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    Re: What's the diffrence between TF an IPM

    TF means Treatment Free, soo.... no treatments.

    IPM stands for Integrated Pest Management.

    The general idea behind IPM involves monitoring pests and assessing the risks and benefits of the...
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    Will a varroa mite parasitize a queen?

    I know varroa mites will attach themselves to drones and workers. However, I was wondering has it ever been observed that a mite will directly parasitize a queen?
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    Re: Hacksaw based decapping tool

    Both are correct. Engineers tend to use E=IR where as Physicists tend to use V=IR. Different groups use different lettering. Either way they are equivalent.
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    Re: Numbers of Open Brood for Cut Down Split

    Hello everyone, thanks for the response. Some remarks that might be helpful.

    Kelly: That makes sense. You might find some flower based benchmarks informative regarding my region.
    The Dandelions...
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    Numbers of Open Brood for Cut Down Split

    Hello, I went to perform a cut down split yesterday in Buffalo, NY. I noticed that there were very few numbers of open brood or eggs. There was plenty of capped brood, honey, and pollen. Open brood...
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    Re: Town Considering Banning Beekeeping

    Allergies - America has 50 deaths per year from stinging insect allergies. Compare this to 34,000 traffic fatalities each year.
    http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/insect-stings

    Humming Bird...
  7. Thread: Cell Depth

    by borncamp
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    Re: Cell Depth

    I believe Mann Lake has a product similar to what you are describing. They call it Rite Cell http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/category/page22.html
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    Re: Your Bees Recognize Your Face

    Do you happen to have a link to the original publication. the link provided by the summary article was behind a paywall. It is an interesting claim that is plausible. However, I find that all too...
  9. Re: One or Two hives for New-Bee? (no Bees untill spring)

    I'd double up on your equipment if you run two hives. At the very least you'll need another top cover and bottom board. FWIW I started two hives this year from locally bought nucs and both hives...
  10. Re: To Exclude or Not To Exclude - that is a question?

    I think this really depends on what your goals are. Those goals include your management preferences. Personally, I don't want the hassle of extra equipment. As far as brood in the honey goes, with...
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    Re: What is "sustainable?"

    There was an Ag professor from Florida that used a definition I liked. Sustainable is meeting the needs of today while ensuring the satisfaction of needs in the future.
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    Honey Bound and Slow to Draw Wax

    Hello I'm a new beekeeper in Buffalo, NY (The city itself). I have two hives and both are crowding the brood nest more and more with honey. I added a second deep super onto one of the hives this week...
  13. Thread: Which Veil

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    Re: Which Veil

    I can't recommend a brand. However as far as style goes I ended up buying a jacket with integrated veil. If I had the option to do it over again I'd have purchased just the veil. The veils with...
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    Re: Folks in Europe are getting on with it

    I don't know that it's sensitive as much as it is contentious. Also, as far as I know it's a two year ban on usage with most crops. Given the systemic nature of neonics, I'm not sure what effect if...
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    Re: Hard Red Stuff in Wax

    Ah great. Thank you.
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    Hard Red Stuff in Wax

    Hey everyone. I'm a new beekeeper in Buffalo, NY. I have a hive that drew some funky comb on top of standard size black foundation. It was a little gnarled looking so I went to scrape out the funky...
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