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    Re: It has not been a good year

    At issue here is the standard failure of communication leading to dissatisfaction, probably for both seller and buyer. When the bees were purchased, what questions were asked? Did the buyer make...
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    Re: It has not been a good year

    So why did you buy a dog with bad genetics? The buyer always bears the ultimate responsibility.
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    Re: My Sunday Harvest. Nov 29 in Florida

    Those are from about 12 hives.
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    My Sunday Harvest. Nov 29 in Florida

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=22071&stc=1Not what you thought

    i went through my hives and shook the all the frames from the top mediums onto a full bottom board SHB...
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    Re: Africanized bee removal request

    Dang, those AFBs are getting smarter.
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    Re: Africanized bee removal request

    Yep, I very a cup of gas on the entrance hole. i have seen videos of peoe pouring molten aluminum or lead into ant hills and then digging them up, rinsing the dirt off. Makes pretty sculptures....
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    Re: Africanized bee removal request

    Oh yes, they were definitely yellow jackets. I was unsurprised. They paid the ultimate price.
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    Africanized bee removal request

    Had a lady call me, said they ha e some Africanized bees that need to be relocated. They stung her 80 something mom more than 30 times, face and arms. Sting anytime someone gets within 10 feet of the...
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    Re: Minimum Brood When????

    Generally, they slow down in October November your queen will begin laying again just after Dec 21, winter solstice. So you will see emerged bee populations begin building about mid January....
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    You asked "How could that even occur". I was giving apossibility. Are you aware of the plight of the Monarch Butterfly? Roundup in conjunction with roundup ready fungicide has so severely reduced...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    Cross pollination in oranges ( variety defendant) tends to increase yields and result in seedy fruit.

    Envision a GMO specifically designed to reproduce without pollination and without producing...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    Organic farming is nice, but it requires the organic input. Also, crops grown with organic fertilizer are more prone to contamination than commercial fertilizers. Because of the bacteria, etc that it...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    We are thinking like typical farmers/suburbanites. The largest population centers have no ground to plant. Large apartment complexes, etc. 54% of the worlds population live in urban areas. No way...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    As all complex systems evolve, so has the great agricultural system that now feeds millions beyond the multitudes that were fed before the European honey bees were imported into the Americas. Humans...
  15. Re: Lost half of hives and it's not even winter

    Smaller struggling gives are much more likely to abscond when there are too many SHB to contend with. What I see in my hives, all in heavy shade, is that the strong ones can keep the SHB corralled...
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    Re: mouse in honey

    Its that rare "Wildanimal Honey" instead of "wildflower"
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    Re: smash and grab

    All the honey I have seen in Sweden, and Europe overall, has been finely crystallized. Almost like the Spun, whipped, creamed in the U.S. I would imagine that leaving it in the comb for comb honey...
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    Re: smash and grab

    I sent you a private msg.
  19. Re: Temp sensor inside of a bee hive and wax moths

    You mean the drones work? The fact still stands that they are all bugs, so all their code is buggy.

    I think the IT industry recognizes the value that women bring to their workforce.
  20. Pacific rim trade pact - no tariff on honey

    If I read it correctly, there will be no tariffs on honey between any on the signers other than Japan, as far as th US is concerned. The signers include Canada and Australia just FYI. Can't say if...
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    Re: 12 volt Electric feed pump

    I understand, low volume but not necessarily low pressure. No problems as long as your outlet is large enough to not allow pressure build up and the valves are open. I just didn't want someone to...
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    I'm thinking there are lots of bugs in that code.
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    Re: Shreaded wax at entrance

    agreed, bees not defending when you opened it up could easily be robbers. You need to inspect, see if there are brood, queen , etc
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    Re: Shreaded wax at entrance

    Any fighting or dead bees on or around the landing boards?
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    Re: 12 volt Electric feed pump

    Ray, a standard 55 gallon drum is only tested to about 15psi. So be careful pressurizing those things. The UN certified are rated higher.
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