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  1. Thread: Soy beans

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    Re: Soy beans

    I get the white and the blue blossoms on the beans they grow down here, I have seen foragers going to them and then give up and don't come back. So my guess is that it is dependent the variety. I...
  2. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    Cervus you must realize that OA dribble and OA vapour were brought to the beekeeping community by beekeepers not pointy headed intellectuals those are the guys who brought us fluvalinate and...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Ian, Tanging of swarms is a hand me down story, ridiculed by the masters as they tell you bees can't hear. But latest discoveries find that bees can hear through what they call Johnston's organ in...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Hey Ian, there is so much conflicting evidence out there on stuff that has been handed down about varoa that I cannot help but question some of it. Some times I look at common Knowledge like common...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Ian I do not see the odds on drones so high, the extra 4 days gives the foundress mite the time to lay 6 eggs instead of 5, now that's not 10 to 1 odds. Hive5ive I get to Lowes over by you from...
  6. Re: Those who advocate OA as a summer treatment, what do you make of this?

    This particular paper was published 8 years ago, since that time some other studies have shown sublimation to be superior to the drench method. I believe some studies have found the drench method to...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    This brood break story, the math does not work for me. First when the swarm leaves the colony is generally wall to wall with capped brood so there are plenty of mites in there. OK those mites cannot...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    http://community.lsoft.com/scripts/wa-LSOFTDONATIONS.exe?A2=ind1607&L=BEE-L&F=&S=&P=40459

    There is a discussion taking place on the above forum, as you can see if you can open the above link it...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Look Ian , drone brood trapping is just a means of removing varoa out of the hive, as you certainly do not want to remove worker brood as a means of varoa control. The figures that I have seen is...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Anyone tried some sort of swarm management without getting into your hives, That's what I am trying to find. Some sort of insurance when the weather does not cooperate and you cannot work your bees....
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    Re: Bee Brush Question

    If you need to brush bees off of frames take a look at utube under "bee sweeper"
    Johno
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Ian from what I have read recently mites do not favour drone comb over worker comb, the amount of mites will depend on the chance of a nurse bee with mites putting its head into the comb at the right...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    The date paper was claimed to have been written is 2011 which would be 5 years ago. Why has it taken so long to get here, your guess is as good as mine. I wonder how long oxalic acid took after...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Texanbelchers, I do not have a dog in this fight. I am just defending the guy against all those who would just discount his claims based on all their expert knowledge without giving the man a fair...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Look lets get a few things straight, From what I gather from this thread is some one who has come up with some kind of solar heated hive basically for varoa control has also come up with some means...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    what solar hive, we are dealing with a guy who is putting foreword a theory for swarm prevention that says nothing about the hive. I am not invested in the theory but feel that it should not be...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    I do not have a mite problem, but run 50 hives and in the spring swarm prevention takes up a lot of time and energy. I am not one of those lucky ones who claim that there bees have not swarmed just...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Hey Ian I do not care how many mites I can have in drone comb cause after I harvest I am going to kill them anyway. For me swarm management is a pain in the rear end, and I would look at any way to...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Guys I do not believe his story has anything to do with that hive you are talking about, I think this is just about drones in any hive at swarm time. The guy tells you how many square inches of...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Nabber I will let you know in 7 years time. I am not my brothers keeper.
    Johno
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Here we go again, read the section under "click here" on the original posting and many of your queries are answered. The guy spent 7 years doing the research and he is doubted when most readily...
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    Re: Swarm Control Made Very Easy Apparently

    Ian and ABK, it is clear you have not read the writing of the researcher at "click here" where he mentions mites and with so many drones the mites tend to leave the worker brood alone. As for the...
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    Re: Grafting techniques

    I have used most of the grafting tools available and have settled on the Mann Lake Chinese grafting tool. You have to try many until you find one that suits you, the tip has to be flexible otherwise...
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    Re: Oxalic acid controlled?

    When one looks at the oft used term of sustainability, the first thing one realizes is that big all reaching government is the main culprit of being unsustainable.
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    Re: Manually fertilizing drone eggs

    I do not know if the nurse bees would treat them differently, when I think about it diploid drones are actually laid in worker comb and the bees can sense them and remove them so there might not be...
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