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    Re: Honey price in your area

    ...if that were leveled at me, I'd argue that 'they' are not competitors. One is helping the other learn the craft, and they help each other with labor....both without monetary compensation.
  2. Re: Confounding Fall Inspection. Just when I think I'm getting the hang of things...

    I disagree with the advice to add a frame of eggs (unless you are thinking the queen cells are not viable and that they are hopelessly queenless.

    Eggs are 'cheap', but requres a lot of resources...
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    Re: What to do with the honey?

    ...But it makes some sense to try and make a profit from the outset..at least for the first few years. That way, you can legitimately (and honestly) deduct your startup costs (bees, woodenware,...
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    Re: Honey price in your area

    Instead of an agreement to keep the price low, I'd suggest a friendly competition to see who can get the highest price.
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    Re: What to do with the honey?

    Yes, but it should be made clear here that 'hobbyist' doesn't mean that you don't have to declare the income.

    ...and if you are charging money for anything, your homeowners policy will consider...
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    Re: Alsike clover

    Maybe Mike Palmer will chime in here.

    I remember him telling me about a bee location he had where there were horses. After a few years the horses were sick/dying (I can't remember exactly....I...
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    Re: What to do with the honey?

    ...nor the health department, the IRS, or (probably the most important....as it can mean big money consequences for $10 in sales) your homeowners insurance.

    If you rely on your homeowners...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Beekeepers, environmentalists question EPA’s commitment to saving bees

    https://shar.es/1vrTQX

    FOIA request probes pesticide industry influenceWASHINGTON, D.C. — Friends of the Earth submitted a...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    I think you will want to vary the duty cycle of a pulse width rather than reduce the voltage...pulse width modulation (PWM).

    you need a little bit of electronics...probably easy to use an Arduino...
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    Yes.....I seem to remember that one of my addresses didn't make it through and I had to use a different one.
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    ...so it isn't about a free dinner...it's that out of principle no one should listen to a presentation if it's d9ne by Bayer?

    At WAS last year, Bayer had a rep from the Canadian bee research...
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    .....and what kind of cop is the activist or beekeeper (or British MP) who uses such a study (that you classify as 'garbage') to support their position?

    Ignorant cop? Gullible cop? Wishful...
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    Bernhard, I share many of your concerns....and also find myself at odds with various interests....which can be interesting, and expensive (a lawsuit can be filed without a lawyer and for minimal...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    Thanks Mike.

    Yes to all (although some have entrances front and back...makes inspections more interesting). Apologies that this really isn't the proper thread....the question was on my mind and...
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    The grease patties with oxytet (extender patties) are widely believed to be responsible for the hastening of oxytet resistant AFB.

    My recolection of the label for oxytet (for bees) is that is is...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    Mike, I have some nucs I'm planning to overwinter on my 3rd floor porch.

    What I'm wondering is if (in your experience) it would be better to push them into clusters of 2 (so that both clusters can...
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    Harley, I've heard both claimed...and that AHB sperm selects itself. I'm not sure exactly how the sperm is selected over time.

    But a shotgun pattern needs more data to diagnose. Diploid drones...
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    That's a good question...the answer is a little c9mplicated.

    The way this really works is if at the csd loci, the zygote (baby larva) is heterozygous (2 different versions of the csd on the two...
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    Re: Let's make a better vaporizer

    Well, ever boil water for pasta?
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    When both chromosomes have the same version of the csd gene, the result is a diploid drone.

    If the egg is unfertilized, then it is drone with only 1 set of chromosomes.

    If there is a different...
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    Re: Let's make a better vaporizer

    The high end vaporizers 'the kids are using these days' use a thermostatically controlled heated air.

    This is stoner science, not rocket science.

    You need to balance (via engineering or trial...
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    Not exactly.

    The 'inbred workers' are not workers, not female. They are diploid drones. When nurse bees remove them as hours old larvae, that is the shotgun brood pattern.

    Don't confuse...
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    As far as my understanding goes, that makes no sense....every cell in the drone is haploid.

    I can imagine that there might be some doubling up of chromosomes as part of the sperm production...
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    Re: Babies/toddlers and honey

    This is a great example. That quote above states clearly that in the study reference, botulism was ONLY found in soil and honey....it mentions household dust was tested, but since the claim is that...
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    Re: Why aren't Drones clones?

    The way I see it, it is either _still_ Monday.....or it is going to be a long week. :)
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