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Offline rast

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Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« on: April 02, 2008, 10:14:22 PM »
 With temps running in the 80's, is that too hot to treat with powdered sugar? Do just the lower brood hive?
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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2008, 10:43:32 PM »
no it is not to hot. Treat each hive body. I use mediums and will be treating tomorrow I will treat each med. and place them back togather. I will also check frames and make sure all is well and see how they have gone with drawing out the frames.

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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2008, 11:05:37 PM »
No it is not to hot.

You may treat with powdered sugar.

This is why you live in Florida and not somewhere else. :)

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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 12:23:12 AM »
I was wondering why you treat all the supers separately Angi?  I did the same thing last summer and some members here told me I was doing to much work taking the whole hive apart. It also seemed to really disturb the hive everytime I removed all the supers. And I was dusting every week.

They said just powder dust the top super and it falls down to the other supers.That is what I am doing now. Just the top supers.

Just asking because I want to know what your experience has been with this.

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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 07:45:02 AM »
>Do just the lower brood hive?

Do just the boxes with brood. This could be more than one box.
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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 12:48:38 PM »
Michael

So what you are saying is. If there is 2 brood boxes then take apart those 2 boxes and dust separately?? Or just dust the top of those 2 boxes???

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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 08:42:59 PM »
 I told my wife it was OK to give my bees some sugar this weekend and she blew a kiss at them said to let her know if they needed more. :)
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Re: Fl. temps, Pd. Sugar
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 08:47:12 PM »
>So what you are saying is. If there is 2 brood boxes then take apart those 2 boxes and dust separately?? Or just dust the top of those 2 boxes???

You might get by with just the top one, but if I was desperate enough to treat, which I'm not, I'd do them both.
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