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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    I'm not saying you're wrong but I do want to see the scientifically accepted/repeatable evidence of your theory. There are tons of theories but until there is scientifically accepted/repeatable...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Bashed? I sure hope it doesn't appear I was bashing someone. I'm questioning what I'm being told with what I've learned from my own beekeeping experiences. Questioning ones intentions? I have no...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    Sums up the argument very clearly. I've already forwarded it on to some relatives who were asking about CCD, insecticides and the health of my bee colonies. It explains it better than I ever could.
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    First time beekeeper with 26 hives but doesn't wear a veil or gloves but has never been stung?... Remember when you started? How many mistakes did you make that resulted in stings with your one or...
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    Re: Bulk Honey dippers 3-4 inch source

    This is where I bought mine. http://www.craftparts.com/honey-dippers-wood-scoops-c-441.html But, I only got 100. They were exactly as advertised and I'll do business with them again. Not sure if...
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    Re: Anyone else know about bee huts?

    Claims of no mites and 5X regular bee production? Has she actually checked and versus who's bee? Those are new hives and there wasn't much action on the landing board. Let's see how she's doing...
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I can't argue this. They still hurt like my first sting, but at the worst I'll get a dime size knot that's gone in a couple hours. Normally I don't know they're there until I spot a stinger. I...
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    Bernhard,

    Where did you get the Ford truck in your photo? I've not been to Germany (yet, but will) but in Spain, France, Italy, and England I've learned full size trucks and SUV's are normally a...
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I started out covered from head to toe with protective gear. It was hot and cumbersome. Fast forward about 3 years and I forgot my gloves but only had a nuc to examine. I did, and got stung (my...
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    Re: Gunfire in Proximity to Beeyard

    100 yards away (not downrange!!!!) and you should be fine. If they were closer, during a dearth they could get testy. Are you looking at a professional range with daily fire or personal with fire...
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    Re: Walk away did not go well

    In seas of life some people are the hulks stuck fast on the reefs. These moldering hulks are there to warn you of where obstacles to be avoided are, nothing more.

    Sometimes though there's a...
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    Re: Apivar treatment during the summer

    You're right. It's to ensure the chemicals from the Apivar doesn't get into the honey you're going to harvest. In theory if you ever harvest honey from those supers there's a chance there will...
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    Re: Very old Bee hive "help"

    No! Not safe!!! Don't even think about it. Send it to me and I take care of it. ;)

    All jokes aside it's fine. The one caveat to what VanceG says is make sure there are no eggs below when you...
  14. Thread: Good news!

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    Re: Good news!

    Oldtimer, you know the US media better than many US folks. Any yes you're correct about the neonic bashers strutting and it being hyped everywhere if there would have been a ban enacted. It would...
  15. Thread: Good news!

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    Re: Good news!

    Fully Agreed. With that said, there's an undeniable reason this has not been picked up by major media outlets and this post has so few hits versus ones that highlight honeybee bad news.
  16. Thread: Good news!

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    Re: Good news!

    Bad news sells and is easier to believe for most people. Certain groups and their agendas can be furthered with bee related bad news reports (anti-neonic/big-Ag/Anti-corporate folks in particular). ...
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    Re: Good news!

    Bad news is so much easier to believe and sell. This will get no traction though (and because) it's great news.
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    Re: Newly published Harvard study on neonics

    You've already answered your 1st excellent statement fully with your 2nd excellent statement. The truth that many claim to be seeking is not what they are actually looking for.
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    Re: Where can I order a queen ASAP

    I ordered 5 Italians from Kelly Monday morning. She said they were in stock and would go out that day. I've not yet received them though.
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    Re: Xentari application

    I do the same as Ravenseye but I'm under the impression the reapplication is not necessary as the bees don't/can't remove the spores. However, if in doubt as to if a respective frame has or has not...
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    Re: an observable hive

    Search OB hives but you won't really see the queen nor her activities unless you go single frame deep. I've got a single frame 5 deeps hive that I can watch like a fishbowl.
  22. Thread: More CCD?

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    Re: More CCD?

    You won't necessarily see mites on the dead bees. Deformed wings are merely a symptom you CAN get from the mites but it's not a sure thing. I've learned it's the huge summer hives that are almost...
  23. Thread: More CCD?

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    Re: More CCD?

    Not CCD. What were your actual mite loads? Small cluster, few capped brood, heads in cells, I'd bet it's the cold snap with too small a population that did them in. The varroa mites really seem to...
  24. Re: Consequences of climate change on plants, pollination, and bees

    Go ahead and turn down your heat and drive a more efficient car, though no one really knows the long term effects, if that floats your boat. What bothers me is some of those same folks who don't...
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    Re: FDA ruling it the works?

    I hear you and you're right, but at what cost? Crooks will always find ways around laws. That's why they're crooks. There are already laws on the books saying all ingredients must be listed. ...
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