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    Re: Beeswax from China

    Yes, that is the difference. Be careful. I don't buy any wax at all. Never again. And I recommend not to let your own wax out of your hands unless you supervise the foundation milling yourself.

    I...
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    Re: Beeswax from China

    If you see "cloudy" combs like this, you may have contaminated combs.

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    It also turned out, that wax is carried around in the hive by the bees. If you have one contaminated...
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    Re: Beeswax from China

    Just an update on this matter. I too bought a batch of adulterated beeswax - marked and certified(!) as organic beeswax. It wasn't cheap wax but highly prized....I want the best for my bees. But it...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Did you use foundation for those combs? Were there other combs with foundation beside those combs?

    Looks like adulterated/contaminated wax to me.
  5. Re: Diatomaceous Earth = zero beetles this year

    Thanks for sharing. So how exactly did you apply the diatomaceous earth? Just around the hives on the ground? Or in-hive application?
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    Re: Bring Back Our Black Bees!

    Ain't so easy. There are decades of "real" breeding work, outstanding breeding work by Brother Adam behind the success of the Buckfast bee.
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    Re: Bring Back Our Black Bees!

    Here they now start to hang log hives into trees in national parks all over the country. With black bees in it. Ah yes...

    Hmmm. Isn't there such a thing like climate change? Formerly known as...
  8. Re: Use of Chemical and Nonchemical Methods for the Control of Varroa destructor

    Toxicity of oxalic acid and impact on some antioxidant enzymes on in vitro–reared honeybee larvae

    Sabová, L., Sobeková, A., Staroň, M. et al. Environ Sci Pollut Res (2019). ...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    In a German book about beekeeping in log hives, dating back as far as 1569, it is described that log hives were not harvested before five years after initial population.
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    When that „eco-floor “ came up some 10 years ago, I asked Professor Seeley about it. From personal communication and from what I remember he said, that at latest in the second year everything that...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Citation:

    Walls. The wails of nest cavities were always solid (see 1. Nest "Site, Tree condition) and coated with propolis on their inner surfaces. Figure 7 shows a small area of this propolis...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Why? Wasn‘t meant to be a talking-down?
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Looks like this is your first potato harvest? Good for a first try. Keep on trying and get self sufficient, it is a good thing to produce your own food. So you don't eat other people's food.


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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Wait until the second year before you come to conclusions...bees don't do much cleaning before they are fully established in that hive.


    PS: I have my own veggie garden since I am ten years old....
  15. Re: Use of Chemical and Nonchemical Methods for the Control of Varroa destructor

    Selection is nothing a queen producer can do. That must me done by breeders. Breeders usually don't produce many queens for sale, because the work of selecting is so laborious that you can't do any...
  16. Re: Use of Chemical and Nonchemical Methods for the Control of Varroa destructor

    :thumbsup:

    Sadly enough, but true...at least I observe the same.
  17. Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    I don't loose many if any queens when I introduce them. So 99 % success rate. I introduce from top of frames. Smoke only, if the bees are in a bad temper, which you can see if they spread the wings...
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    Use of Chemical and Nonchemical Methods for the Control of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) and Associated Winter Colony Losses in U.S. Beekeeping Operations

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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    Spreading the "truth" (tm).

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  20. Re: Study on the introduction of virgin queens

    I introduce many(!) virgin queens using plain bee-o-logy. With almost 100 % success. No smoke, nothing fancy. Just dequeen the hive, wait 2-3 hours and introduce the queen from top of the frames....
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    All people seem to agree with the virus theory and a lot of studies seem to point into that direction. But what's with the new study, that showed that varroa doesn't feed on the hemolymph but on the...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Maybe. Doubt it.

    In 2013 I was breeding pseudoscorpions as varroa control and released them into hives, also into the two hives living in my house. I never again saw a scorpion for years up right...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    Errrm, Greg...this is plain wrong what you theorize...

    How do I know? I keep bees in all sorts of hives. Including many fixed comb hives with very deep floors...and yes: bees keep the floor tidy,...
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    Re: gravity honey extractor

    Same experience here. The best thing to do, is to use an apple grinder to slice the honeycomb into tiny pieces. Then it drains pretty well, but still a lot of honey will be left in the wax. You can...
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    Re: Old hive photo collection

    The T120 hive. When I started beekeeping I started with those hives.

    This is a manual in German language with some pictures. http://immenfreunde.de/KarlSimshaeuser_TrogbeuteT120.pdf
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