Tag Archives: bee genetics

Resource Devotion to Reproduction

In nature we find resources utilized in what appears initially as inefficient allocations. Cases where resources are allocated in odd ways include many examples of sexual dimorphism in mammals, birds, and insects resulting in ornamentation and secondary sexual characteristics. These … Continue reading

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Chump Crickets

It’s been a while, but it’s FRIDAY!!!! There are those who think that without Science, Money, and Humans the varroa mite, a parasite and vector of infection, along with some other pests and conditions will be the end of the … Continue reading

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Records and Trends

You are are probably thinking, “what is with the POO posts!?!” Bear with me here… Even though I have another month before I can stop worrying, I am surprised at how many hives are still in the running to make … Continue reading

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Where your bees come from matters

This year overwintered colonies seem to reaffirm conclusions that I have suspected for a long period of time. Not all bees are created equal! This is two colonies from feral stock Easter weekend 2013.  1005 (Left) is one from 2010 … Continue reading

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Moving Bees

Time has really flown this fall and I have missed the opportunity to tell you about some of the goings on around here.  One of the stories that fell through the cracks was the moving of 4 hives a little … Continue reading

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The Farm-Fox Experiment and Bees

As promised last week in the post Are Bees Wild or Domestic I am going to discuss an experiment that suggests a link between behavioral genetics and development.  This experiment was done with foxes bred for tamability.  In an attempt … Continue reading

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Records Revisited Post 5 of 5 (last one I promise)

I have pretty much exhausted this subject, but I must see it through to the end.  If you are coming in at the end feel free to visit Posts 1, 2, 3, and 4.  I have been discussing the use … Continue reading

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Are Bees Wild or Domestic?

I have been pondering the question whether to classify bees as wild or domestic creatures or if it even matters.  To most people I suppose it doesn’t matter, but with my background in biology and chemistry I am not comfortable … Continue reading

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Bees can overcome OR Bee happy with what you are given

It is Friday.  I haven’t had the opportunity to rant on anything the last several weeks mainly due to lack of frustration.  I was reminded of something this week while on Facebook and voila! Honeybees occur naturally in Japan.  So … Continue reading

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After work work

Things have slowed somewhat with my traps.  Last night I hived a strangler, Trap03, after I got off work.  It came from a new site.  There had been a hit on it previously this spring.  “On 5/13 – HIT, but the … Continue reading

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