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  1. Re: Can bees truly survive with zero interventions?

    Splitting swarmy, nonproductive colonies is an excellent practice as long as you give them a queen raised from one of your best colonies. If you let those splits raise their own queen you are...
  2. Re: Why do trucks keep spilling swarms of honeybees onto US highways?

    There is one semi roll over per roughly 4 million miles. I hear about roughly two bee roll overs a year and back of the envelope estimate the semi miles with bees is well over 10 million miles a...
  3. Re: Deformed Wing--Will Not Treat but Need Help

    "Do you have documentation that OV is not absorbed by wax/fats?"

    pKow = -0.7
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    Re: Keep burning glo plugs on Oa vap

    Glo plugs get really hot and if that heat gets back to the base of the plug it will fry the internal electrical connections. My experience is that just having the plug in threads in the aluminum...
  5. Re: More syrup than I thought... is this right?

    Your final syrup has about two pounds of sugar for one pound of water (solids of 67% and water 33%) and your measurements give a density of 1.37. That sounds about right. Honey has a density of...
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    Re: Making a OAV

    A router bit will not work at all. Router bits are made for wood or plastic and will chip the carbide real fast if used on aluminum even at low speed in a drill press. Go to some local store that...
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    Re: Bees seem sick

    You should not expect to see mites on crawlers. Even with horrid mite levels you nearly never see a mite on any bee. Take a careful look at crawlers for two things. One is any deformed wings which...
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    Re: Just Another LL Langstroth Post

    Here is a paper that explains why honey bee queens mate far from the hive:

    Population dynamics of sex-determining alleles in honey bees and self-incompatibility alleles in plants
    S Yokoyama, M...
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    Re: Just Another LL Langstroth Post

    You need to learn about sex determination in honey bees. Once you understand this topic it is fully obvious why queens mate the way they do. They have no other choice but to mate far from the hive...
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    Excellent Customer Service

    I recently order some things from Georgia Bee Supply. Somehow the shipment got messed up and the stuff I ordered never got delivered. I called Georgia Bee Supply and explained what happened and...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Many years ago I had a wonderful stock broker. The man was a true marvel. He made me lots of money once I figured out the formula to work with him. The formula turned out to be dirt simple. He...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I have corrected vision in one eye of 20/40. I have absolutely no problem seeing eggs with that eye. I would estimate you should be perfectly capable of seeing eggs corrected to 20/80 or worse. I...
  13. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Sure. Field data shows bees do just as well on sucrose or HFCS as on honey for wintering except in those cases where they do better on sucrose or HFCS. Honey never wins. The best it does is tie. ...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    The problem with non intervention is two fold it seems to me. First you have no clue what is happening in the most important part of the hive, the brood chamber. Second you provide an excellent...
  15. Re: Anyone know what the average weight of 2:1 syrup ripened in the hive weighs?

    Close but not exactly right. Sugar is sucrose which is chopped in half by the bees into glucose and fructose. During this chopping chemistry one molecule of water is added. That extra molecule of...
  16. Re: No larvae. I saw the queen a week ago. I'm in denial.

    This is a prime example of why I think everyone should learn how to graft. What I would do is graft two JZBZ queen cups and push them in the frame that has sealed brood right next to the brood. ...
  17. Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Of course TM does not kill bacteria at all. It is a bacteriastat not a bactericide. So, the bees immune system is what kills AFB when TM is used on an infected hive. So, obviously use of TM DOES...
  18. Re: Who would ship queens to war-torn countries?

    The way this sort of thing usually works is you sell your product to Mr Albayaty of Almajed Canadian Trading Company. You specify currency of payment, presumably either US or Canadian $. The...
  19. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Sure, go ahead and use it as you wish. I probably stole it from someone else anyhow. Or at least bits from here and there. I know the part about if you can not turn it into math it is not science...
  20. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Well, I do not know if I am much of an expert. Probably not really. I talk to people all the time that know far more than I know. Yet, Bisfam gave me high praise. He labeled my ideas a theory. ...
  21. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Interesting you leap to the conclusion I am talking about epigenetics. In fact my comments had nothing at all to do with epigenetics and I was not thinking about that topic at all. I will say the...
  22. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    "The basic code is still inherited from the parents, and still supplies the core proteins.

    Making bees from unhealthy bees will tend, all else being equal, to result in unhealthy offspring.

  23. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    The subject of this thread is "Our understanding of genetics is changing." Hardly a thing has been said after 154 posts that actually addresses this subject. I taught myself genetics back when I...
  24. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    All thermo says is if you have a closed system and that system has matter in it with greater than zero point energy and that matter does work the disorder of the system will increase if you look long...
  25. Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Life most definitely does not violate any of the laws of thermodynamics and anyone who says it does clearly has never learned any thermodynamics and learned what a closed system is. Do not ever even...
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