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  1. Re: Western Massachusetts Overwintered Nucleus Colonies

    have another cup of coffee linda. :)

    i think clyde meant well and was just trying trying to help.

    rob, pm me if you continue having problems posting to this thread.
  2. Re: EFB Pro-active treatments - Now or wait until later in the season?

    that's great news for those states set up that way clyde.

    if i recall correctly username brought the state inspector in last year, but nothing was done about the offending neighbor.

    i wish...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    :thumbsup:

    it's been consistently cool and wet up here on the ridgetop which i believe has held back swarming just a bit. i've managed to get my 4 traps set over the past few days.

    i am...
  4. Re: Any alternatives to Kelley F style foundationless frames?

    same here. a box of tongue depressors from your local pharmacy goes a long way for cheap.
  5. Re: EFB Pro-active treatments - Now or wait until later in the season?

    i get it '07, scary.
  6. Re: EFB Pro-active treatments - Now or wait until later in the season?

    good post tim.

    turns out the u.s. is late to the party compared to most countries with respect to prophylactic use of antibiotics in beehives. in fact for most of europe the use of antibiotics is...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    very interesting russ.

    great job with the updates, many thanks!
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    Re: strange bug infesting bee hive

    my friend's hive was so overcome with these that he pulled the best 6 frames and the queen and burned the rest.
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    Re: strange bug infesting bee hive

    yep, most likely sap beetle jonsl.

    some better photos here:
    ...
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    strange bug infesting bee hive

    a friend of mine sent me this (not the greatest quality) photo of a bug.

    he said there were hundreds of these along with lots of their larvae that had taken over an overwintered hive that was...
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    Re: Do I need a new queen

    what did the queen cells look like?

    (probably) still capped?

    or (maybe) small hole at the bottom indicated new queen emerged?

    if you look at the bee math here, you will see that it may be...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?296956-Read-Me-First
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    Re: A sign of the times

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?296956-Read-Me-First
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    Sticky: Re: Read Me First.

    time to remind everyone.... again. (please read posts 1 & 2)

    on behalf of the moderating team, we would rather see everyone abide by these guidelines than have to close threads that deviate into...
  15. Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    Pretty much the conclusion at which the moderating team had arrived.

    paalam jojo.
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    Re: Do I need a new queen

    with only 2 or 3 such cells it is more likely your colony is superceding their queen as opposed to having swarmed.

    the cell in your picture appears to be pushed in on the side as if it may have...
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    Re: Queen Leaving Hive

    it's possible that the queen became injured at some point...

    when the frames were transferred into the nuc box,

    if/when the nuc was transported home and the frames were not secured from...
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    Re: Shortest time to recognize AFB symptoms

    the 12.5 days answer seems to suggest that older larvae fed with afb and then capped say within a few days afterward don't succumb to the disease?
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    Re: Drones acting drunk & dying en masse

    yes, for some reason all the drones seem to 'time' their gathering to and returning from the drone congregation areas or dca's.

    i.e. they appear to leave and return from multiple hives in a...
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    Re: Drones acting drunk & dying en masse

    when i see drones returning to a hive only to crawl around and die like that some but not all will show evidence of mating. i assume the ones with their anatomy still intact wore themselves to death...
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    Re: Drones acting drunk & dying en masse

    the best way to tell is by picking them up and look for yellowish oozing from the underside of their tail end.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    amen to that david.

    what's left of me would not be worth much were it not for the encouragement of you and others.

    many thanks to all for that. hopefully i'll be able to pay it forward someday.
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    Re: Drones acting drunk & dying en masse

    they likely went out in a blaze of glory:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YcGUeC4ydU

    welcome to beesource j. consider adding your general location to your profile, it helps a lot when it...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    sincere thanks for the kind words david.

    it will be interesting to see how these next few months play out.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    misting it on with a bottle sprayer, hard to know how complete my coverage is...
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