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  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
DavesBees

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:14 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
I think you two chaps need to take a deep breath, go to the nearest Pub, then sit down and extrapolate a pint before you hurt yourselves. Laughing
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
DavesBees

Replies: 228
Views: 571823

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:26 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Bernhard,
I like the way you think.
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
DavesBees

Replies: 228
Views: 571823

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:55 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
Gareth hit on this above but I would add the propolis to the mix. We know they want to coat the entire inside of the hive with it. That would provide the vessel for condensation on the walls. The h ...
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
DavesBees

Replies: 40
Views: 77854

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:56 pm   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
That is a pretty hefty homework assignment!
  Topic: Keeping bees in Shenandoah Valley, VA
DavesBees

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Views: 66127

PostForum: Local Groups and Mentors, USA and CA   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:52 pm   Subject: Keeping bees in Shenandoah Valley, VA
I love it when a plan comes together.
  Topic: Chop and Crop
DavesBees

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Views: 31780

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:35 pm   Subject: Chop and Crop
Well here we go…I am prepared for my beat down! Why do we all find it so offensive to just put the bees in a properly shaped box and collect the swarms? If you get 5 Lang frames in a nuc you are ove ...
  Topic: What type of bees?
DavesBees

Replies: 18
Views: 25604

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:40 pm   Subject: What type of bees?
Any hive without bees can be a bait hive but you will increase your chances with a piece of old brood comb in them.
  Topic: What type of bees?
DavesBees

Replies: 18
Views: 25604

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:51 am   Subject: What type of bees?
This is my recommendation to any new beekeeper. I am going to assume 1 thing…you built your hive.
If you can build hive…
You can build a bait hive.
If you can build a bait hive ….
You can put one ...
  Topic: What type of bees?
DavesBees

Replies: 18
Views: 25604

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:09 am   Subject: What type of bees?
I second the Mutt Emotion.
  Topic: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
DavesBees

Replies: 40
Views: 77854

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:29 am   Subject: work on microbes - link to honey bee health!!!
Thanks Bernhard,
Great job on the presentation and the translation. As usual I read your post all the way through and feel a lot more informed. Actually I learned more about soil science in your po ...
  Topic: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
DavesBees

Replies: 62
Views: 116404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:03 am   Subject: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
I will be seeding this at night, between 8 pm and 6 am CST

Big Bear
Thanks,
I have the hard copy of the book but wanted it on my computer also.
Got it!
Thanks again,
  Topic: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
DavesBees

Replies: 62
Views: 116404

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:45 pm   Subject: Top Bar Hive inspection frequency (Solved, thanks to Norm)
Garret... could you (or someone) seed this file for a bit? Thank you!

Edit: Thanks for the seed!

Thank You Sir - May I have another!

Reseed Please
  Topic: My IPM
DavesBees

Replies: 21
Views: 63297

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:22 pm   Subject: My IPM
Norm,
My heart sank a little when I read the first post in this thread. While I have the deepest respect for the heavy hitters in this thread, I felt like my education took a step backwards. I actu ...
 
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