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    Re: free beekeeping books to download

    I expect this is too late but here are a few beekeeping books in Espanol. http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/p/the-beekeepers-library.html#apicultura espanol
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    Re: free beekeeping books to download

    Great Lilbrary! I started a beekeeping library a few years back. I do a lot of reading and beekeeping friends kept asking me for information on particular subjects relating to bees. It's fairly...
  3. Thread: Honey Labels;

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    Re: Honey Labels;

    Probably don't want to make your own but here is a few labels https://app.box.com/s/8rfmn4wd2g7lsne19udn . I use the program photoscape to add the words (i.e Kansas Wildflower Honey).
  4. Re: Treatment free success or failure: what makes the difference?

    Unfortunately you live in Vancouver where as far as I know there is virtually no feral bee population. I think it is because there has been very little beekeeping here and when a colony swarms it is...
  5. Re: Major Report concludes: "Neonicotinoids are An Unnacceptable Danger to Bees"

    Rachel Carson wrong in almost everything she said? Wow! What a statement. So according to you DDT was good and we should be spraying it in the street as we did when I was a kid?
  6. Thread: Bee feces

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    Re: Bee feces

    This is not abnormal in cold climates. I have seen much worse in my hives and they have recovered fine. The dead bees and defecation are normal in winter and I wouldn't be at all concerned unless...
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    Re: Pollen patty question

    One theory is that you should begin protein feeding 8 weeks prior to your main spring bloom. Protein feeding (pollen or pollen substitute patties) stimulates brood production. Once the eggs are...
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    Re: small cell foundation

    I don't believe the researchers are as dumb as your suspect. I do believe that any time you mess with mother nature (i.e. increasing cell size over 100 years ago) you eventually end up paying for...
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    Re: Share Your Website

    This website is written by my oldest queen. It's fairly new (just over a year) and she has included a beekeepers' library, video library and plant database.
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    Re: Bees & genetically modified crops

    I agee 100% that you should not believe studies produced by either the agro-chemical companies or the environmental groups. Both have an intended purpose to prove their argument. That is why I...
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    Re: Bees & genetically modified crops

    This is the response the biotech companies always use to confuse people saying that farmers have been genetically modifying for generations. Hybridization and genetic modification are two totalling...
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    Re: Bees & genetically modified crops

    And by the way North America is still apathetic about GMO's and pesticides. We're happy that Monsanto runs our government. I'm just wondering when Monsanto (Beelogics) comes out with a genetically...
  13. Re: Honeybee colour vision can be tuned to relatively small spectral differences

    It is obvious that all of the neonicotinoids have some sub lethal effects on bees (primarily nervous system) so why does the EPA constantly give conditional license to each of these pesticides and...
  14. Re: Hint from universe? Hives being robbed, then a bear, then a hurricane, now robbin

    Tough luck. My experience with bears is that they don't forget and they tell their friends. You might want to look into an infrared body heat and motion detector with siren. They are cheap and...
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    Re: "treatment treadmill"

    I'm in absolute agreement. The only way to solve a problem is through open exchange of ideas, information and viewpoints. I believe the sign of a truly intelligent person is someone cognisant of...
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    Re: "treatment treadmill"

    Good point but speaking from the perspective of a non-commercial, backyard beekeeper I gladly accept reduced production (linkage drag) in favour of bees demonstrating hygienic, survivor stock traits.
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    Re: "treatment treadmill"

    Usually no treatment beekeeping is associated with "natural" (Dee Lusby, Michael Bush) beekeeping which involves regression to small cell. Natural beekeepers will say their bees do not need...
  18. Thread: presentations

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    Re: presentations

    The video page (http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/p/bee-videos.html) is also a good place for the those long cold winter nights.
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    Re: presentations

    Here is a free Bee education resource site (http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/p/the-beekeepers-library.html#education) with downloadable lesson plans and powerpoint presentations.
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    Re: Video of the bees today in Seattle

    Experienced or not that is a lot of activity for November in the Pacific Northwest. You must have a great (a lot of plants) local November pollen source.
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    Re: Video of the bees today in Seattle

    Looks like a healthy, happy hive. Lots of pollen for this time of year. In Vancouver we still have aster, borage, calendula and anemone for the girls to forage on. In Vancouver we reduce the hive...
  22. Thread: Resources

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    Sticky: Re: Resources

    I see some folks needing identification of native bees or insects. I always submit my insect photos to bugguide.net (http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740) where volunteer experts do a great job of...
  23. Thread: Resources

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    Sticky: Re: Resources

    Here is a small library on native pollinators - http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/p/the-beekeepers-library.html#native pollinators
  24. Thread: Blank labels?

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    Re: Blank labels?

    Though they are not fancy I make my own labels from free label templates (https://www.box.com/s/8rfmn4wd2g7lsne19udn), plain paper and glue. It gives me the freedom to personalize labels.
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    Re: Beginners Beekeeping Textbook

    I don't seem to be able to copy the web address but I found them here (http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.ca/p/the-beekeepers-library.html#webinars) under Beeology 101 and Beekeeping 101.
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