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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Eduardo,

    The folks holding that patent, work under the name of Beeologics. They were acquired by Monsanto.
    http://www.beeologics.com/products/

    Very interesting technology indeed...but now,...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Thanks for the reply Ian.

    Tough spot to be in.

    I am sure you are familiar with published trials on the issue of N. ceranae being suppressed by Fumagillin...yet around 6 months later you're...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Ian, I know you mentioned before that you are counting and monitoring Nosema spores. Have you identified which Nosema you are dealing with? N. apis or N. ceranae? Or both?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I am glad Dean, aka deknow decided to participate in this thread.
    Glad he mentions the Moran study...I think it is a crucial piece of information. Mind boggling implications...but which are very...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Very funny how a potentially, interesting, informative and challenging topic has turned basically into a sales pitch. But hey, what's new with that?

    A very complex and fascinating topic, can't...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Thanks for the reply Keith.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    :thumbsup: Yes indeed!
    It is done a lot in a lot of applications.
    Like I said before, anything that exist in nature can become food substrate for something else. I am talking bacteria here, as in...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I'll give it a shot...

    Probiotics and microflora...they are both microorganisms. Bacteria. Other terms such as microbiota are also used, sometimes interchangeably.

    Probiotics, as the name...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Would you share the reasoning behind using a micro flora builder in your sub?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Thanks for stating the obvious.

    But since this is Ian's topic, and for good reason he brought in this discussion, his cattle nutrition as a parallel, I personally thought to be relevant to the...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I just realized we are on the commercial forum. A place where bees are, by in large, considered livestock. I am not commercial and I hope I did offend any of you that are. Not here to throw stones or...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Direct Fed Microbials. DFM
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    You are right...Heater bees, just like all bees in the hive need more than just carbohydrates. But for heating purposes, they only need and use honey.
    Can a heater bee be a skinny bee? I would say...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Yes, Randy's site, speeches, articles, presentations and the wealth of references he presents. I am a big fan and "consumer" of his materials.
    I am surprised however, how little of that vast pool of...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Dr. Latshaw or anybody else for that matter...how do you go about "knowing" what is going on in the colonies?...how do you go about "reading" a hive when it comes to understanding what their...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Ian,

    I think you've got something "cooking" here.

    This issue will eventually get more attention, but it will be a long, arduous road to sort things out. Even if we do not enter the fungicides...
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    Re: Pollen in hives : how long?

    I think that is a great plan.

    On a different thread on this forum you were asking about pollen collection/selling...most of the replies you've got were about collecting pollen for using back into...
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    Re: Pollen in hives : how long?

    You must be pretty lucky in your locations to have pollen stored as bee bread from one year to the next.

    Never happens to me with a hive that stays healthy and alive. Even in some springs and...
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    Re: Hive lifter

    @larrymn,
    I just got one. Contacted them via e-mail. Prompt response. Yes, they ship to US via cargo, ocean freight. Can't answer your questions regarding costs and prices in open forum.
    PM me and...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup a good idea?

    What is their current reserve situation? Are they running low?
    You are approx 350 miles WNW from where I am...For the next 10 days you will have close to freezing temps at night, so keep in mind...
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    Re: Bee nutrition

    The link provided by Rader is a good start indeed...

    Lots of discussions on this forum also...just search...

    Randy Oliver's series on fat bees was another one I found very...
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    Re: Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Reading the paragraph posted by Eduardo, out of the context, one can interpret that Cobey is somehow tilting towards the idea that II has a lot of possible shortcomings...as one can see though, in...
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    Re: Breeder queens

    If you are after the drones produced by the breeder queens you intend to purchase...then, why not just buy virgin queens that are selected and scheduled for II by the breeder? Much cheaper and they...
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    Re: Laying Worker / New Queen

    I waste no time with them...shake all of the bees from that hive somewhere in the grass, take the frames and give to other hives. Some or most of the bees will drift to other hives in the yard. From...
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    Re: Laying Worker / New Queen

    One laying worker...or a hive that has been "taken" over by laying workers?
    I played with a few just to see what they will do...and yes, they will kill the queen. Even when a laying queen is added...
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