Candling cocoons

Candling cocoons

A comment on this blog asked for more pictures on candling cocoons.  Just today I candled 4000 cocoons.  It seems like an awful lot, but…

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Seattle Flower and Garden Show -Feb 8-12 2012

Seattle Flower and Garden Show -Feb 8-12 2012

Beediverse Products are at the show!  We are at Booth 2352. Jim Tunnell owner of Beez Neez has all our products!  Come and say hello.  You will…

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Methods of Cleaning cocoons- sand or water

Methods of Cleaning cocoons- sand or water

Frank M. wrote “This year I switched to the “dry sand” method of cleaning as developed by Gord Hutchings, to test it.  The group seemed…

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Inside the nest- healthy cocoons and mites

Inside the nest- healthy cocoons and mites

Here is Frank’s third photo.  “015 shows channels with healthy cocoons, but I’ve never seen so much bee frass!!  The only part of the cocoons visible…

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Inside the nest-pupae and wiry frass

Inside the nest-pupae and wiry frass

Here is Frank’s photo number 017  “It shows a wooden tray infested with foreign larvae, plus at least four different-looking types of wiry frass.  Are they all…

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