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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Well, I am not up north, but I have bought two queens this year from them and they are the most gentile of all hives I have. Great pattern.
  2. Re: Can you tell race by color of bee?

    Mine look just like that. Carniolan/Russian mix. Although I have seen the offspring queen being more black, lacking that light brown distinctive body.
  3. Re: Method for hiving swarms that works?

    Well, the point that I wanted to make is that when you can't reach the bees to shake them or when you can't cut the branch (i.e. like in case of a tree trunk) - there is another approach.
  4. Re: Is this orientation flight behavior?

    :thumbsup:
    Nectar flow + Orientation flights.
  5. Re: Broke capped queen cell open slightly

    Since there are some undamaged cells you don't have to worry. Same thing happened to me last year.
  6. Re: Method for hiving swarms that works?

    No way. I've been nursing that cherry tree for 5 years! But yes.
  7. Method for hiving swarms that works?

    The bad news is that one of my hives swarmed and I won't have honey this year. The good news is that I caught them. Here's what I did.
    I found this method on THIS video. It's not in English, but the...
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    Colony swirls in the air

    I have a wintered hive which I took a queen from (basically I did a small cut-down split). Last Saturday, when I was performing inspections I found capped queen cells, so I stole all but two. I can...
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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    Wow, none of my trees (including cherry trees) have opened up.
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    Re: Aggressive bees

    They can also get extremely aggressive if queenless. The queen could have been damaged.
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    Re: Moving a swarm

    You can just close up the hive for 2-3 days and they typically won't return to the original hive anymore.
  12. Re: Will queen survive if cell is broken?

    Thanks guys!
  13. Will queen survive if cell is broken?

    One of my hives decided to swarm and then got back inside the hive within 2 hours. So I decided to perform an inspection and make a split if I find queen cells. I did, I found at least two queen...
  14. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    This might be the reason: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/04/neonicotinoids-gardens/
  15. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I am glad you agree with them that much. This might be helpful to you: http://www.epa.gov/jobs/openings.html
  16. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I am very glad that you still have bees, but hope you're not offering that honey to anyone. In case you do sell honey, make sure to label it as such: "honey from corn with neonicatinoid pesticides...
  17. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/about/intheworks/ccd-european-ban.html

    I was wrong about England sorry, they are just as slow as EPA. http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress2/?p=20301
  18. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I don't claim that it is THE CAUSE, but I do believe that it is the straw that broke the camel's back.
    These studies on neonicotinoids do show that they negatively impact the health of honeybees...
  19. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I can't believe I have to do this on beekeepers' forum.

    Enjoy reading...

    http://www.entomology.umn.edu/cues/pollinators/pdf-pesticides/2012Tapparoseedtreatedcorn.pdf...
  20. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Why don't you create a petition for them?

    Neonics become part of the plant... I have not seen many Eagles or Ospreys collecting pollen or nectar on corn.

    Apparently you have not even looked at...
  21. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    Imidacloprid is 7297x more toxic to honeybees than DDT (acute toxicity). However, acute toxicity is not the main problem. Imidacloprid is highly persistent (160 days halflife time in water, 2 years...
  22. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I suppose that's why there's only few people that signed so far. You don't believe in your voice or are afraid of alternatives like "deknow".
    The petition only allowed 800 characters and all of...
  23. Re: Greenpeace Calls on European Union to Ban 7 Bee-killing pesticides

    Please help to get this petition signed

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/direct-epa-ban-use-neonicotinoid-pesticides-until-proven-it-does-not-negatively-impact-honeybees/zK6mgtc3

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    Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Understand. Seeing them fly I do believe that a 6-10 ft space in front of a hive is good to have for their "landing strip".

    Sometimes I wish my 4 year old would get stung! One time I caught him...
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    Re: Backyard Beeyard

    Why are you pointing them at the fence?
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