Search found 121 matches

by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Island population of European honey bees in Northeastern Brazil that have survived Varroa infestations for over 30 years
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Island population of European honey bees in Northeastern Brazil that have survived Varroa infestations for over 30 years

Abstract European honey bees were introduced to Fernando de Noronha Island in 1984 already infested by Varroa destructor, and since then they have survived without any control measures. In 2012, adult and brood infestation rates were measured and compared to historical records. There was no signifi...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: How Honey Bee Colonies Survive in the Wild: Testing the Importance of Small Nests and Frequent Swarming
Replies: 2
Views: 476

How Honey Bee Colonies Survive in the Wild: Testing the Importance of Small Nests and Frequent Swarming

Abstract The ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor, and the viruses that it transmits, kill the colonies of European honey bees (Apis mellifera) kept by beekeepers unless the bees are treated with miticides. Nevertheless, there exist populations of wild colonies of European honey bees that are pers...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Sperm use economy of honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Sperm use economy of honeybee (Apis mellifera) queens

Abstract The queens of eusocial ants, bees, and wasps only mate during a very brief period early in life to acquire and store a lifetime supply of sperm. As sperm cannot be replenished, queens have to be highly economic when using stored sperm to fertilize eggs, especially in species with large and...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: A mutualistic symbiosis between a parasitic mite and a pathogenic virus undermines honey bee immunity and health
Replies: 0
Views: 324

A mutualistic symbiosis between a parasitic mite and a pathogenic virus undermines honey bee immunity and health

Abstract Honey bee colony losses are triggered by interacting stress factors consistently associated with high loads of parasites and/or pathogens. A wealth of biotic and abiotic stressors are involved in the induction of this complex multifactorial syndrome, with the parasitic mite Varroa destruct...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Honey Bee Colonies Headed by Hyperpolyandrous Queens Have Improved Brood Rearing Efficiency and Lower Infestation Rates
Replies: 0
Views: 303

Honey Bee Colonies Headed by Hyperpolyandrous Queens Have Improved Brood Rearing Efficiency and Lower Infestation Rates

Honey Bee Colonies Headed by Hyperpolyandrous Queens Have Improved Brood Rearing Efficiency and Lower Infestation Rates of Parasitic Varroa Mites Abstract A honey bee queen mates on wing with an average of 12 males and stores their sperm to produce progeny of mixed paternity. The degree of a queen’s...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New from VA
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: New from VA

Welcome Richard,

Glad to see you here, very much enjoyed the article Erik wrote about your operation. Look forward to meeting you this spring.

Cheers

Tony.
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Starving honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae signal pheromonally to worker bees
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Starving honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae signal pheromonally to worker bees

Abstract Cooperative brood care is diagnostic of animal societies. This is particularly true for the advanced social insects, and the honey bee is the best understood of the insect societies. A brood pheromone signaling the presence of larvae in a bee colony has been characterised and well studied,...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: How Hives Collapse: Allee Effects, Ecological Resilience, and the Honey Bee
Replies: 1
Views: 311

How Hives Collapse: Allee Effects, Ecological Resilience, and the Honey Bee

Abstract We construct a mathematical model to quantify the loss of resilience in collapsing honey bee colonies due to the presence of a strong Allee effect. In the model, recruitment and mortality of adult bees have substantial social components, with recruitment enhanced and mortality reduced by a...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Brood removal influences fall of Varroa destructorin honey bee colonies
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Brood removal influences fall of Varroa destructorin honey bee colonies

Abstract The hygienic removal of Apis mellifera brood infested with Varroa destructor disrupts the reproduction of the infesting mites, and exposes the foundress mites to potential removal from the colony by grooming. Using brood deliberately infested with marked mites, we investigated the associat...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Superinfection exclusion and the long-term survival of honey bees in Varroa-infested colonies
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Superinfection exclusion and the long-term survival of honey bees in Varroa-infested colonies

NB: I tried to post this paper when it was published, but at the time it wasn't an open paper, now it is... enjoy.. Abstract Over the past 50 years, many millions of European honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies have died as the ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor, has spread around the world. Subs...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Queen rearing simplified by Smith, Jay
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Queen rearing simplified by Smith, Jay

https://archive.org/details/queenrearingsimp00smit

Published 1923
Pages 138

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
ABBYY GZ download
B/W PDF download
DAISY download
EPUB download
FULL TEXT download
KINDLE download
PDF download
SINGLE PAGE ORIGINAL JP2 TAR download
SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download
TORRENT
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Observations on the natural history of bees by François Huber
Replies: 5
Views: 581

Observations on the natural history of bees by François Huber

https://archive.org/details/observationsonn00hubegoog

Published 1841
Pages 400

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
ABBYY GZ download
DAISY download
EPUB download
FULL TEXT download
KINDLE download
PDF download
SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED TIFF ZIP download
TORRENT
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: New Observations Upon Bees by Francis Huber
Replies: 0
Views: 243

New Observations Upon Bees by Francis Huber

https://archive.org/details/newobservationsu00fran

Published 1926
Pages 276

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
ABBYY GZ download
DAISY download
EPUB download
FULL TEXT download
KINDLE download
PDF download
SINGLE PAGE ORIGINAL JP2 TAR download
SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download
TORRENT
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Fifty years among the bees by Miller, C. C. (Charles C.), 1831-1920
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Fifty years among the bees by Miller, C. C. (Charles C.), 1831-1920

https://archive.org/details/fiftyyearsamongb00mill Pages 368 Published 1911 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download B/W PDF download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE download PDF download SCAN FACTORS download SINGLE PAGE ORIGINAL JP2 TAR download SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP downl...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Scientific queen-rearing as practically applied by Doolittle, Gilbert M.
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Scientific queen-rearing as practically applied by Doolittle, Gilbert M.

... being a method by which the best of queen-bees are reared in perfect accord with nature's ways. For the amateur and veteran in bee-keeping https://archive.org/details/cu31924003263724 Published 1889 Pages 184 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KIND...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: A year's work in an out-apiary; by Doolittle, Gilbert M.,
Replies: 0
Views: 246

A year's work in an out-apiary; by Doolittle, Gilbert M.,

.. or, An average of 114 1/2 pounds of honey per colony in a poor season, and how it was done https://archive.org/details/cu31924003201054 Published 1908 Pages 80 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY METS download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE dow...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Dadant system of beekeeping by Dadant, C. P. (Camille Pierre), 1851-1938 Published 1920
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Dadant system of beekeeping by Dadant, C. P. (Camille Pierre), 1851-1938 Published 1920

https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_4-8sAAAAYAAJ

DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
ABBYY GZ download
DAISY download
EPUB
FULL TEXT download
GENERIC RAW BOOK TAR download
KINDLE download
PDF download
SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download
TORRENT
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee - by Langstroth, L. L. (Lorenzo Lorraine) - 1888
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee - by Langstroth, L. L. (Lorenzo Lorraine) - 1888

The inventor of one of the most widely used hives, and one of the most famous beekeepers. https://archive.org/details/cu31924003227729 Pages 614 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY METS download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE download PDF download...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Constructive beekeeping by Clark, Ed. H - 1918
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Constructive beekeeping by Clark, Ed. H - 1918

Lots of insight on how the hive acts as a large condenser and many other insights. https://archive.org/details/cu31924003100306 Pages 52 DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download BIODIVERSITY HERITAGE LIBRARY METS download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE download PDF download RAW COR...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: Practical queen rearing by Pellett, Frank C. (Frank Chapman) 1918
Replies: 0
Views: 223

Practical queen rearing by Pellett, Frank C. (Frank Chapman) 1918

One of the definitive books on raising queens. https://archive.org/details/practicalqueenre00pellrich DOWNLOAD OPTIONS ABBYY GZ download B/W PDF download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE download PDF download SCRIBE SCANDATA ZIP download SINGLE PAGE PROCESSED JP2 ZIP download S...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: Beekeeping Books
Topic: At the Hive Entrance - H. Storch
Replies: 0
Views: 386

At the Hive Entrance - H. Storch

This is the definitive text for beekeepers to identify what is happening inside the honeybee hive by observing the activities outside of it. Link to Archive site where this book is freely downloadable as: ABBYY GZ download DAISY download EPUB download FULL TEXT download KINDLE download PDF download ...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new beekeeper in the arkansas ozarks
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: new beekeeper in the arkansas ozarks

Love Warre hives... there's a few of us Warre keepers kicking around... apologies for the late response... welcome!!
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Seminal fluid of honeybees contains multiple mechanisms to combat infections of the sexually transmitted pathogen Nosema
Replies: 0
Views: 253

Seminal fluid of honeybees contains multiple mechanisms to combat infections of the sexually transmitted pathogen Nosema

Abstract The societies of ants, bees and wasps are genetically closed systems where queens only mate during a brief mating episode prior to their eusocial life and males therefore provide queens with a lifetime supply of high-quality sperm. These ejaculates also contain a number of defence proteins...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Phenotypic and Genetic Analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic Trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

Abstract Varroa destructorcontinues to threaten colonies of European honey bees. General hygiene, and more specific Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH), provide resistance towards the Varroa mite in a number of stocks. In this study, 32 Russian (RHB) and 14 Italian honey bee colonies were assessed for t...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Differential viral levels and immune gene expression in three stocks of Apis mellifera induced by different numbers of V
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Differential viral levels and immune gene expression in three stocks of Apis mellifera induced by different numbers of V

Abstract The viral levels and immune responses of Italian honey bees (IHB), Russian honey bees (RHB) and an outcross of Varroa Sensitive Hygienic bees (POL) deliberately infested with one or two foundress Varroa were compared. We found that the Deformed wing virus (DWV) level in IHB inoculated with...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Honey bee colonies regulate queen reproductive traits by controlling which queens survive to adulthood
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Honey bee colonies regulate queen reproductive traits by controlling which queens survive to adulthood

Abstract The production of new queens in honey bee colonies is one of the most important determinants of reproductive success, and it involves cooperative behavior among hundreds or thousands of workers. Colony members are generally expected to benefit by optimizing the reproductive traits of prosp...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Early-life experience affects honey bee aggression and resilience to immune challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Early-life experience affects honey bee aggression and resilience to immune challenge

Even as larvae, honey bees are tuned in to the social culture of the hive, becoming more or less aggressive depending on who raises them, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. Abstract Early-life social experiences cause lasting changes in behavior and health for a variety of animals...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Question about pollen patties
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: Question about pollen patties

I only use pollen patties (like now for example) if I have a recent requeen that has a low population, and I'm concerned about their ability to forage sufficiently for new brood. As per Michael's comments about being a safe haven for SHB, if you put a whole patty in, especially at this time of year,...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sat Sep 19, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: The Bite of the Honeybee: 2-Heptanone Secreted from Honeybee Mandibles during a Bite Acts as a Local Anaesthetic
Replies: 0
Views: 299

The Bite of the Honeybee: 2-Heptanone Secreted from Honeybee Mandibles during a Bite Acts as a Local Anaesthetic

The Bite of the Honeybee: 2-Heptanone Secreted from Honeybee Mandibles during a Bite Acts as a Local Anaesthetic in Insects and Mammals Abstract Honeybees secrete 2-heptanone (2-H) from their mandibular glands when they bite. Researchers have identified several possible functions: 2-H could act as a...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Multitrophic interaction facilitates parasite–host relationship between an invasive beetle and the honey bee
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Multitrophic interaction facilitates parasite–host relationship between an invasive beetle and the honey bee

This is relatively old research from 2007, but I tend to find myself informing people of it often so I'll post it here.... Abstract Colony defense by honey bees, Apis mellifera, is associated with stinging and mass attack, fueled by the release of alarm pheromones. Thus, alarm pheromones are critica...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

I forgot there is some stuff blooming over winter, but I'm not aware I've seen it: http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/webblooms.html January Eranthis sp. winter aconite Hamamelis vernalis witch hazel February Alnus spp. alders Eranthis sp. winter aconite Jasminum sp. jasmine Looks like witchhazel blooms...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

Not really, after the buckwheat, asters and goldenrod are done, there's very little around. I'm quite frustrated because the last couple of nights have been in the low 50s, and I'm concerned about the small amount of brood getting chilled, although I must admit I am glad I moved them to a nuc now. A...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

I'm not unhappy about it, they had none 10 days ago. Every cloud has a silver lining :)
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

So as of an hour ago the 2 body medium, eight frame hive is now a 2 body medium, five frame hive. There were actually 6 frames that were fully or mostly drawn. I opted to drop the frame of nectar down into the bottom box because I didn't want to disturb the brood, I figured that they'll put it where...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

I have several medium nuc bodies, so yes I can, it'll have one full box and one empty box under already though but yes I can add one on top if I thought they'd draw it for food storage


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Identifying Pests & Diseases
Topic: deformed wing virus
Replies: 25
Views: 1774

Re: deformed wing virus

DWV was around long before Varroa but DWV is trasmitted (among other methods) by Varroa so large population infected with it is usually viewed as a sign of a lot of Varroa. Michael, interesting paper I just posted in the research sub-forum, especially interesting for our members in NZ, on recently ...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Invasive ants found to carry novel virus and honey bee pathogens
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Invasive ants found to carry novel virus and honey bee pathogens

Invasive species are recognized as a direct and major cause of biodiversity loss. A less recognized issue with invasive species is the concomitant introduction of microorganisms that they host, including pathogens. Novel pathogens can have devastating effects on evolutionary and immunologically naiv...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

I would not be surprised to see the hive outgrow the 5 frame nuc and need bigger quarters even before winter is over, that's what happens where I am with a similar temperature range to yours. That would be a problem given that I don't want to be moving them in December or something. Given my temper...
by ExpatBeekeeper
Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?
Replies: 24
Views: 1117

Re: Nuc or 8 Frame for struggling hive?

Have you figured how to feed them in terms of sugar requirements? They may be getting some nectar now, but a 4 frame nuc just does not have the physical room to store all they will need to get through to the flow next spring. I don't have a four frame nuc, only a five frame, so I have a bit more sp...

Go to advanced search