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    Mosquito Aerial Spray in Louisiana

    Beekeepers in Louisiana should be aware of aerial spray in their area.

    Beginning September 19, 2008 mosquito aerial spraying will start in four Louisiana parishes, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia and...
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    Joe, does Tracheal mite infested bees fly some...

    Joe, does Tracheal mite infested bees fly some distance by the hundreds to a nectar source and become incapacitated after collecting the nectar?

    Jim Young
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    Mr. Tecumseh, my guess is that there is a...

    Mr. Tecumseh, my guess is that there is a misunderstanding what constitutes a starving hive and a hive being robbed. A hive having open nectar and capped honey is neither evidence of starving bees...
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    Fermented Fruit Causing CCD ???

    On 5 January 2008, a fellow beekeeper experienced classic CCD symptoms in one his hives near Hartshorne, Oklahoma. The hive was light on stores but did have some open nectar and capped honey.

    In...
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    Please consider posting details of your duplex...

    Please consider posting details of your duplex queen rearing method and your modified Steve Taber method on your website.

    Jim Young
  6. Following is my experience using generic powdered...

    Following is my experience using generic powdered sugar purchased at Wal-Mart to reduce the varroa mite population in one of my hives. This hive produced eight medium supers of capped honey this...
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    http://www.heartlandbees.com/index.htm

    http://www.heartlandbees.com/index.htm
  8. Thread: Label Advise

    by Jim Young
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    Labels can be designed using Gold Print Master...

    Labels can be designed using Gold Print Master software and Avery White Mailing Labels based on the type of printer used and the label size required. The software has honeybee logos and images. The...
  9. FordGuy, to bring the discussion back to the...

    FordGuy, to bring the discussion back to the original issue, EVILS OF THE DOUBLE DEEP, I've discussed my observations and conclusions. For anyone wishing to review the article and participate in the...
  10. Chef Isaac asked: Starting from the bottom...

    Chef Isaac asked: Starting from the bottom deep...... second deep... third deep.... What do you have?

    Reply: Bottom deep has brood; 2nd and 3rd deeps are checkerborded as previously discussed.

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  11. Chef Isaac, The top two deep hivebodies are...

    Chef Isaac,

    The top two deep hivebodies are checkerboarded with empty drawn comb frames and capped honey/nectar frames.

    The third deep hivebody has empty drawn comb frames until checkerboarded...
  12. Chef Isaac, I agree with Steve that Spring...

    Chef Isaac,

    I agree with Steve that Spring manipulations using NM takes less time than reversing hivebodies two or three times and searching for swarm cells to prevent reproductive swarms. When...
  13. FordGuy, I've studied and applied Walt's NM...

    FordGuy,

    I've studied and applied Walt's NM procedures and came to the conclusion that using the same size broodnest and honey supers provides the greatest flexibility in manipulating nectar...
  14. Thread: elm trees

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    In my area of Oklahoma, Winged Elm (Ulmus...

    In my area of Oklahoma, Winged Elm (Ulmus alata)is a major source of pollen for early brood build-up. The trees begin blooming the first week of February extending the bloom period for three to four...
  15. "The first evidence that viruses can be...

    "The first evidence that viruses can be transmitted vertically from mother queens to their offspring in honey bee colonies has been discovered by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists."
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    Ronnie: If your are looking for a milestone to...

    Ronnie: If your are looking for a milestone to start rearing queens, I suggest starting when the Redbud trees begin blooming. Normally, in our area, reproductive swarms are cast about three or four...
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    So far, the inner mesh shows no signs of...

    So far, the inner mesh shows no signs of deterioration from washing or being stored in a hot cab of a pickup for an extended period of time. During the two Summers that I've had the suit, I very...
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    I wash my suit with regular detergent in the...

    I wash my suit with regular detergent in the washing machine using the gentle cycle. The hood is washed by hand. The suit is placed on a hanger to dry. Apply wax to the zippers after each washing.
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    Sundance -- I'm not aware of any tomato variety...

    Sundance -- I'm not aware of any tomato variety resistant to blossom end rot. However, blossom end rot on tomatoes can be minimized with proper soil pH and a constant supply of soil moisture.
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    Power Napper --I must be lucky with knee high...

    Power Napper --I must be lucky with knee high electric fences repelling deer from two garden plots, the strawberry bed and a 1/4 acre garden at my cattle ranch 30 miles from my home. When I grow...
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    power napper: Deer even destroyed out strawberry...

    power napper: Deer even destroyed out strawberry patch.

    Deer are kept out of my strawberry bed with an electric fence knee high around the edge of the bed. Deer knocked the electric fence down...
  22. Thread: Certan? Wow!

    by Jim Young
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    The biology of the SHB indicates that the beetle...

    The biology of the SHB indicates that the beetle larvae feed on components of the comb within the hive and leave the hive to pupate in the soil without further feeding. Thus, I suspect milky spore...
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    In the USA, a common deer species is: White...

    In the USA, a common deer species is: White Tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus. Other deer species can be viewed at:
    http://www.worlddeer.org/deerspecies.html
  24. Thread: Sad Day

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    I suggest that you not worry about the ants. ...

    I suggest that you not worry about the ants. When too many dead (drowned) ants accumulate in the bottom of the top feeder after the bees consume the sugar water, I remove the dead ants with either a...
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    The current bee warning on Sevin XLR Plus reads,...

    The current bee warning on Sevin XLR Plus reads, “This product is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct treatment or residues on blooming crops or weeds.

    Read the rest of the story at:
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