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  1. Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    The use of a queen exculder and 2 hive bodies is the traditional solution.

    you need at least 40 bees age 5-10 days with no other jobs per cell to start a good cell and honey/nectar and polen in...
  2. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    JW worth your time to at least put it on as a background podcast
    So the speaker can only let the "good word" out if she is being payed to speak?
    She is a bit ruff around the edges... but looks to...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    JW I would go with a "modern" set up..
    Like yemen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TmzOAVhkVc
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    the link I posted is all I have on the subject, going to guess 4MM by the look of it... last time I bought it was 15 years or so a go to make goose decoys...maby payed $12 a sheet (wholesale...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    sam comfort box/top bar
    latshaw style corplast frame http://www.wicwas.com/sites/default/files/articles/American_Bee_Journal/ABJ2010-07.pdf
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Have you thought about Comfort style box hives?
    all you need is a chop saw (or hand saw) and a screw gun, and a pack of BBQ skewers. move the bees in to "better" hives down the road as you get...
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    Re: Should I go with Saskatraz packages

    buy what ever packages are available, yes local nucs would be better.. but sometimes you have to take what you can get before its sold out , re queen later in the season as local queens become...
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    Re: Using Dogs To Detect Bee Diseases?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/03/dining/dogs-bees-colonies-sniff-bacteria.html
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    yes, but that was with a division board, not a QE. So it was a vertical split, not a combined hive using the honey supers as a pheromone blocker

    with a QE and the queen up top the hive only has...
  10. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    The issue with that is you get a large % of poor queens that way and 40% of them have no drone fathers represented in the hives traits. Sam feels only 20-30% of queens from "bust them up" after they...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    LOL
    I was totally going to send you the link about 2 days ago and forgot after watching it!

    I though it odd that he was pushing for "native" black bee given brother Adams claim that they went...
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    Re: multiple queens from production hives

    Reading my X mas presents and remembered this thread

    Contemporary queen rearing, Laidlaw 1979, P 81 suggests you should put the queen in the box that goes on top of the supers and the cell in...
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    Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    I under stand that's what people have said, still haven't seen any data to support that view.
    I put this out there to some some smart people in the biz, Seem like the overys develop very rapidly...
  14. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    The Materials and methods and what not got added to the Sare grant page https://projects.sare.org/project-reports/one19-326/
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    Re: How cold in the hive?

    https://beesource.com/resources/usda/the-thermology-of-wintering-honey-bee-colonies/
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    my comments had nothing to do with you or your management, just pointing out your stament that honey yields were not proportionally to the size, and that your 6 frame example was of big hives, not...
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    Re: Country side life in the ´60s

    yes
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    Re: Bt kills Varroa Mites

    Makes you wonder if this is the key to Tim Ives success :lookout: :lpf:
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    single 10f, 5f, 4x4, and plamers have shown good survival in your area http://www.rrbeekeepers.com/Meghan/Sustainable-Fall-Nucs.pdf
    management and stock likely makes the difference.. I am going to...
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    actually I think your missing it
    "However, returning to Nolan and Harris’s actual measurements, strong colonies appear to typically top out at about 16,000 cells of sealed brood at any one time,...
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    while I am sure the spring explanation is timed to create the largest field work force and least brood peak flow, these are well populated hives. I don't see little hives, as you say
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    yes, and maybe more importantly, Late flows
    We see the commercial skep keeper videos form the late 1970s, likely still around do to the heather's late bloom


    disagree, its not proportional...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    that would be from the last line of the abstract..
    the last line of the paper says
    "This experiment confirms that N. ceranae can be controlled with environmentally safe substances,at least in the...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    Dribble is not the current fad in North America, and as Robert notes, Its hard to make $$ on getting OA labeled for a use, people just by wood bleach

    The follow up is out there...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid dribble during a December warm spell?

    LOL you both were in on a similar thread with me in 2018


    too funny

    any way this has a fairly good list and links to what has been tryed for nosema...
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