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  1. Re: Feral NY honeybees evolving varroa resistance.

    Square, as far as mite tolerance is concerned it appears that the hypothesis does not meet reality.
    There is more to this tolerance than meets the eye, if some one had truly resistant bees they...
  2. Re: Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to younger, more sensitive viewer

    JW, after the first round of treatment last year I did random sampling of about 26 hives expecting low mite counts. They ranged between 30 and 12 with one having zero, so I started the treatment...
  3. Re: Feral NY honeybees evolving varroa resistance.

    Square, Avignon was the birth place of the Bond method of breeding for mite resistance. You know the story , live and let die until only the colonies are left that are mite tolerant. It seems that...
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    jcolon, just what hives are you referring to?
    Johno
  5. Re: Feral NY honeybees evolving varroa resistance.

    There is some good information on the BL forum regarding resistant bees, some thing about what happened to the Avignon resistant bees. Read it and it will make you re think some of the expert...
  6. Re: Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to younger, more sensitive viewer

    JW, I had this problem last year. I completed the four treatments then a couple of weeks later did sugar roll tests on open brood frames, the results were not good. Some tests as high as 36 mites, so...
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    0k Looks good Agis, but he will still be havesting out at 90 degrees and his hive lifter will not bring the supers inside.
    Johno
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    Re: Slovenian type Bee Houses

    I will be 72 years old at my next honey harvest, this year I harvested from about 30 odd production hives all by myself and my back is still hurting. So I am taking a good look at the Slovenian hive...
  9. Re: Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Webinar - Randy Oliver

    I have a feeling that the commercials use Apivar or Tactic for the late summer treatment and the the OA dribble for colonies that are broodless going into winter. As for the small keeper like myself...
  10. Re: Feral NY honeybees evolving varroa resistance.

    Hey Guys, I see that the Dodo is still adapting to its changed environment.
    Johno
  11. Thread: OAV Then MAQs

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    Re: OAV Then MAQs

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    I keep all my OA stuff in a milk crate, battery Hive tools oxalic acid and water. I use a cart at home to move around my 29 hives at home and put it all in the back of the truck for my out...
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    Re: OAV Then MAQs

    I use 12 gauge marine tin coated cable, and by the way the second vaporizer came from you. Using two vaporizers from the same battery one needs to take note of the polarity if you bump them together...
  13. Thread: OAV Then MAQs

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    Re: OAV Then MAQs

    I have just completed my 3rd round of OAV treatment and will finish the 4th on Friday the 21st, then will do some random mite checks and see if I have the same results as last year. Last year after...
  14. Thread: Brazilian Pepper

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    Re: Brazilian Pepper

    Here in the Northern Neck there is not a great amount of autumn olive, what there is grows around the road verges and Vdot mows them down. We just get maybe 6 to 8 weeks of flow in the spring from...
  15. Thread: Brazilian Pepper

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    Re: Brazilian Pepper

    I have been planting Autumn Olive at my place and am now looking for some Russian Olive.
    Johno
    PS wish the Brazilian pepper would grow here.
  16. Re: Honey Bee Health Coalition releases Varroa Management Guidebook

    This is from the data received from the Bee informed group, I no longer pay any attention to that group. It seems the harder I work to grow my bee yard and have gains of over 100% per year they keep...
  17. Re: Testing Soybean Cultivars, Cited in the Literature, for Honeybee Forage.

    20522I saw my bees in some soy beans for the first time today. The farmer who works the fields across the road from my yard has changed cultivars as the usual soy bean flowers were blue in color and...
  18. Thread: Warped plywood

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    Re: Warped plywood

    I had problems with my nuc covers warping even if they were straight when they were made ply seems to warp anyway. that's when I read about Advantech, so I make all my nuc covers and am also making...
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    Re: OAV vs Dribble? Whats your choice?

    TWall, I will do an OA vapour treatment the same time that you do a dribble and I am sure that my results will be better. Besides I will do multiple OA vapour treatments in August and maybe September...
  20. Re: Would a larger landing board help eliminate clustering under SBB?

    I will be going away from screened bottom boards as soon as I can. I re queened 35 hives this season with queen cells and have had 5 mated queens take up residence under the screens. It is not easy...
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    Re: Scotch-Brite wipes for SHB

    There was something from an Australian beek some time ago, his method was to fuzz up a piece of scotch brite with a brush and put it into a c/d box. The bees would chase the beetles and they would...
  22. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    Brad I get the stuff from an up market place called Wegmans, are you sure it is not $2.50 a kilo.
    Johno
  23. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    Brad the chick pea flour I am referring to goes under the brand name of SHASHI Gram flour/ chick pea flour and is a product of Canada, specs I have seen claim 20- 28% protein at about $1. per lb...
  24. Re: Dry pollen substitute feeding during dearth and in the fall

    We have had a good wet summer this year, and I have had a record harvest. My bees are still bringing in lots of yellow pollen and also nectar as the white clover is still blooming here. In the early...
  25. Thread: Just a rant

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    Re: Just a rant

    Well Cuttingedgelandinc, first of all the foundation is not manufactured by Mann Lake. I believe it is manufactured by Dadant. Now I would agree that the quality of wax foundation leaves much to be...
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