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    Re: Still too many mites

    This is what I suspect, too. The Formic pro treatment got the drop down to a few a day, if any, I was a bit surprised to see so many after 3 weeks away. I figured they’d be good after that. Formic...
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    Re: Still too many mites

    Ya it was over 3 weeks, but I’ll treat with oav anyways, I started this morning so I’ll check the drop tomorrow. I fed another gallon today, I’m not seeing robbing and the entrance is reduced so it...
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    Re: Florida bee keepers. what kind of bee?

    Looks like a honey bee.
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    Still too many mites

    I treated with Formic pro in September and the mite count dropped sharply after to almost nil, but still the odd one or two every few days. I just got back from being away for work for 3 weeks and...
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    Re: Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    Proprietary ingredients=cocaine
  6. Thread: swarm trap

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    Re: swarm trap

    Yes, bees don't care, though where it was salvaged from and what other materials/chemicals it could have contacted would make me leery of using it.
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    Re: Formic Pro Issues?

    The 13 day interval seems a little long, according to the instructions. I don't think the split treatment should have such a large gap. I'm doing the same treatment for my hive right now, just...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Well Monday was day 10 so I did a good inspection and turns out there's still a full hive of bees, thankfully :) Most of the drones are gone and only a bit of brood capped in the upper medium brood...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Yeah thanks, I did read this and followed the instructions before treating. I fully inspected then treated 3 days after to make sure they would not be disturbed that much. It's gone fairly well I...
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    Re: Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Only if the temperatures are too warm when you apply. Definitely not a concern for me here now.
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    Interrupt treatment to inspect?

    Iím currently treating with Formic Pro. Tomorrow will be the 10 day split where Iím supposed to put on the 2nd strip. 1st treatment really seemed to affect the bees but it did kill a ton of mites...
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    Re: Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    $7.50/hive is pretty cheap compared to the cost of a dead hive.
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    Good to know, it sure seems extreme when I’m only used to seeing a few or none. They seem to be recovering a bit from the initial shock and bearding a bit and flying more now. Since I treated I...
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    Possibly, was shocked at the amount.
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    Re: Formic pro hurting bees?

    I’ve got them here, I’ll review, thanks for the heads up.
    Edit: instructions say not to feed internally or with top feeder but barrel feeding is acceptable.
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    Formic pro hurting bees?

    To carry on from previous thread but with a different angle now, I verified my hive appeared strong last night. Half full honey super, good brood in both boxes and queen active. My mite count has...
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    Re: 1st September-what to do?

    Well good news, the bottom box is again full of brood. Queen is obviously doing well. I treated with a single Formic pro pad, will treat again in 10 days. A bit more capped honey up top but still...
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    1st September-what to do?

    So I've made it this far, my hive is doing good with one deep/one medium brood box and a deep honey super, 8 frame hive. They're now starting to kick out the drones and the yellow jackets are...
  19. Re: What to do with all the supers full of sugar syrup

    If you have an empty super, I would put it on to keep them busy. If you have a large hive with a full brood chamber and nowhere to store forage theyíll backfill the nest and you risk a late season...
  20. Re: What to do with all the supers full of sugar syrup

    Feed them the sugar supers.
  21. Re: I need to catch up quickly on my knowledge and skills....

    Hey DH20, welcome. Iím in the same boat pretty much as you but hereís what Iíve learned. Try to stay on top of it. Weekly inspections to start to get familiar with the bees and how theyíre doing. ...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    So I did an inspection this afternoon. Mostly to get the frame back in order and to check for queen cells. The new medium super I put on Monday is starting to be drawn out and they’re actually...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    Thanks once more. That's the split I was thinking of if there's more queen cells. There's a lot more room for them now so if they keep making queen cells I'll split. The way they're going both...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    Thanks again for the insight, it really helps. Here's another quick question. I've noticed that I'm also getting a LOT of drone brood in clusters in the corners and bottoms of some frames. I'm...
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    Re: Add medium brood box?

    Thanks, I'm trying to get them as much room as they need before August. I'm away for 3 weeks and won't be able to inspect so I'm trying to mitigate swarming, etc as best as possible. For the empty...
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