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  1. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    Hello Masarin, as a Swede you propably know Erik Österlund, he is using small cells. He has to treat his bees.

    I use 5,3mm cells, and I don´t have to treat. Looks like there is something wrong...
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Very interesting and it surely helps to understand why there seems to be quite a high step to get tf beekeeping going. As I have written (3.7.2012) in my diary...
  3. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Answer to the thread question: because dropping is as efficient and much simpler and faster, does not need any equipment.

    I used dropping for many years and made some research of it too.
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    Re: Super mini beehive

    Apidea mating hive
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    Re: Black Larvae?

    I´m not misinformed, this the practise and fact in Finland, I cannot tell anything about the situation in your country.

    There has been massive use of all possible antibiotics in Finland, in fact...
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    Re: Black Larvae?

    The use of antibiotics is not allowed in Europe. In fact, in case of EFB it is found to be useless.

    It is absolutely no point of giving drugs against efb. Efb is caused by (early) summer...
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    Re: drone frame for varroa control

    I have to somewhat agree with Michael Bush. What he did not say, was that what he described is a part of a treatment free operation, which has been going on for a while. If you right now start and...
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    Re: Decaying Brood vs EFB

    I disagree. It is absolutely no point of giving drugs against efb. Efb is caused by early summer circumstances, when there is lots of brood and too few nurse bees to take care of them, plus shortage...
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    Re: Purvis Queens

    Good post Ryan, do you treat your bees for varroa?
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    Re: Purvis Queens

    Good to hear that their good breeding work is still alive in bees around US. Queens are like babies to a breeder. They make you immortal.

    I don´t know much about their operation, but I remember...
  11. Re: Increased Tolerance and Resistance to Virus Infections: A Possible Factor

    It has been clear for a long time that virus tolerance and resistance are one central part of varroa resistance.
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    Re: survival of individual colonies

    Good to hear ! It is amazing how sometimes the mitelevels go down from spring to autumn in normal colonies with laying queens. I got no explanations, what is happening. Would be interesting to know...
  13. Re: Bear sighted tonight - keep your fingers crossed

    Almost 150 hives destroyed in Finland so far.
    One big male had 3 of my hives for breakfast, some bears cannot be stopped by fences.11923

    Fences are payed by the state, battery is not included....
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    Re: beginner' luck

    Kefuss has Intermissa in his stock and it is famous to reduce breeding in midsummer. It is an acclimatization to desert drought.
    My stock (mixure of about everything which has survived) seem to be...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    What about the drone genetics (line) in Dartmore, is it in use this year?
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Norton, is that YOU, whom I have visited? (it is not allowed to call a person with a name unless he/she allows, that is the rule of the forum, I was told)
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    Re: Drone genetics

    But but, crossing over is taking place when the egg (which is to become a drone) is made. Queen is shuffling the deck between her maternal and paternal kromosomes. Correct me if I´m wrong.
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Depends on the isolation, or the saturation of drones in that area. If there are not much other bees, why wouldn´t it work. Raise a lof of drones.
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    Re: Drone genetics

    In meiosis (formation of egg cells and sperm) there is crossing over taking place, that makes each drone individual. But because the drone has only one haploid set of genes, he can make only one type...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    The drones of one particular queen are all diffrent, all have one haploid set of genes from the queen, and the queen only. But one drones sperm cells are all equal.
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Ok Joe,
    just came home, made some more mating hives, midsummer, temperature 10 C (=50F), rain and wind. And we got some snow couple days back. Old saying about the Finnish summer: Short but not...
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Now we are talking. So the whole phenomenon is argued, no studies in bees. Thanks!
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Wow, is that right :) tell me something new, Joe.
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    Re: Drone genetics

    Any studies, publications?
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    Re: Drone genetics

    I´m not sure imprinting is what Phoebee meant, I sure didn´t. I meant the formation of an egg, and the genes which come in it.
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