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    I have Giant Mushroons....

    I have Giant Mushroons.
    http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/4872/dsc03986dx5.jpg
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    I have been reading about drouht times or cycles...

    I have been reading about drouht times or cycles in Europe, and probably El Niño, La Niña and "la madre que los parió" has been sending his "farts" to Europe before America was discovered....
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    Have you flowers with enough nectar sources...

    Have you flowers with enough nectar sources around your hive? Perhaps your queen stop laying bacause it is living a drought.
    How long has been your hive queenless? Perhaps the drone layers are...
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    The masculine and femenine are so confusing that...

    The masculine and femenine are so confusing that in Spain, finally, are allowed getting married man/man, woman/woman, and Viva la Pepa!
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    Not in Spain, but in Mexico they are receiving a...

    Not in Spain, but in Mexico they are receiving a bath of English words.

    If you say "lunche" in Spain we can imagine a speedboat (lancha), and lancha is a Malasyan word, and its meaning is rapid,...
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    <Also there is honey or something like it -- sticky, shiny, sweetish, but dirty -- on the entry board.
    ¿? Can be propolis?
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    The English Buda is to the Spanish viuda like the...

    The English Buda is to the Spanish viuda like the Spanish Mambrú to the English Marlborough.
    Where have we the ears? smile.gif

    (In Spain Marlborough is remembered in popular culture in a...
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    There is a chapter written by Alley titled...

    There is a chapter written by Alley titled "Feeding nuclei; Why they sometimes swarm out".
    He says that "Nucleus colonies in hives must be fed as often as once each week, unless forage is abundant,...
  9. Uf! Russia is different!

    Uf! Russia is different!
  10. http://www.honeybeeworld.com/misc/sadandbad.htm ...

    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/misc/sadandbad.htm

    This article can help you. It is about "bad" and "sad" bees. It is really good.
  11. The Mystery Of The Disappearing Bees. Nobody...

    The Mystery Of The Disappearing Bees.

    Nobody knows the cause. It is generalized along Europe, and USA, and Australia, and...etc.
    Bad pollen, pesticides, Nosema, a new nosema called Nosema...
  12. --if the residue persists that long in pollen, it...

    --if the residue persists that long in pollen, it would persist for much longer periods of time in the field, too.--
    Of course. And really this matter has been a headache for Frenchs beekeepers....
  13. When did you treat the varroa? If the problem...

    When did you treat the varroa?
    If the problem is not pesticide, but stress, "Treat varroa, Feed, Requeen".
    By the way, almond pollen is considered bad because low protein levels. But I suppouse...
  14. <There are some brood problems
    Usually when bee population decline the brood has problems, similar to chilled brood.
    It seems pesticides problems:
    1.-Strongest colonies decline faster.
    2.-It is...
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    I have not fogged, I have not fogger, but I have...

    I have not fogged, I have not fogger, but I have treated with oil and thymol and I have noticed your observation, an explotion of bees working any days from the treatment.
    Curious.

    [ August 07,...
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    "Watermelon war", is so uncredible as the...

    "Watermelon war", is so uncredible as the "Jenkins ear war"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_Jenkins_Ear
  17. Thread: War!

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    >Should I worry about this and do something? ...

    >Should I worry about this and do something?

    Yes, please. Next time repeat the video and take closer images because I can´t see a single wasp.
    Thanks again.
    ...
  18. The study posted by Coyote is interesting....

    The study posted by Coyote is interesting. "Darker colored, warmer flowers", so, darker colored, more visited by the bees.
    Similar premise is applied by Nature in the North Pole "darker colored,...
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    http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc077477...

    http://img155.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc077477qn.jpg
    I use the water bottles of 5 litres, that is 7 kgr. of honey. 40 €.
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    How old is that queen? How many bees has that...

    How old is that queen? How many bees has that hive? Large bee population is so important as a good young queen.
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    By the way...
    http://img384.imageshack.us/img384/7983/dsc07859xb9.jpg
    When my bees are happy, I am happy too. They enjoy the natural cork as I enjoy the beach....
  22. Como borro yo esto que me ha salido...

    Como borro yo esto que me ha salido triplicado!!!!!!!

    [ August 04, 2006, 05:54 PM: Message edited by: merops_apiaster ]
  23. I have a pair of carafes together. One black, the...

    I have a pair of carafes together. One black, the other white. I can´t see any preference.
    http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/7746/dsc07771kf8.jpg...
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    There are too much business with China. Last year...

    There are too much business with China. Last year they can´t sell honey to Europe, today they can sell pure "honey of chloramphnecol".
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    Just for a change, try olive virgin oil and honey...

    Just for a change, try olive virgin oil and honey instead of peanut butter and pollen.
    It is a classic breakfast from the Imperial Rome times.
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