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    Re: oa dribble freqency

    it kills for 2 weeks+, 3 days is likely vapor
  2. Re: Did you know Cuba is treatment-free bee island? It is.

    thats not in the least what was done (and I think you know it )
    They took a base stock selected it and made a breed....
  3. Thread: Nuc Hive Box Size

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    Re: Nuc Hive Box Size

    I run 16" nucs out of 3/4" stock.. nice round cutting numbers that help minimize the waist.
    Gives me space for 10 bars and a folower board or a 4 next to 5 bar set up with a division board feeder...
  4. Re: Did you know Cuba is treatment-free bee island? It is.

    Given the scope and scale of the breeding and requeening program leading to improvements in honey yield and Varroa resistance I would argue they are much closer to something like buckfast or the USDA...
  5. Re: Did you know Cuba is treatment-free bee island? It is.

    nope
    State run queen selection program and your required to by every thing from them, and sell you honey at $0.50 a pound or less to them...
    Its certainly one way to shift the genetics of an...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    it sounds like people are saying the chemical free hives died of mites because they didn't have chemicals used on them to kill mites :ws:

    your points are fine for comparing resistant stock head...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    well I don't know of a single TF practitioner that treats their swarms and packages. Real world is bees show up with mites and this is a real world test.
    Treated packages are going to have less...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    so the only way to test treatment free is to treat?


    mixing large and small cell bees defeats the purpus

    rember we are talking about a advrage 0.5% mite load, on a package no less.... Its a...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    sure thats why they re queened every hive in every group with sister queens from 7 year survivor stock..

    Rember they are testing management systems.
    They did what would be considered best...
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    The packages for the TF group were small cell bees from a different source
  11. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    It was a club yard I was teaching queen rearing at and had moved the cells to, there was a huge up tic in EFB in the Denver area this year
    My main yard got hit hard last year and I learned the hard...
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    You said it perfectly!
  13. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Had to keep my mouth shut for a bit till things became public ...
    I noticed on the day I took the capped cell picture the hive had EFB... Long story short the hives were eventuality treated and...
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    I would take that with a grain of salt, rock salt at that...One reason to look at the data as the author may have an ax to grind despite the losses 3 years running he says
    any way




    I feel...
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    SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/fne16-840/

    I realy don't like the wording in this study... having a treatment being tested labeled TF is a bit off..
    in this study "C" is classic TF,...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Hun, looking forward to your results... I would think they need to live for at least one brood cycle, if not 2
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    a head start over what?
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    COMB presentation at Apimondia
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZW3-xL7ZG_Y
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    That's why I added the line, as I felt it would come a bit across that way.. in the lite of day its more then a bit and I need to apologize and strike the post,

    not my market, witch is why I...
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    Its interesting, but I feel you guys could and should do better

    Edited so I sound less like a D-bag ;)
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    Re: OAV and Brood damage

    channel your goggle fu;) "Bogdanov EtAL 2002 bees formic acid" and its the 1st hit
    https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eea2/566024bdc5602b2be61708acda659d4e9751.pdf

    as crofter notes its important...
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    Re: OAV and Brood damage

    There is lead in honey as well, would it be ok to seal my jars with led foil?


    expand your reading

    Bogdanov EtAL 2002
    a spring treatment causes a large spike in FA levels, a 567%...
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

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    I would love a link to the study if you could find it


    sounds like Seeley 2016
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0150362


    yep, but I noted that in there...
  24. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Green eggs and ham Sam I am.
    I use bolth, I build haunted houses so this is the busy time for me, no way could I make 4 trips to all my yards to vape them .Not trying to change your winter ways,...
  25. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    LJ... I dissagree on ALL points

    1 when they do that It knocks back Nosema ceranae https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0034528815300333. Tests with water have failed. seems...
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