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  1. Re: Hello from Palm Beach County FL, USA #Zone- 0

    Ramona and I are looking forward to the FL conference....make sure to introduce yourself. I'll be giving a talk called "Stress....for success!" and Ramona will be talking about "Family Values".
  2. Re: Mite Count: What is considered "high" for those who do not want to treat?

    Jim, I know of only ONE researcher who is even willing to differentiate treated bees from untreated bees. Where is the research supposed to come from? How much am I supposed to spend to quantify...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Barry..it is not skimming that makes the milk not raw....it is the pasturization.
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    Re: Stacking Buckets

    New sealed lids.....or used unsealed lids?
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    http://www.fda.gov/food/ingredientspackaginglabeling/labelingnutrition/ucm114222.htm

    This chart labels things like stalks of celery and chopped onions as raw....by the FDA.

    Barry, check the...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Pasteurization has a very specific temp and definition...heating to 160F is not pastureizing.

    I've never run across honey that had actually been pasturized, but learned that some medical...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    When I eat sushi (raw fish) or a Raw carrot there is no requirement that the fish still have scales guts and eyes, nor does removing the carrot greens make it not raw.

    A slice of watermelon is...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Such definitions are not helpful.

    If I have a barrel (or jar) of honey that is at 80F and it cools down to 60F in the evening, there is no way the honey can go above 60F without adding get heat...
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    Re: A plan to increase honey production

    What are cells from a well stocked queenless starter if not emergency cells?

    Deknow
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    Re: MAQS and absconding

    The early research with organic acids showed that if they measured the concentration in the air of the hive, that the concentration INCREASED after the fumigant was removed.

    Apparently the bees...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    If there were no wax moths 'around', I'd guess that there are precious few mites, AFB spores, or bees around either.

    deknow
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Stored? Sure. How long will they last in a bee less hive in the field? In a tree?
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Errr, wax moths do perform a useful purpose. How long do you think an AFB collapsed hive will still have comb to look for scale in?
  14. Re: Hello from Palm Beach County FL, USA #Zone- 0

    You are lucky to have such a wonderful local association.
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    I never would have guessed that dave hackenburg and Jim Doan were treatment free beekeepers.
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    Re: A smelly smell that smells smelly...

    Undoubtedly it is goldenrod nectar ripening.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    This was written by Michael Pollan in the NYT Magazine....1998:
    http://michaelpollan.com/articles-archive/playing-god-in-the-garden/
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    The lack of enforcement was not an oversight or accidental...it creates a crisis that requires the next GMO development.
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    WRT: proprietary agreements involved in this technology I'll offer a few observations:

    1. The case against Monsanto regarding suing farmers who inadvertently incorporate proprietary genes in...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    I'm not one that thinks roundup is particularly harmful
    ..I think there are a lot of great uses for it.

    On the other hand, there is a direct cause and effect between GMO tech being used to create...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Ian, many of us go well beyond buzz words in our understanding of these things....to dismiss all objections as baseless is.....baseless.

    Deknow
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    Re: Bees under screened Bottom board - swarm?

    It could also be a virgin queen returning from orientation/mating flights. A single layer of screen allows the bees to communicate through the scrwwn...the ones under the screen think they are in...
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    Re: Where do missing queens go.

    Many breeding schemes inadvertently promote SQB traits in the population.

    ...sneaky queen behavior ;)
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    ....to produce a product that serves the end customer better?

    Don't get me wring, I understand the motivation behind it.

    It's the motivation of folks who dismiss concerns about GMOs and never...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    It could be used to reduce the amount of pesticides used, increase nutrition, stagger the blooms to foster poll8nators, etc. The way it seems to be mostly used is to allow for more intensive...
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