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    Re: almond bees stolen

    EPIRB? Really!? Why don't you wire it straight to the national emergency broadcast network while you at it. This way they can send national guard when your hives are stolen :) EPIRB sends a...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    It seems there are a lot of posts lately about bees stolen. I would suggest start using SPOT GPS tracker If everybody started using it, the thieves would probably be "off the market" by now.
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    Re: Stingless bees in the Yucatan

    What are the sticks for in a little pan inside the box?
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    Re: Backyard beekeeping buzzing in Florida

    I did my inspection and registered about 4 years ago. Back then they didn't have that law in effect yet. Ever since then I've been just sending a check once a year for registration renewal. It is...
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    Re: Backyard beekeeping buzzing in Florida

    Cool! I missed that one.
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    Re: Backyard beekeeping buzzing in Florida

    I wish municipal regulations would catch up with the trend. Unfortunately backyard beekeeping is still illegal in many counties. What we need is a state wide law that would override those...
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    Re: Bees Stolen - Blythe , California

    It sucks! I can only suggest using SPOT GPS tracker next time. Probably best $100 spent for a commercial bee keeper. You can tape it to the bottom of one of the hives or under the cover. The...
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    Re: Best uncapping tool

    The idea is NOT to heat the wax and try to extract before it sets again. It is impossible! You heat the cappings by moving your heat gun really fast really close. If it is a dry capping (it looks...
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    Re: Best uncapping tool

    Works on any comb as long as it is dry capped. Wet capped comb - not so much.
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    Re: Need help choosing a beesuit

    I second the sentiment that you need to try it first and then decide if you even need a suit. If you do decide to go with a suit then you might want to consider Coghlan's Bug Jacket
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    They...
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    Re: Patching Bee Nets

    I melted a hole in my veil with a smoker ones. As a temporary solution I used a patch of clear packaging tape from both sides ( so it sticks to itself). As a long term solution - buy a new one. ...
  12. Thread: Bee Blogs

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    Re: Bee Blogs

    I would recommend honeybeesuite.com. Very informative and easy to understand. I like the scientific approach, not to mention that more often than not it is just entertaining to read.
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    Re: Bee Weaver bees....worth the price?

    By observation. To be fair, I would have to say that not every queen that you buy is going to have the same traits. I had queens from them which produced hotter bees, and moderate bees, bees which...
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    Re: Bee Weaver bees....worth the price?

    I don't doubt that they are, but the traits of the bees seem to be the same. I had all my bees from RWeaver and they match many descriptions here. Most of them are somewhat hotter but, all in all,...
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    Re: A Different kind of SHB trap

    I wonder is putting on top of the hive (under the lid) rather than on the bottom would work better. I noticed that in my hives beetles are usually herded in the corners of the top lid. Just a...
  16. Re: Everyone calm down, there is no “bee-pocalypse”

    Don't mean to ruin "pesticide lobby" parade here but what does it prove? That neonicotinoids have no affect on bees? You can do better than that.

    It would be interesting to see statistics which...
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    Re: Why I Like Cedar.

    Here is a quote from Wiki: "Cedar oil is used as an insect repellent, both directly applied to the skin and as an additive to sprays, candles and other products." Might be one of those things like...
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    Re: Beekeeping in the USA

    I have to really take my time when I work with the hot hive. I know some people work bees without smoker - that's just crazy talk in this case. Have to use smoker and go slow. I was thinking about...
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    Re: Beekeeping in the USA

    They can smell commie on you. It is probably All-American bees. Try reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the hives.

    I actually had an opposite experience. I grew up in Eastern Europe. ...
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    Re: Screen Wire in Place of #8 Hardware Cloth?

    Today I had to replace a ventilation hole screen on the inside of the telescopic cover. I found the screen material at home depot and it was stamped out of a thin sheet aluminum and had kind of...
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    Re: How to not to catch a swarm

    Just a follow up. Today checked the hive. The old queen is still there. Laying like a machine gun. So that must have been a virgin queen. A point of interest - after the swarm dissipated I had a...
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    Re: Suddenly hot hive

    Had the same thing happen to me. A colony swarmed the new queen hatched and started to turn out pretty hot bees. On the positive side this colony collected three time more honey this summer than...
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    Re: Good Read on CCD and neonicotinoids

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  24. Re: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

    It seems anything would be better than the situation we've got ourselves into right now. However, it would definitely put a dent into the profit of big ag and chem companies.
  25. Re: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

    Doesn't it strike you odd that despite the fact that interactions with known pathogens are still not understood (both for bees and humans) they continue to be widely used on our food supply?

    As...
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