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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    the fungus that works on queens came from our environment, where it lives right now. you'd have to convince bees to take it home with them. it evolved with ants, who don't seem to be going extinct.
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    Re: How Mushrooms can Save the World (Bees)

    i took one of his cultivating mushroom siminars a few years ago. he works hard and is open to ideas, which keeps him at the forefront. i'm seeing and hearing a little more about bioremediation w/...
  3. Thread: Spider ID?

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    Re: Spider ID?

    our story was something like... if you show them your teeth, and then in the web they write your name, you die!!!! so we'd keep our mouths closed while we looked at or fed them. it was east tennessee...
  4. Re: Any woodburning barrel stove users out there?

    i would say the larger would be better. cutting firewood goes quicker when you don't have to worry about measuring, you may find yourself grabbing the fir stickers from the lumber yard and throwing...
  5. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    a person is responsible for the advise they take, especially from the internet. it's easy to find information and advise that confirms what we want to believe, but that is not usually the right...
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    Re: can robbing be genetic?

    thanks for the info. it is probably a symptom rather than the big problem. neglect.
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    can robbing be genetic?

    are some bees more likely to start robbing than others? i have seen more this year than in the past, and when i wouldn't have expected it (during good flows). i have the feeling that if i leave them...
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    Re: Removing a baby skunk

    don't you own a dog? once you teach it not to kill the chickens it works pretty well. just don't have a pet door so you can decide when it gets to come back in the house.
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    we've had some luck selling to local CSA's who put it in their summer/fall deliveries, or offer it as an option to their members. most stores here carry several peoples honey, and there are three...
  10. Thread: Idaho

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    Re: Idaho

    i have a friend who keeps hives at a few locations in kooskia and stites. he does alright, but its a tight valley. if there was an economy everyone from here would move there in a heartbeat.
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    Re: can anyone identify this plant?

    i was leaning toward dogwood.
  12. Re: these are parked outside my house right now...(derailment)

    http://missoulian.com/crews-dismantling-boeing-fuselages-pulled-from-clark-fork/article_d99e81e0-1386-11e4-93eb-0019bb2963f4.html
    i really hate to see my name in the paper, and the last part quoted...
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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    the exact problem they think they are solving is.....they think people who sell at farmers markets don't report income and thus don't pay their share of taxes. Unless it's honey packers writing the...
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    Re: montana beekeepers (legislation)

    they called me last week and said " you are out of compliance for honey" i have a food license for other things, "we are going to come to the saturday farmers market and shut you down." i spent 6.5...
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    montana beekeepers (legislation)

    i'm copying this from a local beeclubs website. they really seem to be flexing their muscles lately.
    "Just a reminder that DPHHS has scheduled a Public Hearing in Helena on July 21 at 10:00
    to hear...
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    Re: Online beekeeping courses?

    i have a hands on beginner course i'm offering this summer. it's really affordable. includes lodging, and you can read all my beekeeping books while you are here. but you'll have to put up with my...
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    Re: Please Help Me with Yellow Jackets.

    search yj traps and yellow jackets in these archives. there are lots of ideas there. i use the yellow plastic pheremone traps, and bait them every few days with the oldest meat from my freezer. they...
  18. these are parked outside my house right now...(derailment)

    http://missoulian.com/news/local/work-begins-to-remove-boeing-fuselages-from-the-clark-fork/article_6bc53568-056e-11e4-a2eb-0019bb2963f4.html
    the derailment happened about 3 miles away, but we are...
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    Re: Weird thing happened...

    i got off the interstate close to home once and stopped at the stop sign at the bottom of the ramp. no cars were coming but right in the middle of the road in front of me was a decent size trout. i...
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    Re: Montana beekeepers , questions

    it is a shorter season and some of the stuff you hear others doing doesn't work well here. if your hives are a certain size by a certain time they will do great,(big hives during these first hot days...
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    Re: Vinyard a good place to put hives or not?

    if it's the ten spoons winery, a missoula guy does have a hive or two there. its not me.
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    Re: Bee removal ideas

    you know how many trips are involved in mudding, taping, texturing, priming, painting, replacing some trim that needs to match the bedroom set. is that texture the same? whats that on the carpet? i...
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    Re: Why are people moving away from SBB

    i don't think they are good in cold climates. i don't think gravity prevents varroa from returning to the broodnest. i think a sbb (double screen) is good for putting a small single over a strong...
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    Re: Almonds 2014....Losses???

    the commercial people all went out of business. lost everything in almonds. my hives (80) got sprayed but came out of it all right. a few people had big losses, most people seemed to do fine.
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    Re: Hobby means 1 or 2 hives....

    it sounds like you need to find the balance between really strong and swarming strong. thats a lot of work to be at one hive. not that i do better.
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