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  1. Re: A look at indigenous people beekeeping in New Zealand

    Not quite...Check out Honey Bee Hunters in Nepal 7697
    Honey hunters of the Rai people of Nepal scale cliffs each spring to gather the sweet substance from the hives of Apis laboriosa, the world's...
  2. Re: A look at indigenous people beekeeping in New Zealand

    Cool...also heck out http://photos.msn.com/slideshow/weather/honey-hunters/23x2dul0#1 - amazing slides of Nepal men harvesting wild honey. Honey hunters of the Rai people of Nepal scale cliffs each...
  3. Amazing Pix of Beeks in Rai, Nepal with giant Swarm

    http://photos.msn.com/slideshow/weather/honey-hunters/23x2dul0#5
    Apis laboriosa, the world's largest bee. Clinging to ladders of braided bamboo more than 250 feet above ground, Bees at work...
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    Re: September Split or Combine?

    Might want to put out some carpet tacking or put up an elec /barb fence if you plan on keeping your hives in the same place. @#*&& bears! My sympathies. I nail carpet tacking sticks to large pieces...
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    Re: Shook out hive to rid laying worker

    Pretty good, in a lot of cases. I've seen some expensive FexEx'd BeeWvrs balled to death. Read up on it it a bit: Mr. Bush has a lot of good info esp. on laying workers and the myths, etc. on his...
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    Re: Shook out hive to rid laying worker

    I agree with the newspaper method-it hasn't failed me yet.
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    Re: drone comb replaced honey

    OK: I can relate. Two weeks ago, one of my better hives (my 9-frame vs. 10 frame experiment) suddenly pumped out huge number of drones. Like yours, they had started drawing honey prior to this. It...
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    Re: Maybe scout bees?

    Trust your gut Tom. Gotta agree with Mr. Hogan. My first swarm was in August and started the same way, saw a couple of Honeybee scouts...then a few more, snooping. That year, I'd left an old, empty...
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    Re: Thoughts on a Fall Flow in the Northeast??

    In SW CT Plenty of Goldenrod-and plenty of competition for it here. Crazy amount of bumble bees, hornets/other vespids also ruffling thru the 'rod side by side with honeybees. Milk thistle, buddelia,...
  10. Re: Long Absent Bumblebee Returns to Seattle Area In Spite Of Increased Neonicotinoid

    Bumbles of many varieties seemed to have made a surprising comeback this spring on our orchard, including B. Impatiens. Found dozens of little nests in old birdhouses, under flowerpots, and small...
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