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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I believe what hurt the Weaver lines was the potential for the Africanized gene being expressed in addition to the others...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Sticky Bear, extreme's? You're in the banana belt don't you know!! But good luck..
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    Re: Queen breeding vs queen rearing

    So what is your plan FTH that made you think that adding his breeding to your yard wouldn't be a positive approach?
  4. Re: Harvesting and Preserving Royal Jelly for Grafting

    Kilo I would have thought it's already 90 plus degrees where your at during the summer...and you wouldn't need all that microwaving etc....
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    OK Astro, inquiring minds want to know, what's your preferred method...???
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    1497614979Yep, here's a couple from this morning!! Let's just say it was a White Christmas!
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    Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    cg3 what do you do with a crystallized tank of honey?
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    Re: first time Creamed Honey

    I would be getting it into your jars pretty quick and not leave it in your pail for toooo long. Once the starter gets mixed in it starts setting up and makes it a little slower to bottle if you wait...
  9. Re: To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    I added some Select Old Sols and Harbo's this year and the early winter observations look darn good! Still have a long winter ahead though.. The advantages with Harbo being in the south,...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    As far as the "Harvesting the Honey" segment, pulling out the middle frame and brushing the bees off, I could swear the marked queen was on the center top right of that frame....Off she went with the...
  11. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Another easy way is the first super goes on with the drawn comb. When that's just about full and they're working it well, nice population etc., add the super with just foundation under it above the...
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    In the section on "Suppression of mite reproductive success" they talk about how they measured mite reproduction and it's success or failure. They mentioned "In the surviving population, a total of...
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    This was another study done here where they used 200 cells etc...

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/64133000/PDFFiles/401-500/469-Villa--Simplified%20methods%20of%20evaluating.pdf
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    I thought this interesting since many of their conclusions come from the % of fertile to infertile etc...

    "In the surviving population, a total of 614 cells were examined in 23 colonies, and a...
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    Re: Hive lifter

    Wow, good for you apis. I'm really jealous!! I'm obviously tooo cheap!!
  16. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    Here's the company link. I gave up because of the cost...http://www.kaptarlift.hu/
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Astro, are you using any of the varroa infertility sampling or mostly ether rolls?? Curious if you've found any correlations etc....
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I guess I would wonder where your nuc sales are coming from....??? Production hives, are you raising queens or buying queens? Also, retail honey, or wholesale honey?? More often the 60lb honey is...
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    SK and BH, great posts. Your first hand and shared experience is the key, hopefully you've given/provided enough warning flags that others will enter this area with caution. It's not that we all...
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    Re: Hive lifter

    Yeah, I found this one this winter, got some quotes on shipping etc.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMEqAfc_sBM

    Wish someone here in the US brought some over in a container so they would be...
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Thanks Specialkayme, a lot of nonpartisan information.. Can't believe the term Integrated Varroa Management was already in use in 2010!!
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    I just did a hardiness zone search for Toulouse where John Kefuss did some of his "Bond" tests. It's an 8b zone which is much more temperate than those of us that have actual winter situations. Is...
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    If you do additional research/study with MAQS you'll find the % of efficiency with 1 strip vs. 2 to still be effective. You may try this to get a little more comfortable using the product without...
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    Re: my bees keep killing each other

    Can you explain how you can tell they have nectar??
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Specialkayme, well laid out, well said by someone who took the time to put all the techniques to trial.
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