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    Re: Selling queens

    That has a good ring to it :thumbsup:.
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    This today

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53632649
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    Re: Selling queens

    Thing with "mutts", is they are crossbreds. So they will often show hybrid vigor, but that dissipates in a few generations.

    Crossbreds contain a hotchpotch of genetics and the offspring may be...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    About that. According to what I read, the US vaccine trial is 60,000 people, of which 1/2 got a placebo and are the control group.

    I'm guessing that in 6 months or some point in time, they will...
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    Re: Converting 1:1 to 2:1 formula

    Weigh it.

    1 to 1 is one pound water to 1 pound sugar. So if your 1 to 1 mix weighs say, 4 pounds, it has 2 pounds of sugar, 2 pounds of water. So to make it 2 to 1 you would add another 2 pounds...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    Unfortunately this disease has become politicized, and also been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. It has also polarized people.

    We don't want the thread closed so remember to be polite...
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    The Covid 19 Thread

    According to todays TV news there are now around 4 1/2 million cases of covid 19 in the USA as at this date.

    With this many cases there must be some Beesource members affected, this thread is for...
  8. Thread: Green honey?

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    Re: Green honey?

    Over where I am, nectar from a plant called kanuka (not manuka), can show as green if in comb built on black plastic foundation. Weird thing though, once extracted it is not the least bit green.
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    Re: Confused new beek-Beeginners Luck?

    How, if manufacturers instructions are followed?

    Did you know that the active ingredient, amitraz, once out of the strip, has a 1/2 life of just a few days before breaking down?
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    Re: Confused new beek-Beeginners Luck?

    Agreed. That's because it suited better to get registration. However if you talk to the guys in France who make it, like I have, they will privately recommend 8 - 10 weeks. Which in my own experience...
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    Re: Confused new beek-Beeginners Luck?

    Wow, sounds like you are certainly bombing those mites. Yes apivar is an excellent treatment. Just, the active ingredient (amitraz) works by paralysing the mites which prevents them feeding, they...
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    Re: Confused new beek-Beeginners Luck?

    Well done Larry, it's great when it all works out.

    Next season will not be so simple, you will have to control swarming and your success at that will determine your honey crop.

    You may also be...
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    Re: Supersedure and swarm cells

    OK well sounds good about the pollen.

    What are low mite counts, and what method did you use?
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    Re: Supersedure and swarm cells

    Based on your description they will not be planning to swarm. The queen cells will be for supersedure, or, because the queen is dead so they have made some emergency cells.

    If there are still free...
  15. Re: possible tracheal mite infestation; where is testing available?

    Here is a video of a dissection to look for tracheal mites. To cut to the actual dissection, go to minute 9.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wy2PG_MB4Y
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    Sounds good. You have done well. :thumbsup: :)
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    If you have been able to successfully swap out all the LW bees into the other hive and replace them with normal bees in the hive to be requeened, not much reason it shouldn't work.

    Just, the bees...
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    Re: Packaging creamed honey

    :eek:
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    Re: Spun (Creamed) Honey issues

    Thanks BeePappy, I read your link, learn something every day. :thumbsup:

    I guess if in some circles creamed honey is known as spun honey, then it would make sense for someone to add spun honey to...
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    Re: Spun (Creamed) Honey issues

    Cloverdale has it right, as far as terminolgy goes that would be used commercially, honey that has been creamed by the process she describes is called creamed. The terms "spun" and "whipped" are not...
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    Re: Packaging creamed honey

    Commercial method is to run a slow stirrer during the creaming process, which for most honeys at 57 degrees takes 3 days to fully creamed. The agitation stops the crystals grabbing into each other as...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    Because it is during the first couple years of a baby's life that their immune system is being programed.
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    Re: two hives, maybe queenless

    Good for you finding the issues, and at least you have one good hive. :thumbsup:

    It's all learning, you have now learned how long it can take for a swarmed hive to requeen. :)

    I can't say what...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    Yes unfortunately it is true. It is something that as parents we are reluctant to face up to.
    During the first couple of years of a childs life their immune system is learning how to respond to the...
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    Re: Is it possible to graft too young?

    Very impressive Bernhard, those are great looking cells for 24 hours. :thumbsup:
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