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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts.
    "Mrs. soupcan"
  2. Thread: Russian Bees

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    Re: Russian Bees

    Golden Ridge Honey
    Ceresco Iowa
  3. Re: How do I determine what kind of bee I have?

    Any bees for more than a season are mutts???
  4. Re: How do I determine what kind of bee I have?

    Look like "MUTTS' to me.
    I am used to 2 races of bees & that is yellow one's & black's.
    Keeps it simple that way!
  5. Re: Is almond pollination adversely affecting queen genetics?

    All this on a Sunday morning???
    Me thinks someone needs a happy meal for lunch!!!!
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    Re: 7-8 lbs pollen/sugar patty

    We live by the rule for many years now that one may need to spend $.95 cents to make a dollar & have found that the $.95 cents spent will be paid back many times over more so than not.
    Not only on...
  7. So What Is The Deal On The Honey Hot Line Shutting Down?

    It does many of us a great service. Really hate to see it go away!l
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    So How Really Bad is This Years Crop???

    Have had lots of calls on no or very poor crops for this season some ok to good crops but seems to be very few of those calls.
    Cool July & August seems to the common thing, so what's your story???
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    MAXANT 7000 wax spinners

    I know there have not been many of these units produced and MAXANT produces quality products, but we would like to hear from you on both the pros & cons or for that matter any problems encountered...
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    Re: Whats a guy to do?

    I see the $8 an hour as the key to this entire deal!
    If the seller is at all intrested in selling I feel he would be "stepping up" so to speak to help the purchaser in a good faith effort money wise...
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    Re: Large pesticide bee-kill in minnesota

    I've got a gent up in Iowa that farms & also keeps bees along with packing honey.
    He had a large bee kill last spring from the planter dust deal!
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    Re: Canadian border open?

    Ok so queens & packages are in short supply to be put mildly speaking this year in the USA.
    So lets next year add in another poor summer, tough losses in the fall & winter & just for kicks lets add...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Just about every chemical & it's cousin the USDA machine is set up for.
    I have had other beeks have the same testing done ( not sure were it was done ) with the same results.
    We all agree it's a...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    What am I going to do???
    Simple, the co-ops we do business with & the farmers that we have bees on I ask them ( very politely )
    if they use fungicide? And when they answer yes I ask why & as to...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Sorry Ian, did not mean to offend you!
    My point is simple & that is how did this " chemical thing " get to this point???
    All I hear is " no testing required " as to the effects on bees!
    Yet here...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Lakebilly, sorry to hear of your loss but it seems to be more of the norm now a days than not.
    I sure hope you have not fallen old & forgetful as many of us beeks have in the past year or so & no...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Rather silly I feel to treat this as a management or for that thought a mismanagement issue untill we can isolate the real problem.
    With that said I have no idea as to were we even start after...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Sorry!!!
    I forgot the lazy part!
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Gota remember Kilocharlie it's because we have almost all forgot how to take care of our bees.
    The wording "actions resulting from external peril" does not at all belong in this topic what so ever. ...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Keith,
    I find it interesting that you produce a specialty product that you sell to beekeepers and then inturn do not attend such meetings to promote your wares.
    I would think that would be an easy...
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    So Keith tell me if I am wrong with the following assement.
    Your theory is that the the 100's of thousands of dead bee hives in the country this fall & winter are due mainly to operator error?
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Keith
    Please explain
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    Re: worst winter ever?

    Ask them as to how many tons of fungicide used in the past 5 years and the amount of increase in those products per year, if they will even talk about it.
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    Re: Pierco Frames and Uncapper?

    The all plastic frames make a heck of a racket when run thru our Dakota Gunness & the older frames would not take the flails beating on them.
    Wood frames with plastic inserts is all we ever use with...
  25. Re: Beginner Question: The Yearly Cost of Beekeeping?

    Good points by the 3 of ya!
    Very smart & well put in perspective!
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