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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    Just for statistics, I voted that I buy all of my wood ware, mostly from Mann Lake. Beekeeping is strictly a hobby for me, as I give all of my honey away. I'm 75 years old and spending some of my...
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    Re: 2nd OAV treatment

    I ordered one of the snl varopizers, and Lborou came over to my place and we did four hives in about 15 minutes. That tool is fabulous. And, yes, it is nice to trade with people that stand by their...
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    Re: Benefits of Queen Wing Clipping?

    @johnathan:

    That is a black queen in your photo. Of what tribe, is she a member?
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    Louri Miller could have done 60 her second year. Like someone above stated, it depends on the person. Louri could do a hundred or a thousand and jump tall buildings. It's an individual thing.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Roundup more readily kills broad leaf plants. In certain percentages of total volume it will kill grass burrs without killing thin leafed grasses. I have a good friend that is getting rich mixing...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    You can google and check this figure, but I have read that worldwide there are about 650,000 tons of roundup produced each year. It is the world's most widely used pesticide.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    We have an invasive plant from Russia that looks like wild rape, but it grows to three feet in height and smothers our native wild flowers and prairie grasses. In the fall is comes up in the form of...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Roundup also kills the invasive, imported weeds and vines that choke the good prairie grasses to death. It's a blessing and save ranchers and farmers tons and tons of money. That savings is...
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    Re: Lighting a smoker with wood pellets

    The smoker lighting is way to easy, and the bees are too domestic. What do you do for misery with such simple practices?

    Lazy
  10. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    If one wants to purchase small acreage near a metropolitan area in Texas, that person will be looking at sixty grand for a couple of acres, fifty acres would be in the three to five hundred grand...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Monsanto killing bees is akin to our liberal politicians saying that conservatives want poor air and water quality. I'm a conservative, and I don't want to breath dirty air, nor do I want my...
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    Re: Bee-z Smoker ... Any reviews?

    Since this product is manufactured and marketed to beekeepers, I think the ad is so condescending. It is an insult to the intelligence of the most novice among us to think that an experienced...
  13. Re: Anyone here used this mite treatment ?

    It's a Chinese product. Nuff said
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    Re: Spiders in the top of the hive

    I have that same little black spider in some of my hives. I don't figure a bee can eat many bees.
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    I'm a petroleum engineer. Prior to the 1980's my industry did a lot of damage to the environment. I came on board with better ecological practices in the early eighties, and since that time I and...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    @waynesgarden:

    It was a printed questionnaire wanting to know everything that I did in agriculture. It was very detailed. No, I have never applied for government assistance of any kind. If I...
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    Re: Gov agencies protecting our bees

    The sad truth is that you send your tax dollars to the treasury, and after the money is sorted and checked and sent to the various agencies and some government worker bee does their job, sixty-five...
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    Re: Ouch

    Get some beeweaver bees from Navasota, Texas. They are very defensive. They will keep you suited up.
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    Re: Inbreeding?

    I have a neighbor with a hive of bees under and in the walls of his water well building. He says they have been there 10 years. Another acquaintance tells of a hive of bees being in a tree for...
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    Re: Bees in Northern Wisconsin

    jwis:

    Does your daughter warm her house with wood only? How much does a cord of wood sell for up there? It's a curious mind thing. Dang, that is a noisy chicken.
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    Re: feral hives

    How many government and institutional agencies perform studies that provide economic payback?
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    Re: feral hives

    Does anyone think that there is a close estimate of how many feral hives exist? The ferals like our domestic stock are up and down in population due to weather, chemical spraying and whatever. ...
  23. Re: The gentle honeybee population is nearing the endangered list. The honeybee's

    Hey, they aren't called exterinators for nothing. I lost a real easy cut-out just two days back because the elder man that owned the property feared that one of us might get injured during the...
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    Re: Non Bee Keeper Question

    Our yellow jackets are shorter and thicker that those, but dang, those are some mean looking suckers. Looks to be lot of them.
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    Re: Stingless Bees

    Ditto: Good luck and keep us updated on your plans. It seems like a great humanitarian project.
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