully :) Most of the drones are gone and only a bit of brood capped in the upper medium brood...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Yeah thanks, I did read this and followed the instructions before treating. I fully inspected then treated 3 days after to make sure they would not be disturbed that much. It's gone fairly well I...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Only if the temperatures are too warm when you apply. Definitely not a concern for me here now.
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    Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Iím currently treating with Formic Pro. Tomorrow will be the 10 day split where Iím supposed to put on the 2nd strip. 1st treatment really seemed to affect the bees but it did kill a ton of mites...
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    Re: Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    $7.50/hive is pretty cheap compared to the cost of a dead hive.
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    Good to know, it sure seems extreme when I’m only used to seeing a few or none. They seem to be recovering a bit from the initial shock and bearding a bit and flying more now. Since I treated I...
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    Possibly, was shocked at the amount.
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    I’ve got them here, I’ll review, thanks for the heads up.
    Edit: instructions say not to feed internally or with top feeder but barrel feeding is acceptable.
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    Formic pro hurting bees?

    To carry on from previous thread but with a different angle now, I verified my hive appeared strong last night. Half full honey super, good brood in both boxes and queen active. My mite count has...
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    Re: 1st September-what to do?

    Well good news, the bottom box is again full of brood. Queen is obviously doing well. I treated with a single Formic pro pad, will treat again in 10 days. A bit more capped honey up top but still...
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    1st September-what to do?

    So I've made it this far, my hive is doing good with one deep/one medium brood box and a deep honey super, 8 frame hive. They're now starting to kick out the drones and the yellow jackets are...
  23. Re: What to do with all the supers full of sugar syrup

    If you have an empty super, I would put it on to keep them busy. If you have a large hive with a full brood chamber and nowhere to store forage theyíll backfill the nest and you risk a late season...
  24. Re: What to do with all the supers full of sugar syrup

    Feed them the sugar supers.
  25. Re: I need to catch up quickly on my knowledge and skills....

    Hey DH20, welcome. Iím in the same boat pretty much as you but hereís what Iíve learned. Try to stay on top of it. Weekly inspections to start to get familiar with the bees and how theyíre doing. ...
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