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    Re: Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    We use very isolated mating stations, out in the middle of the open moors, one on Dartmoor set up back in the 1920,s by Brother Adam, and another on Exmoor, virgin queens in these apairies will not...
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    Re: Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    Cannot speak for Jonathan, but i am sure, well 99.9% and a bit more sure, it is the whole reason i take them there.
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Sublimox, made in Italy, not cheap to buy, but very effective and well made.

    http://www.eng-service.com/api%20caratt%20sublim%20apfPLUS.htm
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    Re: Oxalic acid vapor vs Thymol

    Yes if you use a faster vaporizer, the one i use takes 25 seconds per treatment, continuous from one hive straight to the next, without the need to cool down, and no need to slide right into the...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    Quite a lot of syrup feeding needed to be done for the four way mating nucs on Dartmoor, it is not a good place for nectar collecting, there is one of this type of four in one feeders for every box,...
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Turns out more like the wax cell cups from the silicone moulds that Thornes sell.
    http://www.thorne.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=4464
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    Re: Small Scale VSH genetics and hybridization

    Depends on who is doing the inseminating, they can head full size colonies and be productive for three years, often superior to naturally mated queens.

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    Re: Hand fertilization, good read

    Some more threads on this subject.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?209348-Hand-Fertilization/page2
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  9. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    These also work very well, just cut the end off, bit expensive from this place though.

    http://www.amazon.com/1-5mL-Microcentrifuge-tubes-Natural-colors/dp/B0017UDKOU
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Out of interest, what are the imported weeds that are choking the prairie grasses to death, where did they come from, how did they get there?
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    Re: Small Cell Benefits

    Well, being as the cells are smaller, the queen does not have to walk so far to each cell...so maybe she gets the time to lay more eggs.:)
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    Re: Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    No, i just dropped Mike off to his hotel near there.
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    Re: Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Michael was also doing his own talks there.
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    You just quoted one.
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    If fed late they will use as needed, if fed early they take it down and store the same as they would honey or sugar syrup, some beekeepers only ever feed fondant, i did for eight years.

    So does...
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    Re: Oxalic vaporizer

    Have done this, and find on the double deep boxes it is more effective to treat from the top, although with the Sublimox the vapor comes out under pressure, it often does not reach right to the top,...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    The Sublimox takes only 25 seconds or less per hive, thermostatically controlled, continuous treatment, can be bought from Italy or France among other places. Very simple and could be easily made...
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    Re: Different Oxalic Acid Vaporizers

    The Sublimox from Italy, 25 seconds per hive continuous, good for treating a lot of hives.
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    As far as i know we are only allowed to import queens into the UK from within the EU, or from New Zealand, Australia or Argentina.
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Similar effects as in post eight.
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    Re: My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Yes, if he has any bees it would be good to see some recent photographs of Mike working his bees, maybe a you tube film or two.
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Perhaps we are all in the twilight zone.;)
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    Same here Michael, with the occasional one reaching five years.



    Much the same here, and some are brooding all through the winter as pollen is available all year round, if flying conditions are...
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    This may fit in on this thread.

    http://news.yorku.ca/2012/10/15/genetic-remix-key-to-evolution-of-bee-behaviour-york-university-research/
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    Re: Treating within a resistance raising system

    Yes, there is even a member on here that sells them, Juhani Lunden.
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