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  1. Re: Found worms in my mite trap under the hive??? What are they?

    Look like maggots
  2. Thread: Re: no eggs

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    Re: no eggs

    You need to be more precise in your wording. Hives are empty.... empty of bees or just stores? Plenty of bees and no stores?
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    I saw the one with the yellow slicker too, i thought about fish sticks....
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    Good to know, my only experience was with parasitic wasps as far as the mating goes.
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    Now that is much better perspective FW, the main argument it seems is how much wax was dropped off. I only made my remark in reading comprehension based on your analysis of MP's account of the...
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    I believe it's the opposite for wasps, if they want to create males, they have to be mated, otherwise unfertilized eggs are always female.
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    FWJones has poor reading comprehension was my first thought when I read their post yesterday. I don't see why the need to come in here and defend the company from a customer who had a bad...
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    Re: How to remove deeps/suppers....

    just pull the honey, they'll rob it out if you leave it out for them, might have to scratch the cappings a little.
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    Re: Frequency of checking

    Here's how I started.....

    First year, weekly
    Second year, bi-weekly
    Third year, pop the top and look in

    I check nucs more regularly, but once I put into double deep set ups, they seem to be...
  10. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    I think everyone would be treatment free if possible, but we just haven't been able to make that happen yet. I don't mean to lump all the new TF beekeepers into the know nothing category, there are...
  11. Thread: Syrup bound?

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    Re: Syrup bound?

    They won't draw much now
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    Doesn't matter where they are as long as the area is good
  13. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    The logic comes from new treatment free beeks coming in and knowing nothing about diseases cuz they are treatment free so why care about them. People who research treatments usually learn what to...
  14. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    If you want to be treatment free, when your colonies are dead then the mite populations were too high.... That being said, I think Treatment free is something to work towards, not jump into blindly....
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Are behaviors solely epigenetic in a beehive? Bees use a lot of communication signalling, genetics aside that can direct hive functions. Then you have super-sister and environmental interactions as...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    I didn't mean much with that mike, just that some people think that unless you have isolated yards and a PhD you should not coin anything you're doing as breeding. I don't agree, so I highlighted it...
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    Re: Have I screwed up? Troubles with new hive.

    I think the most valuable lesson learned is to inspect before you buy.
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Exactly my point Kosta, all we can do is assess at this point, so I don't see the point of arguing genetics vs epigenetics for 99% of people 'breeding' their own bees. Now if we were talking...
  19. Thread: requeen?

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    Re: requeen?

    Maybe queen is up top? Bee escapes aren't 100% effective either, if they don't have to go down to cluster they won't sometimes, especially if it's warmer.
  20. Thread: White dead bees

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    Re: White dead bees

    Drones for sure.
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Epigenetics is an interesting topic, expecially when referring to the super organism that is a beehive. Problem is, most of us won't ever get a taste of the true genetics of our bees, only...
  22. Thread: virus?

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    Re: virus?

    Probably went away when drone production started I'm guessing, now it's rearing it's ugly head when drones are most likely not being raised anymore. If you see deformed wings, it's mites.
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    Re: There has to be a better way (moving hives)

    I always get my brother to help. Our limit was a 4 box deep with a fair amount of stores, a raised pickup didn't help, but it was pretty hard to lift a 4 box stack up to the tailgate but we did it. ...
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    Re: how to kill hive of bees

    I'd bag it overnight with some dry ice, it'll kill everything, no residuals.
  25. Re: Ontario beekeepers suing for $400 million in damages

    Most of the issues stem from planting dust which was looked at for 2014 growing season and steps were made to reduce the dust generated. I'm not saying neonics are harmless, but I don't think suing...
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