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    Quote Originally Posted by gwizzie View Post
    Hi Guys, a newbie question here what is a Amm queen ?? can someone please explain in simple terms.

    Regards Graham
    Hi Graham they are all basically just honeybees but there are quite a few races
    All the honeybees we keep are Apis Mellifera something
    So Apis Mellifera Carnica or Apis Melifera Linguista etc etc
    The Carnica or Linguista bit is a sub classification and sometimes people call those the races of honeybee (rather than sub type)

    Apis mellifera mellifera is usually shortened to AMM to save on typing

    There are a few abbreviations for other stuff like "Brood in all stages" you might see posters say Bias instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    Hi Graham they are all basically just honeybees but there are quite a few races
    All the honeybees we keep are Apis Mellifera something
    So Apis Mellifera Carnica or Apis Melifera Linguista etc etc
    The Carnica or Linguista bit is a sub classification and sometimes people call those the races of honeybee (rather than sub type)

    Apis mellifera mellifera is usually shortened to AMM to save on typing

    There are a few abbreviations for other stuff like "Brood in all stages" you might see posters say Bias instead
    Thanks nice and simple expansion I understand now without reading to technical stuff and getting bamboozled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Drone Ranger View Post
    All the honeybees we keep are Apis Mellifera something
    So Apis Mellifera Carnica or Apis Melifera Linguista etc etc
    The Carnica or Linguista bit is a sub classification and sometimes people call those the races of honeybee (rather than sub type)

    Apis mellifera mellifera is usually shortened to AMM to save on typing
    Sorry to be pedantic with my first post but the abbreviation is Amm not AMM.

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    Seriously? That's your first post? I must say I might have tried to be a bit nicer to one of our most valued members rather than picking him up on his abbreviations

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    Sorry to be pedantic with my first post but the abbreviation is Amm not AMM.
    A touch of OCD or is it Ocd? This is a valuable resource. Enjoy!

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    There's no hope for this forum if the Administrator can't even capitalise his own name properly!

    C'mon folks, SDM did apologise in the very same post, so let's talk bees instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate Atchley View Post
    A touch of OCD or is it Ocd? This is a valuable resource. Enjoy!
    Absolutely, I'm afraid that's me on some things . Absolutely no offence meant though Kate.
    Sometimes I just can't help myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    Absolutely, I'm afraid that's me on some things . Absolutely no offence meant though Kate ...
    And absolutely none taken or given I trust. I do it sometimes too ... there's a place for it!

    In beekeeping it's sometimes good to be precise, exact, to take that little bit more trouble to manage/do something in the best way you know how, rather than more quickly, or good enough. Take grafting larvae into queen cups for instance. Graft larvae that look about the right size, but not the right size, and you'll rear dud queens. Graft larvae without any royal jelly beneath them and they probably won't do so well either.
    Last edited by Kate Atchley; 02-08-2015 at 05:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kate Atchley View Post
    In beekeeping it's sometimes good to be precise, exact......
    .....Take grafting larvae into queen cups for instance
    Sorry, but can't resist this one...

    When Dr. Phillips was head of the bee culture laboratory in Washington, he wrote me that the word "grafting" was an improper term and that they did not graft but transferred.

    Jay Smith 'Better Queens' 1949
    Smith wasn't impressed by fancy terminology either.
    Last edited by prakel; 02-08-2015 at 06:23 PM.

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    Terminology schmerminology!
    Last edited by drumgerry; 02-08-2015 at 06:32 PM. Reason: "C" added for the yiddish pedants among us

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