Can't wait to hear the latest news. :D
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Can't wait to hear the latest news. :D
"By the way, I'm seeing that Rainbow Honey is an organic operation"
with 80% VSH queens I'm sure they want need to treat at all by next week
Nick, Roy is treatment free but you should ask him how many actually survive.
The thing with being treatment free in NZ at this time is that it wont work with a single colony.
The only way I...
I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that all their bees are at 80% they might have one hive at 80% they are breeding from dosn't mean the daughters are 80%.
Also the queens they sell are open mated...
Couldn't have said it better!
Its been known that the research funding holds the place up in a bad honey year
Hi Nick you lurker you :)
To date I havent heard anything from any beekeepers that would make me want to rush out and buy a VSH queen.
If you decide to get one I would be really interested to...
I dont think demand is particularly high,
I wouldn't hold my breath for anything special or different to the bees you have now
I'm with Oldtimer 100%.
picking queens is the easy part of the operation and absolutely no indication of how many nucs you can run.
wealth? I'm not sure there's alot of that going on either...
If you leave a box at the old site they will keep coming back because thats where their hive was.
If you take everything away so there's nothing but bare ground they may mill about but will all...
Im pretty sure the virus is not present in comb or honey but more knowledgeable people than me will set you right
I didn't think I was jabbing at anyone?
It was my opinion that the bond method is a bee haver way of keeping bees for the pure fact you aren't "keeping" bees. Bond method proponents will always...
Being from New Zealand I have no clue what your climate and natural flows are like so can only say what works for us.
Singles work great because as your friend has said after taking the honey off...
As JD says there's a hole you can use a toothpick or a nail and hang them between the frames. We never use the tab
Its physical contact that is important. They may not spread it around as much if they are clustered but the strips are in the hive for quite a few weeks and a few cold days shouldnt make too much...
I would suggest that those who practice the bond method are bee havers,
I would also suggest that so called sideliners and hobbyist would lose a higher percentage of beehives than "commercial"...
you could make the exact same movie with almost any of our farmed animals. the difference between keeping bees\animals on a hobby scale compared to actually making a living from them is huge. you...
Here in new zealand we have reasonably large beekeeping operations with many putting bees into orchards for pollination as well as producing honey.
We dont have widespread mite resistance problems...
I would be interested to know if there is more resistance in the "non resistant" bees in the US than there are here in NZ.
I wonder if in fact there has been an upscaling of resistance even among...
I have to note that it's now after 1.30am in the morning at WLC house,
all is quiet on the forum,
sleep well our Beesource Santa it's very quiet without you :)
So knowing what varroa haplotype wont make a better beekeeper but moving to Alabama will ?
I know varroa is the number one problem for our bees I dont believe I need to know what halotype it is...
How would knowing the haplotype make me a better beekeeper?
it's like saying knowing what brand of spark plug is in my car will make me a better driver
I can't speak for Oldtimer, but for me I will never be your equal... and I'm Ok with that.
You can have your brain that knows all the big words.
I will keep my tiny brain that knows no big...
deleted for reasons of extreme profanity :no:
I thought Beesource was a forum for beekeepers around the world?
WLC .... pull your head in its getting old
We have these available and in use in New Zealand already.
They are mainly used during the honey flow in remote areas.
I know a couple of beekeepers who are using them...