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  1. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    its not just wanting to change one farmer or even 100. the key here is sustainability. It is not sustainable for mother earth to be polluted so willy nilly with out any RECOURSE
  2. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    its spring you had better bee doing the shake shake shake. there are so many ways to do this job successful. a person in the midwest who wants to make a honey crop is so much different than someone...
  3. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    hey bird if commercial beekeeper was in the dictionary it would read

    Commercial beekeeper- intuitive, tenacious, inventive, independent, and most important makes livelihood off beekeeping ALONE.
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  4. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Hey bird i dont eat pesticides and im trying to cut back on herbicides.

    Are you a commercial beekeeper?
  5. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    these farmers dont NEED it to be so easy for them. they need to be forced to be smart. and the only way is to stop giving them everything on a silver platter. They are like an invasive specie with no...
  6. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    two loads of bees can net some serious money.
    so maybe you can tell us what you meant by that.
  7. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    this is a beekeeping forum, so my question is why would you folks ever defend anything that is or has been or will be harmful to bees.
    There is a reason why there are people farming large...
  8. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Reading this is just redicolous. I mean this isnt a new thing. its not just bees. cant you see it??? its a trend, i suppose you can explain why there are not any pheasants left or why every other...
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    Re: Is Portal safe for bees?

    From my understanding if the bees go into a portal you will never see them again because they are in another realm
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    use a chinese tool and forget about priming
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    Re: Spring nucing in east Texas

    dry county here keith
    http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/cbehlke/media/photo11_zps17a5484e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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    Re: Spring nucing in east Texas

    yeah kieth more like 80 when its all said and done
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    Re: Beekeepers sue EPA

    camero are you a beekeeper?
  14. Thread: This is great

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    Re: This is great

    crop dusters never left.
  15. Thread: This is great

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    Re: This is great

    this is about the bees.
    These bee keepers like Steve Ellis and Jeff Anderson have been at this for years. spending countless hours for the sake of saving the bees.
    A law suit of this extent may...
  16. Thread: This is great

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    This is great

    Long time friend of my family Steve Ellis way to go.
    I want to be one of the plaintiffs.

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/03/21/minn-beekeeper-joins-lawsuit-against-epa

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  17. Bloom is over but bees still aren't released??? anyone else????

    The bloom is about over and lots of bees on the road, but some of ours are not.
    anyone else having same problems.

    where are your bees and when were they released???
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    in WI and MN the Ag Co-ops used 3x more pesticide then ever before. pretty simple to figure out
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    Re: Truck Scales - under 26K GVWR

    truck is 21k and trailer is 10k what about these apiary exceptions
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    Re: Truck Scales - under 26K GVWR

    Was just pulled over in Iowa driving a 5500 pulling a trailer licensed at 10k and was told i need a CDL, apportioned plates, and a medical card.
    Is that correct or does that exception for...
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    i know its not all bad.

    and as for how much they pay for the bees, 150 is not enough for me i am greedy, i want more.
    every third bite is worth it
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    Jim,
    Yes i wonder to how much thought goes into that and if there are some possible simple changes that could go along way for both the bees and the almonds.

    From a CA stand point sure almonds...
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    but if the stuff is not good for the bees and the bees are sooo important to the almond growers..... maybe things will have to change with the times.
    and maybe that change will be hiring all the out...
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    The only alternative is to stay home if you think its too hard on the bees.They aren't going to quit spraying fungicides.[/QUOTE]

    yes that is true.
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    Re: This picture makes me sick

    if you send bees to almonds you would know that they are spraying synthetic fungicide and you would also know that it is not the best thing for them. or just read here
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