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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    I gazelle that only tries to run once it feels a lion's claws on its back is already dead.

    ;)
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    So this answers the question of why you are asking. But, what are doing with your improved understanding? Because, intellectual curiosity is great. But as you can see, this discussion will go...
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    According to experts on Reddit:

    "No".


    I suppose I'm feeling cheeky. Spend a few minutes on google, I'm sure you'll find many contrary positions, even within the scientific community. The...
  4. Re: How do you inform your regular customers of price increases?

    When they call for the next order, honor the current price, but congratulate them on their fortuitous timing as they get to take advantage of the sale prices which are just getting ready to end.
  5. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    I think you have misread the article. It doesn't refer to black comb, it refers to black brood:

    "He had frames of brood that were not sealed, and the brood was jet black. Not brown. Not gooey....
  6. Thread: Rack Units

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    Re: Rack Units

    Funny.
  7. Re: Frame top bars popping off, seeking opinions from the group

    Something like this:

    http://www.bee-outside.com/framesaver.aspx

    May be an option that can be applied in the field and hold you over without having to remove the bar entirely to reglue.
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    Re: Nuc Into TBH?

    Here is what i did:

    http://billybsbees.blogspot.com/2014/08/jamming-lang-nuc-into-tbh.html

    Not necessarily the best way to go about it, but it worked. It took the better part of the season to...
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    Hmm ... there are many different MB programs throughout the country. Some better than others. Which one did you do?

    In general, quite a few exams and certifications can be boiled down to...
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    This article may be of interest:

    http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/considerations-in-selecting-sugars-for-feeding-to-honey-bees/
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    Sure. The point is that a system of organic production shouldn't be about what you can get out of your product. No doubt that is a part of it. But, the reasons for organic production are based...
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    Re: Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    This is awesome. I am imagining the next level of ingenuity ... a specially designed frame of comb where the cells are actually miniature sleeping bags to keep the little bees warm and cozy!
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    The idea behind organic production methods, which rely upon the use of organically produced inputs, is to support a *system* of organic production principles. The ideas behind organics go beyond...
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    Re: when honey is not honey

    Lots of folks. Take a look at any number of the various legal definitions being floated around the country. In my neck of the woods, for example:

    69.28.310
    "Honey" defined.
    The term...
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    Shaking Things Up

    http://www.enme.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=8207

    Should be interesting to follow.
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    13741
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    It's not, but perhaps the way you are thinking of it is. I brought in the raw milk analogy before and I think it works here too.

    Raw milk is the stuff in the udder. Raw honey is the stuff in...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    It's semi-serious. You took issue with the term "screen" (n.) and augmented it to add a "nylon cloth". I'm trying to understand why the medium (nylon cloth) matters in the definition. How is...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Maybe? Who can keep track?

    But no, not clear. Are you suggesting then that a filter is different than a screen which is different from a strainer? Do we really need a third term?

    What...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Is "screen" a specific material now? If it is made of a flexible woven plastic is it less a screen than a stiff molded plastic? Is "screen" now defined not only be the size of particle that...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    As if this thread isn't already filled with enough pedantisms (why not?), I think you mean micrometre.

    Brian
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    The point in question is based on a proposed definition with an allowance for filtering 400 micron and above. You can take a step back and challenge the definition, but this comment I think was...
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    Re: Pollen Stores

    According to this reference, they should have 500 sq. inches in the fall.

    http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/managing-colonies-for-high-honey-yields/


    This next article is mentions that...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Huh? This seems backwards. Are you saying that honey filtered through a 200 micron filter would be raw, but allowing LARGER particles, as would be the case if strained through a 600 micron filter,...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    From the Honey Board:
    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-and-bee-research/honey-without-pollen-is-still-honey

    They reference pollen being from 5-200.

    And a quick google search would...
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