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  1. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    Perhaps I am mistaken, didn't Russian bees result from a Darwinian selection in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia without objective metrics?
  2. Re: Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    Early data from Randy Oliver would seem to be testing this hypothesis and is putting them in doubut.

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/selective-breeding-for-mite-resistance-walking-the-walk/
  3. Darwinian black box selection for resistance Varroa destructor

    An interesting paper reference by Tom Seeley during his keynote at Apimondia describing a protocol for Darwinian beekeeping.]


    "Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled invasive...
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    If you have a john o vaporizer just drill a 3/8...

    If you have a john o vaporizer just drill a 3/8 hole in the back of the box and inject through that. I put my hole 2" up on the 2ed box of my double deep.
  5. Re: Winter Lang Hive - size reduction idea(!?)

    You could insulate the hive instead. there were several studies presented at apimondia this year about the benefits of insulated hives. less store use, less time forced to cluster, lower metabolic...
  6. Re: Mouse Guard and Entrance Reducer for Winter

    a mouse can fit through a 1/2 in. hole. It would seem 1/2" mesh is to big.

    Alex
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    You can keep the honey in a lunch cooler. It will...

    You can keep the honey in a lunch cooler. It will have enough thermal mass to stay close to room temperature.
  8. Consider going with 8 frame equipment if you want...

    Consider going with 8 frame equipment if you want to run all deeps. I find 10 frame deeps to heavy. I want to move to all mediums.
  9. Re: High grade winter pollen substitute - need advice

    Whey do you think it was the lack of pollen that killed them. How do you manage your mites? I would look at that first.
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    Model for becoming treatment-free:

    Darwinian Beekeeping by Tom Seeley
    https://www.naturalbeekeepingtrust.org/darwinian-beekeeping


    Darwinian black box selection for resistance to settled...
  11. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

    get Tested by an allergist for bee allergy! I had the same build-up of swelling/itching with each sting getting worse. Turns out I became allergic and at risk for anaphylaxis. I have been taking...
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    Poll: Re: Engineering Project

    I am sure people would love woodenware to cost less. It has already been heavily optimized. It is a bit like building a better mousetrap, everyone would love it, but it is hard to do.

    PS I am a...
  13. See an allergist, get tested. Bee sting venom...

    See an allergist, get tested. Bee sting venom desensitization therapy is a option if test results come back positive and you still want to keep bees.
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    I use a bucket with a honey gate at the bottom.

    I use a bucket with a honey gate at the bottom.
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    Re: Oxalic acid & honey super

    I put newspaper (amazon shipping paper) in between the supper and brood box before OAV. The bees remove it in a few days. That way I only have to go into the hive once. I make a few small cuts in...
  16. Re: Water issues in beekeeping, water management, and the desert.

    You can use drip irrigation equipment or a garden hose to set up a bee water fountain (sort of like a birdbath). There are lots of pictures on one. My bee water fountain is cascading bricks and...
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    Curious, why don't you like frame feeders?

    Curious, why don't you like frame feeders?
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    Mike palmer's video sustainable Apiari is all...

    Mike palmer's video sustainable Apiari is all about this. He does 2 frames of brood one of honey, one undrawn in a 4 frame double NUC. Adds a second box on day 10. I think he does his splits a little...
  19. One of the guys in my bee club suggested nautical...

    One of the guys in my bee club suggested nautical flags. They come packs or strings that can be cut up. The can be stapled to the front of the hive. Nautical flags patterns are specifically designed...
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    Re: Moving frames into lower hive box?

    you can witch a few of the inside and outside frames.
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    Re: How to not care for bees:

    wow, just wow. One of the more creative ways to use a hot knife at the end.
  22. Humble Abodes Of Main sell nice pyramid top...

    Humble Abodes Of Main sell nice pyramid top foundation less frames.
  23. Thread: Almost....

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    Re: Almost....

    I bet you could use a wire cutter on it (section of thin steel wire/monofilament with handles on each side, often used for cutting clay). suspend a box under the nest and slice the whole nest off...
  24. The sonner the better. you want the new comb...

    The sonner the better. you want the new comb drawn on your frames and you want the foraging bees to orientate to your box, not the barn.
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    Re: How much does it weigh?

    "A standard wooden pallet (48″ x 40″ x 6″) with a static load bearing capacity of 3 tons and a 1 ton dynamic, will weigh approximately 33 lbs. to 48 lbs." let's call it 50lbs to be conservative and...
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