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  1. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    BlueDiamond,

    I don't think I understand your message, other than it is just a tiny bit of poison and it shouldn't kill them. -- Well, it is enough to kill the intended pests and I have seen my...
  2. Re: Petition: Direct the EPA to ban the use of Neonicotinoid pesticides

    I am really glad that borderbeeman is posting links and sincerely hope that he keeps doing so. I don't think he has profit in mind when it comes to bees, but is sounding warning bells that all is...
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    Re: Neonicotinoids The Four Dog Defense

    I found the articles/linksthat BorderBeeman provided to be insightful. Some of the comments that were placed on this thread and other threads that he/she created were useless to the discussion as...
  4. Re: Just how many american bee colonies have been killed by neonics?

    gmcharlie,

    you got me thinking that location very might well be the difference between why some beeks like myself are having trouble with the bee losses, while you yourself are not seeing them.
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  5. Re: Just how many american bee colonies have been killed by neonics?

    When does an inexperienced beek become an experienced beek. I have had bees for more than 5 years and I read up as much as I can. Maybe I am just a bad beekeeper with my bees in the countryside...
  6. Re: Just how many american bee colonies have been killed by neonics?

    The bees in the rural area are in trouble and the only difference that I come up with are the fields of corn and soybeans. Farmers have to eat too and they plant what makes them the most monies. ...
  7. Re: Just how many american bee colonies have been killed by neonics?

    I think it is great that someone is posting these articles and hope that he/she keeps bringing them forward. The one thing that is amazing to me is that I am somewhat fortunate to have beeyards...
  8. Re: Guilt and responsibility in mass bee deaths in france

    Borderbeeman, please keep posting -- Not all of us are interested in suppression.
  9. Re: Heating Pads for Hives stored in Garage??

    it has been 7 weeks since I last reported.

    Although we had a warm winter, we did have some bitter nights and these bees survived by being sheltered from both the wind and cold and were further...
  10. Brushy Mountain Bee Pollen Substitute Patties??

    Brushy Mountain is in driving distance for me and I am looking at purchasing their bee pollen patties - There is not much on their website that discloses their ingredients. Does anyone have any...
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    Re: Nutra bee arrived

    At the end of the video, there is an email address to get info.
  12. Re: Heating Pads for Hives stored in Garage??

    Just to give a status as it has been 3 weeks since I began - one of the five hives is dead as there were only about 20 bees trying to cluster, while the other 4 hives are doing fine.

    Some...
  13. Re: Heating Pads for Hives stored in Garage??

    AstroBee,

    I had not thought of using a timer. So I bought a digital one and plugged my surge protector into it and then plugged my five heating pads into the surge protector. And then set the...
  14. Heating Pads for Hives stored in Garage??

    This winter, I am trying something new to try to bring 5 small hives thru. , I brought 5 of my weakest hives home from my yards and put them onto moveable/wheelable shelves that store in my Garage....
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    Re: Package Queen Guarentee?

    I believe that I am realistic in demanding bees that perform as bees. If a breeder can't deliver due to circumstances beyond their control, most beeks accept that and I do too. But if money is the...
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    Re: Package Queen Guarentee?

    I had purchased 40 packages in early Spring 2011 and they were just major disappointments in the quality of the queens. Two were confirmed drone layers and alot superceded. Once you realize that...
  17. Foraging bees sharing Honey?? with hivemates?? out in the open???

    Today, I fed my bees some of their leftover honey, but I fed out in the open on my sidewalk using 5 gallon lids and it was really wierd and wonderful what I saw.

    I saw some of my honeybees on...
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    How local is local honey???

    I have individuals who suffer from allergies who come to buy local honey from me and they immediately ask where is the honey coming from. I provide them the towns and zipcodes and it got me...
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    Re: Is CCD over?

    It is still happening. I had heard that a large Bee operations (Brubaker in Gardners, PA lost 1500 hives this past winter)
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    Re: Question About Using Top Feeder.

    Just something to be wary of -- I thought that they were great, but now not so much. These top feeders take up to 3 gallons sugar syrup and my bees carried it down into the brood nest in early...
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    Re: certified naturally grown Concord, CA

    Very interesting -- I saw that it on the list of no-nos is corn starch, which is mixed in with 10X sugar (I am not sure what ratio). Does this mean that beekeepers would be forbidden from using 10X...
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    Re: Need New Vendor Quick

    Interesting, as Gamber Container folks told me that yellow lids is far their best seller.

    Can I ask what you are getting per bottle because the lids are black versus what you are getting for those...
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    Re: MAQS Checkbacks

    the brood has hatched and we still have goldenrod blooming here -- I am grateful that bears are a rarity around Central PA -- How many hives did you lose to bears?
  24. Can Queenless bees revert back to taking care of brood when put into queenrightcolony

    I am in the process of combining two queenless colonies with two very small queenright colonies. I am guessing that the colonies have been queenless for at least three weeks as I don't see any...
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    Re: MAQS Checkbacks

    For those that treated with MAQS two or three weeks ago, are you noticing a drop in your bee population. Across my yards, I am seeing it. When I did my weekly check after my MAQS treatment, I had...
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