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Postby Allen Newberry » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:02 pm

I would like to request more shows dealing with the expansion part of the expansion model. Splits, raising queens by various methods etc., queen castles, nucs, that sort of thing. The expansion model requires increase and that seems like a great topic (or several) to me.

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Postby Solomon » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:07 pm

Will do. That's a topic I can address on a show without a guest. Lots of different methods to try as well.
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Postby Allen Newberry » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:41 pm

Excellent. Thanks!

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Re: Topic requests

Postby hlhart2001 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:57 pm

I am also interested in what Allen said...expansion methods:)

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Postby Solomon » Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:26 pm

I think I shall attempt to record tonight. I need to come up with an outline. Suggestions?
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Postby COAL REAPER » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:11 pm

its easy to understand that you should have half as many or as many nucs as you do production colonies. but how to get there?
step-by-step how to build up from as little as one hive.
timing WRT weather/temps and flow.
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Postby Solomon » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:12 pm

Good, what else?
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Postby Allen Newberry » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:42 pm

How about: What should a person do to maintain 5 hives. Which is about what I shoot for granted I have 6 queen right and 2 hopefully with queens out mating. So, what would you suggest for a smaller scale expansion model? A certain number of splits or nucs etc.? It might be good to hear about what a person should do to maintain 2 hives as well since a lot of people can't do 10+ hives.

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Postby COAL REAPER » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:03 pm

Following expansion model, what are some options if you were to find queen cells in a hive. Any difference for swarm cells vs supercedure vs emergency.
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Postby COAL REAPER » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:18 pm

It is known that you have qualms about using a brood break for mite control. When expanding and using nucs and getting queens mated i dont think you can avoid brood breaks. Please comment.
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Postby Solomon » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:39 am

Alright, it has been recorded. Don't have time to edit and publish tonight, so it should be done in the next day or two.
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Postby Chuck Jachens » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:57 am

Looking forward to your new podcast!

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Postby COAL REAPER » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:48 am

Good deal
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Postby lharder » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:43 pm

Just to mix it up if you could get some panels of treatment free beekeepers going. Some could be regulars discussing different topics, some could be newer beekeepers in a more Q and A format.

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Postby Solomon » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:07 pm

Panels are tough on podcasts unless I can get them in-studio. I'm open to it for sure, it's just really difficult to do. Each person has to record their own end of the conversation. If one person messes up their recording, the whole thing is junk.
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Postby Solomon » Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:14 pm

The other option is to buy a much more expensive mixer or audio interface so that I can record more channels at once. Currently, I'm limited to a single stereo channel. For good quality, I could do one person on Skype (PC) and one on the phone (which could be phone, Skype, or some other option). I could do lower quality with a number of people on one Skype call, but you start running into bandwidth problems as well as having no control over talkovers. When one person is talking, everybody else's mic cuts off.
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Postby lharder » Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:49 am

I guess the panel thing will need to be shelved until technology catches up.

Since feral bees may be important to tf beekeeping and frankly are interesting all on their own, I'm wondering if you could find an academic(s) who is studying them and twist their arm to come on for a podcast. There seems to be alot of misinformation about feral bees and what happened to them once varroa came around. Be neat to hear someone talk who has a big picture view of what's happening with them.

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Postby justinross » Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:19 am

Hmm... I actually work at a university with an entire bee research department. I wonder if I can track down someone that'll talk bees with me.

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Postby Solomon » Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:00 pm

If you find anybody good for the podcast, let me know.
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Postby lharder » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:20 am

A bit of a coup would be tom seeley and that new study he was involved in.

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Postby Solomon » Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:56 pm

Can you post that here?
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Postby lharder » Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:03 am

If that question was directed at me.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/15080 ... s8991.html

It was posted in the scientific papers forum. Seely's been working with feral bees for a long time, so it would be interesting to hear his perspective about what his thoughts were when varroa first swept through and what he learned through the experience. Maybe the motivations for doing this research.

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Postby Solomon » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:18 pm

I'll see if I can get a hold of him. Still unpacking, but I have my computer and recording stuff out now. Hasn't been totally reassembled yet though.
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Postby lharder » Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:29 pm

Have fun unpacking;) I am still disorganized in a move from downstairs to upstairs. Nothing inside will get done till all the outside stuff is done and the list is still long.


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