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  1. Thread: Moonbeam stock

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    Re: Moonbeam stock

    Sunkists, moonbeams ....who knows, he might have even come up with eclipse queens at some stage.
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    Re: How many of you lose hives to ants?

    I spread cinnamon around the legs of the hive stands yesterday afternoon. This morning nearly all the cinnamon has disappeared - it is being collected by the bees like pollen! I thought cinnamon was...
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    Re: Beeswax foundation press

    Hello Taso,
    What is the cells size of the foundation produced by your moulds?
    Best regards
    Roger.
    www.superbee-cy.com
  4. Re: Why are Queens Failing? Jeff Pettis takeaway from Beaverlodge Field Day June 20/

    Because of widespread use of coumaphos in he past in the USA it is reasonable to think that most of he wax used in the production of foundation has some residue in it. Even very low values, less...
  5. Re: Why are Queens Failing? Jeff Pettis takeaway from Beaverlodge Field Day June 20/

    Maybe your queens mate with drones that have been in contact with the chemical.
    When was the coumaphos based treatment first approved under section 18?
  6. Re: Why are Queens Failing? Jeff Pettis takeaway from Beaverlodge Field Day June 20/

    "Why are queens failing?"
    In a word, coumaphos.
  7. Thread: Sting to Shock

    by norton
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    Re: Sting to Shock

    Pete, have you taken any other medications in the last 3 months? For example ibrufen, voltaren or any similar NSAID?
  8. Thread: Drone genetics

    by norton
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Yes.
  9. Thread: Drone genetics

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    Re: Drone genetics

    Yes I agree.
  10. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    It all depends on where you live. Our drone populations are at their peak in April and queens don't often start laying until sixteen days after the cells are put into the nucs.

    Even though drone...
  11. Re: The BEST queens are mated after the Solstice...

    Our best queens are raised in October and November - they expand the following spring like rockets.
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    Re: What is your oldest piece of equipment?

    "Careful there norton."
    But it is true - she has been useful far longer than any other of my belongings. Removes supers, extracts honey, bottles honey, sells honey and keeps all the cash for...
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    Re: What is your oldest piece of equipment?

    My wife!
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    Re: Rate this bar please

    6 out of 10.
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    Re: bees can not crawl out of comb

    I call my queens "Dollies".
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    Re: II Breeder queens

    Hello,
    II queen bees should perform and live as long as naturally mated queens - IF the II procedure is carried out properly. Good pre and post II care is essential for good results.
    Best regards...
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    Re: Jesus agrees with Michael Palmer

    Well I am fluent in modern Greek and have a fair knowledge of ancient Greek - I'm lost with this discussion.
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    Re: Anyone know where I can get these?

    I can supply them from the manufacturer - PM if you are interested.
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    Re: Foundations plastic small cell

    Does anyone sell 5,1 plastic foundation?
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    Re: Badly made medium cyprus boxes.

    Hello,
    Not a spelling mistake as such. Improper word usage is more appropriate. If someone wants to search the forum about beekeeping in Cyprus, they will get results dealing with boxes that are...
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    Re: Badly made medium cyprus boxes.

    Just to make one point clear;) Cyprus is an island - I live there.
    You must be referring to cypress the tree? I think it is important that the correct names are used for the sake of future...
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    Re: Mediterranean Region - Flow of Nectar

    Hello from Cyprus,
    It rained this week for the first time since February, now we have very low temperatures (max of just 6C yesterday) and widespread snow!...
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    Re: Do beekeepers have common personality traits?

    My wife said that I'm antisocial. I told her that it's only with non-beekeepers.
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    Please note the following: Cyprus is an island in...

    Please note the following: Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean. It is where I live.
    If you are talking about trees and wood then it is CYPRESS!!!
    Best regards
    Norton.
  25. Thread: Queen Types

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    Aspera wrote: "and make no apologies about...

    Aspera wrote: "and make no apologies about calling the Buckfast a breed of Italian. It certainly is no futhers removed from pure Italian strains than Mraz, SMR, Starlines or Konas''.
    I wouldn't...
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