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    New class of insecticides approved

    In Germany we are still fighting and demonstrating against neonicotinoids and Bayer is a step further and has created the next and more toxic class :...
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    Just another thought. What is the normal...

    Just another thought.
    What is the normal lifespan of a bee's nest in nothern climates?
    A queen can reach an age of 4 - 6 yrs but normally not in the same nest.
    She will swarm after her first year,...
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    No, they came up today to a compromise but using...

    No, they came up today to a compromise but using only railways isn't very comfortable.
    But try to rent a Diesel engined car and at present you have to pay about 1,30€/liter which is about...
  4. Thread: Colored Combs?

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    :D My hubby remembered me to an occasion 10 or...

    :D My hubby remembered me to an occasion 10 or more years ago, when I was asked for colored honey for a special event.
    I fed my bees cherry and woodruff syrup to get green and darkred "honey" and it...
  5. Thread: Colored Combs?

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    :D Yes, you will get colored comb.... Last fall...

    :D Yes, you will get colored comb....
    Last fall a guy in southern germany found some red comb in his hive and couldn't explain it.
    When he saw his bees on the red wine berries in his yard, sippling...
  6. Yes, if a colony is too weak for fighting against...

    Yes, if a colony is too weak for fighting against the wax moths they will leave.
    But wax moths are the cleaners of dead hives and after they've done their work the hives are ready for the next...
  7. Oh, I'm living between Hannover and Bremen, far...

    Oh, I'm living between Hannover and Bremen, far away in the north...Mannheim has a much more better climate for bees because it's near the Rhine Valley.
    And Bayreuth is about 900km far away in the...
  8. :D Yes, and they are happy with the deal because...

    :D Yes, and they are happy with the deal because normally from the commercial food suppliers they get a piece of wax-covered cardboard with one or two dozen wax moth eggs in a box for 3€ and rarely...
  9. :D Believe me, I've tested also the...

    :D Believe me, I've tested also the citrus/palmarosa-oil and the lemongrass but bait hives with wax moth fragrance were preferred by the bees.
    And I get paid for the larvae...;)
  10. Hi, best attractant for swarms is the smell of...

    Hi,
    best attractant for swarms is the smell of wax moths.
    In spring I always keep my dark comb for them and go breeding wax moths.
    I melt up the residues (last pieces of wax, some cocons and a...
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    Oh yes, and for my evolving you and M.Bush are...

    Oh yes, and for my evolving you and M.Bush are responsible...:D
    My first step away from conventional beekeeping was to sc in 2002, and nowadays I have nature comb in broodboxes and the honey supers,...
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    Hi, Joel, I would be very happy to have acess...

    Hi, Joel,
    I would be very happy to have acess to the complete study but unfortunately it is very fresh and the presentation on the beek's meeting was the very first public presentation outside the...
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    Brandnew study about SC

    cited from R.Schwarz, Germany with friendly permission

    Alienor
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    The swarm - parent or baby?

    Hello,
    actually in the german bee-forum we are discussing *The Swarm*.
    IMHO the swarm with the old queen is the parent and the baby is the *old hive*.
    The colony proves with the swarm that the...
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    I think this is too few. On the british site...

    I think this is too few.
    On the british site they write of a total of 11g per hive, to give in 3 to 5 doses, half in spring, the other in fall.
    I emailed the british supplier for more info 14 days...
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    Nosema ceranae?

    http://www.planetark.com/dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/43163/story.htm
    For Germany our scientists said that they didn't find this kind of nosema in dead hives/bees.
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    Björnbee, you're speaking from my heart at...

    Björnbee,
    you're speaking from my heart at pollen/protein requirements of the bees.
    As I wrote in Walt Wright's thread: pollen/protein is the most uncared ressource of the hive.
    And there is no...
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    I can't see how cupric gluconat in the bee's...

    I can't see how cupric gluconat in the bee's haemolymphe shall make residues in the honey in measurable amounts?
    The studies say that there are no residues one month after feeding.
    Do you know...
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    Hi, Rob, the suggestion of your friend sounds...

    Hi, Rob,
    the suggestion of your friend sounds good but prior I will have to check the costs..:rolleyes:
    And the main problem is that the incoming pollen is only that what is available and not that...
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    I read about 2 liters and more per day in hot...

    I read about 2 liters and more per day in hot areas.
    Broodnest temp is 36°C (98°F) standard and this has to be steady all time.
    At 107°F the wax would get soft and break down and the colony would...
  21. Thread: Smoker stuff

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    I start with firing small pieces of old and...

    I start with firing small pieces of old and wax-coated frames and than adding some handfulls of dried tansy(?) Tanacetum vulgare and for my nose a little dried lavender. Makes the girls very calm and...
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    Yes,...

    Yes, http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211434&page=8
    look at posting #25
  23. Thread: Bee Sting Envy

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    Homestead, cut an onion and rub it on the point...

    Homestead, cut an onion and rub it on the point of the sting. The etheric oils are cooling and onion has anti-inflammatory properties. If you repeat this several times you will only suffer a little...
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    @tecumseh: thanks for the link. Unfortunately...

    @tecumseh: thanks for the link. Unfortunately there is nothing similar for european plants, we can't get any data about crude protein content, not to mention amino acid profils.
    It drives me crazy...
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    Hi, Rob, we both have the same problem and no...

    Hi, Rob,
    we both have the same problem and no solution....:rolleyes:
    No scientist knows the nutritional requirements of bees in detail.
    We know that they can't digest oils except of pollen oils...
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