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  1. Thread: Tropical Plants

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    Tropical Plants

    What plants in Central America provide good nectar and pollen for the bees? I'm in Honduras and have two hives in different locations---one is light flavor nectar, the other is strong and spicy but...
  2. Thread: S.o.s

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    inbreeding was a concern of mine...here i am...

    inbreeding was a concern of mine...here i am managing the only two hives on the island and i am wondering where and by whom this queen is going to get impregenated. will she mate with drones that...
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    i do have an island and it is not easy---please...

    i do have an island and it is not easy---please check my new thread "S.O.S." within this sub-forum for more island discussion
  4. Thread: S.o.s

    by Rob7
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    S.o.s

    I am on the island of Guanaja---One of the Bay Islands of Honduras. Unlike most of Central America, the bees here are not africanized. The only problem is that there aren't many bees period. There...
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    The island is Gunaja and I've been told they have...

    The island is Gunaja and I've been told they have not been Africanized yet. I just recieved word from my contacts down there that at least one of the few hives has totally absconded. I have heard...
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    Jean Marc- Will that strong colony that I...

    Jean Marc-

    Will that strong colony that I graft into once the queen is removed be able to start the queen cells and finish them, or do I put them in the nucs to be finished? And you think I...
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    Queens in Honduras

    I am heading to an island off of Honduras to help revive a once thriving honey bee population that was wiped out by hurricanes 10 years ago.

    There are 5 or so hives being maintained currently...
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    what do you consider the most important factors...

    what do you consider the most important factors in queen rearing?
  9. Thread: Nosema

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    Nosema

    Most of our bees died off this past winter from nosema. This spring our bees were slow building up and here we are in July and they still are not at full strength. They are bringing in little...
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    For the record I used vanilla low fat yogurt. I...

    For the record I used vanilla low fat yogurt. I could not find plain yogurt. I am happy with the take so far, although it is only a couple days since grafting and I imagine the actual queens...
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    Yogurt Vs. Royal Jelly

    I am rearing my last batch of queens for the nucs I intend to overwinter. I have been putting a drop of yogurt rather than royal jelly in my queen cups because it is much cheaper. Sometimes the...
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    Determining Bee Strength

    I am an apprentice beekeeper at an apiary in Michigan---I was wondering if someone could take me through their method of determining a hives strength. What are the most important aspects you look...
  13. Thread: Feeding Bees

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    Feeding Bees

    I was filling a honey order and knocked over a pail. I felt awful. I shoveled the spilled honey back into the pail. How can I go about feeding this honey back to my bees so that they do not drown?...
  14. Thread: Missing Queen

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    Queen Cell Question

    I have been inspecting the splits and package installations we made earlier this month and as expected there has been a very small percentage where the queen is missing or dead for whatever reason. ...
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