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    Re: healty hives that refuse to store food

    I had a hive that did that last fall. They were low on stores but refused to take syrup. They looked okay otherwise but I knew something was wrong with them. They starved out in early December. ...
  2. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I'm leaning toward trying that eric. Are you referring to Apiguard?
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    Sorry for the delayed reply tbishop - that's an interesting thought. I did have a lot of swarms this year, as in, nearly all my stronger hives and nucs. You may very well be right in that the...
  4. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    In the middle of a mite crisis, the visual of a mite getting its feet dissolved is giving me some degree of satisfaction. ;)
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    Re: Best Feeder (top, 8F)

    I also use what I believe little_john is describing. An old mason quart jar with a few small nail holes punched it the lid, inverted over the inner cover hole in an empty super. Easy to do, no...
  6. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    All good points - thank you for the reply. I didn't measure the July drop. One lesson coming out of this is to do better monitoring, not rely on the calendar because, as you said, every year is...
  7. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I am using the Florida Labs oxalic acid with the bag sealed up and stored inside. It seems to be working - I had a 400 mite drop overnight.
  8. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Interesting. Thank you for the reply Oldtimer, sir. Do you use any other treatments or is it OAV exclusively?
  9. Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Background
    I've had bees for six years now. My hive count has steady increased to 12 production hives and about 12 nucs. Production hives looked great during the flow and produced 120 pounds of...
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    I like that idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    You use a good example. I see where you're coming from.
  12. Re: Will bees pull out wax in NE Tennessee in August if I feed them?

    If you have a big hive, they may draw some comb in September when the real fall flow gets going but they're probably not going to do a lot, even then.
  13. Re: Maxant Bottling Tank: 16 gallon v. 25 gallon

    I have the 25 gallon Maxant tank. I can lift fairly heavy items so it's not too bad for me to carry from one spot to another. I think it is worth the price difference of the 16 gallon.

    If you're...
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    Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    Probably so. I'm always telling people there are no honey police.

    It's tough enough to get a semi-reasonable price for honey produced honestly. CostCo and others are making it even harder.
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    Re: Washboarding Bees

    You may want to spell out what QTL means.

    I'd be curious to know how you think washboarding relates to navigation. :scratch: :s
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    Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    My feelings on this is that people that sell honey (if this is real) this cheaply do a disservice to themselves and everyone else that produces honey. I don't see a way anyone could make any money...
  17. Re: I just put 5x5 nuc into double 10-frame deeps: observations; the right thing to d

    Not familiar with the technique you're trying but go with an industry-standard full-sized hive if they're still growing and get rid of the insulation. You'll thank yourself later. If they're not...
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    Re: Mouse in my hive

    I also think you should discard it completely (throw in trash, not feed to bees).
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    Re: Wet frames - how long to leave on hives?

    I left mine a week but that was the first chance I had to retrieve them. I suspect anything after two days would be fine.
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    Re: Last years supers smell fermented

    Do the frames have pollen? That may be what you're smelling.
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    Re: Oak tree covered in bees?

    I've heard them in a big oak we have near our house and always wondered why. Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Maxant 16 gallon bottling tank

    I bought the 25 gallon tank last year. Maxant quality is excellent. A bottling tank is a game changer - you can bottle on demand instead of all at once and liquefy the honey for bottling as needed....
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    Re: BetterComb Experience, Anyone?

    I saw that comb as well. Not sure how well it works but it's very expensive. I think of BetterBee as a very reputable company.

    For your weaker colonies that aren't building up comb, I would try...
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    Re: Summer Solstice and swarm??

    I got a good laugh out of that. :)
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    Re: Kelley Beekeeping

    I ordered some commercial grade supers from the last December and was not impressed with them. Most boxes were warped and wouldn't set flat. I'm talking off by at least 1/4-inch where bee would...
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