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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I am not certain your pathology characterization of AFB and EFB are accurate. L. Bailey wrote a nice book on honey bee diseases.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I don't thing there is such a thing as the "factor x". It is more involved than a single ingredient. From what I can see so far, bee diets lack the formulation and testing seen in most other animal...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Ian,

    You may very well be correct. Perhaps it is a poor assumption on my part to think mirco flora builder is somewhat synonymous with a probiotic or prebiotic.

    There are not that many...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    So why the difference in opinion here? ehoffma2 says no to patty usage and Keith says yes.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I understand this. With probiotics it seems implied that they "predigest" nutrients as in the case of silage. That is beneficial when talking about forage diets with a cellulose base. However...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Keith,

    I think you wrote you use probiotics... Would you share the reasoning behind them in your supplement?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Apis,

    Perhaps I didn't state my thoughts clearly. I think the primary benefit of pollen fermentation is food preservation. I agree the composition changes too, but what I am not clear on is what...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Apis and Ian bring up some interesting points with regard to ruminants and silage. Innoculants used in silage are primarily used as "preservatives" to acidify the feed which inhibits breakdown by...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    ehoffma2,

    Very interesting presentation, thanks for sharing!
  10. Re: New incubator set up. Modified slightly, looks good, cheap.

    Lauri,

    That is a nice cabinet at a good price, but have you ever looked at the GQF incubators? They are nice little units. Their hatcher, the one without a turner works well for queen cells and...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I think it really is that simple. If beekeepers want honey bees to perform and produce like livestock, why not treat them as such? I like to think of colony stores and reserves as their "fat...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    It is a good thought. Worker body size can be related to overall colony health and nutrition, but is also influenced by cell size.

    Abdomen size is just a rough indicator. I still remember the...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    grozzie,

    Scroll down the page for this link, http://scientificbeekeeping.com/fat-bees-part-1/, there is a nice comparison photo of winter vs forager and fat bodies.

    I have not taken the visual...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Great point. A quick dissection of the abdomen would expose fat bodies, which would give you a relative perspective. A bit more work would be involved to quantify it. How many beekeepers look at...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Take it one step further... The limiting factor is what is not there. Royal jelly is approximately 70% water, 12% protein and 12% sugar. I see a great response in my cell builders when I feed...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    I think Randy attempts to distill research studies down to be applicable for the beekeeper, but unfortunately it still seems to be information overload. Beekeeping, along with most other...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    I think this is important and perhaps to Ian's point that we need to know what is going on in the colonies. When we looked at patty consumption rates, they increased at night and on cool wet days. ...
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    Feeding Sub Response

    I think we often fail to see the forest for the trees when feeding pollen subs. Randy Oliver did a nice objective evaluation this past summer and I think two key findings were glossed over by some...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    In my opinion, the mircoflora found in bee bread act more as a preservative mechanism by increasing the acidity of stored pollen. Good or bad it helps to preserve stored nutrients.

    Pollen...
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    Re: Who made this 5 gallon bucket strainer holder?

    Kelley used to, but they are a little different now. The metal legs bend out to fit on a regular tank for the one you have.
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    Re: Winter's Here to Stay

    Mike,

    I had to chuckle when I read you last post! Time management with those stacked nucs can be a real issue. I have come to the realization that it is more realistic for me to just give them...
  22. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    What are the implications? This trend is evident in the beekeeping clubs around me too. Some view it as a bad thing, some view it as the way it is. I think the churning is common when it is viewed...
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    Re: Packages or 3 frame nucs?

    3-frame nucs were very common many years ago, even 2-framers. There is nothing wrong with starting a colony with such a nuc. I start many colonies each season with a frame of brood and bees, a...
  24. Re: Paternal Effects on the Defensive Behavior of Honeybees

    It is really difficult to out-compete AHB colonies. Select your most manageable colonies and graft from them or purchase European queens and graft from them to get a more manageable hybrid. There...
  25. Re: Paternal Effects on the Defensive Behavior of Honeybees

    If you are free flighting queens in AHB area, grafting from European stock produces a slightly more manageable colony than "pure" AHB queens x AHB drones. European queens mated to even a single AHB...
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