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  1. Re: 3 weeks after catching a swarm... less population, high food stores... QueenRite?

    It will be less than that. 10 to 11 days after the egg is laid they will be capped and pupated (still white eyed), so you can ID if they will be drone or worker. By that time if the queen is normal...
  2. Re: 3 weeks after catching a swarm... less population, high food stores... QueenRite?

    If it turns out to be a drone laying queen you must either find and kill it before doing a combine, or shake them out at least several yards away from the nearest hive so she cannot walk into a hive...
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    Thanks Blue Sky, it was me who ordered the Jenter kits to New Zealand last week and after my email you reprogramed your system within 24 hours to allow me to place the order, which you then...
  4. Re: 3 weeks after catching a swarm... less population, high food stores... QueenRite?

    Hmm, confusing. Those eggs are like they have been laid by a queen, not laying workers.

    So there are several possibilities. There are laying workers, or there is a drone laying queen, or the only...
  5. Re: 3 weeks after catching a swarm... less population, high food stores... QueenRite?

    Good photos.

    Although I didn't see any eggs the rest of the brood looks typical of a queenless hive with laying workers. Don't be fooled by the queen cells they have drone larvae in them and will...
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/waspwing/queen%20breeding/bank%20cage%204_zpssorgqnlt.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/waspwing/queen%20breeding/bank%20cage%203_zpsdhwqc0kn.jpg
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    Re: foundationless deep?

    I use deeps and wire them all. Here's a pic of a comb partially built, long as the hive is level they aim the comb at the wire and have the wire running exactly through the middle of the foundation,...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    I think the idea was that the box of sections with foundation was put on top, and under that the foundationless brood nest. The swarm would immediately draw the foundation and start filling the...
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    Re: Bad Reaction to Honey (Dizziness)

    Some honey can have a narcotic effect. I have experienced this once from a batch of honey that was mostly penny royal, although other penny royal did not have the effect so not sure what was the...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    Happy to be disagreed with, so agreeably.

    I dug through some old photos and found these. The first is comb foundation going into the queen compartment of a breeder hive. It is placed between 2...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    Ha Ha, I think those comments get the best ironic humor of the day award. :)
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    All depends how the hive is set up, how many bees etc. Foundationless has to be built top down, one cell at a time. Put a frame of foundation in the middle of a busy colony and they can work on all...
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    Re: Bees Hate men?

    It could also be little subtleties in the way you move, it's noticeable when non beekeepers are with me I tell them not to swing at the bees etc and they don't, but they just move or stand wrong, and...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    Oh well, give the customer what they want long as they pay LOL.

    I got a problem at the other extreme, my customers want plastic frames cos of the burgeoning thixotropic manuka industry. I don't...
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    Re: Do mites survive after a deadout?

    Sometimes if I have a badly varroa infested hive, so bad most of the brood is dying in the cells, I'll remove the brood and give the hive some good brood from another hive.

    I'll put the infested...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    The old saying - a picture is worth a thousand words.

    I think Bernhard knows folks here have seen comb before but the topic at the time was whether bees build comb faster on foundation, or without...
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    Blue Sky still shipping overseas?
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    If you are in bees to make money, use comb foundation. I'm going to say this is MY OPINION ONLY because there are some strong feelings about this, along with all sorts of theories on the matter.
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    Re: Can't find mites in my hive

    If varroa mites were that stupid they would not have survived to the present epoch.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I don't think it's got anything to do with being commercial or not. I was once a commercial beekeeper and if people want to call their bees girls it does not bother me one bit.

    I've also seen...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I'm sure you are right, the inflamed comments will have worried them, they probably feel the world is divided into flow hive supporters vs those violently opposed. But this type of behaviour is more...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Thanks Razoo, I'll monitor the page & eventually should find someone with one near me.

    Couple interesting things, looks like no participants on that page actually have any bees yet, and several...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Agreed. :)
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Any New Zealand people on that facebook page? If there's anyone near me I'd love to take a look. Our spring and nectar flow starting in a couple months.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I would imagine that eventually Beesource may return to allowing the occasional new thread on it, same as with other topics.

    Just, during the initial hysteria, there was no point having...
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