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  1. Thread: Growl???

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    Re: Growl???

    In fairness, the video looks to have been taken with a cell phone camera or something; it's possible the video's growl sounds different because the microphone couldn't pick up all of the sound - much...
  2. Thread: Growl???

    by melliferal
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    Re: Growl???

    At the thread to which angel links, there's a video of the bees apparently "growling". It certainly sounds like an animal noise and not some kind of wind effect - to me at least.
  3. Thread: Growl???

    by melliferal
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    Re: Growl???

    If you've taken apart the hive and confirmed there's nothing in there, and it continues to growl, I'm really at a loss for what to recommend. A clergymember from your favorite religion, perhaps.
  4. Re: Zombee research project at San Francisco State University

    How did you think this up? It's the craziest idea for a research project I've ever heard; I wish I had thought of it.

    Consider your link shared.
  5. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    Natural selection isn't a discrete process that can be "undermined". Evolution is a completely random process; predators do not intentionally evolve specifically to take advantage of any condition,...
  6. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    Bees that might need treatment to overcome particularly bad infections or infestations aren't "sickly"; bees have more genes than the ones which leave them susceptible to certain stressors, and those...
  7. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    Currently it's the latter; however, it can become the former, if the processes and techniques which led to food being so plentiful and available are rolled back or restricted too much.


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  8. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    ...I'm sorry, what food shortage?

    I haven't heard a news story claiming any kind of food shortage in...I can't remember. Years and years on top of years and years. There are some years in which...
  9. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    BREAKING: Chem-using Beekeeper's Bees Explode; Pesticide Blamed
  10. Re: papers provide conclusive evidence that the pesticides are causing the mass death

    Everything is a chemical, or a combination of chemicals. Every single thing. Pure water is a chemical.

    And even the most synthesized, processed, artificial substance in the world is at its base...
  11. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Dusting with sugar is a mechanical treatment, not a chemical one. The sugar doesn't actually do anything to the mites.

    Still waiting to hear what's so special about oxalic acid that I should be...
  12. Re: NEW YORK- new legislation, anyone know about this??

    Concur with both of these. I'll add another, my old club Lorain County, who also have a great website.
  13. Re: NEW YORK- new legislation, anyone know about this??

    Going by what was posted about the act, it required beekeepers of hives known to be infested to send documented samples to the state for testing. Is there more to it? Because I need someone to...
  14. Re: NEW YORK- new legislation, anyone know about this??

    Question - if this legislation isn't the right way to do it, which most here seem to agree, how should it be rewritten? It seems to me there ought to be some kind of system in place for reporting an...
  15. Re: Interesting DC editorial countering the pesticide CCD hysteria the media loves

    But the article doesn't stop at "it wasn't caused by neonics", the article says nothing unusual happened at all, which is false.
  16. Re: Interesting DC editorial countering the pesticide CCD hysteria the media loves

    No, of course CCD actually happened. I am unhappy with the way it has been hijacked by special interest groups which strike me as largely anti-science (I actually read one telling me the other day...
  17. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    The thread is about why it's not being used by people who aren't using it; both the title and the OP are asking non-users to explain themselves. Given that multiple approved mite treatments already...
  18. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    That's great, but I don't live in Europe and nor would any colonies I keep.

    I'm sure it will only be a matter of time; just like with formic acid. In the meantime there's half a dozen different...
  19. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    The idea of fear that people using unapproved products would get in "legal trouble" is entirely an invention of proponents of the products. No, I'm not afraid that the chemical police are going to...
  20. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Well now wait - maybe, maybe not. I could be wrong, but it's not my impression that the reason powdered sugar isn't considered a pesticide is because the sugar doesn't actually do anything to the...
  21. Re: Why are beekeepers not all using vaporized oxalic acid to treat varroa mites?

    Bottom line, for me. We're talking about a chemical I'm unfamiliar with. Once it becomes approved, that means scientific questions like contamination risk and maximum safe dosages have been studied...
  22. Re: State suspends pesticide operator's license after bee deaths

    What a confusing incident. Obviously the apartment residents were savvy enough about the situation to report the dying bees to the news station; but in that case why was the pesticide company hired...
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    Re: Why are people moving away from SBB

    It's also questionable that screen bottom boards provide any benefit in humid conditions. The problem with humidity is that it makes the bees' natural air conditioning ineffective, for the same...
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    Re: Why are people moving away from SBB

    No; the entrance is already relatively small so it's not necessary (in this context) to make it any smaller. You just don't want to make it any bigger. It's much easier for the bees to create...
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    Re: Why are people moving away from SBB

    That comparison doesn't work because the bees have the "AC" on constantly. Their chosen method of ventilation requires creating a draft, which is better accommodated by one or more smaller openings...
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