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    Re: Saline solution for II

    Joe,

    Do you have a "recipe" that's you'd be willing to share? Do you include an antibiotic? I've been using dihydrostreptomycin, but not totally sure if its really needed.
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    Re: Pollen Trap Info

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?283530-Sundance-II-Pollen-Trap-experience-and-questions&p=946885#post946885
  3. Re: Monitoring the hive temp. What are my bee's up to?

    That assumption is false. Bees typically start ramping up brood production in late winter (now). And of course they are the ones that control the internal temps and it is why you need to stay on top...
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    Find what??? :)
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    Re: Advantages of VHS queens?

    You may want to start here: http://www.glenn-apiaries.com/vsh.html
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    Last two years were good TP seasons. Particularly last year. However, TP is heavily impacted by spring temps, and when our April/May are too hot, then the flow is very poor. I've heard from some old...
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    When I don't know the answer to a particular scenario I simply don't respond. If I feel I can shed some light onto their issue I will provide some input. Sometimes others reply, which kicks off a...
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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    Like others, not exactly sure what you're suggesting, but my guess is: we are proving our "best guess" to a situation of what has been conveyed in writing by someone who perhaps is very inexperienced...
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    Yes, I have used that to attract swarms before and it does work. I heard about it long ago here at beesource. One of the long time members, Grant or Ross, can't recall exactly who.
  10. Thread: Buying Bees

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    Re: Buying Bees

    And then you'll only have 1,000,000-1 causes left to play with. :lpf:
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    Re: VSH trait: bees biting legs of varroa mites?

    Thanks Adam. Very nice input.
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    Re: Oh the joys no one mentions

    I hear ya. I was open feeding pollen sub last week. Bees were taking it like crazy. Now it looks like a we're headed back into the teens overnight.

    Hope it works out for you!
  13. Re: How to re-insert the last frame without crushing bees?

    Agree. I'm a stickler about avoiding frame creep. My first inspection of the spring I make sure all end bars are clean so that later in the season frames still have good spacing.
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    Re: Foundationless or using foundation?

    Glad I'm not the one who said that....:popcorn:

    BTW, I have a tendency to agree with your statement.
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    Re: VSH trait: bees biting legs of varroa mites?

    No. By "brood manipulation", I meant the combined actions that VSH bees utilize to inhibit varroa, e.g., removing varroa infected pupae, uncapping and possibly recapping brood. Again, I don't believe...
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    Re: VSH trait: bees biting legs of varroa mites?

    At the risk of splitting hairs, it is my understanding that biting mites is not strictly a VSH trait. Generally, VSH involves manipulating brood in various ways to manage varroa.
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    Re: Foundationless or using foundation?

    We recently had this same discussion: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?306946-Why-foundationless-Newbie-questions
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    Re: "MiteNot" project

    I read that independent from your input, and my internal red flag was thrown. It suggests to me that either the developers have information that the rest of us don't, or are trying to leverage on the...
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    Re: Hive Body Boxes Reversal

    Despite the 60+ degree weather we've had lately, I'd hold off for a couple of weeks doing any sort of reversal even if the bottom box is empty. They are predicting a fairly strong drop in temps by...
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    Re: Winter pictures?

    Goran,

    Post #29 is absolutely beautiful. Thanks
  21. Re: How Much "Breeding Progress" Can Really Be Expected?

    Thanks OT. I appreciate your insight and experience.
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    Re: White small bees on landing strip

    Sometimes in late winter the cluster gets overly ambitious and then a cold snap occurs and the cluster is forced to compact leaving some brood uncovered. I suspect this is what you're seeing. Did you...
  23. Re: How Much "Breeding Progress" Can Really Be Expected?

    Curious. Are you saying that man has little to no ability to improve traits in our bees? Perhaps I'm missing your point.
  24. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    Teaching newbies....kinda thought that was what I was doing. Re video, tell you what Ace, why don't you make the youtube video and I'll provide you honest feedback. Heck, all of beesource could chime...
  25. Re: Great Randy Oliver Post from Bee-L on Honey Bees and Smoke

    Not trying to bust on you AR, but I gotta, relay an interesting story I heard last weekend. There was a new beekeeper bouncing between two mentors. The first mentor showed them how to properly use...
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