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  1. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Andrew Munkres seems to be doing well. I've known him since probably1984 or 85 when we both took a bicycle repair class over the summer at the local vocational high school.
  2. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    ....that resistance to tracheal mites has been achieved broadly (to your satisfaction) in a short period of time.
  3. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Mark, what are you treating tracheal mites with these days? How come?
  4. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    When this came up a few years ago, it was brought up at our beeclub bod meeting (by the President of the club) with an eye roll that these bees were being unfairly disparaged on the onternet...I...
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    ...I was just going to say that a 50w led bulb for a car (with 10x5w cree leds) is $65....on ebay. So if you want to heat with leds it will cost.

    But heat isn't the only consideration....I use...
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    The above is what I found most quickly. I use a heater in my warming cabinet that produces zero percent visible light...edit..

    The heat and the ir together heat the inside if the cabinet and the...
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    Roland, JR....both your posts deserve more thorough replies than I can muster at the moment....and I'm driving tomorrow for probably 10 hours by the time I'm done. If I don't get back to this in the...
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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    If I were concerned and it was for personal use, I'd just use some alcohol...it would largely displace any moisture and evaporate completely.

    If I were concerned about a unit beong used for...
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    .....except (I think) that if the task is to heat the air inside the container, that heat generated by the bulb accomplishes that task more efficiently than heat absorbed by the walls due to light...
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    My setup would cost less that that $150 (you can probably repurpose an existing heater and fan) amd maybe take 2 hours to put together. ...most importantly, you won't burn the honey. I isn't...
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    Roland, I don't doubt those results...I'm questioning the claim/supposition that it says anything about CCD.

    I believe (as I said earlier) that it is (and has been since before ccd) that bees do...
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    Re: Drums Crystralised honey

    Geoff...make it easy on yourself.

    Build an in insulated box that will fit over the drum plus some room for the following:

    Electric heater (a consumer unit...I use an oil filled one in the shape...
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    Karla is Winevines.
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    Re: Question about marking a bee.

    Do some research on 'bee lining'. ..that is what you are looking for.
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    Karla, thanks for posting that. I've heard Tony say the same thing, but it really quashes the doubts to have it on record.
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    Re: Treatment free honey production????

    ...that's like saying that if I drove over the speed limit one particular time for my own particular reasons, that it should be assumed that I am, amd should have been willing to drive over the speed...
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    Re: Poster Child

    ...and looking at these levels in eggs and larva is quite different than looking at hive performance.
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    Mike, thanks for digging that up. I really learned a lot from Bob Harrison...his posts are always worth reading.
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    We do have an irradiation program available in our area. I don't think it's any kind of revelation that if you have comb with bacterial/viral/fungal issues contamination that using gamma irradiation...
  20. Thread: Dee Lusby

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    Re: Dee Lusby

    ARS dubbed them Lus-Bees (pre AHB) when the Tucson lab looked at them and found them different than other populations (demonstrated propensity/ability to reproduce using thylytoke).

    When I met Dr....
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    Re: mid winter OAV in the south.....numbers

    It would be nice if there were a way to add an anotation...I see no reason to change the record as to what was said, and I see no reason why such a misstatement should not be corrected.
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    Re: mid winter OAV in the south.....numbers

    Larrry...apologies...I just saw my post and will correct it. I mistyped 'vaporizes' and meant to type 'liquifies'
    I typed:...should read "...never liquifies".

    I meant to highlight that by...
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    Re: Treatment free honey production????

    Here, from a report in 2004, lays out pretty well the timeline...Apistan to Coumaphos to formic. ...yet despite the many attributes of formic...and the years and years of formulation and packaging...
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    Re: Treatment free honey production????

    What should he have treated with in 2001? What was legal to use at the time? What was being recommended by the experts, journals, and USDA? What else was available in 2001? Who recommended it to...
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    Re: Neophyte Beek from Massachusetts

    From what I've read, trees tend to grow straight up with evenly spaced branches. We don't have lodgepole pines around here, and aside from the occasional planted area (which you discover by first...
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