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    Subjective and Relative

    Very true Keith. I like Dee, was asked by her to come down there to work, she is bright, her husband and her made some very fine progress in regards to small cell and she seems commited to what she...
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    Joe Nature

    Yes...sir i do understand. Actions ellicit actions, but genetics limit those actions, environment outside of the beekeepers actions influence those honeybee actions. Dee has her way of keeping...
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    For bees in flight (general ideas)

    and bouncing (rather than sting cling as upon the veil screen) a small bottle of sugar syrup mix, on the light side with the sugar, stops flying bees almost on the spot. They revert to grooming and...
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    Yeah that is not good...lemme think a min Joe

    At least with festooned bees you can just drop them off in a makeup starter. I don't know how you are using your starters, but you might be able to spray them with a light sugar water mix, use a...
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    Hi Jeffery

    I think you will find many instances of some degree of breeding having been done south of here. The Peace Corp went into the major area of the tropical bee in Afric, but there was emphisis upon...
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    Yvw Jpk

    If you think i might know something don't be afraid to ask or think i am crazy when i answer. There are a host of great books on the subject, i am big on Steve Taber's book, he was such a great...
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    Great advice from Joe C

    and JPK, i have to agree 100% on the experience i had with NWC. It is very very limited experience, but the couple i had allowed me to do things no other bees would dare to. My Oliverez Italians...
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    Who does what right?

    I am not big on moral crusades, though i suppose my adamant propositions regarding A. m. sc. is on the verge of that.

    Actually, the mites, just as the problems with AFB etc always pin the larger...
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    That is sure history Joe

    What happened in the 20th Century though was the advent of commerical beekeeping via the use of larger and larger trucks. That set about what is the modern history of beekeeping in the U.S. ...
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    I do understand

    I do understand the concept of nice, peaceful colonies and smaller beekeeping. I hope you all get that. So if you think i am against small beekeeping, that is not true at all. I do not like...
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    As Years Role by

    Migratory beekeeping and bottom lines are part of large operations. I worked for JZ's--BZ's and Mr. Jim Payson had a manner of nuc making that involved rolling singles into a building under a red...
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    Up in the Mountian Desert

    I was always going to get around to harvesting the rainwater off the steel roofs and send it into a pond with a heavy pond liner from an outfit in Oregon. I had snow, nearly four feet one winter,...
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    Finding what works

    The huge yards, loaded with full colonies, weather bad, bees all home and bouncing off everything that moves...those type yards were around long before the tropical bee arrived and yes there were...
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    Selection criteria

    Hi Joe and JPK,

    What counts as things to select against really is up to the breeder's criteria. When i first was around people with over fifty colonies in the 60s, bees of the nature shown in...
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    Deffensive bees and genetics

    Actually it is genetic selection of A. m. sc., genetics are not a hard wire situation, but rather a number of genes that produce defensive behaviour. If you go look at Dee Lusby's video on Google...
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    Is that the horse in Pharump NV?

    Some horses were taken out by the tropical hybrid there a few years back. There have been reports from South America and Central America, that the initial swarms from these tropical lines are more...
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    Thank you Jeffery

    It really is good to be back.

    Chrissy
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    Japanese Bamboo/Knotweed/Etc...

    It is probably the same plant just called "bamboo". True bamboo is a grass family plant, while i believe knotweed is really a member of the same family as is buckwheat, to be sure you can reference...
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    Ya know, i once had me a house that 4000 gallons...

    Ya know, i once had me a house that 4000 gallons fell on sure enough, and not one drop went down the drain too. It went in the bedroom, the living room, the dining room--amazing how much water a...
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    Money as rule?

    There is a Lakota idea, seven generations, which other nations share, the idea that what is best to do is done for seven generations ahead. I guess, by nature i think this way. I ask, what will be...
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    Thanks

    Well Angi, i thank you and sure do wish you best with your TMJ. Mine was shingles and just bad gums all along.

    I don't think my partner Lisa would want me having you along though. Sorry! I...
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    I hear on Coast-to-Coast AM

    I was listening to Linda M. Howe on C2C last night (C2C is not an authoritative voice) somethin along the lines that the Almond growers had lobbied to get bees from Argentina brought in in coming...
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    Red Cedar, Brew's Mill and old days beekeeping

    The two major advantages to having the cedar equipment was weight and bottom boards lasting far longer. In the town i grew up in a company named Brew's Mill made red cedar equipment for Sears and...
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    I got real sick...sold what i had and they did fine

    I am trying to get better and looking towards Hawaii at present. This west side is a tough deal for reliable honey. We used to do real well one in ten years, have to near feed through the year one...
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    Howdy Chef

    How is the beekeeping going over here between raindrops?

    Chrissy
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