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  1. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Another easy way is the first super goes on with the drawn comb. When that's just about full and they're working it well, nice population etc., add the super with just foundation under it above the...
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    In the section on "Suppression of mite reproductive success" they talk about how they measured mite reproduction and it's success or failure. They mentioned "In the surviving population, a total of...
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    This was another study done here where they used 200 cells etc...

    http://www.ars.usda.gov/SP2UserFiles/Place/64133000/PDFFiles/401-500/469-Villa--Simplified%20methods%20of%20evaluating.pdf
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    Re: Resistance to varroa : what mechanisms?

    I thought this interesting since many of their conclusions come from the % of fertile to infertile etc...

    "In the surviving population, a total of 614 cells were examined in 23 colonies, and a...
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    Re: Hive lifter

    Wow, good for you apis. I'm really jealous!! I'm obviously tooo cheap!!
  6. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    Here's the company link. I gave up because of the cost...http://www.kaptarlift.hu/
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Astro, are you using any of the varroa infertility sampling or mostly ether rolls?? Curious if you've found any correlations etc....
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I guess I would wonder where your nuc sales are coming from....??? Production hives, are you raising queens or buying queens? Also, retail honey, or wholesale honey?? More often the 60lb honey is...
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    SK and BH, great posts. Your first hand and shared experience is the key, hopefully you've given/provided enough warning flags that others will enter this area with caution. It's not that we all...
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    Re: Hive lifter

    Yeah, I found this one this winter, got some quotes on shipping etc.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMEqAfc_sBM

    Wish someone here in the US brought some over in a container so they would be...
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Thanks Specialkayme, a lot of nonpartisan information.. Can't believe the term Integrated Varroa Management was already in use in 2010!!
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    I just did a hardiness zone search for Toulouse where John Kefuss did some of his "Bond" tests. It's an 8b zone which is much more temperate than those of us that have actual winter situations. Is...
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    Re: Mite Control Questions

    If you do additional research/study with MAQS you'll find the % of efficiency with 1 strip vs. 2 to still be effective. You may try this to get a little more comfortable using the product without...
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    Re: my bees keep killing each other

    Can you explain how you can tell they have nectar??
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Specialkayme, well laid out, well said by someone who took the time to put all the techniques to trial.
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    Re: my bees keep killing each other

    Could be robbing.. How large is your entrance? The video you linked above has a wide open entrance that the bees are not able to defend. The fanning would also make me wonder what's up? I'd be...
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    Re: Am I on the right track (bee candy)

    This is the easiest in my mind. What the bees don't finish up this year, just add sugar for next winter. Easy to stack up during the summer, refill for the winter... ...
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    Re: Emergency supersedure queens?

    Astro, good call on the guard bees! I found that out this summer when the only queen I ran in the front entrance disappeared! Those guard bees didn't like her one bit.. Good call...
  19. Re: I lost my hive I think to Colony Collapse Disorder I need some experienced beekee

    Thanks for the reply. Just seems interesting that most that are successful with TF are in the more temperate zones. South, southeast and the west coast. MB talked about losses a few years ago but...
  20. Re: I lost my hive I think to Colony Collapse Disorder I need some experienced beekee

    squarepeg, just curious but do you think your bees would be alive with the current mite infestation levels if they were in a harsher winter environment?? Looks like your in a zone 7 to me. What...
  21. Re: I lost my hive I think to Colony Collapse Disorder I need some experienced beekee

    How did you manage your varroa mites?
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    Yep, another vote for Strachan. We had over 120 in one shipment for a testing project and only had 3 queens fail in that shipment. Across the board they were all strong performers which goes...
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    Re: Emergency queen cells - odds of success?

    Looks like they're removing pupa in some of your pictures.. They may not be able to maintain enough heat within the cluster surrounding your QC's. Good luck...you may have to add additional...
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    Re: Melissa's questions

    dsegrest, priceless!
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    Re: Honeybee Genetics and Breeding Bees

    Excuse me coming into this late, but when your talking about re-inseminations are you talking a day or two, or a year or two, and where was the link that this is referencing... Thanks for the help,...
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