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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    A friend who offered honey to a vegan was told "no thanks that's the food that was stolen from the baby bees" Go figure.
    Johno
  2. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    While we all know the commercials have the bees, I do not know who is claiming to be smart. Just google probiotic and see what Wikipedia for info, it will tell you what it is and also tell you that...
  3. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    If the bees inoculate the pollen with microbes while storing the pollen in their baskets which sets the ball rolling, it would appear to me that feeding a pollen substitute in a powder form would be...
  4. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Michael has it right, Doolittle had one frame a quarter to a third full of brood in the center of the brood box surrounded by honey. This was so that the queen could immediately commence laying and...
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    Re: Yoshino or Kwanzan Cherry better for bees?

    I have a large kwanzan cherry that gets totally covered in blooms in the spring and not one bee from my 27 home hives will bother with it, what a waste of a tree.
    Johno
  6. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    lauri, do you really think your bees are getting bugs from your salt and Clorox soup. Clorox is generally used to kill bugs, maybe the bees are just after the salt.
    Johno
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    I guess it must be the nurse bees consuming the patties in the hive and the foragers outside just go for nectar and pollen.
    Johno
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    I am still wondering about feeding patties, at present my bees are taking a light syrup about 1 sugar to 2 water and are not touching patties near the syrup feeder that is Megebee patties and 50/50...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    Have fun Lakebilly, you might be better off going the solar panel route. But if you want to go the wind generator route there are many sites you could google. The ones that I have come across were...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    OK I see that you are using what looks like an automobile alternator, does it have an internal voltage regulator or an external voltage regulator. Most regulators require external excitation such as...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    Lakebilly, what are you using for the alternator, or is it just a dc motor. It is hard when you don't have enough details. Some folks will use a 24 volt dc motor to generate enough to charge 12 volts...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    Beepro, Lots of lupins in New Zealand south island, never saw a bee on them, but also lots of bugloss full of bees. For what that is worth.
    Johno
  13. Re: burning fertalizer insmoker to stunn agressive bees ?

    you guys realize that the burning of ammonium nitrate creates nitrous oxide known as laughing gas so the bees and the beekeeper will all be singing Don't worry be happy.
    Johno
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    Re: Fastest way to increase

    To get your hives to increase you need to feed 50/50 sugar syrup as soon as your temperature permits you also will need to feed pollen sub patties. You need to make sure your queens have plenty of...
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    If it is very cold the bees will probably not go up to the sugar on top of the inner cover, the sugar should be as close to the cluster as you can get.
    Johno
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    Sure snl if I had not checked the mite levels after the first treatments the treatment in late November might have been too late, so once again it pays to do mite checks.
    Johno
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    Re: Started fogging today.

    I treated with OAV in August this year, 4 treatments 7 days apart and thought that was it for the year, a couple of weeks later I was showing a bunch of newbees how to do mite checks the sugar roll...
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    Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Carnies can go down to quite a small cluster in the winter, then really explode in the spring. As far as the sugar is concerned it should go onto the top bars onto a piece of news paper, the paper...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    I made up some patties from a supplement using brewers yeast, soy and some of JSL's additive to 300% sugar water and a spoonful of coconut oil also a few drops of lemongrass oil. Put this out on a...
  20. Re: The Beekeepers Review Vol 17 No 3 March, 1904: Bee Paralysis

    Of course it was not mites, Monsanto and Bayer had not infected the mites with all those viruses at that time and you can verify that from the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge Society.
    Johno
  21. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Looking at hive dimensions why would they not be measured by inside dimensions most rooms and dwellings are they not measured by inside dimensions by municipalities.
    Johno
  22. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    You can get 6 eight frame mediums into 5 cubic feet, 3boxes for brood and 3 boxes for supers. Most of my hives will end up with 6 boxes a few with maybe 7.
    Johno
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    Re: CSA's Said Ok. Now What?

    Can someone please inform me as to what a CSA is
    Thanks
    Johno
  24. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Winevines, I think there seem to be too many new beekeepers who are influenced by the media hype of the dying honeybees and are out to save the honeybees and really do not save anything, I maintain...
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    Re: swarm control methods

    Astrobee, doing a simple Demaree is fine for about 2 weeks then if the queen has filled the brood area you again have to move eggs and larvae up to the nurse bees on top which would be a lot more...
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