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    Re: Rasing Queens with the Miller Method

    he made a post about a "new" video thats seems to be this one with a name change
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?358965-Breeding-Queens-at-a-Commercial-Farm&p=1769617#post1769617
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    LOL
    About the only worth wile thing so far in this study is was (at lest for me) the final death nail in small cell as a mite fighting measure... but it is of note the SC hives made more honey per...
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    Nice find !


    and this is the case with any domestic live stock
    I think the killing of "the best" is a missguided view
    merely they killed the ripe and the ones that would take up inputs to over...
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    As it operation specific I will place my response in your thread :thumbsup:

    I realy wish I could respond to antagonists in MB's calm metered tone... Its a skill I lack lol
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Not the case at ALL and is an out right internet falsehood perpetuated by TF partisans!
    the Kefuss bees were highly selected post survival .. Mite washes, Freeze killed brood hygienic assy, brood...
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    From the link

    odd "fact" indeed with no source

    My understanding is a manufactured hive often has many, many, many more bees then natural do to swarm prevention management and a volume many...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Built the hydrocynus version from the parts list in post #869

    I felt I was getting too much splatter from the bottom mounted tube, especially when treating 2-3 brood chamber hives, It felt like...
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    Re: Stimulative Feeding With Drivert vs Syrup

    http://calag.ucanr.edu/archive/?type=pdf&article=ca.v022n07p2
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    Re: Primitive beekeeping (bee trees, log hives, etc)

    darn you, I had things that needed to get done this evening!
    now I have to watch it before the copywrite volition is reported to YouTube
    "HoneyLand" is the US title https://honeyland.earth/
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    bingo, if people would pinch 80%+of the survived queens and replace them with better ones we could weed out the week and improve Resistance with improved queens, and more importantly improved drones...
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    well I agree on most of what he posts, just think he triped him self up here.. it happens, to all of us.
    I agree with his position, Internet TF is a crock.
    Either you take the "loses" threw hive...
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    I don't see how you you could feel sub 5% varroa losses for non migratory keepers as "high"
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    I have found some videos have it like this one
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLQ6hRgM43o

    and outhers like this one don't
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFAIS1VWJqE
  14. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    game changer!!!!
    thank you so much
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    Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    I don't see how one can draw that conclusion with out a test group of a different origin,
    From your link "After winter losses of 62.3% in the chemical free (CF) management system, 13.0% in the...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    You very well may have one hive with better drones, but your flooding your self out with advrage drones from the 68% of what lived. and If you split your best hive a few ways, you lose the drone...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    exactly my point

    highly unlikely that your drones are any better
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    loss is loss is loss
    We are talking about the trait of winter survival and selection
    It dosen't matter weather its mites, poor climate fitness, or that they are poorly adapted to your methods, etc....
  19. Re: How many OAV treatments in winter can they tolerate?

    Hasan Al Toufailia, Luciano Scandian, Kyle Shackleton & Francis L. W. Ratnieks (2018) Towards integrated control of varroa: 4) varroa mortality from treating broodless winter colonies twice with...
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    Re: Question about Varroa and EFB

    Kanbar, G., and Engels, W. (2003). Ultrastructure and bacterial infection of wounds in honey bee (Apis mellifera) pupae punctured by Varroa mites. Parasitology Research 90: 349-354.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    I think its wrong to think of the "best" being harvested. Often it was ones that didn't swarm a 2nd (or 3rd) time and there for built up . That was undesirable genetics to this type of management,...
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    Re: Varroa and EFB

    Kanbar, G., and Engels, W. (2003). Ultrastructure and bacterial infection of wounds in honey bee (Apis mellifera) pupae punctured by Varroa mites. Parasitology Research 90: 349-354.
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    Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    It wasn't given a fair shake..... re queening in Aug with resistant stocks after the hive sat all year untreated and with non resistant queens building a mite load would seem a sure way to fail, hive...
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    Re: Queen Flew Away Today (Nov 30)

    I have cerntily had many come back to the hive.

    This summer I had a box of caged virgins and cover bees I was marking.. One got a way and flew off, later found her in the box
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    Re: OAV, putting the risk in perspective

    https://www.spectrumchemical.com/MSDS/LC26750.pdf
    :lookout::ws:



    Well the exposure limits are advraged... they work out to 3.3 mg per shift(1mg per M3, 7 L of air breathed per min, 8 hours) ...
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