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Forum: Treatment-Free Beekeeping

Discussing and formulating honeybee management methods that cooperate as much as possible with natural bee biology without resorting to the use of chemicals and drugs.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: squarepeg 2015-2016 treatment free experience

    Started by squarepeg, 01-09-2015 01:23 PM
    55 Pages
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Treatment free at all costs - the chronicle of a beekeeper from South Germany

    Started by SiWolKe, 12-01-2016 11:26 PM
    26 Pages
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: treatment free member listing

    Started by squarepeg, 02-04-2016 12:51 PM
    8 Pages
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  4. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: Unique Forum Rules

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-15-2011 08:23 AM
    forum rules, treatment-free beekeeping
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  1. Winter losses vs. Summer gains

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-09-2012 09:45 AM
    33 Pages
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  2. Going Treatment Free - step 1

    Started by David LaFerney, 04-28-2013 09:08 AM
    29 Pages
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    • Replies: 564
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  3. Something needs to change - looking for suggestions

    Started by whalers, 11-17-2013 09:25 AM
    24 Pages
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    • Replies: 469
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    01-14-2014, 05:34 AM Go to last post
  4. Why Treatment Free.

    Started by Kamon Reynolds, 12-11-2013 06:26 PM
    23 Pages
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    • Replies: 456
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  5. small cell foundation

    Started by Rusty Hills Farm, 12-10-2012 08:21 PM
    22 Pages
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    • Replies: 429
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  6. Treatment Free - How long does it take?

    Started by David LaFerney, 10-10-2013 06:51 AM
    19 Pages
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    • Replies: 375
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  7. Small Cell Studies

    Started by Solomon Parker, 10-30-2011 04:45 PM
    16 Pages
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    • Replies: 312
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    12-10-2011, 12:19 AM Go to last post
  8. commercial level TF

    Started by Woodside, 06-06-2015 09:51 PM
    15 Pages
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  9. Treatment Free Management best Practices

    Started by jbeshearse, 04-01-2011 09:00 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 267
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  10. Coevolution of Honey Bees and Varroa Mites: A New Paper

    Started by mike bispham, 09-15-2012 03:17 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
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  11. Deformed Wing--Will Not Treat but Need Help

    Started by postie, 09-28-2015 02:44 PM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 225
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  12. Live and Let Die - Do you really reduce the gene pool?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 11-16-2012 11:19 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 222
    • Views: 36,675
    11-23-2012, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  13. Beginners: A Hard Row to Hoe: Getting on the Treatment Free Treadmill

    Started by Solomon Parker, 03-25-2011 11:19 AM
    12 Pages
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    • Replies: 220
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    04-18-2011, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  14. Dee Lusby

    Started by Dave Burrup, 01-13-2016 03:38 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 219
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  15. Natural Annual Brood Cycle

    Started by mike bispham, 10-10-2014 08:41 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 213
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    11-09-2014, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  16. M Bush on Treatment-Free

    Started by Moon, 11-03-2012 10:54 AM
    11 Pages
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    space ship
    • Replies: 209
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  17. Can splits control mites?

    Started by MikeTheBeekeeper, 02-04-2014 10:27 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 208
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  18. How high bees fly

    Started by Kurt Bower, 01-27-2005 03:34 AM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 205
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    07-02-2005, 10:03 AM Go to last post
  19. importance of treating neighbours in TF beekeeping

    Started by BeesFromPoland, 11-26-2015 02:19 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 203
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  20. Natural Cell vs. Small Cell

    Started by Specialkayme, 01-21-2012 09:46 PM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 199
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  21. Signs of AFB infestation

    Started by Acebird, 04-29-2011 06:29 AM
    10 Pages
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  22. survival of individual colonies

    Started by peterloringborst, 06-10-2014 05:03 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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  23. 100% TREATMENT FREE

    Started by BULLSEYE BILL, 08-24-2006 07:37 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 171
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    09-15-2006, 06:03 PM Go to last post
  24. Treatment Free: It's a path, not a solution

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 07-25-2013 11:00 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 170
    • Views: 21,912
    08-08-2013, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  25. Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    Started by Riverderwent, 11-05-2016 07:47 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 170
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  26. VSH bees and hybridization

    Started by Eduardo Gomes, 11-11-2014 03:25 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 165
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  27. Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-29-2013 07:51 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 164
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    04-10-2013, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  28. Another small cell study

    Started by beemandan, 07-01-2009 05:20 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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  29. Starting out in treatment-free beekeeping

    Started by Solomon Parker, 11-07-2011 07:26 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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  30. something to think about

    Started by nada, 01-01-2013 10:52 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 163
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  31. Is the division 'Treatment Free' adequate to the task?

    Started by mike bispham, 03-11-2014 09:09 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 162
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  32. Questions About The "Small Cell Studies"

    Started by NeilV, 07-12-2009 01:11 PM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 161
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  33. a little scientific involvement with TF bees.

    Started by lharder, 05-10-2016 08:09 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 156
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  34. An Option Towards Developing Treatment-Free Bees

    Started by honeydrunkapiaries, 01-08-2014 10:05 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 155
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  35. The road to treatment free...

    Started by JohnBruceLeonard, 09-11-2015 01:32 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 152
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    10-11-2015, 07:03 AM Go to last post
  36. Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    Started by dadaas, 03-02-2015 05:45 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 146
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    04-24-2015, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  37. My TF Trial is over - for the time being

    Started by Andrew Dewey, 04-03-2014 04:51 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 143
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    04-26-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post
  38. About To Give UP TF

    Started by Planner, 04-07-2016 09:08 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 140
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    04-14-2016, 12:12 AM Go to last post
  39. Disadvantage off Smaller bees

    Started by tony350i, 03-07-2006 11:50 AM
    7 Pages
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    09-03-2013, 08:11 AM Go to last post
  40. An Agreeable Starting Point?

    Started by mike bispham, 08-19-2013 03:08 AM
    6 Pages
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    bee informed
    • Replies: 110
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    08-21-2013, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  41. To be treatment free, get treatment free bees to begin with

    Started by StevenG, 09-02-2014 09:05 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 110
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  42. Wink A Housel Find

    Started by Solomon Parker, 04-16-2011 04:57 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-01-2011, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  43. Treatment free Bees

    Started by beejack1, 01-26-2017 03:19 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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  44. hypothetical question

    Started by diymom, 04-14-2016 04:17 PM
    6 Pages
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  45. Treating within a resistance raising system

    Started by mike bispham, 03-27-2014 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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  46. Keys to Treatment Free Beekeeping

    Started by JeronimoJC, 08-10-2016 07:34 PM
    6 Pages
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    perone, tbh, treatment free, treatment free beekeeping, varroa
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    01-28-2017, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  47. Documented Mite control by Small Cell?

    Started by briancady413, 03-31-2005 10:15 AM
    6 Pages
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  48. Treated first time today

    Started by dkofoed, 05-21-2015 06:01 PM
    6 Pages
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  49. treatments are a dead end

    Started by SiWolKe, 01-07-2016 02:08 AM
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    • Replies: 105
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  50. Mite levels

    Started by zhiv9, 08-06-2014 10:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 104
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  51. What can I do about varroa mites?

    Started by Bigfish, 08-12-2014 08:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    01-30-2015, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  52. Mystery Collapse

    Started by buford, 12-08-2014 12:09 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    12-14-2014, 03:01 AM Go to last post
  53. Head-scratching trying to be TF

    Started by blackandtan, 11-15-2015 07:59 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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    03-13-2016, 07:14 AM Go to last post
  54. 11 out of 12 packages dead by 1-15 and still addicted. I must be crazy.

    Started by WetWilly, 01-23-2017 08:36 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 103
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  55. NO SUGAR for my bees!

    Started by JerseyBees, 06-13-2006 10:25 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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  56. Survivor bees vs regular stock and mite counts

    Started by whalers, 07-18-2012 08:52 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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  57. Better sense of smell for mite tolerant bees?

    Started by Fusion_power, 08-23-2016 07:00 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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    09-04-2016, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  58. Ideas for TF queen suppliers - 2017

    Started by DaisyNJ, 09-23-2016 10:42 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 102
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  59. Kirk Webster January 2016: FERAL AND MANAGED COLONIES

    Started by Clayton Huestis, 02-01-2016 06:44 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 101
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    02-12-2016, 10:50 AM Go to last post
  60. SC experiment

    Started by pahvantpiper, 09-08-2006 08:20 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-26-2006, 01:22 PM Go to last post
  61. Melissa's questions

    Started by MelissaWilkie, 12-02-2014 04:28 PM
    5 Pages
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    04-17-2015, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  62. Absolutely amazing!!!

    Started by Goldprospector, 09-22-2012 08:11 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 93
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    10-24-2012, 05:15 PM Go to last post
  63. Parker Farms January 2014 Update

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-30-2014 10:17 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 93
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    02-25-2014, 10:30 AM Go to last post
  64. Losses and Successes

    Started by Solomon Parker, 08-07-2013 12:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    08-25-2013, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  65. Have not even started and already discouraged...

    Started by TSWisla, 11-12-2014 08:40 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    01-18-2015, 04:45 AM Go to last post
  66. Is "foundationless" the biggest BeeSource 2010 Hoax?

    Started by odfrank, 04-23-2010 09:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 91
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    03-06-2011, 11:15 PM Go to last post
  67. Treatment Free Queens

    Started by sqkcrk, 03-09-2011 03:58 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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    03-15-2011, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  68. Is SC business plan, small sell?

    Started by jim lyon, 12-07-2011 08:08 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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    12-22-2011, 09:16 PM Go to last post
  69. Constructive Comments for Small Cell Experiment

    Started by Barry, 09-13-2006 06:22 PM
    5 Pages
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    small cell, smallcell
    • Replies: 86
    • Views: 13,645
    09-02-2010, 03:38 PM Go to last post
  70. Clarifying 'Treatment Free'

    Started by mike bispham, 03-20-2014 03:11 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    03-24-2014, 03:46 AM Go to last post
  71. Huber's New Observations on the Natural History of Bees

    Started by Michael Bush, 05-05-2005 11:38 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 11,139
    09-22-2005, 01:05 AM Go to last post
  72. Natural Selection Management

    Started by mike bispham, 04-12-2015 02:16 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
    • Views: 29,182
    09-15-2016, 02:32 PM Go to last post

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