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    Re: Removing a baby skunk

    My neighbor baits a havahart trap. When the skunk goes in and gets trapped, he throws a large towel over the trap, then drops the trap in a garbage can filled with water.
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    Re: Bees per 1/2 cup

    Check out this video. They do both the rolled sugar method and the alcohol method. A master beekeeper actually counts them out:

    http://youtu.be/dU06KJTxHR8
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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    I was reading somewhere how there was a water issue and the beekeeper took a boardman feeder they never use, put one drop of bleach in, then filled it with water and inserted it into the front of the...
  4. Re: Bee foraging skills impaired by neonicotinoid pesticides

    You should really read the Word document, Oldtimer. They were given a single treatment and were observed for several weeks after. There were two replicate studies, not one study.

    And to be clear,...
  5. Re: Bee foraging skills impaired by neonicotinoid pesticides

    You should look at the abstract link. The methodology was quite well spelled out in the Word document under the Supporting Information tab:



    Using a 10PPB solution for the consumption group and...
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    Re: Russian Nucs

    Looks like these folks may have some for pickup in Des Moines, Iowa:

    http://www.russianbee.com/store/
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    Exactly the point I was making. :)

    Every stress on the colony adds up, and any pesticide, fungicide, or herbicide can add stress on the hive even in very small levels. When you combine those...
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    Re: Bee-pocolypse. Reality or Fiction?

    I think it's important to realize that there are multiple factors involved in the issues around colony collapse disorder and the loss of hives. The article is correct about Varroa mites as the chief...
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    Re: Honey is almost 22%

    :D

    The series he put out under the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education in the 90s is on Youtube.
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    Re: Honey is almost 22%

    You might want to try what this guy does in his video about 5:57 in:


    http://youtu.be/VePfPNsWkUg?list=PLmQnBa2m9wBTXFunMOhiZjgDpspdweGB 2
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    Re: Another new CCD "documentary"

    I watched it and agree, it's agenda driven. Though I have problems with using the neonics, CCD is far more complex than any single cause, IMO. I agree that Varroa is probably the biggest factor and...
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    Re: Flooding with drones

    What about inserting several frames of Drone Foundation into colonies with traits you want to saturate the area with drones that have traits you want?
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    I've never been stung in my life, so I may just...

    I've never been stung in my life, so I may just see if a doctor can test me for allergies.
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    As somebody who is only in the first stages of...

    As somebody who is only in the first stages of considering becoming a NewBee, this is great information to have. I've been reading and researching for about a year and hope to take theplunge in the...
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