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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    I have seen this here at meeting the "encouragement" to requeen each year for maximum production. Again the message is delivered by the middle men or queen breeders. I have no doubt that the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    concur on mixing brood frames, Greg, once bitten twice shy. ya so purge them then,:) once you do that it will be easier next time.
    I am mostly Mother to Daughter. I do put Q cells into dud...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    So I guess Greg the data is in the eye of the beholder. I would read it this way. His queens in his Apairy the way he does it burn out in 7-8 months. If the Queen cannot be multi year, I would not...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Greg,
    make your queens when you are ready and the timing is perfect in your mind. use the Zombees as fodder, give each new queen a frame or 2, as she starts laying her bees will be the final force...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    If I split all my best hives, that would leave my second-line hives to supply most the drones. I don't want that.

    Ok so I will talk one point, each you make are "Assumptions" IMO So keep your...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    Mike, sounds like you have a plan.
    about this statement
    "This year I had a great early (bait) swarm season, and was able to split a good number of swarms 3 ways. That filled up my available nucs...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    Hi Mike
    "B) I've not yet mastered the art of producing lots of new colonies to replace losses without lowering my honey yield - or rather I find letting them do their own thing is as good a way as...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Were these very clearly sick bees?
    So sick you chose to destroy them?

    I gave then 2 different cells and 1 queen, 3 attempts at requeening, they had some small amount of scattered Brood, the...
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    Re: I want in

    rmdail, so how is it going , what kind of year did you have?
    GG
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    interesting plan, Greg Are you convinced the Zombees do not have something to be left in the combs to Zombeefy the next bees? My only concern is if the funny thing they do are a Virus that can be...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Ok, Right, but I am still curious, the belief/standard of you not using the excluder is? ___________ fill in the blank.
    Most comb producers use them as a standard, some honey producers use then...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in QC but none in comb

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Multiple eggs in QC but none in comb

    only issue i can see is the field bees going back to the Bank hive, may want to place a Nuc box there with 1 comb, shake it on the porch of the new location every nite for a few days. I would...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in QC but none in comb

    ok clear now 1 good queen, for 2 hives. seems you are on the right track. thank you
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    I plan to steal honey boxes and give them back at the right times to control winter eating.

    So this sounds hokey. how do you know when they are Hungary? if they want food and do not have it , it...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in QC but none in comb

    define queen bank? a queen rite hive with a cadged queen banked in it? OR a wad of bees with a cadged queen?

    If the first you could split the "bank" hive give the banked queen to the 1/2 with...
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    Re: Anyone Else Get A Whiff Yet?

    We had a rain here locally and the next day and today I see a lot of Pollen, from goldenrod coming in. Just starting
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    Re: Split advice needed

    So Hagane, where do the bees come from? if the bees control the pattern they come from the Queen, if the queen controls the pattern.... so hence the prescription of replace the queen. If you have...
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    Hi Greg, IMO and from what I have read, the bees place the brood, close to the Air source, (somewhat move toward the air in the spring and away in the fall, with max air needed mid summer) this would...
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    Re: Pre winter planing and experiment idea

    BTW LJ ,I visited your site, read it all, nice start on a good resource. I like the Pallet approach. I am spoiled, My uncle has a sawmill and i can get all the rough sawn boards I want. Actually...
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    Re: Real honey vs sugarwater honey?

    +1 I concur, drummerboy. And for home use, cooking, canning it likely does not matter. Selling it....... I guess that bridge we all need to cross. Some will some won't. I guess I am "lucky" I do...
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    Re: Getting comb drawn 'on demand'.

    Hi Joerg I am Curious, what is the "principal" ??
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    Re: Pre winter planing and experiment idea

    thank for taking the time to document your experiment.
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    Re: New queen timeline

    original goal,, that is your starting point. As you gain time with the bees, you will soon find the original goal is sometimes not going to happen. It is getting late in the year to play Queen...
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    Re: New queen timeline

    +1 if you have a resource NUC, just combine, the correct way :) maybe pinch the drone laying queen just to be safe
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