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    Journalist seeks beeks with ink

    Got this request, seems legit, promises to say nice things about urban beekeeping. Swapped some email before sharing this.

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    hello

    my name is lori rotenberk and...
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    Sticky: Re: State by State Bee Laws

    Washington, DC (signed January 2013)

    http://dcclims1.dccouncil.us/images/00001/20130124112432.pdf
  3. Move Or Lose Illegally Parked Hives in DC

    MOVE OR LOSE THESE HIVES.

    Someone parked two hives on contaminated government-owned ground, seriously jeopardizing a legitimate beekeeping project with the same agency. These hives WILL BE REMOVED...
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    Heifer International Beekeepers?

    Hi all --

    I am interested in learning a bunch of things about how Heifer International incorporates beekeeping into its development activities, and also the history of how that came to be(e), but...
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    A Visit With the First Bees

    Hi all --

    Today I got to inspect the First Hive, an incredible honor and a fun adventure. While it is fun to just brag about it here, there are close up pictures of the funky hive stand, the...
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    White House Swarms

    OK, it is true that there have been swarms on the White House grounds before, in fact Stanley Nesheim, who passed a couple of years ago, told me he used to get the calls for swarms at the White House...
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    Bees and Politics

    Biologists seem to think that honeybees got their social structure together over 20 million years ago, so our political issues must seem, at best, like passing storms.

    I do prefer to discuss their...
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    Bees Passed Inspection, too

    Forgot to mention, one of Maryland's official apiary inspectors, Greg Gochnour, inspected the White House hive this week and pronounced the bees to be in great health and building up well. Our one...
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    More White House Bee Goings-On

    Hi all --

    Please let me know if this stuff is getting old!

    Several bee-oriented things happened at the White House today.

    First, the Victory Garden planting was completed, with the First...
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    Higher Resolution photo posted

    Hi all --

    I took a somewhat better photo of the White House hive for you to use if you wish (though I would love a mention my blog at http://citybees.blogspot.com, and wouldn't mind receiving a...
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    Oh and by the way

    We had a house guest this week who said the hive is clearly visible from the top of the Washington Monument. Oh I just love this city!
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    White House Bee Questions

    Most people have asked why the bees are on a stand: I have to tell you, I get the feeling that I am not supposed to ask. You realize that this place has to be about the most secure location in the...
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    The Bees are Alright

    The bees were installed about a week ago, and are building up just fine. Today, around the rain, they were flying. Just a detail: they are within easy flying range of the Cherry Blossoms. Some of...
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    Reality Show seeks Beekeeper Family

    The following came in my mailbox today. Few words can express the low esteem in which I hold the concept, but far be it from me to deny some beekeeping family their 15 minutes of embarr...I mean...
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    City Bees are Still Flying

    Hey Dennis --

    Sorry about the long timeout. It's very heartening to know that the effort was missed. This year I have been trying very hard to be a more methodical, less whifty beekeeper, but if...
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    Thanks for DE and sunshine tips

    Thank you all for the tips, especially about using diatomaceous earth instead of oil in my new West traps. I wil have to think hard about how to move the hives into the sun.

    I just found shb for...
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    Oops...you know, when I was taking those great...

    Oops...you know, when I was taking those great big honking signs down it occurred to me that they must have cost a great deal.

    But you know, I think one candidate said he is leaving politics....
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    I agree with George on the need for hierarchy. To...

    I agree with George on the need for hierarchy. To be moderated is like being edited, as well: the meaning and the goal of communicating is clearer and more easily attained. It's a privilege to...
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    Hi all -- Hope this is not too late for all of...

    Hi all --

    Hope this is not too late for all of you, but with the election over, there's an opportunity for beekeepers.

    Some election signs are made out of the same corrugated plastic material...
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    Hi all -- This post is written 4 months after...

    Hi all --

    This post is written 4 months after the discovery of a raging varroa infestation in my two hives. At the same time, two other local beekeepers with about 10 hives between them...
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    Hi all -- Got an acquaintance who really wants...

    Hi all --

    Got an acquaintance who really wants to find some local(ish) pollen for his suffering significant other. Anyone know anybody who might be trapping pollen in Maryland, West Virginia, or...
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    Hi all -- At a recent Maryland State...

    Hi all --

    At a recent Maryland State Beekeepers Association meeting, a scientist from MAAREC gave a talk that seemed to say that hives (like mine) which have survived a major varroa infestation...
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    There are many here who are more experienced than...

    There are many here who are more experienced than I am, but some beekeepers in this area make frames of fondant and place them above the cluster. The bees move into these stores much as they would...
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    Actually, from my experience lawyers and...

    Actually, from my experience lawyers and politicians aren't terribly fond of each other, either!

    And squeak, I'm going underground by claiming to be in the river: those lawyers might not like my...
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    Hey there squeak -- You could say I am right...

    Hey there squeak --

    You could say I am right between MD and VA, and they are flying like champs! Today we may reach 85 F if you can believe that. We've got lots of tree pollen, and some fruit...
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