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  1. Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    Hi everyone. Cross-posting here as well as the equipment forum for more traffic. Mods if you don't like the double post, please delete the appropriate one.

    I would like to get my 5-year old son a...
  2. Kids bee suit recommendation needed please

    Hi everyone.

    I would like to get my 5-year old son a bee suit, or at the very least, a good jacket. Can anyone provide a recommendation for one that you may have purchased for your child that...
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    The coolest thing about bees.....

    A while back there was a thread about "your coolest thing" (or something to that effect) about keeping bees. The thing that I find extremely fascinating with bees is that they are extremely...
  4. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    was that beth?
  5. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    update: checked all 9 hives yesterday, and things look to be improving in most of them. had to add supers for 2 hives, and new wax is being drawn/filled in others. rabbitbrush has opened up in the...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    sorry. you lost me at "typos." you're grasping now....i'm out. you win. you are the all knowing chem and water quality god. have fun.
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    18+ years in the water and wastewater industry, numerous WTP and WWTP designs as well as countless water and wastewater main designs, working with our water qual lab and distribution system managers...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    the ND part means that they detected it at the lowest level of the MCL. go read the one for last year, and it's labeled the same. still if you think there's safety in herbicides in your drinking...
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    Re: Pollen Frames??

    i had 2 removals abscond this year, not completely abscond since bees covering the removed brood stayed behind, but the queen and everyone else left. really irritating since i take the value of the...
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    Re: Pollen Frames??

    ha i had a guy call me a couple of days ago with a removal. he flat out said he had sprayed it before calling me, so i told him that he did no good by spraying them and to call someone else. i did...
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    Re: new place to get stung

    i do feel your pain. i stepped on one on the garage floor a couple of months ago, and it hurt like the devil and stayed sore for a day or so. i also managed to get one between the bottom of a toe...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    that's why we have this wonderful thing called personal choice. i can choose what i feed myself and family, how i grow my veggies and fruit for them, and how i take care of our place. you can do...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    look at the water quality report you just linked. go to page 3 that's titled "what's in your water?" about halfway down is a detection for atrazine. even thought it's below their MCL and not at a...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    The point is that, at one time, asbestos was thought to be very safe. Now you know that it's not and is a known carcinogen that requires very special care when handling/removing from buildings. DDT...
  15. Re: Denver area beeks - how does your honey production look for 2014?

    i'm not denver but am an hour north of denver. i have struggled with queen issues in a few hives this year. with the late snows in spring and excess rain this summer, i expected a massive honey...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    and you obviously have no bias in your line of thinking either, right?
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    the same can also very easily be said by the source of the information as to the safety of roundup, i.e. the manufacturer, or any other pesticide (herbicide or insectide). it depends on which camp,...
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    Effectiveness of Vita EFB Test Kit?

    Howdy folks.

    I suspect that 2 of my hives have EFB, and I'm looking at a test kit made by Vita to diagnose these colonies. Has anyone used this particular kit, and can you vouch for its...
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    Re: Lesson learned....nuc robbed out

    Here, here. I did it too a couple of weeks ago and won't make that mistake again.
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    Laying worker advice needed please

    Howdy folks.

    I have a colony that has had laying worker(s) problems for a bit now. Two weeks ago, I started the frame of brood for three weeks routine in an attempt to salvage the colony before I...
  21. Re: Laying worker hive - combine with queen-right hive?

    not to threadjack, but i am also dealing with a LW at the moment. i started the frame of brood for 3 week routine a week ago, adding the 2nd frame last night. will the added brood and hopefully...
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    Re: Strange Loss Discovered

    i have no answers for you, but i did have an almost exactly the same scenario happen to me last month. i dropped 2 hives at a friend's house. one was an overwintered colony from a late swarm that i...
  23. How regularly do queens stop laying when nectar stops coming back to the hive?

    I ask the question in the title because one of my hives was almost w/o eggs on Saturday when about 2 weeks previous there was all sorts of fresh brood in there. I didn't do an exhausting search to...
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    Re: colonies absconding from nucs

    is there any "critical mass" you've noticed to be the trigger point, i.e. 3 or 4 full frames and they're gone? i had that happen to two colonies earlier this season, both from removals and both...
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    Color of brood cappings

    Hi everyone.

    Do you look for a certain color on brood cappings to alert you to possible brood disease? I have a couple of hives that aren't doing as well as I'd like, and it just so happens that...
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