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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: The Media Kept This Very, very Quiet
« Last post by GSF on July 25, 2016, 08:39:11 AM »
Good read Jim. Here in the US a Christian church is considered dangerous to the general public by the media if they say homosexuality is wrong.

I'm like you Michael. I'll go to Wal Mart and buy 2-3 hundred rounds of 9mm to shoot after church. I'm thinking someone may see that, add it up over 6  months time and put my face on a most wanted poster.

Good for France for finally stepping up to the plate!
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Equipment....Buy or Build????
« Last post by snickers104 on July 25, 2016, 08:36:46 AM »
Going to start in the hobby next spring....have done lots of research and feel ready to start on this adventure.  Getting equipment together and was wondering if it would be worth my time to build my own supers or buy the woodworks??  I am pretty handy with power tools and woodworking but not as good as what I have seen.

Thanks for any insight.
« Last post by GSF on July 25, 2016, 08:26:00 AM »
I did a bulk (lol) harvest of cantaloupe yesterday - apx 17, three watermelons, and some tomatoes. I'd imagine by next weekend all that will be left will be the tomatoes and sugar cane.
Interesting about the long hours, I didn't take that into account. Heck, it's usually 73-75 when I get up at 3:45am.
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Laying worker/strong nuc combine
« Last post by GSF on July 25, 2016, 08:16:04 AM »
I'd rather do the screen than the newspaper. Remember both hives; One has a queen and the other thinks they have a queen. Any new queen will be seen as an invader and it's very possible you'll lose both of them. If you use the screen check to make sure the LW hive isn't still laying. Good luck.
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Last post by Honeycomb king on July 25, 2016, 08:15:47 AM »
Hey Lance.  I'm doing a run upto almonds next week. 2nd run ill be out for a few days do you want to jump in? Great chance to see the almond orchards.
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: When to Make Splits, Nucs etc?
« Last post by Honeycomb king on July 25, 2016, 08:12:14 AM »
Phil that is slack. :happy:
I've made 81 4 fr neucs up this month, just 20 to go. Well, so I thought til I got a call to day for 20 more neucs in spring.
6 fr neuc boxes next, but just 18 of those.
I did a newspaper combine without shaking and it worked fine.

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This info is as old as the hills - which is why I put the word 'secret' in quotes - 'cause secret it most certainly ain't.  That university researchers are suggesting that this is an original finding says much about them - they really ought to get out into the real world more often ...

Reproduction isn?t always a honeybee colony?s top priority. Early in a colony?s development, its primary focus is on survival and growth. When the colony reaches a certain stage, its workers start investing in reproduction.

2014 ... !

This is a diagram I made for a talk over 10 years ago:


I'll still use foundation for the brood box as it is a smaller cell size for worker brood.

The 'secret' to getting foundationless combs drawn out with 100% worker-sized cells is to use nucs to draw those combs out, as nucs have no immediate requirement for drones.


I believe I heard this 4000 number in 2014. I believe that's when they back it up with some university studies Cornell University New York USA. Michael Palmer of St. Albans, Vermont USA.Has been talking about it at least 6 to 7 years earlier.

          BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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