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    Re: Foundation less and transportation

    Sounds like you mean the hive, as in, a hive with bees in it. Will your frames be wired? If not, hit that bump in the road & you could have a problem.
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    Re: 'organic' sugar OK to feed to bees?

    Benny the worst time to feed the bees brown sugar is for their winter feed. At that time they can be confined in the hive by weather & if they are eating brown sugar and pooping on each other it will...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Thanks Mike, and I am fully aware you always read my posts. Specially since you just quoted my last one. ;)

    I was not really asking the same question about how many queens you have raised, more...
  4. Re: What breed of queen would a red queen bee?

    Is there anyone who owns one of these queens, who also owns a camera?
  5. Re: What breed of queen would a red queen bee?

    Don't know but has echoes of a childrens tongue twister... What breed of bee would a red queen bee? LOL

    Could it be a cordovan? The colour manifests different when it occurs in breeds other than...
  6. Re: Can a queen born from large cell fit into normal cell

    Here is a pic I took of a queen ( with the green dot ) raised in a large cell hive that I transferred to small cell. I was new to small cell at the time and like you, worried that she was too big to...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Only sense I can make of Mikes statement is he is confused over mitochondrial DNA.

    IE, 1 part nucleic DNA from male, 1 part nucleic DNA from female, and, mitochondrial DNA. Would sound logical to...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I know the feeling Mike, I have urged you to address a particular question. You haven't responded. Interested to know if you have done any breeding, rather than just collecting. Have asked several...
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    Re: New beekeeper and All my bees died!

    Well as Per Honey 4 all, I recommend people use a THIN spacer, about the thickness of a bee. That's just to lift any holes that would be blocked by a top bar, high enough so the bees can get to them,...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Black Bush Tigers LOL that's a good one! :)

    We've had 3 breeds here, the AMM's that were the first to arrive although there are a few different versions of just exactly which bees arrived and...
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    Re: New beekeeper and All my bees died!

    And splash a little syrup on the bees plus smear some on the bottom of the feeder just so they realise it's there & will be looking for it.
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    Re: New beekeeper and All my bees died!

    Kguthrie don't worry about putting bees in the hive again there is nothing wrong with it.

    In weather conditions such as you describe the only totally reliable way to feed syrup to the bees is to...
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    Re: New beekeeper and All my bees died!

    It's a virtual certainty death was because they were unable to take the syrup.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Does not tally with this

    Which does not tally with other statements you have made.

    Mike if you have records it would be great if you could consult them when answering specifics. So far on...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    I suspect you are right Jose, like the old toothpaste advertisement said, they do get in. However some years back when I was only breeding carniolans, jet black other than the hair bands, they too,...
  16. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    Cool! Sound like you are in business!! :)
  17. Re: HELP. Installed package, I have a dead queen. What to do.

    How's it going now?
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    Re: Bonus Red & Yellow Queen in a Package

    Sometimes because bees get messed around during shipping etc, the queen substance and other things are not right initially & they build queen cells.

    As you have assumed, in this case you are...
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    Re: Small Virgin Queen

    Agree. Now you've done all the separating etc just wait & see how it pans out, sometimes small queens can surprise.
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    Interesting Nick. I too found one under one of my nuc boxes about a month ago. the BIG mistake was not taking a pic, many of the people I have told kinda look away for a second, meaning they secretly...
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    How about you Mike, have you bred any replacement queens, successfully and on an ongoing basis, so that you can call yourself a beekeeper?

    If so, how many?
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    Re: AFB scale look alikes

    If you can pop the scales out of the cell or remove them from the wax they are sitting on, then they are not AFB. AFB scales are so stuck down you have to break the cell wall to get them out but most...
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    Re: Surprised by dead hive

    As you give few clues, such as not saying if it had any honey, maybe it starved?
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    There's a number of threads on it, a feature being enthusiasm on the part of the pseudoscorpion finder, and "wow what a great idea" type reactions from other posters.

    What is perhaps most...
  25. Re: Need advice on supering from those familiar with Tim Ives's methods.

    ForrestB if you have the good long flow you describe, that is what the Tim Ives method is designed for it may well work out for you.

    Good luck with it, don't forget to update in time. :)
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