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    Can you tell me about "companion plants" for mite...

    Can you tell me about "companion plants" for mite control - or point me to a website. That sounds interesting.
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    Hard to tell where the bee ends and the flower...

    Hard to tell where the bee ends and the flower begins. :)
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    Wow, lots of great suggestions - I looked at them...

    Wow, lots of great suggestions - I looked at them all. I found the product I'm going to order by doing the suggested search for "bellows duster" on Google - Images. I found what I thougt it should...
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    Local Tractor Supply did not have 8#. They had...

    Local Tractor Supply did not have 8#. They had everything else but that.
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    Anyone using a custom designed hive?

    If so - why the new design - what problem did your changes solve?

    Also, what does your design look like?
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    Where do you get 8# hardware cloth?

    Anyone?
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    Illegal powdered sugar device?

    25 years ago, when I was young, I did smoke marijuana. I became familar with the device pictured below to blow pot smoke in great concentration. So now a reformed smoker, I'd like to get one of these...
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    Assuming nut-jobs like this are not easily...

    Assuming nut-jobs like this are not easily deterred by lawsuits - how about these options.

    I understand that with a range of 20 feet you'll have a hard time getting your hives far enough away. ...
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    Until I see proof about cell phones harming bees,...

    Until I see proof about cell phones harming bees, I'd chalk that up to myth.
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    She didn't have one last year - she just sends...

    She didn't have one last year - she just sends out hard copy samples.
  11. Is it possible to get bees without a queen?

    and order the queen separately? I like the queens at Purvis Brothers Apiaries, and I can even drive to their location to pick up the queens. I'm a new beekeeper, so I have no bees or queens. As...
  12. It would only make sense that chemicals would...

    It would only make sense that chemicals would impact drones and queens. If you contaminate the living environment of any living creature you're going to see some negative side effects. Now it is...
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    Remote wireless thermometer in hive?

    Any of you do this? If so, what equipment do you recommend? And what is the best place to place the termperature probe within the hive?
  14. Exploring Consciousness through the Study of Bees

    Scientific American Mind - January 14, 2009
    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=exploring-consciousness&print=true

    Exploring Consciousness through the Study of Bees

    Bees display a remarkable...
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    I saw where they are feeding them to elephants...

    I saw where they are feeding them to elephants too. Around here they are collecting them to turn into mulch and also to sink into lakes to form habitat for fish fry (babies).
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    I think it is good for all of us to concentrate...

    I think it is good for all of us to concentrate on things outside of ourselves. I've never been clinically depressed, so I can't relate - but I've heard it's devastating and not just something that...
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    Bee's on Cocaine - no joke!

    Honey Bees On Cocaine Dance More, Changing Ideas About The Insect Brain


    In a study that challenges current ideas about the insect brain, researchers have found that honey bees on cocaine tend...
  18. Saw a honey truck on the highway yesterday...

    I was driving north from Tampa on US 75. I noticed a mid-sized flatbed truck that had HONEY written on the mud-flaps. On the bed were 8 to 12 55G barrels, to the front was a mesh (see through) tarp...
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    So where is NCTX. Just wondering if I could grow...

    So where is NCTX. Just wondering if I could grow it year round in N. Georgia.
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    Cool - thanks for posting. That was WICKed!...

    Cool - thanks for posting. That was WICKed! :rolleyes:
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    Here's something I don't understand - the general...

    Here's something I don't understand - the general wisdom is that you have your hives in sun to part sun, facing south. But here are some contra-indictions to that general wisdom.

    1. How many of...
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    I haven't taken posession of the land yet so I'm...

    I haven't taken posession of the land yet so I'm not fully versed in the flora, but in general I've seen lot and lots of wild blackberries in N. Georgia - and there is poison ivy.
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    It's residential - I'm not sure about how...

    It's residential - I'm not sure about how everything looks up to 2 miles away, but my neighbors have 2 to 6 acres - all pretty much like mine. I'll check it out on google earth and look for some...
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    Yes, I'm in a rental now (close on house on 9-08)...

    Yes, I'm in a rental now (close on house on 9-08) and there is a HUGE Tulip Poplar tree on the property. Is Tulip Poplar honey tasty?
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    Wooded acreage - forage?

    I just bought a house on 3 heavily wooded acres just outside of Atlanta, GA. The trees are overwhelmingly hardwood, in fact I've only seen one pine tree.

    So what can I do to increase bee...
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