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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

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    Some Carniolans
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    Re: Found a Swarm of Bees

    They look a lot AMM to me. Nice pictures
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    AMM drones are supposed to fly much faster and be more aggressive during mating flights than AMC drones. This might explain why AMM has a mating advantage over other subspecies.
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    Re: How Many Frames of Pollen Do They Need?

    With pollen bees know what they are doing. When its time to expand the bees will use up that pollen very fast. Even though it looks like there might be no space to lay, it can change very quickly in...
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    Re: The Scourge of Varroa?

    I guess if we are trying to mix the korean and japanese mite types together, it might be better to do it on an island, so that just in case it turns out that we produce more virulant mites, we can...
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    Re: The Scourge of Varroa?

    Inter breeding is common in varroa. varroa does tend to breed in clusters in certain parts on a comb. If you go through a whole comb of brood and open them up, you can see thatvarroa tend to cluster...
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    Re: Mann Lake PF100 frames

    Any Idea if they are small cell frames?
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    Mann Lake PF100 frames

    Does anyone know how many cells are there per row of Mann Lakes's PF100 small cell full size frames?

    I am planning on getting some this year. Just would like to know the number of cells row to...
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    Re: A blast from the past.

    I keep a few hives with small cell foundation (4.9). I cant say they are immune to varroa, but the bees seems to be a bit more healthy and hygienic when they are on 4.9 cell foundations. They seem to...
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    Re: Carniolan bees and queen

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    Photos of Italian queen and bees from last year
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    Carniolan bees and queen

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    Some photos of my Carniolan queen and bees from last year.
  12. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    Clapping hands used to make them land. I was taught this when I was young. Some how they did seem to land when you keep clapping for a sometime.
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    Re: Cool Queen Color

    Looks like queens from Middle eastern countries(Orange queen with darker rings). The bees got that orange color too (not bright yellow) which is characteristic to middle eastern bees.
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    Re: African genes used in brood stock

    I dont think that every strain of bees from africa has aggressive tendency associated with shorter devlopment time. Bees like A.M. Monticola and A.M.Sahariensis also have shorter development time and...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Was watching this thread for some time.

    From what I have heard from people Dr. Russell produces some great quality queens with specific traits for each line. People who buy them are more than...
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    Breeder Queen

    What criteria do you use to select your breeder queen apart from production, disease resistance, gentleness, brood pattern etc. Does anyone select for anything else such as foraging distance, wing...
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    Re: What's going on in this picture

    Just water. Nothing else.
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    Re: What's going on in this picture

    Sometimes we wash frames to make the queens lay in it. I dont know why, but if you wash the frames and put it back in the hive, the queens start laying in them very fast.
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    Re: Moonbeam Queen Genetics.

    looked in different forums about the genetics, but nothing found.
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    Re: Moonbeam Queen Genetics.

    Hope Dr. Russell can give some input about it.
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    Moonbeam Queen Genetics.

    I have read that moonbeams are a combination of different races of bees which created a hybrid with some very good qualities.

    Does anyonw know what all races of bees were used in the development...
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    Re: Our Gene Pool

    You are 100 percent right about it. :)
  23. Re: Acclimatized bees, biggest scam in bee sales?

    Jamie Strange, PH'd...was a post doc at Cornell, and now at Utah or Idaho...studied the French bees in France. The local beekeepers of these Apis m. m. felt that the importation of Buckfast bees into...
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    Re: Our Gene Pool

    Some interesting research on the gene pool in United States. Both of them are pretty recent

    http://comp.uark.edu/~aszalan/magnus_jas_2011.pdf

    http://comp.uark.edu/~aszalan/szalanski.pdf
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    Re: Is a Bottom Board really necessary?

    Landing boards are essential part of the hive. Especially in the spring and summer. In the nature the bees dont usually have hive entrances very close to the ground. So the bees wont crash land to...
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