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    Re: Drones with yellow eyes....

    They do indeed fly and return to the hive. Next time I'm at the bee yard I'll take a few videos
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    Drones with yellow eyes....

    ...these guys are way too cool to look at!

    https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/1538742_10152725599578642_315808941_n.jpg
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    :lpf: :lpf: :lpf: There is SO much truth to that!

    Funny!
  4. Re: lowest temp to inspect without harming bees?

    You're safe at 45 degrees even with brood provided you work fast.
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    Re: Is this a Queen Bee?

    Looks like a queen to me!
  6. Thread: Yellow Jackets

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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    Something else nuked your hive..either it be mites...nosema...etc and the yellowjackets are taking advantage of a demoralized hive.

    Except for the South...Yellowjackets are an indicator that a...
  7. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Seriously Mike...Just replace it. The goodwill shown will serve you well down the road.
  8. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Wait your turn Harry! I have it the next three weeks.

    I have dibs on the extractor too!
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    Re: Flower identification

    Indeed it is...
  10. Thread: Yellow Jackets!

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    Re: Yellow Jackets!

    Yellow Jackets didn't kill off that hive...something else did...they just came in to clean up the mess.
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    Re: bees chew out entrance reducer?

    Indeed! Bees will chew at wood if they feel the need to do so....and they usually succeed
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    Re: "What is Varroa good for?"

    What are they good for?

    From an ecological perspective:

    Wax moths benefit from their presence, which in turn benefit those animals that eat wax moths..the old food web thing.

    But the issue...
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Get yourself a cheap 1000k watt immersion heater and a Rubbermade tote. Easy peezy and cheep
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    Re: Does anyone know how OA kills mites?

    No bloomin' clue, but it kills em good
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    Re: Too Late To Make a Queen?

    IMO...Not to late in your area, but times is not on your side
  16. Thread: Name that stain

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    Re: Name that stain

    Normal debris. Gravity and normal activity caused it to collect there.
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    I bet dollars to doughnuts all the carbamate and organophosphate pesticides pretty much have the same EPA warning to toxicity to bees as neo-nics. Just because the EPA issued a warning in no way...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Meanwhile...hive continue to thrive in the middle of neonic application.
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    O.k. Fine. Every documented case of CCD also has found to have Nosema ceranae, and by applying your logic that is a root cause.

    See where this is going? If not...forming a conclusion based on...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    And you know that how? and if that is indeed the cause how are neonics responsible?
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    Neonics are insecticides..of course they are harmful to insects...duh! The issue I have is there is no science that shows neonics are responsible for CCD yet so many are on the wagon to ban them. ...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    The entire "scientific community" also knew that...

    Blacks were intellectually inferior...

    Homosexuality was a mental disorder...

    Ice pick lobotomies was good medicine..

    and humans are to...
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    Re: Why/how I know the Anti Neonics guys are wrong

    by your own admission.. not from neonics...
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    Re: A Whole Lot to See in this Photo (mostly bad)

    Yup...It appears that hive is in trouble. The brood un-capping is typically indicative of a high mite load, and the fact that you are seeing them on the bees pretty much confirms it IMO.

    I would...
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    Re: Can you keep bee hives on national land?

    I believe the answer is Yes. The forest service here in Washington allows you to establish an apiary on Federal land...for a nominal fee. In doing so you must provide your name and number on a sign...
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