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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    I saw a talk ( can't remember who the speaker was ) where it was mentioned that drones reared in worker sized cells are still able to reach sexual maturity. Don't know if drones raised that way are...
  2. Re: How many dead-outs are the result of the 2 types of nosema?

    I don't think I've ever gotten a report that distinguished between the types of nosema. But I think it's a good idea to send samples in when trying to determine the cause of a dead out. I send random...
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    Re: Can wood be too rough for bees?

    Possibly Renata Borba's research done at Dr. Marla Spivak's Bee Lab at University of Minnesota https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Renata_Borba
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    Re: How many bees die per day overwinter?

    That's more in line with what I see in my backyard hives. Every morning I "clear" 8-12 dead bees from in front of the hive entrance.

    Thanks to everyone who replied.
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    Re: How many bees die per day overwinter?

    Thanks Robbin, I was thinking something similar. I've heard it mentioned in a talk I attended, and quite possibly the speaker was saying that , on average 200-250, bees day a day over the whole...
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    How many bees die per day overwinter?

    I know this questions is totally dependent based on your location, so please answer based on your location.
    Let's assume that a colony going into winter is healthy, mites have been managed and...
  7. Thread: Ultra Bee?

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    Re: Ultra Bee?

    How many colonies were you feeding?
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    Re: I may have a problem

    Especially when you're not aware/don't think they might be present, and when they're covered with bees. Very easy to miss.
  9. Thread: To much syrup

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    Re: To much syrup

    Last year I had about 2 gallons of 2:1 sugar water leftover. I had it in 1/2 jars and left them in my unheated garage since mid-October They were still fine in April of this year.
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    Re: ApiLife Var and queens, (winter dead-outs)

    Thanks Graham. I was hoping you would do your magic and find a study.
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    ApiLife Var and queens, (winter dead-outs)

    Hi all,
    recently I "inherited" 7 colonies. 4 of them survived the winter and look decent. 3 died over winter. All hives were treated with ApiLife Var in October of 2014. Only 2 treatments were...
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    Re: Was your first car a Ferrari?

    This should be circulated in every class for new beekeepers.
  13. Re: I've got a disease puzzle for you guys to think about...

    In a recent webinar, Jaime Ellis, mentioned that researchers have reason to suspect that shb can be mechanical transporters of honeybee pathogens, but they don't believe that shb are vectors.
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    Re: How much food does a colony need?

    Thanks. I'm aware of this site http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/About/ScaleHives.htm. Is this what you're referring to, or something else? If this is it, then this chart shows how much the bees are...
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    Re: How much food does a colony need?

    Thanks all. Your answers are in line with what I was thinking.
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    How much food does a colony need?

    I've heard that a "normal" colony, on average, will collect 25 kilos of pollen in a year. This info came from a German source. I've also read ( UK source ) that a colony will collect 40 kilos of...
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    Someone should make a documentary about you Mike. Follow you for the whole season and just put it on a dvd. I'm certain it would sell. Or at least, have a go pro camera mounted to your veil hat and...
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Well said.

    Good luck Ben. Don't forget about us small timers when you hit it big.....
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    Re: Fall Weight Changes

    Andrew,
    excellent link, is that data from one of your hives?
    I was looking at it and was wondering what would be the explanation for a ~38lb loss between Oct. 22nd., and the 23rd., or am I not...
  20. Re: Help with yellow jackets - don't understand making hive entrance smaller

    Do you have any reference/citation for that statement? 2000 seems a lot, considering that's in the ballpark range of what a queen can lay in a day.
    Maybe Rader will chime in....:)

    @op,
    it seems...
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    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    I'm interested in finding out how the "x pounds of honey to make lb. of nectar" came about. First off, is it honey, or is it nectar? And then we've all heard " 5, 6, 7, 8 lbs of nectar/honey to...
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    Re: A video of my bees....are they fanning?

    Figured I'd give an update on this colony. They survived the winter. I pulled a super off in late April ( mostly crystallized honey in comb, had to warm it up in a greenhouse ). There were no signs...
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    I used to crush and strain but haven't done so in a while. Nowadays, some frames I'll use for cut comb and some I'll extract. As long as the comb is attached on 3 sides, it seems to hold up to...
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    Re: starting foundationless frames

    I gave a new beekeeper 2 foundationless frames to put in his hive ( he asked for them ). They were installed 9 days ago and when we checked the hive both frames had been drawn and filled with nectar....
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    Re: Michael Bush - Treatment Free Beekeeping

    In that case, I was using wedge top bars with the wedge turned 90 degrees to it's intended position thus creating a guide.
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