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    Re: Queen Rearing with Michael Palmer method

    If you have never don't it before, start small, make mistakes, learn and adjust.
    The chances of you being successful (good take) on the 1st go is small so I wouldn't expect to get 30 queen raised...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    When there is a strong nectar flow there is usually a strong pollen flow
    I feed bolth but they realy only take substantially amounts in the dearth. I graft weekly in to my single box system May-Aug...
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    Re: UoG You Tube Videos

    they posted 20 or so in 2019, here is hoping for more this year
  4. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    fair eunff it was late...
    but i kinda figgerd that at this point we had established the 16 chromosome thing



    it would "seem" while feeding is interrupted, eating is not as the larva is in a...
  5. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    WTF yall?

    one missed apostrophe? realty guys?
    it should read "Drone's" (as in the father's, or sire's) 16 chromosomes.
    basic bee math here, Russ provided a great link to subject mater. And...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    the bees often start with a larva that is "too old"


    Fell, Rick & Morse, R.. (1984). Emergency queen cell production in the honey bee colony. Insectes Sociaux. 31. 221-237. 10.1007/BF02223608. ...
  7. Re: I need to have a few frames or honey extracted (North Shore Ma)

    why not crush and strain
  8. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    That is not true, but that's the internet for you.... likely a twisted version of the fact that drones spermatozoa are all the same(clones) do to being haploid.

    The drone gets 1/2 of his...
  9. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    yes, but lets not forget the flip side, you may find a golden goose!! And you will have the objective data to back it, % of chewed mites, etc
    Have a plan for what to do if you succeed, many have...
  10. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    At $5-$10 a pop what are you worried about? Its low risk, and possibly high reward.
    Option 1 Find a local beekeeper who graphs,has plenty of full sized production hives in the spring, and doesn't...
  11. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    While there is always some one wanting to blow Sunkist moonbeams up your butt, there are plenty of solid and well tested bees out there, priced about the same as any other or a few bucks more.. Are...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

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    yes and no, wild bees almost never raise E-queens

    FP quoting Breeding Superbees , Tabor 1987 underlining is mine


    As a "little guy" you have little control over genetics, but you...
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    Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    Stack 1/2" foam core signs, cut them in to the parts to make 50 mating nucs for a club work shop.
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    The use of a queen exculder and 2 hive bodies is the traditional solution.

    you need at least 40 bees age 5-10 days with no other jobs per cell to start a good cell and honey/nectar and polen in...
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    JW worth your time to at least put it on as a background podcast
    So the speaker can only let the "good word" out if she is being payed to speak?
    She is a bit ruff around the edges... but looks to...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    JW I would go with a "modern" set up..
    Like yemen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TmzOAVhkVc
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    the link I posted is all I have on the subject, going to guess 4MM by the look of it... last time I bought it was 15 years or so a go to make goose decoys...maby payed $12 a sheet (wholesale...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    sam comfort box/top bar
    latshaw style corplast frame http://www.wicwas.com/sites/default/files/articles/American_Bee_Journal/ABJ2010-07.pdf
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Have you thought about Comfort style box hives?
    all you need is a chop saw (or hand saw) and a screw gun, and a pack of BBQ skewers. move the bees in to "better" hives down the road as you get...
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    buy what ever packages are available, yes local nucs would be better.. but sometimes you have to take what you can get before its sold out , re queen later in the season as local queens become...
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.html
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    yes, but that was with a division board, not a QE. So it was a vertical split, not a combined hive using the honey supers as a pheromone blocker

    with a QE and the queen up top the hive only has...
  23. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    The issue with that is you get a large % of poor queens that way and 40% of them have no drone fathers represented in the hives traits. Sam feels only 20-30% of queens from "bust them up" after they...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    LOL
    I was totally going to send you the link about 2 days ago and forgot after watching it!

    I though it odd that he was pushing for "native" black bee given brother Adams claim that they went...
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    Reading my X mas presents and remembered this thread

    Contemporary queen rearing, Laidlaw 1979, P 81 suggests you should put the queen in the box that goes on top of the supers and the cell in...
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