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    benefits and myths about SBB

    I lost contact with this Forum for quite a while. It is amazing how expanded it is now.
    So, hives on Screen Bottom Boards: are they any healthier, dryer, stronger? Are they ripening nectar...
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    Re: 2:1 sugar syrup-preventing fermentation

    EBay aré the risks of adding bleach to syrup fed to bees?
    I reas residual chlorine is gone after a few hours and so it should be safe.
    Effective Dosage of 3% bleach?
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    Re: vertical vs. horizontal movement

    Michael, I agree with your view. Let me ask how large your horizontal hives have grown, provided that you do insert empty bars to allow nest growth? Can one harvest as much honey from a...
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    Concentration of CERTAN

    Guatemala beekeepers face severe losses of stored combs to wax moth infestations. Most have given up storing comb, so they melt the combs after the last extraction. Costly, very costly!

    We are...
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    Re: Moth control with B.t

    Update on Bascillus thuringiensis in Guatemala:

    Our own experiment is now under way. This is how we designed it:

    Low concentration: 1 teaspoon Xentari per liter of water (= 3.785 teaspoons...
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    Re: Moth control with B.t

    Grant, you are the kind of guy I needed to talk to. Thanks for the receipe.
    One thing you didnt mention is haw many combs you spray with a gallon of the Xentari mixture. And, did you let them...
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    Moth control with B.t

    Certan used to be a very popular product. I have not heard of it lately. Does anyone know of its current status? I work for the ministry of Agriculture in Guatemala; it would be very convenient...
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    current status of B.t

    I am researching on biological control of wax moths; Certan (Bacillus thuringiensis spores) seems to be either banned or scarce. Does anyone know where to find it and whether it is approved for use...
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    Propolis trapping

    I know that making a profit from the bees is not everyone´s concern in this forum. However, making enough money from sales to cover expenses ought to be a goal.

    Two days ago I received a call...
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    Hive interior weather conditions

    Greetings from Guatemala. Wish you all a plentiful season!!

    Having read so many threads on ventilation, I designed ( adapted, rather) a screen bottom board and inner cover that are cheap to...
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    All the instructions so far are very clear cut. ...

    All the instructions so far are very clear cut. I don´t see how starter strips can not provide a true guide. I tried starter strips only once, and all I got was beautiful, straight drone comb. So,...
  12. Thread: George Imirie

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    I can´t believe George is gone!! People like him...

    I can´t believe George is gone!! People like him should be granted special permission to live and teach a lot longer.
    For me, George´s Pink Pages are a strong guide and inspiration. I teach and...
  13. Thread: Dr. Eva Crane

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    What a loss to the bee community! The IBRA under...

    What a loss to the bee community! The IBRA under Eva Crane certainly has contributed very significantly to the knowledge and diffuson of bee information.

    Rest in peace Dr. Crane, and thank you...
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    Even if CCD was linked to any genetic...

    Even if CCD was linked to any genetic characteristic, that would not make it contagious. Passing something on to the next generation is not the same as passing it on to your current mates.
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    I´d like to add aluminum and copper... specially...

    I´d like to add aluminum and copper... specially copper: some honey handling equipments have copper coils that either go int the honey or else honey flows through them. Is that OK according to up to...
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    After the new queen is successfully introduced...

    After the new queen is successfully introduced into the nuc, blending those frames back into the original hive using newspaper still wont guarantee that the the new queen " supersedes" the old one....
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    Fungus against varroa

    This story comes from "In the News", right here on Beesource.
    I am extremely surprised to see the researchers apparently targeted only at mite killing, and no data is offered as to fungus residue...
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    Liquifying honey

    Buckets and other 5 gl containers with cristallized honey. Hot water bath too slow and hard on wall contacting honey while cold on the nucleus. Any suggestions on how to handle these containers...
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    I know, I know Geo energy lines are not an exact...

    I know, I know Geo energy lines are not an exact science... so far. Neither is checkerboarding or top entrances or 1:1 syrup, or drowsing for underground water !!! I am not asking or endorsing for...
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    Jim, I do admire your tremendous ability to...

    Jim, I do admire your tremendous ability to analyze things, gather data and make reference to whatever may be relevant to the topic on the table. However, I see no need to dismantle a theory that...
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    Navigation distorted and robber bees

    If Earth´s energy grid is in some way adjusting, or moving, or whatever it is doing, can this create severe interference with bees´sense of navigation? One of CCD´s symptoms is the loss of adult...
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    earth magnetism and bees

    I write from Guatemala. Searching all kinds of topics on bees, I came across some very interesting articles and forum posts from Argentinian beekeepers. The topics are Earth Magnetism, Hartman and...
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    CCd task force

    Please visit web site under MAAREC. They have established an impressive task force to come up with answers on CCD. Not only beekeepers but also pollination-assited growers are very much worried and...
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    With so much fuzz being said about large areage...

    With so much fuzz being said about large areage being planted to corn, has anyone thought of going commercial at pollen harvesting? If relocating means a lot of expense and logistics, I suspect...
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    Would anyone reading this know of really serious...

    Would anyone reading this know of really serious updates on propolis use?
    I don´t want to rely on beekeepers` wonder stories, although I do respect and share (not from experience but from...
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