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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to BSA that I will act as a mentor if the BSA reinstates the Beekeeping Merit Badge.

    Allen Szalanski
    Fayetteville, AR
  2. Re: I am the complaining neighbor (but are they bad beekeepers?)

    Melissa, I noticed that you listed your location as salt lake city. Here is a proposed ordinance related to keeping honey bees in salt lake city
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    Re: Is it getting to hot

    bees will often fan during the summer to reduce the moisture content of the honey in the hive

    http://beespotter.mste.uiuc.edu/topics/honey/images/Figure4.jpg

    and yes take the entrance...
  4. Thread: Feeding honey?

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    http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/bkCD/Bee_Diseases/AFB.ht...

    http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/bkCD/Bee_Diseases/AFB.html
  5. Thread: Question?

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    Drone Congregation Areas ...

    Drone Congregation Areas

    http://www.beeculture.com/storycms/index.cfm?cat=Story&recordID=603
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    drumming (from abc xyz of bee culture 1917) ...

    drumming (from abc xyz of bee culture 1917)

    http://books.google.com/books?id=XMllAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA732&dq=abc+xyz+bee+drumming&ei=XxUlSvizCInuMrqtpJsL
  7. Thread: Rotenone?

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    don't use it around fish :rolleyes:

    don't use it around fish :rolleyes:
  8. Thread: Swarms

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    In NW Arkansas the best time is the middle of...

    In NW Arkansas the best time is the middle of april to the middle of may.
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    http://books.google.com/books?id=-5iobWHLtAQC&prin...

    http://books.google.com/books?id=-5iobWHLtAQC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0 page 9
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    I agree with beeslave about using duct tape and...

    I agree with beeslave about using duct tape and spraying DEET on your pants. here is some more info about arkansas ticks.

    http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/PDF/FSA-7047.pdf
  11. Thread: Afb

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    you can also use one of the AFB diagnostic test...

    you can also use one of the AFB diagnostic test kits for confirmation

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=716
  12. Thread: Cockroaches?!

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    http://maarec.psu.edu/pdfs/Pests_of_Honey_Bees_PM....

    http://maarec.psu.edu/pdfs/Pests_of_Honey_Bees_PM.pdf
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    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/oas/oas_pdf/v19...

    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/oas/oas_pdf/v19/p79_80.pdf
  14. 10 survived out of 14, 72701

    10 survived out of 14, 72701
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    here in nw arkansas (which is in plant hardiness...

    here in nw arkansas (which is in plant hardiness zone 6b) the bees have been bringing in maple pollen for the past 2 weeks and have just started bringing in dandelion pollen. but as Ross said, this...
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    how are your bees after the ice storm ?

    just wondering how everyones bees are after this weeks ice storm.

    here in fayetteville, ar we had 1.5 inches of ice. I consider myself pretty lucky, many branches fell around the hives, but...
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    yes it is most commonly called the german black...

    yes it is most commonly called the german black bee.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_dark_bee

    feral populations of A. m. mellifera still exist in the US (OK, MO, AR, MS) based on genetic...
  18. Thread: smoker fuel??

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    wood chips

    wood chips
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    no losses here out of 13, but as show-me said,...

    no losses here out of 13, but as show-me said, with the cold snap coming this weekend it could be hard on a couple of the hives as they are light. plus today the bees were collecting maple pollen so...
  20. How natural infection by Nosema ceranae causes honeybee colony collapse

    just came across this paper which was published this month.

    How natural infection by Nosema ceranae causes honeybee colony collapse

    Higes M., et al.
    Source: ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY ...
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    http://www.jonesbee.com/skunked.html

    http://www.jonesbee.com/skunked.html
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    ordered mine from brushy mountain, our local ace...

    ordered mine from brushy mountain, our local ace hardware closed a few years ago, and I have not found it at tractor supply.
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/prodinfo.asp?number=539R
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    here is a link to the 13 page label ...

    here is a link to the 13 page label
    http://www.agrian.com/pdfs/MOVENTO_Label.pdf

    also in the "Application Information" it states that it can affect adult female (queen) fertility.

    some more...
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    you could try overwintering as 'heated nucs' ...

    you could try overwintering as 'heated nucs'

    http://www.beesource.com/eob/nucs.htm
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    you can try using bee escape...

    you can try using bee escape boards.http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=222100
    they are available from all of the bee equipment suppliers, or you can build your own. I have been using...
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