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    Re: cleanup for wax moth in combs

    I mix mine at 3 tsp per gallon. I still get moths on the frame but no damage causing caterpillars. Perhaps your Xentari is too old. I read that UV and warm temperatures will break down the...
  2. Re: Slimy Comb from Hive Beetle Larvae maybe - salvageable?

    If it is plastic foundation, pop it out of the frame and pressure wash it. Clean the frames with a mild bleach solution. Re-wax the foundation and put them back in the frame. I made a frame that...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I would be very hesitant on putting a jar of honey in the middle of a pot of rapidly boiling water. Water could possibly be introduced from steam into the honey. Plus, the honey would be heated...
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    Re: amitraz resistance

    How is the "27% resistance to Amatraz" determined?
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    Re: Oxylic acid schedule

    FWIW, I started out using OAV as my mite treatment and was still having 60%+ losses. I knew that OAV was most effective only on phoretic mites and less effective on capped brood but I kept hoping...
  6. Re: Will bees pull out wax in NE Tennessee in August if I feed them?

    I have not had any luck getting them to pull comb after July.
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    Re: Real honey vs sugarwater honey?

    That sure looks like syrup.
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    I was able to talk the Maxant salesman to include it with the uncapper. I just had to pay for shipping. I don't have any experience with how clean the honey is coming out of the uncapper but I...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    Also, Aran, what clarifying tank are you using? I manage about 40 hives and want to make the extracted honey as clean as possible before storing in buckets.
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    I uncap into a bin that is under the machine. The Maxant bin is 2 parts, an inner punch plate that fits into a bin that has a honey gate on it. After uncapping the 300 frames, the bin was almost...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    My bottleneck also used to be the uncapping. I bit the bullet and purchased a Maxant Chain Uncapper and think it is the best purchase I've made for beekeeping. I can uncap my next batch while my...
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    Re: Existing Hive, No Brood, No Eggs

    I'm not sure about ME but in GA, the queen shuts down laying during the dearth. When I started beekeeping, I made the mistake of thinking that the hive was queenless during the dearth so I...
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    Re: HELP ME! no fall flow?? lazy bees???

    Fortunately, there is no need to overthink this. Pick up the back of the hive and if it feels light, feed them.
    I don't know about your area but North Georgia has 2 types of goldenrod. The type...
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    Re: HELP ME! no fall flow?? lazy bees???

    cwalker, you should update your profile to reflect where you live. Most areas go through a dearth this time of year so the bees aren't lazy, there just isn't anything to forage. Although, your area...
  15. Re: Brag - What is the biggist hive you have had

    My largest hive was nowhere near what the pictures show but it was 2 deeps and 4 mediums. I figured this hive would produce over 10 gallons of honey. Because of the height of the hive, I did not...
  16. Re: not new to bee stings, but I just had a real bad reaction

    Maybe it was a yellow jacket and not a bee. The YJ are very active this time of year.
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    Re: cleanup for wax moth in combs

    I am running a test of Xentari. I have a couple frames that have pollen in them, so I sprayed both sides of the frames and placed one on top of each other. It has been 5 days and there is...
  18. Re: USDA Honeybee Count Suspended. Was it Useful?

    I am a participant of the USDA's ELAP program for honeybees. I must report number of hives/losses each month to stay in the program. I just checked with the USDA folks and they are not aware of any...
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    Re: cleanup for wax moth in combs

    Try looking at https://www.7springsfarm.com/xentari-df-biological-insecticide-bt-1-lb-bag/. I got my order in 5 days.
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    Re: Second Hive Body???

    Yes.
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    Re: First shot at marking queen

    I believe he used alcohol to clean but he more relied on multiple devices and the pheromone dissipated.
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    Re: First shot at marking queen

    FWIW, A queen producer found that he needs several of the queen holding devices while marking queens. He thinks that if he uses the same marking device, the previous queen leaves her pheromone all...
  23. Re: best way to apply Bt-k to frames (that could have moth-maggot potential)?

    I found this Bt https://www.7springsfarm.com/xentari-df-biological-insecticide-bt-1-lb-bag/. I plan on mixing this 3 tsps per gallon when I am storing my frames.
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    Re: Paramoth: kills or only deters moths?

    Do you freeze them before storing? If not, you are storing the frames with viable moth eggs. Freeze for 3 days and then store in plastic. Using moth crystals is prohibited if you want to obtain...
  25. Re: Retired veterinarian bees have no nectar sourcears

    My second year, my mentor told me to feed my bees or they were going to die. This was in July, typically a great time of year for foraging where I live. It was very rainy but I didn't really didn't...
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