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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    I suppose that is why the german black bee is almost non-existant in the US then, because it was too gentle.

    You are simply wrong in this Mike, and the one that is a bit backwards.

    Feral...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    That is a very inaccurate and short sighted view. Prey adjusts behaviors to overcome unacceptable/unsustainable predation. These adjustments do not require that the prey become overly defensive. ...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    Temperments were fine. queens were not marked so I can't say which prevailed.

    I will say that there was some fighting on the landing board and ground in front of the hive today. So I will check...
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    Re: another ursurpation attempt

    That is styrange, I watched one of my hives be taken over today by a swarm. I had actually checked the hive that got taken over yesterday and decided that they were way too weak to make it and was...
  5. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    I have found that taking the full super off and leaving it in the garage with the door open will get it emptyed virtually effortlessly on the beekeepers part. :scratch:
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    No. I just lived with the void.
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    Re: making rabbets with router

    I have a lock miter router bit that I have used in the past for the end joints. Works great, a bit of a pain to set up to begin with, but makes the end cuts and assembly very easy with very little...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Yep, for all we know they may be buying up all the hives after hearing that Monsanto was going to partner up with the big beekeepers in the implementation of their new GMO Bees.....

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    Re: Extractor replacement bearings?

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/45078863@N05/sets/72157624130679622/

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?242211-My-MacGyver-Extractor/page2
  10. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    "Q: Why can't Apiguard be used in springtime?
    A: Apiguard can be used in springtime, if necessary, provided the daily temperature is high enough.
    However, it is not the best time to apply the...
  11. Re: storing full frames of honey before extracting

    Have you ever seen a frame of slimed honey? Have you ever seen adult SHB in a honey super after if has been removed from the hive? I can't say the eggs are "in" the honey or even on the cappings. ...
  12. Re: I think my bees are getting ready to swarm--I need advice!

    Yep, just let them find their way back in at this point. Judging from the amount of bees present above the screen, I do not think you are facing a swarm. The cells were more likely supercedure...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    You guys are thinking like beekeepers, not big business. I would imagine that with 90,000 hives one could convince the political machine to swing some subsidies, etc in the right direction. Also...
  14. Re: storing full frames of honey before extracting

    Yes. The beetles can and do sometimes lay their eggs there. This I know from personal expereince. You take a risk if you store the supers at temps above 70. Also another reason to extract right...
  15. Re: Not sure if bees are preparing to swarm--I need advice!

    Apiguard tends to run the bees out of the hive at some concentrations and higher outside temperatures. I would imagine that what you are seeing are some bees that were run out of the hive and now...
  16. Re: storing full frames of honey before extracting

    In Atlanta you will be running a risk of SHB hatching out and ruining them. This time of year, in the south, It is extract as soon as pulled.
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    Re: Harvesting Honey from Abandoned Hives

    That is an excellent idea. I am sure one of the local beekeepers will be wiling to give you the honey if you allow him/her to keep the bees and equipment. How many hives are you talking about? A...
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    Re: Beekeeping conversions/rules of thumb

    Worker Bee Rule of Doubles - you only have to remember the number 3

    3 days an egg

    Double 3 - 6 days as a larva

    Double 6 - 12 days as a pupae

    3+6+12 = 21 days from newly laid egg to adult...
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    Re: bees flying into a light??

    not strange at all. As summer really starts getting hot, the bees tend to beard on the outside of the hive. Then since they are outside and don't sleep, when they "see the light" they fly to it. ...
  20. Re: Can I trust large scale commercial bee keepers?

    What kind of quantity are you looking for?
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    Re: Bam! Right above the eye.

    Since they suddenly doubled "their" consumption and got defensive. I would look for robbing. It is possible other bees are taking that extra syrup.
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I tell people that if they come by my beeyard while I am working bees and I am wearing gloves, just keep on driving as it is a bad day in the beeyard. Most of the time gloves are not necessary if...
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    Re: Does his look like what I think?

    He was a great guy, looking forward to helping rear his countless daughters. He was planning to do right by them and their mom. He was not going to be one of those guys that just hung around eating...
  24. Thread: Honey sales

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    Re: Honey sales

    What type of quantities are you looking for and is it tupelo or wildflower?

    Several keepers around the area probably have drum quantities, but truckloads are another matter.

    You can PM me for...
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    Re: confirmed new queen but not laying

    If you have been continually adding frames of brood then they should have enough young bees from those frames to have the colony survive another attempt at raising their own queen. To do this...
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