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  1. Thread: beebacteria

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    Re: beebacteria

    Have the researchers indicated when they will make a decision on who the cooperators will be?
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    Re: Dead out? Florida beekeeper

    IDNURSE,

    Were you able to photograph the dead bees? Any signs of damage to them?
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Oldtimer,

    Well that's easy enough. Obvious once it is explained well. Funny how that works.

    Thank you again.
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Oldtimer,

    Welcome back. OK I see how using a nuc would work well.

    When the smaller beekeepers put the 1/2 length Lang frames in a super with something across the middle to support the frames,...
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    billabell:

    Thanks for the heads up on the thread on supersedure...That is quite helpfull.

    Oldtimer (aka scam buster) (I had to put that in there. I love it!):

    I have seen many photos of...
  6. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    Did you know that the cardboard nucs were first tested as walk away splits before being marketed? The parent hives were split multiple times and produced...
  7. Re: Improved divided mating nuc.Better for feeding when nights are cold spring/fall

    Lauri,

    Compliments on the fine woodworking job.

    I noticed in the photo of all the mating nucs that there was no apparent way for the returning queens to distinguish one mating nuc from another....
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Oldtimer,

    Thanks for the quick and informative response. Your advice to supply the mating nucs with enough honey makes a lot of sense. More sense than over feeding.

    Yes you are correct that...
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    Sticky: Re: Raising Queen Cells Without Grafting

    Oldtimer,

    The endurance of interest in this thread is an indication of it's value.

    My question refers to the care and feeding of mating nucs. I have been successful up to the point of...
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    Re: Must have beekeeping books...

    ABC & XYZ. Also Richard Taylors Joys of Beekeeping
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    Re: Fondant vs. dry sugar

    I have been adding a small amount (5% of volume) of fructose to the dry sugar I place on top of the inner cover. The fructose absorbs moisture from the air and causes it to cake, thus preventing it...
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    Fondant vs. dry sugar

    Feeding dry sugar is considered an "emergency feed" and prefered over feeding fondant. Other than texture and the inclusion of some invert sugar in the fondant, they would seem to be very similar. ...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo, I should have indicated that the authors of Pollen are Kesseler and Harley.

    Re: a yellow stain, you might try eosine yellow. It is freely soiluble in water. In dilute solutions (1:500+) it...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo,

    Haven't forgotten the yellow stain, I hope to get out to the barn today for a look. However in the meantime, have you seen the book Pollen The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers?
    This book is by...
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    Re: Swarm traps for this spring

    I strongly agree with anything that will hold standard sized frames.

    See Tom Seeley's new book Honeybee Democracy for desirable parameters for attracting swarms. An excellent book.

    This year i...
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Mo,

    I will check my library of stains for a yellow. I would be interested in the name of the company that is selling the pre-mixed stain. Would you be willing to share that info?
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    Re: Hi from Cambridgeshire in the UK

    Welcome Mo. Which stains do you recomend for staining pollen?
  18. Re: Just a thought on mixing sugar n water works well

    christofe, this is an interesting idea. Do you have a photo or an illustration of this set up?
  19. Thread: Floor Screens

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    Re: Floor Screens

    If nothing else, the screened bottom board is an excellent way to monitor the Varroa population.
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    Re: Hello From Baker City Oregon

    The winters ARE cold and wet here but it is also an opportunity. This is the time I get to build things and catch up on reading. Tom Seeley's new book "Honeybee Democracy" is next on the reading...
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    Re: Hello From Baker City Oregon

    Hello Dan and welcome to the group. So how did you get started in beekeeping?

    I'm located in Eugene, Oregon.

    Morris
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    Re: What shrub is this?

    Bhfury, Yes the photos would help. Also, are the leaves arromatic when crushed?
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    Re: What shrub is this?

    Are there any flowers that can be photographed?
  24. Thread: Coumaphos

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    Re: Coumaphos

    Oltimer, Dann Purvis of Purvis Bros. apiaries, was the first person I talked to that alerted me to the dangers of using Coumaphos. His warnings of drone and queen sterility are now largely accepted....
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    Re: Dedicated thread - Pics of bee stings

    Hemichuck, That's quite the story! OK, I have to ask DID THE BEES STAY IN YOUR HIVE AND PROSPER?
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