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    Re: Still too many mites

    I use the exact treatment schedule, how expensive is it to keep buying bees? that treatment schedule works up north especially when your neighbor hood beeks are to cheap to treat causing mite bombs...
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    if you drill your hole in the crack between two brood boxes, you go above the bottom frames and below the top frames, and especially in cold weather the vapor comes out the entrance and out the top,...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    been using formic since mite away II, never had a problem, you make the call.
  4. Re: new attempt at passing mandatory bee registration in NY

    if the bill would accomplish d. above I might agree with you, but the bill will not do that. knowing where the bee keeper lives and the county they have bees in, doesn't help identify what hives may...
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    Re: Need electric fence info

    no matter what you do the snow is going to bend the wires down and short them out, I disconnect the bottom wires for winter, battery doesn't make it that long any way.
  6. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    try here info is dated was current in 2009
  7. funny story, really short on facts but high on speculation

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-beekeeper/rewilding-one-california-mans-mission-to-save-honey-bees-idUSKBN1X31CE
  8. Re: U of Montana Apprentice Level Beekeeping Class

    I find for the last few years people would really like someone to read stuff for them, then give them a synopses, and then they argue with you and tell you that you are wrong.:lookout:
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    Re: MAQS failure

    one quick search found this in Randy O's site.
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    Re: MAQS failure

    can't remember where I read it, if I find it I will post it, but delivering honey for the next few days.
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    Re: MAQS failure

    the formic kills the male mites under the capping's not the females, so they don't get mated.
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    Re: MAQS failure

    I'll give you an example of how MAQS can look like they failed when they really worked. A friend of mine doesn't treat for mites in the spring, we requeend a couple of his hives in the spring, he...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    yes but if you went back and looked at the person that started the thread, they have had the same failure every 3 or 4 years, and they don't test for mites:kn:

    and if you look at the second person...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    well we have had other people complaining about MAQS not working, but in all cases they tested right during or right after they put the strips on or as they removed them.

    from the nod web site
  15. Manhattan dad blames ‘hipster’ beekeepers for son’s stings

    love the article

    https://nypost.com/2019/10/13/manhattan-dad-blames-hipster-beekeepers-for-sons-stings/
  16. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    no, we are lawless :applause: only have 2 1/2 bee inspectors, and registration is optional, but you can request an inspection, since the commercials are leaving for nicer weather, I would expect the...
  17. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    oh ya but your missing the L. :shhhh:
  18. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    I did not sure why it applies to bees, real life yes :lpf:
  19. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    if you join the bee club above, and the person selling the hive is from Ithica one of the members probably can give you a run down on the person, and possibly the person belongs to the club. very...
  20. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    You would be better off waiting until spring, you have a bee club in your area that you may want to join address is [email protected]

    if you do decide to buy one better questions would be...
  21. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    :thumbsup:
  22. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    secrecy, well NY has a history of problems, one of the ways you don't get other hives into your area is you don't advertise. advertising local honey doesn't say that you have hives at that location...
  23. new attempt at passing mandatory bee registration in NY

    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/a8431

    assembly bill


    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6182


    senate bill
  24. Re: Methods for dissuading more beekeepers in a particular location?

    nobody advertises the hive location, most people hide their bees around here, nobody puts there names on hives so you could track them down. Having friends in Penn. what my locations can support in...
  25. Re: Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    the heat causes HMF so I would think you would have the same problem as they had with high fructose years ago. How were you disposing of yours, I had in the past sold mine to the Amish but they have...
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