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    Re: help finding a supplier

    Thank you! I ordered one! They are a nice company. I ordered a bee suit for my granddaughter there and it was a nice quality suit. I did not notice at the time that they sold western red cedar hives,
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    help finding a supplier

    I would like to purchase another western red cedar medium 8 frame hive set up. So far I have purchased from Legacy and they closed. I then purchased from Bee thinking they also closed. My most recent...
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    Re: Possible laying worker

    FlowerPlanter, I did not combine the hives. I waited too long and mostly drones in laying worker hive. I am doing alcohol washes to check for mites but since no brood,,,no mites. The bees remaining...
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    Re: Possible laying worker

    Thank you so much FlowerPlanter I will gather materials and give this a try!
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    Re: Possible laying worker

    It has been more than three weeks and there was no sign of any type of cell up. I was considering your suggestion about combining, My question with that is would it keep the laying worker syndrome...
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    Possible laying worker

    Any suggestions on saving a laying worker hive? I only have two new nucs purchased in late may. I purchased another queen and she did not survive in the failing hive. I tried a small frame of brood...
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    Re: Help me understand where I goofed

    Hi SeattleBeek, I am lookng foward to replys. I am planning on installing Apivar strips to two new nucs I will be getting. The Apiver I received in the mail feels very hard. I feel I may encounter...
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    Re: Zeidlers Bee Tea

    Thanks again for explaining your set up. I use two cement blocks with a 2 foot x 2 foot slab of concrete which is 2 inches thick. I place 4 paving brick, one on each corner on the slab under the...
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    Re: Zeidlers Bee Tea

    Thanks for the reply aunt betty, I have my bees in total sun, facing south. The boxes are tilted slightly forward. The soil in the area is well drained. I keep a plastic barrel cut down to about 12...
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    Zeidlers Bee Tea

    Question for all. Has anyone used Zeidlers bee tea for nosema control? I ordered some to use on two new nucs that I will be getting late May early June. I have lost my hives the last two years to...
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    Re: Advice cleaning out hive overcome by Nosema

    Thanks BadBeekeeper. i will try the 1 capful to one gallon water and soak for 20 minuites as Flower Planter suggested. This is the second year I had a hive die because of nosema. Last year they died...
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    Re: Advice cleaning out hive overcome by Nosema

    Thank you Flower Planter. Maybe someone will chime in on the amount of water to use with the bleach. ! cup to 5 gallons is a huge difference form 1;1. Don"t want to kill any more bees!
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    Re: Advice cleaning out hive overcome by Nosema

    Thank you Flower planter. I sent my bees to beltsville and it is definately nosema. Mites were low at .4 per 100. No tests are done to determine which type nosema it is. Really nice article in...
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    Advice cleaning out hive overcome by Nosema

    Could use some advice on cleaning up a hive overcome by Nosema. Some suggest bleach. Power spray. Stiff brush. Thanks
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    Re: Dead Out Nosema?

    I did get the mite results back also and it was low. .4 per 100 bees.
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    I am sure it was wax moth feces. I found pictures on line and it was a exact match. I did it in October and sorry cannot remember the site.

    I do not have pictures.
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    Re: Dead Out Nosema?

    Just had a hive die out 12/26/17. Did not have much of a mess around my hive. Few brown streaks around top entrance of hive. Sent bees to Beltsville and Nosema was the cause. got my results back...
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    Just a update on my hive. I made several posts about small amounts of wax moth feces, tore my hive apart several times and nothing. I was old by several of you that something else was going...
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    Re: Wax moths?

    I had a similar incident. I tore my hive apart 2 times in the fall in cooler weather than what I would have liked. both times nothing. I did tighten up my bee area a bit though. I had a empty super...
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    Re: Wax Moth?

    The only stupid question is the unasked one. What is BT?
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    Love seeing dead varroa mites!! Nice photos!
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    Re: Wax Moth?

    Thanks for the photos. They are so benificial for us newbees! Looks like lots of scraping, cleaning and freezing! I started to see wax moth feces on my IPM board and tore my hive apart 2 times and...
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    This is for sandmtm. I contscted the breeder of the Purdue leg chewer and he replied that the brood being pulled out is a hygenic behavior. The bees are removing effected brood and thats what VSH is...
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    Update on my wax moth. Once again I tore my hive apart looking for the wax moth. This time I had 8 frames of uninfested frames ready to replace (I froze 8 frames of honey from a hive that did not...
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    Re: Wax moth Feces

    Thanks sandmtn. I agree with Riverderwent also and should have heeded DavidZ's suggestion of the wax moths in the wood. They are somewhere because the droppings have increased. I am freezing 8 drawn...
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