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  1. Re: Adding Pollen Supplement to Sugar Syrup?

    I make up my own simple pollen supplement, to feed a cell builder (five frame nuc) I add about a fist size of sub to the equal amount of syrup. It gives a very liquid sticky mess, which I work into a...
  2. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    A good review of OA, with references to scientific studies, can be found at http://www.apidologie.org/articles/apido/pdf/2006/01/M6010.pdf
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    As opposed to open mating, it would enables one to choose the father with 100% certainty. Not even an Island mating station can do that.



    I have access to a database that predicts the outcome...
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    My point was that there are instructions/recommendations on how to make it yourself, I doubt the parts will cost $1100.
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    There is a link on one of those threads to a thread on a UK beekeeping site, very well worth reading.

    As for II, there is some info out there on simple homemade II apparatus. If your interested...
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    To breed a queen while having total control over the parents, useful if you wanted breed a pure-line of bees. Without the cost of II.
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    You might like to take a look at these two threads

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?319934-Queens-from-drone-eggs
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    Re: Proximity of Resources in Finisher

    Queens carry on eating the royal jelly stored in the cells once its capped, so there must be more than enough for proper development and this must be stored before the cell is capped. There is still...
  9. Thread: Brood

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    Re: Brood

    Or it could be the Y of the bottom of the cell reflecting light, that and the uncapped honey/nectar was what prompted me to ask for more photos and info.
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    Re: three queens on one frame

    I wonder if queens in a castle can get used to each other scent over time. This could explain why they have managed survive the introduction and then to co-exist peacefully. One thing is for sure in...
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    Re: New Queen Nothing

    Make sure they have nectar coming in or syrup and give her a week before you call the grim reaper.
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    Re: Proximity of Resources in Finisher

    It's a golden rule.
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    Re: dead queen at the entrance

    A hive that is broodless for about 3 weeks or more could have had a virgin or recently mated queen that will soon start to lay if the weather is good. She would have made short work of your new...
  14. Thread: Brood

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    Re: Brood

    More info and photos of a few more frames needed. But it doesn't look good...
  15. Re: Dilema: overwintering white queens or replace blue ones

    In our climate I can get a four frame nuc through winter if they are pushed together for warmth with 4 kg of stores. But you need to keep an eye on them. I don't know if you can winter with 4 frames...
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    Re: Quality of "Emergency Cells"

    I have Queen rearing written by L.E. Snelgrove, chapter 4 Brood food and Royal jelly, He references M. H. Haydak 1942 1943 Minnesota who states that the composition of royal jelly fed to queen...
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    Re: Not building come

    Feeding will not help much at this time. You are right, there is a Queen problem, So they have tried to make a new one. Trouble is there are very few bees left. Can the hive be saved? yes. Is it...
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    Re: how long to grow to 300 a month profit

    One hive, that's your first mistake as a beekeeper.
  19. Re: Is forest (deep woods) a good location for bee hives? Please see picture

    There is an old English beekeeping saying "Bees in a wood never do good". But that's probably because England is so damp. A wood can provide a great deal of forage if its mixed. Follow Fusion Powers...
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    Re: unintentional double graft...

    14 cells capped and placed in mating nucs. Now I really wish I knew which cells had two larvae in them.
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    Re: unintentional double graft...

    Just to be clear, I did not intentionally place two larvae in a cup. I used a Chinese grafting tool and the cells I grafted from must have had two larvae in them, which I had not noticed.
    I don't...
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    Re: unintentional double graft...

    17 out of 20 accepted which is about as good as it gets for me. If I get two larvae in one cell again I'll try to remember to make a note of which cells have two so I get a better idea of whats going...
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    Re: Basswood/linden - ID and bloom ???

    Linden is a few days away from blooming here, it's raining but that does not matter as the flower hangs downwards so protects the nectar from being washed away. Which means the bees will still...
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    unintentional double graft...

    I just finished grafting 20 cells, I check on the larvae immediately after grafting with a stereo microscope. To my surprise 7 cells have two larvae in them which I had not seen with +3 reading...
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    Re: What’s Happening to My Queens?

    HIve A swarmed and the virgin killed your bought queen. Your frame of open brood above the excluder should be removed for a nuc (insurance) or the queen cells destroyed.
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