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    Re: Best glue for disk marking

    Hi Lauri,

    The Titebond ll we use, is for wood.

    Adam
    vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Best glue for disk marking

    Hi Lauri,
    I'm surprised you did not have good luck with Tightbond II. We use it on all the queens we number and it is pretty effective.
    Maybe try again? One thing I always do before gluing is to...
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    Re: Interesting Honey Bee Blog (link & info)

    Thanks.

    I sent him the url to this thread. He's glad!

    He's going to write a few more installments and maybe make a short film.

    I am very proud of him! :)

    Adam
    vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Hi Peter,
    Is bee-l slow? :lookout:

    Thanks for some of Keith Delaplane's Wise thinking.
    Selecting within regional breeding populations would be good, although there are so few real "regional...
  5. Thread: VSH kicking

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    Re: VSH kicking

    Hi Mike!
    2 years without treatment and still thriving is certainly worthy of some test queens, indeed.





    Sure. Or this: make queens from the ones that built to a decent size the 2nd year,...
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    Re: Unusual queen turnabout

    Maybe you are seeing a Virus? Often they're vertically transmitted.

    Maybe she was producing workers who were infected.
    She got over the virus and then all the workers she produced after her...
  7. Thread: VSH kicking

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    Re: VSH kicking

    Hi Joe,
    We cull lots of candidates.

    The brood symptoms I had last year were the first ones I've ever seen in using VSH stock over the last 12 years. Other operators saw this "idiopathic brood...
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    Re: VSH kicking

    Hi Joe, looks like we all have time to post on beesource... :) Once you have proper drones, I know where you'll be... ;)


    Simple background scenario:

    We try to produce for use, the highest...
  9. Thread: VSH kicking

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    Re: VSH kicking

    Hi WLC,

    7 Stands is a producer in NC. They work with us off and on.

    Looking at a pure VSH Breeder queen from us, the VSH expression is around 90% although this is a "rough" or "field" term....
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    Re: VSH kicking

    Those are good queens that 7 Stands Bee Farm made for you!

    The "brooding" issue with VSH is more of an older debate then a current reality.
    Different bee strains respond differently. VSH behavior...
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    Re: VSH and Pol-line Breeder Queens

    Since the last post, we had some web-site issues. They are fixed now.

    Adam Finkelstein/Kelly Rausch
    www.vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: What Does Mite Tolerant Really Mean?

    VSH bees use uncapping and removal behaviors to disrupt mite reproduction. However, the VSH bees also inhibit reproduction. We're not sure what's going on, but one of the best ways to select for high...
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    Re: What Does Mite Tolerant Really Mean?

    VSH behavior in bees makes the bees mite resistant: resistance is defined in part as a host that is able to reduce the level of pathogen infestation whereas tolerance is defined as a host that...
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    VSH and Pol-line Breeder Queens

    We're taking orders for VSH, Pol-line, VP Allegro and VP Spartan breeder queens.

    These queens are Artificially inseminated.

    Information on our operation, breeding program, the strains above and...
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    Re: Interesting Honey Bee Blog (link & info)

    Hi there,
    Here's the third installment from my son:
    http://thedemiurge.com/profile/bee-series-americas-favorite-nut

    Enjoy,

    Adam Finkelstein
    www.vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Tobacco Ringspot Virus in Honeybees.

    Hi
    If I'm rehashing what anyone has already posted or said, pardon me.




    Here's some input from a ProMED mail moderator, a credible source, for sure.


    The citation where the original...
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    Re: Latest Dee Lusby Video

    Phylogenetic relationships based on trees made from data from populations' MtDNA, are pretty "general".

    As Paul states, Nuclear DNA is where the expression is occurring; where comparisons in...
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    Re: Attaching Numbers To A Queen Bee

    Hi!
    Have had excellent success with Tight bond 2 glue. It also helps to flatten the number a little before you glue it onto the queen.

    Adam Finkelstein
    www.vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Hi Mike, everyone,
    I missed this one.

    From my experiences and what is in the literature, anything under 24 hours hold is optimum to graft from. After 24 hours, larva not fed a diet of royal jelly...
  20. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    Hi there folks!


    Here's what a wise old chestnut once told me:

    "A fool and his money are soon parted."


    :)
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    Re: Interesting Honey Bee Blog (link & info)

    Hi there,
    Here's the second installment from my son:
    http://thedemiurge.com/profile/bee-series-identifying-problem/

    Enjoy,

    Adam Finkelstein
    www.vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Hi Mike! Very true.
    We often graft from multiple breeder mothers and not all of them are set-up as "breeder" colonies. They're in production and being tested/evaluated.
    As long as there's larva...
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Hi, yes that is very true: I switched over to dry-grafting halfway through this past season. I take all my grafting tools with me when I graft and sometimes have to switch tools depending on the...
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    Re: Q: Breeder Queen Suppliers

    Hi grozzie2,
    The value in an AI breeder queen is knowing that both sides of the cross are accounted for: that selection took place for the virgin and drones. Sure open-mated queens that are tracked...
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    Re: Q: Breeder Queen Suppliers

    Hi all, nice thread!!! :)

    Yes, nobody is going to need to worry about tax shelters from a huge income gained from producing and selling AI queens!

    Collecting the right aged drones; keeping them...
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