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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    Treatment Free is mite bombing the region around their dirty apiaries big time.tf is a type set it and forget it, no matter what you claim in your defense of being tf, your varorra mites carry efb...
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    Re: Which critter do you think it was?

    Humans, they got stung and bailed, get a $50 trail cam.
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    Re: Moving hives across an ocean in the old days

    Spanish Friars brought Honey Bees to the New World before the Colonists, They had them in the California Missions.
  4. Thread: Eppi pen or not?

    by Arbol
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    Re: Eppi pen or not?

    This is why we do not allow visitors to our apiaries.
    we call it biosecurity now.
    never give anyone drugs
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    Re: Need help identifying possible queen cells

    known queen cups, do they have eggs in them?
    if so swarm time prevention
    if not they are normal.
    don't split, super the hive let them grow and prosper
    they need room for their resources, nectar,...
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    Re: Inspecting mating nucs

    we always wait about 21-30 days, gives the queen time to lay and allow the bees to cap brood.
    if it's a dud the nucs get either a new qc or recombined depending upon the tie of the season....
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    Re: simple plywood behive plans

    up here in oregon we get 7-8 months of rain some years, all day all night, for me our plywood nucs painted real thick last about 5yrs out in the rain and snow.
  8. Re: Help!! I know nothing, or just enough to get me into trouble

    health food store, organic store, amazon and places others told you is where you can find lemongrass oil
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    Re: Trying to get a VFD from a Vet

    you can buy the same strength Terramycin for bees online, it's sold for fish aquariums.

    it's the same exact meds with no script needed, seriously. no difference.

    now the naysayers with no...
  10. Thread: Bear attack

    by Arbol
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    Re: Bear attack

    parmark solar fence chargers ar the best, you can go cheap less then $100 if you run electricity out to your apiary if you are a urban haver.
  11. Thread: Old queen cells

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    Re: Old queen cells

    myself, always let the bees do what they do, you can do as you wish.
    remove them, leave them, it does not matter.
  12. Re: New Urban Beekeeper here! Looking for advice.

    listen to your local beekeepers, they know your area and the area surrounding L.A. CA better than bs
    also you may want to join or go to a local bee club and talk to them also.

    beekeeping is local
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    Re: roadside stand inventory and paper work

    gnucash finance management, it's free software

    it was all on paper in books till 5yrs ago
  14. Re: Introducing new queens, but 10 days later - still no sign of eggs

    listen to Harry there is a reason he is the president of our OSBA

    follow the advice in his thread on introducing queens, it's a method we teach in the OR Master Beekeeping Program
    Morris...
  15. Re: Almost microscopic "Bugs" on swarm trap. anyone know what they are?

    yep thrips, darn bugs will take down a garden fast, watch out if you spray for them you could wipe out your bees.
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    Re: brood nest full of honey

    super early super often.

    backfilling doesn't only happen for winter,
    bees will backfill when they have no room to expand.
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    Re: Lots of dead bees + Jittery Movement

    **** you killed your bees.

    So sorry you had to experience this.

    hard lesson to learn.
  18. Re: Help cutting open old hot water heater with bees

    His name is Cleo Hogan, not whimpy, and it's called the hogan trap out, google cleo hogan trap out and you will find the info, not a instant job takes weeks, I have 4 setup here around town at local...
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    Re: one arm beekeeper and nucs

    with nucs you have to work them every 4-5 days or things blow up fast not the same as 8 and 10 framers.

    my nucs are on 3 - 4 day brood hatching cycles, I have orientation flights happening every 4...
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    Re: heavy smoke (forest fire)

    the smoke won't bother them, here in Oregon last 2 years it's been so bad with foires all around us the smoke so thick for3 months I have to wear particulate masks going outside, I get beat hard by...
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    Re: Bee Informed survey results

    I did the bip was not impressed with the results, made me seem like I lost all my bees.

    But you know I restarted up with 4 hives last winter 2 perished during transport from AZ to OR

    I worked...
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    Re: what happened to the forum?

    I found out what happened I was in the default site mode not fullsite mode.
  23. Thread: angry bees

    by Arbol
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    Re: angry bees

    you are a 1st year beehaver, how do you know they are hot? honestly if you never worked or had bees how do you know, just because of a few stings, uhhh that's what bees do.

    How many hives do you...
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    what happened to the forum?

    go away and the mice get in and play and mess up our wonderful forum.

    why change to vbullitin the worst most hackable forum out there, and the design hurts the eyes.

    what happened, why did the...
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    Re: Moving Hives in cold weather

    bs...try more like a 2 week memory, I've had them locked down for years on a pad never moved, only to move them 100yards 300yards, and to have thousands fly back to their original location, not all...
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