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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    There's a lot being developed now to diagnose human health conditions using Raman spectroscopy or near infrared spectroscopy to analyze the components found in human breath. It would seem reasonable...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    I first got interested in the sterilization insect technique after visiting a developing country and realizing the toll malaria took on its citizens. Work is being done to reduce the populations of...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    I've clearly committed a faux pas with some of you. Although I've already apologized once, I'll do so again. When I made my original post, I thought it was clear there was an economic consideration...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    You're right. My knowledge of bees is not very broad, especially when it comes to commercial operations. That's why I'm asking questions. I might be able to come up with something better to cool...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    Broadly speaking, I'm looking at diseases/pests. However, I'd like to keep an open mind to other problems that might be solved.
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    Honey is honey and it will always be sticky. However, some did say it was a pet peeve because of its stickiness. If the honey could be extracted from comb to storage in a less messy way (clean...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    I hope the problem I'm working on isn't a one in a million problem. If it is, I need to quit now. I expect the problem I'm addressing is more like one of the top 10 of all commercial beekeepers,...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    No offence taken. I don't want to reveal the problem I'm working on because I don't want to bias responses. If I came out with the specific problem I was addressing, I'd narrow the responses to...
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    Yes, I've got an idea for developing a solution for something that I think is a significant problem. If a large number of beekeepers state my significant problem is also theirs, it will provide good...
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    Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    If you could get your biggest problem or pet peeve solved, what would you name as your biggest beekeeping problem or pet peeve?

    At what cost would it make economic sense to get your biggest...
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    Re: Market Share of Langstroth Hives

    Thanks everyone. I had thought the vast majority of commercial beekeepers likely used Langstroth, but wanted to confirm. Do most commercial beekeepers use deeps for the brood and mediums for...
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    Market Share of Langstroth Hives

    Does anyone have good information on the market share of Langstroth hives among commercial beekeepers? I would guess it is at least 90% or better. Also, do most commercial beekeepers use deeps,...
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    Cutout in Abilene, TX

    Anyone interested in doing a cutout in Abilene, Texas? I don't have many details. I'm posting this for a friend.
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    SHB Abilene Texas

    Does anyone know if SHB is a problem in Abilene Texas? I moved to Abilene about a month ago and moved my one hive down from Arkansas last weekend. I noticed more SHB than I've ever seen before when...
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    I think the spring flow has started

    Checked the hive last week and saw a lot of empty cells. Today I saw lots of open cells with nectar. I think a flow has started here in Arkansas.
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    Am I okay?

    Just completed an inspection of my hive consisting of two deeps (10 frame). Brood pattern is spotty. About 3 frames worth of brood in total, spread out over 8 frames (6 in top box, 2 in bottom). ...
  17. Re: How soon can i start the powdered sugar treatment?

    I think it's fine to do it anytime the bees are flying. I've done some sporadic treatments since December/January on days it was warm enough for the bees to fly.
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    Re: Too early for syrup?

    I wish I knew when to expect a flow in central Arkansas too. I started keeping bees last April and only have one hive, so take what I say with a grain of salt. Everything I've read and pieced...
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    Re: Too early for syrup?

    I'm close to you and have been feeding since the first part of February. In fact I started with very thin sugar syrup (1 part sugar, almost 2 parts water). I've just recently changed to 1:1. I do...
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    Re: Drones seen today

    I saw capped drone cells about 10 days ago here in central Arkansas. Should have emerged by now.
  21. How much feed would bee pupae need . . .

    "How much feed would bee pupae need if bee pupae could need feed?" Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    What is the typical (or fastest) rate of stores consumption you've seen during a spring buildup (lbs...
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    Re: Hives are getting light fast

    Yes, I've tried the lift test, and it gives a good general idea. However, I guess I'd feel better knowing something about the rate at which they can go through their stores. A month ago, I...
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    Re: Hives are getting light fast

    Thanks for posting. I'll be a little more careful. How often should you check hives when stimulative feeding in the spring? Once a week, 10 days, two weeks? I hate to open them up when the...
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    Re: Check them soon!

    I checked my hive in the middle of January on a warm day. There were two deep frames each about half filled with covered brood on both sides then. I've seen drones all winter long and they've...
  25. Re: Method to remove queen cell from Rite Cell foundation.

    I would think a thin wire shorted across a battery would stay hot long enough to do the job.
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