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    "Yeah, I definitely screwed up planning. I could...

    "Yeah, I definitely screwed up planning. I could have easily given myself more room, but now I don't feel like pulling up the electric fence posts that I spent so much energy on hammering into the...
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    When I used the wand type vaporizer I used a jump...

    When I used the wand type vaporizer I used a jump pack similar to this one.
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    Maybe it's just me but no way would I eat or...

    Maybe it's just me but no way would I eat or serve honey to others that had been contaminated by mouse droppings and urine. If it has been in there long enough to have a litter it has been all over...
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    Thanks guys. I've always thought of clover as...

    Thanks guys. I've always thought of clover as just white Dutch.
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    The bees are all over this today. There is a...

    The bees are all over this today. There is a white with more oval shaped leaves and yellow flowered one that looks very similar but with pointy serrated looking leaves.
  6. Thread: EFB dilemma

    by mcon672
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    Sticky: Update. After going through every hive only four...

    Update. After going through every hive only four had it. My wife checked her notes and it turns out all four hives originated from a trapped swarm from last summer. All of my bees originated from...
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    Thanks Jeff it was moved, I posted in wrong...

    Thanks Jeff it was moved, I posted in wrong section. Thought everyone should read this article it is taking a concerning direction.
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    Honey bees infect wild bees

    Interesting article here

    From Discover on Google https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190626160339.htm
  9. Thread: Tetracycline

    by mcon672
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    No drug should be fed when there is danger of...

    No drug should be fed when
    there is danger of contaminating the honey crop. Fol-
    low the directions carefully and do not overdose. Re-
    member that spores may and often do survive feeding
    of these...
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    I would prefer lower taxes than wasting any money...

    I would prefer lower taxes than wasting any money at all. Subsidizing hobbies seems wasteful to me, and we all know the bees don't need saving. At least not the honeybees. I have no dog in this...
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    Re: Free beehives for Virginians

    I love bees as much as the next guy but if I paid taxes in Virginia this would make me mad. It's like they're looking for ways to waste taxpayer money.
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    Free beehives for Virginians

    https://www.nbc12.com/2019/06/17/virginia-residents-can-get-free-beehives/
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    I of got the same message from Randy Oliver's...

    I of got the same message from Randy Oliver's June ABJ article on breeding for mite resistance. If Randy with 1500 hives can only get 4% that MAY show some resistance but not guaranteed to be...
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    https://theapiarist.org/leave-and-let-die/ ...

    https://theapiarist.org/leave-and-let-die/

    This article will likely ruffle some feathers.
  15. Thread: EFB dilemma

    by mcon672
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    Sticky: I got Terra pro powder, two ten pound buckets. I...

    I got Terra pro powder, two ten pound buckets. I wasn't sure how much to order, hopefully that's enough to treat fortyish hives. I've been down the last few days with my illness but as soon as I'm...
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    Sticky: No idea where this is coming from. My two...

    No idea where this is coming from. My two infected yards have their own set of hi e tools, jackets, and smokers. The yard at the farm does have commercial hives on both sides of it and I know he...
  17. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    Sticky: I was contacted yesterday by a beekeeper in...

    I was contacted yesterday by a beekeeper in Wheeling, she lost four of her five hives to efb this year and number five has it now. She's just giving up for this year. Another beek from Morristown...
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    Sticky: Yes I'll have to pull supers first. Or maybe...

    Yes I'll have to pull supers first. Or maybe just all supers on hives that show signs of efb and treat them, then after flow treat the rest since they are still packing it in.

    Can any vet issue...
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    Sticky: Well things are getting worse. I went to another...

    Well things are getting worse. I went to another yard 45 minutes away and found two hives there that appear to have efb as well. They look just like the confirmed efb hive. Now I don't know what...
  20. Thread: EFB dilemma

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    Sticky: Well EFB confirmed by test. Ugh. The hives...

    Well EFB confirmed by test. Ugh. The hives population is definitely less but still not terrible. I'll include a few photos I took of larvae in various stages of melting. Wish I would have ordered...
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    1 savogran wood bleach

    2 1 gram per box so double deep 2 grams or half teaspoon. I sometimes go a little heavy with no ill effects.

    3 that's where I drill mine

    4 I treat in late June or...
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    by mcon672
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    Sticky: Couple of test kits on the way from betterbee...

    Couple of test kits on the way from betterbee priority mail. Had my son extract the two supers and for now will just place back on and wait for results. Cleaned extractor with pressure washer and...
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    Sticky: Yeah I pretty much knew destroying them was the...

    Yeah I pretty much knew destroying them was the answer but was hoping for something I hadn't thought of yet. I'm pretty sure it's EFB, I'll post some pics if I get the chance to take them. Should...
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    Sticky: EFB dilemma

    I have one hive that has efb, not confirmed by test but pretty sure that's what it is. Had it once before years ago. Back then requeening seemed to fix the problem so I tried it again with this...
  25. Meh, I'm ok with that if that's how it is. We...

    Now you got me worried...LOL[/QUOTE]
    Meh, I'm ok with that if that's how it is. We get a useful tool and help out, win win. After reading the whole patent I actually feel pretty good about this,I...
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