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Member, are you feeding them?
The hive with the dysentery?  Yes, they have been eating sugar balls since December. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Decontamination of old comb
« Last post by Terri Yaki on February 21, 2024, 10:53:13 pm »
Contaminated with what?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Protective suits
« Last post by Terri Yaki on February 21, 2024, 10:50:50 pm »
They told us not to face them towards a pool or an obstruction like the tree line in our class. Do they need much time to gain altitude to get over trees and bushes? I figure I'll give them some kind of containers of water to drink out near their hives and hopefully they won't bother me at the pool. I was thinking that back corner, back to the tree line and facing the pool. Out of any activity there, morning sun, evening shade. I have a field across the street that they plant corn or soy beans in. I expect that soy beans have a lot of flowers but I don't see how corn pollen would bee of any interest to them.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Protective suits
« Last post by Bill Murray on February 21, 2024, 08:56:48 pm »
Just my personal opinion. Put them anywhere except where you have low lying water and you have good access to them. looks like you have enough room not to worry about anything else. Until you do. The bees are aggressive. RE-QUEEN. Youll be fine.
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Member, are you feeding them?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Obtaining Nucs
« Last post by Bill Murray on February 21, 2024, 08:33:57 pm »
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So they'll just move up into it?

Yes, they are bees , thats what they do.

Again, keep it simple they have been doing this a lot longer than I have.  Remember you are trying to manage your bees to do what you want them to do in a given situation/time frame. If you can keep that in your mind and work with them to do what they do. You'll be fine.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Decontamination of old comb
« Last post by Bill Murray on February 21, 2024, 08:25:05 pm »
So, here is the question. Can you render old comb and get the contaminants out?

I appreciate all input.

I guess this is what Im thinking. Why will the bees accept wax rendered from contaminated comb, after rendering if its still contaminated?

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I noticed some dysentery and a lot of dead bees in front of one of my hives today, so I did a quick nosema test on them.  I don't think I saw any spores under the microscope and I certainly didn't see many.  It's not quite warm enough to inspect yet, so I'll just keep an eye on them for now.  I had another hive so low on food that I put another box on them with some partial honey frames I had stored from last year.  Based on the amount of debris on the bottom boards, I'd say we're really brood rearing now. 
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Last post by The15thMember on February 21, 2024, 05:33:34 pm »
I'm pretty sure our incubator is preset to 100F. 
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Breaking a Broody Hen
« Last post by Ben Framed on February 21, 2024, 05:19:55 pm »
I figured this topic would be as good a place as any to ask a chicken question. It has been years since I have incubated eggs and I have completely forgotten at what temperature to set the incubator. What temperature do you set your incubator on? Thanks!

Phillip
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