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Old 07-20-2020, 06:17 AM   #211
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The old saying is: A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; a swarm in July isn't worth a fly.

It looks like I caught a swarm yesterday, if so I'll need to get them built up for winter.
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:33 AM   #212
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I always figured if I had the woodenware ready, why not grab the swarm? There's a chance they will do well. If not, no harm, no foul. 80% of wild swarms do not survive.
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Old 07-21-2020, 06:36 AM   #213
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Absolutely, but I'm pretty sure they took off so problem solved.
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Old 07-24-2020, 01:01 AM   #214
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You have the house, they decide if they want to live there or not.

nowhereman had the best honey I've ever tasted, and believe me, that's a sizeable amount.
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Old 07-24-2020, 12:30 PM   #215
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I'll tell the girls their efforts were appreciated. Spun out about 140 pounds last weekend. Still have to design this year's labels and order bottles.
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Old 07-25-2020, 08:23 AM   #216
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Nice haul! I feel like you're a lot more committed to this than me.
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:32 PM   #217
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We have clover honey here dark and delicious.

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Old 08-13-2020, 11:20 AM   #218
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A very strange bee...
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Old 08-13-2020, 01:11 PM   #219
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We talked about that little guy/gal this week on the Damn Interesting Week podcast! (Past tense because it's already recorded, but it won't post online until Friday.) Bilateral gynandromorphism is when the traits split down the middle, mosaic gyndandromorphism is where they're all mixed up as they are here. But the yellow eyes are actually a completely separate mutation--this bee got two incredibly-rare hits in one! (Also, it's dead now.)
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Old 08-21-2020, 11:18 PM   #220
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Work, work, work, it's enough to drive a gal to drink...
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Old 08-28-2020, 12:58 AM   #221
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The first one is the poop on the self draining combs...



The second one is too long because he just loves watching the honey dribble.
However this one is a few weeks after the first and he explains what the bees did to recover
from the first drain and refill the comb quickly without missing a beat.

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Old 08-30-2020, 10:46 PM   #222
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I think this would be fun to do...
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Old 08-31-2020, 06:15 AM   #223
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Neat. I bet they hit that hard.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:07 AM   #224
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I want to see them all cored out after the bees are done.
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Old 09-03-2020, 11:02 PM   #225
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This is a new wrinkle...

Quote:
Venom from honeybees has been found to rapidly kill aggressive and hard-to-treat breast cancer cells, according to potentially groundbreaking new Australian research.
The study also found when the venom's main component was combined with existing chemotherapy drugs, it was extremely efficient at reducing tumour growth in mice.
Published in the journal Nature Precision Oncology, the research was conducted at Perth's Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research by Dr Ciara Duffy as part of her PhD.
Dr Duffy hopes the discovery could lead to the development of a treatment for triple-negative breast cancer, which accounts for 10 to 15 per cent of all breast cancers and for which there are currently no clinically effective targeted therapies.
Bees save TaTas... outstanding.
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