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    Re: Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    I'm not sure that's what he claimed, maybe I'm reading his posts wrong, however the fact that he backed up his comments with the Eva Crane link suggests to me that he's actually done some research on...
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    Re: Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    That's because I was lazy and made no effort to link directly to any specific text as it was your reference which you thought important enough to mention, so your place to show exactly which bits you...
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    Re: Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    Mike,



    page 51, Humanity to honey bees, or, Practical directions for the management of honey bees upon an improved and humane plan, by which the lives of bees may be preserved, and abundance...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Thanks Mike, for those who don't have the book but would like to read the passage you refer to:...
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    Re: All is Lost..........

    Hi Mike, out of interest could you give us the specific Manley quote/s which you refer to; as you'll know, other than writing three books he was also a prolific contributor to the magazines of the...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Paul, speaking for myself I think that there's far more to be learnt by taking an active interest than there is by simply ignoring a forum because it's not 'what I do'. Even here, the only...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Kamon, I'm also interested to see how things work out with your plan and hope that you will continue to update us but I think that Oldtimer's advice about gaining that extra experience has got to be...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    It is a misquote, I often use brackets in my posts, the way I write, so there was no differentiation between what you added and what I may have written. It's also a misrepresentation of what I wrote...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    That I understand and appreciate.

    Unsubstantiated 'stuff' about the harm that drones from treated colonies are causing to a feral (escaped from hives) population in Britain is something else.
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Hold on there, this MISQUOTE



    appears to have been copied from my post, that is infact NOT the case, unless you think that ADDING words is an acceptable way to present 'quotes'. Apologies for...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Not too keen on point-for-point posts, but as this was directed at me I'll have a go at answering.



    In your environment, in the British Isles? I'm not too interested in what might be, if I go...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Mike, I see the problem as being one of how to prove that it's the drones from well maintained colonies which are weakening ferals to the point where they die; it could so easily become a convenient...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Hardly quibbling Mike, just attempting to clarify what we're talking about. One thing for sure, mongrelized feral populations do not equal 'native' stock however we look at it so it's something of a...
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    Hi Mike, how so?

    Also (although slightly off your actual point) in the interests of balance it should, perhaps, be mentioned that by far the bulk of the 'native' population is maintained by...
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    Re: Wintering on light or dark comb

    Totally agreed, just mentioning that there's 'history' to the claim.
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    Re: Wintering on light or dark comb

    The idea certainly isn't a new one, I posted this snippet from Manley's 1946 book 'Honey Farming' on another thread...
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    Re: Wintering on light or dark comb

    Is that subtle humour or a serious suggestion?
  18. Re: Short Deep Frames - Perpendicular to standard frames

    We've got some old hives here which originated from the business which was run by Manley (of 'Honey Farming' book fame) amongst which are various boxes that take the long-lugged British standard...
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    Re: hive top feeders

    We've got a lot of these feeders approximately half with a single reservoir; access channel running across the frames and the others are split into two reservoirs with the access channel running from...
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    Re: Hello from England

    Hello ER -from a fellow countryman.
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    Hi Mike, to be fair, without going into micro analysis of individual posts 'he said-I said' I think that you've simply got off on the 'wrong foot' with oldtimer. As with all forums there are a few...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    Hi Mike, can you back up that statement with proof? Are you referring to mites developing resistance to certain treatments or claiming that in the long term no kind of treatment (ex: oxalic) will...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    lol.

    Each to there own, but...

    My time's far too valuable for me to waste it building boxes which are going to collapse after a couple of years/are no better than cardboard.
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    Re: The Australian Distraction Defense

    So when and from where did you write post #36?



    Nothing new there then.
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    I'm not disagreeing with any of psfred's post but using it to frame a few thoughts of my own:

    I find, amongst the oldest of my boxes -and some are old the ones which have endured time the best...
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