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  1. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    With your typing, MSL, never know what you meant.
    It can go either way.
    Sorry, but it is really hard to read and follow the thought, IMO.
    That is regarding the WTF.

    All right, I suppose, I...
  2. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    OR - MSL has some magic fresh sci. article up his sleeve.
    Never know!
    :)
  3. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    Well, exactly.

    But NOT have a single queen that simultaneously contains genes of the 16 fathers at once; or 20 fathers; or 25 fathers..... N fathers (a chance of that is approaching zero).
    A...
  4. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    You are talking of half-sister cohorts in the hive, I think.

    Well, this is different from:


    I can understand - "a fertilized egg MAY get UP to 16 paternal DNA sources intermixed" (due to...
  5. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    It this really true?

    I always thought of "one-father-per-an-egg" is generally true.
    Not "N-fathers-per-an-egg".
    (Discounting any imperfections, such as random re-combinations and such).

    For...
  6. Thread: Chinook

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    Re: Chinook

    https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/09/fact-check-no-the-glaciers-are-not-growing-in-glacier-national-park/
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    Well, I am also observing how many apparently strong clusters early November very quickly dissolve in a matter of just weeks and are gone by XMass.
    Unsure if the conventional combines are the...
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    Re: Alternative design of a ventilated bottom

    The "anti-Varroa" intent of the thing is not deserving the attention IMO, and I don't even care for that "mite-control" idea (marginal even if true).

    The combination of ventilation, ease of...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    As well these "puny clusters" become very susceptible to low temps and wear out exceedingly quickly just trying to maintain the cluster core temp.

    What happened with the last dead nuc - was an...
  10. Thread: Chinook

    by GregV
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    Re: Chinook

    Says:

    https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/09/fact-check-no-the-glaciers-are-not-growing-in-glacier-national-park/

    Which agrees with the official global site of GNC:...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    It is what it is.

    Over Nov/Dec/Jan so far we had:
    - 15 nights in the teens F
    - 12 nights in the singles F
    53267
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    No negatives F yet, but the coldest time around here is usually...
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    Sticky: Re: Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    -1
    5/19 (26%).
    Now, this is quite natural survival rate.
    :)

    Winter is hammering now at the remaining survivors.
    A nuc cluster got stuck and froze inches away from their honey.
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    The six batches I did during the summer extraction - all from different hives.
    The most crystallized jar is the same as in the above picture (batch #5 per the sticker - stupidly, I mixed up my batch...
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Left - one of the batches from summer 2019 crop - solid sugar clump (the crystals are so large).
    Right - one of the batches from summer 2018 crop - dark and liquid (the batch is full of pollen too -...
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Macro-trash (brood, chunks of wax, etc) will not cause crystallization.
    We are really filtering these out for obvious reasons (to have visibly clean honey) - not to prevent crystallization.

    To...
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    Re: What causes Honey to cystallize?

    Normal.
    In fact, if you'd keep the batches from different hives separate, you'd see differences in crystallization.
    This is due to the differences in the foraging sources they used.
    Some honey...
  17. Thread: first dead-out

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    Re: first dead-out

    Look at your own pictures - nothing but drones.
    :)
  18. Video - comparison of Dadant to Lazutin Long hives

    From a channel I track - about a variant of the Lazutin long hives.

    It has English subs - hence am posting it for wider audience.
    The point of this episode - he is announcing a new series where...
  19. Thread: Global Warming

    by GregV
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    Re: Global Warming

    Electoral College is so obsolete, it is worse than miles and pounds.

    We lough at stupidly obsolete ordinances that still regulate horse-drawn carts (STILL on the books some places).
    And yet some...
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    Re: 2019 Winter solstice

    Just because you brought it up.

    :)
  21. Thread: Going to use OTS

    by GregV
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    Re: Going to use OTS

    I kinda of use OTS with about 30% survival so far (not that I will change my ways - works for me).
    Just FYI.
    But I am not pedantic about OTS methodology either - calendar and all that.
    When I find...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    LOL!
    This is some advanced furniture.
    Heading to the dormitory dumpsters tomorrow to get some. :)
    Well, we are snowed in. :(
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    Re: Mountain camp vs. honey

    Not only.
    Remember how in March and April (for my area) the colony is in its most critical and weakest point in season - the lowest number of workers left AND they are trying to brood.
    Like I said...
  24. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    Unsure if this applies to me (per my comment).
    I guess me.

    I came to the US with $100 in my pocket and worked for the minimum wage ($4.25 at the time).
    Put myself through college.
    Not, I am not...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I start the MC pile with damp paper towel as the MC base - so that immediately cakes in sugar from the bottom up.
    Moisten the dry sugar as you apply it.
    I use water sprayer and do it well directly...
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