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  1. pollen feed, substitutes and when to feed this to the girls

    +Ok, guys and gals..

    curiousity question on pollen patties-

    Do you make your own? If so, what's your receipe?

    If not, do you use a commercial pollen pattie? Which one and why?

    Also,...
  2. EPA gets it's orders from the staff of the...

    EPA gets it's orders from the staff of the President. And they have relaxed those regulations and allowed these pesticides thru, what is called, section 18a of the regulations. It 's an emergency...
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    John- If you want anadoctal evidence, I am...

    John-

    If you want anadoctal evidence, I am sure you will find much. But if you want documents that show that CCD is caused by pesticides, I suggest that you read a book-

    A Spring without Bees:...
  4. First off, we agree on a couple of things. Jobs...

    First off, we agree on a couple of things. Jobs going overseas don't need Tax credits. That's not a McCain proposed policy. It is Obamas.

    Bush gets the blame for the ecomony. But the reality is...
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    I suppose that you can call it a supper....but...

    I suppose that you can call it a supper....but most of my fellow peers call it super, as in "super-hero"...



    There are lots of different methods to beekeeping. Some will advocate the use of...
  6. Have you read the book " A Spring without Bees"...

    Have you read the book " A Spring without Bees" by Michael Schacker. It pretty much details how France beekeepers noted problems with specific pesticides that use "neonicotinoids". At subleathal...
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    Well, I had to look...I fed my 4 hives pollen...

    Well, I had to look...I fed my 4 hives pollen last time I was there, about a month ago. I used quite a bit of pollen spread out in front of the entrance off the hive. Well, the results were, they...
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    I too have been told that we beekeepers do not do...

    I too have been told that we beekeepers do not do enough nutrition during the fall to keep bee strength up...Why not feed pollen granules or powder at this time of year? Wouldn't that keep the...
  9. Thread: How many???

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    Since youall are asking questions of commercial...

    Since youall are asking questions of commercial beeks, I would like to ask a few questions...

    Did you all start from scratch, ie 2-3 hives and grow them or didja get so many [ie 50 or so] and went...
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    Where does one find a broker with a good...

    Where does one find a broker with a good reputation?

    Just curious....
  11. Um...forgive me for asking, but how do you...

    Um...forgive me for asking, but how do you determine that this hive, consisting of 2 deeps is "weak"?


    If there is little or no stores for winter, and you being in the San Franscico area, at this...
  12. Anyone from the Land of Oz, who does beekeeping...

    Anyone from the Land of Oz, who does beekeeping willing to allow an American to see a few beehives?

    I am currently near Sydney, Au. on holiday and want to see how those downunder do thier winter...
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    Here is the URL for this plastic hive- ...

    Here is the URL for this plastic hive-

    http://www.beesforeverplastics.com/

    So, whatchall think?

    Has anyone used the BeeMax hive and what do you think of it ?

    Are any of the BeeMax...
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    duplicate post. message deleted. [ June 01,...

    duplicate post. message deleted.

    [ June 01, 2006, 01:03 AM: Message edited by: admiral_d ]
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    And they said " Commrade, you must provide more...

    And they said " Commrade, you must provide more than this insipid sweet juice. Ve vant red blooded amerikan meat!"
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    I am wondering...If one uses charcole in the...

    I am wondering...If one uses charcole in the bottom of the smoker at the begining to keep the fire hot? And add your sticks and leaves [short burning fuel] and smoking materials to that...Would that...
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    Interesting subject...but you guys over simplify...

    Interesting subject...but you guys over simplify bee behavior for every situation...And I don't believe that the "smell of fear" is what causes bees to sting in every situtation....

    I had a...
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    "I do not recommend it to everybody, but I got...

    "I do not recommend it to everybody, but I got
    about 1,500 Permacomb in a trade. Didn't like the engineering, so I cut the comb section from the frame and installed in a standard wood frame.
    Works...
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    So, Is there commercial 4.9mm sized wax...

    So, Is there commercial 4.9mm sized wax available? Or do you have to make it yourself?

    [This message has been edited by admiral_d (edited August 01, 2002).]
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    Ok, this wannna bee beekeeper is also looking at...

    Ok, this wannna bee beekeeper is also looking at equipment, specifically hives....

    New product- polystyrene hive....The advertising hype says that you all [beekeepers] like them better...I suspect...
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    Dee- Is there anyone in Washington that might...

    Dee-

    Is there anyone in Washington that might be using the cell size that you recommmend?

    It seems to me, that with your information regarding cell size, and if Dr. Peter is correct, the mites...
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    I am looking into beekeeping for next year...I am...

    I am looking into beekeeping for next year...I am starting to aquire equipment slowly and am reading lots about bees and mites and honey and ...well, a lot of things...So, I have some questions and...
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    ok, I am a begining hobbist and I guess that...

    ok, I am a begining hobbist and I guess that makes me dangerous to bees in that I know a little about them, but I can make mistakes....

    What is the differing view points with wax vs plastic...
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