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  1. Crude Protein Content of Pollen in the USA

    I have been wondering if the major beekeeping flora in the USA have been analysed for their crude protein content and published in book form.
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    Re: Overwintering Borage

    I have heard that borage plant flowers may be beneficial in the control of American Foul Brood.
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    Re: Opening the Sides of the Broodnest

    Bernhard, I particularly like this quote of yours " I sometimes suspect, that some of the manipulations that are teached against swarming actually weaken the hive so much, that they don't swarm. But...
  4. Re: How to handle Interstate Bee Truck Overturns

    I understand that the chemical in fire extinguishers asphyxiate and kill the honeybees, so unless there is a fire it should not be sprayed on the load.
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    Re: Christmas lights for hives?

    As 'crazy' is part of your name, why not put some small flashing red lights up and give it a try. Also you could build some little chimneys for each hive as well.
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    [QUOTE=Michael Palmer;1192342]Pour trapped pollen onto an empty brood comb and work it into the cells with your fingers. I use one side...the side facing the grafts. If I were feeding a colony, I...
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    Re: Blue Banded Bee

    They have recently returned to my garden after not seeing them during winter and spring. They love our salvia flowers and can be foraging very early in the morning and I have seen them doing it in...
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    Re: The last explanation for swarming?

    Eduardo, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed your threads. A lot of threads on this forum are published by new beekeepers and for the seasoned beekeeper they are a bit "ho-hum" if you have a...
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    Re: Insects feel pain?

    Eduardo, do you have a reference so we can look up the research article?
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    Video Movie- "More Than Honey"

    I am not sure if this video has been posted on the forum previously. I did a search but could not find that it had been posted.
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    Bacteria and Our Amazing Bees

    Another great discovery:-

    http://iphone.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141009-26155.html
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    Re: Bees seem runny but not aggressive?

    I too have a runny beehive. Start working them and they are all over the outside of their boxes; constantly on the move. Great honey producers and I know from having them under my house that they...
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    Re: Small hive beetle infested comb

    Hose them off. It is a good idea to put only a couple of frames back in a strong hive.
    Also beware that the slime is pretty evil stuff and the spores produced can give you a nasty lung infection.
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    Avocado Honey

    I have been searching to find out if the Avocado tree produces honey for the beekeeper. If so what is it like and how much per hive do they gather? Apparently, the pollen has a crude protein content...
  15. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    Nothing like a bit of BV in your blood to give you a lift. I seem to feel better after a few stings.
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    Re: To every thing there is a season

    .......AND that old gambler was right:-

    "You've got to know when to hold 'em
    Know when to fold 'em
    Know when to walk away
    And know when to run."

    Probably applies to beekeeping as well.
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    Re: You people are outa your minds!

    Be sure to join a beekeeping club and get some good books on the subject.

    Just like a pilot reads the sky and a sailor the sea, the beekeeper must learn to read his bee hives.

    Once you get a...
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    Re: OTS queens off old brood comb

    I did some OTS queen rearing the other day and used a razor sharp 1" chisel to do the notching. It cut through the old cells like a dream, much better than a hive tool.
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Acebird, I don't think it is that quick especially if you have been working in the brood area. The timelag for the bees to restore their microclimate back to normal can be considerable, if you study...
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    Re: being a nosey beekeeper

    Inspecting so often upsets their microclimate and it takes them ages to get it back to normal. Also you will be making your bees more vunerable to diseases.
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    Re: Mating flight timing

    I think you deserved that. I have a friend with 600 hives who will not sell bees to anyone unless they have made an effort to join a bee club or have read books so they have basic knowledge about...
  22. Re: Can i use half burned frames? - ( Photos Attached )

    Mate, the bees are more adaptable than we give them credit. They have lived in tree hollows for the last 5021 years so a bit of scorching will not affect them.
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    Smoke down between the frames not over the top of them. Honey flows can cut out at a certain time of the day and floral sources like citrus can make the bees cranky.
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    Re: Bee Veil Material

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    This is the yellow/golden mesh material to which I was referring.
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    Bee Veil Material

    I am about to make a couple of bee veils. Currently the top and bottom net material on my veils is tulle. I have noticed that Mann Lake makes a veil with a golden coloured net material. Googled...
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