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    Re: Bait Hive Lure

    If I do a trap-out, which is different than a swarm trap/bait hive, I will use combs with open brood to direct the workers into a box. And yes the brood itself is a powerful attractant to bees. But...
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    Re: Bait Hive Lure

    I don't know if the queen's pheromone is unique when she's a larva/pupa, but the brood have their own distinct pheromone.

    http://www.pherobase.com/database/species/species-Apis-mellifera.php

    I...
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    Re: Age appropriate education

    Good idea. Thanks.
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    Re: Age appropriate education

    Yeah, one thing I've learned talking to kids is they're a lot smarter than you might think...sometimes they figure things out faster than the adults...or they know what question to ask next. But...
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    Re: Robbing or what?

    Do you have a lot of feral colonies around? I don't know that robbing necessarily leads to a lot of dead bees...at least if you catch it in time. With the drought we're having you can't set out a...
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    Re: Age appropriate education

    Excellent...never thought of it that way. I always have my nose in technical documents, and have always thought it was little silly to use multi-syllable words that are lost on most non-beek adults,...
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    Age appropriate education

    So I do a lot of public events, and even when I'm called out for swarms and removals I get a lot of questions from kids. I love this aspect of beekeeping, and watching kids goggle over an...
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    Re: Lang dimensions, history, reason?

    Ok, thanks guys. I was wondering if the specific depths had to do with standard dimension lumber sizes at the time. And I had also wondered if there wasn't something (like the kerosene can) that...
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    Lang dimensions, history, reason?

    Does anyone know how/why the American Langstroth hive came to be standardized at its current dimensions? I mean apart from "bee space" and assumed comb thickness, were there any other driving...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    It's not going to solve any of the real issues. It's just another band-aid, and as I said before, look at history: Odds are it'll be something else we have to 'fix' in the future.

    Look, this is a...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Thanks, WLC.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    That's what I mean about SERIOUS checks being put in place. We need something to protect people who are trying to do things in a sane way from genetic pollution.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    WLC, have any media/info that ties these people in? I'm not questioning what you're saying...I'm genuinely curious.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Mendes is in the film. I wasn't aware of these field trials until recently...don't know when they were conducted. But I'm wondering if Mendes wants to have anything to do with it at this point(?)
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    I'm not a big fan of legislating agriculture. Too often laws are written to fix problems caused by the 'big boys' which lead to unintended consequences that hurt small/organic farmers. But this...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Danny, I've seen this film. While I don't think there's anything untruthful presented, I'm not terribly fond of it's dooms-day pathos. Not a good way to reach viewers who just assume NOT know.

    A...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Agreed.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    This isn't a fairy tale. ALL my bees are now either feral, or bred to feral drones. I have no need for chemicals. My bees do just fine with little to no human intervention.
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    This has nothing to do with 'natural' selection. And while I'm certainly not a creationist, Darwinian understanding of so called 'evolution' is quickly becoming obsolete as scientists discover that...
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    Re: Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    The absolute most likely result is that we'll start breeding super viruses. Just as we now have super bacteria from overuse of antibiotics. Just as we now have an emergence of super weeds as a...
  21. Easiest way to chamfer the corners is with a...

    Easiest way to chamfer the corners is with a table saw, assuming you have access to one. Just set your angle and throw your bars through. I personally don't bother with this anymore since it's not...
  22. Bees definitely don't like your breath, but if...

    Bees definitely don't like your breath, but if they decide they're in a grumpy mood, breathing on them might do just the opposite of repelling them. You might end up with a face full of bees -...
  23. Thread: Feeders?

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    Most of my TBH stuff is extreme simple and...

    Most of my TBH stuff is extreme simple and minimalist...except my feeders. I make frame feeders from pine/cypress framing sandwiched between two pieces of 1/8" hardboard.

    Everything is epoxied,...
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    Thanks for the replies. Would you use Bee-quick...

    Thanks for the replies. Would you use Bee-quick or some other repellent to keep them from going back to the hive cavity?
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    Cut-out Stragglers

    I've been getting a lot of calls for swarms and cut-outs this year. I know the time is going to come soon when I'll need to pull a hive though the INTERIOR side of a wall. Does anyone have any tips...
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