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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Bernhard,
    How do you time your your spring treatment with VarroMed?
    I'm curious what conditions are present during your spring treatment both within the brood nest and external conditions?
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    Re: scorch vs burn for efb

    I have read the info in Bee Culture written by G Hayes in 2019.

    Is there a BroodSafe website one could visit?
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    Now consider that---

    For the US:
    >>>50% of US population lives on 20% of the land mass (excluding Alaska)
    >>>52% of the population lives in coastal counties (excluding Alaska)
    >>>319 average...
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    That's pretty nice Mike, I can see why you'd be touched.
    Seems well deserved too! :)

    Breeding from #69, #78, #75 this spring.
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    Thanks but we have already been made aware of this..
    "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see"- Benjamin Franklin
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    Re: Beekeeper of the year criteria

    Marcin> The ESHPA also includes this in their process of BOY nominee info:

    "Some nominee's may not fit into some or all the above criteria and that is ok, we understand that some nominee's are...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Bernhard >

    So do I. Currently use OA vapor when broodless or nearly so mid January thru early February. Holds the mites down until mid-late summer. Sometimes though the weather/temps don't...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Bernhard,
    Thank you. I will look back in the thread for your presentation.

    I too visually inspect as my monitoring method of choice.

    Sounds like one spring treatment is reasonable both in cost...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    {This is pretty much a duplicate post of one I posted earlier, and which Bernhard answered, but is not visible to me. :scratch:}

    Bernhard,
    Until the new instruction sheet from the manufacturer is...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Bernhard,
    Until the new instruction sheet from the manufacturer I have a few questions for you.
    How may ml do you typically use in the spring to treat a colony? I see that current instructions call...
  11. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    >" the uniform crop maturation achieved by use of the round-up"

    >"Simply banning of the most screaming toxic method (read - use of round-up for the uniform crop maturation)"


    Obviously, A...
  12. Re: Topic: Expectations and Realities of Beekeeping (The First Two Years)

    As with any presentation it is of the utmost importance to clearly separate opinion from research based info commonly accepted or facts.
    Any comments of opinion should be clearly stated as only...
  13. Re: Minus agriculltural chems. / Increase in food price question

    crofter, Hasn't there been a partial ban on neonics (Imidacloprid, Thiamethoxam, Clothianidin) in effect in Ontario for a couple of years now? Any data available from Ontario farmers and local...
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    Re: Quaring with Michael Palmer method

    Good luck finding the best practices for your purposes and long term goals, when you get close to being efficient you'll know it and so will the wallet.
    Piles of junk stacked up gets disposed of or...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    If you are concerned with risking resources at spring buildup either the queen rearing attempt is timed incorrectly or the donor colonies are too weak.

    There are methods that utilize the bees (and...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    I don't think so:
    Much too labor intensive for those smaller than the big boys not to mention costs of specialized minis.

    Easier and cheaper ways to make a couple of hundered and no need for a 4...
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    Re: National Honey Report

    The way I see it from here:
    Long, warm fall through Sept, Oct, first 2 weeks of Nov. Finally below normal temps (20f below norm) for a week in mid Nov. Seasonal temps late Nov, then colder than norm...
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    Re: National Honey Report

    Anyone know who authors the Colony, Honey plant and market conditions each month for the New England and the New York regions?
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    Re: Bees starving

    Get the feed on them, you can always pull the shim/spacer and sugar later in the early spring as temps moderate.
    Priority 1 is feed.
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    Re: Bees starving

    "Could I take a full deep box of honey and just put it on top of my single brood box or would that cause too much space?"

    Yes, and the way I would do it, that is by the box. It will not cause too...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Sounds like it's time to read The Federalist Papers for one's self (again) and then have a informed discussion.
    https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/The+Federalist+Papers

    Can't help...
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    Hmm. Let's see, The Honey Householder buys bees every spring in Ohio, so he's got nothing worthwhile to say? :scratch:
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    Only time will tell if I sense wrongly about your new found boogeyman or not.

    Blame, blame, blame. How about the beekeepers' responsibility and their inability to detect efb in their bees in a...
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    I sense by this response that you have found yourself a new boogeyman ( eh new virulent strain, eh new enemy ) to combat. Sure hope the special queen genetics isn't going by the wayside now.
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    Sticky: Re: 2019 efb threads

    It's likely the Brits don't know they are leading the world in efb understanding and management either! :scratch:



    Only in the SE US.
    Traditional terramycin (or even tylosin) not effective if...
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