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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    No, and there might be several reasons. Firstly the paper is not on the surface of the boxes. There is a 5 cm high rim on the hive bottom, which is 3 cm wider than the boxes. The paper is stapled...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    It is poly-urethan which is covered with aluminium paper. All my hive covers are that material, I paint the sawed edges. Rain or sun has no/minumal effect. Oldest must be over fifteen years old.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    Removing feeders in the same time when tar paper and mouse guards are mounted. The temperature in the picture was just under freezing point, but day highs have been in +5C, colder than normally this...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    Time to protect hive from excessive wind. Excluders are used are mouse gards on the bottom.

    51811

    The last queens are waiting for their delivery. Never before so late, put some extra...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    :thumbsup:

    My limit for feeding is 50kg (total weigh, 2 shallow 12 frame boxes, about 1,5 deep Langstroth)

    Usually they have +10 kg food left in spring.
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    I weigh right (and left) sides with this (pretty much identical): http://grb.nordicshops.com/product.html/hangvag-mekanisk-kc-08
    Usually the needed accuracy is possible to get with weighing one side...
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    Sorry, I meant pupa!
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    Here in Finland some restaurants buy drone larvae, for cooking.

    I know some beekeepers just fry them on a pan with butter.

    Crickets were the first insect food.
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    Project Apis m

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=2JJ9Jo3w7AM

    https://undark.org/article/honeybee-fearsome-enemy-mite/

    I had not heard about this project yet. In the video start Danielle Downey...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    +1 :thumbsup:
    I have always appreciated your calm and thoughtfull writings, which tell me of a person with great wisdom. As someone already said, Iīm sure you will have survivors. As long as...
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    Re: beeswax melting / filtering - need help

    Douple.
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    Re: beeswax melting / filtering - need help

    My way:

    https://naturebees.wordpress.com/2019/09/29/smelting-and-circulating-beeswax/
  13. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Couple remarks:
    - 7 years TF bees used in the experiment is obviously not good enough, it seems 10 years is needed for adaptation
    - the unsuitability of the TF bee material is seen in the rapid...
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    The positive thing is that if you are on an island (Gotland, otherwise remote area or controlled matings) bees adapt to mites in about ten years.

    (Terje Reinertsen case has to be explained in...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Here in Finland all honey crops are over by mid August (usually much earlier), the first frosts come usually mid September, sometimes 10th sometimes 20th. My bees, although in un-isolated (18 mm...
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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Nice video!
    Why donīt you use top feeders?
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    The pleasure was all mine, thank you!
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    Resistance of Primorsky bees was discovered in Far East Russia, then confirmed in US, then confirmed in Central Europe, then Finland...

    Bee genetics, that is the answer.
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    Paul Jungels pedigree 2011:

    – Primorsky Breeder No

    P150(PJ) = imq .09 – B85(JL) hauk B139(JL) : .06 – R84(JL) ins Rmix06(JL) :
    (12) itq .04 – R113(KK) hauk B29pp(JL) : itq .02 –...
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    Re: Do I really need to medicate?

    I have got a report from Central Europe (Google maps Ruovesi-Luxembourg 2126 km) that my queen "does not need any medication"
    This testimony is in fact public and available in Internet....
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    Re: Wild honeybees in US

    Yes, sorry, I meant feral colonies.

    What about other areas than Arnot Forest? Is there a line, north of which feral colonies do not exist?
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    Wild honeybees in US

    Are there any studies concerning how many wild bee colonies there are in US?

    I mean really wild, not swarms.
  23. Re: Kirk Webster - 20 Years of Commercial Beekeeping Without Treatments of Any Kind

    And Iīm SO proud that after our visit and seeing the site of his new home he later asked me, a Finn, for advice how to build a sauna properly!
    I hope he has had many relaxing moments there.
  24. Re: Is it tougher and tougher to control mites with OAV?

    Like TF
    or IMP
    or OAD
    or IMHO
    this could have an own shortening:
    CITANW =Choosing to Increase Treatments Although they donīt Need t but I Want
  25. Re: Kirk Webster - 20 Years of Commercial Beekeeping Without Treatments of Any Kind

    Was there mentioned any numbers? Hives, kg, mites ?


    (My hearing problem is getting serious, a video with a bad quality voice is a nightmare)
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