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    Re: BEELINE in Michigan

    I bought a hundred medium supers from Beeline in 2006 or 2007 (back when they were in PA). Of all the older supers I have now, that are still functional, the BEELINE ones are in the best shape.
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    Re: Verifying Hygienic Queens

    Hi there!

    As John stated, there is general colony hygiene, and then there is Varroa Sensitive Hygiene.

    This link gives the most general and practical methodology for testing for VSH in...
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    Re: Moving from Kansas to South Carolina

    Hi, welcome to SC!
    All the replies are right on. Dealing with SC Dept of AG for apiculture is very easy and pleasant.

    If I were you, I'd sell my stuff in KS and start up fresh in SC. There are...
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    Re: who makes the best smoker

    +1 Dadant.

    Adam
    https://vpqueenbees.com
  5. Re: best way to kill masses of beetle maggot on a bottom board?!

    :)

    That, or if you have chickens, tote the bb over to where the chickens are and watch the party!

    Adam
    https://vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Moving to Charlotte, NC area

    That's a serious move!

    I'd contact the NC State Apiarist and ask him questions. He's a nice guy and very helpful. When considering relocation to NC, I was able to get great help from him.


    Don...
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    Re: Best Varroa Resistant Breed

    Try a friendly search for the link to VSH testing. I've posted it on here a few times.
    Adam
    http://vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Best Varroa Resistant Breed

    Using tests or assays to determine the worthiness for selection is important, certainly. Testing for VSH helps when selecting for mite resistant breeding stock.

    However, keep in mind that the goal...
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    Re: Best Varroa Resistant Breed

    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    Adam
    http://vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Best Varroa Resistant Breed

    VSH expression may be measured with the Non-reproductive test you and Jcase describe

    AND with Successive mite washes over the season

    AND selecting for Highest % infested brood removal.

    The...
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    Re: Chatbox Timestamp

    Thank you! :) :thumbsup:

    Adam
    http://vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: Chatbox Timestamp

    Any update on this configuration request?

    Thanks,
    Adam
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    Re: Best Varroa Resistant Breed

    Hi Jon and everyone--great to see folks enthusiastic about breeding toward varroa resistance!

    Jon, looking at VSH expression in offspring from VSH parents, I'd be careful with the concept of "%...
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    Re: Chatbox Timestamp

    Hi Philip,
    thanks-- I'm looking at the chatbox at the top of the main forum page. It looks like a module.

    MGC Chatbox Evo v3.4.0 by MGC 2008-2012

    That would be much easier to use (for me...
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    Chatbox Timestamp

    Hi folkz,

    I find the date format of the chatbox, hard to read.
    For my eyes/CPU it would be much easier to see:

    "Month/Day/Year"

    That is all.
  16. Thread: Shipping queens

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    Re: Shipping queens

    We use UPS overnight to ship our orders of breeder queens. It's more expensive then USPS, but 98% or more of the queens we ship this way are healthy when they arrive.
    We also ship solely to the...
  17. Thread: JZBZ queen cages

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    Re: JZBZ queen cages

    We do the same thing: cells fit into opening in the JZBZ cage pretty much perfectly; sometimes you have to trim a little wax away if the cells are heavily waxed from the finishing colony.

    Each...
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    Re: How soon after emerging, can we inseminate ?

    Jcase,

    The virgins would be 6 days old on the 16th. I'd not AI them: too young. On the 23rd, when they are 13 days old, you'd be fine to AI them.
    As long as your virgin bank is keeping them...
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    Re: How soon after emerging, can we inseminate ?

    The joys of honey bee insemination! :)

    In the literature (papers written on the underlying biology of AI), the logic is to perform the insemination
    when the virgin is physiologically mature. That...
  20. Thread: SHB and NUCS

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    Re: SHB and NUCS

    I hear you on this!

    Strong nucs are okay with SHB, but if a queen doesn't mate or the nuc's bees age, the SHB grabs hold, we've found.

    This sounds crazy but I'll use a propane torch to scorch...
  21. Re: Swarm interrupts spring training baseball game

    Thanks for posting! It's great to see bees doing what they do amidst the brunt of human culture. That the bees were killed at the baseball game is very sad.

    If enough fans expressed their respect...
  22. Re: Swarm interrupts spring training baseball game

    Thanks for posting this!
    Totally awesome.

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    :)

    Adam
    http://vpqueenbees.com
  23. Re: Homemade Uncapping Tank: ideas/photos/plans/info

    Hi!
    I attached a nylon gate you use for a 60lb/5 gallon jug to a fitting at the drain. When one bucket is full, close gate, switch buckets, then open gate.
    Easy/peasy!

    I haven't extracted any...
  24. Re: Homemade Uncapping Tank: ideas/photos/plans/info

    Hi
    I found it at a local building recycling place.
    Adam
    http://vpqueenbees.com
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    Re: VSH mite resistant bees

    It's not difficult, just tedious.


    *The non-reproductive assay should be done when the pupa are purple-eyed. That can range from day 16-18. I think 19 is too far along: there could be an adult...
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