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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    My understanding is that dribbling method can be applied only for broodless colonies at the end of season and once (smaller total dose). Evaporation can be used anytime during the active period,...
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    Re: shea and cocoa butter question

    Amazon sells everything, they do not produce anything. I do not think, they have any "quality control." I am using this:
    http://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/
    but, it is a bit pricey, quality is...
  3. Re: today's mite count on a five year tf survivor.

    Rude and not nice! Everybody is qualified for civilized discussion. Personal attacks are not nice.
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    Re: Comb honey and foundation

    Me too!
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    Hi Mark
    It is not exactly what I meant, but still fascinating:
    "...She kind of basically just collects ejaculates, she goes back into the colony, and then she sorts these ejaculates out, but only...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    You right:
    "A medical report issued by the New York medical examiner's office a year after his death showed that Atkins had a history of heart attack, congestive heart failure and hypertension, and...
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    Re: Beekeeping and the Atkins Diet

    This is right. During the ketosis, ketons are produced. If your metabolism has switched, than you should smell like acetone (ketone). One week is not enough for switching. Ammonia smell can be from...
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    Re: Drone congregation Area

    I saw somewhere on the internet that queen can control which sperm to use to inseminate the egg(s) - in particular, EHB queen prefer to use the sperm from Africanized drones. I do not remember the...
  9. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Mark, you act like "expert" is a bad word! I would never ever be an "expert" in the bee-field, but I am expert in other area, far from beekeeping and I am proud of that. I do not see why "expert" is...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    of coarse, because it is your creation. I have to admit, I do not like it, but ... as you can see, I am visiting from time to time. It is fun to read beesource...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    I do not understand: if nobody deserved to be called "expert", than who can answer questions? Newbies are not permitted, "experts" are absent ... everyone must be silent... nonsense
    on European...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    I was under impression that it is not only place for questions (and sometime answers), but for communication, share ideas etc. By the way, I am too lazy to figure out how to use "search" function at...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    I think, it is time to close this thread.
  14. Re: Have you been turned off by a Beekeeping instructor?

    You need to video his talk and post on youtube! People, who can teach are rare! Knowledge and wisdom need to be transferred to next generation. I personally, would be delighted to watch the video.
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    Re: Please Stop...

    I really do not know how you measure "experience" - the speed of learning is different for different people/situation. For hobbyist, 2-3 years experience is quite substantial. For professional - it...
  16. Re: Have you been turned off by a Beekeeping instructor?

    Doing stuff (beekeeping etc) is different from teaching. Great practical beekeeper is not necessary a great teacher. We all know this. Perhaps, the beekeeping beginners classes are performed by...
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    Re: domesticated bees?

    It is common practice (for centuries) in Europe to winter bees on their own honey. In particular, bees in Russia have mite problems, they are treated in similar way how Americans do, but winter...
  18. Re: What defines "aggressive behavior" on average

    Somehow very same bees are getting nicer and nicer with time and experience. My feral survivor bees are supposed to be africanized (SoCal) and therefore aggressive. At the beginning, after each...
  19. Re: Jungles in Mexico; Randy Oliver is our main speaker.

    I visited Foro Apicola Mexicano facebook page, but was not able to find information regarding this meeting. It would be easier if you post information here on beesource and preferably in English :)
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    did you see this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j2TKEgGQUU
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    Re: Something went very wrong, very fast ...

    I read somewhere that store's "Powdered sugar" contains starch and bad for bees. For dusting, normal sugar should be used - made powder out of it and use it.
    In my short beekeeping hobby, I learned...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    They use 3 so called "cassettes," one is treated, another cools down and third one is loaded. In USSR they had semiautomatic conveyor-type machines, when one person loads cassette at one side of...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    It is quite popular technique in Russia, so most literature is in Russian. You may search using this: термокамера пчёлы
    Unfortunately I can not use this approach in SoCal because it requires...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Control Methods

    I noticed that "physical methods" are not mentioned. "Thermocamera" used to heat bees to particular temperature 45-48oC - it cause mites to detach from the bees. Nearly 100% efficiency, once a year,...
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    Re: Apitherapy on ankle

    Bee-venom can help with pain and other non-physical (like broken ligament) issues. I have broken ligament. Doctors suggested knee-replacement. I decided to wait. I frantically searched Internet for...
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