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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    Ben,

    I was just talking with Hawaiian Queen Company and asked if they still had any openings for Canada. They do still have some Canadian openings. http://www.hawaiianqueen.com/
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    Ben,

    Unfortunately, there are not too many options for you. Demand is high in the US and it takes a little extra time and effort to meet the requirements to ship into Canada. I assume this is...
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    Apis,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    David,

    Thanks for the explanation. Digesting cellulose is a challenge, even for animals that are fermenters/ruminants. Digestibility is rather low. It is...
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    Apis, just to be clear I enjoy working in the area of honey bee nutrition, but have to defer to my dad on many of the bio chemistry portions of nutrition. Honey bees are a very tiny segment of...
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    Re: Probiotics in Prepared Patties

    Most enzymes needed for metabolic reactions are produced by the organism and can be very specific. Some vitamins and minerals are called "coenzymes". They are necessary for the enzyme to function. ...
  6. Re: Use of thermal cameras for frame count inspection in the Almonds?

    H4A,

    How sensitive would the high end equipment be? It seems like you would need almost a 3D image. Front, side, and top. I would assume the "clusters" would be pretty well centered at this...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Centrachid,

    Are you familiar with the term culling? It used to be more common in agriculture. Perhaps a lost art today? The method you describe is practiced by some. One that has written about...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Why the need to convert anything? AA's are analyzed and expressed on a percentage basis. In my opinion, it is easier and cleaner to keep them as a percentage and report the entire protein content. ...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Ian, based on Randy's numbers it looks like your calculations are correct. So here is where it is interesting to me. deGroot has an approximation expressed as ratios, Randy has a tweaked version of...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    The crude protein # represents the percentage value of all available protein in the pollen. They are reporting 9 of the essential AA. And report them as a percent of the crude protein. If you had...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Ian, what does the image in your OP tell you? To me, and someone please correct me if I am missing something, it is distorted. Start with the "Bee Requirements" if it is a properly balanced 20%...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Allen, thank you! At times, I am uncertain if beekeepers pickup up on that. :)

    To me, the key is balance, of everything that goes in. Bees can handle some imbalance. We all can and most is...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    What's the point in switching deGroot's ratios to a Histidine base? They are ratios... Once you calculate the relationship you can determine any of them and tweaking them probably will not change...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    These statements puzzle me. From a nutritional standpoint, it doesn't matter so much if it is low in protein or high, but rather is it somewhat balanced? A balanced diet, for all nutrients, is...
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    Re: pollen subatute question

    You should also look at the handling characteristics of the wheat gluten. It is a very hydrophilic ingredient. I have used it at low levels in some patty formulations, but the bees do not seem to...
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Typo... http:// works better for the link.

    Dean, that is a really nice summary!
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    Re: Hives Too Large For Almonds

    deknow,

    I am not sure about this. In a study I did years back, I collected returning foragers during late summer here in Ohio for a learning study. Each worker was evaluated for their foraging...
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    Re: Varroa Still a Major Challenge?

    Mbeck,

    I used a procedure modified from http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1186&context=entomologyfacpub

    I just sent an article to ABJ that details how the packages are...
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    Re: Varroa Still a Major Challenge?

    Great insight everyone! I know every area is different as is each situation. For example, my operation is treatment free and the bees take a real beating from Varroa. Losses usually run pretty...
  20. Thread: Pattie supplements

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    Re: Pattie supplements

    That is really too bad. There is so much to be gained from discussions... There are some strong opinions shared here, but keeping them civil is always best. After I see something I wrote, I...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Ian,

    IMO, it comes down to the entire system or operation. Sure, nutrition is important. Sure, genetics are important. Environment is certainly important. But, all of this has to mesh and it...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Jean-Marc,

    Do you have any nutritional specs on the pollen you import that you would be willing to share? I am always interested in the numbers behind the formula... Just roughing out your...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Jean-Marc, thanks for sharing! What more could you ask for? It is always amazing how beekeepers figure out so many different ways to accomplish a similar task. When I have the opportunity to visit...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Ian,

    Cows are a little different in the sense that you are feeding roughage to a ruminant. Roughage is low in protein content. Just guessing here, but a pregnant dry cow needs about 8% protein,...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    Ben,

    Thanks for the link to the article! I read it and the think the person writing it has a limited understanding of nutrition. Sorry to be blunt, but it just talks about protein levels and...
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