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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    I do not know why I am entering this thread, but here goes. One of the oldest arguments in biology is nature vs nurture. In other words what behavior is learned and what is genetically controlled....
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    Re: Wild crabapples?

    The early flows are used for food by the bees to build up large populations. Very little is stored in supers it ends up around the brood in the brood boxes. Later they will store surplus in the...
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    Re: I'm Thinking EFB Please Confirm

    I agree with send the sample to Beltsville. I would put some antibiotic mixed into powdered sugar on them as soon as you collect the lab sample. It could be Parasitic Mite Syndrome too, but it...
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    Re: Stung again

    I took four stings on the back of my hand in an area the size of a silver dollar. No swelling or itching at all.
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    Re: Question about drone laying queen

    No
  6. Re: New hives-How often to check sugar water?

    One problem with giving small hives (packages) a lot of syrup at one time is 1:1 syrup spoils quickly. If the weather is warm to hot it can ferment in less than 48 hours. I find it better to give...
  7. Re: Could one on my queens be dead already?

    I am not trying to be difficult, but it could go either way. Leave them alone for 1 week. Then go through the frames looking for eggs and or larvae. If you find any your queen is fine. Close up...
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    Re: NUC with caged queens?

    Did the nuc have capped brood? What you are describing is not what I would sell as a nuc.
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    Re: Is it just me?

    I could not get on the past two days too. I did not have to log in this morning until I posted this.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Maubid I really doubt that it is EFB. The missing larvae are too young.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    My experience with EFB is the affects of the antibiotic are really fast.
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    Acebird how many hives have you had since 2011? How many times have they died out, or how many times have you put new bees in those hives?
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    Re: Warning to the wise

    I found the same thing. Our hives are eating about a pound a day. We have lots of bees and brood. I weighed them this morning and shifted into high gear making syrup. Some were the lightest I...
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    My guess from afar is robbers. I would screen off the entrances on the dead hives. If you get a robbing scenario going, and it is still going when your packages come, the robbers will rob out your...
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    This diploid drone thing is very interesting. I found a good explanation on the Glenn Apiaries site.
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    Deknow how does inbreeding produce diploid drones?
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    Re: Solid Eggs, Spotty brood pattern

    It could be European Foul Brood. When I have seen this a three week course of antibiotic has yielded solid capped brood. Hygienic bees will clean the diseased and dead larvae out before you see...
  18. Re: Spring inspection showed hives full of "honey"

    Add me to the chorus. The first time I weighed the hives, March 1, they had lost on average 10 pounds since the last weighing in November 2014. They had consumed 6-12 pounds of sugar with the 10...
  19. Re: 2 new packages. Will the 2nd one catch up ?

    When we started we were given the impression that bees would not enter other hives, that they were totally loyal to their own hive. Well we tried powder sugar dustings to control mites. We dusted...
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Vance I have had three in 7 years. I lost the first one within a short time. It was bright blue, and I would have bet the farm that I would find it. My second one was also blue, but I used the...
  21. Re: What is a tolerable mite count for Spring in the Midwest?

    If you want studies go to ScientificBeekeeping.com. Randy does an excellent job of explaining and studying various bee problems.
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    Re: What did i do wrong ?

    What about the brood? Did they abandon it?
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    Small Burnett

    Does anybody have any experience with Small Burnett and Honey Bees?
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    Re: Fishing photo

    Dan how did your hives winter?
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    Re: How to prevent secondary swarm?

    One of the first years we had bees we had a strong hive swarm itself to death. When they quit casting secondary swarms there were not enough bees left to support the hive. Since then I remove all...
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