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  1. University of Minnesota Bee Discovery Center

    I have OK'd this with Barry before posting.

    For those who don't know about this a new bee center will open at the University of Minnesota. Harry Tashjian was my mother-in-laws godfather. His wife...
  2. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    Didn't DDT do that too :lookout:
  3. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    I would just throw it through a wood chipper like the tree guys use.
  4. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    They do label the organic they have both to give you the choice.
  5. Thread: No gmo?

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    Re: No gmo?

    Wouldn't agree with that Hilreal. There are veggies labeled "conventional" at Whole Foods Market and I doubt they are all GMO.
  6. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Jim

    Got your attention though. Ian is a good guy if you want to give your side don't use caps he will answer and politely he always does ... try it
  7. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Ian did you read the article BTW??? Going organic this spring for me :)
  8. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Jim

    If you want people to listen to what you have to offer caps lock calling them pro-poison isn't gonna get anyone to listen.
  9. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Your wrong again Jim there are those here who live by providing organic sustenance to their bees like my friend fatbeeman and as Ole SP would state that is treating.
  10. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    I am still learning beekeeping and kill bees all the time. Are newish keeps poison? Poison will kill that's not a good question and in Ian's defense although I don't always agree with him he's...
  11. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    Mark

    Anyone who believes so deeply in their country, their product and their people have my deepest regards. That's why I believe in American Made!
  12. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    That's my Sig Mark..I believe in everything my country offers me.
  13. Re: Are poisons, aka, insecticides, pesticides killing our bee population?

    The farmers here can tell you all about how these pesticides save them but this article goes to show what using them can do. Hope Ian reads this what will you do when the weeds win?
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    Re: Vote 'Best of 2013'

    Another vote for my favorite Beesource greeter
    Friendliest Member: Ray Marler
  15. Re: I need ideas on setting up a bee yard (pics would be great too!)

    I'm going out on a limb here but I think Lauri has elves that work for her
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    Re: Zombie Bees in Vermont

    I just saw one yesterday on my marigolds, one of my employees said it looked like a bee-fly. Interesting this post appears here today
  17. Re: Anyone know what orange fluorescent they're bringing in now? In northeast

    I echo Guyot asters are still around and my chrysanthemums are just popping now. The marigolds are still here and why would anyone use pesticide on a plant that thwarts pests?
  18. Re: Lady drops bottle of honey and wants me to replace it.

    Yeah Gene "suckers are born every minute" even in business. One thing to be able to prove your guy didn't get the stain out of the carpet the first time but who dropped the bottle of honey not the...
  19. Re: I thought it was too cold for hive beetles here

    Shb is common here in MA so not surprised they are in NH. They like pollen patties and it has been warm enough for the shb to still be around. I don't think feeding patties all year is a good idea...
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    Re: Workable mouse guard?

    Looks good I myself just bought some aluminum angle sold at the Big box stores and local hardware store, cut it to size, drill holes in it and works just like the stainless steel ones you see for...
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    Thanks Mike Palmer for the paint can idea

    Since I started beekeeping 4 years ago I have always had a major robbing problem in the fall and I use hive top feeders primarily. Before this fall I had read where Mike uses paint cans based on...
  22. Re: Which plants/trees give nectar latest into fall and how late in your areas

    Mums, they haven't popped here yet but the bees will be all over them. They are just budding now.
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    Re: What kind of flower is this?

    It's an aster. Mine are light purple and have more bumblebees than honeybees but the honeybees do work it
  24. Re: land owner wants me to place hives right under electric high tension wires

    Wow lots of misinformation in this thread that's for sure. I was disconnecting some old fire alarm pull boxes in a neighborhood recently where the large High Voltage lines run through. The wand I use...
  25. Re: 25,000 Bumble Bees Killed, Along with Honey Bees and Lady Bugs?

    Seriously Blue Diamond?????????? It's OK to kill 50,000 bees becuase there appears to quite a few more than what certain pollinator groups say there are...OK, OK what side are you on again ??? Are...
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