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    Re: raising queens next to AHB...

    At best, this is a temporary solution. Drones will kill themselves trying to escape, eventually clogging the excluder. Also, drones drift at a very high rate. Typically, 30 to 50 percent of the...
  2. Re: Parasite free refugia reported from Newfoundland, Canada

    K-wing is most commonly associated with tracheal mites.
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    Re: Narrow frame?

    We have this conversation about once a year. Some really good info is in this thread.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?249192-11-frames-for-broodnest
  4. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    I've had very good results with queens mated in late June through early August. They lay well for winter then come into spring fully ready for a honey flow. Swarming tendency is significantly...
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    Honeybee taskforce

    Not sure if there are any active threads, but here is a link to an article about the fox guarding the henhouse, i.e. EPA and Ag dept investigating bee deaths.
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    The only way it could be done is with very heavy spring feeding. I choose not to feed on that scale.

    I run several colonies as 1 and 1/2 with a deep brood chamber and a shallow for winter stores....
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    Re: Carpathian queens in the US?

    Nobody even mentioned Sue Cobey yet. Must be a record. How is the program going with bringing semen in and breeding back to a pure Caucasian line?
  8. They are coming out of the woodwork in droves this year

    In the past, I've had 1 or 2 requests per year from people who want a colony or two of bees. This year, I've already had 7 requests to get people started. While I want to help, this is more than I...
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    Re: Advice desperately needed

    MsBee, don't even advertise. There are two guys in bham who would love to get some bees. Would you object if I have them contact you?
  10. Re: Number of nurse bees needed for one queen cell

    I'll give an answer to your original question about how many bees it takes to produce a healthy queen cell. About 600 bees "of the right age" can produce one queen cell. This is why commercial...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Andrew posted enough info to make a good guess what happened to his bees. A large component was wintering failure that does not appear to be connected to mites.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    So how do you get your questions answered?

    I've always thought that you could just post your question and some kind soul would come along and provide an answer or at least a pointer to some...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    It is also worth defining what a "commercial" beekeeper is and does. 100 colonies is approximately the trigger point at which serious money has to be spent on automation and heavy equipment. It will...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    This statement amounts to calling him a liar, and insinuates he is unreliable to start with.

    I don't treat. My bees survive and have very low numbers of varroa mites. I ignore them just like I...
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    If you do a check, there are at least 3 breeders in Florida producing Buckfast queens. Dansk is back ordered at least a month.

    Dansk,...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Solomon, there is a contradiction of terms in the above two posts. It is not logical to argue that unacclimated treated bees winter successfully while unacclimated untreated bees do not. This has...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I find it interesting that someone has to "explain" why his bees are thriving sans treatments.

    Maybe you would like to explain why my bees are thriving treatment free.

    But it would be more...
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    Re: Queen Cell Cups / Royal Jelly / Egg

    egg first, royal jelly second.

    Queen cells are always oriented downward and the queen lays a female egg into the cell because of the orientation. Under some conditions, it is possible to get a...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    If a colony is a super population of half-half-sisters, then the breeding population of colonies taken as a whole is a super super population. From this perspective, it would be expected that the...
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    Re: Notice to Ian

    80 degrees (26C) forecast tomorrow, drones flying daily, queens started. North Alabama
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    Re: Drones with yellow eyes....

    They can't usually see and don't fly. Eye mutants may affect only the faceted eyes and not the ocelli.
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Change one thought and a lot of this will be clear. The large cells are honey storage cells that the bees also happen to raise drones in. Now think in terms of brood nest architecture and picture...
  23. Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Mike, I would be very happy to see you succeed. Just to know that you were able to develop mite tolerant bees and successfully keep them would be an extremely happy occasion.

    With that said, what...
  24. Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    If you want to do the job right, colonies have to be set up specifically to test for mite resistance. The best way to do this is to combine a boat load of queenless highly susceptible bees that are...
  25. Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    99.99 percent were susceptible in the early years. It is only in the last 15 years that some resistance has shown up. A lot of that can be traced to imports of the Primorski bees.

    I'd be...
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