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  1. Re: Why so much price difference between Glenn apiaries and Latshaws breeders?

    Jackie is quite capable of standing her own ground... she is a second generation beekeeper who knows bees very well and manages over 100 hives and a household while still finding time to work with us...
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    Re: Jzs Bzs cagey queen cager

    Yep. Thumbs the word... try it out on a drone and some workers David, its really quite easy, but still a little slow for me. ;-)
  3. Re: Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Ok, back to better queens... seems like most everyone is seeing what the spring is like with Sunkist hives... so now you just have to figure out what to do with all these darn bees right? Start...
  4. Re: Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Lol. For the grass, you may want to try mixing a pound of ball clover per acre into some rye seed or that buckwheat seed... its pretty drought tolerant, but adding some form of irrigation will help...
  5. Re: Moving from ok queens . . . to great queens.

    Amdro granules, not broadcasted, but poured directly into a few holes in the nest that you make with a stick... after you have treated each nest, get some grasses growing... the added moisture in the...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Balhanapi, the Sunkists will fly further, progress to forager faster, and fly in cooler weather than most bees... thus even in early buildup, they tend to find what they need to make it work... as a...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Ok guys... so how are they looking so far this spring?
  8. Re: Why so much price difference between Glenn apiaries and Latshaws breeders?

    I can answer that... and hopefully put an end to this twisting of words...

    The cost of the more expensive breeders is not about how great they are... its about how hard they are to produce... take...
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    Re: Russell's AMM's

    Actually, the first Italians (recorded at least) arrived in Virginia on board the English ship "The Discovery" captained by Thomas Jones in March of 1662... the cargo came with a set of invoices...
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    Re: Russell's AMM's

    I believe the bee lab in AZ would be most likely to help you, and Beltsville would be the best equiped, but your probably correct about it not being very feasible... It sounds like you have a good...
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    Re: Russell's AMM's

    AMM and Italians have both been here since the first colonization... your dad must have been a pretty old fellow to be around when the first Italians arrived. lol. The coloration of this particular...
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    Re: Russell's AMM's

    That's correct Dar. Here is a pic of an overwintering AMM nuc... its started by only one frame of bees, brood, queen, and honey/pollen... the other three frames are foundation and they have been...
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    Re: Rethinking my varroa plan

    The plan needs to be based on what you expect your hives to produce, whether that be bees, nucs, honey, pollen, or wax... queen production brings in a new set of variables... if you wish to produce...
  14. Re: Can a queen mate within the hive? Queen excluder on entrance, high drone populati

    Unfortunately, no she cannot... mating takes place in flight and within certain short distances from the hives, drones simply do not pay any attention to the queens that pass by... the sexual...
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    Re: Rethinking my varroa plan

    Hey heaflaw, that's my line! ;-)

    David, you nailed it. The flu analogy was... well... poetry! Lol.
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    Re: Russell's AMM's

    Roland is correct... they are intended for breeders to use to revitalize a few of the traits that these bees carry... they have survived not only the threats that we bee keepers face, but also our...
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    Re: Rethinking my varroa plan

    This is a quote from a response that I gave to a question about what a new breeder should work towards first... I agree that the first and most important thing to work towards is learning the bees......
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    No. No feeding or treating for anything aside from the powdered sugar/Tylosin mixture for last year.

    Instead of feeding, I prefer to just spread seeds at different intervals... this causes a mild...
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    Re: Codes and Regulations

    Libhart, the issue with the code referring to anything that deters, mitigates, or attracts a pest is that deterents (such as ours and Kelley's eo coasters) and beetle juice or any honey, oil, pollen,...
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    Re: Codes and Regulations

    Ted, Guy's nucs are ones that he started from his own hives using my queens and following my program... sorry bout the misunderstanding.

    I agree with you fully that the small guys need to each...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Moonbeam hive... two deeps (the upper deep with three outer frames of foundation to study comb building throughout winter), and one medium of foundation on top...

    Entrance... more active than the...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Sunkist Cordovan hive... double deep October split... the upper deep was drawn in October/November... I took the top off and it was completely covered with bees so I bumped it on the ground in front...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    SunKist hive... two deeps, one medium of mini frames, and one shallow of foundation that had been slightly drawn...
    Entrance... although you can't see it in the pic, they are quite active and pollen...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    That's correct. The thorax would need to be peach/brown... although I have seen many daughters that still pass on the trait even though they do not show the trait perfectly in their own color... just...
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Still only 32 outside, but temps are suppose to reach 65 today... here are a few pics that you guys may find interesting though... all taken this morning January 19th...

    A little frost... temp was...
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