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  1. Thread: pollen/nectar

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    pollen/nectar

    I have looked around and haven't found if a bee on one outing will gather both nectar and pollen. Who knows the answer?..........ron
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    scratchin' my head

    What the hell is this all about?
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    pollen traps and honey production

    Does anyone happen to know what kind of effect trapping pollen has on honey production? If so what proportional difference?....Ron
  4. Thread: garden pests

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    garden pests

    Does anyone know of any bee friendly garden pesticides?.......Ron
  5. Thread: wet pollen

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    wet pollen

    I gathered pollen ayter a rainy day and it was more like a paste than granules. I thought i would patty it out and freeze to feed in feb. Has anyone done this? any tips?.......thanks, Ron
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    stings

    I used to wear gloves each time going in,but over time I verry seldom use them. I do get an ocasional sting and they never react the same,don't know why........Ron
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    Jack 21222, you mentioned using "pyrethroid". I...

    Jack 21222, you mentioned using "pyrethroid". I need to know brand name, or active ingrediants please thanks, Ron.
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    Swarms&pollen Traps

    Is it possiple for a colony to swarm with a pollen trap in place, will the queen be able to get out?..............Thanks, Ron
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    I use elmers ultimate glue and screw with 1 1/2''...

    I use elmers ultimate glue and screw with 1 1/2'' drywall screws.
  10. Thread: drones

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    drones

    I hived a nice swarm a couple weeks ago, and all went well. Now I haven't gon into it much, but it seems to me that there are more drones coming and going than usual. Anyone have any thoughts on...
  11. Thread: pollen trap

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    I got a couple from betterbee, and they seem to...

    I got a couple from betterbee, and they seem to work ok, but my bees seem to be able to work the gate open. Anyone else seen this?
    And I was also wondering whether pollen trapping has any effect on...
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    I don't know about your area, but I got a call...

    I don't know about your area, but I got a call Tuesday any hived a swarm here in So. Ill.. I thought it was a little early, but I put out a 5 frame bait box today.......Ron.
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    beecron, Try betterbee page27 part no. de1ythru...

    beecron, Try betterbee page27 part no. de1ythru de1bl. see ya Ron.
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    When these bees are all shipped and placed for...

    When these bees are all shipped and placed for pollination, who is responsible for suppering,maint.,etc? Ron
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    Tia'this question is for you. In some of your...

    Tia'this question is for you. In some of your earlier posts, you mentioned having hives located at a strawberry patch. Since I have been asked to put some on a 1 acre patch in my area I would like ao...
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    Tia; Those oral agreements are only as good as...

    Tia; Those oral agreements are only as good as the paper they're written on.......Ron.
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    Power Napper; I don't think I would have told one...

    Power Napper; I don't think I would have told one like that on myself......Ron
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    Buzzy; I'm about 250 miles straight south,a...

    Buzzy; I'm about 250 miles straight south,a little far huh?
    Ron.
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    Amy, I don't know,but it looks like a mud...

    Amy, I don't know,but it looks like a mud dobber.Nice pic.
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    I don't know where you got your sbbs, but I built...

    I don't know where you got your sbbs, but I built mine from plans on this site. They have grooves (for 1/8 in. masonite) running along beneath the screen.......Ron
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    Rob,what is *********? Ron

    Rob,what is *********? Ron
  22. Thread: Grass Cutting

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    I like to do my mowing between Jan 4,and Jan...

    I like to do my mowing between Jan 4,and Jan 16......Ron
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    Michael,I am past due on my pickup date for two...

    Michael,I am past due on my pickup date for two packages,and it keeps getting extended,leaving me plenty of time to rethink my game plan.If I start them on one drawn frame (large cell) and four...
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    Here in Il blackberrys are just now starting to...

    Here in Il blackberrys are just now starting to bloom.......Ron
  25. Thread: swarm lure

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    Stoneybrook,and Michael, I assume that you both...

    Stoneybrook,and Michael, I assume that you both have checked with PETA for approval of your method..........Ron
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