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    Re: Nectar versus sugar syrup

    As a beekeeper I let the results dictate the effects. simple as that. I have no concern as to the how or why of the outcome. You can have all the debate about micro analysis you want. that is fine....
  2. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    I don't tend to listen to opinions of those that have never tried it. Simple as that. Opinions without experience is called antagonism. I don't consider you comments to be constructive. I consider...
  3. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    What time difference are you seeing? If you have 100 frames and 100 sheets of foundation. It will take exactly the same amount of time to place foundation in those frames regardless of weather they...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    No problem Cajun, To maybe make it a bit simpler Mike promotes allowing the environment to make all the selections. This results is selections as inconsistent and ever changing as the weather.

    In...
  5. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    So are you saying fungus is not Parasitic? News to me.
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    There I fixted it. Thanks Graham for pointing it out. By the way now that everyone is confused my original post did credit squarepeg for the quote not Mark (sqkcrk). Who I seem determined to credit...
  7. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    Dang! how did I do that. And wasn't even trying. Actually I do have some idea. Sorry Mark, it was not intentional.
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    Thank You very much. This is a good case to point out. Be careful about what you think you understand when in truth you really don't understand. I may not know enough to make complete since of that...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    The reduction of environmental influence when making selections is so that you are selecting for genetic traits not environmentally altered or suppressed traits. At one extreme environment can kill...
  10. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Both, I have hired help on a part time as needed basis. but they are good friends as well and work cheap. They are also in this as joint owners eventually. so they are working for themselves as much...
  11. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    They don't return as far as I can tell. We do not tend to look for them after introducing them So I cannot be certain they survive even long enough to take flights. we do watch for signs they are...
  12. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Expired hard candy or overstock of halloween candy is one I have heard about. I have also wondered if crushed fruit woudl work. I have heard about bees going after grapes and other fruit that has...
  13. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    1. The cost and/or time & effort to keep up with equipment
    Disipline in how cash is handled. every dime must go toward the goal. no room for wasted purchasing. As wellas dual developpemtn of my...
  14. Re: What's your strategy for growing your apiaries?

    Good question. it is what I spent my entire season on. My goal was to increase 20 fold in a single season and produce queens nucs or honey to pay for it all. This woudl require not only producing 20...
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    Re: Swarmed Hive- When does it recover?

    The hive left without a queen can take some time to get a new laying queen. Hives often swarm when the cells are capped. So it is still as much as 8 days before a virgin even emerges. It will then...
  16. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    I am not so certain that bees existed at teh dawn of time. I suspect they came along some time after that. Sorry just has to say that.

    I am not sure I know of anyone personally that has ever set...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    To many points in a single conversation.

    Turn over is a common phrase to describe death rate.

    A trait is not necessarily a genetic trait. Environment is the cause of far more traits then...
  18. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    So bees don't do the same thing to sugar water to make it honey as they do nectar? I give my bees sugar water when they do not have enough honey. I have seen it stored in cells. At least I am fairly...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    On the issue of the thread. how many colonies are feral in comparison to kept hives.

    Over a year ago I had 4 colonies. that spring we captured 13 swarms and passed on the opportunity for 3 more....
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Where cavities are normally small (middle aged woodland for example) bees will swarm a lot as they run out of space. This faster than normal turnover will speed natural selection, allowing mite...
  21. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    So am I reading this right. they are saying something that does not trigger the Immune system is a bad thing?

    I would like to see the analysis of honey made from nectar compared to honey made from...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    You changed the subject from traditional breeding best to the best to make this argument. I am certain your bees are not a genetic exception. I am also certain you cannot possibly achieve anything...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Traditional methods of breeding in agriculture, breeding the best to the best, have proven unsuccessful in bees. What would you suggest as an alternative? With the goal being the same as traditional...
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    Re: comb production

    I agree that swarms draw comb better than anything I have seen. What I am not convinced of is that swarm conditions are recreated by splitting. I do not see the same comb drawing in splits as I do...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    1. That is his opinion and he is welcome to it. I don't necessarily agree. but if pressed on the issue could he actually give evidence it is accurate? I tend to believe that in order to breed any...
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