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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    Harry,

    I was recently shown a queen introduction tool that was new to me. Basically it was a western frame with screen on both sides of the frame. The idea is that with a greater surface area of...
  2. Thread: beebacteria

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    Re: beebacteria

    Have the researchers indicated when they will make a decision on who the cooperators will be?
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    Re: Dead out? Florida beekeeper

    IDNURSE,

    Were you able to photograph the dead bees? Any signs of damage to them?
  4. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Did you know that the cardboard nucs were first tested as walk away splits before being marketed? The parent hives were split multiple times and produced...
  5. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri,

    Compliments on the fine woodworking job.

    I noticed in the photo of all the mating nucs that there was no apparent way for the returning queens to distinguish one mating nuc from another....
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    Re: Must have beekeeping books...

    ABC & XYZ. Also Richard Taylors Joys of Beekeeping
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    Re: Fondant vs. dry sugar

    I have been adding a small amount (5% of volume) of fructose to the dry sugar I place on top of the inner cover. The fructose absorbs moisture from the air and causes it to cake, thus preventing it...
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    Fondant vs. dry sugar

    Feeding dry sugar is considered an "emergency feed" and prefered over feeding fondant. Other than texture and the inclusion of some invert sugar in the fondant, they would seem to be very similar. ...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo, I should have indicated that the authors of Pollen are Kesseler and Harley.

    Re: a yellow stain, you might try eosine yellow. It is freely soiluble in water. In dilute solutions (1:500+) it...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo,

    Haven't forgotten the yellow stain, I hope to get out to the barn today for a look. However in the meantime, have you seen the book Pollen The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers?
    This book is by...
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    Re: Swarm traps for this spring

    I strongly agree with anything that will hold standard sized frames.

    See Tom Seeley's new book Honeybee Democracy for desirable parameters for attracting swarms. An excellent book.

    This year i...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo,

    I will check my library of stains for a yellow. I would be interested in the name of the company that is selling the pre-mixed stain. Would you be willing to share that info?
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Welcome Mo. Which stains do you recomend for staining pollen?
  14. Re: Just a thought on mixing sugar n water works well

    christofe, this is an interesting idea. Do you have a photo or an illustration of this set up?
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    Re: Hello From Baker City Oregon

    The winters ARE cold and wet here but it is also an opportunity. This is the time I get to build things and catch up on reading. Tom Seeley's new book "Honeybee Democracy" is next on the reading...
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    Re: Hello From Baker City Oregon

    Hello Dan and welcome to the group. So how did you get started in beekeeping?

    I'm located in Eugene, Oregon.

    Morris
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    Re: What shrub is this?

    Bhfury, Yes the photos would help. Also, are the leaves arromatic when crushed?
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    Re: What shrub is this?

    Are there any flowers that can be photographed?
  19. Thread: Coumaphos

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    Re: Coumaphos

    Oltimer, Dann Purvis of Purvis Bros. apiaries, was the first person I talked to that alerted me to the dangers of using Coumaphos. His warnings of drone and queen sterility are now largely accepted....
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    Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Hemichuck, That's quite the story! OK, I have to ask DID THE BEES STAY IN YOUR HIVE AND PROSPER?
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    Re: Does anyone use this method of queen rearing?

    Oldtimer, from your experience with the Cut Cell method, does cutting the cell wall down actually make a positive difference? Thanks for your input!
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    Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Hemichuck, nice tenacity! You stayed with it and got the swarm anyway. Good for you.
  23. Thread: wax moth's

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    Re: wax moth's

    Wax moths are opportunists. They destroy a hive that is either very weak or dead. I would be more concerned with the cause of the decline in the hive. If they were killed by something contagious...
  24. Thread: Russian Queens

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    Re: Russian Queens

    I have excellent results and service with Hubbert Tubbs. He is one of the members of the Russian Queen Breeders Association.
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    Re: Metarhizium anisopliae and varroa

    Adam, I tried it a couple of years ago with variable results. Some hives wound up with no mites, and others seemed to be unafected by the fungus.

    The product is now being marketed in New...
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