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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    Yes Ian studies have shown that those hive chemicals provide no gain in colony growth. In fact studies have shown that excessive use of these chemicals can kill bees. Maybe those chemicals should be...
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    You nailed it Ian. The tree huggers aren't stopping with the neonics ban. When time will prove that the losses are still happening they will move on to the next chemical.
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    Spoken from a true non farmer.
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    When will people get that into their heads?
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    If they are banning neonics, why is 15% optimistic?
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    Now that those pesticides have been banned, what will the tree huggers blame their bee losses on next?
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    http://live.ezezine.com/ezine/archives/1636/1636-2014.11.26.20.59.archive.html
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    Re: Ontario restricts use of neonicotinoids

    Well the good news is that there will be no more bees dying in ontario with the neonics being phased out. Or not.
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    Re: application

    What kind of money are you wanting to work for?
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Well on the upside Ben, you shouldn't have a tax problem for a while.
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Ben, I think that you should still work at the family business on some level. Even if its only a few hours a month. It would be good for everybody.
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    You can do sixty but I think you should have 100.
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    Organic honey? I say go for it. I think you should start with 100 hives.
  14. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Entrance reducer.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    Jim I am quite familiar with the "roundup" label as I buy several totes of it every year. My point is that the label can be quite broad. We have all these beeks jumping up and down about "off label"...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    So does this mean that your friend is spraying "off label"? A lot of beekeepers seam to be down on someone who sprays "off label".
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    On second thought that's the only news I have heard all day.
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    That's the best news I have heard all day.
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    With all due respect, if you don't know that roundup does kill grasses then you haven't sprayed much roundup.
    The reason why it wouldn't kill the grass in your area would be directly related to...
  20. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Great post JSL. It applies to so many things in life also.
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    "Multi generational farms which succeed usually are the ones which adopt new ideas "

    I would say that they succeed by not pissing away money faster than it is coming in. Debt is the farm and ranch...
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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    I don't know that ranchers are using roundup to kill weeds on their grasslands.
  23. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Yes Mark. Altruism. I like that one. Just remember, what goes around,comes around.
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    I can think of a couple other reasons to run bees.
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    Re: Bees and Vineyards

    Hey Vance, why aren't the usual suspects jumping up an down about the grape growers poisoning Mother Earth and killing every bee in the area?
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