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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Mites
« Last post by monarchis on Today at 02:47:58 AM »
Gene welcome to the forum. I think the way that you checking for mites is not reliable. Try the varroa test with sugar shake.

There is a video from Bill:

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 Do not take any chances with your eyes, do whatever it takes to not lift more than you are supposed to.
call a friend,  get help any way you can or do it one frame at a time.
Good luck
Gene
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Mites
« Last post by Eugene Willson on Today at 12:00:46 AM »
 I feel I have been lucky, I have not seen one mite all year. They are not that hard to see are they? I have no problem seeing eggs and have even taken a loupe to check out drones.
  Before I started I read up and thought for sure that I would get mites even using no foundation and small cell size.
 I have 4 eleven frame ( 1 1/4 spacing for brood  with 1 3/8 spacing for supper) and one top bar hive.
 I guess the question is am I missing the mites, or just lucky?
Thanks
Gene

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RAPID BEEYARD GROWTH / Re: Welcome to the RAPID GROWTH FORUM
« Last post by BeeGinningBeek on September 01, 2015, 11:26:01 PM »
hoping to take my 3 colony's to (hopefully with swarms) 20-25. next spring, i am planning on using a long lang with special queen excluder divider boards, so the nuc's help each other out!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: New eyes..cataract sugery question
« Last post by iddee on September 01, 2015, 10:58:14 PM »
Empty box and one frame at a time
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: The Night Watchman
« Last post by Dallasbeek on September 01, 2015, 10:56:41 PM »
The real problem was they didn't need a night watchman to watch the junk in the first place...

Tell that to a bean counter, gummit or corporate.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / New eyes..cataract sugery question
« Last post by Dallasbeek on September 01, 2015, 10:50:23 PM »
I had a cataract removed from my right eye yesterday and will have my left eye done Sept. 21.  I'm not supposed to lift anything weighing more than 20 pounds for a couple of months after the last surgery.  We're coming into a time when the bees need some attention.  Any advice from anybody who's gone through this?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: A nucleus question
« Last post by Dallasbeek on September 01, 2015, 10:44:48 PM »
ditto what Dallas said. This is such a pleasurable hobby.

Yes, we do this because we love it.  We'll never learn as much about bees as we need to learn, perhaps, but we'll keep working on it and nobody knows it all, so we have to keep asking questions and helping one another ... and enjoying the hobby.  Anybody who thinks he has all the answers is a big phony.  There are some on this forum, like iddee, Michael Bush, Sawdustmkr, and a bunch of others who can really help us with some experience and knowledge, and I'm very grateful for them.  Again, welcome to the forum.
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RAPID BEEYARD GROWTH / Re: Keeping only a few hives
« Last post by BeeGinningBeek on September 01, 2015, 10:25:57 PM »
I agree with other people. make some splits from the swarms, and sell/give away :grin:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: michigan beeks?
« Last post by GSF on September 01, 2015, 10:07:01 PM »
Welcome from the great state of Alabama, where pappy O Daniel is still governor! wait, wait, I'm thinking about somewhere else.
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