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  1. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    no it doesn't, it's your math that is off

    13 x 1200 is 15,600
  2. Re: Too late to start feeding sugar syrup in Jersey?

    Yes, about 6 weeks to late to feed. You should have started in Sept even if they were still out foraging.
    hope your hives are ready for the snow storm coming this next few days, winter cold is here.
  3. Re: Advice on finding properties to place beehives?

    Like Mike said...Craigslist. That's where I found my best location, 100 remote acres packed with wild blackberry hedgerows.
    The others were from word of mouth. You should start talking to everyone...
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    be careful with pure amitraz, dosing % wise pure amitraz is made for cows and pigs, that was the reason for some resistance to amitraz back in the 90's.
    Apivar is +1000x lower in dose, % wise,...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    here in Southern Oregon we have mega tons of feral bees. Bees everywhere...
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    Re: Urgent Varroa Mite Question

    looks like apivaar is/has doing/done it's job real well.
    dwf is another symptom of something else the bees acquired due to weakened immunity from mites
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    just make a small honey warmer, mine is a closet with a heater vent, and I have the thermostat set to 90F.
    placing a 5gallon bucket of crystallized honey into the closet take 3-4 days to melt the...
  8. Re: Bee with torso up stinger out like a scorpion?

    I see it all the time every inspection all season long, normal action, they are fanning pheromones like Bush posted, look closely, the nasanov gland is open, with abdomen lifted high and stinger up.
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    Re: A question for Thyme oil users.

    old sol bees has a good recipe for apiguard on his site.
  10. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    anyone ever use dry fondant...drivert sugar, it's the same thing as fondant, inverted, plus, it's dry without the added moisture.
    Google online for "powdered fondant" or "drifond" and you will find...
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    Re: MAQS failure

    did you add extra ventilation like a top vent as the direction say to do?
    air needs to circulate through the hive when maqs or formic pro are used.
  12. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    :lpf: "build a new hive design" ok.....
  13. Re: mass of dead bees in feeder's shallow "moat"; any ideas re: why?!

    Bees breathe through a complex structure of network of tracheas and air sacs, they do not breathe through noses, mouths, or the probiscus.

    Oxygen is vacuumed into the body through openings on...
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    2nd heavy frost last night 25F, super foggy here this morning in Rogue Rive, OR.
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    Re: pumping 2-1 syrup

    the gravity method :shhhh:
  16. Re: Does flow refer to pollen or just nectar?

    nectar, think of it as a water faucet
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    my guess is most failures with FP or MAQ's is not ventilating properly during the treatment with opening under the lid.
    The first time I used maq and fp, I had serious losses of bees dying, then I...
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    Re: Sprouting Jar Lid

    they work perfect, been using these for 3yrs now
  19. Re: Original Flow hive vs Chinese knock-off

    why post the same 2 threads in different forums?
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    Re: First Frost Thread.

    last week first snows in utah and wyoming.
    rains have started here in oregon as of last week.
  21. Re: formic acid how much 95% to water makes a45mil treatment?

    27.4 ml acid mixed with 12.4ml distilled water = 40ml

    using distilled water prevents any byproduct precipitation occuring
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    Re: New queen timeline

    I highly doubt those are drones in false queen cells as little john posted.
    You said that you put a frame of eggs in the hive just a week ago.
    The bees know there is either a non laying queen or...
  23. Re: Blackberry flow is over in Portland. Should I leave them an extra super?

    Down her in south oregon, I will be harvesting in a week or 2, just letting them cap the last of the nectar. plus we have wildflowers happening for a bit.
    Don't know about North Oregon except your...
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    Re: Advice Needed for Hauling Hives

    been there az to medford or use 8mesh screen tops instead of covers, it's friggin hot on the drive day or night even through the shasta district
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    Re: foundation wax spray

    block of unheated wax is what I use, no problems
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