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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Quote from that paper:
    "The number of alleles at the 11 loci varied across populations,
    from one (locus A28 in East Midlands) to 16 (locus
    B124 in Withby)(Table 4). The average number of alleles...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I too have been in wild goose chase for pure Amm in the forests and fields of Finland and driven with car all over the country. What we found were all mixed up.

    But I donīt think you understood my...
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    Re: How to put the queen in the hive.

    Be carefull with the water, it can make the bees void and if they do, they die soon. Water is very seldom needed, and even then just tiny tiny drop. Often I donīt give them water at all, in room...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Ok, as you see, I really know nothing about pure race breeding. How do you ensure that genes are not lost unnecessarily because of race definitions? Or have you never had the situation, that "well...
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    Re: How to put the queen in the hive.

    Why is it queenless? Just few thousand bees. Sounds a bit worrying. Maybe it is queen- and broodless because the bees tried to make a new queen for themselves but for some reason they failed. There...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    As I wrote, I think what you are doing is importatant, and just because I think it is important, I worry.
    I only worry/hope your race definitions are advisable, reasonable. Of course race...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Yes, I have read the summary of that study before, but I think is not quite what I meant. Shuffling of the card deck, very fast recombination, is going to help, but to certain limit. You are not...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I once met Harald Singer in Austria. He is the son of one of the most famous Carnica breeder. Singer Carnica is a very well known and respected trade mark in Europe.

    Harald said, that what it...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    PLB quote "When Delaplane experimented by introducing more genetic diversity into hives instead of trying to narrow it, he found that everything improved - resistance, honey production and general...
  10. Re: Need advice on supering from those familiar with Tim Ives's methods.

    Yep, that has to be very good area for bees.

    I once worked for a professional beekeeper in NZ. They did mostly pollination of Kiwi fruit, but had about 200 hives in purely honey production, too. ...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I found the evaluation report of my 2009 queens from MTT (https://portal.mtt.fi/portal/page/portal/mtt_en).

    The experiment was done by senior researcher Seppo Korpela, and the bees were in hives...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    The best proof that a breeder has varroa resistant bees is that someone who got his queens claims to have them too. Old fact.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Yes, I agree and this "blind trial" was the point of PLB too, I think.

    It is however a diffrent thing with animals. A machine either works or not, with animals it is trickier (multiple genes+...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I donīt know exactly what do you mean by that, but I just heard, from a local beekeeping advisor, that it has become a normal procedure in Finland to do oxalic acid droppings in spring too.

    So...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    The really big question is how are we ever able to distribute varroa resistant material, bred by the pioners, to all beekeepers. We need a plan.

    It is a matter of 10 years to make varroa resistant...
  16. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    It is easier to get in middle of two frames in a full box.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    If the beekeeper is not a scientist, and has not got the education, money, time and equipments needed to scientific work, the only possibility to prove his clims is to send queens to other...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    My queens from Finland were found to be varroa resistant 2000 km south in Luxembourg. Their resistance was documented by one of the most respected breeders in Europe. Despite this you are not...
  19. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Just give me the name of the book which says that A.m.m is not the biggest of all A.m bee races.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Well at least I have tried. It is not an easy thing you are asking. What you just said sounds to like this: "Hi you, create a varroa resistant bee and by the way I want it all on paper and made...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Iīll send you a private message.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    So when I have with breeding created varroa resistant bees it doesnīt count, because you claim they donīt come on their own?
    Like Tim Ives I would like to know how much evidence you need, how many...
  23. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I find looking for the truth to be very positive.
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    Re: Clumsy queen

    Usually the cell cleaners and pollen storers move in quite numbers down first, and the queen comes after them, jhaislip said there were only some attendants in the bottom box. Plus "she seemed...
  25. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Just curious, how much is the total cost of new foundation, I mean how much do you spend money on buying new (plastic) foundation?

    I spend about 4-5 dollars/hive/year for the making of my own wax...
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