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  1. Thread: Poster Child

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    Correct, but it is incorrect to say that bees will not forage corn. If the variety is right and the weather right, they will go really hard at it even when plenty of excellent other floral sources...
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    It's way easier to just talk about them with reporters.
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    Ian, you take the cake, made with gmo corn flour, of always having the longest threads. Nice work.
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    You! You Hoser!
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    The only downside would be if a some drunken lumberjack Canuk wearing a touque with a pom-pom on top crashed into his mite free hives while ripping across the frozen landscape of Canada on his...
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    Can anyone confirm what that says about Paramount's bees? Is that true?
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    I was just about to write the same thing....no mites. Wow.
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    found it
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    thanks, right, but what minute in the video is that?
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    at what point in the video did he mention this high mite load? Can't find it
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    this is very encouraging.

    any summer loses that you didn't have 10 years ago?
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    it does not
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    I kind of get it, but not really.

    Dust doesn't seem to be as big of an issue with canola though. Likely due to seed shape. The insecticide is not adhering to the corn as well. I actually...
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    that's preposterous. live hives are worth WAY more than any payout.
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    huh? so we can't reduce dust even more because we are concerned farmers are going to have to change filters, and then they would curse, and cursing is bad, which means we have to live with dust...
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    amen! Communication and respect is key. Just because someone is not seeing issues doesn't mean that they're "denying" truth, as I have been accused of. And the inverse is also true.
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    So if the issue is dust...and I tip my hat to the improvements that have been made. And there have been great improvements, to both the lube and the planters. We have no seen the acute damage in...
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    Obviously no one is solving this debate on here, an as I stated before I don't even know where I stand.

    Fact: bees ARE exposed to neonics. There is no debating this.

    Fact: neonics are in...
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    Michael, I have tremendous respect for you... but please clarify. Are you suggesting that beeks move or stay in corn areas so that all of their bees can crash to collect gov' money? Meaning that...
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    I think the answer to this different in a lot of situations, esp in the USA than Canada. For instance, many of the people "effected" live in a corn area. What choice do they have? Most do not even...
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    This is the stuff I really find interesting. Anyone out there who is running a migratory operation but spending spring and fall in a corn /soy area?

    Even better, anyone pollinating low bush...
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    That's kinda irrelevant, since imidicloprid isn't approved as a seed treatment....in ON anyways.
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    sqkcrk: with regards to my comment on Randy. I wasn't using proneonic as a negative term. Just an observation. I have spoken with him at length. He has made many comments supporting the use the...
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    ditto!

    the sad part is that no one side has been well represented. Beeks are suing, bleeding hearts are crying in the papers, and pro neonic beeks are accusing questioning beeks of being poor...
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    This is one interesting thread for sure.

    I can truthfully say, I have never been more fickle about anything in my life as I am on this neonic issue. There are so many sides to this and so...
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