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  1. Re: Can I use unhatched queens to make swarm lures?

    Shortcuts that work are a good thing.

    The queen mandibular pheromone increases each day after emergence and reaches a good amount after three days. Then there are pheromones that are associated...
  2. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    I agree with ctyacres. If you have, or will have children, that barrel is a safety hazard. :)
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    Re: SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE COUPON CODE

    Bought some beginner boxes and supers, they arrived promptly, were packed well and look just fine -even have a decent paint job!

    I'm ordering more tomorrow. If my order is the template, there...
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    keqwow, go to your 'Settings', then 'General Settings', then, 'Default Thread Age Cut Off'. When you get there, adjust the cutoff date (make it longer) for the threads displayed in your browser. ...
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    Re: Hello from the east side of the pond

    Welcome!

    I remember Brother Adam's report about portugal. He (a bee breeder known around the world) said that portugal was the best place he had ever seen for bees. :)
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    Re: Prices and Plans for spring 2015

    Keeping an eye out for special prices and free shipping will pay big savings. The best deals I know of right now are kelley's free shipping over $200 (now until the end of the year I believe), and, ...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    I don't think it's contradictory, it's just that reality has a lot of variables. What they CAN do and what the SOMETIMES do and what the USUALLY do are often very different things.

    "Contradiction...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    FWIW, This article abstract reports confirmed a mating distance of 20 km in NW Alberta, Canada in 1984. I have read in other sources that the drone can fly 10 miles and the queen 13 miles for...
  9. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Thanks! I'll try to get smarter about this. :)
  10. Thread: Honey price

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    Re: Honey price

    I am confused by weights & fluid ounces. I get $12 per pint and $6 for half pint. $16 for 1.5 pints. Don't do quarts. They keep coming back for more. HTH :)
  11. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    I thought the VSH trait was tested by killing a circle of brood on a comb and counting the percentage of brood removal after 24 hours :scratch: Its not mite counts when measuring The VSH trait. ...
  12. Thread: Newbe

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    Re: Newbe

    Welcome!

    You have one of the best beekeepers associations in the country right there in Brenham. Look them up: http://centraltexasbeekeepers.org/. :)

    This page is a good place to start...
  13. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Arista Bee Research, thanks for the informative explanation of your research. The FaceBook page confused the two research projects, you answered questions illuminating the big picture, thanks. :)
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    Re: Pest control sprayed my trap out

    subscribed, and interested in your followup reports. :)
  15. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Interesting. Godspeed to these researchers!

    The concept of Artificially Inseminating 50 queens with semen from just one drone makes me uneasy about the genetic bottleneck that creates for you...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I'd like to see a picture of that please :)
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    Still, My vote goes to the robovac. :)
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    It looks like there is a sliding door to lock the bees in. That is an advantage for me. It may also allow use of two different sized hoses. I have one big and long hose and several smaller hoses...
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    odfrank, you can see the black plastic adaptor for the hose built into the box in this ebay ad. HTH :)
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

    RoboVac (aka bushkill Vac) gets my vote.

    Relatively cheap to buy (or make one on your own), compatible with standard langstroth equipment, adjustable suction, flexibility in size, easy transport...
  21. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Vance, once in a while the daughter of a BWeaver queen is gray with faint stripes. My guess is that they are mixing some caucasian or carniolan genes with their stock. They stop laying in heat and...
  22. Re: Frustrated with VSH and looking for suggestions

    Rusty, I feel your pain. We tried a II VSH breeder queen this year, we'll see how that VSH trait works in subsequent generations. So far, by the F-4, they are not as gentle as the breeder's bees,...
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    Re: today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    I'm going to try that Mark, thanks. :)
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    Re: Keeping your hives safe in Tornado Alley

    Rader, I don't know. It is pretty level today, but it does rock a bit....might be due to the winds.

    I've never seen trees dance before. They were waving back and forth and up and down like a...
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    Re: Keeping your hives safe in Tornado Alley

    Welp, had a tornado. Certified by NOAA as F-1 winds here. 100+ wind broke 10-12 inch branches and tree trunks at about 8-12 feet above the ground behind these hives. Here is a pic the next day,...
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