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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Manchester Atrocity
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 09:28:47 AM »
Are you or were you a member of law enforcement?
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Manchester Atrocity
« Last post by iddee on Today at 09:23:49 AM »
Ace, yes I do. In some areas it may be concealed, in others it may be exposed. In some areas, it may need to be a pistol, in other areas it may be a long arm. In all areas, outside forbidden pieces of property, it is legal to carry in all 50 states.
Danks are colonies that don't amount to anything.  The discussion has nothing to do with danks. 
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Manchester Atrocity
« Last post by Acebird on Today at 08:46:40 AM »
In our country Iddee has the right to carry a firearm for any reason he chooses. 

No he doesn't.  The rights are not inclusive for all parts of our country.  Having the right to carry and having the right to use it are two different things.  What makes people nervous is that some of of the people that are given permits don't know the difference.  In some instances this results in a citizen with rights becoming a criminal with no rights.
Well, one of our other hives swarmed today, and made up for the 40 foot swarm.  They landed at about 5 1/2 feet.

Are you looking for more hives and no honey?  I am wondering why you are not splitting.
Please translate "danks"!
Not in Oz dictionary.
I take it you are referring to the below article. I am trying to find my ABZ of beekeeping book. It might have the volume in there.

Demaree method
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In beekeeping, the Demaree method is a swarming prevention method. It was first published by George Demaree (1832?1915) in an article in the American Bee Journal in 1884.

As with many swarm prevention methods, it involves separating of the queen and forager bees from the nurse bees. The theory is that forager bees will think that the hive has swarmed if there is a drastic reduction in nurse bees, and that nurse bees will think that the hive has swarmed if the queen appears to be missing and/or there is a drastic reduction in forager bees.

The Demaree method is a frame-exchange method, and as such it is more labour intensive than methods that do not involve rearranging individual frames. It requires no special equipment except for a queen excluder. In this method, the queen is confined to the bottom box below the queen excluder.

The method relies on the principle that nurse bees will prefer to stay with open brood, and that forager bees will move to frames with closed brood or with room for food.

In the modern Demaree method, the queen is placed in the bottom box, along with one or two frames of brood (but containing no open brood), as well as one or two frames of food stores, and empty combs or foundation. A queen excluder is placed above the bottom box, thereby restricting the queen to the bottom box but allowing bees to move freely between the bottom box and the rest of the hive. The original hive, along with all open brood, is placed above the queen excluder. The method works best if the nurse bees are remove far away from the queen. The distance between the queen and nurse bees can be increased by placing the brood nest at the very top of the hive, with the honey supers between the brood nest and the queen excluder. If any swarm cells are present, these must be destroyed by the beekeeper. The relative absence of queen pheromone in the top box usually prompts the nurse bees to create emergency cells. After 7-10 days, the beekeeper destroys the emergency cells, and then either removes the queen excluder (thereby ending the "demaree") or repeats the process a second or a third time until the swarming impulse is over.

The Demaree method makes it possible to retain the total colony population, thus maintaining good honey production. The technique has the advantage of allowing a new queen to be raised as well.

THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Manchester Atrocity
« Last post by sawdstmakr on Today at 07:33:49 AM »
I spent more than 1/2 of my adult life protecting your rights. One of them is the right to bear arms. It is the one right that protects the rest of your rights. It is insurance that we hope that we never need.
I was sitting in a restaurant with my shooting buddies one night after practice. One guy was a federal marshal. For some unknown reason, maybe because it was hot and his clothes could not conceal it very well. that night he carried his pistol exposed. Three men walked in the front door with long coats on and walked all the way around the restaurant. He watched them and when they saw his gun, they walked out the emergency exit door.
If he was not carrying open, it probably would have been a very bad scene.
Al lot of good men died for your rights. Don't ever let anyone ever take them away.
Japan decided not to attack mainland US because we had more guns in the hands of avenge citizens than they had in their military. Their citizens were not allowed to own them. That alone is a good reason to have guns.
G'day everyone

They say that George Demaree first described his system in the American Bee Journal of 1884, but... I can't find it.  The only swarm prevention method described by Demaree that I can see in the 1884 journal is a two-hive system (page 619-620), which is not what we currently see as the "demaree method".  Can anyone tell me in which year and on what page the one-hive swarm prevention system is described?


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