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25 minutes ago, Phillip Haycock said:

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Starting a new leaf huh ?

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37 minutes ago, yesbut said:

Starting a new leaf huh ?

 

No - his new moniker would have been #legend

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1 hour ago, yesbut said:

Starting a new leaf huh ?

Na just trying to get online with my wifes small flat computer or whatever it is, rubbish would be a good description IMO.
 

 

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3 minutes ago, Philbee said:

Na just trying to get online with my wifes small flat computer or whatever it is, rubbish would be a good description IMO.
 

 

Blame your hivetool for all your deadouts too do you ?

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6 minutes ago, yesbut said:

Blame your hivetool for all your deadouts too do you ?

Few and far between these days

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You don't need a second account for that. I'll boot the other one 

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I was splitting a site earlier today (15 hives), they got Bayverol (it was excellent) in the Spring, followed up with Ox/Gly.  The hives were all really good, and I'd see the chewed up pulp cardboard on the hive floor, until I got to a hive where I saw mites on bees straight-away.   There was no sign of the cardboard pulp on the floor, I can only presume I missed treating it.  Another tick for Ox/Gly.   

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I'm off to a book binder tomorrow to see if I can make strips quick enough to make them for all my hives. The results speak for themselves. Bring on spring

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6 hours ago, Grant said:

You don't need a second account for that. I'll boot the other one 

 

For what?
What does "for that" refer to?

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9 minutes ago, Philbee said:

For what?
What does "for that" refer to?

You don’t need a second account when logging on to another devise. You can use the same logon details across multiple media devices. Smartphones, tablets or PC. If remembering what your password is, is a problem and you have yourself set as “remember me” you can change your password to a new one that you can then use to set other devices to do the same. After that you will be able to login as your current user.

FYI, some time ago the site cleaned out multiple user account under the same IP address.

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4 minutes ago, dansar said:

You don’t need a second account when logging on to another devise. You can use the same logon details across multiple media devices. Smartphones, tablets or PC. If remembering what your password is, is a problem and you have yourself set as “remember me” you can change your password to a new one that you can then use to set other devices to do the same. After that you will be able to login as your current user.

FYI, some time ago the site cleaned out multiple user account under the same IP address.

yes of course but I couldnt remember my password.
The device remembered the password from a similar event some time before.
It is actually all a bit beyond me as I dont even use a smart phone

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5 minutes ago, Philbee said:

yes of course but I couldnt remember my password.
The device remembered the password from a similar event some time before.
It is actually all a bit beyond me as I dont even use a smart phone

You’ve got some teenagers there. Employ  one of them as your IT contractor ?

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13 minutes ago, dansar said:

You’ve got some teenagers there. Employ  one of them as your IT contractor ?

Empty nest here most of the time:(

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On ‎25‎/‎03‎/‎2018 at 11:21 PM, Philbee said:

50/50 has been my treatment mix from the srart
I had intended to reduce the dose but it has been a case of reluctance to change  what has worked.

 

do you buy the thick or the runny glycerine or does it make no difference ?

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6 minutes ago, kevin moore said:

do you buy the thick or the runny glycerine or does it make no difference ?

My GL is the thick one as far as I can work out
My inquiries have indicated that the thin one is for cold climates and is obtained by special order 

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A couple of thoughts/observations on OA / GL

If you decide to try the gib tape version and use just one layer of tape instead of the 3 layer stitched laminate dont come crying about it not working if it doesnt
If it does work though, do let us know
I wintered done about 40 hives today that had 2 month old Pams cloths in them in working condition
These hives looked great, with zero visual evidence of any Varroa.

So far my operation this season is almost completely PMS free and its great to be able to see a hive for it's secondary issues which in the past were buried beneath layers of PMS type symptoms.
The most obvious secondary issue  which is now my primary issue relates to Queen failures.
When a hive is split the donor Queen stays with one of the hives either staying put or moved away.
If cells are used, then these Queens are unmarked and it is impossible to track them.

The result is that there is a continual trickle of old Queens failing.
To replace all Queens every season or two is an overkill IMO and Im considering using only marked mated queens which is a huge expense 
On that note, if the industry is still afloat next season I see justification for mated queens to go to $90 each.
This season demand outstripped supply at $75 incl GST each

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12 minutes ago, Philbee said:

If cells are used, then these Queens are unmarked and it is impossible to track them.

The result is that there is a continual trickle of old Queens failing.

 

1. Is it too time consuming for you to follow up cell success / queen mating with a find and mark session?

2. Can you not put protected cells in with the old queens befor they fail?

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Say hello to my little friend

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9 minutes ago, glynn said:

Say hello to my little friend

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Guillotine?

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@Lindaloo26 I was doing the last hive splitting today and got your strips chequered in alongside my cardboard ones on a handful of hives.  It will be interesting to see how they go.

 

 

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27 minutes ago, CHCHPaul said:

 

1. Is it too time consuming for you to follow up cell success / queen mating with a find and mark session?

2. Can you not put protected cells in with the old queens befor they fail?

Its a major to follow up and mark the queens
I always have a pen so can mark queens during routine inspections etc but to do every one is out of the question
Which queens are going to fail?, thats the question, 
Some go two seasons but unless they are marked its impossible to tell for sure
I found a small hive today that had no Honey on but was just getting by, it had an old queen with  yellow mark over top of a green mark.
Not sure what her history is but I brought the hive in from the bush to requeen

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1 minute ago, Philbee said:

Its a major to follow up and mark the queens
I always have a pen so can mark queens during routine inspections etc but to do every one is out of the question
Which queens are going to fail?, thats the question, 
Some go two seasons but unless they are marked its impossible to tell for sure
I found a small hive today that had no Honey on but was just getting by, it had an old queen with  yellow mark over top of a green mark.
Not sure what her history is but I brought the hive in from the bush to requeen

 

A couple of days back I came across a Q marked green, I was v surprised to see her, and sent her into retirement.

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6 minutes ago, dansar said:

Guillotine?

Hey Dan

Keep the gib tape in mind IMO it is much better than Cardboard

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Guillotine is a real gem, but consider getting it sharpened - saw and blade sharpers will do them - I have a stack cutter Guillotine, and they rapidly turn to hard work when blunt.

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