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    Re: American Foulbrood photos

    No sqkcrk, you are correct. And, it is haphazard, but like all beekeeping operations, the economics is a constraint difficult to shift. But also, these things can happen on occasion and by being...
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    Re: American Foulbrood photos

    sqkcrk, if you check out my post at

    http://beeinformed.org/2012/04/american-foulbrood-and-the-national-management-survey/

    you will see one burning hive. We have burned 9 infected colonies so...
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    Re: American Foulbrood photos

    Hi Rader, yes you can use it in the glossary as long as you include the photo credit Michael E Wilson.

    If you would also use, "Originally published at http://beeinformed.org/ " then that would be...
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    American Foulbrood photos

    Hi, I ran into a bunch of American Foulbrood at the University I work at. We are burning them out, but on the bright side, I'm taking some detailed pictures to help others identify it. Check out this...
  5. Commercial beekeepers needed for annual Winter Loss Survey

    Hi! I'm helping with the annual National Winter Loss Survey the AIA began conducting in 2007. Could you help us out by taking this survey this year? If so, go to
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    Re: Winter Loss Survey

    Did the use of antibiotics or tracheal mite treatments affect the number of colonies last winter, as reported in a survey of over 5,000 beekeepers? Appears not as explained in this video with Dennis...
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    Winter Loss Survey

    How many bees died last winter and why? Have you taken the annual survey yet? The Apiary Inspectors began this annual survey in 2007. Lets keep it going!!

    Here is the link:
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    Re: Recommendation on queen rearing class

    Dr. Connor teaches a great class and he's all over the country, so your likely to be close enough to at least one.
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    Re: Peculiarities of Wax Queen Cups

    I used all wax last year. I did find it beneficial to dip the bars in syrup and place them in the cell builder 24hrs before grafting. The bees smoothed out the cups nicely. I made my own cups, but...
  10. Re: Dan Rather investigates Neonics, Bee-Deaths and the EPA, tonight at 8pm est

    Excellent report by Dan and company.

    For an update about some of the work at Penn State referenced in the new story, see this article by Jim Frazier et al., also available through American Bee...
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    Re: neonicotinoids EPA, Dan Rather reports

    Here is an update to some of the research at Penn State referenced in the above story.

    http://www.extension.org/pages/60318/pesticides-and-their-involvement-in-colony-collapse-disorder

    You may...
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    neonicotinoids EPA, Dan Rather reports

    Dan Rather has come out with an informative, factual explanation on the status of neonicotinoids as it relates to the EPA.

    http://www.hd.net/blogs/bee-aware-september-20-2011/

    full video on...
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    Re: Stenciling insides of hives

    If you zoom in on this image, you can see how Pat Stayer stencils the outside of their nucs.
    http://www.gigapan.org/gigapans/73346/
  14. Thread: Syrup pump

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    Re: Syrup pump

    Mixing: Oh, also wanted to tell that I taped an air tool to the end of a plastic canoe paddle and used that to stir the sugar and water in the barrel while the air was bubbling agitation. That worked...
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    Re: Syrup pump

    Thanks for posting the video Kingfisher. I'm working on feeding at a similar scale. Its sounding like the gas powered trash style pump is the standard as electric pumps generally can't handle the...
  16. Thread: RSS Feeds

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    Re: RSS Feeds

    So, was this functioning added? I would like to use RSS and google reader to track selected forums. Not seeing any rss links here.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Bee Tree Removal Video

    Oh, I hadn't realized a video section had been added to the forum. Thanks to whoever moved it. Is there a way for YouTube videos to display?
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    Bee Tree Removal Video

    Hey everyone, I just finished editing and uploaded a "how to remove bees from a tree video". Check it out

    http://youtu.be/Pq-Ca9lh9Yk

    at the eXtension.org YouTube channel.
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    Re: Laying worker destroy cells?

    Generally, a split without brood is not going to take, especially if left in the same yard. For the split to be successful, you needed to make sure you have some open and capped brood to hold the...
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    Re: Queenless hive?

    A large swarm establishing on their own should have a queen. I wouldn't say the incoming pollen (or lack of) is not a real good indication of anything. I would check, after they have had enough time...
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    Re: Queen loss and Worker layer

    I wouldn't dump them yet!

    Usually, hopelessly laying worker colonies are very obvious. These cases don't sound so. I've about stopped considering multiple eggs as a clear laying worker symptom....
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    Re: New Breeder Queen - not laying after

    Sounds like there is just no frame to lay in, if its full of honey.

    On the superseded part, I would say a very large percentage of all introduced queens are superseded, if you don't work to...
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    Re: Why 10 days? Why Not 7?

    "Why Not 7?"

    Its just one of those things. Over the last century the consensus is that waiting till day 10 will produce the best success, I think probably mostly because of incubation, but there's...
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    Re: beeinformed.org

    True Roland, with fluctuations with early spring weather colonies can starve out.

    However, the survey closes April 18th. April 1 is the cutoff of what they want to call a Winter loss. I'm not...
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    Re: What are acceptable losses?

    After asking 4,284 beekeepers, over the winter of 2009-2010 winter losses averaged 42.2%

    Of those beekeepers, the average beekeepers consider acceptable losses to be 14.5%

    What will those...
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