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    Chiefman, I have to wonder if the proposed use...

    Chiefman,
    I have to wonder if the proposed use of honey on a wound is very practical. It does provide a medium in which bacteria cannot grow, but who's gonna go around with a patch of honey on his...
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    I kept bees before all the bad things happen to...

    I kept bees before all the bad things happen to beekeeping(mites,etc) Now that I am returning, I have been trying to catch up and read as much as possible.

    Question #1 Why were the feral bees...
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    Apparently, the bottom line with bees is sugar...

    Apparently, the bottom line with bees is sugar content in nectar. They will tend to follow the smell and direction of other bee's dancing and smelling of a certain source blossom, but they are more...
  4. Thread: Seed swap

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    Mark W. the eucalyptus trees I saw in California...

    Mark W. the eucalyptus trees I saw in California weren't very pretty. They are weird, cuz they keep their leaves and shed their bark! They look like a truck ran into them and are real trashy with...
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    Michael, I am not an expert in this, but I am...

    Michael, I am not an expert in this, but I am pretty sure I saw a feral bee. As you say the size is maybe 1/2 or 5/8ths of a regular honey bee. The foreparts were pretty much like a carnica, with...
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    Coyote, the AHB has been well documented here. I...

    Coyote, the AHB has been well documented here. I have been here for 5 years but have no personal experience with any africanized bees. Thing is, if they are mite resistant and more aggressive than...
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    Terri, it is refreshing to see that a natural...

    Terri, it is refreshing to see that a natural food like honey is especially beneficial to diabetics. I find the taste of honey more flavorful and sweeter on the tongue, but it seems to loose its...
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    I would imagine that feral bees have always...

    I would imagine that feral bees have always accounted for at least half of the pollination. Are the farmers hiring more hives for their fields? I often see large fields of alfalfa here, without a...
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    It's not just hype; the bees are gone. I took...

    It's not just hype; the bees are gone.

    I took my truck over for repairs and decided to walk home thru' the lovely back alleys of my town. Back yards and alleyways were festooned with large banks...
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    -Yup, he claimed that was the only way to be sure...

    -Yup, he claimed that was the only way to be sure you got a new apple tree the same as the parent tree.

    By the way, how do you set preferences so that the text you are responding to remains...
  11. Thread: salting a hive

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    Gotta love that Google! I did a search for...

    Gotta love that Google! I did a search for sugars in honey and came up with this little tidbit at : http://www.beesource.com/pov/usda/abjfeb1977.htm

    ....Piskovoi et al, (1964) found that...
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    It seems to me that I have to add more honey to...

    It seems to me that I have to add more honey to food in order to get the sweetness I experience with cane surgar. Hot tea, for instance, tastes fine with a single rounded teaspoon of sugar,...
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    Thanks! Wow! , Russ, the Garden Web is an...

    Thanks! Wow! , Russ, the Garden Web is an enormous source for everything planted. I can see that I have a lot to catch up on.

    By the way Michael, I remember a little bit of farmer lure...
  14. Thread: Aftertaste

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    Dragonfly, ailanthus, like a lot of trees, can...

    Dragonfly, ailanthus, like a lot of trees, can produce copius amounts of high sugar nectar in a good year. I was able to separate this honey from others before extraction. If you ever taste...
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    Charlie, if you look closely at the comb you are...

    Charlie, if you look closely at the comb you are extracting, you will often see that the bees prefer to only put a certain honey in a cell. If honey comes in from another source they try to put it...
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    Off topic, but could someone direct me to a list...

    Off topic, but could someone direct me to a list about fruit trees? I want to know if a seedling from a good producing apricot tree will necessarily resemble the parent tree. Thanks.
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    Wow Bill! Maybee you found some sort of feral...

    Wow Bill! Maybee you found some sort of feral hybrid the breeders would like to know about! We've got our own "Russians" in the back yard! Gentle, probably disease free(since it is so strong a...
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    Hmmmmm, I think the value of keeping brood warm...

    Hmmmmm, I think the value of keeping brood warm can be very important. I have observed nurse bees pull close to brood, in an observation hive- when an outside door was opened. I could not feel the...
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    Great story bill! I'm amazed that there was so...

    Great story bill! I'm amazed that there was so much brood and combs in a feral hive. How do you decide that it is a feral hive, rather than an absconded super-bred bee colony? Were they black and...
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    Hello guys! Well, it has been a while since...

    Hello guys!

    Well, it has been a while since I last tended bees and I find it refreshing to see such a lively beekeeper community. I have been doing a lot of reading and catching up. With the...
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