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    Re: swarm control methods

    Exactly so.



    And there is a decline in bees later, which cuts back honey production later, too.
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    Re: Berhard- Does this look familiar?

    Yes, that's the way. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    My work pace is hundred hives per day and I am working on my own. I don't cut cells all season. With buckfast bees you don't need to. You cut them two times, after that swarming is stopped. If not,...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    I pull a center frame for a quick check. If I see signs for swarm tendencies (wet pollen and so) I go through frame by frame. Since the wing of the queen is clipped, I have a backup in case I missed...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    I simply don't understand the contradiction?

    You can stop swarming by giving open brood. So you can, but don't have to. My basic rule of thumb is: Do not fiddle with the broodnest after the...
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    Re: Late supersedure: what solutions?

    For the full paper see the PDF: http://www.nev.nl/pages/publicaties/proceedings/nummers/15/29-33.pdf

    Found supersedure cells as late as October this autumn. Requeen with a good queen or combine...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    This is how some breeders rate the swarm-eagerness in hives: (from worst to best marks)

    - Hive swarmed (1 point)
    - Queen cup with egg (several interventions were necessary to control swarming) (2...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    Translation of the explanations by Paul Jungels (Belgium), who pretty much is setting standards in Buckfast breeding in Europe.

    4) "Swarm unwillingness"

    Explanations

    In addition to amount...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    It is not so difficult as it appears to be. You look for swarm cells and fresh brood. If you find swarm cells, you break them the first time. Next time you look again for swarm cells and fresh brood....
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    Really.

    And the good thing is, even in flight they continue to drop eggs. So you just follow the line of eggs to find the swarm at the end of the track. :thumbsup:

    On the more serious side,...
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    Re: Learn the song: "I Did it My Wayyyyyyyyy"!!

    That is the good thing on Buckfast bees - they don't shut down egg laying when preparing for swarming. (Unlike Carnica.)

    We don't have late flows here, neither summer nor autumn flow. So...
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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    A great book and bible to all who want to know everthing about natural bee nests: (scientific studies, collection)

    Honeybee Nests: Composition, Structure, Function
    H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk and...
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    Re: Assistance in Identification

    Certainly not a true dark bee. Dark bees have roundish butts and no yellowish bands.

    Compare:
    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/29_6_2014/a2.jpg

    http://www.immenfreunde.de/pics/29_6_2014/a8.jpg
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    Oldtimer, did you buy the whole set or just the central device? I ordered the middle piece that receives the oxalic acid. Will buy another heat gun.

    On one picture the assembled device is shown...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    It is better to dribble oxalic acid on packages. Very effective!
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    How's your vaporizer doing, Oldtimer? Did you knock the mites down sufficiently, how do the hives look, ... an update would be nice. I am thinking to get a better vaporizer. Those I have right now...
  17. Re: Scientists accused of plotting to get pesticides banned

    I heared that someone said that someone leaked something of someone....?!

    If you are dealing with people in a billion dollar business, you better don't be naive.
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    I was pondering if one could spray a queen mandibular pheromon mixed with the foot gland substance onto the bottom of the combs. So basicly you tilt the box, chase the bees up a bit and spray the...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    It has been found - and I can confirm it -, that in case you add open brood to the swarmy hive, it'll stop swarm preparations. Lots of hungry larvae seem to release a trigger for brood feeding. So...
  20. Re: Dadant, First Lessons (Italianizing an Apiary)

    Same clear choice for Buckfast bees, the next level. (Disclaimer: if you get a good bred buckfast. Nowadays people sell bees under the label Carnica or Buckfast, but none of it inside.)

    I call...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    Citation:
    During the swarming season a relationship was established between the free volume of a hive (population density) and the number of queen cups constructed: 1.5 cups in a colony that...
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    Translation of the above.
  23. Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Another try: http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/frontdoor/index/index/docId/4279

    Please click on the PDF on the right side: Dokument_1.pdf

    I found this work pretty interesting and it has...
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    A friend of mine listens to the stories patiently right to the end. When the storyteller finishes he just asks him, if he can buy a ton of honey of him. For a premium price, of course.

    Most can't...
  25. Re: Philippine beekeeping with native bees

    Thanks for sharing! You might be interested in this research paper on stingless bees and their resins: http://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/frontdoor/deliver/index/docId/4279/file/
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