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  1. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    Do the queens you raise seem to last longer?
  2. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    No you are correct there also. We are having the same issues- we see clover but it hasn't been warm enough for the nectar to flow- this results in them stopping since they can't support brood. You...
  3. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    Any chance you may have squished her? What have you decided to do? I have a colony that requeens when the mite loads are too high. It started about the time Japanese beetles became an issue I...
  4. Re: Interesting DC editorial countering the pesticide CCD hysteria the media loves

    Look at the BIP latest.
  5. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    I would consider Black Queen Cell Virus (BQCV) or genetics. The lack there of. Lots of studies going on about that. BQCV was rare a few years ago but is now considered common according to the...
  6. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    You may look at what Georgia has done for the saturation. (Keith Delaplane, Jennifer Berry) The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) may be able to ferret that out as well. It would be of most help if...
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    Re: Struggling nuc

    It depends on where the nuc came from too. Have you checked for nosema c? There is also a lot of BQV out there now.
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    Re: Dr. Jeffery Pettis Steps Down

    No insider info- just reading the research. He's a good guy. Hopefully moving on to bigger and better things. Most consider him a value to the beekeeping world. He did a lot of work.
    And doesn't...
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    Re: Dr. Jeffery Pettis Steps Down

    Lol
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    Re: Dr. Jeffery Pettis Steps Down

    Because maybe the correct argument isn't being made about neonics?
  11. Re: Anyone seen large queen losses/supercedures

    Queen losses have been high. There is plenty of research about the problems queen producers have had with the insect growth regulators that have been put on during bloom with the fungicides in...
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