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    Is it a responsible stance to be recommending...

    Is it a responsible stance to be recommending 'small cell' culture to beginners at all?
    Would it not be best to wait until there is some evidence to support the efficacy of the method before...
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    Hi Alfred and All Do you have any more details...

    Hi Alfred and All

    Do you have any more details of the research done in Germany on small cell size. Good quality research (or any proper research) seems to be something in very short supply on this...
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    We're good at digesting honey and .... alcohol...

    We're good at digesting honey and .... alcohol ... think I might become a 'meadetarian' ...
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    And learned many tens of thousands of years ago...

    And learned many tens of thousands of years ago to make fire and have been cooking meat ever since.
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    On 12 December Michael Bush wrote “I still...

    On 12 December Michael Bush wrote

    “I still stand by my observation that what is natural almost always proves out, in the end, to be best.”

    Then on 13 December wrote
    “>How long did it take...
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    There seems to be significant misunderstanding of...

    There seems to be significant misunderstanding of how bees store sugar for winter use. If you feed your bees sucrose syrup in autumn, the bees will NOT be consuming sucrose during the Winter, they...
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    pH of Sugar. When one feeds syrup made from...

    pH of Sugar.
    When one feeds syrup made from sucrose dissolved in water to bees as a pre-winter feed the bees process the sugar in a similar way to sugars from nectar and make 'honey'.
    What is the...
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    Interesting how so many people only believe...

    Interesting how so many people only believe research when it supports their 'beliefs'.

    I suppose that the advances in medicine and all the 'unnatural' treatment available to humans now has led to...
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    The question of impurities is exactly why sucrose...

    The question of impurities is exactly why sucrose is the best food for over-wintering. Sucrose is exceptionally pure in comparison with honey. The vast majority of scientific research done seems to...
  10. Thread: propolis

    by richard
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    Don't know how true this is but I was old that...

    Don't know how true this is but I was old that colonies kept under any large trees produce more than average propolis. The explanaion was that when the wind blows there is root movement which the...
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    I have successfully reared some queens to replace...

    I have successfully reared some queens to replace my 2 old queens and have now decided which ones I want to use (based only on size and sealed brood pattern. These queens are in 5 frame nucs which...
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    Looked at my 2 well behaved colonies recently and...

    Looked at my 2 well behaved colonies recently and am I confused!

    Colony 1 (best queen) on 1 & half brood boxes, found 2 queen cells
    (with very young larvae) on the bottom of a top shallow frame....
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    Thanks Robert. What is the earliest I can safely...

    Thanks Robert.
    What is the earliest I can safely try this?


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    Regards
    Richard
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    I am hoping to re-queen one of my 3 colonies to...

    I am hoping to re-queen one of my 3 colonies to improve temper. I would like to take the queen out to a nuc box (as insurance) then allow them to raise a queen from a frame of aggs from my best...
  15. Thread: Early Drones?

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    This is only my second season with 3 colonies. 2...

    This is only my second season with 3 colonies.
    2 of my colonies look 'normal' (whatever that is), building up well with no drones or even drone cells yet. The third colony also seems to be building...
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