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  1. Re: History of using smokers?? and pictures......

    History of Bee Smokers by Paul Jackson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR3U523TLgI
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    Re: Antique beekeeping tool question

    Hello,

    Was this said to be a "Bee Keeper's Knife"? Or is it imprinted on it?

    If in fact it has something to do with beekeeping, considering the
    approximate date of manufacture 1849-1866. ...
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    Quote From:
    Merry's Museum. ca. 1849
    Wonders of the Honeybee, Page 104

    'I will tell you what happened when I lived in Vermont. There
    was a man died, who owned a large number of hives. When ...
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    A Quote From:
    The British Bee Journal. ca. August 1, 1876, Page 67

    The correspondent of a contemporary writes:— 'The custom
    of informing the bees of the death of their master prevails
    more...
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    Ravenseye, I uploaded the film to youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMz5pXT7uHo

    Joe
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    A Quote From:
    circa. 1896, Folklore ~
    Staffordshire Folk and their Lore, Page 385

    A farmer's wife of my acquaintance at Eccleshall lost her
    husband in the summer of 1892, and in her grief and...
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    A Quote From:
    circa. Dec. 7, 1892 ~ Bye-gones: Relating
    to Wales and the Border Countries, Page 458

    OLD SUPERSTITIONS (Jan. 13, Feb. 17, May 2.5, Aug. 10, 1892).
    —Referring to a reply of...
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    Re: Telling The Bees

    A quote from:
    ca. 1878 - Gleanings in Bee Culture, Page 144

    I would like your opinion in regard to the old story of
    telling the bees when a person dies. A neighbor of
    mine says, when her...
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    Telling The Bees

    Telling The Bees

    See Facebook Video Here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Historical.Honeybee.Articles/videos/980238255364004/

    View Youtube Here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMz5pXT7uHo

    In...
  10. Re: CCD, Bee Dieoff ~ Did the Ancients Have the Answer?

    A valid point Oldtimer,

    But I might add, that because Virgil needed to write

    'Principio sedes apibus statioque petenda,'
    ~First we must seek an abode and station for the bees,

    The Ancients...
  11. Re: CCD, Bee Dieoff ~ Did the Ancients Have the Answer?

    Good points.
    A flowering landscape can be a crop farm also. According to Spivak,
    'diversifying of crops/farms can achieve this goal'. Diversification
    without additional costs can be achieved...
  12. CCD, Bee Dieoff ~ Did the Ancients Have the Answer?

    Hello Friends,

    CCD, Bee Dieoff ~ Did the Ancients Have the Answer?
    Principio sedes apibus statioque petenda, (Virgil 29 B.C.)

    The classical bee authors of ancient times tell us about the...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    What I meant was that 'empty skeps' may have been sent from England
    to the settlements. Because beeswax was such a valuable commodity
    in those days, it would be logical for them to want to support...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Get your children to show you how to do it, thats what I do.
    I'm finding even the TV remote hard to figure out anymore.

    Joe
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    You are coming across very polite. My sources are from
    many old 'bee culture' 'bee journals' and other historical
    periodicals. From one story you obtain key names and
    words that can be used to...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Thanks Rooster, Please stay tuned....
    I will be posting sometime in the future another article
    that is sure to cause a big stir. I am putting together a article which I
    have worked on for...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Please send your editing suggestions to my PM. It is important
    to me that grammar be corrected to satisfy the grammar police. :)

    Best Wises,
    Joe
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Yes, in the case of Jamestown, which at that time was still under rule
    of England, they would have been provided provisions which may
    r may not have included skeps in return for the commodity of...
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    Re: Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Be more specific and I can provide a source or explain why I say such.



    Skeps often appear on bank notes because they are associated with wealth. The image of the skep has been used for...
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    Beekeeping and Bees During Colonial Times

    Beekeeping During Colonial Times

    Washingtons birtday soon here, some questions being
    asked on other lists I share here:

    Were skeps, Gums or Bee Boxes used in George Washington's time?
    ...
  21. Re: Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants?

    Hi Mike,

    Sorry, bout the links.

    Here are the images of the rock art.

    22952

    22953
  22. The Biography of Nikolai Viktorovich Nasonov

    The Biography of Nikolai Viktorovich Nasonov
    Nikolai Viktorovich Nasonov (Feb. 14 1855 ~ Feb. 11, 1939)

    Portrait of Nikolai Viktorovich Nasonov
    22887

    Nikolai Nasonov is best known among...
  23. The Hadza: Last of the First - Honeyguide Bird

    The Hadza Honey Hunters of Tanzania.

    The Greater Honeyguide, also known as 'indicator indicator,' has
    a unique symbiotic relationship with the Hadza hunter-gatherers
    in Tanzania. It is one of...
  24. Re: Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants?

    Because plant based material does not preserve well in the archaeological
    evidence, we have no means of knowing whether or not late Pleistocene
    and early Holocene foragers in the East, Central,...
  25. Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants?

    Did Ancient Man Employ Bees To Ward Off Elephants 9000 Years Ago?

    I enjoy proposing theories that the ancients already knew much
    of the beekeeping knowledge that is said to be discovered in ...
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