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    . "During the first 5 or 6 days of adult life,...

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    "During the first 5 or 6 days of adult life, worker bees consume large amounts of pollen to obtain the protein and amino acids required to complete their growth and development. If young adult...
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    . First I try with hand how heavy hives is. If...

    . First I try with hand how heavy hives is.

    If it is too light I open inner cover and look if there is to be see capped food.

    I I do not see capped food I take some capped frames from hive...
  3. Thread: What a shame

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    <<<I was talking about the “experts here” >>>

    Sorry

    Here are nothing else but experts smile.gif

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    <<I thought the experts here said OA dosn't harm honeybees?>>>

    Experts have never said that.

    They have warned:

    * Don't do two treatments. It is harmful.
    * Maximum dose per frame gap is 5...
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    It is real accident. ! Actually you need not...

    It is real accident. !

    Actually you need not calculations between units.

    100 unit sugar
    100 unit water
    7,5 unit OA.

    There are many toold how to convert but they are not needed.
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    Dr Mark Goodwin Apicultural Research Unit ...

    Dr Mark Goodwin
    Apicultural Research Unit
    HortResearch

    http://www.beekeeping.co.nz/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=168&page=1&title=

    On right edge you...
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    . Ascorbic acid is C-vitamin. Bees need quite...

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    Ascorbic acid is C-vitamin. Bees need quite much vitamins and live yeast has many of them. Pollen gives vitamin too.

    The balance of nutritiens is important. If patty does not have all...
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    20 % is a limit when all hives eate patty. If...

    20 % is a limit when all hives eate patty. If rate is smaller, some eat and somet less. The purpose of accelerating brooding is not most efficient if you save pollen.

    Often bees cannot eate patty...
  9. Thread: top entrances

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    . I have used almost in every box small upper...

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    I have used almost in every box small upper entrances. Bees love to use them. They are good in ventilation.

    I keep shut every two during normal summer. Only 2005 was so hot that I had all open...
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    . So, it is clear if law says how many In...

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    So, it is clear if law says how many

    In Soviet the law said: one cow, 12 chicken, one pig, ......
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    . This is important: when you se first...

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    This is important: when you se first symtoms, it is better to move bees to foundations.

    http://www.apimondia.org/apiacta/articles/2003/von_der_Ohe_1.pdf
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    . Spores do not move to hive via foundations....

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    Spores do not move to hive via foundations. But I stopped sun melting box because bees can suck systen juice every now and then. I bought a 2000 W steam aparatus.

    The heat of smelted wax of...
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    <<We have locations that can in some years easily support 50+ hives and other years half that.>>>

    That is one question, likelihood to get honey in all weathers.

    Last summer I had 100 acres...
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    <<<<MIchael: I am sure they prefer things that are closer if the nectar is rich enough.>>>

    When I have put hives 1 mile apart I have noticed strange things. In theory bees forage several miles but...
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    . If you look only wintering, 5 frames is enough....

    . If you look only wintering, 5 frames is enough.

    If you want early summer yield it is better to be 2 box wintering colony + pollen feeding.

    Everytihing goes without natural way but compred...
  16. Thread: Supers per hive

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    If bee...

    <<My hives swarmed regardless of >>

    If bee stock is not "slow to swarm", they swarm because it is their basic nature. Find a stock which do not swarm. It is result of man made selection, not gift...
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    . In Finland we have recommendation that 10...

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    In Finland we have recommendation that 10 hives per place is good. That recommendation can be found in books 50 years ago or 70 years ago. OLD TRUTH!

    But during my beekeeping life the size of...
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    . I keep 1-3 hives in one site and then it must...

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    I keep 1-3 hives in one site and then it must be 1 mile radius without competetion. And this in best places. I do not put hives in second best places.

    Important is that area has several...
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    . If you do so, bees fill the deep with valuable...

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    If you do so, bees fill the deep with valuable pollen.

    Do this
    A) Use normally the deep untill you hive is normal big, several boxes.

    Then let queen fill the deep with open brood. Lift...
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    . a) * Let the nuc develope with it's frames...

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    * Let the nuc develope with it's frames
    * when it is time to give more room, put the temporary nuc over medium box with foundations.
    * Let bees emerge from deep frame sand let bees fill...
  21. Thread: Supers per hive

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    . If I have not supers enough over the hive, I...

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    If I have not supers enough over the hive, I join two weak hives fo main flow. Then I wait when boxes are filled and capped. And again more empty combs. This is my normal setup for main yield....
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    . Trickling...

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    Trickling http://bees.freesuperhost.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1136437131


    More research information
    http://bees.freesuperhost.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1163318930
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  23. To Aspera I have read the varroa difficulties...

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    I have read the varroa difficulties in New Zealand . HIve robs from nature mite weakened colonies and in few weaks hives may destroyed under miteload. They handle hives often three times...
  24. I have studied genetics in university. I have...

    I have studied genetics in university. I have followed discussion in several forums. Everyone, at least those, who have not experience, want breed their own mite resistant bee stock.

    No one speak...
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    I use to offer the new queen onto comb directly...

    I use to offer the new queen onto comb directly first. If they pay no attention to queen, I take old queen away and let queen free. This is succesful when it is best time of yield. They take perhaps...
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