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    Here's an odd question. . .

    In the past our lavendar has been visited by both honey bees and bumble bees. This year, only bumbles. My (at least I'm fairly sure they're mine as I've followed a couple of them back to the hive)...
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    I'm in Virginia, but that'll work. If the price...

    I'm in Virginia, but that'll work. If the price is right I'll figure out shipping. I await your pm.

    Mark
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    I can't speak to the secondary level, but I'd...

    I can't speak to the secondary level, but I'd think you could go pretty deep. You'd likely be speaking to an advanced level bio class or science club, so there's a level of interest built in your...
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    My dad had this great expression whenever I took...

    My dad had this great expression whenever I took anything he said to seriously, "It's a joke, son."

    Sarcasm sometimes just doesn't translate to the web.

    Don't worry Ross, it's a great story.
    ...
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    So. . . I teach second grade. One of our SOL's...

    So. . . I teach second grade. One of our SOL's (that's standards of learning (don't get me started), and not the other standard meaning) is teaching insect, amphibian, and flower life cycles. For...
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    I take back that "girlymon" comment I made on...

    I take back that "girlymon" comment I made on that other thread. I'm on the strong side, but I don't think I want to go there, especially considering that 60,000 six-legged women with very sharp...
  7. I would like to third Russ's advice. Mark

    I would like to third Russ's advice.

    Mark
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    So. . . what make, and how much? Mark

    So. . . what make, and how much?

    Mark
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    Leafcutter, you are my kind of person. :) Mark

    Leafcutter, you are my kind of person. :)

    Mark
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    Yep, mine's popping too. Still kicking myself...

    Yep, mine's popping too. Still kicking myself for only doing one. But, I have most of the hardware for a second one, should something come up. Crossing my fingers.

    Mark
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    No problem! So how's things out your way? Mark

    No problem! So how's things out your way?

    Mark
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    So. . . okay. . .I'll bite. What kind? How...

    So. . . okay. . .I'll bite. What kind? How much?

    Mark
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    I went with deeps, but many of the folks in the...

    I went with deeps, but many of the folks in the local club use three mediums for their brood chambers instead of two deeps. Personally, I think their a bunch of girlymen with bad backs. :D (just...
  14. Thread: Bear last night

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    You need to have a one time kill permit from Fish...

    You need to have a one time kill permit from Fish and Game to legally take care of the problem yourself. Believe me you don't want to be caught without it. It's an awfully big hole to dig without...
  15. Thread: Mosquito Control

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    Actually, it's very effective against most...

    Actually, it's very effective against most caterpillars. Unfortunately, it doesn't discriminate between good caterpillars and bad. We used it here as one of the main "weapons" against gypsy moths. ...
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    Yeah, I think it's more fun to drink a bunch of...

    Yeah, I think it's more fun to drink a bunch of good beer and do the direct application method.

    Mark
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    What is this "sun" thing of which you speak?...

    What is this "sun" thing of which you speak? :confused:

    Mark
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    I was guessing apple or maybe peach. Might be...

    I was guessing apple or maybe peach. Might be plum though.

    Mark
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    Well, last night, at 2 am I woke up, heard the...

    Well, last night, at 2 am I woke up, heard the wind, and went and put extra bricks on my hive. So I guess you know what I vote for.:D

    Mark
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    Well, I don't know, but on one level it makes...

    Well, I don't know, but on one level it makes sense. More people are outside, so more stings happen. More keepers are working their hives in the nice weather, and again, more stings happen. So if...
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    I'm fairly sure this isn't what you meant,...

    I'm fairly sure this isn't what you meant, nonetheless. . .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England
  22. Thread: Getting nervous

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    If I didn't have the week from hell at work, I'd...

    If I didn't have the week from hell at work, I'd love to drive up and help. Once you see them the first time you won't be able to wait until you can open them and check them out. It's addictive I...
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    I have joined the Charlottesville group, but I'm...

    I have joined the Charlottesville group, but I'm sure I'll be taking you up on your offer. Right now, I feel like I need all the help I can get. Not a good day. Wish it would warm up.

    Mark
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    Why yes, yes they are. Am I that clueless...

    Why yes, yes they are. Am I that clueless looking?:D Sure feel clueless. Oh well, gotta start somewhere.

    Hey, I just notice you're in Fairfield. I grew up in Lexington. Pretty over there. I...
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    Okay, just heard from, Glenn, the guy I got my...

    Okay, just heard from, Glenn, the guy I got my package from. I'm going down to get a new queen Wed. or Thurs. depending on the weather. His extra caged queens are all sold, but, he says he'll "dig...
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