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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    I burned my frames as a precaution, melted comb from plasticell (plastic is quite toxic to burn) and gave the wax to someone making furniture polish just to be sure. Sorry for your losses
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    Re: Heilyser JB700 OA Blower

    What I was thinking. Thanks again.
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    Re: Heilyser JB700 OA Blower

    Thank you. I don't have a real high mite count, my last December OAV seemed to do the job nicely. I'm going to pull fall honey on the 13th of October, should I wait on OAV with my regular battery...
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    Re: Quick vaporizer timing question.

    All set to treat and they are putting up fall honey, which I am going to steal some of. gotta wait. There is brood in all my hives anyway
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    Re: Heilyser JB700 OA Blower

    Cam,

    I've got to treat for mites tomorrow, just wondered what you are using now. I have a couple of options in my garage.

    Gypsi
  6. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    What I did, to be sure my other hives did not rob the infected ones, was harvest all honey for human use only, melt down all wax, scorch all woodware. Terra-pro was easy to get in 2013, and feed...
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    Re: Double nuc, a nod to Mike Palmer

    I haven't got one of these brood factories built yet, but your information on overwintering in nucleus hives has been very valuable to me over the years Michael Palmer!
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    Re: Wait those arenít bees...

    Great video, I get a couple of yellow jacket calls a year.
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    I watched your video. It was long. boots you will find some I am sure. That was a really long inspection, bees don't look that hot, they acted like the queen was on frame 3. I use taller hive...
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Hal, I wear almost knee high boots with my suit tucked in. For future reference. I can't find my hot queen either, I split her hive 3 ways, the bees say she is in the yellow box so I took all her...
  11. Thread: Honey bee CPR?

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    Re: Honey bee CPR?

    That would make a great video.
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    Re: Made 2 splits , can I add more bees to one

    that's what I would suggest. Or put the hive with the fewest foragers next to a very busy hive
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Put your entrance reducer back on, when there is a dearth of nectar robbing hits high gear. my bees are in sun, all entrances are reduced almost all year here. I do have screened bottom boards so I...
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    Re: Double nuc, a nod to Mike Palmer

    Very informative thread. Guessing Michael is not on Beesource much lately?
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    Re: Dadant extractor issue.

    Actually I looked inside the extractor and I think the problem is deep honey, going to drain the tank some and try another frame. Had kids here and could do nothing last week
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    Re: Bees staying home

    feed, feed and feed unless you have a flow. Still you may have to combine hives going into winter. I live in Texas so that is the best I've got for your climate, hopefully someone else will reply
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    Re: Custom Labels

    I'm thinking of just using 2 pound honey jars, they do well with large labels, and everything else glass canning jars with label on lid. Going legal does NOT fit on honey bears
  18. Re: Water issues in beekeeping, water management, and the desert.

    I have 4 ornamental ponds, 3 are quite small, all have a pump and small waterfall of some kind and there are surfaces where bees can light and get water. the trouble with desert, drought and bees is...
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    Re: An interesting story about wasps

    I have a spray bottle of dawn and water labeled wasp spray, I don't worry about hunting down every local paper wasp nest, but those too near my door or my hives get a midnight visit and a couple of...
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    Re: Laying worker help

    Newspaper combine over a strong hive. I wasted money on perfectly good queens trying to straighten out LW hives, drove a mile and dumped the bees. Repeat again a few days, didn't work.
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    Re: Bees staying home

    The weather has been rather strange this year. Texas has actually been better the last 2 years, we've had rain so had flow. In years with low flow and dearth, I pick the best queen of 2 hives to...
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    Re: extractor gear drives

    I did buy Dadant for that reason, but that drill idea is fabulous
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    Re: Dadant extractor issue.

    Thank you, I will have a look for a screw. It was pretty late last night when I realized the issue was getting worse. I've had an afterwork nap and maybe now I can see what's up
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    Dadant extractor issue.

    I bought a Dadant manual extractor a couple of years ago. Using it last night, it seems like the gear at the top of the shaft inside the extractor is not up high enough and it's causing noisy skips...
  25. Thread: Custom Labels

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    Re: Custom Labels

    The Texas honey label is long and cumbersome. I can get 4 to a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper. Too wide for the 12 oz honeybears but ok on 2 pound jars. I didn't do anything fancy. I have bees chasing my...
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