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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    I am wondering how you solve the problem of requeening on a larger scale. Do you take the time to find the queen? Or do you have some other method?
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    Re: Michael Palmer The Sustainable Apiary

    Just watched the vid. It was great thanks Mike! Does anyone know what he does with the overwintered production colonies to complete the cycle? I am not sure if he mentioned it and don't want to...
  3. Re: Introducing Queen Cells - Advice on Best Practices?

    Keith and Fish Stix...

    Do you keep data on queen acceptance using the above and if so what is your acceptance?

    Keith, I also think you combine the planting with a mite treatment of "3 paper...
  4. Re: Introducing Queen Cells - Advice on Best Practices?

    The same procedure for requeening? Do you plant in the broodnest or in a super?
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    Reusing MAQS?

    Has anyone experimented with reusing MAQS by soaking in FA? If so please provide details of the process you used and its efficacy. Thanks!
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    Re: Big yard management

    Although I haven't done it. I would recommend reading "The Toyota Way". It is about automotive manufacturing but the principles apply to beekeeping just as well. For more practical advice I would...
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    Re: Mite Away in Small Colony

    Do you have Apigaurd? I have had good success on smaller units by reducing the dosage by 1/2 and doubling the treatment period. Otherwise it sounds like treatment and hope would serve you well.
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    Re: Two Queens, One Hive.

    There was a study done where they would put 7 queens in one hive! This was done to provide a ton of young nurse bees for the production of royal jelly. One 'multiple queen' hive supported 6-10...
  9. Re: Queenless and Broodless for More Honey?

    Thank you Dr. Buzz for your post. Good info there. You have inspired me to think a little more critically about the potential benefit of broodlessness.

    Assumptions
    forager gathering rate =...
  10. Re: Queenless and Broodless for More Honey?

    [QUOTE=dr.buzz;760703]Do you mean a caged queen as opposed to a QMP strip? [\QUOTE]

    Yep, this would be an additional queen either purchased or reared that would be placed in the hive for the...
  11. Re: Queenless and Broodless for More Honey?

    Why not have a caged queen? Check every 4 weeks. If dead replace. :lookout:
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    Re: nosema treatment

    Two points:
    1. You highlight the importance of a good comb rotation program and
    2. Gajer, Ivana Tlak, "Nozevit Aerosol Application for Nosema Ceranae Disease Treatment"
    Results seem ok but far...
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    Re: Rotation of frames

    Kirk Webster will tell you that rotation is essential due to pesticide build up.
  14. Re: Reverse or not to reverse? That is the question.

    Thank you both! Good data.
  15. Reverse or not to reverse? That is the question.

    Beekeepers. Say you want to eliminate the chore of reversing hive bodies from your management routine. How do you do it? In my experience, if left to their own devices the queen will reside in the...
  16. Re: Bee/Beekeeping T-shirt -What would you like to see?

    "First you get the honey, then you get the power"
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    Re: So when do y'all start grafting?

    CT is around May 1st. Looking for incoming pollen and 20 drones of the right age / graft -- (Dr. Conner and others offer insight on how to count drones of the right age)
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    Re: Yogurt Vs. Royal Jelly

    Mike-
    Do you use homemade wax cups, plastic cups or something else?
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    Re: U.S. Pollen Maps

    Thanks for the post BeeCurious. I am up your way and being that we've gotten so much snow its hard to believe that spring is going to come at all this year!! Ha Ha
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    Re: Getting started in Connecticut

    Good Luck! If you have any questions you are sure to find the answers here.
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    Re: HBH Drench for Nosema C

    Trials of Nozevit. These results support R. Oliver's reluctant conclusions that Nozevit is indeed effective.

    http://vernalis.hu/uploads/publications/4bd80d162a237.pdf :)
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Frames

    I have used 4 suppliers and BM are the best. Shipping costs were fantastic. Quality unmatched. :thumbsup:
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