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    Re: Credibility of Scientific Papers.

    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/articles-predatory-journals-receive-few-or-no-citations

    interesting read about junk science reporting
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    Re: Abandoned .. mouse ?

    I seriously doubt mouse urine killed the bees.
    it could have been a mite crash even though you did do a oa treatment
    did you see dead bees on the comb with their butts sticking out of the cells? if...
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    Re: Winter feeding and excess stores

    like rwlaw said let them have it through the winter.
    you could spin out the excess in spring,
    then store what you get for next falls feeding
    or save it in the comb for making splits if you are...
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    Re: Help me find a suit for my wife

    ebay has what your wife needs, both full suits and jackets
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    Re: Shastina Boxes

    yes. their website is down, so you need to call shastina millworks to place your order.
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    Poll: Re: Feeding pollen sub in the Winter

    I don't feed until the dandelions show here, usually around feb 15th - mar 1st that's our sign to get the bees built up for blackberry bloom starting may 7th - the 15th. that give 45 days for the...
  7. Re: Fed water droplets/ landing board- they went nuts

    our oregon bee's have more than enough water during the winter here, like 6-7 months straight rainstorms, with a few days break, seriously here more hives are lost to moisture contamination, then...
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    Re: Feeding honey in winter

    sugar blocks are cheaper, and easier
    cooking honey will destroy the nutrient value
    you could get some of those cakepan circle feeders
    and fill it with honey, just don't cook the honey
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    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    put a ad on craigslist..."Free Bees" someone will come to get them
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    Re: Queen Flew Away Today (Nov 30)

    ^this^
    Amibusiness gives you the best advice and answer to your question in this thread. :thumbsup:
  11. Re: Thank God thatís over- kids are flying

    no big deal, pretty much the norm here in Oregon, our local bred survivor bees fly at 35F here. today they are hiding, they don't like the fog, or the temp inversions we get. plus this late fall it's...
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    Re: Best Queen rearing books

    sources I learned from

    queen rearing essentials...larry connor...book

    queen rearing and bee breeding...laidlaw

    bee culture mag...latshaw mag article

    mike palmers queen rearing video...you...
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  20. 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.
  22. 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.
  24. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    :lpf: "build a new hive design" ok.....
  25. 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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