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  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:01 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
This series is so very interresting so I got to hear how your trails with the hives earlyer
Vent , or maybe you have in another tread ?
  Topic: New mite control !
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:15 am   Subject: New mite control !
it is not a new idea, has been used almost since the varroa arrived in europa (my part of it anyway)
early versions (of the concept ,not the one in the artikel) were big and expencive and could not c ...
  Topic: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 12:43 pm   Subject: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
yes its naturally ,but as you can see on this forum there is many ways to bee natural, this works for me ,and im glad to hear that your way works for you.

I belive what your bees did naturally by s ...
  Topic: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:50 am   Subject: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
The swarm season starts in may
Our honey flow ends around the mittle of july exept for the beekeepers going to the heather in aug.
I think the latest, in my area you have to have a mated queen in th ...
  Topic: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:28 am   Subject: Varroa Control: Areas w/ year-round brood rearing
Hi
I have taken out brood and making shook swarms and letting the bees rear a new queen as my only forms of "treatment" and i dont loose more colonyes
than the hard treaters.
when i tak ...
  Topic: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:01 am   Subject: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
this is the ant : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formica_rufa
  Topic: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:51 am   Subject: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
great info, thanks!

It is general in the early spring they are a problem ,and like the bees the ants are looking for food as soon as the snow is gone, and the hives is a buffet Smile
it is a outyard ...
  Topic: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:50 am   Subject: keeping big red ants out of my hives ?
Hi all
in one of my bee yards where I have my warré hives I also have the big
red forrest ants.
every spring they are testing my defence and sometimes there is a branch
or weed totching a hive , ...
  Topic: New experimental arched top bar design
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:51 pm   Subject: New experimental arched top bar design
wery beautyfull hive and frame. wow
  Topic: Making fondant - another way !
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:19 pm   Subject: Making fondant - another way !
hi there
I am just reading though some topics of interrest ,and the process of grinding
the sugar in a blender, seems to me to bee quite a lot of work , if it should bee made in a larger batch.
I ...
 
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