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    Removing the queen is not the only way to stop...

    Removing the queen is not the only way to stop her from laying. I was thinking confinement not removal. Suppose the mite population undergoes exponential decline... in that case, how soon are all the...
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    Lifespan of Varroa

    Hi, can anybody tell me just exactly how long a varroa mite can live? Is it's lifespan longer than that of a honeybee? If you deprived a hive of the queen's services (and of course removed any...
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    Poll: No! A thousand times no!

    I hate queen excluders. I've had very bad experiences with them, and I'm never going to use one again if I can help it. There may be a place for them, but until I find that place, mine are staying in...
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    What say we bring back Global Warming?!

    What say we bring back Global Warming?!
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    Followed a bee dance!!

    Hi all, I'm real excited right now, I just successfully completed my first "bee-dance follow" ... using a combination of an observation hive, Google Earth, and some good know-how from the video on...
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    Neat stuff, Bob. Enjoyed reading it. Any idea...

    Neat stuff, Bob. Enjoyed reading it. Any idea what kind they are?
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    Yessir, right on all counts. But I'd hoped you...

    Yessir, right on all counts. But I'd hoped you were going to say something more like, "Wow you must have some kind of incredible survivor stock and how soon can I buy some queens from you?" Well just...
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    Very interesting, Camp. I'm still interested to...

    Very interesting, Camp. I'm still interested to see if my queen has been sterilized by the chilling, though.
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    >I'd keep some syrup on them and warm up the...

    >I'd keep some syrup on them and warm up the syrup from time to time. They have no stores and can quickly starve.<

    Actually they do have stores -- I hived them on drawn comb with sugar...
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    Temperature Limitations of Canada...

    Hi all, just interested in your comments on the following:

    Despite my better judgement, I hived my two (New Zealand) packages late in the morning today when the temperature was only +5 Celsius....
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    Frozen Queen -- Came back to life??

    A couple of days ago I stocked an observation hive (single deep frame OBH) with the bees & queen from a very weak colony. For reasons I don't have time to go into now, I was forced to use an...
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    Suppliers and Paypal

    Hi all, just wondering if any of yous knows of a queen supplier who accepts PayPal? Preferably one who sells NWC queens, but doesn't have to be. Thanks!
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    Has anybody ever thought about putting some bee...

    Has anybody ever thought about putting some bee repellant on their gloves before going to work? Just a thought
  14. Poll: A few answers...

    Sorry everybody for taking so long to get back to yous... It's just been go, go, go the last few days... anyhow:

    George Fergusson asked,

    "I don't imagine the quarantine (?) has had an...
  15. Poll: Ahem... Addressing all Americans (I'm a Canadian...)

    Hi all (Americans),

    In 1987, our communist government (I'm only half kidding) decided it wanted to choke off some more trade and commerce with the USA by cutting off all importation of USA...
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    Hi there! I'm just a 1-year beekeeper on the...

    Hi there! I'm just a 1-year beekeeper on the 27th, but I have heard that foraging (pollen foraging especially) is stimulated by the presence of brood. Just thought I'd throw that in for whatever it's...
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    Hmm

    Has nobody had this problem before? Maybe I should have said the syrup was fermenting.
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    Humph

    I say humph -- if it's late enough for dandelions, it's late enough for a swarm. Wish we got dandys this early up here -- I think I'm going to go sulk for a minute
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    Moldy Sugar Syrup

    Hi all, I have some 1:2 (sugar:water) syrup that's been sitting around for a few days doing nothing. As a result, it's now turning moldy. I don't have freezer/fridge space to keep it frozen, so I am...
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    Who is your favorite queen breeder?

    Hi all, just have a few questions re your personal preference of queens/breeders:

    1. Who is your favorite queen breeder?

    2. What kind of queen do you usually buy from them?

    3. (Just briefly)...
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    Hey everybody, just thought I'd let you'all know...

    Hey everybody, just thought I'd let you'all know there's a great bee video at:

    http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1034359218351707050&q=City+of+the+Bees

    I mentioned it once before but...
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    There's a cool video (free) about bees at:...

    There's a cool video (free) about bees at: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1034359218351707050&q=City+of+the+Bees
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    If anybody here is interested in bees, here's a...

    If anybody here is interested in bees, here's a great video to watch: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1034359218351707050&q=City+of+the+Bees
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