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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    The idea that in the air, a queen recognizes and avoids drones she is related to is claimed over and over, but I've never seen any data supporting the assumption.

    The queen does tend to fly...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    JWC, thanks for posting that. Gerry loper showed a 15min film of this in action at the recent WAS conference.....the work they did was not so easy to do with 16 mm film and a 4' radar dish. I will...
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    Re: Swarm united with queenles hive FIGHT!

    Who told you that?
  4. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    I was scared (and occasional bad dreams) for the first 3 years. My then girlfriend (now wife) read a book and became obsessed.

    Since then things have gotten quite out of hand. :)

    There is a...
  5. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    You should read dr lu ' s study, and look up the references.
    I'm happy to help you wade through some of the problems.....not because I say so, but because the problems are documented in the paper...
  6. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Dr lu has never measured nor has he found anyone else that ever measured any amount of anything other than hfcs in hfcs. He does cite one person that claims to have detected unquantifiable levels of...
  7. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    You are incorrect and you are misleading others.

    Read the abstract at the bottom of the page you keep citing. The only pesticide they talk about is coumaphos....an organophosphate (not a neonic...
  8. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Yes. I read the article.

    The article talks about bees eating hfcs have a harder time detoxifying pesticides than bees eating honey.

    There is nothing about the pesticide exposure coming from...
  9. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    I didn't see anywhere in that article that any pesticides were found in any syrup....can you either quote the relevant passage or correct your post?
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Scared? No.
    Unwilling to give Facebook rights to my work (photos, videos, writings) in exchange for the convenience of using facebook.

    I see value in doing so here on BS, and I'm sure it gives...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Which is why I won't log on to facebook to see what you have to say. I won't do that to myself, and I wouldn't help facebook build profiles of people that are interested in what I say.

    I have not...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Then you don't understand the nature of facebook.
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Peter, I am not at home and don't have all my files with me. I think the study is:
    Curr Microbiol. 2008 Oct;57(4):356-63. doi: 10.1007/s00284-008-9202-0. Epub 2008 Jul 29.
    Detection and...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Funny...that's what facebook says to me every time it wants me to log on.

    Go spend $5 a month on a website, or post here regularly if you want people to access it without selling out your...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    The point is that your neighbor's brother in law might. The point is that it does happen. The spores persist for 40+ years, and because there is generally so little of it, novice beekeepers don't...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Without being a member of your group...or of facebook?
    Most Facebook content I'm steered towards I can't see without having g a Facebook account.
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I know of 100+ boxes burned over a wide area in a fairly recent incident.

    My recollection is that it started from diseased nucs (but I don't remember exactly and i certainly don't know first hand....
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I will also point out that one of the things I like to teach new beekeepers is how to practice the techniques of inspecting a hive the way a musician practices scales.

    Looking for AFB is one of...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Some years we did stay 3-4 weeks and worked bees every day, sometimes we only saw some of the bees. Some of the yards are 50+ colonies.

    No, I did not inspect every broodnest every year...but I...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I don't do facebook, so I have no idea what soloman writes there. He seems to have made a number of inaccurate statements on this topic, and could probably stand to read a bit more and post a bit...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Leaving something g in place IS NOT THE SAME AS MOVING IT TO ANOTHER COLONY. I wouldn't presume to guess your intent.....but your reading comprehension could use a bit more effort.
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I don't disagree with that mark, but when I'm told things in confidence I am trusted to treat the information carefully...it is not my information to share..certainly not to post all over the net.
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Most localized outbreaks that I know of in my area are clearly traceable to specific equipment...and spreads to neighboring hives. I hear about them in whispers behind the scenes....most are not...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    Soloman,

    AFB spores are harmless when rendered into foundation.....there is no inoculation of foundation going on.

    More importantly, AFB infection rates can be much higher than 1 or 2% and can...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I've never seen dee do that, nor have I ever heard her advocate that.

    If you are going to state or imply that someone does or advocates such a thing, a source for your statement would be...
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