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    Re: Advice on my sticky queen situation

    Yes best to get a new queen from Kona.
  2. Thread: Cockroaches

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    Re: Cockroaches

    OK thanks!
  3. Thread: Cockroaches

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    Re: Cockroaches

    I have a problem with roaches in my honey house - any ideas on how to control them? Obviously I cannot use insecticides.
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    Re: Gloves....What U Using?

    I use Buckfast bees, so I don't need gloves or any other from of protection.
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    Re: Metal or Wood Bound Queen Excluders?

    Metal acts as a heat exchanger!
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    Re: Observation on virgins vs planted cells

    Size matters! Believe me..............
  7. Re: Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    I'm in Newberry, Florida. Maybe AHB is causing the problem.
  8. Re: Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    So, the nucs were checked carefully, all cells were culled and new cells were put in. They have now killed about 50% of the second lot of virgins. There is a light flow on. I'm very disappointed...
  9. Re: How long to leave queen in cage, introduced into exisiting colony

    Oh OK, I thought it was 10 beekeepers and 20 different ways and big argument as to which way is right. I could be wrong however, so don't quote me on this one!
  10. Re: Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    "You can never quite say anything will work 100% with bees."
    Yeah and female ones - right!
  11. Re: Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    There are no virgins in the nucs and they do not have laying workers. The nucs had laying queens removed and the 10 day old cells were put in the next day. Almost all the cells hatch and then about...
  12. Virgins hatch in mating nuc and then the bees kill them

    I have a problem with my mating nucs. I put cells in the nucs and virgin queens hatch from the cells and the 2 days later they are all found dead in front of the nucs. Any ideas to address this...
  13. Re: Is there any scientific evidence that grafted queens are inferior?

    Do you think that it is important that they bees in a nuc eat the remains of the jelly in the queen cell. Some sort of effect on pheromones between the bees and the new queen?
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    Re: Buckfast Queens

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?264192-Re-activation-of-brother-adam%E2%80%99s-mating-station-on-dartmoor&highlight=dartmoor
  15. Re: How many frames of brood can a good queen have?

    There are 6,000+ cells per deep frame. The total area of brood is seldom more that the equivalent of 5 FULL frames.
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    Re: Hawley Honey Foundation Embosser

    OK tks - the first email was incorrect.
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    Re: Hawley Honey Foundation Embosser

    The email address is invalid.
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    Re: Hawley Honey Foundation Embosser

    OK thanks! I tried to call Tom, but got a disconnected reply. He had a stroke some years ago, so maybe he is no longer around.
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    Re: Hawley Honey Foundation Embosser

    Is Toma still producing machines?
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    Re: Spacers - 9 frame in 10 frame box

    so what is the problem with 666? it is only symbolic
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    Interesting bees to say the least.
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    I guess some AHB in the make up?
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    Were these 9 FULL frames? Or did they have less than 100% brood. I can't imagine 9 frames 100% brood. I have seen many colonies spread the brood over +- 15 combs, but when it is measured it never...
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    A full depth Langstroth frame with 5,4mm cells has about 3,250 cells per comb face. That is about 6,500 cells per frame. If we have a really good queen pumping out about 1,500 eggs/day then it will...
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    Re: 9 or 10 frames in the broodchamber?

    I cannot see why the extra frame would make a difference to the total area that the queen has to lay in. Studies have shown that a good queen can only use the equivalent of FIVE full brood frames,...
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