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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Ha Ha Ha....Diabetic....
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    What is a super weed? Does it mean a weed that is resistant to a certain herbicide?
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    One thing added in some of the GMO corn and cotton is a gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces Bt-toxin. It's a pesticide; it breaks open the stomach of certain...
  4. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Take at look at this:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302369-Sick-quot-Black-quot-Bees
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    All those tools you will need sooner or later. On occasion, I have used the frame grips when you get a really stubborn frame.

    I don't use my hive tool but very seldom. I have one of those cheapie...
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    Re: Thinking ahead...Hive setup for winter...

    George...I have not gotten any answers from the club, yet. Bee Source is one of the best sources of information I have found and even though it's almost autumn...I am always thinking ahead.

    What...
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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    Wouldn't Windex take the wax off, too?
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    Thinking ahead...Hive setup for winter...

    Well my first winter will be rolling around pretty soon. I live in Central South Carolina. About the coldest it gets in this area is in the teens...and not lasting very long. I have screened bottom...
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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    I've never seen anything as bad as that. You have got to be under their main path.
  10. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    Hi BkWoodsBees...

    I think the official word with the bee clubs is to treat the oxalic acid method as a non-entity since it is not an approved treatment. They have to toe the line. But, there are...
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    Re: Foraging flight duration

    I think what you may be seeing are the nurse bees coming out in the late afternoon doing their cleansing flights and a little orienteering.
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    I am staying tuned...very interesting posts.

    Also Eric, Not just varroa but tracheal mites are killed by oxalic acid. So it's gotta be more than grooming.
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    I think you can make a hidden mark or notch on your frames, too. If any are getting swapped you can tell.
  14. Thread: hive weight

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    Re: hive weight

    Here's an interesting site and ongoing live study that involves weight and a lot of other factors of hives all over the country. The hives may have honey though, depending on the season, etc.
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  15. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    Eric and the gang...You got me to wondering about vaporizing time.

    If I set my vaporizer in the hive, hook it to the battery, and set my timer for 3 minutes for burn off, how long should I set my...
  16. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    That's very interesting Robbin. I never thought about giving an extra treatment or two. I guess if it does not hurt the bees...and the literature says it will not, then you would be OK to do so. I...
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    Hi Robbin...Just thinking outside the box...If you work M-F, then each Saturday (when you are off), is when you do a treatment. That makes sense and I understand the seven day thing.

    I recently...
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    Yes...The treatment around Thanksgiving time is on my list. If the weather is good, I may have a drumstick in one hand and a vaporizer in the other...

    I wonder what the findings are on how the...
  19. Re: Youtube overload. Are there any comprehensive ones?

    Hey there Dave from Dave...

    This guy has some of my favorite utubes on his beekeeping hobby from his start to the following year and beyond...I recommend watching a little along when you get the...
  20. Thread: NPR radio story

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    Re: NPR radio story

    They have since recovered...but I have learned my lesson. The way to be successful in life...is not make the same mistake twice. That's an important rule I had to learn the hard way when younger...
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    Hi GreySquirrel...I have seen treatment recommendations that vary anywhere from 5 to 10 days between treatments. With a total of three treatments being done.

    I did mine 5 days apart. Here's my...
  22. Thread: NPR radio story

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    Re: NPR radio story

    This is my own experience with big farm pesticides...I had most of my hives at a friend's farm, (this year...I am a new beek), till we had problems with pesticides from the surrounding large farms....
  23. Re: Oxalic acid treatments...vaporization...my 1st experience doing it...

    I use a wheelbarrow. I put the battery, and all my junk in it and wheel it around. I watch the wind direction and stay upwind when I am doing treatments. My hives have screened bottoms and I close...
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    Hi Casper...Yes I did. I think the difference in price is worth it. The business end is heavier, too.

    It's funny...At the bee club meeting they were talking about all the problems with varroa and...
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    I have nine hives in my yard and I have been reading about all the different methods for treating varroa. Now's the time when varroa are nearing their peak. Looking at all the angles and costs, I...
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