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    Sticky: Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    Well john, given a 98% success rate for introducing mated queens. I would certainly hope that people would have far better crossing the road odds than that. For example here on our very busy city...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    What exactly does mite resistance have to do with Beetles? I don't know that I have ever attempted to observe better resistance in bees. but I can assure you I know for a fact of better environment...
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    Re: Moving bees out of queen castle?

    I remove mated queens one compartment at a time into a 5 frame nuc. I set the nuc with no bottom on top of the queen castle and in a few minutes the bees will climb up into the nuc on their own....
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    Re: Feeling a bit let down and a fool

    I am thinking of this from the customer side of the sale. First of all. Do you offer a selection of jackets? tools smokers etc. Or do you offer your choice in all of those. If not I can think of...
  5. Re: How to Make an Oxalic Acid-Glycerin Towel (Video Demonstration)

    You didn't read that right. When I say I receive every lb of it . that is exactly what I mean. It is my business, as in it is my job. I run the warehouse where it is delivered. So I just don't wish I...
  6. Re: How to Make an Oxalic Acid-Glycerin Towel (Video Demonstration)

    I am not nearly as concerned about what chemicals I am putting in my hive as I am what they are putting in my hives. They being those that buy my honey. and putting it there via pesticides and...
  7. Re: How to Make an Oxalic Acid-Glycerin Towel (Video Demonstration)

    I am genuinely sorry to say this. But I now have to disagree concerning OA. It is now in fact regulated. None of those other substances are. IN order for something to be illegal it has to be stated...
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    Sticky: Re: EZ Bee automatic flow

    It was my thinking that the advantage of the flow hive was to not need additional supers or having to lift them to harvest. just drain frames as they fill up the one super.
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    Re: Queen Cells between boxes?!

    From what I have seen my bet would be drone brood in bridge comb. I have seen queen cells in either of the two bottom boxes of my hive. I have seen them in small clusters as well but usually two to...
  10. Re: PSA: Inspect your suit! And Dadant replacement veils?

    I am not so sure it was the washing that made the screen brittle. The screen in my daughters veil came brittle. It was more of a plastic mesh then the fiberglass mesh of my suit. On another issue...
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    Re: How to control swarming? Stages of swarming

    It is a lot of information and a bit difficult to sort out. Not to mention the language issue.
    There is a rule of thumb I was taught many years ago about teaching. specifically lectures.
    1. tell...
  12. Re: How to select or breed bees that survive without treatment

    why do people assume the neighbors bad genes. if in fact they are even bad. are going to ruin their good genes. assuming they are even good. But not the other way around. Is it not just as likely...
  13. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    I know woodworkers that do this to stabilize wood and do acrylic castings. It works. you can use a pressurized paint can and set it up to create a vacuum. Takes a bit of tinkering. Just saying it can...
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    Re: Qualifications to be a club mentor

    1. willing
    2. available

    That's it. the rest will sort itself out.
  15. Thread: Rant!

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    Re: Rant!

    So called research is used to convince the general public to give to a cause. valid or not. save the icebergs. And it becomes an industry of it's own. Proof to me that this is what is happening is...
  16. Thread: Rant!

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    Re: Rant!

    Just maybe beekeepers would want to get a bit if their story straight before they spend to much time trying to explain it to others. Besides you are talking about information that even a significant...
  17. Thread: Rant!

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    Re: Rant!

    Then let the beekeeping community do that. But don't expect it of the general public. Don't expect the same message to the general public they don't have the same interest in the details as...
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    Re: Rant!

    You need to consider. your purpose would be to educate others about what they don't care to know. Their purpose is to motivate others to do several things. one to think they are the company helping...
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    Looking at these photos and if the two small ones are of your veil. I say the veil comes off. Bring both pulls to the end in your top photo. one side will slide free just like the sipper on your...
  20. Re: PSA: Inspect your suit! And Dadant replacement veils?

    I have two suits. both ventilated. The screen material in my veil is different than the veil of my daughters suit. hers was a stiffer material and brittle. it got holes I it in the first season. We...
  21. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Good luck Oldtimer. I hope your results improve.
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    Re: New Nuc Swarmed

    Taking 12 days to swarm with a mated queen. I am thinking probably not. Any traces of any of those cells still remaining? From capped cell to al of them emerged should have been 8 days at most. so...
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    Re: New Nuc Swarmed

    from what I have seen a swarm with no queen in it will not cluster. they gather on just about anything and everything around. But do not cluster.
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    Re: 2017 almond season

    Blue Diamonds almond report lists 8 varieties of almonds. All bloom on their onw schedule. THis the first paragraph of their report as of March 8.
    Petals are continuing to shed statewide as bloom...
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    Sticky: Re: a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    I would be interested in those 3 remaining hives being tracked for an additional year or two. or for as long as they hold out. Mainly to they continue to survive. I would also like to know more about...
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