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  1. Thread: Treating Nosema

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    Well I attempted a field test on three bees today...

    Well I attempted a field test on three bees today and the only things I proved are that a bee sting to the index finger hurts and I don't know how to properly complete a field test.

    I placed of...
  2. Thread: Treating Nosema

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    As I've said before, I'm new at this so my...

    As I've said before, I'm new at this so my confidence means little, that namely why I came here first before doing anything too drastic (like spending money on medication smile.gif ). Mainly though...
  3. Thread: Treating Nosema

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    It unfortunately looks as if both my hives have a...

    It unfortunately looks as if both my hives have a case of Nosema, I'm seeing a good deal of spotting near the entrance, on the hive, and some inside on one. However, spotting is the only symptom I...
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    Redneck, many members of the local association...

    Redneck, many members of the local association here swear by the stuff. But just the same I prefer to take another route, though honestly I often have trouble keeping my smoker lit.
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    Neal, welcome to the joys of Albuquerque...

    Neal, welcome to the joys of Albuquerque beekeeping. Though I'm no expert, I just started keeping bees last year, and just started my top bar hive this year, there are a few other resources and top...
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    I bought a bottle of Fischer's Bee Quick when I...

    I bought a bottle of Fischer's Bee Quick when I started beekeeping as a hobby last year as it seemed the safest thing to use, also I did not have to worry about smelling bad or paying extra shipping...
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    Hi-Tech, I don't know whats worse the fact I...

    Hi-Tech, I don't know whats worse the fact I wanted to convert that in to ASCII or the fact that I tried to determine if it were big endian or little endian first.
    ...
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    Not IT but I do have A CS degree, and as of...

    Not IT but I do have A CS degree, and as of yesterday my title is 'Programmer Analyst'.

    Not to scare some of you guys who have been doing the old bit pushing for a few years, but I graduated in...
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    Not my doing. I'm not seeing many bees around...

    Not my doing.

    I'm not seeing many bees around other than what is comming and going from my back yard. What section of Albuquerque where you in?
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    James Henderson, I'm no expert but it looks like...

    James Henderson, I'm no expert but it looks like a sweat bee to me.
  11. Thread: Pollen colors

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    It's an incomplete reference but it may help...

    It's an incomplete reference but it may help some.
    Wikipedia:Pollen_Source
  12. Thread: other hobby

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    Other than bees? you mean there is life outside...

    Other than bees? you mean there is life outside bees? smile.gif

    </font> Gardening</font> SCUBA diving</font> Computer Programming</font> Reading (really shouldn't be considered a hobby, but most...
  13. Kyle, as intriguing the idea of mutant bee would...

    Kyle, as intriguing the idea of mutant bee would be, I can see the news reports now, you thought we had it bad with AHB, it probably was a bite followed by a partial sting or two partial stings, or...
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    RAlex, looks like you've got yourself a robber...

    RAlex, looks like you've got yourself a robber fly eating a bee not a bumblebee. I had a similar incident I asked about here on the forum.

    By the way everyone, great photos. I guess I forgot to...
  15. James Shoemaker, I'm 100% positive it was a bee...

    James Shoemaker, I'm 100% positive it was a bee and the same bee each time, as it never left my line of site.

    Pcolar, I could believe the biting theory, my bees have some Russian in them. Russian...
  16. I was doing a bit of watering by the apiary today...

    I was doing a bit of watering by the apiary today and was confronted by a distressed bee. I ignored her head buts and sure enough it stung me in the arm. I flicked it off and it came right back at me...
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    George, just for you I've modified my gallery...

    George, just for you I've modified my gallery to include more information of how I shot my photos. In honesty though, my camera did all the work, I just told it what setting to use (auto, fast...
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    Much like my bees, my photos are may babies and I...

    Much like my bees, my photos are may babies and I love each and every one of them equally smile.gif , again much like my bees I've got a lot of them. For the sake of sanity I narrowed them down and...
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    Lupine, I'm sad to say I've had the exact same...

    Lupine, I'm sad to say I've had the exact same kind of conversation involving the very same commercial. I still contend that it is a yellow jacket, and even if it were a bee it is obviously male and...
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    leamon, I guess I should have been mores specific...

    leamon, I guess I should have been mores specific when I said "Though I have never used the traps your are looking to emulate..." I should have continued I've also never used any other type of swarm...
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    Though I have never used the traps your are...

    Though I have never used the traps your are looking to emulate, I'd advise you some how roughen up the inside of the container so as the bees have something to grip as they cluster, as landscaping...
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    Fixed it: 12010061345.jpg...

    Fixed it:
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    I've had about 5 stings this season from my bees...

    I've had about 5 stings this season from my bees with no real reaction other than some minor swelling for a day or two and light itchiness at the locations. I was fully aware of each sting as it...
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    I personally would work on keeping up the...

    I personally would work on keeping up the population of local pollinators. Between mites and disease you would be doing your bees a great disfavor by ignoring them. You however may be successful in...
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    Though I've never noticed any drones with dots, I...

    Though I've never noticed any drones with dots, I have noticed some workers with white dots on the top of their head or on their upper thorax. I assumed it to to be pollen, though perhaps it is not...
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