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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    LOL Clyde :D
  2. Re: Interest in purchasing New Zealand queens being sought

    Thanks guys that is great information, I will certainly pass that along to him.
  3. Interest in purchasing New Zealand queens being sought

    I'm posting this on behalf of a friend who is a commercial queen breeder only selling his queens in New Zealand. Since i am on Beesource and he is not, I'm posting.

    He now wants to export, and is...
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    Ryan i would be interested to know how old you are.

    You have laid your project out in an interesting way, you have also done some research, and supplied references. If the person who is grading...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Noooo!!
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    An interesting document Jim.

    I would like to subscribe to that myself, is that possible for someone like me offshore, if so how do i subscribe?
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    That's good news.

    Now we are all interested you must update in due course so we know how this turned out. :)
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    The fall will not kill them, but the water drenching may or may not kill them, depending if temperature, weather etc, allow them to dry themselves off afterwards.
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    If the main body of them is inside, spraying with water will not work.

    However it will cost you nothing to try.

    Here is a link to a video of a fairly typical live removal
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    Re: Need Bees to move along

    Hi Steve your attachment would not show.

    However normally when bees are clustered on the outside of a house, it is because there is a small hole allowing access to an interior cavity and the bees...
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    Re: Dramatic queen retrieval during removal

    For those wanting to see the dramatic queen retrieval, it starts at 5.10.

    Well, almost see it, anyway.
  12. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Off topic, but since you asked, my explanation would be 2 words. African bees.

    It worked in Africa, it worked for Dee, and it worked for Bee Weaver.
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    I would have to disagree with that, because as an ex queen breeder, I had so many cases where the person interfered and caused the queen to be lost. When if he had just left things alone it would...
  14. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Personally though, i would still have answered the question. It's not like i just answer something one time, and that's it, for posterity.

    Something we see from time to time that i consider anti -...
  15. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    If a non robbing bee could be produced, or located, it would certainly solve a lot of 21st century beekeeping problems right there.
  16. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Should not be a worry if the treating beekeepers are any good. They should anticipate and factor into their treatment schedule, just like i do when I get a truckload of dinks not worth putting on...
  17. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Guess saying that is one way to avoid answering his question, ha ha.

    I would have just been straight up and said i didn't have any citations. ;)
  18. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    LOL FP, I expected better from a man of science like yourself. ;)

    You cannot make a claim, then demand anyone else has to prove / disprove it. It is over to the person making the claim, to prove...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    The procedure is after any queen cells are killed, put the introduction cage in between brood combs with the tab or whatever is covering the candy removed, so the hive bees have access to the candy....
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Agreed. The comb is normal colour.

    And since you got the queen coming you may as well continue to give this your best shot, because if nothing else, the longer you can keep this hive alive, the...
  21. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Don't worry Roland. If FP remembers -

    Then HE would be older than dirt. :D
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    Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

    LOL, i see it now. :D
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    Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

    None are traumatic to the bees long as it's done after the bees are shaken off the frame.

    Just, cutting the bottom off, the rest of the comb is still attached to the frame plus wired so in my view...
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    Re: Convert deep nucs to mediums?

    Or the harder way LOL, from what you say it sounds like we are talking wood and wax frames?

    If so shake all the bees off the frame and run over a sawbench to cut down to the right depth. Then...
  25. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Yes good point Grey Goose and the same thought has been running through my mind also.

    There are some different dynamics here, we do not have some of the advantages that have worked in your favor...
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