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    Re: Hygenic trait bees?

    I think you are right. I was just now reading the Glenn Apiaries discussion of VSH. Don't know why Dr. Fell said VSH was dominant. Maybe just a mis-spoken word.
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    Re: Hygenic trait bees?

    Rick Fell from Virginia Tech did a talk at the NC Beekeeper's Association State meeting this year. He specifically mentioned that the VSH trait is dominant. Do you have any references on the...
  3. Re: NYC Beekeeper fined ... don't dismiss this...

    No, this is bureaucrats being stupid. They do that in Alabama too. (I grew up in Huntsville.) If you want to see religious extremists in action, you don't have to look far from home.
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    Re: laying worker question

    Is the comb fully drawn? If the eggs are at the bottom, it sounds like a queen.... unless the comb we are talking about is only partially drawn. Even laying workers can put the eggs in the bottom...
  5. Re: Nuc being robbed; can I close it off? Advice needed.

    When you made the split, you left the foragers/guards behind. There's nobody to guard the entrance. If you want a quick fix, you could swap the position of the nuc with a stronger hive. The nuc...
  6. Thread: Long hives

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    Poll: Re: Long hives

    All our long hives have three entrance holes close together at each end of the hive. When we start a new hive from a package, all three are closed at the far end. We place the frames at the near...
  7. Thread: Long hives

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    Poll: Re: Long hives

    We run all long hives now. They overwinter fine in central North Carolina, and it was a tough winter last year. Much better than lifting boxes. They do require more attention than Langs. You have...
  8. Re: New Queen cells/cups - time until laying?

    Queen emerges at day 16 from the egg. If the bees chose a larva that was one day old (4 days from the egg) then your queen would emerge 12 days after you killed your original queen. She could be...
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    Re: would this split work

    You need to consider the organization of the hive. Brood frames should go into the brood nest and they have to have enough nurse bees to care for the brood. If you are removing all the nurse bees...
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    Re: would this split work

    I would not really think of this as a split. No, you don't have to wait. Just move frames of capped and open brood to the weak hives.

    The only thing you have to be concerned about is that you...
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    Re: Queen cells and drone brood

    If you were using swarm cells for splits, how many cells would you use per hive/split?
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    Re: Queen cells and drone brood

    Three questions:

    1. If we assume the cell is viable, would this method have the desired effect of reducing after-swarms while successfully re-queening the hive?

    2, Michael, I remember that...
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    Re: Queen cells and drone brood

    Is this a common practice? Does everyone agree this is a good idea?
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    Re: Worrying about every single bee

    Sing it with me now.....

    "Every bee is sacred.
    Every bee is great.
    If a bee is wasted,
    God gets quite irate." ..... sung to the tune of "Every Sperm is Sacred" by Monte Python. :D
  15. Thread: crazy idea?

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    Re: crazy idea?

    What "one-way thing" do you mean? Do you have a link to a source?
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    Re: How to Feed Normal Dry Sugar

    Put newspaper on top of the frames, leaving a gap on one side so the bees can climb up to get the sugar. Put the dry sugar on the newspaper and sprinkle it with water to make it clump a bit. This...
  17. Thread: corks

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    Re: corks

    So I guess that's Canadian, eh?
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    Re: Killer Banana

    Bananas do contain Isoamyl acetate. That's why they smell the way they do. Isoamyl acetate can be produced artifically and added to other products, which will then smell like bananas. It has been...
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    Re: Yellow poplar

    Where do you buy your metal frame rest protectors?
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    Re: Just Shaking My head

    What a statistical anomaly! 97% of the American public claim to believe in God. Yet 100% of the posters to this thread seem to be atheists... or hypocrites. :D
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    Re: Bees disappeared

    This is very good advice. Many beeks don't realized that drawn comb is a very valuable asset. I'd rather have a box of drawn comb than a box of bees on foundation...
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    Re: Top Hive Feeders

    Have you ever had 2:1 syrup freeze? Must get cold in Missouri. :)
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    Re: Top Hive Feeders

    We use the Miller feeders with a fixed screen. I'd be careful with the float types because the floats have a tendency to get glued in place if some sugar crystallizes out of the water. That can...
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    Re: Bees with no wings

    We have DWV now and then... no big deal. We don't have a big mite problem and we treat only with powdered sugar and breaks in the brood cycle. Of course if you have mites, the DWV virus is present...
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    Poll: Re: Africanized bees in GA

    If you look at the natural (not beekeeper maintained) distribution of AHB in Argentina, they can establish themselves up to about 32-33 degrees South Latitude.

    The equivalent latitude in the US...
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