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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    I appreciate the complexity of honey bee nutrition. It is the reason why I like to deffer to others who know more to help me understand. We hire a farm nutritionist to help developed suitable feed...
  2. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    The word beekeepers are using is cocktail
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    US beekeepers stepping up Amitraz treatments and many searching for alternative mite treatments as chemical treatments including Amitraz are no longer effective. A suddy currently being conducted on...
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    The main point is you know. And by knowing you are better equip to manage the situation which ever way you choose to.
    And now your experience and perspective can be passed to the next beekeeper :)
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    I currently rely on Apivar with excellent success.
  6. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    So, is there fluvalinate resistant mites in the US honeybee stock as documented in Canada?

    after a quick google search;
    ...
  7. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Point taken, a broad perspective has been taken resulting to The CFIA's conclusion.

    a broad perspective based on...what exactly? One of the main points that has been considered is US amitraz...
  8. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Are there any state government extensions services in the US? Or is it like whats happening in Canada right now, surveillance is being slashed.
    Is there any documented cases of Amitraz resistance...
  9. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    page 55 in CFIA's Risk Assessment presented Sept 2013;
    "The fact that mites have been found on occasion on queen imports from the U.S.,
    which are handpicked and inspected, provides evidences that...
  10. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Lol , fighting illogic with illogic... Might just be quarky enough to get some movement

    Is there not any stats or state documentation that could of been dug up instead?
  11. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    This was issued by the Allen Campbell, President of the MBA.
  12. Re: Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    Irwin, regardless if I am in favor of packages from the US or not, my question is how can they base a medium to low risk assessment on Amitraz resistance using a quote as one of their determining...
  13. Manitoba Beekeepers Association's “White Paper” document

    http://manitobabee.org/hive/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/WhitePaper_CaliforniaPackagedHoneybeeImportation_v7.1.pdf

    The boys are loading their cannons again.

    How they can determine the level of US...
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    Re: U or W pallet clips?

    I like the way the U clips press the boxes together as they are pushed into the clip. It holds the brood boxes tight on the pallet.

    But disadvantages are ants, termites in older boxes.
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    my neighbour is buying a probiotic supplement from a health store and putting it in his patty. It was suggested to him by someone elses patty mix. I asked him why, and if he is seeing any...
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    I would ask, is that their intention? Because if it is, then my original question is mute.
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    Cam, I have recieved an email today an anonymous response to the question I posted;

    "It is clear that the 1/2 life of the probiotic is 1 day once wet. After
    4 days if it is still not consumed...
  18. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    hmmm, and then you talk solubles... I think you just lost your audience...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    wow! Im seeing pictures pasted all over facebook of trucks hauling and beekeepers unloading, quite impressive. Rock and roll and keep it safe!! :) Wish I could be there just to watch it
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Excellent post Allen

    I am still having trouble understanding how to read the AA profile chart using percentages to get the same information as if I were to convert everything using Histidine as a...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    The only way I can understand what the AA% represent to the bees diet is by converting them into deGroots ratio. Otherwise, how can you determine if the profile is balanced?
  22. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    if the bacteria aint alive by the time the bees eat it... whats the point?
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    oh no I am not writing off Dandelion, I absolutely agree with you. Think of the strings of pollen that also come into the hive at that time to help boost those deficient proteins! The vit min and...
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    hmmm, I got an interesting response to this question on Bee-L. Kind of the exact answer my farm nutritionalist implied to me strongly.

    Why are beekeepers not asking the question, will those...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    I'm working off Randy's ratio he reworked off of deGroot's using Histidine as the reference;

    A.a. Suggested proportion
    Histidine 1
    tryptophan 0.5
    Arginine 2
    Isoleucine 2
    Leucine 3...
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