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    Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    That means most of the package bees are "survivor stock" as they are grafted from overwintered queens

    Survivor stock as used means they have lived TF and survived... Bees that survive with...
  2. Thread: UPS Lost my bees

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    Re: UPS Lost my bees

    maybe yes maby no..
    the word here (form freaked out local newbies on FB) was people were driving to UPS terminals to get their bees as when they called MSH on Friday the message said the bees had to...
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    Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    I don't know of another way to produce survivor stock :kn:
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    Re: Is an AI breeder queen worth it for 20-25

    impressive, that's a large TF operation for most places, what are your losses like?

    Shout out to the OP, I grew up in Ellington
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    Re: How to make feeding less of a chore?

    yep
    I run 2 gallons of hot tap water to a 25# bag of sugar mixed in a 5gal bucket and then carry the bucket to where its needed... rairly have any spoil issue...

    AMK I think this is what you're...
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    Re: $2 foam mini mating nuc

    its foam core board I salvaged, signage from a large convention. much stronger then it looks 54241
    but the standard house stuff from HD or lowes works here is the 1" 54243
    2 you just cut it with a...
  7. Re: backyard beek trying to raise splits/swarm cells?

    all right.... so you seem aggressive,but still seeking info good!!
    by the look of things your hive has swarmed, the old queen usually leaves about the time the cells are capped, if she hasn't put...
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    Re: Double screen board requeening method

    that sound like a LOT of trips to the yards
    AS does making up 50 double screened boards if you post flow you don't care about the forgers any way, they are just eating stores till they die

    the...
  9. Thread: UPS Lost my bees

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    Re: UPS Lost my bees

    doesn't seem to be as big an issue this year... last year the suppliers we telling the large importers in my area (1k packages a year) their orders were being cut in 1/2, this year its "hey you sure...
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    $2 foam mini mating nuc

    This is an excerpt from a FB live webinar I did last nite for the local clubs
    I made over 50 pre-cut kits to donate and was going to have a train the trainer night and then have them bring kits...
  11. Re: amazingly stoopid mistake; so, can I kiss my honey super's harvest adieu?!

    at this point its pointless to take it off, and if you do you need to keep it off for at least 2 weeks... dribble is in most places in 10 min and coats EVERYTHING in the hive in about 30 min and is...
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    Re: A sign of the times

    lol I was thinking of doing that + the full face OAV resporator...better yet bring a noncontact thermometer and scan some people... every once in a while pick up a radio and say "we got another one"...
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2020

    look for purple-eyed drone brood, most of us are close
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    Re: Melanie Kirby talk “Bees as Seeds”

    A common TF talking point, She didn't provide a source for her data but other studies don't support that view

    "We sampled honey bee workers from two managed populations in North America and...
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    Re: Understanding varroa treatment

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0005772X.2016.1204826?src=recsys&journalCode=tbee20

    what your looking for is a bit "fringe" and not main stream beekeeping

    try goggle scholar...
  16. Re: 4/4/4 overwintering nucs...?best way to overwinter bees

    There was a good sare study on this
    http://www.rrbeekeepers.com/Meghan/Sustainable-Fall-Nucs.pdf
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    Re: Shipping queens - room for improvement

    its not just the outside temps

    https://academic.oup.com/jee/article-abstract/112/3/1043/5313456
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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    well with all this time on my hands feels like I should take out a craigs list ad

    "Do bee stings affect the Crononavirus?, Sicenicetists aren't sure, but no beekeepers with Covic19 have been...
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    Re: OA and reduced honey yields

    Sounds like bit of a game of telephone on DR Underwoods COMB study in PA

    https://youtu.be/ZW3-xL7ZG_Y?t=595

    The "Feral Survivor Stock" used in all 3 setups swarmed like mad (90%) and I would...
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    Re: Shelter in place...unintended consequences

    A blizzard on a local/regional scale nothing new, we are talking globally this time.

    given the longer duration and impact on dating the rate could go down in the younger pop
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    Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    problem is you asked a bunch of duck farmers (on a duck farming forum) a question about your birds not swimming and didn't tell them you were keeping chickens
    Then you get mad at them when they...
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    Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    Ha
    you did say that, but it was in the middle of a try rate of 4 back to back posts..guess I had tuned out by then..
    this is the kind of thing you need to put in your OP
    you hop on here asking for...
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    Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    JoJO
    How many hives did you bring threw winter so far this year?
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    Re: A sign of the times

    CA on lockdown, is that going to be a large impact on packages
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    Re: Varroa Mitigation Entrance using Nail Brushes

    https://thebeereport.com/2019/08/07/lasers-a-new-method-to-control-varroa-mites-in-honey-bees/
    Austin powers, sharks, with fricken laser beams on it head killing mites

    JOJO I showed you patents...
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