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I'll temper my last posting just a little.  Wiki is a pretty good starting point, but you have to have some skepticism about anything you find on the internet. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Excluder
« Last post by sc-bee on Today at 11:44:53 AM »
The invisible kind  :wink:

 :cheesy: I sternly admonish my queens not to lay in the honey combs... don't know yet whether it's working or not.

Unfortunately you know how women are, maybe you should gather them all together and say .. "Ok. go lay in the honey combs."  :shocked:
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Using Wikipedia to "prove" a position is nonsense.  Most of what is on the internet is nonsense.  Any crackpot can write an article and "publish" it on the internet, in Wikipedia or wherever, but it has about as much basis in fact as the  jabber of  the village idiot. 
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Theory is an abstract, not a speculation.  Theories are actually fact.

Theories are abstracts usually developed from facts.  they are not facts until you can consistently prove them. 

You might develop the theory of gravity based on observations.  Your observation that things fall down when you drop them is a good one, but without testing to see if things fall down consistently, under almost all conditions, you can't determine that gravity is a fact. 

I often to back to the DDT thing because it's a fantastic example of jumping on the theory without proving it.  The theory was good, just wrong.
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lot of good advice here --also i find it best to listen to the sound of the hive
there are diferant sounds a queenlees hive makes (its a low soft mourning sound-the best discrption i have
is that it is a sond of sorou )so when you learn to identify what the hive is saying-then it is your chance as
a keeper of the hive to find the opition -or no option -of intervention--RDY-B

Thank you!
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Hrm...  well, we have a similar thought there...  They do go hand in hand. I always have coffee in one hand and mouse in the other..  MOUSE  I said MOUSE  plastic thing that plugs into the computer!!
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Medicare: Part G - Nursing Home Care Plan
« Last post by OldMech on Today at 09:40:08 AM »
You have to make sure you get caught though...

and find 12 people that would find you guilty  :wink:

   YES! It wouldnt do to be hailed as a hero instead would it?  :angry:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Thwarting a swarm
« Last post by OldMech on Today at 09:35:20 AM »
Once they have made the decision to swarm it is very difficult to stop them, so the idea is to swarm them before they swarm themselves. If you split/did an artificial swarm with the old queen and they still swarmed, then they already had swarm cells started, and or they were still crowded..  could have been nectar and pollen bound etc..
  There is no guarantee when you deal with a bee.
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Agreed.. I make all my nucs in Mediums now. Overwinter mediums and maintain mediums.. it is easy to drop medium frames in a deep, but not so easy to drop the deeps in mediums.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Excluder
« Last post by Maggiesdad on Today at 09:23:42 AM »
The invisible kind  :wink:

 :cheesy: I sternly admonish my queens not to lay in the honey combs... don't know yet whether it's working or not.
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