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    Re: more tf mite counts

    AstroBee and Squarepeg, I was reading recently about CCD and one government researcher felt the causes of CCD may be contagious -Perhaps an undiscovered contagion, HERE is a link to a study...
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    Re: Bees have vanished

    Since we are talking about mites.....In the northern hemisphere, this week the bees have the smallest brood nests of the year. That means its a good time to treat for mites. Tomorrow is forecast...
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    Re: more tf mite counts

    The good Mr Carpenter reports this allogrooming trait is a dominant trait. I have one of his queens overwintering now, will know how well she did at the first sampling this coming spring. If she...
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    Re: Nat'l Honey Show "BeesLike Sugar Too"

    Interesting! I saw another video by Dr. Jamie Ellis just uploaded yesterday from that same meeting. More to come I'm sure! :-)
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    Re: Aren't you glad your hives are on the ground?

    Where there is a will, there is a way......Impressive display of motivation and hard work!

    I'm glad to have mellifera instead of dorsata. That part of the world is where the varroa mite...
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    Re: Bee's from Texas and African bees

    Its the tall one on the left........ The NUC to its right is a split from the center hive (center hive produced 9 gallons), the next hive is a split from the hive on far right (far right hive...
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    Re: Bee's from Texas and African bees

    In the last three years, I've had aggressive hives from BeeWeaver queens and less aggressive (almost gentle, but not quite there yet) hives too. I've had a dozen of these queens and only two were...
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    Re: Lets talk about Long Lang Hives

    Subscribed.

    I'm building two of these this winter. I'm all eyes to these posts.

    I will be using rigid-lam 2" x 12" pieces for the construction of the boxes.....Does anybody know the optimum...
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    Re: Observation Hive Swarming

    Very interesting pictures! How many queens did you find in those different groups of bees?

    Thanks for posting. :)
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    Welcome Dennis!

    This is a better deal than a NUC. Give him a call, several people in our club are buying from him this Fall. You can split these in the spring. HTH :)
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    Re: Laying Worker / New Queen

    FWIW, one text book on bee pheromones records that worker bees reared in presence of laying workers will quickly develop ovaries in absence of a queen. Those workers are just not worth the effort...
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    That would be around 40 gallons of honey.......Unlikely in the extreme, but if true, I'd give a lot of money for one of those queens. ;)
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    Re: Why would workers ball young queen in a nuke?

    The 'thought' requirement goes both ways......Sometimes workers protect a queen by balling. Re: post #27, I'd be careful ascribing qualities of the capensis bee to mellifera bees, they have quite...
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    Re: plastic vs wax foundation

    More wisdom in this post than it seems at first reading.

    In my view, bees prefer their own comb without foundation first. After that, they prefer wax foundation to plastic foundation (be sure...
  15. Re: Slingers - A Documentary about Small and Local Beekeepers

    Like the shots and the music, top drawer! If you can work in/substitute close camera work of freshly drawn honeycombs it would be good. :)
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    Re: Lighting a smoker with wood pellets

    Jim, are you sure there isn't a hole in the bottom of that smoker? ;)
  17. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Africanized or defensive European bees are difficult to requeen....This technique seems like something my friends in that situation should try. I'm assuming the queen cell should be ripe and ready...
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    Re: Varroa Attractant

    A couple years ago I read of a patent for a brood pheromone that is supposed to draw mites. Haven't heard anything since.......???
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    Re: I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    When you're recharging the bowl of the vaporizer, the OA will sublimate if its still hot. You want it to sublimate inside the hive, not in front of your nose. :)
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    Re: I hope I didn't OD my bees on OA

    Frank, the recommended dose is one gram per deep hive body. I don't know how many grams are in half a teaspoon. Seems half a teaspoon could be right for a very tall beehive though. ;-)

    I...
  21. Re: Bottom Board, to use or not to use, that is the question?

    Yes, in my view, its a good idea to help them a bit by closing the bottom. Many report leaving the bottom screen open over winter.....I'm moving to solid bottom boards and away from SBB. JMO :)
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    Not many at all. I don't see them going back into the hives either. The rocks on the ground are not appealing to the bees. Your point about the risk to the hives when you treat the ground around...
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    SNL, I'll use any insecticide that treats anything that crawls (sometimes a broad spectrum ant poison). At the same time, the SHB larva can crawl further than my application. The bees at my house...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    I contacted the Texas State Govt about bottling honey. Here is the response:


    They didn't answer the phone, hence the email approach. Fortunately, I have a friend with the proper license, I can...
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    I have treated the ground around my hives, both with granular and liquid insecticide. We see fewer and fewer hive beetles since treating. Only see them in weak hives now. For you who have all the...
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