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  1. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    http://www.nordbi.se/
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    Re: treatment free member listing

    Ruovesi, Northern Tavastland, Finland

    bees are a mixture of all what have survived, mostly Primorski and Buckfast

    selling queens
  3. Re: Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    I think JWChesnut has a point. There are similarities in these TF beekeepers reports of success. This kind of subjective reports by individuals are always somewhat vague, no matter how honest...
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    Re: Home bred queens or bought queen

    Well said. Queen rearing opens a whole new world in your beekeeping carrier, you will be hooked for good...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015 treatment free experience

    Brother Adam had equalisation as a routine work. Main reason was as Fusion Power said to maximise honey crop. He had a late crop, so all dinks would be in good shape if given some extra in spring. I...
  6. Re: Why not have few very large hives instead of many small ones?

    So true :)
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Bees have naturally thick fur, it is hard to see it though. They cluster the tighter the colder it gets. If they are well selected for cold climates, they just sit like dead. Cold temps are no...
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    Re: Let's see your snowpiaries!

    Not so much snow but temperatures were -25 -30C for over a week, ground can be frozen over one meter

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    Re: Time is on my side?

    Squarepeq, the point was if there is difference in time expenditure between Cloakes method and the usual old way. I see no bigger difference in travelling, if done on an outyard.

    The starter...
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    No of course not, it is just so handy at home :D
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    Cloakes method is so simple. Starter and the finisher in same hive. It is a good method if you have a home yard at the back of your garden, and if your need for queens is max 50 or so a week.

    If...
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    Re: Buckfast Abbey

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    They were all exposed, when the feeder was removed.
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    Re: Buckfast Abbey

    The feeder had 2 corridors up to the feeder, each of these had 2 holes. All 4 nucs could be fed simultaneously.
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    I use the sc. Cloake method. I used to use queen less 3kg starters and cell builders.
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    Dilute some royal jelly with water and put a droplet of that solution with a match (for instance) on the cell bottom.
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    2 hour travelling does not harm if you put the frame of brood into totally wet towel, so they don´t dry. I have travelled with larvae all day, brood frame for grafting in a wet towel on my truck...
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    Re: treatments are a dead end

    Thanks Pete!

    Here some more information of these Bacteria:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26748805
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    Re: treatments are a dead end

    The reason for the one time use was some early observations that OA drizzling made hives lose all or major part of bees in an overdoses situation. They just went. I recall these experiments were...
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    Re: treatments are a dead end

    In Finland the OA tripling has been used for about 20 years. Most of the commercial beekeepers use it now twice a year, late autumn and early before brood rearing. In the first years of OA use it...
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    Re: Germany Carnica breeding program?

    I have the book too, it is a good one. If you look at page 81 there is a table of phylogenetic relationships of Apis mellifera. The beesample marked Ruovesi35 FIN, 7. on the list, they are my bees :D...
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    Re: Buckfast Abbey

    From memory I really at least Erik Österlund from Sweden and Michael van der Zee from Holland.

    And for those wanting to get really good bees, I mean bees which you could not even dream of,...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    I would add

    6. Circulation of broodframes is tricky if using only on brood chamber per hive
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    In Buckfast they had to move bees for heather. I suppose carrying and moving extra full boxes was not an option.

    In practise sometimes there are situations when you have two bad options: lifting...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    The other main reason for Br. Adam to use 12 frame Jumbo was the very important heather crop. It comes late in summer and with two brood chambers it would have been stored in the upper one because...
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    Re: Queens from drone eggs

    These Beepro messages... Oh boy, are you seriously taking part or just fooling, I never know, sorry.
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