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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    I'm not sure I have a point, but this is more fun than what I'm supposed to be doing, so I'll add this:

    It seems to me that subspecies of just about every critter that exists in the world vary in...
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    Re: Plans for horizontal hive using deep frames

    All those hives are really impressive. I don't think I have the skill to build most of them.

    Ray, I have the book by Lazutin. I've also made plans to have the editor of that book, Leo...
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    Plans for horizontal hive using deep frames

    I am interested in trying to design a horizontal beehive using deep Langstroth frames. Basically the idea would be a topbar hive design with straight walls, frame rests and deep frames.

    The...
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    Re: swarm issue question

    Walt, one thing to know on this hive is that I did not checkerboard it because I failed to get to it in time..

    I got back in this hive today, since it was too cold this weekend.

    I found one...
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    Re: swarm issue question

    They had started putting nectar in the brood area, but there also were lots of new eggs too. Also, it not only had drone cells but also adult drones. My other hives are behind that schedule. But...
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    swarm issue question

    I checkerboard my hives, and I did that in a timely manner on all my hives but one, which is in a friend's yard. Just couldn't seem to get there between weather and other work.

    I checked it...
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    Re: Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    What's fundamentally unfair is that it is colder here now, but come August it may very well be hotter in Tulsa than Houston.
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    Re: Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    The "checkerboarding" I'm talking about is done early in the year when there is likely to continue to be cold weather. Putting empty comb in the brood area when it is warm is okay but not what most...
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    Re: New Beekeeping Association Guidance

    Get people to bring food.
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    Re: First year hives will not swarm?

    If you start a hive in the spring and give it enough room to grow, it should not swarm on you until the next spring. Since bees don't read books, I'm sure its happened, but it would be really weird.
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    Re: Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    You don't checkerboard brood. You checkerboard honey over the brood.

    Sometimes, if the queen starts laying brood over honey in a top box, you can combine moving the brood down and...
  12. Re: Tulsa, OK Big Bee Buzz -- March 28 & 29, 2014

    Online registration is up and running: http://neoba.org/events/big-bee-buzz-2014/
  13. Re: Drone Brood for Mite Control with Foundationless Beekeeping?

    There is no evidence that this selects for mites that select worker brood. There are people who have been using this method for a long time and have not experienced any problem with increased mites...
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    Re: rheumatoid arthritis

    I noticed this one late, but I'll throw in my 2 cents. My brother has RA, and I had a great Aunt who had it in my family. In my wife's family, her father and both of his siblings have it, and now...
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    Re: Am I the only one?

    But wouldn't you love to do it all over again?
  16. Re: Tulsa, OK Big Bee Buzz -- March 28 & 29, 2014

    It took a little longer than expected, but we now have a schedule. Also, we have added Grant Gillard (known as Grant here on Beesource Forums) as a speaker. This is a really, really solid panel of...
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    Re: Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    I live in the middle of a city, and in a relatively financially challenged part of the city. (The advantage is that I live on 3 acres near 25 acres of woods in the middle of town at an affordable...
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    Re: Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    There's not been a real survey, and its pretty early. But I have heard more bad news being reported than normal so far. Last winter, one of the beekeepers who is very competent and experienced had...
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    Re: Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    I'm about a 2 hour drive due West of Sol. I do treat for Varroa. I'm also having the worst overwintering I've had in 7 winters of beekeeping. I don't think it's Varroa that is doing this to my...
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    Re: How many foundress mites can a cell support?

    Read it to the kids as a bedtime story, and they'll fall fast asleep.
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    Re: How many foundress mites can a cell support?

    Here's one study: Martin (1994, 1995) calculatedthe effective reproduction rate (i.e. the number of vial/mature daughters perinvading mother) as 1.3–1.45 in a single infested worker brood, while for...
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    Market For Cut Comb?

    I've never made any cut comb honey, but I've got a bunch of frames available to do it with. I accidentally bought a bunch of solid bottom bar frames and even put most of them together before I...
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    Re: Another Saw Question

    Update: This morning, I bought a lightly used Delta TS-300 for $130 off of Craigslist. Had everything but the blade guard and the manual, which I think will locate. It will run 6" dado blade that...
  24. Thread: Cedar Pollen

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    Re: Cedar Pollen

    Here they gather E. Red Cedar pollen until something better comes along. E. Red Cedars are really junipers is my understanding. As Michael says, its not a very good pollen protein-wise, but it's...
  25. Thread: Liability

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    Re: Liability

    You could get some meaningful protection from having that sort of agreement. I would have it include general provisions that they waive all claims against you/assume risks that relate to the bees...
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