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  1. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Of course TM does not kill bacteria at all. It is a bacteriastat not a bactericide. So, the bees immune system is what kills AFB when TM is used on an infected hive. So, obviously use of TM DOES...
  2. Re: Who would ship queens to war-torn countries?

    The way this sort of thing usually works is you sell your product to Mr Albayaty of Almajed Canadian Trading Company. You specify currency of payment, presumably either US or Canadian $. The...
  3. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Sure, go ahead and use it as you wish. I probably stole it from someone else anyhow. Or at least bits from here and there. I know the part about if you can not turn it into math it is not science...
  4. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Well, I do not know if I am much of an expert. Probably not really. I talk to people all the time that know far more than I know. Yet, Bisfam gave me high praise. He labeled my ideas a theory. ...
  5. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Interesting you leap to the conclusion I am talking about epigenetics. In fact my comments had nothing at all to do with epigenetics and I was not thinking about that topic at all. I will say the...
  6. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    "The basic code is still inherited from the parents, and still supplies the core proteins.

    Making bees from unhealthy bees will tend, all else being equal, to result in unhealthy offspring.

  7. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    The subject of this thread is "Our understanding of genetics is changing." Hardly a thing has been said after 154 posts that actually addresses this subject. I taught myself genetics back when I...
  8. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    All thermo says is if you have a closed system and that system has matter in it with greater than zero point energy and that matter does work the disorder of the system will increase if you look long...
  9. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Life most definitely does not violate any of the laws of thermodynamics and anyone who says it does clearly has never learned any thermodynamics and learned what a closed system is. Do not ever even...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    The word theory means two different things. To a scientist theory means some idea that has stood every test thrown at it and fits all available data better than any other hypothesis anyone has...
  11. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    [QUOTE=squarepeg;1141026]so i corresponded with one of the authors, who very courteously replied, and referred me to citation #22:

    in this study...
  12. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    "I know of something else that also turns Immune systems off. HIV/AIDS."

    If you are claiming that HIV/AIDS turns off transcription to RNA you are simply dead wrong. HIV/AIDS enhances...
  13. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Is it just possible that having all those immune system genes turned on full blast indicates and UNHEALTHY hive? The assumption in this Nature paper is more is better in terms of the number of genes...
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    Re: Best grafting tool?

    For me the best one by far is home made from a plastic drinking straw. Just take the straw and cut at a 20 or 25 degree angle with respect to the straw axis. Cut with a really sharp knife. One...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    [QUOTE=Phoebee;1125916]More like she's flipping 16 coins.

    She is certainly NOT flipping 16 coins. You are not accounting for crossovers. She is flipping more like 10s or 100s of thousands of...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    There probably are well over 1,000 publications in the peer reviewed literature that show genes with epigenetic marks that id the parent the gene came from and govern the expression of that gene in...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    All critters have two kinds of DNA, nuclear and mitochondrial. Mitochondrial DNA is passed intact from mom to offspring with Dad seldom making any contribution at all. This DNA is not in the...
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    Re: Emerald Ash Borer

    Based on the insignificant amounts of neonics that get into corn, soybean or canola pollens from seed treatments it is likely that the higher doses that are needed for treating an ash tree may not be...
  19. Re: Testing Soybean Cultivars, Cited in the Literature, for Honeybee Forage.

    I think this adequately summarizes the merit in this project:
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    Re: Organic sugar okay to feed?

    "I buy organic sugar for my own use. It is not turbdinado or any other version of semi-refined sugar, just from organic cane and not bleached pure white."

    White sucrose is not bleached. Bleaching...
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    Re: End bar router blowout

    "some pieces will router out good but most of the time I get blowout. "

    Your problem is 100% in using the wrong router bit. It has nothing to do with router speed nor feed speed. And do NOT ever...
  22. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Top entrance hives may be more humid as humid air is heavier. This is just one of a hundred factors that may effect mites. MB says for him SC was just the tipping point. Where is your tipping...
  23. Re: FDA rules on honey - April 8, 2014

    This is a very hard rule to enforce unless the contamination is gross. The reason is there is only one chemical analysis, that I know of, that is applicable to detect contamination with non honey...
  24. Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I see no reason at all to think Mr Bush is anything other than an honorable, truthful person. I am perfectly willing to accept that he maintains his bees treatment free and sees roughly a 10% colony...
  25. Re: "...Neonicotinoid Insecticides in Wetlands of Canada." Paper in PLOSOne.

    It is obvious that Victor knows nothing about analytical chemistry. I will say one thing in his favor. He is consistent in knowing nothing about many topics he tries to claim to understand. I...
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