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    isle royale Mi beekeeping research

    Howdy,
    I hiked Isle Royale Mi in Lake Superior last week, and asked the Ranger there about the bees I saw foraging the early spring flowers. She said to fill out a form and ask any questions I had....
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    swarm out and back to hive

    Howdy,
    I just witnessed my first swarm, at least I think it was a swarm. I have 2 hives in the backyard and I was mowing the back yard, made one pass close to one of my two backyard hives, and...
  3. Thread: Ccd

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    Howdy, umm, it may be that radio noise is a...

    Howdy, umm, it may be that radio noise is a possible cause, and we know that the amount of radio energy has been going up over the years (in a particular frequency), if there is a threshold that...
  4. Thread: Ccd

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    howdy, well it could be a plateau was needed...

    howdy,
    well it could be a plateau was needed before the effects began to show. what I mean is there has to be a certain amount of radio energy in the cell phone frequencies, and then a certain...
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    ccd/cellphones?

    seems the Independent Newspaper (England) has published a possible source for the CCD....cellphone radiation, with a pointer towards a German study concerning high voltage power lines and bees...
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    Howdy, I lost my bees this winter, looks like...

    Howdy, I lost my bees this winter, looks like mostly starving, thought they had some honey left, but in the outer frames only, I did not take any honey in the fall. I had lost the first queen in late...
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    Howdy, thanks for the replies and info.

    Howdy, thanks for the replies and info.
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    Howdy, I am in Madison Wi, have one hive with 2...

    Howdy, I am in Madison Wi, have one hive with 2 supers that started fall with about 90lbs honey, this is my first winter. I first noticed it on a sunny day, with temps only 35*F or so, I see about...
  9. Thread: feeding

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    Howdy, I was going to install a frame feeder in...

    Howdy, I was going to install a frame feeder in an empty medium frame above the main hive, with the inner cover above the feeder and have the feeder centered on the escape hole so I could put more...
  10. Thread: feeding

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    Howdy, can you use a four quart frame feeder...

    Howdy, can you use a four quart frame feeder instead of upside down jars? if so, does the inner cover go under the feeder (between the brood chamber and the feeder) or over the feeder at the top of...
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    http://news.mysanantonio.com/global-includes/print...

    http://news.mysanantonio.com/global-includes/printStory.cfm?xla='saen'&xlb=180&xlc=1049261

    go to this link, it's the story of using bees to find WMD, terrorist bombs, etc... Whew! does the...
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    Howdy, I have a pretty good number, 75+ of...

    Howdy,
    I have a pretty good number, 75+ of earwigs living in the telescoping cover. I occasionaly see them in the hive entrance. although when I open the hive I do not see them there....anything I...
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    Howdy, OK, so how many mites in 24 hours is...

    Howdy,
    OK, so how many mites in 24 hours is a problem? in one of the bee magazines recently it was mentioned that one mite on the bottom board equals 1000 in the hive.... and somehow I think...
  14. Thread: Airheads

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    Howdy, a new to me 1981 R100RT....got 600 miles...

    Howdy, a new to me 1981 R100RT....got 600 miles on it so far and the experienced riders course to take this weekend....and a new to me hive 6 weeks old....having a blast with both...
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    Howdy, I have two birdbaths in the yard, 6 feet...

    Howdy, I have two birdbaths in the yard, 6 feet and 25 feet from the hive entrance, the neighbor has another birdbath 40 feet from the hive. The close bath does not seem to get used, the 25 ft. bath...
  16. Thread: duragilt

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    Howdy, its on the lower right corner and appears...

    Howdy, its on the lower right corner and appears to be honey.....hmmm, maybe I'll just take a spoon in there and help myself next time I'm in the hive.........
  17. Thread: duragilt

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    Howdy I am using duragilt and have had the bees...

    Howdy I am using duragilt and have had the bees now for 24 days or so, pretty neat! anyway, there is one frame that is doubled with comb (#4 from the end), and this double comb which is two layers of...
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    Howdy, sorry for not saying, they were capped...

    Howdy, sorry for not saying, they were capped and standing proud 1/4 inch. I have not seen a queen cell yet except in picures, have seen both the drone bee, ( seems to be only one so far, great big...
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    Howdy, I was checking the hive and found two...

    Howdy, I was checking the hive and found two cells that were larger than the others, the tops of these cells are 1/4 inch taller than the others, they are on two different frames. these cells are...
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    Howdy, Although I am a new beekeeper this...

    Howdy,
    Although I am a new beekeeper this year, I have found a couple of things when using a fogger as a smoker; 1st, it does seem like the bees are tamer, (and being a new keeper, anything...
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    Howdy, I installed 2 lbs of bees saturday, (temps...

    Howdy, I installed 2 lbs of bees saturday, (temps 55 or so, and sunny, sunday 65 and sunny)then spent the rest of the day watching the entrance of the hive, and on sunday opened the hive to check the...
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