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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Indeed, AR.
    What?

    55-60 is full-blown workday for everyone - bees and people.
    Nothing to talk about (let alone write about).
    :)
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    This simplification is so limited and narrow I am not even sure where to start hacking at it.....
    And so I wont.
    :)

    Not too much a fan of Mr. Imirie's sayings (nuclear physicist or not)....
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    Ok; now understood.
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    Speaking of comb renewal, I do this (certainly, within the context of my own) by:
    - targeted C&S directly from the brood nest from the dead-outs - conveniently, those piece-meal C&S frames will go...
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    TS is supposed to be an expert in all things "natural" internationally.
    Surely he is aware of the Warre-related subjects.
    Maybe he was not some time ago.
    But the book is applicable *now* and just...
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    Interestingly, I have a comment very much related.

    So I am reading my recently purchased book by T. Seeley.
    This - "The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild"

    I keep...
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    Yes; you remember exactly - that "eco-floor" talk.
    I actually deployed the "eco-walls" (an attempt to both insulate and create habitat).
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    I have not looked inside since about June?...
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    Wait until cold.
    For as long as liquid feed is taken, it is less work for the bees.
    It takes extra effort and time to liquefy the hard feed.
    When it is cold - no choice left as the liquid is not...
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    Sure they will if they can get to them.
    So - the fallen mites become subject to additional damage inflicted by the predators, those living on the floor and the crevices.
    I even have an experimental...
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    Yes, do consider other predators.
    The spiders would not bite the limbs off - they suck the victims out (after injecting them with their "stuff").
    But the ants will bite and even more so than the...
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    Looks like you have a prelim #s of ~2/3 of the mite fall-off showing damage.
    Any non-bee damage possibility?
    Like ants?

    If true, your bees are aware of the pest and are doing something in that...
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    LOL!
    OK, I hope you see the same with your bees.

    Well, according to some people - this is not happening and nothing but a religion dope.
    Maybe you will see nothing then.
    Some kind of massive...
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    Russ,
    Are these your own pictures?
    Doing of your own bees?
    Just making sure I see what I think I see.

    PS: this is a very cool scope; affordable too, if important to have.
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    Important consideration in the chem-free (CF) management is mid-summer splits (nucs).
    In my climate, for the nucs to successfully prepare for the winter - feeding is necessary and rather a rule (not...
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    Thanks for sharing!
    I was looking for a good photo identification guide.
    Indeed, Stiff Goldenrod is the one variety bees are working the hardest.
    I need to harvest the seeds and spread the Stiff...
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    Drones are still a plenty.
    Me too - trying to mate an accidental late queen.
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    I'd give it one more winter to my best TF stock (will make it three winters straight) and then.....
    Maybe we should indeed start talking material exchange with the interested folks involved.
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    For the most of us - this is how things are.
    Not much else you can do.

    Well, sharing/purchasing/importing promising stock into your location is one good thing to do.
    IF I did not bring in four...
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    Does not matter to me, GG.
    I play the dice game.
    Somehow it works.

    Overall, the more we look at it, the more we understand how little we understand.
    With that, why bother?

    Lots of smart...
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    Need to think about this one...
    When have time.
    :)

    As for me, I envision going forward as a regular splitting operation (early - for swarm control and expansion; late - for mite control, quality...
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    UNLESS you use some of the splits as resource hives for the other splits and run them as resource hives/honey hives groups.

    You end up with 1)weak splits being robbed of the bees and 2)strong...
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    Thanks, Russ.
    Just another evidence - those who looking for a resistant stock, there are clearly many options.
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    +1

    One latest trend that I like.... people are less and less "ashamed" of being bee-havers, of being called a bee-haver.
    Good.

    I cultivate the same personal niche and will keep doing it AND...
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    I don't know.
    Immediately, I don't like the #1 and will not follow it (and few other points).
    Unreasonable BeeHAVER that I am and will be.
    Oh well.
    :)
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