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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 member listing

    Started by squarepeg, 02-04-2016 12:51 PM
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    • Replies: 150
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  3. 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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    • Replies: 516
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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. 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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  4. 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
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. M Bush on Treatment-Free

    Started by Moon, 11-03-2012 10:54 AM
    11 Pages
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    space ship
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. commercial level TF

    Started by Woodside, 06-06-2015 09:51 PM
    15 Pages
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    • Replies: 293
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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
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    11-23-2012, 05:24 AM Go to last post
  16. Dee Lusby

    Started by Dave Burrup, 01-13-2016 03:38 PM
    11 Pages
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    • Replies: 219
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  17. 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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  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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  19. 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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  20. To make it real

    Started by Juhani Lunden, 08-12-2014 12:17 PM
    4 Pages
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  21. 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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  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. 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
    • Views: 30,647
    08-23-2012, 10:23 AM Go to last post
  24. 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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    03-22-2015, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  25. PF-120 / PF-106 foundation

    Started by Barry, 06-26-2012 02:58 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    • Replies: 139
    • Views: 29,765
    12-31-2014, 12:50 PM Go to last post
  26. 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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  27. Natural Selection Management

    Started by mike bispham, 04-12-2015 02:16 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
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    09-15-2016, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  28. 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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    01-31-2012, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  29. 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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  30. Mite levels

    Started by zhiv9, 08-06-2014 10:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 104
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. What is the true cost of foundationless?

    Started by rob6118, 07-19-2015 03:20 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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  34. Russian Honey bees

    Started by DrakeB, 11-18-2009 10:29 AM
    3 Pages
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    12-25-2010, 09:42 AM Go to last post
  35. Signs of AFB infestation

    Started by Acebird, 04-29-2011 06:29 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 185
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  36. Treated first time today

    Started by dkofoed, 05-21-2015 06:01 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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    07-10-2015, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  37. 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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  38. 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
  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. Request for photos: Foundationless Frame

    Started by Moon, 05-16-2011 03:25 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 57
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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. For Those That Are Interested...

    Started by johngfoster, 05-01-2016 08:20 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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    07-05-2016, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  45. treatments are a dead end

    Started by SiWolKe, 01-07-2016 02:08 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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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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  47. What can I do about varroa mites?

    Started by Bigfish, 08-12-2014 08:25 PM
    6 Pages
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  48. 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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  49. Probiotics as defense against nosema?

    Started by baithe, 03-03-2008 09:02 AM
    3 Pages
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  50. Is "foundationless" the biggest BeeSource 2010 Hoax?

    Started by odfrank, 04-23-2010 09:34 PM
    5 Pages
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  51. Varroa Tolerant Queen Breeders for 2015

    Started by Clayton Huestis, 12-12-2015 09:35 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    12-16-2015, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  52. 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
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    08-08-2013, 02:14 AM Go to last post
  53. 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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  54. Best materials for smoker fuel

    Started by PatBeek, 03-17-2013 03:25 PM
    4 Pages
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    11-26-2013, 02:33 PM Go to last post
  55. Natural treatment for nosema

    Started by gingerbee, 01-31-2008 08:17 AM
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    03-25-2008, 03:24 PM Go to last post
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    09-03-2015, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  56. Melissa's questions

    Started by MelissaWilkie, 12-02-2014 04:28 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 96
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    04-17-2015, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  57. 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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  58. Disadvantage off Smaller bees

    Started by tony350i, 03-07-2006 11:50 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 139
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    10-17-2013, 07:40 AM Go to last post
  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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  60. Is Roundup toxic to bees?

    Started by space bee, 07-19-2008 08:04 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    08-15-2008, 03:31 PM Go to last post
  61. Treatment free honey production????

    Started by A'sPOPPY, 01-21-2016 08:42 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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    03-08-2016, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  62. 5/8 gone

    Started by RiodeLobo, 01-05-2013 06:18 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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    04-21-2013, 05:29 AM Go to last post
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. Culling drone brood

    Started by jmgi, 02-04-2010 06:50 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    04-29-2016, 10:18 AM Go to last post
  66. Upper entrances, nature and IPM

    Started by Solomon Parker, 01-18-2003 01:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 60
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    01-22-2013, 10:12 PM Go to last post
  67. Treating within a resistance raising system

    Started by mike bispham, 03-27-2014 06:25 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
    • Views: 16,636
    04-03-2014, 11:55 AM Go to last post
  68. Kirk Webster CD

    Started by Sasha, 03-16-2008 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 24
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    11-18-2009, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  69. My Sideline Small Cell Business Plan

    Started by D Semple, 12-09-2011 04:55 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    07-16-2012, 08:51 PM Go to last post
  70. 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
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 15,903
    03-08-2012, 07:31 AM Go to last post
  71. Can bees truly survive with zero interventions?

    Started by cavscout, 10-02-2015 01:38 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 57
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    04-26-2011, 03:55 PM Go to last post

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