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  1. Re: He didn't think BT was necessary for wax moths

    BTa, and you must be specific. BT will KILL bees, BTa will not and will kill the WM larva. XENTARI on amazon prime
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    Re: death by suffocation?

    What did the dead frames of bees look like.
    Bees don't freeze to death, they starve to death.
    When was the last time you saw them alive?
    When did you treat for VD?
    Do you have some pictures of...
  3. Re: Stored brood frames out in open, but still got kind of pest.

    what will you do with the frames? I have some frames that seem almost stuck to gether in a coccoon.
  4. Re: One handed queen catcher -vs- two finger queen catcher.

    I just don't think I paid that much for it...I may have bought one on EBAY..... but it is really a very useful tool.... One thing I noticed last fall at the VSBA state meeting from a vendor who had...
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    Re: frame storage for wax moth prevention

    I have used BTa with very good results and have used the same bag I bought a few years ago...perhaps, this is why I had issues this year-expired XENTARI. It is good stuff and is safe for the bees.
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    Re: frame storage for wax moth prevention

    Yes that does work, Especially if stored in a sub freezing climate.. This will kill both flavors of larva WM and SHB. The drawn comb i usually just freeze and have not had a problem until last...
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    Re: frame storage for wax moth prevention

    I thought I had this process down by storing wet frames or drawn comb in a weather tight tub after freezing....I have done this 4 years straight....Today when I go to load up some honey supers, I...
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

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    I thought I would just go the top entrance route this year. and I made a top entrance shim. I wanted to minimize the extra space they would have so they wouldnt wreak havoc so I cut the space...
  9. Re: One handed queen catcher -vs- two finger queen catcher.

    HERE IS WHAT I HAVE USED for 3-4 years.... love it!
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    This is an excellent article and i read it twice, thank you for sharing that. This reinforces my priority to crank out some top entrance shims....thanks again
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Thank you a corked hole is an option thank very much.
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Sorry i don’t understand what you are saying.
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Yes....i have alway avoided the queen excluder until last year for a percieved necessity. We had a very wet relatively cold cloudy year in 2018. The bees were storing all the nectar as soon as the...
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    This is the most thorough reference source about queen excluders....thank you. Very good read.
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Thank you for the response. I know only the most beekeepers will respond when i resort to posting here and I appreciate every response. I have tried contacting him since his lecture and had to pose...
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    Re: June 21, Mass field day

    Hi, I am looking for Ed Karle the bee keeper. He was a presenter at a state meeting last fall and want to ask him some questions about his lecture. Anyone help me out?
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    Queen excluder modifications

    I attended a presentation by Ed Karle this past fall during the VSBA meeting.

    Mr. Karle talked about cutting 3-4" off the ends off a queen excluder to end the " Queen excluders are honey excluder"...
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    i have made fondant for years and i figured out...

    i have made fondant for years and i figured out what happened. To each his own. thanks for your responses. (Unsubscribing from this thread)
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    Re: FONDANT Failure: Can I reboot

    Thats fine, nothing wrong with quick and easy. Sucrose is perfectly fine to feed your bees. It takes me an hour to make a batch and i am happy to do it. I have it down to a science and there is no...
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    Re: Fondant didnít set, Why?

    I wanted to report back that i have made many batches since post. I think the critical areas to keep in mind when i make the fondant is to accurately reach your target temperature, and to make sure...
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    Re: FONDANT Failure: Can I reboot

    Thats funny...i have since made a half dozen or more batches of fondant and got one more late setting batch. I think the most 3 most important things to remember is a curately reaching a target...
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    Re: Fondant didnít set, Why?

    That makes sense....anything (solute) that you add to solvent ( water) will elevate boiling point and depress freezing point....solution chemistry.... nice chart
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    Re: FONDANT Failure: Can I reboot

    I make an invert sugar that is easier for the bees to digest. I have made this food for them for 5 years.....Miraculously this morning the discs had setup overnight-no idea why it took over 12 hours...
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    Re: Fondant didnít set, Why?

    Yeah baby! that's what I want to hear: success stories.....I have a plate of fondant ( I pour fondant into 10" paper plates which makes them easier to administer in the hive)warming in the over to...
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    Re: Fondant didnít set, Why?

    Thanks...i make perfect fondant very year and this has only happened twice in 5 years.my wife came home and was a distraction and i think the process was too short and i think you are right, i did...
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