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    Re: Bee friendly garden pesticides?

    For chewing pest, find some treatment with Spinosad, Spray in evening after bees are gone, harmless to them when it dries. Clay powder also works (forgot the current term).

    This will sound weird,...
  2. Re: Bee-L member requesting Beekeepers donate their extra N95 Masks - DON'T DO IT!!!!

    Ditto,
    My wife is medical director at a private prison. they house county,state and federal inmates. Their supplies of PPE are almost non existent in this shortage and ensuing frenzy. My...
  3. Re: Bee-L member requesting Beekeepers donate their extra N95 Masks - DON'T DO IT!!!!

    My daughter works at a level 1 trauma center, since Friday, she has been one of the nurses seen on the news testing people at the new ER drive thru, they are now very limited on PPE. I will give her...
  4. Re: Swarm in a high chimney - suggestions for removal?

    This is what I was thinking as well....

    It may require removing the exterior surface to actually get the whole mess out. Depending on your construction/ destruction skills, this could be a...
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    Re: Making foundation-less frames

    Wanted to add to something I either read in this thread, or another.

    Only time I have them build "wide" is when there is an empty frame on that side, if I move that frame to the wall side or,...
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    Re: Making foundation-less frames

    Frank, I run double deeps for brood. I keep some wax for frame exchange when making a nucs to help speed up the donor hive recovery/resources. Have also used it for the reason you mentioned.

    I...
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    Re: Making foundation-less frames

    I use standard frames and have never used foundation other than wax on occasion. I don't have any overwhelming problem with cross comb, they will build "bridges" in a few hives at the top bars, but...
  8. Re: I'm convinced that OAV is a cure-all for mites.

    So,,,,,,that doesn't bode well for OA dribble....:D
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    Re: Hive inspection

    You could give OHB a call, they may have some from their Hawaii apiary rtg, I have got queens from them over winter a couple of times. ...Once you are sure that is the rt you need to go.
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  10. Re: What to do with extra sugar/honey from the fall?

    I have frozen mine and saved them for splits, or late summer/fall.

    I think you "hedged your bet", cost of sugar vs lost hive to lack of food.
  11. Re: Just peeked on my bees near the end of their first winter and I have a quick ques

    Same here and if you add the wax paper after rolling in out, it is easier to handle and keep separated as well imo. Front and back and you can freeze a few for later easily too.
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    Re: OA VAP 110.04 Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    Joerge,
    My 1st xt I did it that way, had no issue with bending the spout, not near as much leverage, even with the heat, as it is doing it thru the holes I have now in the back. I did notice some...
  13. Re: Just peeked on my bees near the end of their first winter and I have a quick ques

    That dry sub can likely be made into a patty using 1:1 syrup, just enough to make it stiff dough"y"
  14. Thread: Splits

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    Re: Splits

    I've never sealed up a split, or moved them more than a few feet unless they where going to live somewhere else.

    I know forage aged bees will fly back, so I give an extra frame or two of shook...
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    Re: Hive Survived! Now what?

    I'll echo what Mike said, 60* and no, to very light wind and I still don't like pulling eggs/larva out for a length of time.

    Keep eye on stores and if you start patties, stay on it until they can...
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    Re: 2020 How was your winter?

    Truth! Found hatched drones in 2 hives yesterday, drone brood in a couple others. Pollen coming in heavy honey/syrup being used faster than I can get it on it seems, but buds are starting to show...
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    Re: Possible computer virus threat

    I had almost the same thing happen on a Win 7 laptop, you will have to remove it in several steps. Then I would keep Malwarebytes and run it once a month at least, also consider adblock plus.

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    Re: Canola / rapeseed frost

    AMK, If you need to know today, contact your county extension agent, they will be aware of the frosty weather and familiar with plant biology in your neck of the woods, great resource to have.
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  19. Re: Topic: Expectations and Realities of Beekeeping (The First Two Years)

    LOL, just razzing you since you pointed it out in the video.

    I thought the lesson was good for the short time period you had, covered some basics over several topics. I have sat in enough career...
  20. Re: Topic: Expectations and Realities of Beekeeping (The First Two Years)

    Well delivered presentation sir, well done.:thumbsup:


    Reminder to self "self, leave phone in truck while at ""bee church""":D
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    Just to add, I dont use it for feeding, use it when treating with Formic pro and apiguard gel, mostly the gel. iirc, I read on Randy Olivers ( not sure on that, it has been a while) that it may help...
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    Re: Essential oils - food grade only?

    John, when I went down this road, I looked more for purity as I dont think all are listed as "food grade". I found some on Amazon called "NOW essential oils". Claim to be 100%pure and had good...
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    Re: Swarm in Pasadena

    Read that this morning and got a chuckle, guess you and I missed the "flow flowers":D
  24. Re: Idea for water source - please let me know if you think this would work!

    Buy some "Mosquito Dunks" and you wont have to fool with fish. local feed store, Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot or Amazon.

    Have used them in all kinds of places water stands and they work.
  25. Re: When to remove entrance reducer with variable temps

    Scott, What do you have them at now?

    Mine have been 2-3" x3/4" all "winter". I hardly ever run one full open as well, usually to half+. I have various 3/4" lengths I have cut to add if I feel...
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