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    by Dee A. Lusby
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    Hi Ian, Mark and TxBeeguy(?) If you believe...

    Hi Ian, Mark and TxBeeguy(?)

    If you believe that, you younsters don't know me very well.

    In fact I probably said more then I should have for possible paths into Canada and when.Forgot others...
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    From: DeeALusby1@a... Date: Wed Oct 8, 2003 ...

    From: DeeALusby1@a...
    Date: Wed Oct 8, 2003 12:43 am
    Subject: BEE-L Post - Canada/US border to Open for Mainland Queens

    I Just had to forward this for reading to help bring others more...
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    Hi all, Interesting reading what you have all...

    Hi all,

    Interesting reading what you have all posted.

    Yes, there are many strains/races of bees that were brought to the USA early on and without problem.

    It is strange too that AHBs have...
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    Yep, sure do still believe it and still have the...

    Yep, sure do still believe it and still have the USDA government files on hand showing the importations of AHB used in government breeding programs for years.

    It's like saying down in S. Africa...
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    Brandon You wrote: I know there are a few...

    Brandon

    You wrote:
    I know there are a few beekeepers in the metro Atlanta area (I'd say at least 100 mi x 100 mi) from my local club, but none are close to me. I've never seen a honey bee around...
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    Good to hear you both watching and learning and...

    Good to hear you both watching and learning and thinking.

    That can grow on you, you know! ;> )

    Regards,

    Dee A. Lusby (Huum, laying worker queen???? Small Black even.....)
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    Michael wrote: Dee, if this is true, and I don't...

    Michael wrote:
    Dee, if this is true, and I don't know that it is, then you are using closer to 4.8mm now?

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    Yes we are. I use 4.9mm top tolerance milled by hand with hot wax, so when the...
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    Michael wrote: It's amazing how many things make...

    Michael wrote:
    It's amazing how many things make more sense once you understand this.

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    Yes, it is amazing, and the list grows more each day, as things are put back into perspective.
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  9. Michael, I have been following this discussion....

    Michael,
    I have been following this discussion. You would be better to work with nuc broodnest conversion packages for best money.

    Figure 5 frames drawn comb with laying queen and brood,honey,...
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    Michael wrote: The queens should emerge day...

    Michael wrote:
    The queens should emerge day after tommorow.

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    So how did the emerging go? Peaceful or two fighting for control?

    Regards,

    Dee
  11. Honeybelle wrote: Your description of larvae...

    Honeybelle wrote:
    Your description of larvae appearing black or gray describes a brood sample that I sent off to Beltville. I have not received the results but I was afraid that it was AFB exept...
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    Michael wrote: There was a time a few years ago...

    Michael wrote:
    There was a time a few years ago when the mites first hit that I saw no feral bees. I think that time has now passed. I see at least some bees everywhere. The only feral ones around...
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    You wrote: I have a single hive at one site. No...

    You wrote:
    I have a single hive at one site. No other bees that I know of within the area. I wanted to move this hive earlier but it has three supers on it. Now thinking perhaps this early fall.
    ...
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    Bill wrote: I take it by what you are saying, if...

    Bill wrote:
    I take it by what you are saying, if I want to keep the queen, keep taking off the cups until she really gets going? I would pull a couple of frames of brood, but there isn't any in that...
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    Michael Bush wrote: I have not seen bees that...

    Michael Bush wrote:
    I have not seen bees that could do this, but would be very interested in them.


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    This trait has been seen in Italian, caucasian, carnolian, bees etc or in other words...
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    Michael wrote: The workers will drive out the...

    Michael wrote:
    The workers will drive out the drones when brood rearing stops in the fall.

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    Not so with good outbred highly variable bees and plenty of stores.

    Michael also wrote:
    But...
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    Elvin wrote: correct me if i am wrong, but i...

    Elvin wrote:
    correct me if i am wrong, but i thought that the drones got booted out of the hive in the fall by the workers, so as none contributing bees would not be using up honey stores in the...
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    Joel wrote: When a colony first starts drone...

    Joel wrote:
    When a colony first starts drone production in the spring, how long will those initial drones persist (survive) into the season to be available for beeding new queens?

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    On...
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    Dennis wrote: Now I'm going to make a very big...

    Dennis wrote:
    Now I'm going to make a very big generalization with a very, very, large caveat. The yellow bees seem to be an easier bee regarding all aspects of queen rearing, banking, introduction,...
  20. Wineman wrote: I have to say it has been a...

    Wineman wrote:
    I have to say it has been a rather strange spring here this year. Fairly cold and rainy.....we must be about 2 weeks behind normal. But the rain is badly needed.

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    Same here....
  21. Hi all Continuing. . . Now starting to discuss...

    Hi all
    Continuing. . .
    Now starting to discuss seeing the differences between
    chilled brood and chalk brood so beekeepers can tell them apart.

    First of all, chilled brood (maybe here in hot...
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    No, not really. When the combs get down into...

    No, not really.

    When the combs get down into the natural range the bees themselves naturally build, then they do not try to make them smaller anymore and keep thinning the cell walls to the same...
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    Chris, Well with Laidlaw, Snelgrove, and Jay...

    Chris,

    Well with Laidlaw, Snelgrove, and Jay Hastings you got the best to work with I think.

    Good Luck!

    Regards,

    Dee
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    Michael Bush wrote: Bar 1 is in the 7 o'clock...

    Michael Bush wrote:
    Bar 1 is in the 7 o'clock position.
    Bar 2 is in the 5 o'clock position.
    Bar 3 is in the 4 o'clock position.
    Bar 4 is in the 3 o'clock position.
    Bar 5 is in the 2 o'clock...
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    This is what you should be seeing. Speeded up...

    This is what you should be seeing. Speeded up genetics happens as honeybees go smaller, and slows down as they are artificially enlarged.

    Go down in size again into the 4.9 and upper 4.8 range...
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