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    Re: Need a Diagnosis

    Thanks for the responses. Hive continues to thrive despite these three frames. Frames seem to be clearing up and bees clearing out the "affected" cells, but it is still evident that there was a...
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    Startup Company Making "Super Bees"

    Beeflow from Argentina. Problems solved folks. Shut down the forum.


    https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/17/tech/beeflow-mission-ahead/index.html
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    Re: Cost of 3# package of bees in 1949

    I have been doing some research into early queen and package producers from a small area in South Alabama. A 1922 article in Gleanings in Bee Culture had 22 suppliers from four contiguous counties...
  4. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    I have always believed that they were in fact gone forever. If they did not hitch a ride on an outgoing bee of that colony, or they did not hitch a ride on the subsequent robbers, I believed they...
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    Re: Idea for Workshop queenrearing

    Agree on the mating nucs. I have a very high percentage success rate with grafts to capped cells. Not near as good on capped cell to mated queen. I could learn a lot from a good seminar on mating...
  6. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    The paper itself states that a mite can survive on a flower for as long as 6 days. I had always believed a mite would not be able to live for near that long without its host.
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    No doubt that you are correct about mite washes and knowing where you are Astro. It would be better if I did alcohol washes prior to my major treatments once supers come off. But I am a one-man...
  8. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    My experience with Apivar, which I have used for 3 years now on between 20 to 30 hives, has been excellent. I have not yet completed my mite washes for year 3, but so far i have <1% infestations...
  9. Re: Apivar of Oxalic Vaporization for extreme mite count?

    I would say that if you currently have a 21% infestation rate and are seeing DWV in your hives, your only real option would be a flash treatment like another shot of Formic Pro or Oxalic acid. ...
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    Re: Idea for Workshop queenrearing

    * Large clear pictures that can be projected onto a large clear wall/screen with multiple examples of larvae that are too young (eggs), too old and just right for grafting.
    * Hand out of mock queen...
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    I like and respect Ross Conrad and I do not mean to discredit him in any way, but Ross has a known bias in the TF world. I believe his data and his numbers. I do not believe he intentionally put...
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    Well, I initially found this nit to pick. The nucs were made up in May, 2016. The initial mite count was performed in June, 2016. Results:

    Control: 6.7% mite infestation

    MAQS: 2.8% mite...
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    I am not a northern beekeeper, but if I were, that would be a very significant conclusion for me.
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    Re: SARE FNE16-840 Conrad/Seeley TF study

    Interesting read msl. Thanks for posting. Will download the link for later consumption.
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    I have stopped pre-treatment washes and counts for my major fall treatments (Apivar) that I put on immediately after my supers come off. I know they are going to be over 3% by the end of July, so I...
  16. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    There is also the issue of my selfishness. I am not a beekeeper because I want to save the bees. I am a beekeeper because I want to keep them, enjoy them, watch them, breed queens, etc. I want...
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    Let's also not forget in this discussion that this is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. I could see where a region that has maybe only 7 to 8 months of active brood rearing, could respond much...
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    If I have 6,000 mites in my hive (60,000 bees with a 10% infestation, both phoretic and under cappings) and I get a 2,000 mite drop from an OAV treatment, I still have a problem. Even if I get that...
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    bushpilot: You are experiencing exactly what I went through in 2015 and 2016. I switched to Apivar for my late summer/early fall treatment. Trials at Auburn University and the University of...
  20. Re: Should I buy an established hive in Oct in Upstate NY

    Good Lord!! I sold 20 five frame nucs for $115/nuc this past spring. Either I am a sucker or . . . ok, I'm just a sucker.
  21. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Selecting a bee that shows reluctance to swarm is probably not the greatest trait to develop for bees in general. Granted, I don't know exactly how much we as beekeepers can "move the needle" on...
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    Glad you cleared that up!! I have eaten graftings of 1 - 2 day old larva with royal jelly. Just ate it off the grafting tool. Almost tasteless to me, and no texture to speak of. I don't think I...
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    Re: Need a Diagnosis

    Could be. I don't do a pre-treatment mite wash after my supers come off. I know I have mites by the end of July that exceed the threshold. So I could have had a good viral load going by the end of...
  24. Re: Is it feasible to control swarming without performing a spring split?

    Agree with CR. That would be an incredibly labor intensive operation.

    Why wouldn't you just pinch your queen?
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    I will sometimes eat drone pupae out of the hives. Not larvae. A fully developed drone pupa is actually kind of tasty. Reminds me of coconut.
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