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    I must have seen about 60 English queens and 11...

    I must have seen about 60 English queens and 11 Foriegn. The only one I could term yellow was a New Zealand 'Italian'She felt really gentle, but was really more tawny gold than yellow. Mostly my...
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    New site www.bees4kids.org.uk...

    New site
    www.bees4kids.org.uk

    Have fun!
    John
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    Any comments from readers so far? I will continue...

    Any comments from readers so far? I will continue in a few days.

    Regards:

    Dee[/B][/QUOTE]

    Thank you Dee...keep it coming!

    John Sewell
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    Meanwhile I still have notes in sheet form (I do...

    Meanwhile I still have notes in sheet form (I do both). this is based on Ted Hooper's system described in 'Guide to Bees and Honey. A version of it can be found at the Galtee Bee Breeding Group site...
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    What does it mean? Notes? Dee[/B] ...

    What does it mean? Notes?

    Dee[/B][/QUOTE]

    Scale...I think, often wondered what you did with hundreds of colonies, suspected what you're saying. Which is good if you're experienced and confident...
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    Don't let them put you off Alice, but bee aware...

    Don't let them put you off Alice, but bee aware that multiple stings are no joke. Very few people have died of stinging...but it is a serious concern. That said you can hive them if they're a swarm...
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    I'm in Reading England, and am fairly new to...

    I'm in Reading England, and am fairly new to this. I am using Nationals...they're definately the most common hive here. I'm using Double broods, with intention to split colonies for heather and...
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    IBRA, ibra@cardiff.ac.uk have a range of child...

    IBRA,
    ibra@cardiff.ac.uk
    have a range of child orientated posters. They have a website too. The BBKA, also online, have an education folder with worksheets and stuff too. Good luck.
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    Having fought cancer over the last 4 years I...

    Having fought cancer over the last 4 years I don't like using chemicals period. Is this really needed. I don't have a large freezer, but could put a couple of supers at a time in the freezer for a...
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    Mmmm, This is a bit worrying. How many people...

    Mmmm,
    This is a bit worrying. How many people are checking this to find a good way to keep records. 'cos theirs are just like mine now? Cards on the table guys! Is it rubbish? Have y'all been...
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    Thanks Barry, I just noticed you been Moderating...

    Thanks Barry,
    I just noticed you been Moderating here since Dec '99. Happy Birthday! and thanks again.
    John
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    Originally posted by Dee A. Lusby: Man...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Dee A. Lusby:
    Man has kept a relationship with bees for centuries and yet only in this past one have we tried to redesign them to our will, ...... I hope I have been of...
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    Originally posted by Don: [B]Was just...

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Don:
    [B]Was just curious about what people thought were the critical features to a successful bee-vac design.

    A SHORT HOSE! The ladies getting sucked accelerate like...
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    My notes for my first 2 years beekeeping are a...

    My notes for my first 2 years beekeeping are a mess. An interesting mess, with lots of info, but...Any ideas of minimum notes for medium sized enterprise? I'll want to track and breed from my stocks,...
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    This post has been moved to topic heading "Natural Cell Size Questions", to be more in line with subject matter of questions posted.

    Sincerely,

    Dee A. Lusby

    [This message has been edited by...
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    This is re the older story Barry posted, I must...

    This is re the older story Barry posted, I must read it again, but recall a grower not spraying fruit until he thought it was absolutely necessary, and finding it never became necessary. Not so with...
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    I think that most commercial (I call that 40...

    I think that most commercial (I call that 40 hives or more, due to UK insurance division here) beekeepers will be unlikely to put all their eggs in one basket, even with my few colonies I'm going to...
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    Hiya Gene, John Speaking, welcome to bees! I'm...

    Hiya Gene,
    John Speaking, welcome to bees! I'm only in year 2, and my advice is get as many colonies as you can even if only for a year or 2, you can always combine them and the gear will be...
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    Dee said: "The best long term solution will...

    Dee said:


    "The best long term solution will be to do what is natural, forget the artificial treatments not natural to a colony and let the bees overcome their own problem, by giving them the...
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    Journal of Economic Entomology, volume 84, Number...

    Journal of Economic Entomology, volume 84, Number 4, August 1991, published by the Entomological Society of America, paper titled:Effect of Fenvalerate on Control of European Red Mite (Acari:...
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    Good to know God gets it right sometimes...maybe...

    Good to know God gets it right sometimes...maybe it's directly linked to the fervour of prayer?

    Do not ever worry about sounding stupid...it's when you think you sound clever that it's time to...
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    Hi Juan... What I am trying to ask in my wee...

    Hi Juan...

    What I am trying to ask in my wee small voice is if 1000 good bees keep their infestation under control by spitting out mites, and 1000 badbees don't get rid of their mites are we going...
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    Hiya Dee, You're gonna wish you could groom me...

    Hiya Dee,
    You're gonna wish you could groom me off in a while I'm sure! April 4 1992 is claimed to be the first day a varroa mite was discovered in England. Other mites are documented prior to this....
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    ...I used it then and found out that I did have...

    ...I used it then and found out that I did have varroa en masse , much to my surprise...

    I think I'm correct in saying Dee thinks these mites have always been around. Only now our bees are dying...
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    Hiya Forrest, What sort of cat do you sail? I...

    Hiya Forrest,
    What sort of cat do you sail? I believe we need a lot less chemicals in our lives, the problem is I love the gadgets...PC's being a case in point! They wouldn't be here without those...
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