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  1. Re: Treating a resource hive with Formic Pro

    Jack,

    I appreciate the response, I do remember reading the bit from Nod's website and I can see their concerns. It would be exasperated in the side by side nucs I am using since their opening is...
  2. Treating a resource hive with Formic Pro

    Good morning,

    I am adjusting my IPM for this year and I have two (2) overwintered resource hives to figure out how to treat. These are the popular Palmer 4/4 side by side nucs. So this is...
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    Re: scorch vs burn for efb

    I can't get the brood safe to work, does it require a script?
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Of course, you may consider giving the "Tools for Varroa Management" guide from the Honey Bee Health Coalition a read. It goes over all the common options from Essential Oils, Apivar, Formic,...
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    Re: Applied Apivar today

    Better late than never! Not to change your IPM strategy but "Formic Acid" available as Formic pro is approved for use while honey supers are in place. Just remember to look at the label with regard...
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    Re: Used equipment

    Did anyone watch the lecture from Irene Power at the 2019 Honey Show? She said they boil their frames in caustic soda. I don't know why but this was the first I heard of this approach. Its a long...
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    I got my 2020 better bee catalog in the mail...

    I got my 2020 better bee catalog in the mail today and noticed some new instructions on their better comb. It is sold in two styles, wire and toothpick. You can’t use toothpick style frames in hot...
  8. Re: I was innocent, I was as innocent as I could be.

    Did you end up seeing any drones :)
  9. Re: Paul Kelly Bee Belt free shipping to US

    Emma from the Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies also rocks a Paul Kelly Belt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxFwZQWchgM

    It is handy to have a hive tool readily accessible while doing...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    So far so good, 10/10. The nice weather has really helped some of the weaker hives but I still expect to have some losses. 3 out of the 10 didn't get up to weight in time for winter so they may not...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    Rader, thanks for the note, don't worry I wasn't actually thinking anything would change, recognizing money was taken for advertising. I had noticed the consumer report section but had first...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    Those are some very attractive prices, I am trying to talk the wife into a road trip. As for Ohio Bee Box, I give up, I called a few times a week and it rings a few times and goes to voicemail. I...
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company

    Hi, has anyone had any experience with Ohio Bee Box this year? I placed an order on the 15th and it still shows as pending. I tried to call the number on the website and it says it was disconnected...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Well yesterday in the Apiary, checked all of their sugar stores, added if necessary, removed mouse guards let them clean out some dead bees, Oxalic all hives as planned, some with a glow plug others...
  15. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    [QUOTE=IWASHERE;1761055]Hello All,

    I've been working on a project for sometime to fix the massive amounts of deaths that happen over winter. So I built a beehive made of advanced materials that...
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I had bought 10 of the bettercomb and betterframes, although I was a little skeptical of the toothpicks being strong enough it would appear on several of the combs that the frames sagged. In one...
  17. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    There is always risk in everything. At this time of year you may not learn much because inspections are ramping down. Depending on if you are on the list for early packages this may give you a good...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Spent the weekend combining weaker hives to get them ready for winter. Needed to give some queens the hive tool test and then got a call from my brother and law who needed a queen! What are those...
  19. Re: Original Flow hive vs Chinese knock-off

    Agreed!
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    Re: Varrox: A cautionary tale

    I am sorry to hear about it, I am sure it is very frustrating. Keep your chin up!
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
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    Re: Foundationless source?

    Would you happen to have a picture of the final process?
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    Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    I think both organizations are great, you should join both :). JK. I think it is all about which meetings are closer. I honestly haven't ever done much with CT Beekeepers because I live closer to...
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    Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Welcome to Beesource.

    I am glad to hear your first year is going well. Although I do not know where to go for parts for your extractor it appears according to a thread here that it is most...
  25. Thread: nuc

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    Re: nuc

    I second that, mind if I ask what they are charging?
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