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  1. Re: Massachusetts Beekeepers! House Bill, HD 2007

    any updates on the bill, last I saw they sent it to the agricultural committee?
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    Re: All this rain...

    playing heck with getting my queens mated also, have a large batch that I'm hoping got out Fri.or Sat. or they will be wet rats the rest of the week. anybody know where they sell gortex rain suits...
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    Re: snap, crackle, pop?

    :thumbsup:
  4. Thread: AFB?

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    Re: AFB?

    if you do the apiguard, look at their web site, if I remember correctly they tell you to use less than the normal amount, and I would guess you would have to do a second and third application with a...
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    Re: Rain, Rain, and more Rain.

    until they swarm.:lookout:
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    Re: Interstate Hauling of equipment

    FMCSA has granted interstate bee haulers the exemption from the 30-minute break requirement in the hours-of-service regulations that was requested in January.
    FMCSA has granted the exemption for a...
  7. Thread: AFB?

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    Re: AFB?

    a picture would help some one diagnose it, also could be PMS as you have never treated.
  8. Re: How to protect bees from insecticide overspray

    If you find out what they are spraying, and look up the label, most labels say that it is illegal to spray non-targeted areas, so they are legally responsible for pesticides that drift, thats why...
  9. Re: How to protect bees from insecticide overspray

    does that apply to sweet corn also?
  10. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    the silence is deafening :lpf:
  11. Re: even the bees in Africa are having problems

    Just like the USA once the commercial bee keepers got a hold of the bees, it's all down hill.:kn: :D;)
  12. even the bees in Africa are having problems

    maybe we can export some african bees back to them

    http://news.yahoo.com/bees-sick-humans-man-feel-sting-051524050.html



    and for acebird's benefit I included quotes:rolleyes:
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    Re: Do Queens change hives?

    I had three nucs in a row, all three chewed out the queen cells I gave them, eventually I found a marked queen in one nuc, I mark the nucs as to what hive I get them from, checked the hive that the...
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    Re: Making sense of my hive check

    you just went through the Locust flow for a week and a half before the rains came, good hives were filling and capping multiple supers, that probably triggered the swarming impulse.
  15. Re: bees gone (Massachusetts, N. shore)

    do you have any commercial apple orchards close. If they do their petal fall spray before the bloom is done, they can take out many of the bees. It could also why you saw honey bees earlier( they...
  16. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    having attended the last few meetings I don't agree with your assessment Nick. things that were recommended from the AIAC committee to the Comish. have been addressed at the next meeting. I will...
  17. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    I didn't know the count but a few people have emailed me about it.
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    Re: Annual Dieback

    you said on bee-l that you didn't take part in the NY study because you didn't know about it, the NY study was just for stationary beeks.
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    Re: Annual Dieback

    here is a good write up of the NY survey vs the BIP data. also Mark you couldn't participate in the NY study even if you knew about it, you are migratory.
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  20. Re: We had a commercial pollinator drop pallets too close.

    talk to the owner of the land, he is the only one with any leverage.
  21. Re: Is anyone using a Carson MagniVisor (cp-60) for grafting?

    I'm using this with the add on lights, I think I went with the default lenses. It works fine in the truck, park in the shade, now If I could just get better at actually removing the lava I would be...
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    Re: how do you prevent this

    :thumbsup: I get some webbing but that has to be a record. You must have a pretty good finisher and a heck of a flow. I have used the putting in a frame of foundation, helps some time.
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    Re: Annual Dieback

    I elected not to participate, I participated in the NY survey, It has more meaningful results to me as they do not include migratory beeks, I don't remember if the results have come out yet, would be...
  24. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    If enough people request it and cause enough fuss, they would have to think about it, but since I have to file a FOIL request to get the minutes and the date of the next meeting, I wouldn't hold my...
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    Re: Mark's Pic

    I like the stinger on the bottom, wouldn't want to get hit with that one.
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