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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    The last time I looked, the last UM session was hands on - in other words you had to be there. Missoula can be very nice at certain times of year!

    I find it hard to imagine a MB program that does...
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    Re: TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    I understand he is on some panel today in New York. The man does stay busy when he comes East. Lucky you to spend a day with him. And EAS is lucky to have him for another year.

    Maine had a...
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    Re: TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    :eek: I guess the reporter thought it was a French name (or who only knows what) that needed special pronunciation. Dewey put on a great couple of presentations!
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    TV Story on Maine's Annual Meeting

    http://wabi.tv/2014/10/18/maine-beekeepers-gather-annual-meeting/
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    Re: Is it really worth it

    Much depends on why you are planting.

    Do the veggies I plant in my garden help much? No. The herbs by the house help much more as they weren't killed by the major frost we had in September.
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    Re: feral hives

    Wow - no one has mentioned Dr. Tom Seeley yet? https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/file/index/docid/892236/filename/hal-00892236.pdf Is a study of feral hives in the Arnot Forest and Varroa. {Dr....
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    I don't over much. If I did I'd advocate for the Precautionary Principle big time. If something makes me nervous, I either study the heck out of it or avoid it.

    I have no intention of studying...
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    Re: Late season Queen Marking attempt

    No. So long as you don't kill or injure her.
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    Hi Adam,

    I'm puzzled at your use of the term paranoid. I think it prudent to recognize that there is much we don't know. And I am certainly not calling for a general implementation of the...
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    Re: A good package is hard to find...

    Take a look at B Weaver out of Texas.
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    Re: “Single-hive” honey?

    Sounds like a lot of work and a lot of equipment if you are working with any sort of quantity. The reward (higher price) had best be worth it!
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    Re: New beekeeper preparing for spring

    You don't say what you've done for prep aside from your message above. Read, study, find and participate in your local bee club.

    There are many strong feelings about nucs versus package bees. My...
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    You start getting into the limits on ability to detect residues, as noted in the linked reference to scientifibeekeeping.com

    There are limits to what we know now - often we are too impatient...
  14. Re: • The gentle honeybee population is nearing the endangered list. The honeybee's

    I have the utmost respect for you - which makes it hard to fathom why you'd post a link to such a garbage filled letter. We must save the bees! Oh no, the sky is falling!
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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    Many of the Neonics are systemic pesticides; they are certainly in the mature plant. One concern is for bees collecting pollen and nectar from treated plants and getting sub-lethal doses of...
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    Re: Amount of Api Life Var

    Check with the manufacturer and/or check to see if there are instructions for dosing a nuc on the label
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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    staple gun and 3/8 staples. I don't go over the top (moisture retention) and make a hole where the upper entrance is.
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    seeing capped worker brood now - no eggs/larvae
    drones in some hives, not in others

    I got caught by surprise with a high mite count in a BIP sample and responded with 1/2 MAQS dosage followed by...
  19. Re: Honey/brood top med., not much in bottom med.

    I use frame nails and make 30-40 holes going from the outside of the cover in (so the bees don't deal with the rough bits) - the holes are fairly small.
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    Are two 8 frame Mediums a common hive configuration down your way? (It seems awfully small to me.) Was this a hive that was started this year? If so, it sounds like for whatever reason it never...
  21. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    There are a number of beekeepers in my area who follow a long established tradition of not wintering on certain honeys. Specifically the honey made from late Asters is supposed to have a high Ash...
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    Re: Honey price

    I did. 3lbs with room to spare. Kitchen scale though.
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    Re: Honey price

    Quart - which by my label is 3lbs.
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Ace!
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    Re: Honey price

    "... I like the convenience of exchanging a $20 bill for a jar of honey."
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