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Queen characteristics, behaviors, problems as well as bee breeding.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: How I plan on overwintering 40 mating nucs on mini frames

    Started by Lauri, 08-17-2013 04:20 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Started by Ddawg, 01-20-2015 08:43 AM
    8 Pages
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: first attempt at queenrearing

    Started by squarepeg, 12-08-2012 09:16 PM
    6 Pages
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: My Cell Building Methods

    Started by Michael Palmer, 07-07-2010 07:50 PM
    6 Pages
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Started by HarryVanderpool, 05-08-2015 09:46 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 97
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Finding Mite Resistance - The Journey

    Started by JRG13, 01-06-2017 02:20 PM
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  1. I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Started by peterloringborst, 03-29-2014 01:22 PM
    25 Pages
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  2. Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    Started by Jpoindexter, 01-21-2012 05:01 AM
    20 Pages
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  3. Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Started by peterloringborst, 07-29-2014 06:06 AM
    15 Pages
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  4. foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Started by baldwinbees, 10-10-2011 12:50 PM
    11 Pages
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  5. Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-14-2011 08:50 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 188
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  6. Mating nucs on a large scale

    Started by Kingfisher Apiaries, 05-25-2011 07:40 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 172
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    10-21-2011, 12:57 PM Go to last post
  7. VSH Breeding?

    Started by deknow, 01-25-2013 10:45 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 169
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    11-28-2014, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  8. Our Gene Pool

    Started by sqkcrk, 01-11-2011 01:06 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 158
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    11-07-2011, 09:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Nicot 101

    Started by aunt betty, 02-25-2017 06:22 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 135
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  10. Resistant bees, productive or not

    Started by Ted Kretschmann, 03-27-2011 07:03 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 133
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    04-22-2011, 03:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Beginner Queen Rearing using the Joseph Clemens Starter/Finisher

    Started by David LaFerney, 11-06-2011 10:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 119
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  12. quality of 2013 package queens from GA/AL?

    Started by RudyT, 05-03-2013 08:46 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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  13. Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 06-13-2011 04:49 PM
    6 Pages
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  14. Requeening package bees

    Started by Tycobb, 02-05-2014 06:18 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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  15. Genetic Diversity: What Would Brother Adam Do... Today?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-25-2012 02:24 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
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  16. Mating Nucs

    Started by marshmasterpat, 01-08-2014 04:25 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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  17. Over-wintered Queens

    Started by TWall, 01-15-2011 08:55 AM
    5 Pages
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    01-27-2012, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  18. Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Started by RayMarler, 11-23-2014 05:51 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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  19. Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    Started by Ian, 01-29-2015 08:53 AM
    5 Pages
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  20. Russell Sunkist Queens

    Started by snl, 07-31-2011 06:45 PM
    5 Pages
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  21. Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    Started by cristianNiculae, 05-01-2014 11:59 PM
    5 Pages
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  22. Mated Queen who can tell

    Started by Acebird, 01-06-2015 06:46 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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  23. Curious on Commerical Queen Rearing Yard Rotation

    Started by KevinR, 11-30-2012 08:50 PM
    5 Pages
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    cell builder, palmer
    • Replies: 80
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  24. Easiest type of cell builder for a beginner

    Started by Margot1d, 03-21-2015 05:37 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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  25. New England Bee Breeders Association

    Started by Michael Palmer, 12-31-2006 09:03 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    10-28-2015, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  26. SMR Bees

    Started by Sherpa1, 12-10-2005 03:26 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    12-23-2005, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  27. Traits for selecting breeder colonies

    Started by Fusion_power, 05-19-2005 09:11 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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  28. Poll Poll: How Long Does it Take Before Bees are Feral?

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-07-2012 08:16 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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  29. First Graft of the Year

    Started by jwcarlson, 04-17-2016 10:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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  30. 1rst Round

    Started by WVbeekeeper, 03-30-2008 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    05-10-2008, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  31. German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    Started by Bee Whisperer, 04-17-2016 05:35 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    03-08-2017, 07:49 PM Go to last post
  32. Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    Started by David LaFerney, 01-08-2011 10:57 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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  33. How do queens kill other queens still in the cell?

    Started by snl, 03-29-2014 04:39 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    12-23-2014, 02:29 AM Go to last post
  34. Caucasian bees

    Started by eliahu, 04-14-2016 10:59 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    06-23-2016, 01:08 AM Go to last post
  35. Here is Where I'm At - How Do You Suggest I Move Forward?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-28-2012 12:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    12-01-2012, 07:04 PM Go to last post
  36. Queen catcher clips

    Started by Daniel Y, 01-04-2013 07:38 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    04-09-2013, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  37. Photos of larvae at the "right stage

    Started by IBJake, 03-31-2016 12:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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  38. Raise their own queens this year

    Started by Rob Mountain, 03-28-2004 07:13 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    07-01-2004, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  39. Surviver Stock: the new bee race

    Started by wayacoyote, 01-05-2009 04:26 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    02-25-2009, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  40. Buckfast Queens

    Started by Mitch, 10-18-2004 07:19 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    01-21-2005, 06:18 AM Go to last post
  41. Ordered a Breeder Q today

    Started by BerkeyDavid, 11-12-2007 11:37 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    11-27-2007, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  42. Q: Breeder Queen Suppliers

    Started by KevinR, 11-15-2013 04:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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  43. Typical brood pattern for VSH queen?

    Started by IAmTheWaterbug, 02-21-2016 02:33 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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  44. SMR hybrids

    Started by Sherpa1, 12-24-2005 05:13 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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  45. Sensationalizing the Breed

    Started by NaturesResonance, 03-16-2017 12:54 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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  46. Hybrid Vigor vs. Natural Vigor

    Started by Countryboy, 12-07-2010 09:43 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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  47. Styro Mini Mating Nuc

    Started by Ian, 02-12-2017 10:00 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 63
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  48. Cordovan bees

    Started by Focus on Bees, 03-18-2006 04:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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  49. all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Started by yeogi75, 11-16-2014 08:42 AM
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  50. Introduce virgin queens of a different strain

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 01-15-2015 12:35 PM
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  51. Quality of "Emergency Cells"

    Started by m0dem, 06-01-2016 05:08 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 59
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  52. Coupelarvae

    Started by Jon McFadden, 05-14-2005 11:58 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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    12-19-2005, 01:37 PM Go to last post
  53. Micro-breeders

    Started by Grant, 01-19-2008 01:16 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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  54. Overall most successful size mating nuc that you use

    Started by Brad Bee, 02-26-2017 06:26 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 58
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  55. Two queen hive

    Started by maverick, 11-18-2005 10:29 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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    12-16-2005, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  56. First time queen breeder

    Started by Beewrangler, 12-27-2010 01:20 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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  57. Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 11-13-2014 03:02 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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  58. Evaluating New Queens...

    Started by WesternWilson, 12-25-2016 06:47 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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    03-21-2017, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  59. How to select or breed bees that survive without treatment

    Started by Riverderwent, 02-22-2017 11:02 AM
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  60. Possible Problem

    Started by Joseph Clemens, 04-03-2007 11:36 AM
    3 Pages
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    04-19-2007, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  61. Who's Grafting?

    Started by Chef Isaac, 05-20-2007 03:52 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    06-19-2007, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  62. Queen breeding

    Started by valleyman, 11-02-2010 08:22 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    11-17-2010, 04:52 PM Go to last post
  63. favorite queen for grafting so far

    Started by Lauri, 05-08-2013 06:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    05-19-2013, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  64. Splitting a Deep hive into 2 sections... how??

    Started by Chef Isaac, 07-08-2006 03:54 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    07-17-2006, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  65. Queen bank

    Started by Michael Bush, 01-11-2006 07:30 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    01-21-2007, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  66. Jennifer Berry's Queens

    Started by bhfury, 06-03-2009 09:25 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    06-18-2009, 11:31 AM Go to last post
  67. Beeweaver queens in the north

    Started by Leather Jim, 05-21-2014 06:01 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    03-06-2017, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  68. Queens and genetics

    Started by PyroBee, 07-20-2015 03:07 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    12-05-2015, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  69. Queen rearing schedule records and checklists

    Started by Ian, 02-03-2017 09:03 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 54
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    03-04-2017, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  70. 24 grafted.... no takes

    Started by Chef Isaac, 05-26-2006 06:05 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
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    05-31-2006, 05:01 PM Go to last post
  71. VSH mite resistant bees

    Started by razoo, 01-02-2017 01:59 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 53
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    01-16-2017, 12:30 PM Go to last post
  72. best queen

    Started by maverick, 10-10-2005 02:09 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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    11-02-2005, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  73. Be gentle I am new to this. the Subject is making splits

    Started by weldingfreak6010, 12-18-2012 07:19 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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    06-27-2013, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  74. Why a cell starter and finisher?

    Started by Brad Bee, 05-22-2015 08:40 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
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