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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    "most" long hives have an entrance on the short end to keep the brood nest nest up front and honey in the back. Like any outer beekeeping equipment there are all ways some od balls (Gold star,...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    on a "square" hive maby...

    but the dynamics of a long hive are different.. I think the op will be better off with thier plan putting a long side to the sun, I have had hives maintain there...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    lol point was the area is massive and the OP could be the equivalent of a few east cost states away...


    given no experance with meadum brood chambers, I must ask, why is every one suggesting a...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    The CO front range is 300 miles long and encompasses many massively different climes, my main yard is about 7 miles from shinbone and our bees act very difrently I brood up 2-3 weeks behind hime.....
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    Re: Top Bar Bee Hive Plans

    Corwin based the "backyard" hive off Marty Hardison's hive
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hLGJYX3QKDU3dXS0JkeUNRWlU/view
    I have run a moded version for 10 years (1x10 sides in stead of 1x11...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    I would expect contamination from foot traffic and bee to bee contact, same meckasim the gets it off the strip an on to the mites. The hive is a giant pump to the suppers.. with receiver bees running...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    for those wondering on the method


    I often put my frame of eggs out of the timeing box side to the starter/fnisher side 24 hours before I graft(same time I put the slide in to make them queen...
  8. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    sure, but still waiting for something to show up to replace the lang in the CUS, the flow hive shure didn't

    but your correct location and management stye matters, those Aussie coffin hives have...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    I would have said New River my self.. one guy with 8 different lines, sold out as soon as sales opened jan 1st, etc,
    I am not saying he is a fraud he seems on the up and up and has the II rig to...
  10. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    Reminds me of all the OA fogging threads and youtubes, all these people claiming great results, and all of a sudden it ends with people not able to replicate it and the OG poster now (if there still...
  11. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    Most honey per hive? my guess would be 6 queen coffin hives 53659
    doolittle's management of extracting every 4 days isn't practical for most people, and his claim that the queens in the long hives...
  12. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    yes, not sure I under stand your point.
  13. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    If your going to break and treat or break and trap, you only need 12 days of caging, Notice the 66% mite knock down from the single traping alone
    here is Randy Oliver's brake down of the numbers...
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    Re: forced brood break

    that's not what the science shows as Dr Büchler notes the Italians have done a LOT of work on it. many many studys, and they show a dramatic effect, far more impact then even a few brood on OAVs ...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    pull the nuc w/overwintered queen, add a bought queen to OG hive, requeen later in the summer ? makes $$ and cents
    "2 queen cages in the grass" damning indeed for a large operation, but yes I...
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    Re: forced brood break

    sure, I manipulated the computer model just to pull the wool over your eyes:banana:
    Plenty of studys out there on brood breaks, haven't found one yet to support your view, please pass it on if you...
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    Re: forced brood break

    dup
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    Re: forced brood break

    what would make you say that??
    Of corce they are dieing, every day.. and every day they are not reproducing means a day the population is declining in stead of growing, and every day they are on...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I don't under stand your point?
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    A true locally adapted stock is best, the question is if it truly exists given the level of imports brought in as replacements flooding the gene pool

    truly not the case. all these mix (along with...
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    Re: Varroa levels in feral colonies

    as its a trap out, and the mites were there very early in it, might it stand to reason they are coming back on the foragers?

    RWW you might do a tad bit more digging... commercial bees tend to me...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Lately the focus is on field tests, let the mites build up, those that have low mite counts have strong VSH trait's

    "The average mite resistance of randomly selected colonies with outcrossed...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Yes, but the TF "field test" is very, very common among TF beekeepers....:lpf:
    the other 2 points on the list are what is holding things back.

    the quote should read "geneticists making genetic...
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    Re: VarroMed...something new coming

    To expand, one of the things I like about the Varroamed system is the next dose is based on the mite fall form the 1st
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Equipment

    thanks.. I had been looking at the AM verstion of it...
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