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    Re: Pollen Hoarding Lines

    AMM lines are good pollen hoarders
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    Re: Cyprian and Syrian Bees!

    According to Brother Adam Cyprian bees are one of the breeds used in the Buckfast breed which he created. He was able to enhance the good qualities and weed out the bad qualities of the breeds he...
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    Re: Cyprian and Syrian Bees!

    Taken from Brother Adam's Book

    The Syrian bee, Apis mellifera var. syriaca, closely resembles the Cyprian; the two races are however quite distinct, although closely related. The Syrian bee is...
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    Re: Cyprian and Syrian Bees!

    This is from Brother Adam's book.

    The Cyprian bee is midway in size between the Italian and Syrian. The colour of the first three dorsal segments is a clear bright orange; the fourth and fifth...
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    Re: Cyprian and Syrian Bees!

    This is from Brother Adam's book.

    The Cyprian bee is midway in size between the Italian and Syrian. The colour of the first three dorsal segments is a clear bright orange; the fourth and fifth...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    The bees shown in this video is not african bees. they are APis Cerana from the Asian Islands
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    Re: Beekeeping in Shenzhen (China)

    Any chance of finding out what subspecies of Apis Mellifera were the ones in Kenya? They looked pretty good. Not many flying around trying to sting in the photos
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    Re: Beekeeping in Shenzhen (China)

    The bees in the photos are definitely apis cerana. You would find that the cerana in the temperate region in china are as big as mellifera bees and do make good size colonies.

    What subspecies...
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    Re: Natural beehive abandoned

    They don't leave honey behind. They very rarely leave a little bit of brood behind if the flow stops suddenly and they think they wont survive if they don't move or if they are being disturbed a lot.
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    Re: Natural beehive abandoned

    Yup. That's Apis Dorsata. I used to collect honey from them when I was in India. They are pretty common in Bangalore and have a lot of different ecotypes or sub species of them. The ones in the...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

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    Some Carniolans
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    Re: Found a Swarm of Bees

    They look a lot AMM to me. Nice pictures
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    Re: I think we're barking up the wrong tree,

    AMM drones are supposed to fly much faster and be more aggressive during mating flights than AMC drones. This might explain why AMM has a mating advantage over other subspecies.
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    Re: How Many Frames of Pollen Do They Need?

    With pollen bees know what they are doing. When its time to expand the bees will use up that pollen very fast. Even though it looks like there might be no space to lay, it can change very quickly in...
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    Re: The Scourge of Varroa?

    I guess if we are trying to mix the korean and japanese mite types together, it might be better to do it on an island, so that just in case it turns out that we produce more virulant mites, we can...
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    Re: The Scourge of Varroa?

    Inter breeding is common in varroa. varroa does tend to breed in clusters in certain parts on a comb. If you go through a whole comb of brood and open them up, you can see thatvarroa tend to cluster...
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    Re: Mann Lake PF100 frames

    Any Idea if they are small cell frames?
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    Mann Lake PF100 frames

    Does anyone know how many cells are there per row of Mann Lakes's PF100 small cell full size frames?

    I am planning on getting some this year. Just would like to know the number of cells row to...
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    Re: A blast from the past.

    I keep a few hives with small cell foundation (4.9). I cant say they are immune to varroa, but the bees seems to be a bit more healthy and hygienic when they are on 4.9 cell foundations. They seem to...
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    Re: Carniolan bees and queen

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    Photos of Italian queen and bees from last year
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    Carniolan bees and queen

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    Some photos of my Carniolan queen and bees from last year.
  22. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    Clapping hands used to make them land. I was taught this when I was young. Some how they did seem to land when you keep clapping for a sometime.
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    Re: Cool Queen Color

    Looks like queens from Middle eastern countries(Orange queen with darker rings). The bees got that orange color too (not bright yellow) which is characteristic to middle eastern bees.
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    Re: African genes used in brood stock

    I dont think that every strain of bees from africa has aggressive tendency associated with shorter devlopment time. Bees like A.M. Monticola and A.M.Sahariensis also have shorter development time and...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Was watching this thread for some time.

    From what I have heard from people Dr. Russell produces some great quality queens with specific traits for each line. People who buy them are more than...
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