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    Hello Bill, Spraying around will not kill BR....

    Hello Bill,
    Spraying around will not kill BR. Only a direct hit will. Tim Tucker was a pest control person for 18 years. You have got Tim's phone number like I do.
    Tim says not all BR have got the...
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    Gregg, I move hives all the time in the country...

    Gregg,
    I move hives all the time in the country without tying down on flat back roads. We also move pallets out of and into almonds from holding yards (less than 5 miles and not interstate) without...
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    Jigbee, The wholesale price for honey has...

    Jigbee,
    The wholesale price for honey has climbed and is climbing. Also I have seen many beeks which have got honey in drums to sell not selling but wanting to wait to see if the price does not go...
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    DW says to latch on with a commercial outfit for...

    DW says to latch on with a commercial outfit for a few days

    A few days will give you a general idea.

    If you do do not disrupt the daily work. I have ran off many a wannabee.

    If you want to...
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    In the bee hive virus always exist ( as in...

    In the bee hive virus always exist ( as in nature). it takes usually a break down of the immune system for the bees to contract the virus. Such as a high infestation of mites.

    The main symptom of...
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    If you test for tracheal mites and tracheal mites...

    If you test for tracheal mites and tracheal mites are not an issue then I would suspect virus issues.
    We are seeing virus issues in bees with low mite loads and have been since around 2001....
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    At the joint meeting of the AHPA & ABF plus...

    At the joint meeting of the AHPA & ABF plus inspectors Jeff pettis was supposed to give a presentation on CCD. The groups only meet once a year and all know months in advance about the meeting. The...
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    http://www.greenrightnow.com/2008/06/23germany-and...

    http://www.greenrightnow.com/2008/06/23germany-and-france
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    Jim, I am on the front lines. Trying to keep...

    Jim,
    I am on the front lines. Trying to keep losses down and figure out what is going on with our bees. Our researchers have came up with nothing so far.

    Everything they suggest we have looked...
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    Aspera, I come from a long line of farmers. I...

    Aspera,
    I come from a long line of farmers. I worked on my families farms during the summers and only recently dropped farming off my tax form.

    I too was shocked. I spoke today with a large area...
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    Interesting topic. Each day the case against the...

    Interesting topic. Each day the case against the neonicotinoids gets stronger. BucKbee makes excellent points.

    In the future I predict those beekeepers which side with Bayer will be the minority....
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    On page 323 of the April 2007 article on the...

    On page 323 of the April 2007 article on the "Weslaco Bee Lab" in the American Bee journal you can read about the Tucson Bee Lab research fron the 70's and the recent experiments of Dr. Pamela...
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    The California package producers are not going to...

    The California package producers are not going to run out of packages as long as the number of hives are in California for the almonds. When they run short they simply buy bulk bees from beeks. they...
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    I have been working on the CCD thing since the...

    I have been working on the CCD thing since the start. Mostly in the beekeepers yards with problems. I have formed some opinions based on what I have seen. Also from the results are changes have made....
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    Everyone has an opinion on CCD. Many beekeepers...

    Everyone has an opinion on CCD. Many beekeepers are seeing CCD but not sure what they are seeing. CCD changes as far as what you are seeing depending on time of year and location.

    Those which...
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    Around the bee farm bobcats are simply to hard to...

    Around the bee farm bobcats are simply to hard to get in and out of. Beeks which use bobcats all the time can work as smooth as the swinger operator. The bobcat might be a bit faster than the swinger...
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    Finished feeding all hives today. With the mud I...

    Finished feeding all hives today. With the mud I had to quit each day around noon since I started when the temperature was in the 20's and quit when the temps rose above freezing. Best Missouri bees...
  18. "do I really need pollen patties for this spring"...

    "do I really need pollen patties for this spring"

    In my area in certain years stored pollen is a problem. I pull 4-5 frames (maybe a whole deep) of pollen to unclog the brood nest going into...
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    At one time he had over fifty thousand for sale....

    At one time he had over fifty thousand for sale. I was with Horace when he decided to retire as we had talked about the pros and cons. Mostly I think he decided on his own and maybe wanted to get my...
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    My guess is if he is up to those numbers he did...

    My guess is if he is up to those numbers he did so to give Lamar H. a job (married to his daughter ) or to bring back some of his hispanic emplyees enable to find jobs after he closed. he is better...
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    Florida pollinator, When Horace gave me his...

    Florida pollinator,
    When Horace gave me his swarm catching boxes (which I had admired and thought I would duplicate back home) he said he was retiring for sure. I reminded Horace we both retired in...
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    Keith, Thanks for the post. Lets be civil and...

    Keith,
    Thanks for the post. Lets be civil and work through a complicated situation which in your opinion will never happen. And your reason for believing such is? Convince me and I will help you...
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    Thanks to Panhandle for his post. I could not...

    Thanks to Panhandle for his post. I could not have explained better myself and when posted by other than myself helps me not seem the bad guy. Ignoring the issue will not make it go away. Be an...
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    Harry & keith, Lash out at the informed...

    Harry & keith,
    Lash out at the informed beekeeper! I am sure there are a few informed beekeepers on beesource which understand the points I made.

    What discussion points have you two box handlers...
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    Logger, "other than the very real question of...

    Logger,
    "other than the very real question of WILL Mexican or Canadian hives be allowed into California for almond pollination"

    You will always have the beekeepers like K.J. with their heads...
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