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  1. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    I have had good results with thymol. The only issue I have had was that it chases the bees out of the hive for a few days. I use ApiLife Var and give 3 treatments, 7 days apart.
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  2. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    e-spice. This is exactly why I changed my fall treatment from OAV to a thymol based product. My first year, I had great results with OAV but after that my losses were over 60%. I still do a winter...
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    Re: Where is the honey

    If I were in your shoes, I would reduce the number of boxes to your winter configuration and harvest the rest. You said you were going to use single deeps. If your deep frames are not filled, I...
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    Re: Where is the honey

    What does this mean?
    Did you find any eggs or larvae?
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    My teachers (UCF) never let me slide. Where I ended up in software engineering, I have to write a bit of documentation so I'm glad the teachers were critical.
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    Assuming you are using natural ingredients in your smoker, it will not kill bees. I'm pretty sure it is just a coincidence with the dead bees appearing after an inspection.
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    Re: Where is the honey

    Have you done an inspection of the brood box? Are you sure the bees you see aren't robbers? Do you see eggs or brood?
    I had a hive that was 2 deep brood boxes and 4 medium honey supers. I counted...
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    Re: Dead bees after inspection ?

    It sounds like typical quantity for a hive. Some hives, the dying bees fly out or the undertaker bees haul the dead away from the hive. Other hives just dump the dead out of the door. Summer bees...
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    Re: Where is the honey

    How many boxes do you start with? Add supers only when the previous super is 80% full. After extracting, don't put the supers back on. This will force the bees to fill their brood chamber with...
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    Re: Feeding Bees Honey

    The same thing happened to me. I lost about a quart before I noticed.
    I have not had any luck feeding honey without killing some bees. Once a bee gets pushed in, they are goners.
    Having as big...
  11. Re: How to return some unextracted frames to hive?

    Put your supers out so the bees can open feed. Put something under the super to collect the wax bits that get chewed off.
    Doing it this way, you can be guaranteed that 1) the bees will not start...
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    There are several devices that will move hives.
    If you want an engineering project, get a robot to photograph both sides of every frame in a hive. A hive can consist of multiple boxes so the robot...
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    Re: Volume Of Honey Harvest 2019

    I am about 40 miles east of you and the dearth is still on. The goldenrod that the bees hit is going to begin blooming in the next few weeks. I have been at this 7 seasons and only one of them...
  14. Re: Extracted Honey In Supers, Freezing Super frames now. What next?

    Storing the frames in the cold freezer should be fine.
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    Re: Varrox: A cautionary tale

    This is one advantage that screen bottom boards have over solid bottoms. I put my vaporizer under the screen eliminating a fire hazard. I add about half a scoop more to make up for the OA having to...
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    Re: Fall Extraction Blues

    Don't put off treatments. You want the bees that raise the winter bees to be as healthy as possible.
    When I pull my supers and extract, I no longer put them back on the hives to have the bees...
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    Re: What recourse do I have?

    The HOA can affix fines to the deed of the house which must be collected before the house can be sold.
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    Re: Smallest truck for pollination.

    +1
    I don't do pollination but I haul all of my hives back to the home apiary in the winter on a flat trailer.
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    Re: Smallest truck for pollination.

    It should be simple math to figure out how many hives it will hold. Do you have your hives on pallets? Are you going to stack hives on top of each other? How are you planning on getting the hives...
  20. Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    Why would you want to uncap before putting in the hive? There really is no need to uncap if you are putting into a hive as an added resource. The bees will figure out how to get to the honey.
  21. Re: Place Deadout super on top during Dearth?

    if the hive doesn't need any resources, I would save the frames for next season to boost a package or split. Don't use a heat gun rather let them warm naturally for 24 hours. You would probably...
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    Re: Spraying for Army Worms

    It would be best for him to spray around sunset when foragers have returned to their hives.
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    Re: cleanup for wax moth in combs

    I mix mine at 3 tsp per gallon. I still get moths on the frame but no damage causing caterpillars. Perhaps your Xentari is too old. I read that UV and warm temperatures will break down the...
  24. Re: Slimy Comb from Hive Beetle Larvae maybe - salvageable?

    If it is plastic foundation, pop it out of the frame and pressure wash it. Clean the frames with a mild bleach solution. Re-wax the foundation and put them back in the frame. I made a frame that...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I would be very hesitant on putting a jar of honey in the middle of a pot of rapidly boiling water. Water could possibly be introduced from steam into the honey. Plus, the honey would be heated...
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