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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Once you try grafting you will probably say "Why didn't I try this earlier". It's one of those things that sounds intimidating, but is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. I agree with...
  2. How honey bees helped me answer four of life's important questions.

    A fantastic funny presentation from J.D. Ellis

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tden2CBsu50
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    That clears that up, I like your table by the way. But the box joint jig does not look so good but clearly does the business:thumbsup:
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    Well on his website he says it did not take long at all

    http://www.ibuildit.ca/other%20projects/branding-iron-1.html

    maybe I should have posted the link to his web site before and not youtube....
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    Thanks for the hint Odfrank. I keep that in mind.
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    Home made branding iron

    I have always wanted to brand my equipment, so when I saw this video on youtube I though I should give it a try. It looks quite easy (hope I don't regret writing that). To me using a very angular...
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    Re: Odd request for honey purchase

    He has posted a picture of himself here

    https://jo.linkedin.com/pub/noor-edden-al-hamaideh/4b/a68/1a6

    I don't trust that smile do you :D
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    An other good bee bookshop in England for new books is Northern bee books

    http://www.northernbeebooks.co.uk/booklist/all-available-new-books/

    12.58 for shipping, that's good, It cost nearly...
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    Hive Tasks closing down...

    I just got an email from hivetasks saying HiveTasks will be closing its doors on 31 December 2014.

    For the next 10 days you can save 90% on all software editions.
    Customers who purchase HiveTasks...
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    Re: Oxalic acid dribble minimum temps.

    In Germany its recommended to treat early morning, preferably a frosty morning when the cluster is as tight as possible. It is supposed to give the best result. But the most important thing is that...
  11. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Nice to see you think all EU scientist are Lying. :eek:

    By writing "so called scientist" you call into question their credentials.:lpf:

    Wonderful for American EU relations :gh:
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    Queen rearing L.E. Snelgrove available from northern bee books.
  13. Re: volunteering and learning travel in europian apiaries

    Hi Alon

    I came across Westerhoff-imkereibetriebe a few years ago in Germany. I don't have any personal experience with them. They are organic beekeepers near Berlin.
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    Re: Palmerized hive

    I think Mr Palmer uses 9 frame boxes. So it works out better in his case.
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    Re: Good bee book for teenagers? Douglas Whynott's Following the Bloom

    Michael Weiler Bees & Honey, from flower to jar. Compact, easy to read but packed with all the essentials. Its a good introduction into beekeeping. After reading it you will know if beekeeping is...
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    Re: Birds and bees

    Massive Monkey
    Yes, they fly/hunt in flocks of 20 to 100+. You might lose a few hundred bees to them a week, so no problem. Enjoy them they are exceedingly beautiful.

    Good luck with the owls and...
  17. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    Yes, are you taking deposits for the book yet? :D
  18. Re: Partnership with a family member: which model ?

    The first thing that should be agreed in a partnership is How to dissolve it. If you can't agree on that up front, then the partnership has little chance of success.
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    Interesting, because I use 2 Zander frames. One of brood one of stores and feed sugar syrup. I might have to rethink this system.



    If that's the one with two feeder blocks showing, then...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    The portion of the colony with the Queen has very few foragers, they return to the cell builder, that is why it needs stores/feeding.


    Did you? Looks fine :)

    Haha, I did find a reference of...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey. 4th edition, English version
    You can find a picture of "a tray feeder adapted to give four nuclei simultaneous access to the syrup" just before part three. On page 41...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    That Brother Adam fed his Bees is not in question. He did. He tells us how much, how he mixed the syrup and what type of a feeder he used.
    I think the issue here is the use of the word stimulative....
  23. Re: IWF film on Selection of honey bees for yield and behaviour

    Pleasure Charlie.
    I used to live in Scoulton near Watton. Small world.
  24. Re: IWF film on Selection of honey bees for yield and behaviour

    Money, reduced funding from the state.

    The entire catalog has been made available online since April 2014

    https://av.getinfo.de/?7


    Quote from Wikipedia
    The shareholders' meeting decided...
  25. IWF film on Selection of honey bees for yield and behaviour

    I really liked the queen rearing videos from the IWF, so I thought someone would find these usefull

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYtPTt512tE


    Selection of honey bees for vitality
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