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    Re: Queen Selection

    Just curious about those guys who take selected colonies South for queen-rearing - do they open-mate them down there, or are we talking A.i./I.I.?
    LJ
  2. Re: Oxalic acid is harmless - I don't bother removing honey supers any longer.

    You must be joking - the 'I' is a newspaper/magazine - written by hacks to fill up the space between advertisements. It's not - even in the wildest of imaginations - an authoritative source of...
  3. Re: Transition from shallow frames to deep frames?

    ... or chequer-board (IOIOIO etc) the shallow frames in-between pre-drawn deep frames, and - over time - move them to the sides of the brood-box before finally removing them.
    Wild comb will almost...
  4. Re: Oxalic acid is harmless - I don't bother removing honey supers any longer.

    Eh? Somebody clearly hasn't been reading processed food labels very carefully.

    ... and whatever you do - don't swallow your saliva, as it contains a cyanide derivative. :)
    LJ
  5. Re: Oxalic acid is harmless - I don't bother removing honey supers any longer.

    For anyone who's worried about oxalic acid and kidney stones etc - then you'd better stop eating anything with ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in it as well - as oxalic acid is produced when ascorbic acid...
  6. Re: Benefit to Nadiring (Natural Swarm Control?)

    Nadiring might be good for the bees, but it sounds like a recipe for developing a bad back. But - the equivalent is as easy as pi to do with a horizontal hive. :)
    LJ
  7. Re: Show us a pic of layens , lazutin, any deep body hive

    I've heard it said that "those who claim to know what is right for others are the most dangerous people in the world" - but personally, I just find them a little annoying.

    LJ (who hates central...
  8. Re: "asconded", ditched, deserted, left, whatever...

    The target audience is not one of chemistry students, and therefore an esoteric definition is not appropriate. The term "vapourisation" as commonly used conveys a general understanding, in the sense...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    Same issue with the term 'vapourisation' (English spelling) in another thread. An absolute pedantic adherence to a particular meaning of a word really does need to give way to an alternative meaning...
  10. Re: "asconded", ditched, deserted, left, whatever...

    Well - speaking as a graduate organic chemist - what's wrong with that term ?
    LJ
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    Re: virgins vs cells

    If you have a reasonably stable climate during the queen-rearing period, then I'm sure Q/C's are fine - and even to be preferred. But if you live in an area (as I do) where temperatures can suddenly...
  12. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    A.I Root ? Bad choice - he was a manufacturer as well as being a highly influential editor - who frequently changed his opinions according to what he thought would sell. Adair took him to task over...
  13. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    It's not about belief - some things have been investigated and are known about.

    To make a new queen requires a fertilised egg - that entails 2 components: the ovum and the sperm. The sperm has...
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    Re: Varroa Easy Check- Do you use it?

    So you do a check ...

    Those kinds of checks won't tell you how many Varroa mites are presently tucked-up out of harms way in the cells of capped brood, and they won't tell you what your Varroa...
  15. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    They look bigger because they're fully exposed, whereas with grafted and emergency cells, somewhere around 1/4 to 1/3 of the cell is hidden from view. The same is true of those supersedure cells...
  16. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    A thought which has just crossed my mind is that - although there are no hard and fast rules here - Swarm cells tend to be built on the lower edges of combs ... where it is cooler during the period...
  17. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    Thanks for the link - I now see more clearly the issue. (I've included that quote for anyone who may just be starting to read about this ...)

    I'm not sure how much of this theory I buy into -...
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    Re: hows it going im from uk

    It is. Welcome aboard.
    LJ
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    Yeah - a good question ...
    When I first decided to try this, I went to the trouble of ordering a pack of scalpel blades (I already had the handle) - but these didn't work too well, as the angle...
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    Talking about tearing down cell-walls ...

    I was curious to find out how many people use a brush rather than a hard tool. Seems some, but not that many. But - while searching, I came across this...
  21. Re: Inducing Swarm Cells for Quality Queens?

    That publication goes on to talk about a method for the creation of Supersedure Cells, which has the advantage of not having the accompanying danger of swarming. How can Supersedure Cells be of any...
  22. Re: Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    Yesterday was a real eye-opener ... !

    I've been slashing the sides of the Q/Cell and flaring it out slightly so that the virgin could then re-enter without risk of entrapment, thusly:
    ...
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    Whenever I've cut-out Q/C's, I've always left at least half an inch of comb all around them. With the comb itself being around an inch thick, that's quite a chunk of wax still attached to the...
  24. Re: Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    Quick update - 8 a.m. as I write this ...

    All virgins have now emerged except one - and all look ok - so it looks like there's more tolerance regarding temperature and queen-cell development in...
  25. Re: Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    The last run produced 8 Q/C's on a single bar which were looking good ... and then the weather turned pear-shaped: low temperatures, storm-force winds and driving rain. I took a look during one...
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