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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    skinner writes:
    Tecumseh, I had a few econ classes too. As to Prices, why has my pollination price on blueberries been the same for 20 something years? Factor in inflation and the "value" of the...
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    Re: How to classify bee breeds

    glen apairies (who supplies ai/ii queens for queen breeders) web site has some nice pictures of several 'races' of bees. look there and compare.

    all the old world 'races' of bees have been mixed...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    kqcar:
    1) overhanging everything is....no manipulation comes without some risk. the real compounding problem is that most new beekeeper do not have the experience to weight the risk (which they...
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    Re: Howdy from the Lone Star State

    well howdy robert (and I'ma guess'en you might know what that implies if u'r from texas).

    now where might Collin County b? Is that over towards Garland or is it out around the Athens area? Both...
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    Re: Checkboarding

    neilv writes:
    The problem, as this thread demonstrates, is that starting beekeepers don't have the drawn comb that is really needed.

    tecumseh:
    and good day to you neilv.

    that would be...
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    Re: What's wrong with my bees

    will s...

    1) typically pesticide poisonings will be accompanied by large number of dead bee at the front door and most times on the bottom board in numbers large enough you would have had...
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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    snip numero uno..
    I am a firm advocate of free markets. In free markets, prices come down over time. Find ways of streamlining your business, improve efficiences and productivity, etc. and you will...
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    Re: What's wrong with my bees

    a question or two:
    1) where did you acquire the packages
    2) did the producer of the packages medicate for nosema.

    tecumseh:
    at your location staining from nosema would suggest that the nosema...
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    Re: Checkboarding

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    There seems to always be brood in the 4th box

    tecumseh:
    prior to the time when folks reinvented the wheel by calling it anything besides 'a wheel' this process was called 'opening up the...
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    Re: dead

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    didnt hear buzzing in one so lifted the top and found about a basebal size group of dead bees in the top deep in the front corner dead. there may be a smaal cluster lower in the boxe so...
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    Re: nucs

    three establish 'yankee' beekeepers who you might wish to contact are Joel, sqkcrk,(both from new york state) and michael palmer (upper vermont I think????).
  12. Thread: Buckfast Bees

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    Re: Buckfast Bees

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    weaver apiaries in Navasota, TX sells buckfast queens

    tecumseh:
    that would be rweaver and not bweaver. bweaver now sells only one variety of queen and I don't think they advertise them...
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    Re: Bees Needed 2010 Almonds

    my question for ya' tom is how much did you have to pay them guys for that glowing reference? and hopefully you will recognize this question as a weak attempt as a joke.

    I wish I had heard of...
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    Re: Living with Varroa

    once it arrives in Australia you will just have to deal with the problem in that 'extermination' generally never works.

    genetic adaptation is the best mechanism for dealing with the problem, but...
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    Re: Covering a Contract with Packages

    twt writes:
    the B weaver and R weaver are neighbors, I always knew they were kin folk

    tecumseh:
    I think they are distant cousins, but yes their texas base is located on what appears to be a...
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    Re: Pre-Beginner question about diseases

    Elezar writes:
    There are several organic, natural methods to prevent or reduce these health problems (natural small combs, foodgrade mineral oil treatments, etc) which all seem to work well from...
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    Re: Yellow Jasmine BAD???

    actually the beekeeper to whom I referred earlier is just a bit further down the road from mr weitzel. the fellow in question tells me that south of interstate 10 there is no problem and the problem...
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    Re: Regressing towards small cell

    slick mick writes:
    I have heard a lot about regressing to small cell

    omie writes:
    I thought small size was natural size.

    tecumseh:
    first off mick talk is cheap but rhetoric does not equal...
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    Re: Yellow Jasmine BAD???

    one of my beekeeping associates located along the upper texas coast has considerable problem with yellow jasmine. this problem is not always constant from year to year but typically show up in late...
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    Re: Looking for Carniolan source

    bweaver (the last time I checked) does not have carnoilans.
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    Re: A few getting started questions

    moonlight writes:
    and the best part is that ten of them would be right

    tecumseh:
    or 'if' location is everything, they may all be wrong.
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    Re: Should hives face south for winter?

    numero uno. one should first consider that the length of day and the angle of the sun are quite different in North Dakota than say central Texas and it is the rising sun flashing thru the front door...
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    a myron denny snip..
    one of the things I think I heard was the "African Killer Bees" were not suceptable to CCD. I will watch it again in the near future and see if I heard correct. Possibly if we...
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    Re: Warm Greetings from SLINT-Uganda

    some cash generating product would seem to be an appropriate concern and therefore I can understand you thinking/planning in regards to langstroth hives.

    my question concerning whether you are or...
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    Re: SHB - Live with them or move

    jack writes:
    do you run solid bottomboardes or sbb's? I have just this summer seen shb in 3 hives (the most were in a deadout 10 to 15). I was wondering if i put rock salt under my hives if it would...
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