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    Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    I had a bit of a head scratcher this year. I built a rig to emerge in to small hole JZBZ cages, and 90% ended up dead in the cages on 2 trys in 2 different hives that emerged virgins in hair roller...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    I would push you toward the Russian foam design.. more or less the same as the comerical ones, witch realy had a lot of thought put into them

    After a few seasons, my thoughts
    You want 2 combs...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    mostly agree as well...lol
    Where I think we both are going is a smaller nuc started with some shook bees and a Cell/Virgin is a resource efficient way to mate out a queen.

    My point was such...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    agreed, (but that's not is being taught!!) its dosen't even need anything in it, not even drawn comb if you can feed the nuc (as is done with minis)


    I argue the opposite.... Commercial,...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    page 2
    http://www.wicwas.com/sites/default/files/articles/American_Bee_Journal/ABJ2010-07.pdf


    yes and no... a foam mini takes 600 bees to stock, a 60% frame of brood and cover bees is about...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    the foam hives I linked may better(and still Russian...lol).. after last years experiment with wood topbar minys pointing the way , I had very good luck with ye-old mass produced (made in china)...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    yes
    2 days before the "bomb cyclone" hit this spring I found 2 bone dry KTBH nucs and put Drivert on them(dumped on the floor).. it was in the high 50s and they were flying ...lol got to love the...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    Thank you!
    I hadn't been able to put the numbed stand and the blue box full of nucs in a way that made sense
    the as a frightfully small nuc....
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    Re: Best ratio of hives to nucs for mating

    to the OPs question
    http://www.wicwas.com/sites/default/files/articles/Bee_Culture/BC2003-11.pdf
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    welp... why ask if you have your mind made up?
    6 years, no losses, maybe you should be full time? can't imagine what a commercial operation could teach you...:cool:


    if cracking the seal is...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    Nice!

    as always your youtube posts send me down a rabbit hole clicking the side links
    I keep runing in to variants of these https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yid34CVum0 in bolh wood and foam, and...
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    Johno -while I may disagree with your positions, I have never seen any reason to challenge your motives. Your a stand up guy and your posts have helped many beekeepers (including me) build a great...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    LOL I was there as well
    I was building haunted houses pulling big hours when you posted and didn't see it
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    looking at it again, I guess you plug it in just off camera?
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    Re: Oxalic Dribble Method

    12 hives in 15:30...but lets not forget the 5 min warm up and the 10 min post treatment wait to unseal the hive, so more like 30:30 to treat the yard,

    I am about 1 min a hive car door to door with...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Winter of 17/18 you got 2 out of 11 threw till spring- 82% loses
    Winter of 18/19 you got 4 out of 14 threw till spring-71% loses
    your 19/20 gole of 5-7 out of 18, 61-72% losses would seem...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I posted the link :scratch:

    Toufailia Et Al 2016


    I found this list handy https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?332394-Band-heater-vaporizer&p=1746979#post1746979
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    The EMEA says that with the slow pan heater types 54% makes it in to the hive, 1% breaks down in to FA the rest Co2/water
    https://www.ema.europa.eu/documents/...roducts_en.pdf


    "This small...
  19. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    Bond as outlined by Kefuss is incompatibly with DBBB as outlined by Blacquiere.

    Bond is selective breeding by mite counts using breeder queens and re queening the bottom 80% or so. The hope is...
  20. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    welp.... I would say settle for what has proven to work repeatably.
    IE

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    Robert G Danka, Thomas E Rinderer, Marla Spivak, and John Kefuss-2013 [U]Comments on: “Varroa destructor:...
  21. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    kinda was my point.. In this example its the same genetics run in modern hives (in the preserve set aside to keep these bees pure) and they need treatments.. natural slection/darwin/black box has...
  22. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    A great bedtime story, but I am not so sure why you think they are so shiny

    2014 the preserve had almost 500,000 acres, 300 active bee tree hives, 900 empty ones
    Then there were the 4,000 modern...
  23. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    The USDA Russian stock went threw years of selective breeding state side to enhance the base stocks natural resistance and extensively used breeder queens and grafting, on top of that I think its...
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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    I am not sure who "they" are.
    There seems to be a bit of internet lore out there with most of the issues seeming to be climate dependent and some at a much higher % then is used in modern times.
    ...
  25. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    wellp I have been waiting to see peoples response.

    My feeling this is rehashed "death cult" gibberish full of 1/2 truths and research miscartiurstion. The plan of "let them die and split what...
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