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    Re: more tf mite counts

    I remember a lot of talk and writings about bees biting mites and their legs, 10-15 years ago. Some bee breeders used microscopes to study debris from hive bottoms and counted percentages of damaged...
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    Re: Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Really, after first weeks and initial mating, as JRG13 doubted?

    Do you have any studies to link?

    Insemination becomes trickier.
  3. Re: Evaluating Queens - How long before you know?

    As I said in post 6, length of generation time ( two years, one year, one month) is one factor in making progress in breeding. But do you do any evaluations when doing 3 generations in one summer?
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    Bernhard, kannst du übersezsen, eilig...
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    Bei mir hat Thymol total seine Wirkung verloren da ich es seit etwa 20 Jahre, im Dauerbelass, verwendet habe.
    Der Varroabefall lag etwa in...
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    Re: Apivar: low results

    There is just now a lot of on going discussion among the European Buckfast beebreeders, that thymol and possibly also formic acid have lost their efficiency, at least partly.
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    Re: Benefits of Queen Wing Clipping?

    You mean because she cannot fly?

    By the look of the picture you clip more than I do, I take of half of that amount. But my quees fly after clipping, and that can be a nuisance when handling the...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    He writes:

    "In einem normalen Sommer versorgen sich diese Zuchtvölkchen auf vier Halbrahmen selbst, Wintervorräte eingeschlossen"

    in Englisch:" In normal years, these units with four...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    Well said.
    But,
    In which book he says that he fed nucs?
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    Ok, queen rearing might be the exception. Otherwise you do not find any hints that he used or recommended stimulative feeding.
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    I only have the original German version of "Meine Betriebsweise", so I have to translate:
    " Today we feed our hives only when it is absolutely necessary. I feed bees very unwillingly. Feeding in...
  11. Re: Evaluating Queens - How long before you know?

    Drones of an open mated queens can be "pure". That is why F1 freemated daughters of on II queen are used for drone production.

    About the uncertainty, as Prof. Dr. J.P. Praagh put it in the last...
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    When I got my first breeder queens from reputable buckfast breeders, it really was an eye opener for me. Before that I had difficulties, getting mixed results, good hives and lots of weak hives,...
  13. Re: Evaluating Queens - How long before you know?

    If you believe you are good at making evaluations, take grafts from 1 year old. It makes breeding go faster. Length of the generations is one of the key factors in breeding progress.

    Of course...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    I´m very eager to know in which book Brother Adam says so? Pretty sure he doesn't.
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Nicot cups reform somewhat with boiling water, especially the cups, little brown ones, do not fit any more.

    In laundry machine I set the machine in 158F (70C).
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    Re: Varroa Resistant Queens - Europe

    http://perso.fundp.ac.be/~jvandyck/homage/elver/index.html

    Click on the map of the country you wish to see

    Click to see what material the breeder is using, only some use VSH

    VSH breeder...
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    Are you sure the virgins you took from hive were of the same age as from the incubator?
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    Once in a BeeNova -cource, supervised by Professor Bernd Grünewald, who has been studying the cellular basics of bees memory, we tried and somewhat succeeded in just couple of hours to teach bees....
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    We have saved old laundry machines for working clothes. I would not dream of putting them into the one wife is using...
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Wash them in a washing machine (laundry) with dishwasher cleaner (less perfumes). Some small dots remain, but bees take them like new.
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    Re: Top Feeder

    Feed bees weeks before first night frosts with a top feeder. Give them as much as they take. Save money and work. Use 60% sugar solution, less work for bees too. It can even be made into cold water...
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    Re: VSH bees and hybridization

    As a conclusion I would say, that if Bob Danka
    a) has it right, then the genes affecting VSH are not recessive, but additive
    b) has it wrong, and the genes are recessive, but then there must be...
  23. Re: At what climate zone should one wrap their hives

    Brother Adam made a study. He wrapped hives in pallets of 4, wrapped them heavily according to the way it was described by Dr. Philipp and G. Demuth in the American Beekeeping magazines at that time,...
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    Re: VSH bees and hybridization

    Here is what Bob Danka writes about VSH genes and their effects, from http://vshbreeders.org/forum/archive/index.php?thread-154.html, 1.30.2013

    "Let me add to and modify some of the information...
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    Re: VSH bees and hybridization

    Ok thanks for clearing, I was talking theoretically.
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