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    Sticky: Re: Les Crowder needs a little help

    :applause:
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    Re: Coconut as nectar source?

    according to the attached you'll get a lot of honey...

    http://beephilippines.info/coconut-yields/
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    Re: Canola polination

    More canola more bees....:popcorn:
  4. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    I happen to know Phil Remick pretty well. He keeps his bee yards about 25 miles south of me. Phil is actually a really nice guy and knowledgeable about bees. Perhaps Kelley Bee's is a little short...
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    Re: VT Gets a New Part Time State Beekeeper

    sqkcrk I couldn't agree more and we are talking about some fairly serious concerns here. Unfortunately from what I understand many if not most of our states have drastically scaled down their bee...
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    Re: VT Gets a New Part Time State Beekeeper

    well weren't you an inspector sqkcrk? Isn't that what bee inspectors "should" be able to do?
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    Re: VT Gets a New Part Time State Beekeeper

    being able to visually inspect the brood combs to effectively in order to detect the presence of cells showing typical clinical symptoms such as larval remains and dried up scales.
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    Re: VT Gets a New Part Time State Beekeeper

    Sounds like an all too familiar situation Mike. Couple comments. Would the newly hired inspector know what an early case of AFB looked like if he saw it? The folks bringing in a couple of thousand...
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    Re: VT Gets a New Part Time State Beekeeper

    The form and requirement sound somewhat invasive to me. If you'll pardon the expression I'd tell the State of Vt. to "stick it where the sun don't shine." Luckily for me all but 2 of my bee yards...
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    Re: Hive Theft ring busted in Weedpatch

    Originally Posted by Michael Bush :

    "It's only bail. The purpose of bail is to make sure people show up for trial."

    Well in this case its didn't quite work out that way did it.
  11. Thread: Zombie Bees

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    Zombie Bees

    In case this hasn't been posted yet..

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/zombie-bees-are-real-and-theyre-stalking-north-america/ar-BBoXUXR?li=BBnbfcL&ocid=onepro
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    Re: spline material...

    dvto2

    After having lived in New Mexico for over 26 years now I have really grown to appreciate those sayings such as, "take it with a grain of salt", "one knows nothing and the other knows less",...
  13. Re: Sprague Apiaries report 250 hives stolen, Yuba City, Ca

    I really feel bad every time I read something like this. One just hopes that the thieves are found and prosecuted. Just wondering if there are any kind of security clauses as part of the...
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    Re: Mites finally got me

    rwurster >>>"I'll talk to him in March, when hes coming back from NM. Last year he took a huge hit from nosema and lost maybe 25% (250 hives) but that was leaving Cali going to a flow in maybe NM"......
  15. Thread: Hive smell

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    Re: Hive smell

    "Patties will not cut it"

    They will if their the right kind of patties. Mann Lake pro winter patties from example are ,almost all carbohydrates. They work well. The smell is most likely from...
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    Re: northen stock

    Perhaps VSH Carniolan. Numerous advertising in the bee journals and also on this site.
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    Re: Bottling honey

    We use a lot of 1 lb. Paragon Jars. They are used a lot for honey but not exclusively. They don't need additional sterilization even though they are not just honey jars. This thread is somewhat...
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    Re: Brood'n-up in Denver, Colorado! (1-22-16)

    If they are brooding up they most likely have figured out that the natural pollen source is readily available. Why would theyou need a supplemental pollen source?
  19. Re: How winter bees move across the combs in TBH ?

    You looked at an Ag Zone map. What does that have to do with the subject matter? Just curious.
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    Re: Best Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    What was your main criterion for being the "Best Oxalic Acid Vaporizer" ?

    I have never used one or seen one used before so I am primarily interested in the critiques of those that have purchased...
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    Re: Best Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    sorry this is the unit..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-SUPER-OXALIC-ACID-VAPORIZER-Made-in-the-U-S-A-/301844210440?hash=item4647512308:g:O1oAAOSw~otWdI4R
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    Best Oxalic Acid Vaporizer

    I have been checking out some of the oxalic acid vaporizers. One is "The Super Oxalic Acid Vaporizer" $79.99 as advertised on EBay. Its made in the USA and appears to be pretty heavy duty. Just...
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    Re: Marking Hives: Cheap(er) Branding Iron

    "Better than nothing and better than spending $200-300 on an expensive iron."

    Well no its not "better", its merely an alternative choice based on financial consideration.
  24. Re: How winter bees move across the combs in TBH ?

    "I already built a TBH following Les Crowder plans. I may also experiment with a Russian style....."

    Daisy I am not a proponent of TB hives but you might have an issue overwintering bees in that...
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    Re: Dipping and titebond (or any/most?) glue

    "I did a small test with a few pieces of scrap wood...."

    In my case the true test of the benefits of using glue vs. not using glue usually shows up in the bee yards 3-4 years down the road after...
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