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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23802359.2018.1450660?scroll=top&needAccess=true

    Quote from this study:
    "Due to the large amount of cross-breeding with many different races, the...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    The closeness of Buckfast mitochondrial genome to Italian bees only confirms that 100 years of buckfast pedigree book keeping has been done properly. It has nothing to do with whole genome and...
  3. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    From the post of unstunghero I understand, opposite to you msl ?, that his original bees were better than nwc bees.
  4. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Lunden Apiaries mentioned. :banana:
  5. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    AMM is adapted to long winters, that is for sure. Our winters have become wet, thanks climate change, but before this recent change a long cold winter is actually dry. Very often Finnish homes used...
  6. Re: Distinguishing between Carniolan and Caucasian honey bees

    +1
    In Finland a lot of beekeepers tried Caucasian bees in the early 1970`s. The result was poor wintering. The spring development was reported to be poor too. Too slow for the Finnish vegetation.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    It varies a lot. Sometimes almost all winter between -10 and +5 C.

    Sometimes extreme winters when temps may be below or near -20C for two weeks.

    Lowest I have seen, if my memory is working...
  8. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    http://perso.fundp.ac.be/~jvandyck/homage/elver/pedgr/ped_BA_1973.html

    1973 is the last year he used Finnish stock to make grafts. After that Finnish AMM is used in different combinations mostly...
  9. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Yes, you understood correctly, but I have to add that before the use of my mating station (1995) there were couple years of free mating, and therefore, although continuously in use for almost 20...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment Free in Finland

    Today it was just over zero temps, couple degrees lower than yesterday, and still going down, plus there was no wind: it was a perfect day to listen to the 26 Mini-Plus hives, how they are doing.
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  11. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    Although I consider the formulation of your question strange, I try to answer.

    The western honey bee is not native in Finland. It was imported from Sweden and Estonia in the late 18th century...
  12. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    It is right here this experiment goes on wrong tracks. Free mated bees are kept 4 years and again free mated in a hobby beekeepers yard...


    As Margarita Lopez-U says on Twitter "these bees are...
  13. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    I have reported that I seldom witness robbing. Usually when it happens, it is a situation when actually allready dead hive (couple hundred bees left) is robbed.
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    Re: Listen to the Music

    Pekka Kuusisto plays Tchikovsky Violin Concerto and encore BBC Proms 2016

    Pekka Kuusisto won the Sibelius violin competition 2015.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvXq7URwYds
  15. Re: moving queen cells out of cell builder - add 9 to date, not 10!!!

    No, you are wrong. If your larvae has been of proper age, then it goes like this:

    day1= grafting day (lets say it is friday)
    day2= next day (saturday)

    day11= take cells to mating nucs ...
  16. Re: Question: Glenn Apiary "Special Queen banking frame" d^for artifical insemination

    Glenn writes:
    "After about a week when the queens are sexually mature, this frame will fit over a special box full of bees, which will feed the queens while they are outside the hive for the...
  17. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    In his book Adam sort of groups all black bees under Intermissa. This is in line with his belief that Intermissa from northern Africa is the "fore father" of all black bees in Europe, including...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    https://www.donegalbees.ie/?attachment_id=7586

    This one?

    It says on the label: Not to be used during nectar flow.
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    Sleeve is for protecting against woodpeckers.
    The mice guards are mounted by the guy back to camera (white rim he is pushing with his hivetool)
    Climate is 4-6 months no flying winter, cleansing...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    https://www.facebook.com/mehilaistalo/videos/423033405315170/?t=26

    Professional beekeeper in Finland wintering carnica bees and making varroa treatments. All treatments once.

    Notice the...
  21. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Long enough human breeding will shape different races towards an optimum in a given environment. Carnis have been shaped to make more brood, Italians have been shaped to take care of their stores...
  22. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    I´m only saying it was very interesting to find that a beekeeping person that famous as Warré, from France(?) anyhow much milder climate than mine, has come up exactly the same conclusion as me, from...
  23. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    From the book "Beekeeping for all" by Abbé Warré:

    "To my great surprise, I noticed straight away that the bees consumed less of their stores in the
    hives with single walls where they would feel...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Seems to me you don´t have bear problem. :D

    Just the opposite here. Bears get arrogant and near people when the learn that only one bear gets killed in an area which is about 100 kmx100km (and to...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Yes but I have 4 live wires and bears try over or under or fall trees on them first...
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