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    Re: Bee Bee Trees from OdFrank

    Great service, prompt shipping. Ordered 10 received 12. Thanks
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    Re: 1:1 sugar water pH adjusted recipe

    The probability of a municipal water supply being a ph of 3.5 or 4.0 is basically 0. The corrosive nature of water that low would destroy the distribution pipes, corrode and pin hole any copper...
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    Re: Breeder queens to play with

    If I order queens from you can I specify what breeder queen they come from?
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    Re: Why Treatment Free.

    OT with amm you say they produce more drones. What percent more would you say?
  5. Re: Japanese knotweed flow is definitely on, how long will it last?

    Bb is blackberry fw is fireweed rb is raspberry
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Sorry should have said mite mauling. Same question are any breeders known to be trait testing for mite mauling and selecting for it?
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    Re: Varroa tolerant queen breeders for 2012

    Am I correct that the only one on your list that is selecting for mite grooming is Carpenters? Are there any other breeders that are selecting for mite grooming?
  8. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    I didnt mean to imply the runny bees I have are ahb. Hope it didnt come across that way. If they were in ahb territory it would be assumed they were though. It is very facinating how much variation...
  9. Re: Africanized honey bees found in northern Oklahoma

    Paul have you ever tried to breed the runnyness out if any feral bees or do you just requeen them. I have some bees I got from a cut out that are pretty runny and collar quite a bit. They are...
  10. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    Thanks for the template. It looks like it will be very useful.
  11. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    Here is some unsolicited advise. If you had an employee who you told months ago to go feed some hives and they still hadn't done it you would fire them and get some one else to do the job. Fire...
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    2 queens in 1 cell

    I opened up a queen cell that failed to hatch. Thought you might find this interesting. One looks like a runt queen one looks more like a worker....
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    2 queens in 1 cell

    Opened up a queen cell that failed to hatch and found two mostly developed bees. One looks like a runt queen. One looks mostly like a worker. ...
  14. Re: Minimizing the genetic input of mediocre stock

    In search of the best strains of bees.
  15. Re: Minimizing the genetic input of mediocre stock

    Thanks Michael Bush. I found the sections where Brother Adam talks about it. Page 48 and 49. It is indeed in In search of the best strains of bee.
  16. Re: Minimizing the genetic input of mediocre stock

    Michael Bush

    I have heard you mention the breed from average stock theory several times. Do you practice this? Where does Brother Adam mention this? I have read most of his books and cant recall...
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    Re: VSH Breeding?

    What measurable traits = the bee is 100 vsh?
    % of infertile mites? What % = 100%vsh
    Mite infested brood removal %? What % is needed to be %?
    The breeder says the line is vsh therefore it is now...
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    Re: VSH Breeding?

    Apis maximus how many hours did it take you to count and classify the mites from 100 plus cells?
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    Re: VSH Breeding?

    Jbj said "100% hygenic" he didnt say 100 % vsh just to keep the terms straight. He posted his pics last summer of the freeze kill brood removal patterns.
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