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    Sticky: Re: Can't stop the EFB.

    Thanks Fivej and mtnmyke HTH

    What kind of probiotics are you using?
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    Sticky: Re: Can't stop the EFB.

    Environment with varying degrees plays the biggest part in how bad this disease can be. Australia has one coast that never gets EFB while the other gets it bad enough they burn apiaries.

    Now if...
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    Re: Do Queens lay in Queen Cups?

    If it was possible I would think we would see some sign of it; in queenless cut down splits or even laying worker hives where they try to make queens with drone eggs.

    But anytime you have a sudden...
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    Re: Can a Laying Worker fly?

    If you place a LW hive above a queen right hive with a screen shim and a separte entrance, the pharamones will stop the LWs from laying, takes about a week.

    Great way to give a boost to a small QR...
  5. Re: Foam roller or Foam Brush for Adding Wax

    I do this in the field with burr comb warm from the hive, it works well for corners and small areas on the frames.

    I use a foam roller that I keep in an old crook pot, the thicker I apply the wax...
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    Re: Good or Bad idea???

    I am sure it will work. But here's some things to ponder.
    Bee will always move up for food, and not alway move left or right.
    You may need to split a cluster to get it to where they will use it....
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    Re: Will bees chew through wood?

    Although others have seen it, I have not seen any sign that bees chew wood.

    For me it's always been a mouse.
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    Re: Small hive beetle larvae

    It takes additional energy to heat or cool the hive anytime the temperature is not 93 degrees outside. You could compare it to your house, it's good to have an attic vent but not so good to leave all...
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    Re: Bee's and Pesticides

    >The question is. Is being so close to this farm an issue for a beekeeper?

    Chances are you will be fine. But keep any eye out for aerial spray for mosquitos or Japanese beetles.
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    Re: Storm Knock Over Beehive! Help

    Close their entrance down to the smallest that does not cause too much congestion. Take pecautions for beetles and moths with traps and not giving the bees too much room to gaurd. Check for...
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    Re: Something is eating my honey bees.

    Get a game camera.

    I caught an opossum at one of the hives that did not have a top entrace several years ago.
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    Re: Small hive beetle larvae

    They will crawl, wiggle or fall any way they can, often during the night and they seem to love it when it rains. They also can crawl many feet before burrowing into the ground.

    Not sure that salt...
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Glad you like it.
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    Re: cooking yeast Verses brewers yeast?

    I have use expired bread yeast in making patties. Bees took it just the same. Proteins and amino acid profiles are very similar. Brewers yeast is not spent, it can easily be restarted. IMO the only...
  15. Re: Bee-Pro vs Ultrabee and other questions

    I have open fed both, bees will take either when no pollen is available, usually in march here. As soon as the real stuff comes in they stop.
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    Re: details on combining

    I use 1/8 hardware cloth screened shim for any combining. It's simple, time saving, no news paper mess, no need to remember to bring news paper with you, it also gives you a chance to reassess the...
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    Re: Fondant any better then sugar bricks?

    "Do you have citations / data sources that show the results of using essential oils you are referring to?"
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    Re: Raise bees indoors over winter?

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?295359-Over-Wintering-in-the-Garage-Update

    I've also kept small hives warm with a under aquarium heater 7w and a thermo cube, both can be found on...
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    Re: Fondant any better then sugar bricks?

    ML likes to put essential oils most of their products, LGO is at the top of the list to cause diseases to be faster and worse when fed to honey bees. Also every EO that was tested decreased the bees...
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Your S.G. sounds about right to rack off the primary, or you could wait a bit. I usually rack around three weeks. There seems to be a lot of yeast that settles right about that time frame.
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    Re: Johno's Easy Vap - Vaporizer

    Very innovative!
  22. Re: Parasytic mite syndrome vs sac brood vs sac brood?!

    Here's a few guides to get you started;

    https://extension.psu.edu/downloadable/download/sample/sample_id/825/
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Thanks for the descriptions Sui Generis.

    Grapes have everything that yeast needs, all the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and tannins for a heathy fermentation. Honey and some other fruits may be...
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    Re: Requeening...

    I would still post pictures of you open and capped brood. A picture's worth a thousand words.

    But it is likely mites.
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    This is a very simple recipe that makes a very nice concord grape "pyment" wine/mead. Concord grape concentrate has a very strong grape flavor which makes it very hard to notice changes, it's also...
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