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  1. Starting packages of bees, in OHIO, mid July... ???

    I have the opportunity to acquire a few packages of bees. They can not ship till mid July. Now the question I have if these bees are installed and feed all the way till late fall what are the odds of...
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    For treatment of mites, with capped brood cells,...

    For treatment of mites, with capped brood cells, in late spring & early summer which is the better... Formic Pro or Hop Guard II? I would of used Oxalic Acid if not for the capped brood.

    Is one...
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    Re: Does this look like American Foulbrrod?

    What in the pictures says not American Foulbrood? The spotty laying, sunk in and chewed cappings are not enough? What about the dark larva?
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    Does this look like American Foulbrrod?

    Here in the hills of SE Ohio....

    In the last two years my hives dwindled from 15 strong to just 2 remaining. I think I might have AF by the look of my frames. The bees did not starve out this year...
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    'Good' fondant recipe

    Hello

    Every time I went and made fondant it came out very soft/runny and sticky. Maybe the recipe I used was not correct or I failed to followed it correctly. But, are there any 'good' or...
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    Re: THEIR killing us and the bees

    I am so tired of that tin foil hat cap! Do your own research stop and acting so blindly.
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    Re: THEIR killing us and the bees

    The same crew that says their is no evidence supporting the link to bee sickness/death is the same bunch that still believe fluoride in the water is good for us and prevent tooth decay:shhhh:
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    Re: THEIR killing us and the bees

    In cause your not aware of it... the conspiracies and propaganda of just a few years ago has come true today!
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    They're killing us and the bees

    That is correct the globalist are pure evil: Do your own research. For I do not want to get banned from site...not yet

    New study links common pesticide to bee deaths
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    Laying Worker?

    One hive I have looks pretty bad. It is a newer hive, started late April, but now showing signs of a laying worker. I opened it up yesterday and noticed there are only 3-4 frame of bees left. The...
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    Re: Caucasian bees and treatment free

    What do you mean by this? "Also they are not really good for cold areas since they do wet capping instead of dry capping like black ones do."

    Not good for cold areas...you mean Ohio and West...
  12. Re: Verona mite control using Fogger and Mineral Oil or Wintergreen

    Let me guess...by then it suggest fogging is useless?
  13. Verona mite control using Fogger and Mineral Oil or Wintergreen

    Is there any evidence showing that fogging with mineral oil is an effective means of Verona mite control? There sure are many videos out there proclaiming that is works but what is the real proof?
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    Re: Caucasian bees and treatment free

    But how are they at being healthy? Do they have any advantages over other bees, or disadvantages?
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    Caucasian bees and treatment free

    Caucasian bees, how resistant are they against mites and other 'problems' that bees get? Are they more prone to certain ailments and less prone to others?

    Is there any advantage to having...
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    Re: Late June nucs....pollen pattties?

    Megabee? Does it help do the trick?
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    Late June nucs....pollen pattties?

    If making late June nucs would tossing in a pollen patty be a good idea? The nucs will have 1 frame of honey/pollen but the extra patty, if they take to it, might be an extra bonus.

    What you guys...
  18. Re: shaking bees into hive causes them to leave soon afterward

    Thanks guys! I wondered after all the various stresses the bees go through, before being hived, how could shaking the bees be culprit for them to leave. Might be a cause of more stress but to say...
  19. shaking bees into hive causes them to leave soon afterward

    Have you heard that shaking bees into a hive will cause the bees to later leave the hive when they regain their strength? I do believe that shaking packages into hives causes the bees stress but will...
  20. Re: Will this vertical, 2 queen hive work....?

    So, best to split the 3 pound package between the two queens. Each in their separate nuc. I am now hoping that 1.5 pounds of bees per new nuc will be strong enough, here in the SE Ohio, before...
  21. Re: Will this vertical, 2 queen hive work....?

    WOW....forgot about those drones(((

    thanks
  22. Re: Will this vertical, 2 queen hive work....?

    So, split the nucs and put about 1.5 pounds bees in each?
  23. Will this vertical, 2 queen hive work....?

    Hello

    What are your opinions on this?

    From top of the hive to bottom:

    Two, 5 frame nucs, side-by-side. They have no bottom boards but rest on top of a custom made queen excluder that rest on...
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    Re: What tools 'needed' to build hives

    Those half blinds look real nice. Now wouldn't finger (box) joints be easier? They would be just straight cuts not at an angle...
  25. How do you keep the gable top from blowing off

    On a flat roof I just place a brick to keep the lid on. Now on the gable roof how do you guys keep the tops from coming off in a nice gust of wind? I seen a few pictures of a tie-down or rope that...
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