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    Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    I should also note that I'm not the guy mixing this stuff and I doubt that my neighbor is going to follow my advice whether dew is on the ground or the ratio is wrong or he's not following label...
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    Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    O.K. Let me move to hypothetical. All of the replies have been about weedkiller not being a problem. So, lets assume that I live next to a guy who uses pesticides and is telling me he's only using...
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    Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    Well then, maybe the guy isn't really telling me what he's spraying on the crops. The fact is that both times he sprayed I had an instant die off of 1,000's of bees. So, what can be the...
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    Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    I only want to know how long I should close off the hives until it's safe for the bees. I've heard that one or two days will let the chemical dry enough that it won't be a problem.... is this...
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    Re: Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    The neighbor sprayed a fertilizer in the early spring and the next day the strongest hive had a pool of dead bees under the entrance. Then, on 4th of July weekend, he sprayed the weed killer and...
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    Neighbor using Roundup weed killer.

    I have a neighbor who uses Roundup weed killer on a corn field that's about the size of a football field. He's willing to let me know when he's going to spray, but how long do I need to close off my...
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Wow! I only have time to visit this forum for about 30 minutes a day and I am very thankful for everybody here who is trying to help. I had no idea that this little thread would last this long!
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    I thank you all for your help. I suppose I had the confidence that natural cell size would solve the problem. I have Micheal Bush's book and I think it's great! In it he mentions that he simply...
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    Mystery Collapse

    I've been keeping bees since 2001. I've been on "Honey Super Cell" for four years. In the winter of '12/'13 I lost all 12 of my colonies. Naturally my local bee inspector said it was from mites....
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    thanks
  11. cutting deep pierco frames to fit medium super

    I'm cutting some one piece pierco frame and foundations down to fit a medium super.

    My question is: How important is the bottom bar lip on the frame? i.e. do I need to fit a bottom bar to what...
  12. now that i have the honey supers off and the...

    now that i have the honey supers off and the brood nest is still strong, can i put empty frames in during the goldenrod flow (hoping for small cell) or is this a bad idea?

    also, dadant sells 5.1...
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    i've seen these fully drawn combs for sale and...

    i've seen these fully drawn combs for sale and wondered if it's difficult to uncap them.
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    i've seen the "younger smoker" advertised in the...

    i've seen the "younger smoker" advertised in the bee journal and wondered if anybody tried it as a fogger.
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    i posted this in the "every thing honey" section...

    i posted this in the "every thing honey" section and haven't recieved a reply yet, so i figured i'd try it here.

    i'm looking for a computer program (or web page) that will allow me to type a city,...
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    somebody bought me some of the thymol NF and it...

    somebody bought me some of the thymol NF and it seems to work great.

    i first tried it last fall and the white board was covered with dead mites within only five hours (my hives made it through...
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    i'm wondering if a program exists that when i...

    i'm wondering if a program exists that when i type in a location (city, state, province, etc.) it will give me a honey flow chart for the season of that area (level of importants, duration, etc).
    ...
  18. these frames were fed into the brood chamber and...

    these frames were fed into the brood chamber and in all three hives they built what looks like drone comb (most likely), total of six frames (two in each hive).

    there is no sign of swarm cells,...
  19. i've started puting some empty frames in some...

    i've started puting some empty frames in some strong colonies in an attempt to regress to small cell.

    most of these frames are already completed. they're straight and in the frame, but they all...
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    i don't know about the garlic either, but i've...

    i don't know about the garlic either, but i've seen it for sale in the "glory bee" catalog for a few years now.

    there must be SOMETHING to it.
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    only make sure you hit the groggy oposum in the...

    only make sure you hit the groggy oposum in the head with something. i neglected to do that and it looks like he wandered off somewhere.
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    GOT 'IM!! smile.gif i put three bowls (one...

    GOT 'IM!! smile.gif

    i put three bowls (one egg and three aspirin a piece) by the hives last evening and pulled them this morning.

    i expected to find them licked clean, but there was still a...
  23. Thread: New Fogers

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    has anybody compared the burgess and the black...

    has anybody compared the burgess and the black flag? does one work better than the other?

    the lady i talked to at "fountain head" said the advantage to the black flag was that it could light it's...
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    if i tried to sell goldenrod for half price then...

    if i tried to sell goldenrod for half price then the first question i'd get is "what's wrong with it?".

    i've thought about making a seprate label for it, one that reads "goldenrod" and not simply...
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    thanks jim, for one thing, i've never been...

    thanks jim,

    for one thing, i've never been able to sell the goldenrod for much (it was kind of a waste to harvest it when i did).

    but, this brings up another question. i know that the queen...
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