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  1. Re: OAV Residues and Reversing deeps/manipulating frames

    I will start by explaining a couple of things I have observed.

    1. during spring build up nearly all honey in the hive is used up. During this time it seems to me nearly all foraged nectar is also...
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    Re: Did feeding/cost of feeding discourage you?

    I roughly expect each colony to cost about $300 to $350 to get up and running. with maybe $100 to $150 a year in continued cost to keep it running.

    With some additional costs and effort and...
  3. Thread: 8 frame or 10

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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    IN my example it was a bigger difference than that even.

    1. the 8 frame colony had 40 medium frames much of which was partially drawn or had foundation.

    2. The Ten frame colony had 10 well...
  4. Re: Why are peole selling beehives on Craigslist at the end of August?

    I agree with the comment "Because they can". Just becasue a product does not meet your requirements does not mean nobody wants it. I have a lot of people calling me this time of year wanting hives. I...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    Jim, So you are saying. place 2 fraems of bees in a 5 frame compartment. and 2 frames of bees in a 10 frame compartment and watch the difference in how they build up?

    My experience this past...
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    Re: USPS FAILS at delivering queens

    Shipping time for USPS is rout dependent. I will get a package next day becasue I am on the route form the main hub. someone 5 miles from me could take 3 days.

    What you need to do is find out...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    Unless you consider it is in fact exactly what did happen. As for the why. Feel free to speculate for yourself.

    What are your actual results that would indicate this is not the norm for an 8...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10

    I had my first 8 frame medium this past spring it has since been sold. More because all my other equipment is 10 frame than anything. But it seemed to me than a 10 frame builds up much faster and to...
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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    Having watched several swarms my daughter asked. "How do they ever find the queen and so quickly?" I am wondering if it has to do with vibration. I don't need to know why bees will do something if I...
  10. Thread: Nuc advise

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    Re: Nuc advise

    I have read that a frame of bees will cover 3 frames once emerged. In my opinion that is a but optimistic. and consider it more like 2. As I read it you have 8 frames of brood Assuming there are 80...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    I would agree with the second stat. They do fail and they do fail on. A second stat set a degree or two higher would have saved the honey.

    As for equipment. You buy equipment you take on...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Others might say it is a triumph of right over wrong. or even moral over immoral. Accepting your place as a man rather than god.

    As for opinion of mass die off. Aren't you the one that said...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    I am still interested in a more exact mix of the sugar water and spearmint. How many drops of lemon grass oil and spearmint? I have a huge box of laying workers right now. Left overs from queen...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Mike, It is nice to know you think so. But sadly what you think does not carry much weight in my opinion. I know you may find that shocking. What are the numbers required to carry a significant...
  15. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    I have built many kilns. One is 22 cubic feet and will maintain a temperature of 180 degrees outdoors mid winter. It requires 1000 watts to do that. Even a small trailer would require about 10 times...
  16. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    1. So it is not your poor beekeeping. It is everyone elses poor beekeeping in the area? Those poorly kept bees that are still alive? Something in the math is not adding up for me.

    2. So this is...
  17. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    So 83% losses are not a failure as long as you don't mind loosing 83%? Sounds to me like people that simply declare failure to be a success and move on. Sort of like the thinking that whatever you...
  18. Re: Local absence and local extinction, a confounding factor in TF prescriptions

    Only if it leads to better than 67% survival. Which is the number I have set as the national average in the US. That is a huge improvement to be banking on. Very likely impossible. OF course anyone...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Can you control genetics by controlling drone populations? mathematically and by law of averages the answer would be yes "if". It is the if that is critical. It is depended on a long list of things...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    Sex determination in the honey bees is determined by over 20 genes. Unlike other animals where it is determined by a combination of two X or Y. XX being female XY being male. Effectively sex in a bee...
  21. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    I started to comment on this yesterday but decided not to.

    Clear it, take it off, store it, warm it, uncap it, load it, spin it, turn it round and spin it again, turn it round and spin it again...
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    Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    Why would you think that Peter posting someone elses opinion has changed his? I don't' find anything in the OP that indicates what Peter thinks of it. I find it strange that you would come to such a...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    I was not commenting on bees rearing queens under emergency response. I was commenting on grafting of larva.

    In fact, as others have pointed out, even emergency queens are not reared in a...
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    Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    It woudl make since to me that the 'You" you directed the question to would be the person that wrote it.
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    Re: Feral bees no different from managed bees

    Beemandan, Who is the "You" that your post is directed to? I don't think the writer of this report is engaged in this conversation.

    Is viruliferous a condition of being more or less susceptible to...
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