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    Re: 2015 EAS conference

    Post some pictures for those of us who will be missing the EAS :gh:this year...Got a case of Lyme disease hanging round the orchards this Spring.
  2. Amazing Pix of Beeks in Rai, Nepal with giant Swarm

    http://photos.msn.com/slideshow/weather/honey-hunters/23x2dul0#5
    Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to ladders of braided bamboo more than 250 feet above ground, Bees at work...
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    Re: September Split or Combine?

    Might want to put out some carpet tacking or put up an elec /barb fence if you plan on keeping your hives in the same place. @#*&& bears! My sympathies. I nail carpet tacking sticks to large pieces...
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    Re: Shook out hive to rid laying worker

    Pretty good, in a lot of cases. I've seen some expensive FexEx'd BeeWvrs balled to death. Read up on it it a bit: Mr. Bush has a lot of good info esp. on laying workers and the myths, etc. on his...
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    Re: Shook out hive to rid laying worker

    I agree with the newspaper method-it hasn't failed me yet.
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    Re: drone comb replaced honey

    OK: I can relate. Two weeks ago, one of my better hives (my 9-frame vs. 10 frame experiment) suddenly pumped out huge number of drones. Like yours, they had started drawing honey prior to this. It...
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    Re: Maybe scout bees?

    Trust your gut Tom. Gotta agree with Mr. Hogan. My first swarm was in August and started the same way, saw a couple of Honeybee scouts...then a few more, snooping. That year, I'd left an old, empty...
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    In SW CT Plenty of Goldenrod-and plenty of competition for it here. Crazy amount of bumble bees, hornets/other vespids also ruffling thru the 'rod side by side with honeybees. Milk thistle, buddelia,...
  9. Re: Long Absent Bumblebee Returns to Seattle Area In Spite Of Increased Neonicotinoid

    Bumbles of many varieties seemed to have made a surprising comeback this spring on our orchard, including B. Impatiens. Found dozens of little nests in old birdhouses, under flowerpots, and small...
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