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    Re: Tearing down cell builder

    called a flyback split
    Move the queen on whatever frame she is on, open brood is best, if not add a frame of open brood (his helps keep the colony from absconding) to a new box. Move the old box...
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    queen cell losses/failure to re queen

    I set up a cell builder and moved it to the house for ease of use, left a large split behind.
    The split had capped 10 cells on day 5, came back day 10 and the cells were tore down, one left that...
  3. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    I got an email forwarded to me that was written by a "someone" writing a pice for ABJ.



    Don't know about the acid, there doesn't seem to be any research published on it
    It did strike me that...
  4. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    11 out of 12 capped 49113
  5. Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

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    This weekend I drove some cells 20 min to a club teaching apiary and put them over an excluder in QR hive to be finished.
    The hope is to use them Sunday as ripe cells for a class and...
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    Re: Unmated queen and attendants

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0050150
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/figure/image?size=large&id=10.1371/journal.pone.0050150.t001...
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    Re: Queen pheromone strips in mating nucs

    ^my experience as well
    Shut them in and toss them in the basement for 3 days, open them up after the flying for the day stops. Time-honored and proven way of doing things.
    tempqueen lets you...
  8. Thread: Team Beekeeping

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    Re: Team Beekeeping

    yep, the internet is full of folks in clean white bee suits
  9. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    well I came into the year with 15 in that yard, mated out 40 queens to requeen and make increases, saw an issue in a few hives and waited for the flow to start and "clear it up", took a good amount...
  10. Re: Commiserate: Worst Advice You've Ever Followed, & Subsequent Disastrous Results

    "EFB will go away once the flow starts"
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    Re: Hello from Littleton, Colorado

    Great!
    What you had were queen cups, not cells. Cells have a larva in them and would have changed how you move forward. Good job!

    some caution moving forward. You bought on the 25 and released on...
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    from your 2nd link
    from my link



    All the links are based on work here in CO... you need to get past the buzz (dubble pun....had to) and read between the lines..

    The hemp bloom is post...
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    Re: Hello from Littleton, Colorado

    Hi Jennifer, welcome to BS
    There is a feature in the profile to set your location, that will help people give you local help

    If you haven't yet, check out...
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    Re: 2000 Acres of Hemp Project

    Hemp is wind pollinated and produces very little to no nectar in an experiment out here 12 hives more or less starved on 70 acres of hemp. ...
  15. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    Nancy, have you considered the sugar shake jar/sugar as a posable vector for EFB?
  16. Re: German Black bees in the Southeastern US actually Apis mellifera iberiensis?

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236783606_Genetic_Evidence_for_Honey_Bees_Apis_mellifera_L_of_Middle_Eastern_Lineage_in_the_United_States
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    Re: Front Range roller coaster - 2019

    placed graphs tonight... dark and snow/rain.... boy were they happy to see me lol
    I just can't seem to get ahead this year
  18. Thread: Kids bee suit

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    Re: Kids bee suit

    I have been very happy with this one https://www.mannlakeltd.com/shop-all-categories/protective-gear/suits-and-jackets/child-suit-green-with-veil-size-4-8
    sorry, kido still has at least a year of...
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    Re: Grafting: How long out of the hive?

    Joe Latshaw suggests a 3-hour transport limit for day old larva

    Cold is not the issue, In Breeding Super Bees, Taber says

    overheating, sunburn, and drying out are the main issues you need to...
  20. Thread: EFB options

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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    Harper EtAl 2012 Management increases genetic diversity of honey bees via admixture.

    "Reduced genetic diversity is a common feature of domesticated animal and plant populations (Brufordet al....
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    A commly held belief that seems not so much in at least the post varroa age, moving bee means moving genetics

    “the feral bees in our study region are of recent origin, we found higher genetic...
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    Re: Grafts in succession?

    While bees will be bees and often don't read the rule book. The general rule of thumb I had heard was you get poor results placing new grafts before a set is capped.
    What I did last year when I had...
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    Sticky: Re: EFB options

    yep... that was my experience as well, old vs new I guess.
    My it took me a while to see it, my bees are fairly hygienic so sick larva was being removed, the hives just didn't take off and build...
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    Re: Mini-Mating Nuc Timing Question

    it certainly seems like many people have been taught to feel that way. but work the numbers backward.
    Most people would seem to feel 10 pounds of bees with no other jobs and plenty of suplys would...
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    Re: Bee source data breach ?

    yes, old scam... seen it plenty of times
    but never referencing an actively used password(even if not the computer password)
    just wanted to see if others were affected
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