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  1. Thread: Bad Honey

    by Gypsi
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    Re: Bad Honey

    Definitely worse than gambling. I gave up cigarettes so I could support my bee habit, lol. (never have a nicotine fit when you have an Africanized beehive open)
  2. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    I'm sticking with powdered sugar and screened bottom boards, ya'll have fun
  3. Poll: Re: Treat for Varroa mites or let them suffer & die..........

    I didn't even vote. For a backyard beek not near any commercial keeps there is definitely a middle ground
  4. Re: I lost my hive I think to Colony Collapse Disorder I need some experienced beekee

    waiting to hear what he finds before I'd make a final judgment. There are several options besides mites
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    Re: The other denizens of a TBH...

    Great thread. And there is a lot more sign of intelligent life on here than on GMA.
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    Re: Heard a taLL tail. Is it true?

    Matheson I like your math

    Never mind the queen, I've got great queens, I would trade a lot for that forage, I can build up to accommodate but with no rain no forage.
  7. Re: Neonicotinoid-Contaminated Puddles of Water Represent a Risk of Intoxication for

    Thank you America's Beekeeper
  8. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    aren't we just depressing on Thanksgiving day. But it is a real concern. I'm 55, and only 3.5 years into the hobby. Hobby it will likely stay, I feel like I am too old to do more with it. When I...
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    Re: Honey Bees made the Bumble Bees leave

    I see more bumble bees, mason bees etc since I brought in honeybees.
  10. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    I am not a commercial beek and can't be one located where I am now, too late in life and the drought owns Texas I would LOVE to move northeast and work with Michael Palmer. None of my children have...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Very cool!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    that is a beauty Charlie! where does the oil or water go?
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    I got a bag of it once. wheat, chickpeas maybe and sunflower seeds? (might have been organic chicken feed)

    Hens wouldn't eat it
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    I can't afford non GMO chicken feed, my chickens are just for eggs, they are free ranged some so they are tough and unless I cull the roosters when they die I generally put them in the trash. I don't...
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    Re: is it too late to get a queen

    Beeweavers.com has queens, I just got a couple, but they are southern queens
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    http://i338.photobucket.com/albums/n406/gypsi_fw/Bee%20and%20Garden%20Stuff/Bees/goldenlegQueenAug28_2014_zpsd3eb8eed.jpgNot my best queen photo but my favorite queen this year, note the golden legs,...
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Pharmaceutical companies don't want to create "cures", they want "treatments", as in life long treatments producing their income. Same for Monsanto, if they came up with a "cure" I wouldn't trust it...
  18. Thread: Ants In The Hive

    by Gypsi
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    Heading for the feed store now for Tanglefoot thank you! I have Crazy ants going up cinderblocks crossing the metal pipe into 2 of my hives.. My hive stand is 3 galvanized iron pipes around 1.5 or...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I'm going to get some sticky boards in my hives and find out if I even have a varroa problem. Brood breaks have happened when I forgot to feed.
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    Re: Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    I had EFB kill 3 hives and damage 2 more in 2013 in my apiary. IF I had not donated brood from the sick hive to 2 hives with low numbers I would only have lost one hive. My deep boxes were not an...
  21. Thread: Ants In The Hive

    by Gypsi
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    My pest control guy says all that will kill raspberry crazy ants is fipronil. I'm thinking fire or boiling water are also options. Has anyone fought them? They are not near the bees at the moment...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    Mine will buzz me, light on my arm. Even my trap out bees, after I spent several hours closing their hive off and setting up the trap hive with eggs, one lit on my arm. Not to sting. But I do think...
  23. Re: any way to keep bees from over propolising every thing.

    Gluey bees are healthy bees, more likely to be VSH too. Enjoy
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    Re: Sick "Black" Bees

    How is it going?
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Delber,

    I don't disagree with it, I am doing it to the extent that I can on 1/3 of an acre inside city limits, and trading eggs for some things I can't grow, drought and all. This year I put the...
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