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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    No, you can't. You have been lied to.

    Monsanto used to advertise that Roundup left no residue. But then they got sued by the French government, and forced to withdraw their claim... because it...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    "Proven safe herbicide?"

    Why don't you head out to your barn, and chug down a quart of your "proven safe" herbicide?

    I thought not. Why? Because you bloody know as well as I do that it's...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    I assume you're talking to me, so my answer is "yes." For several reasons. First, I don't consume corn or anything that has corn in it, because most of the corn supply is genetically modified. I...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    Maybe, maybe not. If I were somehow the pinnacle of human evolution, it might be important that I survive. But I'm just one of several billion. And really, if I were the pinnacle, I wouldn't need...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    Now this I like, Ted.

    It fits right in with the forum section on gardening/planting for bees.

    So why not just plant the mint near your bee yards? I seem to recall you posting about...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    That was the thought that occurred to me. It's laughable.

    As an example, we could use the humble potato -- the Russet Burbank most commercially grown. It's been sprayed with fungicides to treat...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    Could we say, by the same token, that treating results in breeding stronger mites?

    And what good does that do?


    I would be shocked if treating varroa did not result in resistant varroa. It's...
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    Re: "Survivor bees"

    I'm sure you're right, but what's wrong with the concept?

    I'm new to bees, but I do know a thing or two about plant and livestock breeding, the old-fashioned way. Breeding IS local. Whether...
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    Re: Grasshoppers loved my evodia seedlings

    Hm. I have discovered, quite by accident, that grasshoppers are indeed picky eaters. You just have to feed them their favorite food.

    That favorite food, it seems, is mullein. It's a weed found...
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    Re: Not to be a negative Nelly, but...

    I do work for a general/framing contractor who says the same thing. He couldn't build the million-dollar houses he does if his wife didn't have a really good job.

    The day I realized he wasn't...
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    Re: Cutout completed from a 2 story house...pics

    And the fact it's T1-11 siding doesn't hurt, either. Easy to repair. :)
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    Re: Orchard poisoning issues

    I have to wonder sometimes.

    How long are beekeepers going to put up with this? How long are you going to take those contracts, and write off those losses, because you won't take a stand?

    It...
  13. Thread: Siberian Elm?

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    Re: Siberian Elm?

    Siberian elm is my favoritest tree in the whole world right now.

    <pointless trivia>

    Siberian elm was a pilot project by the government to find a fast growing, easily propagated tree for...
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    Re: What is the name of this tree??

    looks like a laurel of some sort.
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    Re: Honey Bee Genetics - Queens

    I don't want to bad-mouth anyone, so I'll blame myself first.

    We ordered 5 packages from Honeybee Genetics.

    Inspection at about 4 weeks showed zero brood, no eggs at all, even though we found 4...
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    Re: How do you like going foundationless?

    I'm in my first year at this, so take it with a grain of salt. Me and a buddy decided to start keeping bees about March this year, so we ordered some 10-frame deep hive kits, and knocked them...
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    There's no good reason you can't cut into stucco,...

    There's no good reason you can't cut into stucco, if you know how to work with the material. Just ask a stucco guy, not them guys in the orange aprons. ;)

    Although... I have yet to see a stucco...
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    Re: First cutout performed..........and?

    If you don't know... maybe get someone who does to help you out? It may not be wise to go about cutting up people's houses if you don't have that experience under your belt.
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    Re: RV/mobile generators

    All 3 names you mentioned are excellent.

    There are cheap Chinese imports that might have a smaller price tag... but I have thus far been less than impressed with the durability of Chinese small...
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    Re: Advice on tractor

    Hard to go wrong with an 8N or 9N. Cheap, ubiquitous, lots of parts and implements around. That is, if you want gasoline power.

    Affordable diesel tractors... I like Kubota.
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    Re: Taste Worth Dying For

    Hmmm... deep frying in lard is a lot better for you than the trans-fat-loaded vegetable oils.

    I eat 2 lbs of bacon a week, fry everything in bacon grease... and I'm 6', 165 lbs.

    Maybe it's...
  22. Thread: Bees Singing?

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    Bees Singing?

    Couple of weeks ago, I heard a strange noise coming from one of my hives. It sounded like a kazoo playing Morse code... doooo do do do... doooo do do do. It was loud enough that I heard it from a...
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    Re: Forrest Saw Blades

    You get what you pay for. :)
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    Re: What Do You Do To Help Stop Vandalism??????

    Get some Africanized queens. :D
  25. Thread: Sinko de Mayo

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    Re: Sinko de Mayo

    I think he's dropping Congresscritters out of his plane.
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