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    Re: Removal of Bees in Bird house.

    All swarms on bird houses are not living in the bird house.
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    I picked this one up today at the 11Th hole.
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    Re: Fungicides Thought to be Safe Harming Bees?

    The yield loss from cover crops is as steep as the crop yield lost to produce food and pasture for horses and mules during the horse and buggy days, about 40% meaning to overcome this organic deficit...
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    Re: Row Crops and Pesticides

    Soybeans, and cotton, in fact almost every row crop has a perfect flower and a visit by a bee is un-necessary. That is not saying that bees don't visit these flowers for both nectar and pollen, it...
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    Re: Row Crops and Pesticides

    Cotton here use to be sure death for bees but now not so much or maybe even not at all. I hope your Boll Weevil Eradication Program works for you as well as ours worked for us. It has been years now...
  5. Re: Goldenrod blooms up north before it blooms in the south?

    I think it has as much, if not more to do with the increased hours of daylight the further North you travel. Besides, who knows it the golden rod in the North or the South have identical DNA? I...
  6. Re: Anyone have experience or close encounters with "cow killing ants" ?

    Two 11 year old boys came to the ER reciently. Like two banty roosters they wanted to see who was the better man. They poked their fore arms elbo deep into a fire ant mound to see which one the...
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    Re: Moving from 9 frames to 11

    Cutting X amount off the side bars of unused frames with a table saw or on router table sounds more like something I would want to attempt.
  8. Re: Are there co-op honey houses for extracting for smaller commercial guys?

    Look into your local bee club sharing a hand cranked extractor. But I would not recomend they share any more equipment than that.

    See Beemandan's comments.

    Everyone needs their own...
  9. Re: Bees in the news: Swarm on plane's wing delays flight

    The word "Master" is one of those words that can drive serious foreign students of English "Nuts" "Bonkers" "Coo-coo" or any number of other nouns camouflaged as adjectives and that mix up our...
  10. Thread: Feral colony

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    Re: Feral colony

    Could the new hive be robbing the weak one, or maybe the other way around?
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    Re: Still no stinking honey.

    It has been cold and wet with a delayed Spring and Summer all over the Pacific North West. Here in the Gulf South East the opposite is the case with an early hot and dry spring and summer. The...
  12. Re: Bumblebee Trust Refuses to Campaign against Neonicotinoids

    In the dark and distant past migratory beekeeping was defined as a beekeeper chasing nectar flows from one region to another or from state to state, much like what Ive been told is still practiced...
  13. Re: Bumblebee Trust Refuses to Campaign against Neonicotinoids

    The short answer is that banning all neonicitonoids will result in the immediate return of even more deadly, more destructive, more persistent, and yes more evil pesticides than are currently in...
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    Re: The Round House

    A problem I see with a skpt or a round hive with the same diameter as a Langtroth hive’s width, is the skpt is OVER 84% smaller (I think) in cubic area than a Langtroth hive of similar height and...
  15. Re: Can bees's tongues reach through window screen?

    Yes they can. Just to be sure I use a flat toped jar lid, not a canning jar lid that is used with a sealing ring.

    If you use window screen DO remove the intercover or feeder shim when not...
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    Re: Good grief hive armageddon this morning!

    What kind of weird climate are you currently experiencing? Have you considered the possibility of a dearth causing your bees to work garbage cans at gas stations or convenience stores for spilled or...
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    Re: In the hive propolis "varnish"

    I believe that brood nest temperatures and water condensation are incompatible. It is my understanding that bees use internal muscle movements to raise the temperature of the brood nest and maintain...
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    Re: honey heater old upright freezer

    If the dimensions are right, how's about laying a defunct up right freezer or its back, so the door is in the same position it is on a chest type deep freezer?

    The problem with an up right freezer...
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    How's about sour kraut scented smoke for German bees? But that brings on the wisdom of using caviar scented smoke on Russian bees.
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    Re: planting buckwheat

    Planting buckwheat in succession on a future garden plot is the "green" alternative to covering the garden plot with a black plastic sheet for a year. You are not wasting seed. If you doubt it try...
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    Re: Is cardboard safe as a smoker fuel?

    We buy and sell nucs living in cardboard hives, keep bees in wooden boxes, (wood is cardboard’s raw material) and ever burn cardboards' precursor material, cellulose (grass, leaves, cotton, bark, and...
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    Re: Smoker Fuel: cotton

    As a child growing up, a cotton gin worker told me that if you set a bale of cotton on fire at Memphis and pushed it into the Mississippi River, that when the bale of cotton floated past 'Naw'...
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    Re: planting buckwheat

    Buckwheat produces a huge amount of stalks and leaves. You will need to mow before tilling or else buy a bull dozer to till with. That is why buckwheat works so well at killing grass and weeds, it...
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    Re: planting buckwheat

    Buckwheat is not as bad as a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. With the right amount of rain it almost leaps out of the ground and can start blooming 30 days after planting and ready for harvest...
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    Re: planting buckwheat

    You must plow the ground, till the ground, plant buck wheat, mow the green buck wheat down, then plow or turn the green buck wheat stubble under, re-till the ground, replant the buck wheat, then...
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