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    Re: feeding question

    That some is an exception to the rule.
    In general, there is nothing wrong with commercial queens.
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    Re: feeding question

    I made up 16 nucs on 6/24/2014.
    6/29/2014. I pulled the cages and looked for eggs briefly. All 16 queens are laying on both sides of a brood comb in a tight pattern.
    But, I did not release them!...
  3. Re: Is the failure rate of N. California queens higher than normal this year?

    Re: Trouble.
    You will find that there are a lot of variables in the queen situation.
    Some of these variables are:
    Shipping method.
    Introduction method.
    Varroa mite control method or methods....
  4. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

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    Do bee eggs favor the maternal contribution?
    The following data explains why you can see different phenotypic drones and the queens daughters.

    Drone genetics

    See also: Haplodiploid...
  5. Thread: Drone genetics

    by BEES4U
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Here, I will share this with you.
    http://www.beeculture.com/storycms/index.cfm?cat=Story&recordID=672
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    Re: Honeybee Dietary Needs

    Ian,
    I started this topic a few years ago.
    It could give you some information,...
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    Re: using BT for wax moth control

    Thuricide is a trade name for B.t.
    Local garden and or nursery shops stock it.
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    Re: Standard 4-way pallets

    This may be of benefit to you.
    I started this thread a few years ago.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?219802-Migratory-Pallets&highlight=PALLET+DIMENTIONS
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    Re: Can Drones smell or detect Virgin Queens

    Nothing like a good video, Fishing for drones.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=FISHING+FOR+DRONES+VIDEOS&FORM=VIRE3#view=detail&mid=F89D54070EF53C8B1570F89D54070EF53C8B1570
    Enjoy,
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    Re: Oxalic acid dribble works!!

    Good news on your treatment.
    Did you use the low, medium or high concentration?
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    Re: Feeding pollen substitute...

    MegaBee can be fed in a 2:1 syrup and it works quite well.

    http://megabeediet.com/
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    The heating source an electric vaporizer is a VW glow plug.
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    Re: Does feeding lead to lazy bees?

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    I don't think we are really keeping different bees. The Commercial pollinators requeen their hives every single year. They do not raise the queens themselves, but buy them from queen producers....
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    Re: Does feeding lead to lazy bees?

    Feeding Goals in Honey Bee Management.
    1. feed to achieve a good winter cluster.
    2. feed to sell bulk bees.
    3. feed to recuperate population losses due to pesticide kill.
    4. feed for queen...
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    Re: usurpation, what to do?

    You may have a hive that absconded in your area because of a high Varroa mite load and it's trying to enter your hive. You might consider doing a mite check just to see what the mite load is on the...
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    Re: First Mite Count and a Surprise

    This information may be of some help,
    http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/varroa_mite.htm

    common name: varroa mite
    scientific name: Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman...
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    Re: New member, first trimester report

    Welcome 58 and welcome to the world of applied sciences.
    Regards,
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    Re: DWV, Mites and Hygienic Behavior

    Here's some reading for the day.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3255632/

    Our results are consistent with other studies that have been unable to demonstrate an epidemiological...
  19. Thread: Question again

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    Re: Question again

    Re:
    Fall vs Spring applications.
    Feeding/application trials have proven that a fall application has more of an impact on Nosema that a spring application.
    A side note, feeding pollen supplement in...
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    I read that report when it was 1st published.

    Thanks,
  21. Thread: Fructose Pump

    by BEES4U
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    Re: Fructose Pump

    I have a Dadant pump.
    This is how it works when you stop pumping syrup. It has a "T" in the supply line that pumps the syrup back into the syrup tank. I suppose you could put a pressure relief valve...
  22. Re: AHB, Feral colonies, Varroa, and Resistance toVarroa

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    California is not the epicenter. Check out the history of Varroa being found in Florida and...
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    Re: 21st century beekeeping snake oil

    Feral hives did not survive Varroa investation, documentation backed research.

    In 1990, before varroa became a serious problem, we conducted a study of the feral honey bee population of...
  24. AHB, Feral colonies, Varroa, and Resistance toVarroa

    http://ucanr.org/repository/CAO/landingpage.cfm?article=ca.v052n02p9&fulltext=yes

    peer-reviewed research article

    Blessing or curse? Varroa mite impacts Africanized bee spread and beekeeping
    ...
  25. Re: West Nile Virus Spraying in my Neighborhood Tonight - What should I do??

    FYI: Low toxicity to honey bees when dried.

    http://www.centralmosquitocontrol.com/zenivex.php
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