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  1. Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    Beeline the yellow jackets than wipe out their hive, isn't really hard to do. You'll probably find them fairly close by.
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    Re: Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Being in the top 5 for honey production worldwide our weak bees seem to be not near as weak as in other countries.
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    Re: Laying worker nuc?

    I'd have to agree Rader! Good catch:applause:
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    Re: Laying worker nuc?

    Laying worker for sure! Laying workers usually lay in worker cells, poorly mated queens will start out laying in drone cells. Don't shake them out in front of a hive carry them out a good distance...
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    Re: Increasing cell size

    I just responded to your PM. I forgot to ask if you were introducing her in the Capes or the Africans.
  6. Re: Beginner .. found wild hive behind my house

    If they are mowing the yard at the neighbors and they haven't bothered you in your yard I would safely say not AHB. AHB are sensitive to vibration at a good distance from their hive. A can of insect...
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    Re: temps for shb laying eggs

    When ground temps 4 inches deep stay at or below 48 degrees or humidity is 50% or lower. Put your supers in direct sunlight or freeze them.
  8. Re: Beginner .. found wild hive behind my house

    If you are getting close enough to see comb they would not be Africanized. AHB are more defensive and will not easily allow close observation. Put your protective gear on and see how close you can...
  9. Thread: swarm call

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    Re: swarm call

    Nice! Sounds like you did them right. Logging companies an tree services are an excellent source for free bees. I get most of my free bees that way also. Congrats and good luck!
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    Re: Open the brood nest?

    I wouldn't advise splitting this late in the season. If they are back filling after brood has hatched they do that to prevent the queen from laying which is what they should be doing this time of...
  11. Thread: New Queen

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    Re: New Queen

    Give them thick syrup 5:3, 2:1. Use a hive top feeder to get the feed to them at a fast pass. If they don't store enough put sugar blocks or fondant or a candy board on them. They'll probably...
  12. Re: Is October to late for a queen to get mated ?

    I'd have to agree with Mr.Beeman looks like the same queen to me also. The marking doesn't always last on them, depends on what she was marked with. I keep hives in Red Level, Opp ,Andalusia and a...
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    Re: TF and AFB, part deux

    It's a shame DR.Wenner wasted all those bees not distinguishing the difference between resistant and tolerant.
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    Re: Bio-Control of Varroa

    Charlie the uncapping is a behavioral trait of VSH strains totally unrelated to Stratio. Riverderwent the Canadians are years ahead of us with the Stratio.
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    Re: Nuc suppliers in Tennessee

    Dave LaFerney Cookville Beekeepers Assoc. and Beesource member.
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    Re: Bio-Control of Varroa

    Charlie they are stratiolaelaps scimitus with out a doubt.
  17. Thread: New Queen

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    Re: New Queen

    I've had one supercede and mate in November 2011 but only once. I've had them supercede on more than one occasion in October but not more than a hand full of times very uncommon. All were good queens.
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    Re: Wild swarm has no very few mites

    I'm a treatment free beekeeper that could explain it for you but it sounds more like you're more interested in having someone who treats to explain it. I'll default to a beekeeper that treats to...
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    Re: Bio-Control of Varroa

    Stratiolaelaps scimitus also formerly known as hypoaspis miles also has potential for combating shb.
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    Re: Treatment free vs. good sense.

    I'm a tf beekeeper but wouldn't hesitate to torch AFB. I haven't any interest in risking the spread to other apiaries the considerate thing to do in my opinion and also for the same reason David...
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    Re: Drone Question

    You might be interested in David Cushman's website. Go to the A-Z index and click on drone raising you'll find it interesting. Drones are not a curse as most people think they do have other functions...
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    Re: Why Monitor???

    :applause:Well said Mr. Lunden
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    Re: Drone Question

    Drones produced by a laying worker are 50% less in body weight, 50% less volume of spermatozoa but spermatozoa is viable. As far as mating capability they are capable of mating however unlikely with...
  24. Thread: Found bees

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    Re: Found bees

    Ha Ha Ha! Don't mean to laugh but I've dealt with AHB and their hybrids quite exstensively. If they are you would have figured that out already. They would be very intolerant of you mowing or getting...
  25. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    Yes I saw it .Comment was not directed at you it was to open the eyes of others ( if you get my drift). I used chemicals, antibiotics, Eos for many years I hadn't attempted tf. I like a challenge and...
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