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    Re: yellow flowering bush

    maybe it could be

    caragana arborescens ... see below links for some pics

    - http://www.lawyernursery.com/images/products/CARAGANA%20ARBORESCENS_big.jpg
    -...
  2. Thread: Sweet clover

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    Re: Sweet clover

    ideallym the plants should have been sawn this autumn for blooming next year.

    You might still be able to get some flowers next year even if sawn next year, but it will certainly be a smaller plant...
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    see what the bbc says

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6978848.stm
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    a UK based supplier of tubes for osmia bees

    Hello

    This is a very late reply to your post about osmia bees

    there is a supplier of cardboard tubes in the uk. they are called "wigglywigglers"

    I assume that you can import these to where...
  5. bee colonies collapsing - an article on the BBC's website

    see below for the link to this article

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6438373.stm
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    I have heard of problems with both the hives as...

    I have heard of problems with both the hives as there can be some water left in between the walls causing the wood to root and also with the colonies as they are too warm compared to what they...
  7. After reading some recent posts on this site, it...

    After reading some recent posts on this site, it appears that Oxalic Acid kills a lot more varroas than FGMO...

    my question is: should we just use Oxalic Acid and forget FGMO to save time and...
  8. or they could get ready to abscond because of...

    or they could get ready to abscond because of lack of food supplies!
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    Hello I was wondering what is causing the...

    Hello

    I was wondering what is causing the death of the varroa mites when we use FGMO...

    is it because FGMO blocks their respiratory system and they just suffocate, or is it because it makes...
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    Hi David Honey locust = Gleditsia (already...

    Hi David
    Honey locust = Gleditsia (already mentioned above)

    Black locust = robinia pseudo acacia

    I hope this helps!
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    Black locust has been planted in Hungary on large...

    Black locust has been planted in Hungary on large scale. They use many species and the blooming season is quite long... the result is that they are exporting a lot of "acacia" honey all over Europe
    ...
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    I have read some articles before about the elgon...

    I have read some articles before about the elgon bee, and understood this bee as being not so good after all...

    Is it a good bee or not? what do you think?
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    what happens if the hive is inside the...

    what happens if the hive is inside the greenhouse, and the entrance is outside on a sunny day, the greenhouse would become hot even if it's not outside, and could result in some bees flying when it's...
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    have a look at the following post ...

    have a look at the following post

    http://www.beesource.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=005302#000006
  15. I would not destroy the queen cells, instead I...

    I would not destroy the queen cells, instead I would do an artificial swarm using them.
    maybe try to check again if they have made some new ones? the risk of them swarming could still be there...
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    are these feral bees regressed (small cells...

    are these feral bees regressed (small cells frames) ?
  17. my understand of icing sugar is that it is aimed...

    my understand of icing sugar is that it is aimed at varroa currently on adult bees, or walking on the frames (ie not in the brood).

    So treating the bees in the supers seems like a good idea (if...
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    could this aggressive behaviour be the...

    could this aggressive behaviour be the explanation why they can handle varroa better?
  19. Hello I have read a lot about the icing sugar...

    Hello
    I have read a lot about the icing sugar method, and in particular, about how to use it against varroa

    I don't seem to read much about its efficiency though...

    is there somebody on here...
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    Hi i am based in the uk, and have actually just...

    Hi
    i am based in the uk, and have actually just tried it on a very weak hive.

    I have noticed more dead varroas at the entrance, but I have been feeding syrup with salt at the same time so can't...
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    Hi I would like to use paper towel soaked with...

    Hi
    I would like to use paper towel soaked with FGMo but would like to know how much of the FGMO I should use as I don't want to kill any bees because of the FGMO dripping in the hive and on the bees...
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    shouldn't you try also to protect the q cell once...

    shouldn't you try also to protect the q cell once it's introduced?
    I would use one of the plastic protections just in case the bees don't like this!
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    I did a quick search on the internet, and found...

    I did a quick search on the internet, and found that this canola oil method is used by some beekeepers with added wintergreen...

    is there some other sort of oil we could use? (such as olive oil or...
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    Hi my fogger is broken (spreads only very hot...

    Hi
    my fogger is broken (spreads only very hot FGMO), and not really happy to spend this amount of money on another one yet.

    I think i read somewhere on this forum, that at the begining, Dr Pedro...
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    Michael I am very surprised that you recommend...

    Michael
    I am very surprised that you recommend to use the Carnolian bee.
    Brother Adam says about this bee that it swarms a lot, too much for a commercial operation

    I also have heard of the...
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