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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    I am curious about this notion that one should relocate their hives to protect them from chemical exposure. I have four locations I could rotate my hives, all chemical free if you ignore the fact...
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    Re: Corn free fondant recipe?

    Thanks, very good instructions. I guess I can try both to compare. I like the idea of the sugar being dissolved in fondant but the blocks seem quicker.
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    Re: Corn free fondant recipe?

    Thanks, it is an icing recipe, just thought sugar is sugar and it seemed so simple. Glad I asked first. I did not know that about the oil as I had seen it used in other recipes, probably pollen...
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    Corn free fondant recipe?

    I was looking for a corn free recipe for fondant. I found a recipe for cake fondant with 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp water and 1 Tbsp shortening. I would like to substitute coconut oil for the...
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    Re: Fermentation odor from hive

    I am new so I wouldn't want to give advice except to suggest you use the advanced search. Click on advanced search in top right below search box. Then click on posts and in key words try mold in...
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    Re: Single Frame Bee Funnels

    Those cones used on dogs after surgery? I saw some large funnels at a brew supply store.
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    Re: Goldenrod Pics

    Very nice!
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    Thanks for the encouragement. I have hives in two different locations, possibly share a DCA. Next year I wil have two more. Only planning to have 2-3 hives at each.
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    In my soil? Easy, never. Been doing it long enough to know some tricks of the trade. I wouldn't and don't even use organic pesticides etc. as they also kill many beneficials.

    My tolerance for...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I am new, but yes I am comfortable with a chemical free approach.
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I grow organically, because it is what I know and see no reason to do otherwise. I respect those who make a living farming, but as a consumer and citizen of this planet I assumed that someone who...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    I seei just the opposite. Outside stresses and pressures are a major contributor to how honey bees handle disease.

    You have never considered or looked into the persistence of neonics in the...
  13. Re: Pollen Supplement Dried Poweder Eggs Versus Raw Egg

    I am going to try this next spring as I have chickens. Sounds more wholesome than soy.
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    Re: Please Stop...

    Honestly, I think we all bring enough life experience to be entitled to an opinion.
    If you don't like a question, move on. I like the answers given by newer beekeepers because they tend to be on...
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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    I set traps with various baits. 1 cup sugar syrup, 1 cup apple cider vinegar and a banana peel has worked best. When I had no banana I used watermelon. I have also added a bit of turkey suspended...
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    Re: Resource Recommendations

    Don't be afraid to get just the basics to start. There is a certain minimum you need for sure, but trying to get it all in one order to save shipping will likely not pay off as you will want/need...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets

    They will not go away. I am, like Suzyq, using several homemade traps with different bait and changing when they get crowded. The yj presence around the bees is greatly reduced. I tried to live...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    I've been feeding my hens organically for 15 years. Of course they eat it Mine is barley corn and other grain, minerals.
  19. Re: In The News This a.m. Elton Manitoba Bee Poisoning

    http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/2014/09/19/rcmp-investigating-after-bees-poisoned/

    I think this covers it in more detail if it is the same story.
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    Re: Queen cups?

    Unfortunately, since I did not see eggs (which I have not yet accomplished), I will have to go in there again. I don't actually own a bee jacket, just a veil and a white chef jacket w/o an elastic...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    I wonder if there is just better dumpster diving in the city.
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    Re: Queen cups?

    Ok, so they are loaded with honey and the capped brood 3-4 frames is a really nice pattern. Two frames are covered corner to corner on both sides.
    I started feeding in mid August to encourage comb...
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    Queen cups?

    I have a hive, started from a package this spring that has been doing really well. Ten days ago I inspected looking at stores and confirming larvae. All seemed well but they were runny and up in...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    http://www.beemaid.com/pasteurization-of-honey
    Sweet Fact 5

    How is honey pasteurized?

    We pasteurize our honey by a “flash heating” method, to minimize the amount of time that the honey is...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    At a minimum isn't there a huge difference between heating honey fro 60 to 80 degrees and pasteurization? I believe in milk is pasteurized at 140 to 160 degrees F. In the heat of summer I would...
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