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  1. Thread: EFB options

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    @Squarepeg,

    I had the EFB in the Spring (and then extending into summer, because I dithered about treating) of 2017. What I had before EFB was a fire in my yard in early March, that got within...
  2. Thread: EFB options

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    I used Oxytet mixed with a precisely-measured amount of powdered sugar (both ingredients measured by weight, to formulate the correct per-hive dose.)

    Then I used a cinnamon sugar type of shaker to...
  3. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    Locust is a bust this year in northern Rensselaer and southern Washington County, too. Not weather related, just one of those flower-less years, alas. The big basswood in my farmyard looks to be...
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    Re: Set It and Forget It?

    The climate where you are in is likely much milder than most places in Central NY, so I'm not sure you can count on wintering reliably in a single deep. And if you're not likely to be there more than...
  5. Re: When should I be concerned with Queen Inbreeding:

    There are lots of beekeepers in our area, so I think you have access to a wide variety of genetics for open mating.

    New beekeepers starting out with packages or spring nucs sold by local bee...
  6. Re: something odd I noticed about my bees being aggressive - question

    Guard bees are the final stage before beginning foraging. And yes, I think a single bee can "learn" an aggressive posture, perhaps even to a particular person.

    My own bees have their bad days, but...
  7. Re: about 12 queen cells in one hive. Harvest some? or let them bee?

    Crowding is only ONE of the factors that tip a colony into swarm mode/mood.

    You have an incipient swarm, so you'll have to deal with it as such, even it makes no sense to you. You have three...
  8. Thread: EFB options

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    @ Username: EFB is not a virus, it's a bacteria. Otherwise, antibiotics would be pointless.

    Taking the form to the vet won't do you any good. The vet has to go to the bees, see the problem, and...
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    Re: New Hive: Risk of Absconding?

    If bees absconded in response to being moved, the skies in Central CA in February would be obscured by the honey-bees flying around in a sulk because they'd been trucked cross country.

    Bees rarely...
  10. Sticky: Re: Which brood disease is shown in my photographs?

    Can't see things clearly enough (image is too blurry) but from your description it sounds like EFB, not AFB. And not likely chalkbrood, either. Could be PMS, too.

    Get a Vita test for EFB and find...
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    Re: Do Robbers Kill Queen First?

    Of course, the OP is in AHB territory, and AHB bees do something called usurpation, which is a hostile takeover of a hive. Presumably they would kill the resident queen, so as to protect their own.
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    Re: Drone cells in the Treatment Free world

    Someone at a conference I went to described drone cells as the bee-equivalent of a shiny, new fancy pick-up in the garage. Not something a colony that's just getting by will invest in, but something...
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    Re: Egg to Larva to Queen or Worker

    Workers also get some pollen in their chow, which apparently is inhibitory to developing ovaries.

    Three days (since hatching) seems to be the outer limit. Queen breeders graft at half that time...
  14. Thread: EFB options

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    @SP:

    It seems odd that one colony out of the same yards would have a different genetic strain of EFB. More likely, at least to me, is that that colony has an additional stressor. It would be...
  15. Re: Video of fighting bees, dead and dying bees

    OA crystals are very hygroscopic (they attract and take on moisture, easily, like salt) so weighing while generally better may be of less use that volumetric dosing in this case.

    I use a...
  16. Re: Moved hives 150 yards, resulted in failed reorientation or unintended fly back sp

    Well, just to clarify,the idea of a Left-Behind box is just a temporary bivouac for confused bees and just for a few days. You put it out only in the late afternoon (or right before inclement...
  17. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    Since I am the origin of your anxiety let me say this: I would not euthanize a hive w/o a positive tests, either from Beltsville or one of the field tests. And even then I would probably treat a...
  18. Thread: EFB options

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    @JadeGuppy,

    Anything is possible, but I don't use a dishcloth when washing the jars. Just very hot water, detergent, and my bare hands, with copious rinsing afterward (to remove any detergent...
  19. Re: Moved hives 150 yards, resulted in failed reorientation or unintended fly back sp

    Robber screens are not very effective as reorientation prompts.

    I do not think your (moved) hives swarmed and selected the old location as their new home. They just flew back to the old...
  20. Re: Video of fighting bees, dead and dying bees

    Whoa, the dose for OAV is one-quarter teaspoon per hive box. If you have just two boxes, the 1/2 teaspoon quoted above is correct, but count the actual boxes. Of course, this doesn't count any...
  21. Re: Moving a colony from Hive A to Hive B - Method?

    If the frames/combs fit, just move them. Face the entrance (if you possibly can) the same direction as the first set-up, at about the same height off the ground (again if you can). You will have no...
  22. Thread: PMS or EFB?

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    Moving the hive to another place is a BAD idea, IMO. (Though I well understand the impulse to do it, believe me.) That will simply make two sites where there is either likely or potential EFB. It...
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    Re: Hive top Feeder Issues

    A "solid amount of activity" outside that doesn't correspond to the number of bees inside can also indicate a colony that is being robbed.

    Bees won't leave brood that needs to be attended to...
  24. Thread: EFB options

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    I have, and each colony has their own marked jar, not used for any other colony. I also wash each of the jars in between tests, not as a an anti-EFB precaution, just because I like to start each test...
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    Re: When to treat a new hive

    I installed some packages this year. I treated them before they had any capped brood, with a single dose of OAV. Most dropped only five or six mites due to treatment. Some dropped as many as 25. ...
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