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Author Topic: Queen failures and poor performance studies  (Read 1238 times)
wayne
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« on: August 27, 2006, 04:55:56 PM »

It seems the British have to study everything around them and bees are no exception. This article is a study of poor Queen mating and laying and possible causes.

http://www.bbka.org.uk/news/news/queenspoor-mating-and-lay.shtml

  The possible effects of microwave towers caught my eye as they are all over the US.


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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 02:18:50 AM »

i've seen this disscused over before. one beekeeper said, that NONE of his queens returned from mating flights, but now that they removed-moved away the powerlines he says that the queens are mating normaly
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 02:27:08 AM »

I think that Roger is too mad with his opinions. He see all problems from view of mating.  Question is not about "British".   I have had splended queen year. All queens have returned to hives and started laying.

"If you have a hammer all problems seems to resemble nails".
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 08:07:16 AM »

The views represent what I've been noticing from the multitude of entries within this forum.  I have tried more than once to raise a response to the frequent and unexplained loss of queens and too frequent supercedure rates for purchaased queens whether in packages or solo.  It is why I believe we must shy away from artificial chemical treatments and use only natural occuring ones like Oxalic acid.
I believe the future of beekeeping lies in naturopathic treatments, selective breeding (by artificial insemination if necessary) and feral survivor stock.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 10:39:57 PM »

I hear of a lot of people having supercedure problems.  I think it's the chemicals.  I'm raising my own and not seeing that.
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