Type: Posts; User: Juhani Lunden
Pure Apis mellifera mellifera is a very calm bee, which has one an easy to notice distinctive quality: it runs like honey towards the bottom bar of the frame. When holding one long enough, they drop...
Much of the film is recorded in Ruovesi, the place where I live.
It is sort of a reflection of my childhood memories. Sweet memories!
I wonder if this plays outside Finland?
Absolutely fascinating read, thanks!
This thread is getting expensive.
I do have Adams book "In the search of the best bee.." but it is a translation, in Swedish, the only one I could find way back before Amazon.
Brother Adam used inbreeding as a tool to fix traits.
When we look at the many words Brother Adam used to write about the dangers of inbreeding it is good to remember, that in the beginning, ...
The initials, here TR= Thomas Rueppel and PN= Preissel and Neuburger, on the breeder queens "name" is a sign that they have raised and evaluated that particular queen. The owner of that hive. (I...
He is using monticola Elgon, but monticola is not only Erik Österlund. There are other breeders using it too.
I am curious to find the exact breeder originating from Erik Österlund. Is Elgon in...
Crossing new material is just for advanced breeders. Normal beekeepers use buckfast bees as any other race. Crossings are done to get some new trait into buckfast race, the new F1 needs to be...
Has the capensis ability to thelytoky ever been discussed when using these lines? I have understood that it is somewhat of a nuisance, the possibility to take over other hives.
Can you point out more precisely which breeder queen?
Ashes smelt snow and form a warmer landing surface in winter conditions, used in Finland specially by hobby beekeepers and just before cleansing flight
I looked at couple pedigrees of Paul Jungels breeders. At least the first ones seemed to be made in that old way: new stuff in from fathers side, mother line is old stuff.
" B154(PJ) is...
"B153(TR) is a queen of Thomas Rueppel (DE) mated in 2017, descendant G13 of Takab93aR. She is a Buckfast who comes from a line of pure meda (Iran)-combination well established."
Inbreeding is inevitable in closed population breeding (I remember reading some calculations about how big a population and how many breeder queens one must have to maintain sex alleles for 20 years,...
I´m very pleased that you present the work of Brother Adam in such detail. I think there must be living a small teacher inside you, just like me. :)
When reading your text I stopped in the word...
This is interesting.
There are several possibilities:
VSH bees open all cells containing mites (detected by sense of smell, sick bee odor, or whatever) and then they after opening the...
And the foundress not making offspring does not make a wound? I think all mites must eat.
Better explanation is that when making successfully offspring mites create some pheromone so that bees...
VSH bees remove only the mites which make offspring (=new mites).
If the bees are reacting to sick pupa, how is this possible?
Good sense of smell is the answer, most probably.
???? I don´t understand your comment.
These two were writing about bees ability to detect mites by sense of smell.
which Michael Palmer denied saying:
How do the VSH bees detect mites making offspring in cells, if it were not odor?
"Removal of mite-infested brood is probably triggered by unusual odors that penetrate the cell cap to the outside...
In hard winter climates it is always a bad sign if bees start moving in the middle of winter, even just inside the hive, not to speak flying outside. The hive which comes last out in...