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    Re: Beekeeping in Poland

    I did some traveling in Poland this summer via train and I saw quite a lot of hives throughout the country. I expect beekeeping is quite prevalent, especially considering the large agricultural...
  2. Re: Speculation on lumber prices for 2012 ?

    I was doing some research that indicated that continued Chinese demand for timber (the biggest buyer of U.S. and Canadian lumber) would boost prices for the timber industry. Increased prices of the...
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    Re: Basswood seed?

    ok, while this may not answer your question, you can easily take a softwood cutting of basswood from around may through july...
    it roots quickly
  4. Re: Beekeeping Business Planning - Can you make money in this business?

    I don't have much experience with beekeeping commercially, but I do have an MBA. I'd like to introduce you to something that I learned that might really help you build much more effective models,...
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    Re: On the subject of Golden Rod

    Out of curiosity, at what time of day do you measure the weight of the colony? Is the time of day constant?
  6. Re: Hello from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Hey FordPrefect,
    I invite you over the the Milwaukee-Waukesha Beekeeper's Association over at Brookfield Library Sept 12 at 6:30 p.m. 1900 North Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI
    Its only $5 to join for...
  7. Re: Robbing occurred...two or three alive bees and the queen

    So I went ahead and swapped three frames...Unfortunately I get back from work after 5 so no luck doing it in the middle of the day, so I just brushed off the bees that didnt look fuzzy and kept the...
  8. Re: Robbing occurred...two or three alive bees and the queen

    Wouldn't I need some worker bees to keep the capped brood warm overnight?
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    Re: Robbing or Normal Beehavior

    Wow Charlie...That is intense...In your youtube comments you wrote that the queen survived...Were there any workers left? How did you rectify the situation after the robbing?
  10. Robbing occurred...two or three alive bees and the queen

    So my weak hive (one of two total) got robbed of all the honey and pollen stores, and all the bees are piled up dead in front of the hive, except for a few...maybe those are robbers too, I'm not...
  11. Re: For those turning their back on common supplemental feeding wisdom...

    Thanks for pointing out the fat bees skinny bees article.

    For those interested, it can be found here...
  12. Re: For those turning their back on common supplemental feeding wisdom...

    Joseph,

    Is this amount of citric acid for 1:1 syrup?
  13. For those turning their back on common supplemental feeding wisdom...

    Its accepted as gospel among beekeeping literature that you feed your bees sugar water to supplement periods of low nectar flow.

    We know that the ph of sugar water is conducive to harboring...
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    Re: Fruit tree spray?

    without knowing the specific pest, a mixture of soap and water can help if sprayed on the leaves
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