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    Re: How much is too much drone brood?

    From what I observe in my hives, the drone breeding rate depends on the greater or lesser availability of drone cells on frames.
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    I hope that you have eradicated mandarinia so as not to suffer what some UE beekeepers are going through because of the velutine wasp. A good read about mandarinia...
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    Yes. One big difference is in hunting mode, velutina hunts on a stationary flight outside the hive and mandarinia, from what I saw on youtube, enters the hive even when it is well populated, a...
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    Re: Dead outs

    Agree. Merry Christmas to all and a hug to you Oldtimer from here from the other corner of the world.
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    Re: Asian hornets in WA

    In Europe velutine hornet is not only dispersed by natural pathways. For example when it entered in Portugal it was about 600 km away. Everything points to their arrival in a cargo of imported timber...
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    Velutina hornet has been progressing in Europe despite all efforts and techniques used. Trojan horses are the only known technique for attacking non-localized nests, which are estimated to be 80% of...
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    Re: Asian Giant Hornet

    By the photo (https://www.oregonlive.com/environment/2019/12/huge-invasive-bee-killing-hornet-turns-up-in-washington-state.html) is the mandarinia hornet. In Europe the invading hornet is the...
  8. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    No. From late July drone breeding begins to decline and from October until March stops. Even worker-breeding stops in many hives between November and early January in the hives of my apiaries....
  9. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    The most robust hypothesis now proposes another slightly more complex explanation: during the last glaciation the M lineage survived in some niches of Iberia and expanded again to the north (current...
  10. Re: How to make DIY Apivar for a 1/100th the price?

    yes, just very lucky indeed:)
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    "One dose confirmation study was provided to support the 10-week treatment duration if brood is present. This last study was performed according with GLP principles in 2 French apiaries and the...
  12. Re: How to make DIY Apivar for a 1/100th the price?

    The public information I have available is that Apivar is a acaricide produced by a French company, VETO PHARMA, and the components of each strip is 0.5 g of amitraz and ethylene vinyl acetate as...
  13. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    It's this one Juhani: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10886654
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    I have been using Apivar during the last 4 years and have had a mortality by mites always below 1%. I have come to two major conclusions: is very good if applied at the right time (in my area in...
  15. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    >>What confuses me is that they name some groups of this A group with capital C, like CT4, CT5 etc.

    Hello Juhani. If I read well the article the use of capital C does not refer to lineage C...
  16. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    you're welcomme HaplozygousNut. Today is how we think: our bee is the result of a cross between the A and M strains. We have a variety of scientific data that supports that ... until there is a...
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    Re: Varroa 12%

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: It never hurts to remember the varroa's life cycle and do the calculations to treat the colonies in a timely manner.
  18. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    A.m.iberiensis is a natural hybrid M and A lineage. A.m.mellifera (black bee) is M lineage. Photos of my a.m.iberisensis: 52117521195212152123
  19. 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
  20. 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...
  25. Re: Growing upů at the entrance of spring in Portugal

    Yes, you can use it, no problem.
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