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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  6. 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...
  11. Re: Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    Just off top of my head guess at cost and income.

    3 years keeping bees, somewhere in the range of $16,000 spent. All but about $2000 of that the bees have earned in one way or another. selling...
  12. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    First answer that comes to my mind is speed. I have done crush and stain. I don't like how the honey looks when it is done and in my case it had to set for over 24 hours to get the honey to strain...
  13. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Interesting processor. Not sure what it has to do with how the majority would be doing it. There is a guy just up the hill from me that uses a helicopter to get to work. I don't often think to ask...
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    Re: Do I understand this correctly ?

    I do not consider the difference the cell size. Although there is a difference in size many queens are started without removing the larva from the worker cell. As I understand it the motivating...
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    Re: Minimum Number of Bees to Survive?

    In my experience a colony of 100 to 200 bees simply does not have what it takes to get going. It may not die but it will not grow either. Kilocharlie did a good job of explaining this a few weeks...
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    Re: To make it real

    Actually I would not. I see a photo of hives with no evidence there are any bees. This is part of why most of my posts are misunderstood. I do not make the assumptions that others make so commonly...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    full Definition of THEORY

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    : the analysis of a set of facts in their relation to one another
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    : abstract thought : speculation
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    : the general or abstract principles of a body of fact,...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    3. Once again, you twist things to support your forgone conclusion. You don't have to know how a car works to drive one. You don't have to know a thing about genetics for the methods of selective...
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    Re: Our understanding of genetics is changing

    You can base the degree of resistance on the level of infestation. In fact it would be impossible to measure what they did not have. I do not buy that complete resistance just appears complete in a...
  20. Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Queens are hostile to each other and will actually hunt down other queens to kill them. I am wondering if this would be true for laying workers as well? In addition bees are hostile toward any queen...
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    Re: No luck making queens

    I was told there are three things that need to be present before attempting to rear queens.

    1. A strong population of bees.
    2. There must be a flow or you need to simulate one with feeding.
    3....
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    Re: Winter stores question

    Micheal, Flyin-low is not feeding. these bees are foraging and Flyin has been told by a local beekeeper that a fall flow is coming.

    Flying, sounds like you bees have done well. I don't know what...
  23. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    This is also part of the sabbatical laws. you are to let the land rest every 7th year as a sabbatical. Then every 49 years or 7th 7 you let it rest an additional year as in resting on the 50th year...
  24. Re: Long range forcast for another nasty cold winter in central-southeast states, rat

    Being more accurate is not being right all the time. It is being right more often than the others. We are talking weather predictions. how accurate do you need to be to be the best? I usually hunt...
  25. Re: New beek trying to build up drawn comb for honey supers

    One of the most persistent issues I find with using deeps and mediums, Which I still do anyway, is that three is a hitch in getting them to move up from the deep into that first medium. Just how...
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