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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I FINALLY had the opportunity to read the widely-circulated 'Varroa destructor: A Complex Parasite, Crippling Honey Bees Worldwide' paper prepared by Dr. Kirsten Traynor et al.

    As noted in the...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    William:

    I certainly identify with this sentiment- while technology is great and I am grateful for immediate access to information it is impossible to replace face-to-face interactions and the...
  3. Re: Put undrawn honey super BETWEEN brood boxes to get drawn?

    davemal:

    While I will readily admit that I am no expert at this, I did experiment heavily with this approach this season and the colonies without fail drew out the empty box that was inserted...
  4. Re: Wanting to get started on getting experience.

    Vanuke:

    Welcome to the forum- it sounds like you have invested a lot of time and thought into this, which is smart in my humble opinion.

    It also sounds like you have gotten some good advice...
  5. Thread: Our bees

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    Re: Our bees

    Welcome to Beesource, and best of luck to you with your bees!
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    Re: First year beekeeper

    Welcome to the forum, B.C. Bees- I am glad to hear that both of your colonies are off to a good start and I wish you all the best of success in your first-year beekeeping efforts.

    Russ
  7. Thread: MN start up

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    Re: MN start up

    DrakeJ:

    Welcome to the forum- your approach sounds well-researched and considered- I applaud you for that.

    I will look forward to hearing how your apiary develops and what sort of...
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    Indeed we are, Honeyeater. In fact it is our...

    Indeed we are, Honeyeater. In fact it is our State Bird. Kentucky is unique in that it serves as the Southern terminus for many Northern flora and fauna and the Northern terminus for many Southern...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    William:

    Thank you for your post- this is an interesting observation indeed- were they able to get any footage of this?
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    Unfortunately all too true, AR1...
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    Re: You don't know til you look

    AR1:

    There is actually an interesting discussion going on over on Bee-L right now dealing with this issue- thread is entitled:

    'sensitive Varroa sampling - early detection'
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    Re: hows it going im from uk

    tr1cky:

    Welcome to Beesource- glad to have you as a part of our online community.

    Good luck to you in your beekeeping efforts.

    Russ
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    Re: G'day from Western Australia

    Thanks for the reply, Honeyeater. I think it is safe to say I likely won't find any here in Kentucky ;).

    Have a great day.

    Russ
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I have always been concerned that my initial success without treating might be unsustainable based on both anecdotes and research I have read- and the most recent recorded mite drops might be a...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    AR1:

    Thank you for your reply. I think we might be saying the same thing in a different way. As a wise friend of mine here on Beesource once pointed out, mite drops suffer chiefly from lacking a...
  16. Sticky: Re: The use of 48hr queen cells to spread resistant genetics

    MSL:

    Thank you for posting this paper- I finally got around to reading this one.

    So it seems plain that 72 hour cells have more RJ in them so it made me wonder- why 48 hour cells? I went back...
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    That's a good looking queen, MSL. Glad to see you wasted no time in getting some progeny from her. I'll look forward to reading about your results with this material.
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    Sticky: Re: GregV's Alternative way to keep (have?) bees.

    GregV:

    I've enjoyed reading your updates- the Wilderness Bees line sounds like a good addition to your apiary. I was interested to see their selection criteria and noticed they spelled it out...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    Thank you both for your kind words- we are blessed to have a place that our children can grow-up on where the greatest worries are ticks and falling out of trees.

    Here's to a successful...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    MSL:

    Great feedback. I finally had the opportunity to sit down and read through the information you posted. Reminded me that I still know and understand very little about honeybee genetics.
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    William:

    Good to hear from you- and glad to hear that all is progressing well in your yard.

    You are correct that the mite drop totals I have been reporting are the total number of mites...
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    GG:

    Thank you for your reply- it appears that the research supports your suggestion that the bees responsible for tending to the ripe queen cells appear to make the decision as to when to let...
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    GWW:

    Thank you for your feedback. I do sincerely appreciate it. This year is the first year I have had overwintered colonies that from my perspective were able to grow to full-strength without...
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    Sticky: Re: bone head split so far, somebody save the day.

    GWW:

    Like you, I value self-sufficiency. Sometimes it is worth the extra cost or effort (at least to me) to know that I can support my family in the event of a significant disruption. The ice...
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    Re: First bee removal

    Gives you more time to cram! ;)
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