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    Re: Color of brood cappings

    Yes. Watch out for different colors and the greassy looking capings which could be an indication of AFB. Another bad sign is if the cappings are sunken.
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    Re: 9 Frames in 10 Frame Super

    I use nine frames in 10 frame boxes all the time, brood boxes and supers. Works great, if you know what you want and what you do. It helps you to work faster with less danger of killing bees and...
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    Re: What to do with laying worker DRONE brood?

    There is difference. The drones from this colony are weaker and smaller. A waste of resources. There was a paper somewhere on this.
    I would scrape them, shake the bees out on the ground and add the...
  4. Thread: Wax moth larvae

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    Re: Wax moth larvae

    If your hive is really strong no need to worry about wax moth. I am not sure if it is really so strong you think. You can always remove the frame with the damaged comb.
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    Re: cutting and sticking queen cells

    Just make a dent in the comb with your finger, and glue the cell a little bit into it. Push the frames together and that's it. Bees will take care of it. It's harder to describe than to do it. There...
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    Re: Stressful grafting and queen rearing attempt

    Queen rearing you do, no matter if rain, sun of snow. It is on a tight schedule.
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    Re: Horizontal hive using medium frames?

    Methinks not really good idea. Time tested horizontal hives throughout eastern Europe use large frames, deeper than your "deep" frame.

    Like the one here:
    http://youtu.be/vqPec2NpLe4
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    Re: Queen cells on plastic comb

    There is no much to it, not in a way you could useful describe it here in a written form. Just do it slowly and carefully. You need to be very carefull when you cut it, so you do not bend or twist...
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    Re: Queen cells on plastic comb

    You can cut cells of plastic foundation if you are very carefull and if the cell is positioned in way which allows it to be cut off. Not often but it can be done.
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    Re: Can workers move an egg into a queen cell

    Couple of days ago I saw something weird. Eggs in the honey box, egss in the brood box, and a new queen excluder between. What? The interesting thing was that the queen was not in the honey box, she...
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    Re: Strong large hive . Not many eggs why?

    Yes you should. I guess your bees will swarm out soon.
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    Re: worst spot you have been stung.

    Sting in your reproductive organ is rather painful and unpleasant. Don't do your toilet needs near your hives after checking them...
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    Re: GMO Sourced Honey

    In Serbia we dont have GMO canola, and it crystalizes quickly. Nothing to do with GMO.
  14. Thread: Bee House Plans

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    Re: Bee House Plans

    You are welcome. To the other person which cant open the link, it works for me when using firefox. Just a page, but when you click on the images you get detailed tech drawings.
  15. Thread: Bee House Plans

    by Sasha
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    Re: Bee House Plans

    Does this help?

    http://www.pcelinjak.hr/OLD/index.php/Kosnice/10-okvirna-a-konica.html
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    Re: Russian VS Italian bees.

    No experience with russian bees. But comparing Italian and Carnica, there is a big difference. Carnica stops whenever there is a drought cold or some other factor. Italian bees just continue to brood...
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    Queen bee stinger

    Hi all, I am wondering about queen bee biology. Can a mated queen use her stinger or not? I am not sure and quite interested in this topic. Any reference or experience would be useful. Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Jenter - eating my eggs

    Too hot and maybe too late.
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    Re: Winter losses vs. Summer gains

    Austrian beekeeper Alois Wallner - selection for bees which attack/bite varroa
    http://www.voralpenhonig.at/default_en.htm

    Juhani Lunden, Finish beekeeper. He treated mites with oxalic dribbling...
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    Re: Thymol and drone sterility

    Never had this kind of problem. Thymol can cause robbing for some reason, not sure why. It has a strong smell, and your whole apiary will smelll like it after you apply your treatment. It surely...
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    Re: What do you think about the Nicot system?

    Check this video by Fat Bee Man:

    http://youtu.be/1RDmhMqMIW8
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    Re: Levels of VSH genetics

    According to what I read about the topic, Primorsky bees stop brooding when the nectar stops, like in a draught or similar, and then start cleaning infested cells and grooming. Kind of a natural...
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    Re: Best hive for backyard hobbyist?

    I have no idea how to upload an image to beesource. Anyway here is my long (deep langstroth frame) hive converted to 5 nuc boxes.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/33022131@N00/9350898431/
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    Re: Best hive for backyard hobbyist?

    I have a long hive converted into 4 x 5 frame nucs + 1 three frame nuc. Works great. It was the only box which had 100% of queens mated for some reason. The awerage in that apiary was 50% due to...
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    Re: after swarming - no queen or no eggs?

    Check for eggs, if no eggs, ther is no queen. After three weeks you should have laying queen. Queens start laying after mating.
    Good info here:...
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