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Bees Teaching Each Other

When the light is low, it’s possible to follow a bee’s flight path. On occasion, a couple of bees leave a hive at the same time, and fly in close formation. After many observations it was obvious that one bee was following the other. Was it being taught? Small cell colonies initially detect and remove mite […]

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Mann Lake PF-100 Plastic Frames

Mann Lake PF-100 plastic frames have several advantages: convenient economical 4.9mm cell size pest resistant available in medium and deep sizes great acceptance And they have a few drawbacks: bees build ladder comb between boxes of PF-100s feel flimsy require different handling techniques compared to wooden frames hive beetle haven – maybe Advantages Mann Lake […]

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Yard Report – June 2012

Now, these bees are truly Wyoming bees raised on nothing but small cell sized comb. All those California bees raised on  conventional foundation based comb have perished. PF-100 frames are readily accepted bees occupy 8 to 9 frames first drone comb drawn second deep hive body added removed entrance reducers shook out a queenless hive […]

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