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  1. Re: Will the coronavirus negatively affect the beekeeping industry?

    Some things we already experience here in Germany:

    - the lockdown hinders migration of bees. Although there are exceptions and permissions, in some cases the districts are not allowing to let the...
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    Re: Latest in Darwinian Beekeeping

    Social benefits require a community: the influence of colony size on behavioral immunity in honey bees

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    Emergent properties of eusocial insect colonies (e.g., nest architecture and...
  3. Shipping queens - room for improvement

    Effect of shipping boxes, attendant bees, and temperature on honey bee queen sperm quality (Apis mellifera)

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    The fertility and fecundity of the queen are vital to the success of a honey...
  4. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    A Review of Sub-lethal Neonicotinoid Insecticides Exposure and Effects on Pollinators

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    Purpose of Review
    Beekeepers around the world have been reporting the ongoing weakening of honeybee...
  5. Re: Single box management...loss of pollen?

    No pollen in the first super – IF you use a follower board to adapt the broodnest size to the queen's fertility.

    If you give to many combs for brood than the queen can lay eggs, you get pollen in...
  6. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Characterizing honey bee exposure and effects from pesticides for chemical prioritization and life cycle assessment

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    • Model for quantifying pesticide field exposure and ecotoxicity...
  7. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Effects of thiamethoxam and spinosad on the survival and hypopharyngeal glands of the African honey bee (Apis mellifera intermissa)

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    Insecticides can affect development and survival of...
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    Since the queen is the same queen in both the optimal and suboptimal brood nest, with the same physical characteristics and abilities, the amount of eggs laid in the suboptimal (2 brood boxes) and...
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    Also with respect...I just want to you overthink certain aspects. For example:

    Do you really think that a queen can lay more eggs that she is physically capable? Adding more combs will physically...
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    8 framers are fine. In a bigger box you can a) inspect much more comfortably and b) you winter the bees better in it. A big brood box with deep frames is good for summer and winter.

    Swarms and...
  11. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    The miticide thymol in combination with trace levels of the neonicotinoid imidacloprid reduces visual learning performance in honey bees (Apis mellifera)


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    Despite growing concerns over...
  12. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Thiamethoxam impairs honey bee visual learning, alters decision times, and T increases abnormal behaviors

    Learning is important for honey bee fitness and the pollination services that they...
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    Re: Corona-19 China Beekeepers

    Not only in Germany but in all European countries and all Eurasian countries I know of. I spoke to many beekeepers and honey producers and it is the same situation for everyone.

    Yes, that is the...
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    Re: Corona-19 China Beekeepers

    It will more likely increase the fraud, when there is lack of real honey.

    We regularly have commercial beekeepers hanging themselves in Germany, too. Last year one, this year already another....
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    I pull one or two frames each section. Every ten days from the end of May on. I don't pull all brood at once. I do have a summer dearth but I do feed at this time and also I plant a lot of flowering...
  16. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    A bit older, but we missed it here.

    Intersections between neonicotinoid seed treatments and honey bees

    Christian H, Krupke Elizabeth, Y.Long
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2015.04.005
    Current...
  17. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Widespread contamination of wildflower and bee-collected pollen with complex mixtures of neonicotinoids and fungicides commonly applied to crops

    Environment International
    Volume 88, March 2016,...
  18. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Chronic exposure to glyphosate induces transcriptional changes in honey bee larva: A toxicogenomic study☆
    Diego E.Vázquez, José M.Latorre-Estivalis, SheilaOnscWalter M.Farina
    Environmental...
  19. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Honeybees fail to discriminate floral scents in a complex learning task after consuming a neonicotinoid pesticide

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    Neonicotinoids are pesticides used to protect crops but with known...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Ok, now I got it and you're right. For me this was logical and common sense.
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    Hi Clyde,

    I keep the varroa numbers down all year long, so usually I need only one treatment in Spring and that is it. But I do monitor all year round as well, and if I see varroa becoming a...
  22. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    Waiting for the fail update. :-)
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    That trial was poorly designed from the very start. I don't understand how people still share this "experiment". What do you expect, if you wait until end of August, letting mite population grow way...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Book will be translated and published soon. It think mid 2020.
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    I use the Brother Adam hive, which has 12 Dadant frames. Divided by a divider board (bee tight) into two sections. Each section gets four combs of brood maximum. Never more than 4 frames Dadant,...
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