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  1. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    There may one day be evidence that bees can hear in the far-field. For now, there doesn't seem to be any evidence to support it. But hey, that's what more experiments are for!

    I've copy/pasted...
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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    All honey bee swarms settle. They fly as a swarm out of the parental hive, they settle into a bivouac, and then they go through the process of deciding where to live next (check out Tom Seeley's...
  3. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    Hey All-
    I did an experiment to test whether tanging works, and the results were conclusive: tanging does not work. The results were published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of...
  4. Re: Recaptured swarm by beating on bucket

    Hey All-
    I did an experiment to test whether tanging works, and the results were conclusive: tanging does not work. The results were published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of...
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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    Hey All-
    I did an experiment to test whether tanging works, and the results were conclusive: tanging does not work. The results were published in the December 2013 issue of the Journal of...
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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    Thanks to all for your replies and comments.
    It seems like some people swear by it, and others are skeptical. Well, that's what an experiment is for, and I'll be sure to let everyone know if/when...
  7. Re: Newbie trying to find alternative ways to get involved with beekeeping

    Consider starting a beekeeping program at a local school!
    They'll often provide some of the needed startup, and you'd be learning with the students (and I'd highly recommend a local beekeeper with...
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    Re: Tanging the Bees

    Hello All-
    I'm writing a paper on tanging, and wondered if anyone had published accounts of tanging working (or not)? Anything in an encyclopedia, bee journal, historical, academic, anything, I'd...
  9. Tom Seeley's Lunchbox- For SALE on Ebay!

    Beekeepers of the world-
    There is a RARE item up for sale on Ebay. Yes, that's right, The Original- Tom Seeley's Lunchbox.

    This item is signed by Tom Seeley himself, and it's his ACTUAL...
  10. Re: Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    It's Mid-September, and we've had a good number of young beekeepers contact us about starting beekeeping programs at their places of education.
    However, we're still available to lend some help to a...
  11. Re: Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    Just to give an update, we're still looking for more young beekeepers to help start beekeeping initiatives at their schools. Too many young beeks head off to college and think they have to put their...
  12. Re: Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    Does anyone know how I can push this thread closer to the new posts?
    Simply so that new people can see it at the start of the forum, because we're still looking for more college-aged beekeepers,...
  13. Re: this may or may not work but what the heck

    As long as your makeshift cage won't allow queens in or out, then it sounds like it might work. Never done it myself, but can't hurt to try!
    It shouldn't be a problem that there are some workers...
  14. Re: Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    Just to clarify to everyone, ANY sort of student can start up a student beekeeping initiative, whether grad student, community college, dual enrollment, trade school, whatever. Each program runs...
  15. Do YOU know of any COLLEGE-aged beekeepers?

    College Beekeeper is looking for COLLEGE-aged beekeepers who are heading off to school this fall.

    Whether entering as a freshman, or returning as a super-senior, if you're a young person in...
  16. Caught a Swarm... 3 weeks later... Not so strong...

    Hey Beekeepers,
    We caught a swarm 3 weeks ago, and when checking it out today, it didn't look so strong.
    There are about 2.5 brood frames of bees, but no evidence of eggs/larva/brood. We didn't...
  17. Looking for enthusiastic Beekeepers near Brown University!

    College Beekeeper is looking for enthusiastic beekeepers in the Rhode Island area who might be interested in helping start a student beekeeping initiative at Brown University.
    The ideal beekeeper...
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    Re: Beeswax Polish: can I sell it?

    What's your recipe for making beeswax polish?
  19. Re: Any other young people on beesource?

    The idea of giving scholarships to people to start keeping bees... while I think it's a good idea in theory, isn't it just bribing people who should WANT to start beekeeping on their own? And the...
  20. Re: Any other young people on beesource?

    Hey all,
    I'm also a young beekeeper, college aged, and also interested in getting to know other young beekeepers.
    If any other youngin's are off to college, and would like to make beekeeping part...
  21. Re: College Beekeeper- getting students involved in beekeeping

    Yeah, we had that problem from the start. Facebook won't allow us to use the name "College Beekeeper" for our name (or maiden name), but we didn't want to use any one specific person's name, as it's...
  22. Re: College Beekeeper- getting students involved in beekeeping

    Graduate school counts! Are you in Grad school now? Whereabout?
    I have yet to start a beekeeping program at a graduate school, although our past university programs have drawn students from both...
  23. College Beekeeper- getting students involved in beekeeping

    Hello fellow beekeepers,
    So I'm a student/researcher/beekeeper, and I've been keeping bees for about 6 years. But along the way, I've also been starting up student run beekeeping programs at places...
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