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    Re: Green Chapel Research Project

    Oldtimer!
    Glad to see you are still here. Yes, we are still here as well....plus the lizards. They still guard the entrance of our first hive. They have not moved into the second one. It is some...
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    Re: Green Chapel Research Project

    Very simply, our hypothesis is supported by our success, and therefore stands as evidence in and of itself, to be dis-proven.
    The fact that all the commercial apiaries in 5 surrounding counties...
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    Re: Green Chapel Research Project

    We have 2 test hives and 9 controls. (originally 25) The two hives at Green Chapel are treated identically.
    We purchased our original hive of Buckfast from Terry Toler, a neighboring apiary. ...
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    Green Chapel Research Project

    Update:
    Fourth Spring and going strong with the two test hives. We will be adding a third this spring. That will exhaust our area to study here at the farm. Our next test hives will be placed at...
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    Green Chapel Research Project

    Update:
    Fourth Spring and going strong with the two test hives. We will be adding a third this spring. That will exhaust our area to study here at the farm. Our next test hives will be placed at...
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    Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Dear Adam Foster Collins

    It is interesting to observe, that a strain or Queen, warmly received by one colony can be soundly rejected in another. Colonies are certainly aware of their own needs,...
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    Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Dear Oldtimer

    Mt Toler has kept an italian hive afloat, but he has had to feed these bees and monitor them quite a bit. Although I cannot state this with any surety, I would say the Italian hives...
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    Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Addressing the hypothesis of evolution:

    It is the opinion of our research team that queen building (supersedure) may be undertaken by the colony in order to address genetic deficits, Given time...
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    Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Dear beesource Friends
    Many changes have taken place since our initial introduction here.
    Our first research summary was published in the Solutions Journal. A copy of the summary can be read at...
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    Re: Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Dear Friends
    Green Chapel Farms has maintained an experimental hive for 3 years with no internal treatment for mites. We do use beetle traps filled with mineral oil. This spring, we added a second...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Oldtimer
    Please forgive the Slang on my part.
    Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis) A small reptile (lizard) that shifts it's colors depending on it's environment. There are images of them in...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Solomon Parker
    That is very funny... I am laughing. Of course they do not. We consider chemicals, anything you would not take with Tea. (very funny)
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Oldtimer
    We care greatly for Alpha hive. It is become obvious to us that bees recognize people and animals in their environment, and interact with them, as they have the Nols that share their...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Solomon Parker
    Thank you for the Websters definition.
    I am apparently deficient in my communications. (American English is like a second language) I was asking "Oldtimer" what he considered...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear gunter62
    We did not mean this thread to be mis-leading. These are Buckfast Bees. The web-site identifies them as such. Our conservation focus is not global, since we have little or no...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Solomon Parker
    Reading is Fundamental
    A full physical description of the hive contents are provided.
    We received a question about the use of a screened bottom board from the Dept of...
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    Re: Green Chapel Trials

    Dear Solomon Parker
    The opening statement was clear, in that we are "observing" not "keeping" these bees. Entering the hive equates interference with the hive function on some level, no matter how...
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    Re: Hello from the Carolinas

    Thank you for the warm welcome. I have posted information about a student research project in the treatment-free section.
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    Green Chapel Trials

    Green Chapel Farms has maintained a Foreign substance free hive for 3 years. The observations of our student researchers can be viewed at wildthingsgrow.com under home/research projects.
    We are...
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    Re: Hello from the Carolinas

    dadandsons, thanks for trying, but I am not able to view the images, it says they are pending approval...maybe later?
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    Re: Hello from the Carolinas

    Watha, NC
    About 30 miles north of wilmington
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    Re: Hello from the Carolinas

    Here is a picture of the bee in question on the frame.

    http://www.wildthingsgrow.com/north-american-honey-bees.html
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    Hello from the Carolinas

    Joan Davis here, Hi everyone
    I have never joined a forum before, because i'm a work-a-holic and don't have time, but I need some help from experienced keepers in identifying a Queen.
    Thank you in...
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    Queen Identification

    Dear Friends
    Can anyone confirm (or refute) that this is a Queen?
    Buckfast Variety
    http://www.wildthingsgrow.com/north-american-honey-bees.html
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    Queen Identification

    Dear Friends
    I am trying to identify a Buckfast Queen, could this possibly be her?
    this is the image URL, as I could not upload it. link
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