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    Re: Urban Beekeeper From Turkey

    Hi Ferdi,
    Merhaba,

    I'm from Turkey as well, living in Istanbul For more than a year or so I'm a member of the Forum; here is a very nice lace for sure. I don't have hives at the moment. Urban...
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    Re: Hello From Greece

    Hi dear neighbour!

    A warm welcome from Turkey.
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    Re: Smart Phone Questions

    For the operating system, if there's not a habit/trap/compatibility issue forcing you to use something else, in my opinion, Android would be the best choice. It has almost all the advantages of Free...
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    Re: Hello from Holland

    Welkom op onze forum! :)
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    Re: Need to spray pasture?!?!? HELP

    If the rocky nature of the field makes it impossible to make proper height adjustment, you may think about using a string trimmer. On the linked page, Wikipedia starts as: "A string trimmer, also...
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    Re: are bearding bees lazy?

    2211Might be somewhat related with this or this or this.:rolleyes:
  7. Re: Just a stupid question Do bee's polinate dogwood trees?

    Not a stupid question at all, to the extent that there's a graduation thesis inspired by a similar questions in mind.

    Searching against "honey" in the thesis gives these results:

    * Lacking any...
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    Re: Honey Bee Counter

    Nice move! :applause:

    There are very few impementations of the recent IT technologies for beekeeping, as far as I can see. I believe that electronic/computer-related monitoring tools of various...
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    Re: Need to spray pasture?!?!? HELP

    Not only for the bees but also for the poor horses, they are not good.



    It's very hard to discuss all the aspects of the case here. Very briefly, some means other than poisoning the field:
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    Re: help! 1 month old hive in attic

    1. Maybe a huge amount.
    2. You shouldn't. You should get help from a beekeeper experienced in removal.
    3. You shouldn't. You should get help from a beekeeper experienced in removal.
  11. Re: Close-ups of comb - newly built from recent cut-out (Will they survive?)

    Most probably he can't find the queen because she doesn't exist. He can't create her by looking more.
  12. Thread: Reverse?

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    Re: Reverse?

    Its not always easy and necassary to tell/decide how much space you need for brood. The more the better, but its up to the bees. As a rule, while brrod/queen is at the bottom with no more free space...
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    Re: Reverse?

    Maybe they will shift, but what benefit are you trying to get? At the moment you have brood at the bottom, then honey on top of it and you'll add an empty box to be filled with honey. In short, it...
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    Re: New Queen Question

    First of all, Ross' advice is an option for sure, but this is some other decision to make and while that way while the hive in question will get stronger in terms of foragers, the other hive will get...
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    Re: Book Review: ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

    I'm still reading the 1910 edition.:eek: A kind of Seven Sleepers case! JYawn is 70 years ahead of me.:o

    By the way, it's very nice of JYawn's wife to order such a book for him, whatever edition...
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    Re: New Queen Question

    Hi Eric,



    Sorry to hear that.



    How long has it been now? Things may go worse if you wait long in such cases. (Just naming "laying worker" situation.) Anyway...
  17. Re: Supersedure in 3 week old hive, questions.

    You might consider to read 270655
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    Re: Bees ejecting queen

    I realized a post quoting the "Queen Cramps" section from the book.
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    Re: Strange behavior

    Sounds that the conditions are almost the same and the hives are appereantly not evrheated because of direct sunlight. So, I can't say anything more. Maybe some adjustments for ventilation......
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    Re: queen introduction

    It sounds to be the best choice. Good luck!
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    Re: Over-winter in a green house.

    There's a related discussion on this thread.
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    Re: Bees ejecting queen

    Why do you think that way? Lets say you had an initial queen, and lets call her Q1, and a new queen hatched, lets call her Q2. Q1 left the hive with the swarm on 6th of June and Q2 stayed in. And...
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    Re: Bees ejecting queen

    Your way of documenting the case is excellent!:applause:

    I personally have no knowledge on such a situation but what you wrote reminded me a recent thread. You might want to check it as well.
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    Re: queen introduction

    Bees can requeen even if you are on an isolated island with no other hives within 6 miles. And in this example they are indeed trying to do so by producing queen cells.



    If we are OK with a...
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    Re: queen introduction

    As a starting point this thread might be useful.

    As far as I can get, under any condition, get rid of the existing queen and the queen cells; then, basically you may prefer,

    1) To introduce...
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