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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    Could be neither.
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    Re: Nicot System Question.

    I had no problems using mine, though I just graft nowadays so that I don't have to constantly manipulate my breeder queens and have them confined so much.
  3. Re: Could honey from in the walls of an old house have made me sick?

    Yea, seriously, that's the first thing I thought as well.

    I would never harvest honey from a cutout for human consumption. Heck, a lot of people try insecticides on them before calling in a...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    When one is going to publicly badmouth another, one should really make sure to at least target the right person...
  5. Thread: Mite question

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    Re: Mite question

    Volatilization also doesn't penetrate to capped brood. And though I haven't tried it myself, I've heard a number of stories here on BeeSource where repeated volatilization seemed to harm the colonies.
  6. Thread: Soybeans

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    Re: Soybeans

    Despite claims of self-pollination, recent trials still suggest that insect pollination still benefits yield.
  7. Thread: Soybeans

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    Re: Soybeans

    Soy (Glycine max) is among the most common nectar sources in Québec, both in term of importance within samples and recurrence among samples.

    Pollen analysis of honey usually yield 0,2-14,6%...
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    Re: this is a drone cell correct?

    Sometimes, I see the bees build a cell on top of another cell, usually a drone cell or queen cup on top of a half-filled capped honey cell. If they did this, it would explain why it sticks out so...
  9. Re: Barricading with propolis- what's going on??

    Sounds like a few attributes commonly attributed to caucasian bees (propolis entrance reducer and slower spring build-up). I think I've seen a few genetic studies that suggested that caucasians...
  10. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    A million... before expenses and taxes, or after?

    A million with 1000 hives is 1000$/hive, yearly. You better be retailing your own stuff if you want that kind of money... And selling a ton of...
  11. Re: avoiding a genetic bottleneck when buying bees

    Inbreeding is really not something you should concern yourself with, in beekeeping, unless you start with one hive, live off in the middle of the desert or on an island, and decide to rear your own...
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    Re: Italians outpacing Carniolan

    Sample size is too small, I'd really caution against attempting to make a general rule of anything with so little data.

    Simplified statistical example to illustrate:
    Group A values: 70, 90
    Group...
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    Re: Was it a Queen...or not?

    Can't identify anything without pictures.

    But virgins do have a different "shape" than mature queens, especially the abdomen. Much shorter, especially on the first days.
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    Re: Identification Please

    Your drones look pretty uniform to me, with two dominant phenotypes. Full black with medium copper stripe, or bottom black, the first of which being prevalent. :P
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    Re: Will GMO crops affect bees

    I'll agree with you, but the lack of direct threat from GMOs does not, ipso facto, result in the lack of any harm.

    Most GMOs are herbicide-resistant, which helps contribute to the lack of forage...
  16. Re: Bayer Spokesperson Talks about Pesticides and Bees on r/science

    And the discussion got shut down because that medium is not meant for PR. The girl was no scientist, just a PR person, who was paid for PR work, and whose posts were mostly just praising Bayer for...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    It's bad business to further antagonize unhappy clients, though.
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    Re: A lesson in schedules

    One thing I like about the nicot system is that the roller type cages mount well on the grafting system. My graft frames are made with standard deep frames, on which I put two bars with 15 cups each....
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    Re: VSH bees and hybridization

    Birds, technically, are dinosaurs. Alligators are non-dinosaurian reptiles, though they are more closely related than most other reptiles to them.

    If one wants to be anal about it. ;)

    How to...
  20. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Then I would try to think of what flower these people might identify themselves to, and take a picture of a bee on one of those. For example, if they all heave neat manicured lawns, a picture of a...
  21. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    I was told the yellow one is "better". They don't start flowering exactly at the same time, though. All we've got here is the white kind growing wild, and the bees love it. If I were to plant some,...
  22. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    I've got a bunch of bee photos, I post the better ones on my facebook pages:

    https://www.facebook.com/Info.fleur/photos_stream
    https://www.facebook.com/Apis.rustica/photos_stream

    Original...
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    Re: Goggles for OAV

    Same here. Short term exposure doesn't worry me, but I'd rather not risk long-term damage to my eyes or lungs.
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    Nothing prevents treatment free beekeepers from making and selling their own foundation wax, though. Wouldn't need to be the big suppliers who'd sell it.

    What's the market for it, though? Seems...
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1051/apido:2007038



    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejlt.200500284/abstract

    Apparently? I don't use any synthetic miticides, but amitraz sounds...
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