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  1. Re: State Laws Regulating Honey Harvesting/Bottling

    Exemption in Illinois since 2010.

    http://www.ilsba.com/uploads/1/0/6/4/10649295/2010_september_october_bulletin.pdf

    ND
  2. Re: Finding laws about bee keeping for certain towns/cities

    Municode is a great resource! Try and find a local beekeeping club or at least the state organization.

    ND
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    FL: Tampa Africanized bee story

    http://www.wdam.com/story/21540424/bees-swarm-2-park-employees

    Interesting video of the hive. Very impressive cloud of bee when the exterminator shacks the flat piece of material. I've handled...
  4. Bees in American History - October 3rd

    North Carolina - October 3rd, 1780

    The Battle of the Bees

    http://www.carolana.com/NC/Revolution/revolution_battle_of_the_bees.html



    ND
  5. Newcastle Australia - any beekeepers on the board

    I'm flying out this afternoon on a week-long business trip to Newcastle. I figured I'd ask if there are any beeks here on the board.

    ND/Mike
  6. The Buzz on Illinois' Honey Bill, need action

    The Governor has until JULY 13TH to either sign our bill or ignore it. That is six days away. I really want him to put his name to it.

    I'd like to ask all Illinois beekeepers to make five phone...
  7. Highland, IL to consider lifting beekeeping ban

    http://www.bnd.com/2010/05/12/1252803/city-to-reconsider-bee-hive-ordinance.html
    City to reconsider bee hive ordinance

    "After hearing a second time from a local beekeeper, the City Council asked...
  8. Re: Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    That will depend on your location. It will still be possible for county and city health departments to enforce their own ordinances. The actions of this bill is limited only to state policy. For many...
  9. Re: Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    More good news.

    HB6132 (same language as SB2959) passed out of the House yesterday with a 112-1 floor vote. The only NO vote was Rep. Coulson (R-17th, Glenview). HB6132 is now in the Senate and...
  10. Re: Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    Good news! SB 2959 passed on a 50-2 vote with 7 senators not voting.

    The two "No" votes were Sen. Koehler D-Pekin(Rep. Smith and Rep. Gordon) and Sen. Viverito D-Burbank(Rep. Zalewski and Rep....
  11. Re: Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    Larry Krengel (ISBA) gets nice OpEd in Northwest Herald.

    http://www.nwherald.com/articles/2010/03/10/r_bmukpfarrk6zw66liw4bcq/index.xml

    ND
  12. Re: Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    3rd Reading and Floor Vote in the senate tomorrow. You have have already talked to your senator and that great. Please give them a quick call again and ask them for their support on the floor.

    ND
  13. Re: Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    Oh, I forgot to add yesterday. Congratulations to you folks in Wisconsin for getting your "Pickle Bill" signed into law.

    ND
  14. Re: Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    That's our argument.



    Our senator checked that out before submitting our bill. We got some better coverage in a news article from this morning....
  15. Re: Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    Mea culpa. My rant should be taken as a "vent' and not a personal attack against government officials or members of the media.

    ND
  16. Re: Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    It's Illinois, they'll tax you on 4000 anyway. Mathematics in this state is distorted by glacial sediments left over from the last ice age (or something like that.)



    Of course, that's not what...
  17. Illinois Public Health: Honey a threat like spinach, peanut butter

    It looks like we've stirred the hornets nest here in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Public Health has found themselves a friendly journalist after the honey bills passed out of both the House...
  18. Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    http://www.stclairbees.com/html_pages/announcements.htm

    Sen. Luechtefeld has introduced SB2959 that would recognize honey as a raw agricultural commodity and would ease government oversight of...
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    Re: Help, beekeeping is illegal, kind of

    Agree with Merlyn. Give Mr. Whitehill a call at the Extension Office (620-272-3670).

    ND
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    Re: Quinoa flour vs Soy flour in patties

    Don't know about using it in patties, but my wife makes it for our family about once a week. It's good stuff. Beans get old after a while in meatless dinners.

    ND
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    The modified central leader methods works good...

    The modified central leader methods works good for commercial operations. If you don't want to break out the ladder every time you're pruning, spraying, or picking then I would recommend pruning to...
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    Sundance, I did 100 pears the year before last....

    Sundance, I did 100 pears the year before last. I've also done about 30 apples. I've had best success with whip grafts (80%).

    For resources, I like this one:
    Grafting

    I received the scion...
  23. Thread: Drapers

    by NuclearDruid
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    I've noticed that my catalog has them listed in...

    I've noticed that my catalog has them listed in Nebraska with a 402 area code, but the on-line page lists them in Pennsylvania with a 570 area code. Are they two seperate companies or just a...
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