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    Re: Disappointing Fall Inspection

    What is the mite situation? Have you treated recently, if at all? What did your last inspection show? Pollen stores? Queenless or queenright?

    Sometimes the biggest hives have the most mites and...
  2. Re: New Dadant smoker where have you been all my life?

    Love mine too, even after two years!!

    I don't want to put a new bellows on it because the thing looks like it's been in a war, and a new bellows would ruin the look!
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    Re: Paradise Beebox reducers.

    I think Paradise just redesigned the entrance reducer; the old ones do restrict drones, but the new ones do not. I don't think either one restricts queens. Wood entrance reducers fit height-wise,...
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    Re: OAV and Brood damage

    I use a ProVap and have not seen any brood damage at all, either; nor did I see any brood damage with a pan-type.

    I've heard of a segment of beekeepers using an insect fogger to apply oxalic acid,...
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    Re: UltraBee vs. AP23 vs. Homemade

    I get Global shipped to me for $98 per box (with shipping), straight from the manufacturer (2.45/lb w/shp). That's cheaper than I can order it from a distributor (3.13/lb w/shp).
    Megabee is $85 per...
  6. Re: Lots of winter bees on the top of frames. Starvation in sight?

    Lift the back of the hive off the stand. If it's light, feed. If it's heavy, feed. :)
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    Re: Grease patties?

    Do you mind sharing your recipe for the addition of tea tree?
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    Re: UltraBee vs. AP23 vs. Homemade

    Dry Megabee for open feeding, and Global 15% patties in the hive.

    I used ap23 for several years, but then I wanted some actual data on ap23's performance, but I couldn't find anything except...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Mediums?

    Bee Biology trumps Frame Size, every time :)
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    Re: When to pinch and replace queens

    What are your goals?

    Do you want to sell bees (queens and nucs)? Do you want to make honey?

    Honey production is my main focus. I follow Michael Palmer's technique and break down unproductive...
  11. Re: Using a Micheal Palmer double 4 nuc as a Queen Castle?

    Sounds fine.

    Lots of ways to juggle bees!

    I wouldn't be too worried about the original two frames maintaining temps; a small shake of a few extra nurse bees will help with that... and if one of...
  12. Re: Need Your Opinion Is Our Bee Brokerage Business Viable?

    I don't pollinate; but I did call a commercial guy last year, and he generously spent an hour on the phone with me. (He ran about 15,000 colonies, and quit going to almonds.)

    This is what he told...
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    Re: Grease patties?

    Please update with your results!

    Do you think it's the wintergreen oil??
  14. Re: Quick draw coating vs regular wax coating.

    Acorn foundation. Nick Lissaman is GREAT to work with! And the wax coating can't be beat (I get the heaviest wax coating possible).

    Plug-and-play!
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    Re: frustrated bee mom

    Hi! Welcome to BeeSource.

    Have you read Randy Oliver's website? http://scientificbeekeeping.com

    He's in California, too...
    There are others on this forum in California that can give you...
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    Re: Ya Might Love beekeeping if...

    ...if every flatbed is a bee truck
    ...if every tanker truck is hauling syrup
    ...if you evaluate every landscape scene by how good an apiary site it is
  17. Re: Doolittle's Scientific Queen Rearing - 'update'

    Thanks LJ! Great find!
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    Re: Hive straps for transporting colonies?

    TNA have you considered overcenter buckles?

    This off boxertiedown.com/wholesale/-c-3_19: "...The difference between a cam buckle and an overcenter buckles is that the latch system found on...
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    Re: Incubator queens?

    Why not use a queenless, free-flying colony as an incubator?? We use them all the time as cell builders/finishers...
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    Re: Superior Bee poly vs. Bee Box poly hives

    Blue, check out these videos from Australia: http://australianhoneybee.com.au/

    They are distributors of Paradise Boxes down under.

    Although I really, really like the 4-frame/10-frame of Honey...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2018 treatment free experience

    Drawn comb.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2018 treatment free experience

    SP,

    Our weather here has been so unsettled and chilly (even with the maples in full bloom) that I really don't know if adding the first super would be a great idea until the first round or two of...
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    I didn't end up getting the breeder from vpqueens BUT Adam was very generous with his time explaining to me some dynamics of maintaining genetic diversity, VSH, his selection pool, and some of his...
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    Re: Pierco plastic frames

    Coal I started with the plastic frame/foundation but now I am only purchasing wood frames and plastic foundation. Reason: SHB. They love to hide in the "cracks" of the end and top bars. I see...
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    Re: Queen rearing calendar

    Yes, please! :applause:
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