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

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Short Course or Not?

    Woohoo so pleased to hear that.

    I can see a successful hobby coming up for you, and you becoming a useful well balanced future mentor. :)
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Delaplane conclusion? I was talking about Weaver genetics.

    TF philosophy? Too many boringly repetitive thousands word posts with 50 word ideas on it have kinda overdosed me on it for now LOL. I've...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    All of that is a red herring.

    All I did was express surprise that you dismissed what I said in post #295 on the basis I do not fit whatever your view is, of a treatment free beekeeper. (Which...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    The queen breeding forum. So found it a little odd that you appeared to have a problem with what I said on the basis you only want to discuss from a treatment free perspective.

    The more odd even,...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Oh well pardon me WLC.

    I didn't think discussing how mating can pan out could only be discussed by a chemical free beekeeper.

    However if that is the case, and you not being a chemical free...
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    Re: Sable Grafting Brush - Tips Wanted

    No, sable was not available when I bought this brush but the tip is the right size, shape, and consistency. Main thing wrong is being white, the tiny larvae are hard to see against it.

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

    It is not impossible the old Weaver genetics are out there.

    Let's go with the premise that when weaver drones were flying in the area, the were also, as claimed, wild feral survivor bees in the...
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    Re: Sable Grafting Brush - Tips Wanted

    This is the kind of brush you want, a 000 taper point.

    Taken at a course I ran so not my dirty fingernails BTW.

    The bristles of this brush are white and so hard to see against the comb but look...
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    Re: Did I just kill my Bees?

    Oh, disappointed for you. But at least if you have one good hive, there is always tomorrow.
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    Re: Georgia Law requires treatment before selling Packages and Queens

    This despite tracheal mites are a virtual non issue, and, everybody already has varroa mites anyhow. But something we should be worried about, AFB, is not mentioned?
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    You did try some at one time though Mike?
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Oh that changes everything those prices are actually pretty cheap.

    Better stay in NZ LOL. :)
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    120 Euros for a queen! :eek:

    Juhani, I think I move to Finland, get some of your queens, a few dozen hives & some nucs & I retire LOL. :D
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    Or alternatively, only introduce queens into hives that have been properly conditioned to receive them.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    OK, well in the absence of seeing these hives and what was done, myself, I will have to defer to your opinion.

    But let me ask. Duds? What does that mean? They arrived dead, or what? And absconder?...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    With all due respect I would suggest that is less to do with the queens you bought and more to do with the beekeeper.

    Yes, that is the Funny thing. Despite reading of all the successful TF...
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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    OK well sounds like you are using the same gear as the other people who posted so their advise is good.

    Swarming season is the busiest time for most beekeepers so you have to use a method that is...
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    Re: Requeen or expand brood chamber

    Yes if there is a queen & you put a bought one in they will kill the bought one.

    So there are empty cells the queen could lay in, but they are empty? No unsealed larvae or eggs, Plus a queen cell?...
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    If the entire top of the nuc is screened, the nucs are not too packed with bees, and A/C is used & nucs placed in a cool location when you are stopped, they will be good for 3 days. If they will be...
  21. Re: Cursed Hive (perpetual queen problems)...what to do?

    Sounds like the introduced queen did not make it but bees in these situations can do weird things like building queen cells etc so it may be just a tad soon to say definitely the introduced queen did...
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    There is a reason, being that the commercial guys don't block them inside the hives.

    If he intends to block them inside the hives it's a different ball game & has to be done right.

    As an aside,...
  23. Re: Drones and drone brood - NY Upstate puzzle

    It might be a drone layer, you could google drone laying queens to find out how to identify by checking the eggs.
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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    Hi Emanuel, swarm control and spring management generally is in my view the most complex part of beekeeping so you ask a good question.

    What kind of hives do you use, langstroth or a different...
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    Karu, can you post a picture of the brood? Preferably one or more pics showing both sealed and unsealed brood, in worker sized cells, and if you can, some eggs.

    My gut feel is it is laying workers...
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