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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    His name is Noah Wilson Rich he has a local beekeeping operation a PHD and is no newby. Here is his website:
    http://www.bestbees.com/

    You can google his name and learn more about him. I'm pretty...
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    Re: Need answers tonight 4 hives to move

    What is it you need to see leave them alone. Drop some fondant, sugar brick or mountain camp them nothing more.
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    Re: Requeen with Buckfast Queen

    You are asking a lot of questons in many threads about different bees just make sure the breed is what you can handle. I have one danish buckfast hive left it can be testy and is usually the first...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    Radar we are becoming a society where every little thing is bad for us. I doubt some people here remember cesspools and they had tons of wildflowers growing around them ..did you eat the honey?? :D ...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    JW maybe planting certain chemical absorbing plants could be a plus absorb and destroy the plants thus cleaning the soil..it's a stretch but hey may work.
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    Re: Apiary Location/Stand Question

    Your first priority should be for your footing you want to make sure the proturuding rocks won't affect you working the hives or frames.
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    People here are getting a little over the top. Any "bad" contaminents from the soil would have to be absorbed by the plant and passed through it too it's pollen or nectar source for the bee to...
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    Re: Tate's Apiaries Experiences

    I have bought from Tates they always answered the phone and are extremely friendly people and communicate well. I did not have much luck with the bees but bees are subjective in farming.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    I would think if the heat gain during the day gave the bees a little extra boost to reach food stores it would better prepare them for the cold night. I have not wrapped before but after the last...
  10. Thread: Lauri is famous

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    Re: Lauri is famous

    If you post pics on the world wide web and don't expect honest people to use them to their advantage...well you are correct. But to think there are those without integrity who don't exist ... well...
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    Question about super frames

    So, after a very bad winter and large hive loss I replaced the losses with packages which didn't come until June. Such is farming right. Anyways, all but two were placed in hives with 100 percent...
  12. University of Minnesota Bee Discovery Center

    I have OK'd this with Barry before posting.

    For those who don't know about this a new bee center will open at the University of Minnesota. Harry Tashjian was my mother-in-laws godfather. His wife...
  13. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    Didn't DDT do that too :lookout:
  14. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    I would just throw it through a wood chipper like the tree guys use.
  15. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    They do label the organic they have both to give you the choice.
  16. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    Wouldn't agree with that Hilreal. There are veggies labeled "conventional" at Whole Foods Market and I doubt they are all GMO.
  17. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Jim

    Got your attention though. Ian is a good guy if you want to give your side don't use caps he will answer and politely he always does ... try it
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    Ian did you read the article BTW??? Going organic this spring for me :)
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    Jim

    If you want people to listen to what you have to offer caps lock calling them pro-poison isn't gonna get anyone to listen.
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    Your wrong again Jim there are those here who live by providing organic sustenance to their bees like my friend fatbeeman and as Ole SP would state that is treating.
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    I am still learning beekeeping and kill bees all the time. Are newish keeps poison? Poison will kill that's not a good question and in Ian's defense although I don't always agree with him he's...
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    Mark

    Anyone who believes so deeply in their country, their product and their people have my deepest regards. That's why I believe in American Made!
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    That's my Sig Mark..I believe in everything my country offers me.
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    The farmers here can tell you all about how these pesticides save them but this article goes to show what using them can do. Hope Ian reads this what will you do when the weeds win?
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    Re: Vote 'Best of 2013'

    Another vote for my favorite Beesource greeter
    Friendliest Member: Ray Marler
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