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  1. Thread: Nice big swarm

    by pieter1
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    Nice big swarm

    Past week I had a huge swarm hanging in a pear tree. It was a bit difficult to catch because the swarm was hanging around the stem and several branches. I filmed the swarm:...
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    Re: Wax Secretion by Bees

    Arginine is essential for wax production. Dandelion pollen does not contain arginine, if bees forage heavily on dandelion flowers they stop producing wax until there is another source of pollen...
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    How are beeswax pellets made?

    Does anyone know how to make beeswax pellets, in a way suitable for large quantities?
  4. Nice documentary about CCD (german language)

    Great movie, it is in German language.
    http://www.bessenkwekerij.com/2012/08/das-geheimnis-des-bienensterbens.html
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    Bees love Persicaria species

    Persicaria is a very good plant for the bees here in the Netherlands. It starts to bloom at this time. Today I took this beautiful picture of a bee on a flower of the Persicaria amplexicaulis:...
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    My bees feasting on the crocus!

    text is in Dutch but the pictures are great:

    http://www.bessenkwekerij.com/2012/02/voorjaar.html
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    Re: Hive and frame size

    Thanks for your replies. I am a beekeeper in The Netherlands, I'm planning to use the same system that Michael Bush is using. In the Netherlands the most common frame size is simplex. I would like to...
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    Hive and frame size

    Hello commercial beekeepers,

    Which type of hive and frame size do you use?
    I am searching for a hive/frame size which works the most efficient
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    Re: What kind of honey is this?

    Willow?
  10. Thread: bee yards

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    Re: bee yards

    I don''t see any pics.
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    Edible Honeysuckle

    Who has experience with this plant: Lonicera caerulea edulis (Edible Honeysuckle). Is this plant good for the honeybee?
    Can they get nectar and pollen of it?
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    Re: Mountain Heather Northern Rockies

    Here in the Netherlands heather honey honey is the most expensive kind of honey. And it's produced on quite a large scale. Heather is on of the last remaining natural monofloral honeycrop. The...
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    Re: A few piccy's from the bee yard today

    Great to see the bees working :thumbsup:, at the moment we are suffering from a snow storm in the Netherlands, which is quite unusual.
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    Re: Trees to plant for bees

    The Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) can be very good:

    The hop-tree occurs from New England and Ontario south to Florida
    and westward to Michigan, Illinois and Missouri to central Texas. It is
    a...
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    Re: A few piccy's from the bee yard today

    Hello, I'm very curious maybe you can repost the pics?
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