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    One of the Girls of Summer.

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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    http://news.yale.edu/2012/10/30/study-suggests-antibiotics-might-be-another-suspect-honey-bee-die

    Here is a Yale study on how antibiotics may be harming bees in a similar way as fungicides.
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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    http://news.yahoo.com/poop-transplants-may-combat-bacterial-infections-130609662.html

    Here is an example of the benefits of reintroducing a healthy and diverse mircobiotic culture into a diseased...
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    Re: This Years Queens

    They both did alright, the darker one was a package queen and she did awesome in a hive with stores of honey and pollen from a winter die out, the lighter one was from a swarm and she got put on new...
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    This Years Queens

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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    Some interesting reading entombed pollen seemingly associated with high levels of fungicide. http://ento.psu.edu/pollinators/publications/Entombed
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    Re: Does wifi affect bees?

    I have not run across any studies that show bees are affected by low levels of electromagnetic radiation. The majority of the studies I have read focused on cell phones witch emit far greater amounts...
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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    One problem we have is we do not have an adequate catalog of the pro-biotic community normally associated with a healthy productive hive. We as beekeepers attribute much of the success or failure of...
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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    Starting and maintaining a population of aphid wasps is quite easy. You can raise them in a similar manner to mason bees. Drill several 1/8th inch holes into a wood block as deep as your bit will go...
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    Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    One titbit of knowledge I would like to pass along from the experts at the Vanishing Bee Conference held in Yakima this Saturday is that fungicides a class of chemicals previously thought to be...
  11. Just in time for Halloween the "Ghost Bee"

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    It's a Dangerous Job Being a Forager !

    At least it was quick. :v:

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    Amazing Bee Photograph

    Now I'm usually my own worst critic but I am absolutely thrilled with how this photo turned out.

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  14. Vanishing Of The Bees Fund Raiser To Be Shown in Yakima, Washington

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    Vanishing Of The Bees Fund Raiser To Be Shown in Yakima, Washington

    The Central Washington Beekeepers Association (CWBA) is presenting an...
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    Re: Honey Bees Up Close

    I wish!! All I've got is my Canon T2i with Efs 55-250mm then crop zoom in photoshop
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    Honey Bees Up Close

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  17. Re: The CWBA and HoltZinger Fruit Proudly Present

    Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to cancel the Oct 12th showing of the film Vanishing of the Bees if you have purchased tickets for this showing please contact...
  18. Thread: Best of Show

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    Re: Best of Show

    After the fair I can grab my score card and tell you all of the scoring criteria. The ones I can remember were uniformity, color, clarity, taste, and moisture content.
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    Best of Show

    My honey was judged BEST OF SHOW at the Central Washington State Fair!!!! It received a perfect 100 out of 100 score. I got a blue ribbon and a large black and yellow rosette.
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  20. Re: The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

    Keen eye, yes they are drones. They scent mark a flower and fight off rivals vying for the best spots near the nest of the emerging queens.
  21. Western Leafcutter Bee - Megachile perihirta

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  22. The Brown Belted Bumble Bee - Bombus griseocollis

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  23. Re: The CWBA and HoltZinger Fruit Proudly Present

    Unfortunately Dr. vanEnglesdorp has advised us that he will be unable to attend. We are looking to fill his slot on the panel, so if you have any suggestions or recommendations we would love to hear...
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    Re: Can someone tell me what this is

    If you click on the data tab it will take you to a map of the US, shaded states are states were contributors have submitted photographs of that species from that state and it is not representative of...
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    Re: Can someone tell me what this is

    Vespa crabro - European Hornet http://bugguide.net/node/view/7230
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