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    Re: Lazy bees, too late to re-queen?

    In the pic, hard to see through all the bees, but it looks like the entrance is blocked down part way so there is not enough ventilation. It is too hot in the hive, a lot of them are forced to hang...
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    Re: What causes bee paralysis?

    This is bee paralasis virus, one variant of. The behaviour of the dying bees is quite different to bees dying of DWV, bees with paralasis virus are a lot more agitated.
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  3. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    How i took it, was that to Earthboy, Pesticides ='s bad. He has Googled that some pesticides are systemic. Therefore systemic ='s bad. Glyphosate is systemic, therefore glyphosate ='s bad.
  4. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Earthboy that little cut and paste from Google did not answer my question at all.

    Google the difference between pesticides and herbicides.
  5. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Earthboy, please explain what pesticide treated seeds have to do with glyphosate? I'm confused. ;)

    Or perhaps, you are confused. Too much Google has confused things for you?
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Both. Breeders such as Brother Adam and others produced tracheal mite resistant bees, these were passed around, and the disease just seemed to vanish from the rest of the population. Bees such as...
  7. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    I can vouch that glyphosate does not even harm bees.

    Because I use it to control weeds around the hives, they are sprayed usually around 3 times a year and in the process it gets on any flying...
  8. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Maybe since they banned glyphosate LOL, they will find getting good per acre crops a bit more of a challenge. ;)
  9. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Long as the politicians don't mess with glyphostae over where i live, Europeans can do what they want.

    Gotta wonder if they have thought through how they will control the weeds now though.
  10. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    No i rotate several treatment methods including synthetic strips, formic acid, and thymol. One treatment spring and one treatment fall. Right now the hives have cardboard strips soaked in oxalic acid...
  11. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    No issues where i am. However for me anyway, i found from the gitgo, that treatments 5 or 7 days apart were ineffective, to get a good result I had to do 7 treatments 3 days apart.
  12. Thread: In a Bind

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    Re: In a Bind

    If you are hoping to eat the honey, leaving the boxes of mostly uncapped honey, stacked in your garage untill November, would be a very bad plan indeed.
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    Re: Formic Pro or Hopguard II

    If you search hopguard on Beesource you will find the majority of customers not happy with it at all, and for the same reasons as stated by Enjambres. I'm rather surprised they still actually sell it.
  14. Re: TF experiment swarm fail with 33% mite load. Will OAV 5 rounds in 21 days work?

    The brood you show in video 2 after round 3 of OAV looks very good, very encouraging. Keep doing what you are doing and looks like the hive will be fine. :)

    The other interesting thing to me...
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    Re: Todays Honey Prices!

    Is that bulk, wholesale, retail, weekend market, or what?

    Cos if it's wholesale, I'll be sending some over. :D
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    Re: Top Bar Comb Spacing

    Possibly because there is no one answer.

    If your bees prefentially build small cell (4.9 mm), the ideal spacing is 31 mm wide bars.

    However most bees do not build small cell they build larger,...
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    Bees will certainly rob a hive being treated with formic, if things are not set up right.
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    Re: Formic Pro deadouts

    If you cannot get them cleaned by bees, try to store them as cool and dry as possible so the larvae will dry rather than turn to slime and mould. If they can be turned to dry scale the bees will have...
  19. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    A slight aside but in case anyone is wondering, the cult featured on the program was Nxivm, started out as a plausable sounding self improvement thing where you paid big bucks to attend seminars,...
  20. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Coincidentally, i watched a very interesting 1 hour TV doco on cults last night.

    One of the main interviewees was a highly intelligent woman who had been a member of the cult for just over 10...
  21. Re: Will bees accept wax moth damages frames and clean them up?

    Bees will rebuild comb, if there are enough bees, and if there is enough carbohydrate coming into the hive.

    IE, sounds like you have sufficiently cleaned the combs which will save the bees the...
  22. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Thanks for asking for that Squarepeg.

    In this internet age of over information, when stuff is shared, it really does need a reference, to enable proper scrutiny of both context, and source.

    A...
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    Re: Foul Brood Disaster?

    My vote is varroa also. There is one cell, second pic lower middle, that might sort of resemble EFB although not exactly, but can also look exactly like that when killed by varroa and associated...
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    Re: Are these Ground Bees or Wasps?

    Wouldn't bet on that LOL

    Let me explain something about their life cycle. During the summer the wasps are hunting for protein, which they take home and feed to their larvae, in a nest that expands...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    Thanks Mike, sounds like you took and are taking, a thorough approach.

    In the close packed ones, did you feel there were some hives that would have been exposed but did not get the disease?
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