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    Sticky: This might be common knowledge to many of you in...

    This might be common knowledge to many of you in the TF realm, but I recently came across this compendium of resources from the Russian Honey Bee Breeders Association that is a repository of many of...
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    Sticky: CLong: Thank you for posting the article- I...

    CLong:

    Thank you for posting the article- I am looking forward to reading it.

    How is everything going in your yard these days?

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Russ
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    JRG13: I seem to recall a post you made on...

    JRG13:

    I seem to recall a post you made on this- did you snap any photos of their near-complete comb building efforts?
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    That is amazing- I tried the auto-translate function and it was almost instant and certainly adequate to get a good sense of what is going on.

    We indeed live in amazing times.

    Thanks again for...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Brother Adam gives significant weight to the fundamental mechanics of the honeybee's natural mating framework because he recognizes that systematic progress in bee improvement can only be made when...
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    Thanks, GregV. I've watched the first 5 minutes here at work and am already hooked... looking forward to watching it at home.

    Russ
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    Re: Dramatic queen retrieval during removal

    I agree! Pat's videos have opened my eyes to several possibilities for alternate hive options.
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    Re: First Trap-out Questions

    Wildhive:

    Let me begin by welcoming you to Beesource!

    This past year I had success with two trap-outs using a variation of the Hogan Bee Trap (attached). In speaking with Mr. Cleo Hogan, he...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    GregV and GWW:

    Thank you both for your input. I sincerely appreciate it!

    Have a great week.

    Russ
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    Sticky: Before undertaking a discussion of the main...

    Before undertaking a discussion of the main tenants of Brother Adam's observations, I considered it prudent to speak briefly of his approach to bee improvement- which while rooted in genetic theory...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    #1905 continues to be more active than the other colonies during marginal weather and has been observed hauling out the sugar supplied for emergency feed. They have now made it through the 'sugar...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    Best of success to you with these hives, Juhani.
  13. Thank you for clarifying, Juhani. I sincerely...

    Thank you for clarifying, Juhani. I sincerely appreciate the feedback. It is amazing to consider the amount of effort and evaluation which was invested in the Buckfast, both in its initial...
  14. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Thank you for your reply, Juhani. I sincerely appreciate it.

    My rationale for asking the question on this thread was curiosity as to how the local Finnish bee at the beginning of your breeding...
  15. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Thank you, Fusion_power. I sincerely appreciate your reply. While researching Brother Adam's background, I ran across a website that maintains his breeding records for the years 1915 - 1993 (less the...
  16. Good day, Juhani. Thank you for your reply and I...

    Good day, Juhani. Thank you for your reply and I apologize that my question was not very precise.

    That said, I believe your reply answered my inquiry perfectly.

    I was curious if you utilized...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV:

    Thank you for your detailed reply on this subject- I read your comments with great interest while away from my desktop but failed to respond.

    I always enjoy the biographical sketches...
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    Juhani: I will apologize in advance if you have already addressed this, but do you have any of the Finnish bee in the genetic background of your breeding operation or did you start at square one with...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    My recent read through Brother Adamís Breeding the Honeybee was enjoyable through-and-through, not only for the thought-provoking precepts it contained but also for the biographical sketch of a man...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    All's quiet here on the home front and still 12/12 knowing it is still very early. We've only had one stretch of really cold weather thus far.

    While I wish I could capture a picture of it, I...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV:

    I appreciated reading the posts about your most recent dead-out and your attendant observations, though I was unable to respond at the time as I was away from my computer.

    I also hope...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Thank you for the response, Squarepeg. I am sincerely hoping that this coming year exceeds your expectation, and I will be watching your efforts with great interest.

    Thanks again for your reply,...
  23. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Nathaniel:

    Let me begin by thanking you for nudging me to finally read through this book (though I imagine this was not the intent of your post regarding Buckfast bees).

    I've been holding-off...
  24. God is certainly good all the time. This sounds...

    God is certainly good all the time. This sounds like a great opportunity for a dedicated 'bee improvement library' complete with observation hive... before nature reclaims the space. As Aristotle...
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    Sticky: Good update, SP. I was glad to see your post....

    Good update, SP. I was glad to see your post. Dealing with the same weather front here.

    When you have the time and interest, I would be interested to know what the 'new normal' will look like for...
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