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    Re: Is this a Disease?

    The first photo just appears to be pollen in those cells. The second one from what I can see is a paperlike cocoon which is what the larva spins before it goes into pupation.
    Unfortunately, the...
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    Re: bees and horses

    If you read Lauri Miller's Facebook posts you will see her horses standing on the other side of the fence close to her hives. Those ones have minimal flies on them whereas the ones away from the bees...
  3. Re: Bee Hive as Security While Away From Home?

    Don't know if they have been used for security before but people have stored their valuables in the hive and they have been used in warfare.

    http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/war_bees.htm
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    Re: Queen breeding question

    Charlie, this is a short video showing how an Australian does controlled mating with his own queens and drones. He is the breeder of the breeder queens over here. He keeps his hives in the dark...
  5. Re: My lovely queen...plus some other bee pics

    Yes she is pretty; they are wondrous creatures
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Damaged comb

    Some beekeepers over here, hose the slime off the less damaged frames and put them back in strong colonies but no more than two frames at a time.
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    Re: Tiny bees-type?

    How about some photographs. What is to stop some Asiatic Bees like Apis Cerana getting into the States with container shipping etc.
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    Re: What are your thoughts on queen excluders

    .....and sometimes you will get a Houdini queen that climbs through the excluder and lays in your honey supers.
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    Re: What is "Aggressive"?

    AGGRESSIVE is when they try to sting the tyres on your car and chase you five miles up the road!
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    So is it a myth that (a) the brood cells get smaller and smaller with the accumulated cocoons and the emerging bees are much smaller, and (b) the combs do not get a build up of pathogens and...
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    Re: american foul brood

    Did you physically shake the bees directly onto the foundation frames? Thought I read recently on this forum that you also shake the spores as well and it was suggested you shake them outside of the...
  12. Thread: Borage

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    Re: Borage

    Below is an interesting article written by a member of my local bee association where he is trialing borage as a support plant for strawberry pollination.
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  13. Re: What's bad about half height frames & boxes?

    For quite a number of years now, I have run a full depth brood box with ideal honey supers. Over a long period I supplied Comb Honey to a honey factory in ideal frames. If you are thinking of doing...
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    Over here in Australia I recently purchased a Mann Lake smoker with the plastic bellows on recommendation and I chose it over an Australian made one because the Mann Lake had the wire cage. I now...
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    Swarm Lures For Traps

    I was wondering if anyone is familiar with these swarm traps getting used in the USA? If you are, do they have an attractant impregnated in them?
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    Re: Devastated...

    When you replace your beehive, can you put it in the old barn beside a wall and cut a slit entrance in the wall. Such a set-up is common in Europe.
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    Establishing Nucs in the Same Yard

    Queens arrive tomorrow and I want to make nucleus colonies with them and keep them in the same apiary to the hives that I take the frames and bees from to make them up.

    What are my best options...
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    Manuka Honey Fraudsters

    My local University is helping in the fight against fraudsters.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-07/manuka-honey-producers-enlist-scientists-to-fight-fraudsters/6287406
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    Ordered Ligurian Queens

    I have ordered some Ligurian queens from Kangaroo Island, for delivery later this month. The Ligurian bees on Kangaroo island are claimed to be the most pure strain in the world.

    They are costing...
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    Re: You can't get rid of beetles by destroying hives...

    I feel sorry for the Italian Beekeepers who are having their hives destroyed by fire. When the beekeepers have lost their income, the Agriculture Department employees and government officials who...
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    Re: Queen rearing with the Cloake board

    I think Harry Cloake was a New Zealander. His method has been used right across the world.
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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    This article by Marla Spivak is worth a read:- http://www.beelab.umn.edu/prod/groups/cfans/@pub/@cfans/@bees/documents/article/cfans_article_435997.pdf
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    In that case I will stand corrected. I wonder if it has any significance as a honey producer in this country.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    Just goes to show you cannot always rely on the internet for fact. Manuka honey comes from Leptospermum Scoparium that grows in New Zealand.
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    Re: Honey from downunder????

    I always thought Australia was referred to as "downunder" and not New Zealand, but then again, I do not live there. No Manuka honey is produced in Australia. We have Jelly Bush which has similar...
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