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    Re: Stratiolaelaps - A bug to Fight Varroa?

    Sounds interesting.

    But more research clearly has to be done. Firstly I would like to know what happens if you simply put some of these mites in a container with some Varroas.

    The second test...
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    Re: What are these?

    My first thought was owl. But then again I live at another continent with different wildlife. We sure don't have toads that could do that kind of "work".
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    Re: Bees in downed tree

    Don't know how the laws work over there, but where I live I do not think it would have been against the law as a temporary(overwintering) arrangement.

    The reason is that the law is made to make it...
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    Re: Pigeon Mountain breathable suit $150

    As a Norwegian, I see that I may have been wrong all the time. Am I unpatriotic if I don't buy Norwegian product instead of US/Asian products?

    Guess we should all shun products from land-areas...
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    Re: Queen "fortress"

    I have seen a picture of something similar. The maker had put the top-ends of bottles in the openings - like funnels. They were painted in different colors and were pointing in different directions....
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    Re: Painting Hives Black

    I did a little researc (googeling) on the black colour radiating more heat thing, as I was thinking along the same lines.

    Apparently the difference in heat output is hardly measurable. because the...
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    Re: Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    I think that you should treat the bees, but not without indication.

    If you do not treat at all, you will loose a lot of bees in the start. But if you treat when you see signs of problems, you most...
  8. Thread: Evolution.....

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    Re: Evolution.....

    AFAIK - Breeding all bees to resist trachial mites are not really increasing the gene pool, it is to fixate the gene pool. The variations were bigger before all bees got resistant.

    It is the same...
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    Re: Looking for a wax press

    If you just want a cheap and easy way, this little video might give you some ideas.
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    Re: Where did they go ?

    AFAIK - If you do any work in the shed that at times requires a hammer or power-tools, you would probarbly know it already if they were africanized.:)

    I think you should place the box a bit...
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    Re: Footwear Do's and Don'ts:

    If you think of nitril gloves, they come in many different colours. I think they all have higher puncture resistance than latex. (IOW that it's one of the properties of nitrile, no matter what...
  12. Re: Bees don't seem to like this plant, but butterflies love it. What is it?

    Butterflies tend to have longer tongues than bees, maybee their tongues are just to short to reach the nectar?
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    Re: I know why Monsanto wants our bees dead!

    Nice to bring out your crackpot idea, but it would take a lot and lots of effort from Monsanto to do that.

    Could it just be that they want to sell their products regardless of what it does to...
  14. Thread: Evolution.....

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    Re: Evolution.....

    Are you suggesting that every single bee should be given vaccine-shots?
  15. Re: Hello from Araceli, 13 and ambitious! Can't wait until spring comes!

    Maybee you were thinking of Mike Palmer? He has this excellent lecture here . Could have had better sound though.
  16. Re: Hands off management of nucs for back yard beek.

    So many nits to pick, yet nobody have mentioned a mating nuc.

    My simple definition of a NUC is any small colony placed in a box that is smaller than your standard boxes. Normally half a standard...
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    Re: Footwear Do's and Don'ts:

    I had one bee crawling into my rain-boots that I prefer to use with bees.

    It was a young and pretty furry bee that I felt crawling down there. I carefully stepped out of the boot and could brush...
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    Re: Russian hybrids not accepting new queens

    I am a fresh beekeeper, but could it have been an idea to seperate them with a warroa-screen for a few days before the combine in this situation?

    Thinking with the Queenright hive/nuc at bottom,...
  19. Re: Hands off management of nucs for back yard beek.

    I think that you can have it both ways if you make a two story nuc with the original broodnest on top. The space will be small enough for the colony to handle, while they can expand downwards if...
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    Re: Lang dimensions, history, reason?

    I think it's more a question of an established standard. And that it would be cumbersome to use different sizes in an operation. Not to mention selling hives with bees.

    The dimensions would most...
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    Re: Beeswax filtering device

    Seems like something you can get made at your nearest metalshop/garage.
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    UV paint to reduce drifting?

    Hi

    Got an idea, which I do not know if is new or not...

    How about using a little dab of UV paint on boxes to help the bees find their way back.
    The UV paint should be applied in a way so that...
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    Re: How much sugar = 1 frame of honey?

    I think the rule of thumb over here is two kilos per undrawn frame(deep). Think our Norwegian frames are a little smaller than Langstroths though.
  24. Re: Up to a 50,000 EUROS fine for killing one Hornet in Germany

    The Asian giant hornet is supposed to have been established in France. Guess it's just a matter of time before it spreads to other areas with favorable climate.

    It only takes one queen at the...
  25. Re: Up to a 50,000 EUROS fine for killing one Hornet in Germany

    I had what I believe to have been a hornet nest in my house three yrs ago. This is in Bergen/Norway, and outside it's supposed habbitat. According to wikipedia it's only been observed in Norway a...
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