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    Re: When to inspect a nuc after installation.

    Is this your first hive? If so, I'll give the same advice to you that my mentor gave to me during my first year.

    Don't worry about going into the hive too often, weekly is probably a good...
  2. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    No, what you said originally was "I think you can explain every single dominantly inheritable and many recessive traits of any living thing - both physical and behavioral - as adaptations which...
  3. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    This is a very common misunderstanding about natural selection, that it is a method for continuing advancement of a species. Where in fact, the process just takes advantage of random variations in...
  4. Re: Why do Male Drones Bees Die after mating mating

    Evolutionary selection doesn't have to make sense. Negative traits traits can develop and survive while improvements are lost just due to plain old dumb luck.
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Re: Hanging Bee Hive for Non-Keepers

    Lots of good advice here about hows and whys of keeping a hive. I will add a comment about keeping bees in a flood plain, which is what I face. I have 17 acres of land, and when it rains hard...
  7. Thread: Homeless Bees

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    Homeless Bees

    I moved a nuc box from just inside my barn to the bee yard about 200' away. I started by waiting until dark on Tuesday to cover their entrances with screens. I moved them Thursday morning so they...
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    Re: Carni queen in a package of Italians?

    Here is a video on how package bees are made.

    https://youtu.be/qZ9-yzm4Hlc
  9. Thread: No reaction?

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    Re: No reaction?

    Sometimes stings have little to no effect. I have never had anything more than a small, short duration welt when stung anywhere on my torso. As I have been stung more often most times I have little...
  10. Thread: laying worker

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    Re: laying worker

    I just had to shake out one of my hives due to the same issue is listed by the OP. I tried to give them a frame of eggs/larvae thing but they just capped them. That frame was the only one I could...
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    Sticky: Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2015

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    Re: 1:1 Sugar Water question

    Yes.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    After two weeks of treatment there is absolutely no change in brood or egg laying pattern, except for a slight increase the size of the brood area. The hive population is building up, but not as...
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    Re: Another use for Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    This is what I did last year. As a first year beek, I just couldn't bring myself to do a sugar roll, let alone killing so many bees in an alcohol wash. The drop between hives was pretty amazing,...
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    Re: Installed package. Pain ensued! Help

    As a leader of youth into wilderness areas (wilderness defined as more than an hour away from medical treatment), I have repeatedly taken wilderness first aid training. I have a prescription for two...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I also don't expect it to be EFB, but there isn't anything I can do right now about replacing the queen. Treating is a just in case effort, if there is a chance of EFB I don't want to move this nuc...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I treated again on day 4, it is kind of cool so only did a quick look. No noticeable change in brood pattern. It is going to be cold for the rest of the week. Will probably just slip to cover back...
  18. Thread: gopro

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    Re: gopro

    That video was not through a veil, I mounted it over the veil and helmet. But you have pointed out the weekness of a gopro,it is very wide angled. This video worked for my purposes, but it isn't...
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Someone obviously did not sleep at a Holiday Inn. :gh:
  20. Thread: gopro

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    Re: gopro

    Gopros are great little cameras. The only real consideration is how to mount them into location, which can vary depending on the objective. I have one video which I took to show a nuc supplier the...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Observations over the past three days looking at a frame which the queen expanded to recently:

    Day 1 - Solid pattern of eggs
    Day 2 - Solid pattern of hatched larvae, still a few eggs
    Day 3 -...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Thanks for all of the great info Flowerplanter.

    Based on this I decided to run home during lunch and take another look.

    I planned to take a comb sample to send for testing, but I can not see...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I'm glad I decided to ask. Some good information in the responses, thank you.

    This queen was from a create a nucleus I created on July 20th last summer which had three supersedure cells. These...
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    Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    I have a nuc created last August from a split. Last summer I would find a solid pattern of eggs, every cell had one egg, but by the time the cells were capped it was a very spotty pattern, maybe...
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    Re: Attn: Barehanded beekeepers

    This^.

    My experience from before and after I quit wearing mine was that I would get hit on a lot more when I had a ring on. The ability to say no is the best commitment to your wife that you can...
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