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  1. Re: Bayer Spokesperson Talks about Pesticides and Bees on r/science

    And the discussion got shut down because that medium is not meant for PR. The girl was no scientist, just a PR person, who was paid for PR work, and whose posts were mostly just praising Bayer for...
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    Re: Still waiting on April 18th packages

    It's bad business to further antagonize unhappy clients, though.
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    Re: A lesson in schedules

    One thing I like about the nicot system is that the roller type cages mount well on the grafting system. My graft frames are made with standard deep frames, on which I put two bars with 15 cups each....
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    Re: VSH bees and hybridization

    Birds, technically, are dinosaurs. Alligators are non-dinosaurian reptiles, though they are more closely related than most other reptiles to them.

    If one wants to be anal about it. ;)

    How to...
  5. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Then I would try to think of what flower these people might identify themselves to, and take a picture of a bee on one of those. For example, if they all heave neat manicured lawns, a picture of a...
  6. Thread: Hubam Clover

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    Re: Hubam Clover

    I was told the yellow one is "better". They don't start flowering exactly at the same time, though. All we've got here is the white kind growing wild, and the bees love it. If I were to plant some,...
  7. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    I've got a bunch of bee photos, I post the better ones on my facebook pages:

    https://www.facebook.com/Info.fleur/photos_stream
    https://www.facebook.com/Apis.rustica/photos_stream

    Original...
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    Re: Goggles for OAV

    Same here. Short term exposure doesn't worry me, but I'd rather not risk long-term damage to my eyes or lungs.
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    Nothing prevents treatment free beekeepers from making and selling their own foundation wax, though. Wouldn't need to be the big suppliers who'd sell it.

    What's the market for it, though? Seems...
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1051/apido:2007038



    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ejlt.200500284/abstract

    Apparently? I don't use any synthetic miticides, but amitraz sounds...
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    Re: How do you keep yourselves out of the hives?

    Buy more hives. ;)
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    Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    Same here.
  13. Thread: Priming cells

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    Re: Priming cells

    I've experimented grafted with numerous thing, such as straight royal jelly from other cells, diluted royal jelly, syrup, honey, and plain water. I've not noticed much difference in the results....
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    I'd have to disagree with that. I didn't follow their crowdfunding campaign too closely, but every time I checked, they were getting more support. Despite the hype dying down a tad, on social media,...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow" - Flow Hive

    It'd be a bad move to lower prices when the product isn't even delivered to those who pre-ordered. It'd both be a loss of potential revenue for them as well as a really bad PR move, making their...
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    To beginners who have limited to no on-hand experience with working hives, bees can be pretty intimidating, despite their interest in them. Since population growth is exponential, the smaller the...
  17. Thread: Race of bees

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    Re: Race of bees

    Color is not a good indicator of a bee's background. You could take morphometric data, but even that goes so far (each race has windows that, for the most part, often overlap).
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    Re: Definition of a nuc?

    I'm not very big, but I'm hardly the only one who does this. I've bought nucs from people who do this, and haven't had this problem, nor heard of others having it, although at first I used the larger...
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    I'm fairly sure that I've read a number of manuals for crop growers that encourage dispersing the hives (somewhat). I'm also fairly sure that I saw articles on seed production where yields decreased...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    Different problems that manifest differently and have different impacts. Just because varroa causes more honey bee colony losses than neonics doesn't mean neonics don't pose any problems.



    Ag...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    I don't see anything in that document to prove that Australia's bees are amongst the healthiest in the world, or that Australian bees do not suffer from neonics. It also speaks a whole lot more about...
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    Re: Has Seed Coating Changed? CCD gone for Good!

    As another has said, and as I said in the message you quoted, you can't blame a product's dangers on its misapplication if it used exactly as described on the label.

    Australia is not proof of...
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    Re: "no mow" leaflet

    Some cities have by-laws stating that the lawn mustn't be over a certain height, for example 20cm. It'd be a good idea to check local by-laws, if you haven't yet.
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    Re: Confirmed bee plants

    Sweet clover (yellow or white) is a biannual. Red clover is a short-lived perennial, double-cut types will flower in the first year, single-cut types probably won't. Crimson clover is an annual....
  25. Thread: Swarm lures

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    Re: Swarm lures

    Don't open the tube. The tube has a cap, but the pheromones diffuse through the plastic.
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