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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Difficult to compare for me, I split too many of my colonies this spring. Overall, it is shaping up to be a decent year for honey production, but nothing like what I've had in the past. Can't...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    There is another flow that will start in about 2 weeks. I usually get a lot of honey capped from it.
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    sorry, duplicate.
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    Re: Organic/treatment free beeks

    Correcting an earlier post re the apidologie article, there were 13 living colonies in 2005 and clear indications the bees were reproducing and increasing in numbers.

    This line is very telling.
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    Re: Organic/treatment free beeks

    I wish I could send you a dozen queens oldtimer. Then you could find out if it is possible to go completely treatment free.
  6. Re: What's a fair price for an established hive?

    Price out all of the woodenware and foundation. Add a reasonable amount for labor to assemble and paint. Add $100 for bees. This is your base price. It should come out about $270.
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    Re: TF genetics

    Survival is the objective, whether it is from hygiene or allogrooming or other traits is unimportant so long as economic traits are not compromised. In other words, as long as they make honey and...
  8. Re: What species of honey bee did I catch?

    I think the intent of your question was to identify the "race" of honeybee, not the species. The species epithet is Apis Mellifera which gives the genus and the species. We could go back up the...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    I've had about 2 inches of rain in the last 36 hours. There will be more just about every day next week. Fortunately, I got most of the garden work done while it was dry.

    Bee wise, the daily...
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    Re: TF genetics

    Ev, if a colony of bees survived the onslaught of varroa, it must have traits that allow that survival. 99.9% of feral colonies were wiped out when varroa hit the U.S. in the early 1990's. For 10...
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    Re: Flow of the decade

    Northwest Alabama has a heavy main flow in progress. A colony made from a 3 frame split with a new queen the first of April has completely filled a shallow super and had to have another added...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    I put supers on 5 colonies today. Three of them are relatively weak splits but should build up enough to make at least one super of honey before the flow ends. I have 5 more colonies to work with...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Some who are here get canonized. Others get cannonized. The difference seems to be akin to what Michael Palmer posts vs what Acebird posts. This is one of my small contributions to being...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    It is good for entertainment. I can read here for an hour and learn about newbees, oldbees, and tweenbees and once in a while I can answer a question. There are a few serious - and practical -...
  15. Re: Any Treatment Free Beekeepers in High Beekeeping Area?

    I do not know of any treatment free beekeepers in areas highly saturated with commercial bees. I only know of one commercial operation that is using Russian genetics to stay treatment free. He has...
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    Re: How much wax in a 10 frame deep.

    Actual wax content of a 10 frame deep box when it is fully drawn and has been used several years is in the range of 10 pounds. It is very difficult to recover this amount of wax because so much of...
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    Re: Natural Selection Management

    IMO, actively selecting colonies that have the most mites and requeening them from the colonies that have least will result in significantly faster genetic gain. Bringing in some known mite tolerant...
  18. Re: Who's got a better laying worker than this one??

    The only highly effective method of dealing with a laying worker colony is to combine it with a queenright colony. I've seen people advocate giving a queen cell or adding brood in hopes of...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    I've caught 2 swarms, one from a colony of mine, one that came from the woods.
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    Re: Sources for treatment free bees

    Carpenter Apiaries has queens that are highly mite tolerant.
  21. Re: How much moisture is added to the hive, from respiration, over the winter?

    There was a pretty good discussion of this topic about a year ago in the commercial forum. Bees release so much water and carbon dioxide in winter that an indoor wintering facility has to have dual...
  22. Re: Selling 1 Pound of honey. Size of Jar or weight of honey?

    A quart of honey is almost exactly 3 pounds. I agree that honey in north Alabama is bought by the quart. Nobody here compares price/weight, it is always price/quart. That does not mean we ignore...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    I've been going through my bees over the last 3 days and have some very interesting results.

    One colony developed so fast and so strong that it swarmed. Fortunately, the swarm moved into an empty...
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    Re: Is starvation really starvation?

    I would add that it is rare for a colony to die from a single cause and that most winter deaths are a result of beekeeper action or inaction the previous fall. Here are some common causes of winter...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Put it under the category "advanced beekeeping 106". If you remove all the honey that robbers are gathering, they will immediately shift attention to any weak colonies and sometimes overwhelm them. ...
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