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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    received this via pm today:



    to which i replied:
  2. Re: Randy Oliver on his attempts at selective breeding for mite resistance

    many thanks for posting these links zabadoh.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344295398_Evaluation_of_Traits_for_the_Selection_of_Apis_Mellifera_for_Resistance_against_Varroa_Destructor
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    Sticky: Re: pdf version of walt wright's manuscript

    :)
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    more on the smr story:
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  6. Re: Perhaps you want to read "political" threads? Sign up for the Tailgater forum acc

    one of the things about which all on the moderating team were agreed was how civility has been maintained on those threads, and how members having drastically diverging viewpoints have refrained...
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    Re: Caveat Posteri - Let the poster beware

    bump. see also: https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?364267-Perhaps-you-want-to-read-quot-political-quot-threads-Sign-up-for-the-Tailgater-forum-access!&p=1829047&posted=1#post1829047
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    for those of you who are new and/or possibly not familiar with the tailgater subforum, it can be found be clicking on 'forum' at the top of any page, and then scrolling almost all the way down to the...
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    Re: Microbial ecology of the bee and hive

    good post bernhard, and many thanks for your valued contributions.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    nice post, way to go russ.
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    Re: Over-crowing summer swarms?

    thanks greg, nice photos.

    you are also correct about a local strain becoming adapted to the local flows and dearths. i'll see modulation of brood rearing up and down usually a few weeks in...
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    Re: Over-crowing summer swarms?

    not so much non-localized genetics, but rather selection pressure toward fecundity regardless of field conditions, a trait that serves our commercially oriented friends well.

    the extreme...
  13. Re: Very strong hive with unknown queen issues, help please

    yes, it see now that pat gave it a second try and that one made it through. thanks.
  14. Re: Very strong hive with unknown queen issues, help please

    bumped up for pat, it got caught in moderation for some reason.
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    many thanks for the update david.

    during the honey flow is a queen excluder placed above the 3 lower boxes that you leave undisturbed for the bees to use as they wish?

    looking ahead i am...
  16. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    good report. thanks for sharing confirmation with the vita test kit.
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    Re: Post swarm actions

    chances are better than not that things will work out with the existing cells. it's a common occurrence with bee colonies, it's what they do.

    i would wait about three weeks from when you saw the...
  18. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    i stand corrected on the prophylaxis msl, thanks for the link.
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    exactly right msl.

    waiting for an outbreak to treat makes no sense at all.

    used to be treat before supers went on and then again after they came off,

    but prophylactic treatments are now...
  20. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    recommendations vary somewhat. here's this one:

    "In order to prevent possible contamination of marketable honey, all oxytetracycline treatments in spring or fall must occur outside the honey...
  21. Re: EFB is a major pain, but it's easily treatable.

    ...easily treatable so long as you don't mind placing a contaminant in your hives during the honey flow.

    the three colonies i had from last year that 'recovered' from efb antibiotic treatment...
  22. Re: What Kind of Bees Are These Entering Our Hive?

    welcome aboard agt!

    coweta co. looks like a great place for bees.
  23. Re: Preponderance capped brood necessarily leading to swarm?

    most likely, yes. with proper swarm prevention you should be able to find frames of eggs and open brood as well.

    in my experience i have found that the colony needs room to expand the broodnest...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2020 treatment free experience

    i appreciate that t.

    not much anyone can do at this point other than cross all fingers and all toes that the queens get mated.

    the last hive remaining that had efb last year was found rebloomed...
  25. Re: FAKE ADOBE FLASH UPDATE WITHIN THIS FORUM

    no response from admin as of this morning.

    looks like beesource.com is just one of over 1400 websites that verticalscope owns, which may explain in part why we don't receive the admin attention...
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