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    Re: U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues

    you're on the money, mbc. These aren't flow bees or summer bees that are being shaken here in New Zealand to go to Canada - they're autumn bees, a different animal. Most of our summer flows...
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    Re: All Hail New Zealand

    :thumbsup: :) :thumbsup:

    glad you enjoyed us.
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    Re: I would like to be a commercial beek

    Tim, where's the brood? And what part of the year are you talking about?

    One frame (10%) in the bottom box, and 3 (30%) in the second box? That doesn't add up to the earlier mentioned amount of...
  4. Re: Should I spend more money or let my bees die

    I have to agree with SRatcliff.

    If your estimate is correct, 500 bees is less than a cup full. Not sustainable. And a large proportion of those bees are, at this point, already very old. The...
  5. Re: I don't understand this complaint about treatment free beekeepers

    The smell is not always obvious RH, and when it is, the hives has often gone so far it is a significant robbing risk - therefore a much greater danger to other hives.
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    Re: Deformed wing virus

    This one? http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/legpulling.html
  7. Re: Person wants their swarm back - Would you give it to them?

    good grief. If it helps at all, Adam, feel free to tell your lady that you are following the long-standing national, international, intercontentental and inter-flippin-hemispherical standard rule...
  8. Re: Gender: NOT parthenogenisis but rather allelic!?

    Haven't read the entire page, but I assume you're talking about this part where they seem to declare haplo/diploid invalid?





    Actually the whole thing is pretty confusing, possibly in part...
  9. Thread: Feed Bee

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    Re: Feed Bee

    I used it last spring for the first time on a trusted friend's recommendation. We had hit a weird pollen dearth around September/October and hives just stopped in their tracks, right when I needed...
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    Re: Poplars blooming but bees not impressed

    :) thanks Waterbird.
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    Re: Poplars blooming but bees not impressed

    confused - what sort of poplars are you meaning?

    poplars from the Populus genus are wind pollinated, and I've not known them to be a bee source (although apparently good for propolis).

    or are...
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    Re: I think I need to give up on bee keeping.

    Blaze, just make sure you have another adult with you - not necessarily suited up and working with you - but in the yard ready to respond in an emergency and able and game to physically drag you away...
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    Re: Rudolph Steiner's prediction

    gone2seed and Beepro.... unless you're aiming for irony or something, I'm pretty sure Boris' overcrowding reference is to the number of hives within a geographic area, not the number of bees within a...
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    LOL hey mate!

    yeah.. gotta admit... everytime I hear "Dee's Bees" over here I do an internal twinge and think about changing my business name. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Treatment Free Commercial Beekeepers?

    Housel positioning - she orders her comb with the theory that theres an inside and an outside face to the comb - one has a right side up Y when you look at the centre of the comb, the other side has...
  16. Re: Package bees absconding - Help me figure out what I did wrong.

    No kick from this direction - that's good advice.
  17. Re: New beekeeper interested in chemical free treatment

    LOL - ok, sorry,... so read the multiple stars as 'the name for a female dog'

    Barry, I swear I was being technically correct... not technically swearing.
  18. Re: New beekeeper interested in chemical free treatment

    without getting into everything else..



    I think you misunderstand the application of superorganism as used in beekeeping - the hive is the superorganism, not 'bees' as an entire population. ...
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    Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey

    Happens all the time. Just a couple of months ago I put in my first load of honey for the season to our packer, and a box of honey that had been left on the hives for over winter feed was included,...
  20. Re: dsRNA ingested by bees is transferred to the Varroa mite and from mite on to a pa

    From what little I understand at this point, I think you've got the principals of spread about right, though I don't know how persistent the 'treatment' would be... whether there is a certain...
  21. Re: Isn't Small Cell Just as Fraught with Potential Issues as Large Cell?

    Although these two quotes run directly on from each other in Beregondo's post, I've separated them here to point out an apparent leap of.... well, I'm not sure of what.

    In the first quote, no...
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    Re: small cell foundation

    and unfortunately, that is often either inspired or reinforced by the dogma of some 'newer' or 'alternate' methodologies.

    actually, inspired is far too soft. they are explicitly told so.

    fab...
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    Re: Not bad for a nuc dump

    purrrrrdy, as always :)
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    Re: Blind beekeeper!

    Not sure how old the article is, but Bryce's guidedog has had to retire this year due to age, and he's currently waiting on a replacement.

    As a result, the Foundation for the Blind's Guide Dog...
  25. Thread: Kiwi Honey

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    Re: Kiwi Honey

    acres I couldn't tell you... we work in hectares. :) but without my maps, which are at home, I couldn't tell you hectares either.

    We've got 11 pallets with one grower and four with another, so...
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