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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    pull the nuc w/overwintered queen, add a bought queen to OG hive, requeen later in the summer ? makes $$ and cents
    "2 queen cages in the grass" damning indeed for a large operation, but yes I...
  2. Thread: forced brood break

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    Re: forced brood break

    sure, I manipulated the computer model just to pull the wool over your eyes:banana:
    Plenty of studys out there on brood breaks, haven't found one yet to support your view, please pass it on if you...
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    Re: forced brood break

    dup
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    Re: forced brood break

    what would make you say that??
    Of corce they are dieing, every day.. and every day they are not reproducing means a day the population is declining in stead of growing, and every day they are on...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I don't under stand your point?
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    A true locally adapted stock is best, the question is if it truly exists given the level of imports brought in as replacements flooding the gene pool

    truly not the case. all these mix (along with...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    as its a trap out, and the mites were there very early in it, might it stand to reason they are coming back on the foragers?

    RWW you might do a tad bit more digging... commercial bees tend to me...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Lately the focus is on field tests, let the mites build up, those that have low mite counts have strong VSH trait's

    "The average mite resistance of randomly selected colonies with outcrossed...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Yes, but the TF "field test" is very, very common among TF beekeepers....:lpf:
    the other 2 points on the list are what is holding things back.

    the quote should read "geneticists making genetic...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    To expand, one of the things I like about the Varroamed system is the next dose is based on the mite fall form the 1st
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    thanks.. I had been looking at the AM verstion of it...
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    I am diving back into this project, but needed advice/suggestions on a scope, AM seems to keep poping up and I was eyeing this one...
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    Re: Moving from Georgia to Colorado Springs

    flows are radically different depending on location.. I have 2 yards 6 miles apart.. one has drones 3 weeks later then the other
    you need to talk to a local local. Town(watered plants and trees) ,...
  14. Re: 15 queen colony, any insight into whats going on? crosspost reddit

    This dives in the the management a bit more
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229087767_Maintenance_and_application_of_multiple_queen_colonies_in_commercial_beekeeping
  15. Re: 15 queen colony, any insight into whats going on? crosspost reddit

    done for royal jelly production
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229087765_Sustainable_multiple_queen_colonies_of_honey_bees_Apis_mellifera_ligustica
  16. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    Thanks SP, I totally fell a sleep during part 1, looks like I soaked up the info despite it
  17. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    I didn't hear him say that at all, but that was the thought in the back of my head as to what the effect may be, must have registered sub consciously! I will have to watch it again
    however in his...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    The effect varies by breed, The healing power is well documented in Russel Sunkist :lookout:
  19. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    in BUBALO (2004) the 2 year old TF hives lost 90% of their drones on the 1st orientation flight.. only 1.3% of the ones marked were recovered at the DCA vs 13.41 % for the treated, low mite hives......
  20. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    JL I think it All depends on your TF/CF/Management Free prism and views.. IE Seeley 2107 shows a significant increase in TF swarm survival when hived in a lang vs natural cavity and kept TF.. is...
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    Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    1/2" foam core, much, much more usefull as it can be glued/screwed and has 3x the R factor of 3/4 plywood
  22. Sticky: Re: A shift in message? The case for IPM instead of bond as the path to TF for new ba

    This is the best TF/Chemical Free IPM Presentation I have seen. Realistic and exportabul, coming from a well educated researcher that has walked the walk (as apposed to seeleys "hey you all should...
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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    sure, 2017 I did a 7x expsastion, on a good year, in full sized gear, with very little drawn comb.... (it was a split to far and I had to condensate some nucs come late fall)
    But that was a good...
  24. Re: Evaluate your beekeeping location - using beescape.

    yep... says the watered Denver suburbs full of trees are the same as the national grasslands..Miles and miles from any Ag (excluding ranching), water, or trees.
  25. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    GWW, quite a bit, It takes about 5x the amount of bees to finish feeding a 48 then it took to make it

    Bernhard, I don't see a difference.. yes the nicot has a lot more plastic in the appliance...
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