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  1. Re: Very strong hive with unknown queen issues, help please

    yes, it see now that pat gave it a second try and that one made it through. thanks.
  2. Re: Very strong hive with unknown queen issues, help please

    bumped up for pat, it got caught in moderation for some reason.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    many thanks for the update david.

    during the honey flow is a queen excluder placed above the 3 lower boxes that you leave undisturbed for the bees to use as they wish?

    looking ahead i am...
  4. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    good report. thanks for sharing confirmation with the vita test kit.
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    Re: Post swarm actions

    chances are better than not that things will work out with the existing cells. it's a common occurrence with bee colonies, it's what they do.

    i would wait about three weeks from when you saw the...
  6. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    i stand corrected on the prophylaxis msl, thanks for the link.
  7. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    exactly right msl.

    waiting for an outbreak to treat makes no sense at all.

    used to be treat before supers went on and then again after they came off,

    but prophylactic treatments are now...
  8. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    recommendations vary somewhat. here's this one:

    "In order to prevent possible contamination of marketable honey, all oxytetracycline treatments in spring or fall must occur outside the honey...
  9. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    ...easily treatable so long as you don't mind placing a contaminant in your hives during the honey flow.

    the three colonies i had from last year that 'recovered' from efb antibiotic treatment...
  10. Re: What Kind of Bees Are These Entering Our Hive?

    welcome aboard agt!

    coweta co. looks like a great place for bees.
  11. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    most likely, yes. with proper swarm prevention you should be able to find frames of eggs and open brood as well.

    in my experience i have found that the colony needs room to expand the broodnest...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    i appreciate that t.

    not much anyone can do at this point other than cross all fingers and all toes that the queens get mated.

    the last hive remaining that had efb last year was found rebloomed...
  13. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    no response from admin as of this morning.

    looks like beesource.com is just one of over 1400 websites that verticalscope owns, which may explain in part why we don't receive the admin attention...
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    Re: Where did these bees come from?

    any and/or all of the above cn.

    there is a surprisingly high amount of drifting of bees amongst hives located within 1 km of each other.
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    a long time (24 years) treatment free friend of mine who resides in the next county over called me up and said he had an extra 15 ripe queen cells looking for a good home.

    he didn't have to ask...
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    Re: How long can bees be confined to hive?

    cn, here is another resource to which you may want to pose your query to:

    https://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A0=BEE-L&S=b

    also, you mentioned 'rental' bees, perhaps you...
  17. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: How long can bees be confined to hive?

    there we go cn, sorry for the confusion.

    i've no experience with orchards being sprayed, but there are some on the forum that should be able to help you out.
  19. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    i see those, give me just a moment...
  20. Re: New to beekeeping in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state

    welcome aboard cn!

    i haven't figured out why sometimes a moderator has to approve the first post and sometimes not.

    we moderators mostly watch over the content, but the administration of the...
  21. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    sent a fresh report to admin's attention.
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    Re: Ralph Büchler lectures

    welcome to beesource rothbart, and thank you for the links.

    i look forward to watching them soon.
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    also glad to hear lauri is doing well.

    i neither have nor want a fb identity.

    hard hat zone. good one jim.
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    and i understand you are not looking to change your approach dan but rather offering some food for thought, good thread.

    as i understand it your goal is to turn this year's split into this year's...
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    Re: Getting mated queens accepted

    lauri spent a fair amount of time discussing this a while back.

    i've only done a half dozen or so virgin introductions myself, and they weren't planned, but rather because of early emergence in an...
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