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  1. Re: Shriveled Wings & Dying Bees - Will the Hive Make it!

    I think once you have a hive of fairly sick bees that formic is pretty tough on them and could just make it all the worse. Treating with formic in August when the drones are taking the mite hit is...
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    WRT the kilo, if you're a science geek (and you know you are), watch this, I hope you'll learn something new.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMByI4s-D-Y
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    May be too late for a question addition. One thing that bothers me about trials in testing the pollinator safety of pesticides is that they simply feed an adult bee the active ingredient and find an...
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    Re: Anyone know what this (antique) thing is?

    Ok. Feeder it is...but man the thing is gigantic for a feeder. That circular hole is 4" diameter and the box itself is 2" deep. I guess the hole probably fit the whole jar down into the box, and...
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    Anyone know what this (antique) thing is?

    My wife went to an antique place today and came home with something they had displayed with a lot of bee items. They claimed it was a bee "transporter" but I have no idea what that is or how it...
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    Re: Clustering In Winter

    Don't reverse (yet). Keep an eye on the honey. In the coming weeks, as the days start to get longer, your queen will start laying and your bees will go through a lot of stores in a very short...
  7. Re: Survery for a high school scientific research class.

    There are certainly other researchers (I know of at least one at Penn State) that say CCD is not very prevalent anymore. The Bayer guy is actually correct, that description is CCD. CCD is a queen...
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    Re: My Hive died. Why and where to go from here.

    Don't throw the comb out. If you had AFB you'd have to throw the entire hive out, in fact you'd burn or irradiate it. So don't let that put you off. The simplest explanation is usually correct,...
  9. Thread: Good eating

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    Re: Good eating

    What Mark's trying to tell you (in his wonderfully colorful way :)) is that corn syrup is everywhere. It's in the patties to keep them from becoming rock solid and crumbling into pieces. There are...
  10. Re: Black Friday @ Lowes: Werner Aluminum Work Platform

    HomeD's got this one, another work platform where I cant get the sale price online and I'm sure will be completely gone when I get there.
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  11. Thread: Honey Labels;

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    Re: Honey Labels;

    I'm assuming you're looking to get a fully custom label, meaning you design the whole thing, it doesn't just have your name/address on a stock label.

    Custom labels are expensive until you get to...
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    MLB game....wonder where this swarm went

    Sure looks to me like they found their new home and are moving in....somewhere. The stadium managers in Anaheim may find a surprise sooner or later. :)
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    Re: plants bee like

    The problem w/common names. I didn't realize there was a family of "mountain mints". So it's not just one thing. I'll try to take a pic of my neighbors and post it so you can see what that one...
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    Re: Container sizes and glass vs plastic?

    Spoiled by being able to get glass directly from a supplier w/o having to pay shipping. I sell mostly 1lb classic, but I made some chunk honey this year and bought some different non-honey jars. ...
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    Re: Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    I def. don't want to sting her myself. I'd just give them bees if I do it. I was concerned even about that, seems like one of those, "you gave us this product and didn't protect us from ourselves."...
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    Give away a few bees for apitherapy?

    I was recently contacted by someone local whose wife has arthritis and who remembers his grandfather having bees and his arthritis improving because of stings. He asked if anyone around would let...
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    Re: Do workers die while evicting drones?

    I don't think you're wrong. I've always believed this too and my reasoning was that a sting cannot penetrate a bee's or other insect's exoskeleton, it must sting in between the other insect's...
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    Re: cleaning propolis

    If you want to dissolve it with something food grade, get a bottle of Bacardi 151 rum, Everclear is even better if you can find 190 proof stuff.
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    Re: for you math geeks out there

    Ok, found it. Honey Bee Democracy, page 35 of my (hardcover) copy.

    'In the mid 70s, for three years I followed the fates of several dozen feral honeybee colonies living in trees and houses around...
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    Re: for you math geeks out there

    I don't know where I'd have read it except in his book Honeybee Democracy. I just can't seem to find the numbers. When I do I'll post it. I haven't splurged on Wisdom of the Hive (yet :)).
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    Re: for you math geeks out there

    Dr. Tom Seeley's swarm research showed that I believe even before varroa, first year swarm survival rates were something like 25%. I'll see if I can cite the source for that number. Once a swarm...
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    Re: Late swarm- What's best?

    As long as you have comb to give them so they need to build none, I'd certainly try to winter it, probably as a two-high nuc. The queen will start laying and you'll have a big bunch of brood hatch...
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    Re: plants bee like

    First thing I thought was "d**n your eyes"...of course out of jealousy :). Nice job. My wife's got a green thumb and works for a plant broker. She couldn't get her hands on any this year either. ...
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    Re: Bee Consulting Hive Service Pricing??

    Need to find a situation like that. People (very) occasionally contact me about putting bees on their property, and then want a bulk of the honey for privilege to boot. I guess this is different. ...
  25. Thread: Time Article

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    Re: Time Article

    I used the search tool here to search for "German study" and didn't come up w/anything other than the report on other arthropods being able to contract and spread DWV.

    Can you please post that...
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