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    Re: Recoverable hive?

    QUICK UPDATE:

    Tested hive today, negative for EFB according to test.

    Spotted lots of young larvae in cells that were empty on last check - appeared as if Queen took a break.

    The one thing...
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    Thanks Trish. With the OAV, I do work to do it...

    Thanks Trish.

    With the OAV, I do work to do it the right way. Certified respirator with organic acid cartridges, 1/2 tsp for 3:30, and then another 10 before I remove the wand and wadding. I use...
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    Re: Recoverable hive?

    Nancy,

    Thanks for the explanation. That was the third hive I opened yesterday, and I was concerned enough to blast my hive tool with a torch before opening the last. When I took a closer look at...
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    Re: Recoverable hive?

    Should also mention, I've had a robbing screen on since late July, so hopefully covered there for the short term at least.
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    Re: Recoverable hive?

    Nancy, Orthoman,

    Thanks for the advice and feedback. As far as EFB, I did try to pull a few brood and none seemed "ropy" at all, they all came out pretty easy. I also didn't notice a smell. I...
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    Recoverable hive?

    Have a hive from a nuc that built up real quick this past spring. It seemed to be doing pretty well, in fact it was the only hive that I got honey from this year. When I tested for mites in August...
  7. Thread: Oregon

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    Re: Oregon

    Queen Anne's Lace, 7/11/18

    Portland, OR
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    Supercedure in super?

    Hello,

    2nd year beek. Opened hive a couple weeks back to check on progress filling their honey super and was disappointed to see no comb drawn yet. The brood boxes were getting pretty crowded,...
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    Magazines for ebooks

    Wondering if anyone knows whether any of the beekeeping magazines are available in a kindle or ereader format. I see that Bee Culture, has a digital subscription option, but Iím not sure if thatís...
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    Re: Late treatment options

    Enjambres,

    Thank you for the thorough response.

    I realise that I made a mistake in not checking the hive soon after treatment. I had 2 hives at that point, and unfortunately lost the queen in...
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    Late treatment options

    Hello,

    I did a mite count in August, and got a little over 4 per hundred of sampled bees with an alcohol wash. Treated with 2 MAQS pads. Anyway, was able to get in a week ago on a sunny day for...
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    Re: This is balling?

    What I ended up doing was making a push-in cage on a frame with some honey on the edges. I released her in there with her attendants and I'm hoping for the best.
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    Specialkayme, thanks for the response - this...

    Specialkayme, thanks for the response - this sounds promising. I'll go back in today and give that test a shot!
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    Daisy, thanks for the response. The cage was...

    Daisy, thanks for the response.

    The cage was added on Sunday and the video was taken yesterday, so four days total.

    The candy end was taped and is intact and there are attendants with her,...
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    This is balling?

    https://youtu.be/G7GQH9qsyn8

    I added this queen cage to a hive with worker-layers. There were no eggs when I had looked a week before (and ordered the queen) and so since it seemed to have begun...
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    Re: MAQS cause perforated brood?

    Rechecked the hives today. The one with the original queen is laying again with a decentish looking brood pattern, and not a perfed cap to be seen. The one with the newer queen though doesn't...
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    Re: MAQS cause perforated brood?

    Specialkayme, BigBlackBirds, thank you for the replies.

    So for what it's worth, we'd had a stretch of days above 100, and then it suddenly (and thankfully) dropped to highs in the very low 80s and...
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    MAQS cause perforated brood?

    I just finished a round of MAQS and after my first inspections at 11 and 13 days, I'm seeing hives with decent numbers of bees, but no eggs, and just a handful of perforated capped cells. I am...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle ID

    Saw that one just after I had added MAQs, so it's going to be a bit before I can get back in for a thorough check. But, at the same time, I saw some sort of larva on the bottom board just outside my...
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    Small Hive Beetle ID

    Small hive beetle, or just a small beetle on my hive?

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    Robbers, dancers, or sick bees?

    Took a video of some weird behavior thats been happening in front of one of my hives today and I'm flummoxed as to whats going on.

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    https://youtu.be/N2zR7L1S3b0
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    Treating two hives separately

    Hello,

    I'm new this year. I have two hives that are located together, but due to circumstance, it seems it may be better to treat them with either different treatments, or at different times.
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    Treating two hives separately

    mistaken post
  24. Thread: Robber screens

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    Re: Robber screens

    I've left them on hoping they'd eventually figure it out, but it's been a week and there is still a decent number under there during the day even. Can't be sure yet, but the way their clustered,...
  25. Thread: Robber screens

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    Re: Robber screens

    Was definitely concerned about that. Hive lost queen on 7/8, left with swarm cells with possibly a couple eggs, as well as eggs and larva in all stages. Seems earliest new queen could make mating...
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