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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    I know from watching Mike Rowes Dirty Jobs that when a fossil is found the person can name it whatever they want. Each of the diggers that worked with him that day had several fossils they named...
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    Re: Lured in a swarm- what's next?

    What's next? GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK! That's what's next!
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    :sleep::scratch:
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    What do you mean? I do not understand. I know it is directed at me so I am figuring you must think by my saying I know someone who imported queens to Jamaica you don't understand the significance is...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    You are really observant! I wanted to say that sooo bad but didn't! Thanks. Yes not even a puff of smoke. I have seen much more fight in bees than that and yes that Was improper use of smoke. I...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    I believe so it means hype, just like killer bees all just hype!
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Honeybees are still shipped here in HUGE numbers from Australia and they are already here. Maybe the reason is they needed good quality straw skeps for the wild bees. I cannot make skeps. I would...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    Thank you so much for that article. I believe Dee Lusby knows a whole lot more about bees and their behavior than any non beekeeper that just got a job for the money at some building making money...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    People have imported Italian queens into African countries and African countries have exported queens to many other countries outside of Africa. I also know people who have exported USA queens to...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    Honeybees cannot fly faster than 20 miles per hour! They also cannot follow a mile! And they cannot ever sustain a speed of 50 miles per hour for a mile. This is the kind of information that you...
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    Re: Aficanized bees are fake

    OK I don't believe in Killer bees. Gee I never had any forum just start calling people idiots and getting all freaked out and paranoid. I am not Runs with bees or a neonic anti but I am organic....
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    Re: This is interesting...

    I doubt any bees would be out except drones in the afternoon heat. The intense heat probably affects an enormous area in the southwest preventing mite transfer and the water gatherers probably work...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Alright why are they supposed to have not been here already? We share so many mammals insects and trees? Why not honeybees. Australia is different It does not share marsupials except for the Opossum....
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    Because these written things are contradictory sometimes. Sometimes more than reading a few lines copied from someone else is necessary. Even if bees were shipped it does not mean they were not...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    They landed NOVEMBER 9 1620 BEFORE WINTER!
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    I would think winter would be a terrible time to make a trip across the Atlantic to settle a new home. I did not know they landed in Plymouth Rock in January or February. That would be some bad...
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    Re: Original Honeybees in North America

    It is all just trusting what you read. No one really knows. The only thing we really know is that Italian bees were brought here in modern type movable frame hives in 1857 because they did not like...
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    Re: Bee Waterer

    You can find very cheap salt blocks at Circle M feed store in Jackson Ohio. There are lots of feed stores around and they all have the big 50 pound ones for 5 bucks or 6. You do NOT want to pay...
  19. Re: Queen flew off while requeening - what to do?

    I think she will be alright. People can even bank queens for later.
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    Re: Give up and move it?

    It is still early.My bait boxes are never filled until June or later. It is location though. Some places work several times a year some never work for me.
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    Re: tips on obtaining land for apiary

    Be prepared to have to SUDDENLY move them if it is NOT your land. People are unpredictable. I have had problems with them changing their minds when they found out the beehives did not have a free for...
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    Re: What will chase bees out of a tree?

    If hope you find out! Because I would like to know what essential oils are in bee quick. I will be following this one! Sorry I don't know how to make a liquid driver either. Good question
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    Re: This is interesting...

    Humidity? The brood temperature is only maintained in the core of the brood nest. ALL drones and bees that fly outside the hives will be subject to the 110 and lose all clinging mites. If the...
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    Re: It's Time to Spray

    I can only find BT that kills butterfly and moth larvae. I need to kill Colorado potato beetles. The beetle BT is no longer for sale any where at all! It has been replaced with an insecticide called...
  25. Re: Queen flew off while requeening - what to do?

    If the queen cells have substance in them they MUST be smashed or they will never accept the new queen. After you smash the cells remove the cork on the fondant candy side only and leave the hive...
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