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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    Okay fair enough - so till the field once to begin with. Then just plant and reinforce the forage.

    It doesn't have to be strictly wildflowers, either - somebody mentioned that bees love trees. ...
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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    But this is the reason for the "throwing money at it". We don't necessarily have to sew in natural habitat or let the land revert on its own; we can sew in wildflowers we want, deliberately. It's...
  3. Re: US Marines assist with teaching Beekeeping!

    This is a great idea! I'm glad to see we're creating a positive influence there. And of course, the soldiers and marines who are teaching beekeeping in Afghanistan will eventually return to the US,...
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    Re: Govt to spend 3 million on bee pasture?

    I think I know what the problem was.

    Grass does tend to crowd out other things. Perhaps mostly wildflowers next time?
  5. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    I think people would be surprised that you can eat GMO food, drink the occasional Coca-Cola, and even order out some McDonald's or a pizza every now and then without ending up fat, weak, or...
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    Re: Inhaling Beehive Air - Apitherapy

    Hopefully people aren't doing this during the goldenrod flow.

    ETA: Oops, missed the entire 2nd page; here I thought I was being original and clever. :(

    So has anybody tried to explain exactly...
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    Re: Zombie Bees make their way to Vermont

    100% on board with this plan. Count me in.
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    Re: Zombie Bees make their way to Vermont

    I'm vaguely familiar with the introduction of the phorid fly to the southeast, and what you say above seems to match my very sketchy understanding.

    But it's curious. Do phorid flies lay their...
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    Re: Hobby Beekeeping increasing in popularity

    I do think it's great that more people are keeping bees. The more the merrier.
  10. Re: "More than Honey" movie using fake Einstein quote

    I have not seen it yet. If I may ask: aside from the great cinematography (loved it in the trailer) and the occasional upside-down camera shot (not sure what that was all about), information-wise...
  11. Re: "More than Honey" movie using fake Einstein quote

    I know more about bees than Albert Einstein did.
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    Re: California drought declaration

    Yeah I'm getting a sinking feeling about 2014 for a lot of us, agriculture-wise. Hopefully it won't be bad, though. In the meantime, hang in there as best you can. :) Try to think happy thoughts...
  13. Re: what to do with an old rotten hive with bees in it

    I think that's the best you might be able to do; I don't know of course, but I get the impression that the old box is so rotten that you're not confident you could lift it and set it intact on top of...
  14. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    There's been some theorizing that the "center" of the universe isn't strictly in three-dimensional space; or rather that, inasmuch as it's here, it's kind of "everywhere". Confusing things even more...
  15. Re: maybe an old wivies tale about bring a swarm down

    The cilia in the inner ear are able to sense low-frequency sound because the outer ear (the thing on the side of your head) is specially-shaped to capture and concentrate the pressure waves. If they...
  16. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    The ideas are out there, though. Jim Giles isn't the first or only person to promote them, they're all over the web. Better people be exposed to them here, where the truth can conveniently be found...
  17. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    For my part, it's not to try and convince him; it's so that new people who haven't before encountered the ideas he is promoting in this thread, can see why they are wrong. They need to realize that...
  18. Re: "More “Bee Protection” Courtroom Activity Coming in 2014"

    I get what you're saying; but how true is that? Part of monoculture farming is migratory beekeeping - bees are imported specifically for the bloom, yes? When the bees are there, there's hectares...
  19. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    You are clearly unable to see the issue in anything other than a "with us or with the poison" light.



    You're not prosecuting anyone; this is an internet message board and not a courtroom; and...
  20. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Firstly, that's not how things work. The burden of proof is on people who claim a thing is harmful to demonstrate that it is. It's not even really possible to "prove that poison is not killing...
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    Obesity is caused by LOTS of things. Improper diet is definitely one. I don't know if toxins in food would make people get fat, the way as has been claimed, though. I think there are far more...
  22. Re: Caution: Leave the Troll alone

    Here's a project at the University of Minnesota. Its department leader recently gave a TEDtalk explaining the effects of pesticides on honey bees, among other problems they face.

    Here's a...
  23. Also wrong; there's a significant amount of...

    Also wrong; there's a significant amount of attention on the "poison". You just say there isn't, because despite the attention, the scientific community hasn't yet agreed with you that the "poison"...
  24. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Under that definition, I suppose he doesn't qualify as a "scientist". I am used to using the term to refer to people who spend a large portion of their time doing science.
  25. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Wow, sucks to be you. I'm not fire-obsessed, but it seems to me that a small brief fire is at least more entertaining to watch than a few pounds of dirt tumbling around in a clothes dryer all day.
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