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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Thanks Tim!

    This package season has been a complete mess, however some suppliers seem to be making their orders in a timely fashion however they certainly are not the big boys. I was stressing...
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    Re: Your Beekeeping Philosophy

    Other then chemical free locally adapted bees, I think this quote by brother Adam fits my thinking.

    "Perfection in beekeeping is not found in a multiplicity of appliances, but in simplicity and...
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    Re: when will queenie begin laying eggs?

    I can tell you I had 2 dead outs in late January and they both had descent brood patches.
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    Re: splits for swarm prevention

    Timing of your splits will be critical when managing their swarming instinct. Getting the feel for the correct time will be something you will acquire over time.

    I pull enough frames for a five...
  5. Re: Virgin Queen Production with JZBZS wide base cups

    Check out Tim Tarheits site he has a nursery frame that holds capped queen cells. I used it last year with jzbz wide based cups. You could probably make it yourself.


    nursery frame...
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    Re: Feeding in the fall

    To be honest it may take you a few years to get a good feel for your area and how your flows work.

    It took me a few years to get my fall feeding regime down in SE PA. April through mid June is...
  7. Re: Breeding for a balance between production and nature

    :)
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    Re: Decisions,decisions.

    Go for it! Let us know how it works out.
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    Re: Starting out with different breeds

    I have different breeds, mutts, II queens all in the same yard, so yes you will be fine.

    Having them all in the same yard will also allow a fair comparison between the types. Placing them in...
  10. Re: Breeding for a balance between production and nature

    I'm not saying to retrace the past, but going forward shouldn't we attempt to have a balance between all things and not just go after the things that work best for humans. Maybe its not possible to...
  11. Re: Breeding for a balance between production and nature

    This makes the most sense to me and probably for the long term survival of bees. Humans are greedy and seem to forget about the traits that are most important to the bees survival instead selecting...
  12. Breeding for a balance between production and nature

    This is taken from the Emergency queen thread. Things got a little of topic so I started a new thread. It would be interesting to hear some of the beesource members thoughts.



    This is very...
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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    This makes the most sense to me and probably for the long term survival of bees. Humans are greedy and seem to forget about the traits that are most important to the bees survival instead selecting...
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    Re: Emergency Queens - does it matter?

    This is very interesting as I've been talking to some local beekeeping buddies about this for a long time. Taking swarming out of bees in very similar to what breeders have done to the cow, sheep or...
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    Re: Newbee question...installing nucs

    Not sure what you mean by "should be laying", but the queen should be laying long before you pick up the nuc. A good nuc should be pretty much biologically balanced with all stages of brood bees and...
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    Re: Newbee question...installing nucs

    If I were you I would transfer them directly into ten frame equipment when you pick up your bees. The less transfers the better IMO. Good nucleus colonies will be very strong if done right and need...
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    Re: How do you sideliners turn a profit?

    When people think about honey bees they automatically think honey=money. I look at honey as a byproduct, it is not a central part of my business. The real money seems to be in the bees themselves. ...
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    Re: Testing brood viability

    Worker bees take 21 days from an egg to emergence from the cell. Queens are 16 days and drones are 24.
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    Re: Entrance Reducers -- Problems in the Winter

    Exactly why you cannot just leave it opened year around. I leave my entrance reducers on year around. It helps keep robbing down and leaves one thing off my to do list in the fall. Even if the...
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    Re: Web Site

    This is what I use for creating and modifying my website http://www.coffeecup.com/html-editor/

    I would stay away from frontpage if I were you. I tried front page years ago but thought it was too...
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    Re: Todays Observation

    If they made it this far you have a good chance of getting to spring. When you say many spots what does that mean? Tens, hundreds, or thousands of spots? Some spotting is normal as the bees do...
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    Re: Any other young people on beesource?

    I started catching bees in miracle whip jars when I was about 6 years old. When I was 13 I received my first colony of bees and became a real beekeeper. At age 32 I have nearly 100 colonies and...
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    Re: swarming levels?

    Just a guess but I would suspect it means that when the hive reaches a population fo 100-120K they will swarm. This is the first time I have heard of people placing "swarming levels" on their...
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    Re: -15 tonight---Might test my girls!

    I just found two dead outs in one of my yards on Sunday. Both had some fairly large patches of capped brood, things got cold and they starved with honey right above them in the next box. One colony...
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    Re: -15 tonight---Might test my girls!

    You can also place your ear up to the box, but in -15F your ear may freeze to the box, lol! :)
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