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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Here is one of a number of sources.
  2. Re: Turning a Neglected Pasture into a Bee Yard?

    With respect to nectar and pollen production, trees by FAR are the largest producers of nectar and pollen. The problem with trees is their seasonal production and limited window of that production. ...
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    Re: Mite Treatment

    Thermal varroa mite treatment will accomplish the same results if not better without as much risk to the queen or brood. The initial cost outlay is higher than MAQS or Formic Pro but the equipment...
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    Re: Mite Treatment Cost Comparison Thread

    And again you totally omit thermal treatment which is a very practical and economical treatment IF you are treating a limited number of hives. Once the initial capital outlay for all of the...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Yes. I also noted that in reading the label. According to how the wording is on the label about supers, using a plastic or metal sheet is not allowed either much less a layer of newspaper. It can...
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    Re: Easy OA treatments?

    Excellent idea! I think I will give that a try. About the only other thing I could add would be to paint the metal slide so that any OAV that comes in contact with it does not cause it to corrode. ...
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    Re: Introducing the Easy Vap Pro

    A key deciding factor for me was the digital temperature display on the ProVap 110 which is very useful with respect to indicating to the operator that the ProVap has reached operating temperature...
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    Re: Beehive moving device

    Guess I missed this post. Sorry about the late reply. Since I have posted about my Kaptarlift, I emailed Lajos (the owner of the factory that makes them) and asked about upgrading to a chain drive...
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    Re: my new hive lifter

    I purchased two of these from Lajos at Kaptarlift. The newest upgraded version which I really like uses a bicycle chain instead of the cable with constantly causes problems kinking up and jumping...
  10. Re: Bringing in Apis cerana to the US (Solve varroa problem)

    I read through all of this thread and forgive me if I missed the discussion on it but it would seem to me that importation of Apis Cerana would present and extremely high risk........probably so high...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    True! OAV is indeed a excellent treatment for broodless hives and to get an excellent knock down treatment against phoretic varroa mites. The rest of the story and the truth is that the vast...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Not much else I can add other than I can attest to the fact that I have completed over 300 Mighty Mite Killer thermal treatments. They work. Do exactly what the manufacturer states. I am very...
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    Re: HELP ME! no fall flow?? lazy bees???

    You need to get some good quality food patties on those hives. I like Mann Lake Ultra Bee patties but they make a bulk patty that is basically the Ultra Bee food patty but with higher amounts of...
  14. Re: BROODSAFE Phages Against Paenibacillus Larvae

    I suspect the interest in this product just shot off the scale with the article quoting Kent Williams recommending Broodsafe as an alternative to burning your hives. I ordered 500 doses to keep in...
  15. Re: Bees Drop Dead After California Earthquake, Leaving Netizens Clueless

    My bees are doing great, although my "bovine nutrient residue" detection meter is max'd out and pegged off the scale. :lpf::banana::popcorn::rolleyes:
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    Re: Oxalic acid vaporizer

    I started off with the Varrox which worked well but with larger numbers of hives takes a long time. I purchased 2 ProVaps from Larry and use them during Winter on an as needed basis as well as will...
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    Re: laying worker, 3 weeks later - a dilemma

    In my experience, this will work when there is a strong nectar/pollen flow but when the nectar flow falls off, the the reproductive urge does as well unless you supplementally feed nectar/honey/sugar...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    On another similarly related note, research into thermal treatment is beginning to show some unexpected benefits and results with respect to lowering viral loads in honey bees.49685
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    Thanks for the very interesting link. Very good point and information to have. Learned something new. The biggest and most important reason I come here. :thumbsup: So far, I have done about 350...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    There is no evidence that has happened, not even with Apis Cerana which use natural thermal treatment against varroa mites for a VERY long time (the existence of Apis Cerana). In fact research data...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    There are no chemicals for varroa mites to develop resistance to when using thermal treatment.
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    About how long would you estimate this takes? My bergamot began blooming in full about a week ago.
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    Re: Ever tried bergamot or bee balm

    I realize this is an aging thread but I have a question. I have bergamot all over the place to beat the band but I don't ever recall seeing a honey bee on the bergamot flowers. I see butterflies,...
  24. BROODSAFE Phages Against Paenibacillus Larvae

    This came in the email this morning. Sorry if this has already been discussed. I did a search and only 1 post came up with 1 reply.
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  25. Re: formic pro/MAQS cause the shotgun pattern?

    It is far too warm to be using MAQS/Formic Pro in my opinion. I realize the label states that it can be used upto 85 degrees F. My experience is that I would not use it much above 75 degrees F. It...
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