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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    A good part of beekeeping is the social aspect...the people. Half the fun is the bees and the other half is the bee people. That's why we are all relating and on BS.
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    Re: Using a Blacklight to see eggs

    I will take a look one warm night coming up. I also use the black plastic frames in my hives and the eggs show up much better than the light yellow ones. Why do bees go to some flowers and pass other...
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    Re: Bradford pear trees

    Once the birds scatter Bradford Pear seeds around the next generations change back to their original forms. They will have long spines and the trees will be spindlier. They really are an invasive...
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    Re: Using a Blacklight to see eggs

    I have had the same kind of questions about the UV world we do not see around us. I have a couple LED UV flashlights and occasionally use them to look at things in the woods at night. Some fungi and...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I think if you take a good 10x lens and look at a honey sample even if it was strained, you would see a lot of little things. It's all well and good because I know it's the real thing.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    I wonder what the cost is for say...one hive?
  7. Thread: oxalic acid

    by Redbug
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    Re: oxalic acid

    That's interesting...There really is a glimmer of approval coming down the pike? How did the chemical lobby fail to convince the FDA?
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    Re: Vegans don't eat honey?

    I think that if a group of people have the money and the time to follow whatever cult they think is right for them that's OK, as long as they don't harm other people doing it.

    Putting all that...
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    Re: Mann Lake New Website!

    That's exactly how I do it, too. I normally reorder the same items from year to year.
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    Re: Mann Lake New Website!

    It looks like the Wish List option has been fixed.
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    Re: Mann Lake New Website!

    I like to use the wishlist, too. And now it doesn't work. I hope they fix it. New and unimproved.
  12. Thread: Smoker Plug

    by Redbug
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    Re: Smoker Plug

    Another aluminum foil wad type of dude, here.
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    I watched the shows when they aired. And thought the same things you guys mentioned. But, at least bees and beekeeping is getting some good attention.

    One thing I noticed right away in the first...
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    Re: Randy Oliver from Scientific Beekeeping

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    Very well written Bee-52. I heartily agree with your summary.

    Also...I wonder if Randy considers oxalic acid and it's various methods a type of chemical...
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    Re: Randy Oliver from Scientific Beekeeping

    I look at Randy's "Scientific Beekeeping", occasionally. In his podcast, he presents some good balanced views. A very good speaker.

    Even though Randy says that the GMO issue is not really a...
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    Re: Cleaning Plastic Excluders

    I let them get cold either in the freezer or when it's below freezing outside, then slap them against a cement sidewalk or metal plate. You have to be careful with the white plastic ones, they are a...
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    Re: Hitler on Beekeeping

    I agree...Pretty funny if you ask me.
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    I had rotator cuff tears on both shoulders. The doctor suggested surgery on my left shoulder, (the first one), and I opted for PT instead. I figured I would have to go through it anyways after...
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Bees are wonderful...Amen Brother!
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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    How far away do bees go to clean themselves out? 100 yards? 200 yards? I have bee hives at my house and I never have had any problems with bee spots. I think most of the bees at my house fly directly...
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    Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    Ha Ha Ha....Diabetic....
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    What is a super weed? Does it mean a weed that is resistant to a certain herbicide?
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    One thing added in some of the GMO corn and cotton is a gene from soil bacteria called Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) that produces Bt-toxin. It's a pesticide; it breaks open the stomach of certain...
  24. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Take at look at this:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?302369-Sick-quot-Black-quot-Bees
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    Re: Useless tools or beginners luck?

    All those tools you will need sooner or later. On occasion, I have used the frame grips when you get a really stubborn frame.

    I don't use my hive tool but very seldom. I have one of those cheapie...
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