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  1. Use of Chemical and Nonchemical Methods for the Control of Varroa destructor (Acari:

    https://academic.oup.com/jee/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jee/toz088/5462560
  2. Re: Smartphone app that listens to bees to tell you what health issues they have

    Maybe we are building the future today as it has been done so many times in the past.

    If the op is reading and if you need help with the Iberian peninsula bees accent I am available to help.
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Open the honey dome with a fork to expose the honey. The bees will tend to transfer this honey to the upper box.
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    At this point, with already present larvae inside the queens cups 99% of my hives are in full swarming mode or in a queen replacement process. You have to discern which one it is.
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    Re: Too early to split?

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    I did some splits today (7 in total). I took the queens and 3 frames with brood and two more frames with reserves for the 7 nucs that I took to another apiary. On the...
  7. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    Yes, you can use it, no problem.
  8. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    Not bad Matthew. :)
    I have not yet used OSBN. In these last two years I have managed to keep a good number of drawn comb for the next season. In the future I will use it as a strategy to prevent or...
  9. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    I will try to do my job well to keep the bees in the hives. I also wish you a good season clyderoad.
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    On my hives, by rule, it is a sign of a strong one that may enter into swarming mode in the near future (about two weeks later). But some do not go into swarming mode. It is not an unmistakable sign...
  11. Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

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    Growing up ... gradually, according to the natural compass ... without stretching nature.
  12. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    I've already taken a look at the link. I have also read that thymol stimulates hygienic behavior in bees. Thank you Tim B.
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Thank you Matthew for the explanation.
    What you say confirms my suspicion that eggs and worker larvae at the edges of the recently cut comb can become a stimulus for bees to make queen cells. In my...
  14. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    Thank you mtnmyke.
    I'll give this suggestion to my friend and he'll decide what to do. I had the idea that it would be best to eliminate the queen and do a shock swarm/shakedown and eliminate the...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    I also found this detail referred by Matthew very interesting. I suspect that the reason for this bees' behavior is with that we create conditions / stimuli similar to those of the Miller's method...
  16. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    Thank you Pete.
    I myself have had some cases of chalkbrood in the past and have never thought such handling would be advisable. At this moment I have a case identified in an apiary and I will do...
  17. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    Thank you shinbone.
  18. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    It is very possible that my shortcomings in English are making the communication difficult. My friend's doubt is if he can put the frames with honey that he has removed from a hive with chalkbrood in...
  19. Re: eliminate the spores of chalkbrood from frames with honey

    Yes I agree with you MP. The frames with honey the best will be to extract the honey and melt them, or freezing these frames with honey gives guarantee of eliminating the spores?
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    A friend who had problems with some hives with ascospheriosis/chalkbrood asked me if there was any way to eliminate the spores of the frames with honey so that they could be placed in a healthy hive....
  21. Thread: Losses

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    Re: Losses

    Results of a survey on winter mortality 2016-2017 to 430 beekeepers with 20,787 hives spread over 1,616 apiaries to beekeepers in French Alsace: the colonies treated in July are associated with the...
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Very grateful Matthew :thumbsup:. I will do as you say.
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    Sticky: Re: Want Swarm Prevention? Try the OSBN Method

    Mathew I want to ask your permission to translate the op post to portuguese and put it on my blog to make known to my compatriots beekeepers. If you are in agreement how should I refer the credit to...
  24. Re: The Cause of Puerto Rican AHB's being resistent to Varroa Mites

    When doing another research on pesticides in waxes I found this reference:

    Genomic study explores evolution of gentle 'killer bees' in Puerto Rico...
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    Re: Dead Out Dummy

    Since 2017, after reading a French investigation (already mentioned by me at BS https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?317706-Apivar-6-weeks-or-12-weeks&highlight=apivar+weeks) I started to...
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