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    I think your decision would depend on the...

    I think your decision would depend on the quantity of workers present.

    If you only have drones, they aren't going to be of much benefit unless you plan on queen rearing. A certain quantity is...
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    [to quote Bee-L: the latest study in Europe...

    [to quote Bee-L:

    the latest study in Europe that I am aware of and a part of finds that the PH of the honey bee changes with Nosema. We have tested with NOZEVIT and found that it corrects the PH...
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    [...allow the virus to dissapate...] The only...

    [...allow the virus to dissapate...]

    The only reasonable hope is to out pace the disease with an emergence of healthy bees while building their immunity and reducing their stress. The catch...
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    M. Bush: You have a brand new member with...

    M. Bush:

    You have a brand new member with three (3) posts that asks a question.
    In reply you throw a bunch of links and bunch of bacteria names.

    You explain none of the links nor the...
  5. Thread: Nosema

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    Yeah, I think I'd be looking for what hive that...

    Yeah, I think I'd be looking for what hive that bee came from....

    Very cool picture.
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    [Now not a day goes by that I don't ingest some...

    [Now not a day goes by that I don't ingest some form of live cultured food...most of it I culture myself.]

    Geeze....Sounds like you are ready to open a GNC for bees?

    Perhaps I can open a...
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    [...unfortunately the only one specifically...

    [...unfortunately the only one specifically mentioned.]

    Probably FORTUNATELY!

    Seems MAN reads one article and implies he has to tinker with it to make things BETTER. But nature is a BALANCE...
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    [Queen excluders cause the bees to become pollen...

    [Queen excluders cause the bees to become pollen and honey bound meaning that they pack the area where the brood nest should be with honey and pollen. ]

    This sounds more like a frame/super...
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    [...do you have some basis for that statement?...

    [...do you have some basis for that statement? Research? Just curious as I've heard some beekeepers who seem to think Vinegar in feed was quite helpful and vinegar to clean the frames also.]
    ...
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    [I do not believe you had nosema because of the...

    [I do not believe you had nosema because of the robbing.]

    This statement is incorrect.

    Bees will rob Nosema hives.

    [ If you want to fumigate you'll need Galcial acetic acid, not vinegar.]...
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    Someone is jerking your chain. I have not...

    Someone is jerking your chain.

    I have not received such an e-mail and server is working fine.
  12. [...would you like the amino acid profile?] If...

    [...would you like the amino acid profile?]

    If you have it handy please feel free to pass it on.
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    Next time consider putting a "quick title" on...

    Next time consider putting a "quick title" on your post that defines your subject matter.

    It's just courtesy to keep everyone (even those to which the topic doesn't apply) from needing to open...
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    While I like MountainCamp's idea of putting sugar...

    While I like MountainCamp's idea of putting sugar on paper over the top bars, I have had some hives that will not take it. His idea is easy, but the hives have to like it.

    I thought it was because...
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    I frequently reference beekeeping for being like...

    I frequently reference beekeeping for being like religion...

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    There is GOD (if you believe - if not, go do something else and leave this post a lone)
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    There is the Preacher... ...
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    Poll: [ You could check your bees to see if they have a...

    [ You could check your bees to see if they have a nosema spore problem first ...]

    Boy that just sounds like work and the responsible thing to do, don't expect that to materialize with this crowd -...
  17. applebwoi- What they are meaning is that by...

    applebwoi-

    What they are meaning is that by doing the cut down you will be creating a situation for the bees to create emergency cells, not swarm cells.

    This means the bees took the oldest of...
  18. Super mating - Flight Distances

    I might point out that if you are bringing in "breeder queens" the best way to assure diversity is to make sure if they are being instrumentally inseminated, that that are being "super mated". This...
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    [Odds are if the honey didn't get a lot darker...

    [Odds are if the honey didn't get a lot darker it's probably not affected a lot.]

    That's a blind assumption.
    Something that I'd expect a rooky to say.
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    [How hot is too hot for honey before you ruin the...

    [How hot is too hot for honey before you ruin the flavor?]

    Let me ask you a question,

    What is it that makes honey have a flavor?

    Answer that and you will understand better what and how...
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    Soon that will read "beesource.com. I am...

    Soon that will read

    "beesource.com. I am addicted to gripe."

    Stick around long enough and listen to everyone complain like the world is ending long enough, it becomes enough to piss off the...
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    Good Topic... [Studies have clearly shown that...

    Good Topic...

    [Studies have clearly shown that bees prefer a certain hive volume...]

    And I am speaking of honeybees generically, I understand AHB will choose smaller cavities because they don't...
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    [Hive volume in ferals are much smaller than...

    [Hive volume in ferals are much smaller than managed colonies, and perhaps lack of other beekeeper swarm management]

    From personal observation, I agree with these points.
    A feral colony in a...
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    1. Do we have an obligation to see to it that all...

    1. Do we have an obligation to see to it that all ferals get treated?

    2. There needs to be a "mite pressure" to retain resistance.

    3. The fewer mites you have the healthier you hive is likely...
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    [Trevor, I love it :).] Ditto!! Now you...

    [Trevor, I love it :).]

    Ditto!!

    Now you just need a swivel/pivot to flip the clamp upside down to pop the staples in the underside.
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