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    Re: Queenless hive mixed signals

    Were there multiple eggs in the cells, if they were more on the side of the cell than I would guess laying working. Queens will do this occasionally too thought. Adding the brood will help. Other...
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    I am not saying that it not possible, but speaking from a little bit of experiance and from what I have observed. First of all, having tried commercially available queens as well observing some...
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    I don't think anyone is against varroa resistant bees, and nobody that I know is against Treatment Free. However all too often people jump on a band wagon for an ideology without understanding the...
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    Could have been not sure, I really liked that hive
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    Re: German Black Bees; any left in the USA?

    I have some bees that I was told were German black bees, but they don't look much different than any of my other bees other than one hive, but unfortunately the queen died before I could graft. That...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Not trying to fan any flames over benefit of bees or not, but I just thought of something. We grow canola for seed so we have male and female plants and we cut the female plants down before they set...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Well first of all unless there is only 2 acres 15 hives will not produce a 5-15 percent yield increase, figure a minimum of 2 hives per acre. Secondly most farmers grow canola as an alternative...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Can you move onto the neighbors?
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    Re: Mean hive question

    I believe it is genetics, you take cattle for example if you have a mean cow or bull then good odds are the calf will be a little rank. I also believe and have read that it is passed through the...
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    Re: Mean hive question

    Splitting will help but buy your queens for the splits, you probably have hot hives in the area so mating your own is a gamble. Split the hot one mid summer again once it has built up and then...
  11. Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    Let's say you used oa in a powder and did a type of dusting would the oa eventually become inert or somehow be removed from the hive. I think if a person could get the oa to remain suspended in...
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    Me too, if you find anything please post it
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    So how do you make the strips? 2 on top and 2 in between boxes? Would love to here some more information, I would be willing to try it.
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    I will give my 2 cents. Personally I work hard enough evening up bees on pallets every year replacing dead outs and what not to never want to hand load bees ever again so I am a firm believer in...
  15. Re: Queen comparison, Beeweaver, Carpenter, and my own strain

    I believe weaver sells a large number of queens to commercial guys who pollinate almonds, that being said if that is your game then you want those bees to produce brood really early and at least 8...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Our canola does not bloom until about the end of June but it al depends on planting date, I think it is 6-8 weeks after planting for our canola to bloom. It lasts usually 4-6 weeks. I think bloom...
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    Re: Canola polination

    Please do not take my word as gospel but I put bees on conola grown for seed. In that situation you have small rows of all male plants and large rows of female plants. The male plants get mowed...
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    Re: Carniolan VSH Queens For Sale

    You may have some fantastic queens, but do they go to california? How many migratory beekeepers are around you? How far away? what is yuor selection criteria
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    Re: Why do people have top bar hives?

    Well I thank everyone for there comments, I was just curious as to why someone would have them after the years I have spent with traditional langs I just could not see the reason for them. It would...
  20. Re: Heritability of traits for improvements in apiary?

    That is pretty awesome that your bee are mite resistant. I am curious about your situation and how your bees would perform in other conditions. Do you have any migratory beekeepers around you? Do...
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    Why do people have top bar hives?

    I was just wondering why people chose top bar hives? I was under the impression that they felt it was more natural for the bees, but bees love to move vertically not horizontally. I have a few...
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    Re: Treating mites with MAQS

    I spoke to the MAQS rep and she said that if you do not have a full width opening on the bottom board to offset the upper brood box a 1/2" for good ventilation
  23. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    So I am curious, do II queens that have been super mated have the same supercedure problem. Say I wanted a VSHxMinnesota hygenic, and the breeder selected 20 drone from different MN colonies would...
  24. Re: Heritability of traits for improvements in apiary?

    Do not select for a single trait like honey production. They also need to collect enough pollen to feed themselves and the brood well especially if you are wanting to graft queens you will need an...
  25. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    I have my doubts that there is a virgin. I have put in nearly 200 queens this year and about 30 prevents didn't get accepted. I don't know if they are not getting mated well, low pheromone levels...
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