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    Re: Failed OAV treatments?

    Thanks for all the advice.

    I went ahead with the Formic Pro, and it caused a mite drop in the high hundreds to low thousands, so that is encouraging. I understand the issues with OAV and brood,...
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    Failed OAV treatments?

    Hi,

    I'm not getting good results with vaporized oxalic acid and would like your thoughts. I've done 4 OAV treatments and my way too high (20 to 24 per 300 bees) mite number aren't really coming...
  3. Thread: Two queens?

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    Re: Two queens?

    This morning the top two supers were pretty much clear of bees, so I confirmed the queen wasn't a straggler up there and replaced the escape board with a queen excluder. The bees seemed relatively...
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    Two queens?

    I'm a relatively new beekeeper (third summer, but first year had a rough learning curve). Both hives overwintered well in two deeps this past year. One of them (Thing 1) came out of winter incredibly...
  5. Thread: Queen?

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    Re: Queen?

    In books and photos, yes. In person, I haven't seen one, either in my own (brand new) hives or the field day I did with an experienced beekeeper. Is your implication that the photo is obviously of a...
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    Queen?

    I had some bees that were making burr comb rather than drawing out new foundation, so I had to scrape off the columns of comb. I scraped into a bowl so I could keep the wax to coat my plastic...
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    Re: Misshapen comb

    Thanks to you all. I will scrape off the misshapen comb and use it to coat the rest of the foundation.
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    Misshapen comb

    First time beekeeper with two 5 frame nucs, put into 10 frame deeps and fed 1:1 syrup via a top feeder. After seeing queen cups in one colony (and thinking, wrongly, that they were a sign of...
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