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    Comments from Tom Glenn

    I was reading this webpage today on the Glenn Apiaries website. For those that haven't read it it's a good read. The entire website is a great read for any beekeeper.
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  2. Re: Experience with double front blue jeans and a bee jacket?

    Sidpost, you do need to wear full protective gear, meaning a full beesuit, when dealing with any hives you aren't familiar with or even your own apiary that you might not have visited for a while.
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  3. Re: Experience with double front blue jeans and a bee jacket?

    I wear a jacket/hood with jeans all the time. I think my bees are very defensive. If you don't mind a few stings on the front of the thighs, it's all you need. For breaking apart a hive and then...
  4. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    Mike, I should have said I heard that there were almonds grown in south Texas. Now that I've actually tried to find a farm with a website advertising almonds, I can't. If you do find out for sure,...
  5. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    There are some almond orchards in south Texas.
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    2 pcs of 2x4x16" Pressure Treated Lumber
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    Re: Is genetic diversity necessary?

    Colino, thanks for the info. That was the best presentation on bee genetics that I have seen so far and really points out why introducing new queens into your apiary to maintain diversity is so...
  8. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Snowhitsky..........you have an interesting species of honey bee. Is that the species most beekeepers in Spain have?

    I'm glad Mr. Webster wrote his article and shared his info with us. As for...
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    Re: Is genetic diversity necessary?

    Read this and it'll help you understand bee genetics and provide a lot of the answers to your questions. http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/breeding-and-genetics-of-honey-bees/
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    Re: Hygenic test results on breeders

    That's what I am also seeing. This behavior is developed to primarily provide resistance to AFB and chalkbrood, along with benefits to alleviate varroa mites. Suppression of Mite Reproduction (SMR)...
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    Re: Hygenic test results on breeders

    Is there a list of queen suppliers that use this test to select for hygenic behaviour?

    Is there anyone who can comment on success from using this test?
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  12. Re: Africanized Honey Bees becoming more gentle

    Phoebee, that was my favorite part too! Also, I'd never thought about the rain creating another "season" for the honeybees that are in the tropical climates.
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    I understood it to be that the bees are adapting to the climate through natural selection and some of the effects from that are more gentle strains of Africanized Honey Bees while also retaining the...
  14. Africanized Honey Bees becoming more gentle

    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/science/why-puerto-ricos-killer-bees-stopped-killing/?no-ist

    This is an interesting bit of news I seen online this morning that I thought I'd share.
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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Well, I'd bet you are right and I am wrong about the honey since I haven't really followed the matter very much at all. I bet someone on here knows for sure though. Hopefully they'll clarify the...
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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    I heard that the TPP was going to reduce all duties on honey being imported into the United States and with Canada currently growing in production capacity with the U.S. being its largest customer...
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    Lauri, thanks for the info!
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    Re: Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    Thanks for the info Rusty! I thought that might be the best way to do it but it'd sure be nice to just have some drawn comb with a little brood, pollen, and honey in frames that I could l adjust into...
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    Getting Mating Nuc Foundation Drawn

    Could someone give me any good ideas for getting the foundation in a 4-way mating nuc drawn? They are based off of the design used by Michael Palmer where the frames go from side to middle divider to...
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    Re: Poster Child

    Could the queen stock be the cause of some of these losses? For example, queens that have mated with drone stock that has a lot of AHB genetics might be producing stock that can't withstand cold...
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    Re: Poster Child

    When its known that neonics are highly lethal to honey bees and bees are kept on crops most of the year that utilize neonics, I don't think it's really a surprise to anyone that there are high...
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    Strictly speaking in terms of monetary value it's the discounted future earnings of that operation, as utilized by the buyer, given an arrived upon cost of capital to arrive at a net present value....
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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Ian, that is exactly my point. The value in the Sioux Honey Association is in the history, experience, and network connections that organization has. And by experience and network connections, I mean...
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    Re: Spruce Woodenware

    Thanks for the info Jim. I better start figuring out a way to create those box joints then. 60 years is impressive. I like old stuff too! That'd be cool to have my grandchild someday say this was a...
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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Sqkcrk, I'll leave the article writing to the professionals.
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