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  1. How did the bees evolve? From the start, please....

    How did the bees evolve? From the start, please.

    João
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    That's right, millimeter (mm). João

    That's right, millimeter (mm).

    João
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    > For the math-challenged, what angle would one...

    > For the math-challenged, what angle would one miter those corners to?

    Take a look at escape board

    Translation tips:

    Remark 1: C1 and C2 are mounted on the upper side of the board, in...
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    > Michael voiced my sentiments exactly- real bees...

    > Michael voiced my sentiments exactly- real bees are more interesting.

    No questions about that. As real planes must be far more interesting to pilot than virtual ones. So...?

    > One thing...
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    Please, don't forget it should be fully...

    Please, don't forget it should be fully translatable to other languages!

    João
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    Could this scheme be simplified enough so it...

    Could this scheme be simplified enough so it might fit a weekend beekeeper schedule? And still getting good queens?

    Assume the only available days to work the hives are Saturday and Sunday. A...
  7. Maybe this book...

    Maybe this book can be of some help.

    Good luck.

    João
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    >I was wondering if anyone else beside me has a...

    >I was wondering if anyone else beside me has a hard time keeping track of their hive tool?

    I used to, but now I mark my tools with strips of colored duct tape. [Yellow + red] works great for me....
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    > Hey this ain't no steenkin controlled...

    > Hey this ain't no steenkin controlled scientific experiment!

    I think it doesn't have to be complex to give you a better idea about the results.

    For example, what about rubbing the lotion only...
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    >The key to keeping them from attacking is...

    >The key to keeping them from attacking is working from the rear of the hive and use LOTS and LOTS of smoke.

    Yes, LOTS of people do that here. They usually harvest a unique, exotic tar-tasted...
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    > Here's a picture that's worth a thousand words:...

    > Here's a picture that's worth a thousand words:

    Looks like he forgot lighting the smoker...


    > Dulcius ex asperis

    That's probably the best motto for beekeeping I have ever seen, George....
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    > Your English is very good... I have trouble at...

    > Your English is very good... I have trouble at
    > times even understanding my Australian friends

    Thanks, Bob. I know what you mean, sometimes even the Portuguese spoken in Europe and Africa...
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    >"And, is (C) really possible?" Looks like a...

    >"And, is (C) really possible?"

    Looks like a weird question from an AHBeekeeper, doesn't it? Let me try to explain.

    If you could reprogram the AHB genetics, which traits would you take off...
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    > Commercial beekeeper friends in Texas deal >...

    > Commercial beekeeper friends in Texas deal
    > with "hot" hives all the time. The cost of
    > doing business in AHB areas.

    Bob (and all),

    I'm really curious about what you foresee as a...
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    Just a note on AHB absconding: it seems to me...

    Just a note on AHB absconding: it seems to me that this behavior has been receiving much more concern than it really deserves. It's an important trait to enhance the chances of colony survival in the...
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    Maybe the general perception is the same, but...

    Maybe the general perception is the same, but were the bees that changed or the beekeepers that got adapted to them? I think our tolerance level increases a lot after some years keeping AHBs. Once...
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    Let's think a little before jumping into personal...

    Let's think a little before jumping into personal observations. Let's even ignore how much african mtDNA was found in Brazil since the early 90's, and the gradient of "africanization" that was...
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    Bob, some people report this in Brazil too. They...

    Bob, some people report this in Brazil too. They "import" mated italian or carniolan queens, then sell their F1 daughters after being open mated. They claim their queens (and progeny) are a lot more...
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    Resistentialism: finally a sound explanation for...

    Resistentialism: finally a sound explanation for all those hard-to-find hive tools... tongue.gif

    Science Daily: The Case Of The Disappearing Teaspoons

    João Campos
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    A possible explanation (according to Free): queen...

    A possible explanation (according to Free): queen pheromones inhibit drone production. So drones are likely to be in a greater number in colonies ready to swarm because of an old, pheromone-deficient...
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    That's what I'thinking to do. Did you find...

    That's what I'thinking to do. Did you find less/equal/more honey near the brood in this configuration than in conventional SQ? And how about the pollen ditribution?

    That's exatly what I thought...
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    Dear friends: It seems to me that we are...

    Dear friends:

    It seems to me that we are discussing only two points here, besides the usefulness of double queen colonies:

    1) Is timing different in DQCs and in SQCs?

    2) How long before...
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    I understand the (reasonable) point on avoiding...

    I understand the (reasonable) point on avoiding too much laying in the last few weeks of the flow. It's also well known that larger colonies make more honey, because they can either allocate and...
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    Suttonbeeman, If I understood correctly, you...

    Suttonbeeman,

    If I understood correctly, you don't enter the main flow with two queens, and use them only to build up a very large colony.

    Is that because your main nectar flow is short and...
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    Hi Joel, I've already written a little about...

    Hi Joel,

    I've already written a little about AHBs in this forum:
    <http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=003593;p=2#000043>

    Swarming control in AHBs is not...
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