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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    OK Mark...let me phrase it this way...mid Tn...non commercial ....eight colonies...mid June.. average abt 50#/hive ... never have I seen 5+ med frames completely full of capped brood.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    just curious...what would be the average number of frames of brood one would find in a good laying period? Not a long time keeper but I've never scene anything near that.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    " The queen's ability to lay determines the size of the brood nest." Quote from FP

    Yep... you got that right....don't know how you counted the 4500 eggs per one day
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    "The greatest amount of brood that can be produced in a hive is limited by the queen's ability to lay fertilized eggs."


    Dan has it right....the queen, and the variance of her egg laying cycle,...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    "Double the population gives 4x the honey."

    What's the logic behind this statement?
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    Re: different mite counts for time of year

    good question....just finished using sticky board to determine mite drop...never tried it before this early in the year....only had 1 or 3 mites drop in 24 hrs. Always see many more later on in the...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    OK ...think I got it...brood comb is comb with brood in it ...otherwise without brood it's just comb...light, dark or light brown. Brood boxes are boxes with brood in them...otherwise they are just...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    why wouldn't one want to use dark comb to produce honey....would one want to start with a foundation...if one has plenty of dark comb available? I know it needs to be replaced at some time but can't...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    maybe I don't know any better but....any comb is OK with me as long as the bees deposit nectar in it...it may be old ....but so am I ...and I certainly know the drawbacks....but being old is not too...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    beg your pardon....if it has honey in it it's for extraction...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    often see the term "brood comb" used in the forum....not by bees but by beeks...it's obvious that if brood is in the comb...that's what it's called...but it's seems that if the empty comb happens to...
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    I really don't understand....say there are 4 boxes on a hive...they start brood in the top box...the top is moved to the bottom..that makes the top "super" a brood box? Then they start filling the...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Sister Lauri takes on where Brother Adam left off!
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    if " brood comb" is full of honey...what do you call it? ...I would call it honey comb! my "old" brood comb would go into "supers" just like any other raised comb that I have on hand. Am I screwing...
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    Can someone tell me

    the difference between brood comb and non-brood comb....not sure my bees know the difference
  16. Thread: Drone cells

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    Drone cells

    in using small cell foundations and they make drones in half of them ....what size are the drone cells? assuming these cells cannot be used again for workers? will they be used for stores? are they...
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    Re: Who Is Using Small Cell Size?

    in using small cell foundations and they make drones in half of them ....what size are the drone cells? assuming these cells cannot be used again for workers? will they be used for stores? are they...
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    Re: Quick and easy top feeder

    might help to use thin strips of western cedar
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    Re: Quick and easy top feeder

    use a hot gun and coat the wood with wax...they will float
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    How do you use it? Holes in the bottom? Over the top bars?
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    Re: Empty Gallon Lined Paint Cans

    " I have converted completely to plastic feed cans because of this problem."
    Stuart, what kind of plastic container do you use?
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    I think the mushrooms are already at work fighting g warming....record cold in my area
  23. Thread: VHS bees

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    VHS bees

    all colonies that have brood also have natural VHS qualities....some with greater sensitivity than others.
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    wcubed....sometimes the simple answers are the best
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    please don't take my " excided about the many gov agencies " as being serious ... just trying to make a point of how the gov continues to add agencies, sub-agencies or programs in order to "take...
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