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  1. Bee Forum
    Ashley Mortenson, University of Florida, focused on drone makeup in DCAs(Drone Congregation Areas). She monitored several DCAs around managed hives and also ones in that were at least 2.8 km away from the managed apiaries (considered feral). Her results were pretty striking! • According to...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    There is a rumor going around that California will require beekeepers coming in to have Cordovan bees. Is there any truth or just a scare?
  3. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I have 2 hives of Cordovans that I started this year from nucs. All the workers, drones, and queens are Cordovan. I would like to add some VSH to the mix without losing that Cordovan coloration. I know the first generation will not have it, but will the 2nd or 3rd if I continue to use only...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Before anyone advises me that breeding for a particular color is counter productive I will tell you why. Soon in my queen rearing experiments I will want to produce my own drones for open breeding. Since the cordovan color is only expressed from a mating of a queen with the gene and a...
  5. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Is this pretty accurate and what have I missed? Thank you Honey Bee sub-species Bold species are available or present in the United States. Africanized - Apis mellifera scutellata - hardiness, quick build-up, swarmy, abscond, build brood over stores, no cold resistance All-American-...
  6. Photo/Video Gallery
    The lady is working a new split two weeks after introduction into a 5 frame nuc. This is one of the USFBG hives in Tampa, FL. http://americasbeekeeper.com/Queen.JPG
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