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  1. Thread: Varroa mite

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    Re: Varroa mite

    Thanks for that. Yep, I've been worried about it for a couple of years - first line defence in bees against mites is grooming, http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/varroa-mite.html

    then the issue of...
  2. Thread: Varroa mite

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    Varroa mite

    May sound far fetched...but do read........

    do neonicotinoid pesticides 'assist' Varroa mite in some way?:


    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/neonicotinoids-and-varroa-mite.html
  3. A little piece of beekeeping kit you can make yourself......

    ......nice idea for making a bee brush!

    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-kit.html
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    Competition closes 31st May 2012

    Hi All

    If you haven't seen it before: opportunity to win a book if you have any beekeeping tips to share!

    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html
    Closes 31st May.
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    Re: Annuals for Bees

    You could also try phacelia tanacetifolia, poppy and cosmos.
  6. Re: Articles on the effectiveness of honey bee pollination?

    Perhaps you could talk generally about the kinds of crops and plants pollinated by bees - and if people grow any of these crops in their gardens, having bees around will help - at the end of the day,...
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    The Bee Friendly Beekeeper

    If you'd be happy to share your beekeeping tips, there's a chance to win a copy of Dr David Heaf's book The Bee Friendly Beekeeper

    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html until 31st...
  8. Win A Copy Of David Heaf's Book - closes 31st May

    There's still time to enter this competition to win a copy of The Bee Friendly Beekeeper:

    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    I hear what you say Oldtimer about blowing powder vs smoke - and it can always go back to the basic debate - as soon as humans start keeping bees, in truth it's domestication anyway.
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    Re: do i need a smoker?

    Here is Phil Chandler using powdered sugar as an alternative to a smoker http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dczts
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    Win Dr David Heaf's Book

    If you don't have it already, there's an opportunity to win Dr David Heaf's book - The Bee Friendly Beekeeper http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html

    There is also an interview with Dr...
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    Re: Really gentle bees.

    What a lovely video Enchplant - thanks for sharing!
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    Beekeeping book

    Two copies of David Heaf's book, The Bee-friendly Beekeeper to be won:


    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html
  14. Re: One Million Americans Petition EPA to ban Clothianidin as 'highly toxic' to honey

    Here is the EPA fact sheet for Clothianidin.

    http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/factsheets/clothianidin.pdf

    Some interesting quotes:

    Page 2:
    "The fate and disposition of clothianidin in the...
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    Win A Copy Of David Heaf's Book

    There's an opportunity to win a copy of Dr David Heaf's book : The Bee-friendly beekeeper:

    http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/beekeeping-tips.html
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