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    Re: Storing used frames

    Spray stored frames with Bt azawai ...trade name XenTari. It comes as a powder and is mixed with water. Spray comb, frames ... let dry.
  2. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    Elmer,

    I have moved from MAQS to formic pro, mainly because I like the pads better as well as the longer shelf life. I also prefer the single pad treatment alternative, especially later in the...
  3. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    Again, pretty much agree with Apricots assessment. I tend to look at treatments as killing by either contact or fumigation. The fumigants have temperature range limitations that need to be followed....
  4. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I tend to agree with Apricot....the narrative provided by Elmer seems to indicate really late control of mites as well as non-label/direction application regimens.

    Wildbranch....I have never heard...
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    Re: Mann Lake's mill run hiveware

    The big sale is usually right after Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Spur 9,

    Apiguard temp range is 60 to 105F; and MAQS 50 to 85. I don't know what temp. lows are now in Connecticut. Still may have plenty of time for the Apiguard before it gets too cold.
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    I would still consider treating with MAQS or Formic Pro.

    The problem with MAQS is that I have found it can be tough on queens so using it this time of year and losing a queen can mean the end of...
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    Re: Simple Harmony Farms uncapper

    I can see that the cells are cut open. How do the bees respond after the extracted frames are put back on the hives?

    Do they open them up more and refill them like they typically do when the...
  9. Re: wax foundation falling apart in the extractor

    New comb, maybe too warm (?), and almost for sure too fast. As mentioned go slow and rotate the frame in the extractor until you get most of the weight off (honey / syrup out of the comb). PS, why...
  10. Re: the "treatment" for anaphylaxis - for newbies

    So, sounds like maybe you are developing an allergy. Perhaps it is time to have an allergist test you and treat you to desensitize if necessary. I have read that they are somewhere like 80 to 92%...
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    Re: Heating up crystallized honey

    The oven with the light on works great and temps, at least in my oven, are around 90 degrees
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    Re: Can we talk about safety?

    Epinephrine doesn’t just stop working just on the expiration date. I believe there is a slow decline in efficacy so it will still probably help unless discolored....even so, if that is all you had...
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    Re: Building brood and adding supers

    If it were me, I would put them in one deep, inner cover, 1 to 1 syrup feeder inside an empty box (all on top of the inner cover), top/lid.

    Add second box on top of first box when 2/3 of frames...
  14. Re: Where to buy snelgrove/double screen board

    Instructions / plans on th e Welsh Beekeeping Society web site. Just scale it for 10 frame or 8 frame or whatever you want. Simple.
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    Re: Starting with Foundation

    That is correct....there is no free lunch. Got to take in/ consider everything.
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    Re: Starting with Foundation

    Feed them lots of sugar solution....they need lots of nectar/sugar solution to draw wax. WAx making is a high energy cost to the bees.

    You can also kind of trick them by putting frame of...
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    Re: Mediums for Brood?

    All 8 frame mediums here...therefore no hassles with interchanging frames, lids, bottom boards, etc. I use 3 boxes for brood nest then QE with supers above. Reduce to 3 mediums for winter.

    I...
  18. Re: Will keeping bees this spring kill me (before I finish my allergy shots?)

    I have been mentoring a fellow beek for a couple years. One evening he helped me move a hive.

    We were done moving the hive and on the way home when he was stung in the ear by a hitch hiking honey...
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    Re: A Dreadful Sting...

    I think that I read that venom potency varies with the age of the bee and I thought it was the bees just transitioning from guard bees to field bees that were the worst. So this could help explain...
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    Re: cross comb on foundation

    I would have cut it back even with the end pieces and there is some space between the comb....then pushed the frames together so the end pieces touch. If you give them too much space it is hard to...
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    Re: French Hill Apiaries Dot Com

    Beautiful photography. I enjoy seeing what things look like in the Northeast. Really nice job.

    Any chance of having links to all of Mr. Palmers lectures and presentations?
  22. Thread: Disclaimers

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    Re: Disclaimers

    I took a beekeeping class thru Humboldt State UNIVERSITY in California. We all had to sign a release in order to go into the bee yard. Instructor is Dick Laforge. Try contacting him. He might be able...
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    Re: Wintering Nucs

    Sounds like you are doing fine. I love overwintering nuns. I like a feeding shim on top box..just below an inner cover and, have some insulation on top of the inner cover, make sure there is some...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

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    Re: Mite management/treatment

    As you can see from the answers, treatment of a parasite, especially a “bug on a bug” is complicated. The goals should be to use the least amount of the most effective treatment, minimize resistance...
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