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    Re: Mountain Camp - proactive or reactive?

    Or you can use an empty shallow super.
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    Re: Buying an Extractor....

    99 for a 2 frame is not a bad deal. 2 frame should work up to 8 or so hives. then decide to stay there or get more $tuff
    GG
  3. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Hi MSL, I guess we have to agree to disagree. IMO the starting point of the packages was more relevant to the outcome than the "System of management" Again good test , did have some data. but to...
  4. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Well really most of them do. I would think when the mite infested bees are pulled from the Almonds, they are treated, hauled some where and sold, shook into a box. "Most" of the folks selling bees...
  5. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Right MSL, But what If one package source has Learned behavior like biting and zero mites to start with, the other package source has not only has 100 Mites in the package with the bees the bees have...
  6. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Hmm If the source of the bees can swing the study/test that far, then would the test even be repeatable, with different bee sources?
    MSL do you know if the suspicion was "Mites" in the packages or...
  7. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Not to get in the weeds here , but what Hive type do you have? any wrappings or shelter for the Hives over winter?
    GG
  8. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    +1 we all have our reasons.....agree, we all march to the beat of a different drummer.
    GG
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ, as for comb, it is getting, keeping, storing, protecting, recycling, using, all of it. Because it is your "inventory" Some has stores some don't etc.
    I you use medium frames draw some as...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    ok i use Nadir different. I normally add comb and do it when I'd rather have a deeper nest and open space below. Or would rather not have empty space above. For comb drawing, I have the best...
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    Re: Lots of bees but no honey or pollen?

    Great news thanks for the update Windpath, I had 2 hives this year that when checking for winter stores, were full of brood and no honey. Odd behavior, hopefully a 1 off. I will likely re queen...
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    Re: Lots of bees but no honey or pollen?

    Windpath, feed this fall to get the weight up. Consider requeening next year. My Opinion of course. I am thinking your other hives did carry some honey so it could be the queen/genetics. Unless...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Hi Russ
    about the comment "Speaking of Warre, I had the opportunity to do my winter preps with the seven (7) Langstroth colonies in my yard. My experiment in nadiring was largely unfruitful."
    What...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    hmmm, I could not follow all that. I lost you at "warm, High pressure Air" And BTW I smoke Cigars. I would offer comment or feedback, but i'm not sure if the dumb Idea you mentioned is...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    JTGarass My comment specifically related to the picture in the first Post from Jackam yes the way you describe is another "way" Not sure how much "evaporation from 5 sides" happens at -5 F but I...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    the picture provided,, would cause me concern,, over a driving rain/sleet from the "up end" of the outer cover, if said material is "absorbing of moisture" It could IMO be saturated after the rain...
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    Re: Tilting the telescoping cover

    Hmm take advice from a different somebody. If there is Bee space on each side of the telescope cover and an hole in the Inner cover you have a robbing portal.
    If there is a hole in the inner...
  18. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    "We "humans" think it's OK to go grab any egg, willy nilly, and make a queen." +1 IMO this is part of the "problem" As well
    GG
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    +100 Most of my "good" books are from keepers in the late 1800s and early 1900s, I only have 1 bee book post 1950. If anyone plans to "throw" their old book away, PM Me I can pay shipping to get...
  20. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    I disagree, Swarming is a reproductive trait. If we "breed it out, bees will perish. They swarm because they wish to . Making them wish not to is the issue here IMO
    GG
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    Re: Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    sorry for the ignorance what is HMF?
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    Re: Harmful to feed bees melter honey?l

    Hi Lloyd, I put out wet supers to be cleaned/licked out. so Bees also rob if they can. IMO bees will seek the honey if they can find it.
    The issue would be if the honey from all the hives the wax...
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    Re: Buying an Extractor....

    Just to offer some real data, I did cut and strain for 5 or 6 years with 4-6 hives. I was not "aware" of extractors, this was in the 70's Also my dad and grand dad did cut and strain for 40 years...
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    Re: Buying an Extractor....

    Hi cfalls, Yes on the 5 gal bucket with Spigot, I have 3 this year, with the 400 mesh screens. As 1 filled the screen I shifted to the next and so on. Also quite fast to fill jars from. I did 25...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Hi squarepeg re: "when all it takes is a stray bacteria to clean me out" Or a Bear (wiped out by bear 2 times) or a really nasty winter (2 weeks of -15 or colder, bees could not...
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