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  1. Photo/Video Gallery
    Beeyard bloopers from our upcoming giant video on raising queens using the miller method! https://youtu.be/kbfSj0ADf1c
  2. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    In Hong Kong we have apis cerana bees or Asian honey bees. If I was to take an Italian queen (NOT a virgin queen) and put her in my hive full of Asian bees, remove the current Asian queen and give her 4 days for the workers to get acclimatized to her, would she be accepted? Would she lay...
  3. Bee Forum
    Do you think through selective breeding you could maintain a gentle population of honey bees in an area that has Africanized bee?
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I would like 30 to 2,000 queen cages. Most people here say they like plastic. More youtubers use wood. Unless queen breeders experience different variables, there is only 1 best cage design. Here are some designs I could make. 1. Make “3 hole” style cages. Put 4’X8’ plywood on a CNC router...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I was setting up Cloake boards on 4 of my hives for some grafts, as well as some nicot cells this Wednesday. I went into the 4th hive, and full of swarm cells. all my hives that have natural comb have been making plenty of drones. My issue is the robbing. On my spring queens, the issue was...
  6. Beekeeping 101
    One of my hives had become queenless; I put in a frame of young larvae and eggs and they raised their own queen from that frame. Unfortunately, they became much more defensive - a real change in behavior. I figure the virgin queen mated with drones with Africanized genes. I ordered a mated...
  7. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I plan on breeding my own queens and selling some of them. I'm thinking 50-100 Ohio queens from my over wintered hives. My question is how do I mark them and remember which queens come from what hive/queen mother. I've seen so many things I'd like to know how the queen producers are keeping...
  8. Bee Forum
    Flower Volatiles, Crop Varieties and Bee Responses Volatile compounds emitted by crop flowers mediate plant-pollinator interactions, but differences between crop varieties are still little explored. Since quality and quantity of marketable fruits depend on optimal pollination, a better...
  9. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Has anyone seen any research studies on chalkbrood resistance? From what I understand, there are bees that seem to show good resistance to chalkbrood. Is this because the larva are more resistant to the spores or is it related to hygienic behavior of the nurse bees? Maybe both? Any thoughts?
  10. Bee Forum
    Hi, I'm new to the Beesource forums. My name is Mike Bispham and I live in the UK. I kept bees for around five years in the early 1990's, building up 6 hives from collected swarms. This was successful at first, but I was then hit by varroa. Told by my local beekeepers association that I must...
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