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    Re: using BT for wax moth control

    I got it from sundance, didn't hurt my bees, did limit wax moth damage in stored frames. If the comb is fresh new and covered with bees I don't spray it. If I am putting it up in the fall in the shed...
  2. Thread: Self Taught

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    Re: Self Taught

    I was for the first year, bad advice from the gal I bought the hive from, then BeeSource, then found local group but mentors are by phone or email still.
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    Cleo

    You must have more mockingbirds than I do. I've seen them on the fence above the hive, but never on the bottom board, and the dead bees, they are still out there today.

    But my local...
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    Robber flies have been my worst problem, although I do have some dragonflies around, and I have occasionally seen a mockingbird waiting on the fence near the hives. The advantage to being organic is...
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    Re: Special Message from my Bees

    So cute! I would almost buy some cards and I haven't mailed a Christmas card in at least 10 years
  6. Re: Putting a freestanding stove into my fireplace box? Why not?

    Thank you Enj for all the info, next time I install a wood stove I will get something more efficient, but mine still beats my electric central heat. I've got a couple of years experience with my...
  7. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    Obviously I misspoke, They are produced there. And chemicals dumped all over them there, which may or may not be causing the excessive cancer rates next to the farms where the seeds are produced,...
  8. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    personally I like a little MSG in my soup, eek. seriously though, Monsanto is on the move with a new acquisition....
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    Re: No gmo?

    I use chickens myself, and towering sprinklers that draw all the wild birds into the squash to eat the squash bugs around 10:30 in the morning. and Beneficial nematodes, a garden hose, and I am...
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    Re: No gmo?

    From your link D. Coates. "We can't exclude the idea that some organic practices may increase nutrient levels . . . or increase or decrease bacteria," she said. "But at the market you don't often get...
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    Re: No gmo?

    Monsanto does sue some Big Organics I'm sure, but they haven't sued me yet because I don't have enough money to take. I sign a lot of petitions and tweet a lot of scientific studies, it is good to...
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    Re: No gmo?

    did you read my link? the scientific analysis of nutritional content for gmo / non gmo?
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    Re: No gmo?

    I cannot prove that GMO corn killed my dog. Or that chickens lifespans are suddenly reduced by 50% if I feed corn. I can stop feeding the GMO corn, and if I assume all corn is GMO and do not eat...
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    Re: No gmo?

    all of monsanto's 3 month studies show gmo's are safe. One scientist went to 4 months, so monsanto bought the journal and retracted his study. This goes with my dog's lumps and bumps, but it took 3...
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    Re: No gmo?

    https://www.facebook.com/BabesAgainstBiotech Babes Against Biotech taking on GMO's in Hawaii, where most of them are tested. hmmm
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    Re: No gmo?

    Enjoy your corn meal and GMO food hilreal, but if I am paying cash for something I have a right to know what is in it.
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    Re: No gmo?

    And I think the end of prohibition contributed to hemp becoming illegal, but it will be a legal crop in 10 states, its in the new farm bill. Great crop, oil paper fabric, easy no fertilizer, and...
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    The Alaskan fishing industry stands to lose more than market share if the faster growing GMO salmon get loose and destroy all the wild species. Not only no market share, no fish. Except for GMO. I'm...
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    Re: No gmo?

    The biggest companies that want GMO's labeled are 1/10th the size of Dow or Monsanto.

    Most of the big companies that want GMO's labeled are family farmers with less than 50 acres, you know the...
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    Re: No gmo?

    My chickens have been on Purina Layena, which is at least still made by Purina. The dog and cat foods division is now owned by Nestle. Oldest hen I've had died of old age at 3 years. She hadn't laid...
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    Re: No gmo?

    That is interesting. But the Kirkland food is not labeled organic and my animals are improving.

    Corn carries so little nutritional value it really isn't worth the extra to get organic.

    I do...
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    And all I change is their food away from Purina and Bronx's lumps shrink and the cats quit sneezing? I didn't even buy a new vacuum, lol.

    I have had melanoma. I wish you and your Roundup all...
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    Re: No gmo?

    All my dogs, totally unrelated, and my cats? Something bad is in the food, the primary ingredient in the food is corn, at least in the dog chow. Haven't got a cat chow bag to check, and I don't...
  24. Re: keeping new queen from mating w/ siblings... overkill?

    My papas must be hot because by the 3rd generation I have some real HOT workers.... DCA has some africans hanging out, I buy mated queens.
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    Re: No gmo?

    I wasn't adamantly anti-gmo til I buried a dog 7 years early with tumors, and my other dog still alive had lumps and bumps, and I changed his food and his bumps are shrinking. Purina is all gmo...
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