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  1. Re: VERY lazy inspection, scratch that, OBSERVATION method

    The bee inspector wouldn't.
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    Re: wings out queenless behavior

    I'd have to see video or photos, but a guess is sick bees with k-wing.
  3. Re: Single Brood Box question adding honey suppers with plasic foundation only.

    Move up a couple of your honey/drawn comb from below into middle of box, staggering/checkerboarding it with the plastic. First though, take a block of wax and rub liberally onto both sides of the...
  4. Thread: New Hives

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    Re: New Hives

    Some tips:

    * Lightly smoke to help keep her from running down deeper
    * Move quickly but gently, the calmer the bees are, the better
    * Move into the brood nest and look for just laid eggs and...
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    Re: days to have q cells

    Come back 7 days later and you'll have capped queen cells.
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    Re: Comb build up in feeder shim space

    1. I think simply pulling the shims about the time nectar and pollen start coming in. This will prevent vast majority of this.
    2. I would smoke bees out of it (as much possible) and scrape it all...
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    Re: Swarm season in Cleveland, OH area

    Hey David... I'm unfamiliar with "Danalyn". Is there another name for it? :) (NM: figured it out, lol)
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    Re: Only two hives ,queen cells

    Sell a nuc cheap. You'll have takers.
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    Re: Bee Removal Help

    Call up every pest control company/sideliner in your area and get to know them by first name. Sell them on your dependability and availability.
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    Re: ProVap 110 and Glycerin

    Something I heard Randy say at the Ohio meeting as well that may be more pertinent is his conversation with Euro beeks that OAV who said they really only see significant mite drop with at least 2...
  11. Re: How much honey sales to be considered a fail?

    No problem. :)
  12. Re: How much honey sales to be considered a fail?

    A good little book you might consider I've found helpful is "Beekeeping With Twenty-five Hives ― From Passion to Profits" by Grant F.C. Gillard.
  13. Re: Requeening honey bee colonies without dequeening

    Michael, G.M. Doolittle observed this and references it in his book(s). Mel Disselkoen from Michigan is a proponent and teaches such in his material. Doolittle was not a "gimic" kind of guy in my...
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    Re: Mite Bombs

    I experienced some of that kind of loss here in the Cleveland area this Spring. One week its 85 degrees, bees flying, plenty of pollen incoming, no cluster. Freezing the next week, with lengthy...
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    Re: Mite Bombs

    MP: In the fall when you treat, what is your method of choice, and are you rotating methods?
  16. Re: Splits with a chilly weekend coming up? To wait or to act?

    I'm in Cleveland. I think you're fine to split this weekend. Sunday looks like a nicer day hitting around 57.
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Thx, Swampsquash :)
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Anyone tried adding 1/2 towel per single and/or double nuc?
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    Re: Mel Disselkoen method

    Mel's OTS method has nothing to do with flour now. That was early on in his experimentation in the 80's. It's now as simple as notching below larvae of the appropriate age clear to the foundation and...
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    Sticky: Re: Homemade oxalic acid vaporizer

    Hi Bill ― a few years down the road now from this post. Are you still using oxalic in this method and what kind of results are you seeing? Thanks. :)
  21. Re: Strong hive 2 weeks ago, now bees gone. Plentiful honey stores, few dead bees beh

    PSFred is correct. The underlying factor here is mites. Losses will occur in late fall when bee numbers are dwindling and mite populations explode if they weren't managed earlier in the year. I think...
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    Re: OTS queen rearing book

    The book is a gold mine. You have to read between the lines on a few things, but the nuggets regarding breaking the mite cycle, honey production and queen rearing are worth their weight. Mel's book...
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    Re: New Queen outside hive

    Late afternoon/early evening. Yes, it's a queen. ;)
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    New Queen outside hive

    Have two hives and am rearing queens in both. Culled down to 3 cells per hive a week ago and upon the day for them to hatch I found a queen on the outside of the hive up a few inches from the...
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    Re: Swarm season in Cleveland, OH area

    Perfect, Mike! Thanks so much. Learning the area still after coming here from the West Coast.
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