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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Aah, the arrogance of knowledge. It is kind of fascinating that people continue to claim an understanding of the cutting edge of science. Areas where more is unknown in the future, than has...
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    Re: Old Man Grafting

    You did not offend me, I think no one.
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    Re: Recognizing Rader Sidetrack............

    True. Probably, always remembers where he put his car keys too.
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    Yeah, Photos; inside, outside, roof. It is a construction question more than a bee question.
    If a trip is required, will owner e-mail to you to post?
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    Good answer. Good intent. Does that match the possible? Takes a better man (or woman) than I.

    Without a cut, looks pretty limited. That is on the owner, not a reflection on you.
    Photo of roof?
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    Re: Best Way to Make More Bees?

    The critical mass of bees only begins to really take off around 3-4 double faces (bees facing bees) of bees. Before that, she may be just a smart bee, not wanting to put the colony at risk with too...
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    Re: Old Man Grafting

    That ain't old!
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    "This would cost thousands to repair and it would never look right after that."

    Maybe I still do not have a clear picture of the set up, but I have to lean towards Mr. Beeman. It would have to be...
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    Re: First Split Question

    At 17 days from split you should be at the un-mated ,non-laying queen stage. Added queen cells are an unknown age so that schedule is vague but they would not be laying yet.
    Bees need to be left...
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    Re: No way to reach the bees! What to do?

    bee vac for the bulk of them and shop vac for the comb? Black water pipe heated and cooled will take a set for any strange shape needed.

    Plug the pipe with comb remove a section, and repeat?

    Or...
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    Re: reactions to requeening

    Those were probably superceder cells, the bees noticed the poor pattern before you did.
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    Re: reactions to requeening

    Introducing a mated queen into an old aggressive hive is not something I do well. Not very good at a calm hive either, but that is another story.

    Start your bought queen in a new small split and...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    To be wildly free with my interpretation of a MB posting on AHB testing (pro or con). Your not going to beat them, start training them.
    Can't say that is a bad long term approach.
  14. Re: Bee Bee tree seedlings and seeds for sale.

    John,
    I have a few seeds left from about 3 years ago. I think I have tried small batches with about every method you recommend not doing without a germination, not one.
    Do you know what the...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    Interesting. The usurp by occupation group must be able to maintain their identity while the victims are not able to distinguish the difference between friend or foe. Enhanced smell ability?
    What...
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    Re: Pesticide bee kill?

    Thought; I wonder if it was an abscond from the old hive rather than a swarm. I truly do not know if absconding bees cluster or proceed directly to the new location.
    Maybe they left the source...
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    Re: Pesticide bee kill?

    The pesticide hit was in August though the dead outs continued over the winter and spring so most hives had little brood to clean out. I think the bees did most of what there was in those hives, in...
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    Re: Pesticide bee kill?

    Ants have not damaged comb. Bees will strip the wax and leave the cocoons, ants do not.
  19. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    True, if the argument is SC is the only method that works.
    Not true, if the argument is SC is a helpful method.
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    Thank you OT.
    I am not really sure of how Michael gets his bees to draw SC except for starting on plastic is easiest. It is pretty obvious that how you have bees draw comb (and when) determines the...
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    I was looking at a biscuit cutter to join 45s with no exposed end grain. The problem I found with deeps is getting the cup out of deeps when cutting on the miter saw.
    Same problem with your bit?...
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    Re: Honey Bees on Lavender

    Great shots.
    How long before someone takes that bottom shot and makes it a thumbnail for sticking you tongue out?
  23. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    Probably not. 40 years ago, calling Nixon too liberal would have been a joke. Today it is a fact for some.
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    I hope I have the wisdom to not hit reply; though I seldom do.

    After another decade and the question of what happened in 1880 (pre varroa) is settled;

    The question is not what size is a cell...
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    "he attributes some of it to the liberal views of the President at that time, Richard M. Nixon."

    Really? Your backing up your argument with (Nixon the liberal president). Thank you I'll tune out...
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