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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Y View Post
    So I take it you have little experience with the process of refining and tweaking a process. I have spent 40 years refining my artistic skills. It will never stop.
    This.

    Strive for perfection, settle for excellence, and the current state of understanding is only a step in a work in progress.

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Odfrank:

    I'll agree that there's too much 'mythology' surrounding small cell (and some other stuff as well).

    I didn't get wonky cells, but there were a bunch of other issues that made using small cell foundation to be a poor choice.

    In a nutshell, I found regular rite cell to be the better choice.

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Looks like "Finnman" is back on board. Good to see. It is good to have contrary opinions around to question the main stream. Especially from somebody who may be controversial, but really knows their stuff.

    WLC: How did your Weaver bees do this winter?
    Always question Conventional Wisdom.

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrass View Post
    Looks like "Finnman" is back on board. Good to see. It is good to have contrary opinions around to question the main stream. Especially from somebody who may be controversial, but really knows their stuff.
    WLC: How did your Weaver bees do this winter?

    Both colonies survived the winter.

    They're foraging for pollen as of late.

    One colony does exhibit new behaviors to keep me interested.

    The latest one is bees working as 'platoons'. Someone else reported it here before, now I'm seeing it too.

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    I believed in Santa Claus until....
    Are you saying that there is no Santa Claus?

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Y View Post
    So I take it you have little experience with the process of refining and tweaking a process.
    Or perhaps you have little experience letting go of refining and tweaking, that result in the same outcome, and trying a different process?

    "Now some processes are not worth improving."

    Yeah, my point to Odfrank.

    "But for me this whole issue of natural comb"

    We're not talking about natural comb. He's using foundation.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by WLC View Post
    The latest one is bees working as 'platoons'. Someone else reported it here before, now I'm seeing it too.
    Mine are already working as battalions. Yours are still trying to get organized.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Quote Originally Posted by WLC View Post

    One colony does exhibit new behaviors to keep me interested.

    The latest one is bees working as 'platoons'. Someone else reported it here before, now I'm seeing it too.
    New behaviors?
    Platoons?

    Please expand.

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    > 'platoons'
    > 'battalions'

    And my drones are 'unarmed'. Good thing you guys are several states away!
    Graham
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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    This is news to me.

    I've been painting all of my boxes white. Guess I better start repainting them all Camo.
    To everything there is a season....

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    If you're gonna do that, Mike, don't do it half way... use CARC paint. (but beware the health & safety requirements while applying it!)
    Three swarms, one queen added to brood from each of two purchased nucs (in deeps) for a total of 6 hives

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    Default Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    As a super new freshman bee keeper, I am very interested in hearing what may work what hasnt and what works where. I have my own theory with no data yet to back it up which really wont matter cause what happens in one yard wont work the same way somewhere else. So it must be "all about the love(drones)" Everyone enjoy your spring flow and keep an eye out for swarm behaviors.




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