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    Re: RIP little bees...

    Yup, would like to have seen at least 3 in the fall. Also, I use a screened bottom board to help reduce moisture. The quilt will cause the moisture to condense on the sides rather than the top, so...
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    Re: Bottom Board Mite Counts

    We used DDC on 24 hours to verify the effectiveness of thermal treatment with The Victor, which heats the brood super to 106F for three hours. We counted each 24 hour period for 15 days after...
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    If you wait until March you may find you are in a long line to be delivered. If you know you won't have bees until May, that is fine. If you are getting them in March or April, the bees may arrive...
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    Re: varroa lifespan

    I would like to see you test thermal treatment for Varroa destructor. Use The Mighty Mite Killer (Beehive Thermal Industries), The Victor (Greenbeehives.com), Apiguard, and a control group. Use each...
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    Re: varroa lifespan

    Oh, and they are a favorite food of ants too.
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    Re: Bucket feeder

    I use a one gallon zip lock bag with 3 qt. of syrup. Lay it on the inner cover. Place an empty super around it, and the top on that super. Costs $.10 and never gets propolised. Oh, VERY important,...
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    Re: Bucket feeder

    Throw them in a pale of 90% isopropyl alcohol over night, pull out clean in the morning! Do not pore the residue down the drain.
  8. Re: Business ethics question. Am I in the wrong?

    If the first store will promise to buy all you produce, than fine. That would save you on delivery miles, if not??? What would he want you to do with the rest?
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    I just got an $800 settlement from Harbor Freight from a class action law suit for doing the same thing. Making price comparisons to fake prices!
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    Re: 11 frames in brood chamber

    Yes, the perfect storm for beekeeping. Warm weather and lots of pollen kicked the queen into high gear, rain washed away a lot of the nectar, and the bees used much of their honey to feed new brood,...
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    Re: Article on large losses from wasps

    I have the IPK shb trap by greenbeehives.com on all my hives. It has a tray of cooking oil under a 6x6 mesh screen. I found dozens of yellow jackets in the oil. I don't know if they got through the...
  12. Re: Heat treatment of varroa mites, anyone have any reviews?

    We sampled a dozen capped brood, after treatment with The Victor by Greenbeehives.com and found dead mites on half of them and no mites on the others. You can do this test yourself risk free with our...
  13. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    I have found a gallon zip lock bag filled with 3 quarts of syrup, laid on the inner cover with a super around it is the fastest way to feed bees. You just put a 1" slit in the air bubble, the bees...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    In the last picture you have a lot of dead bees. You must be using the Mighty Mite Killer, and not The Victor. Heating from the bottom up leaves the older bees with harder shells no where to go to...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    I used The Victor many times. It heats from the top, which allows the queen to go to the lower super which is cooler, and protect the sperm she is carrying. The bees must evaporate water to cool the...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    The mites continue to fall for 12 days, because the mites on capped brood die but don't fall until the bee hatches out. They keep hatching out for 12 days after the treatment is done!
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Varroa do fine in the south because the bees know how to do evaporative cooling with water and fanning. Lived in Albuquerque for 10 years, many 106F days, but the swamp cooler on the roof cooled the...
  18. Re: bees not taking syrup from hive-top feeder

    Tried the hive top and Boardman feeder. NO luck. Put 3 qt of one to one syrup in a one gallon bag on the frames and they took all but one table spoon from each bag in 48 hours. Three tips, 1. Use the...
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    Re: Any beekeeping Black Friday deals?

    What is a Varroa trap?
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    Re: any tips on forest beekeeping?

    If you put a screened bottom board with tray under it you can forget about SHB. The Forman Trap or the IPK by greenbeehives.com have special screen with openings large enough for the SHB to fall...
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    Re: Gravity Honey Extractor Kit

    I use the hygrometer and the guest bathroom for draining the honey. I find it easy to let the hot water in the sink raise the humidity if it is too low, and a small space heater to raise the heat...
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    Re: Gravity Honey Extractor Kit

    The above system requires you to uncap the honey and then turn the frame upside down in the box that has been designed to hold the frames upside down with out falling over. Bees build their comb on a...
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