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    Re: Time to grow.. but where?

    Generally speaking, OK is not the best place to keep bees for the following reasons:

    1. Its nectar flow starts around mid-April till early July; unless you have your own alfalfa fields, there is...
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    Re: Texas Summer Heat

    Hi, I live in Shawnee, and I keep mine on screened bottoms all year round, and when it is hot, I gave them a screened top, with the telescoping cover jacked up with trash-lumber 2x4's for their...
  3. Thread: soybeans

    by Earthboy
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    Re: soybeans

    When there is a dearth, after a flow, bees do work soy fields, usually in the afternoon when the soy starts to bloom, but the honey quality is third-rate in my view: white sweet clover, alfalfa, and...
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    Re: 37 million bees dead

    I am a long time beekeeper, much longer than even this forum, and I learned never to put my bees near GM corn fields, ever. If you have lost dozens of colonies as a result of keeping your bees near...
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    Russians Warn Obama

    My apologies if the following information is an old news: a student of mine has just sent me this information, having heard during my lecture, why I have lost 13 colonies near a corn field, treated...
  6. Re: Feral Bee Rescue in Tornado-hit Areas in Oklahoma

    One more pic.6102
  7. Feral Bee Rescue in Tornado-hit Areas in Oklahoma

    Friends,

    Some of you might have wondered as to "What happens to feral honey bees in tornado-hit areas?" Well, here are some pics showing how I have been called to rescue some of the survivors...
  8. Re: $20 Billion Declining bee populations may lead to significant agricultural losses

    I'd say more specifically, it is not the money but the human GREED that greases the world to go around. I'd rather be an alarmist rather than a naysayer.

    Not everything is "created" for humans...
  9. Thread: Angry bees

    by Earthboy
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    Re: Angry bees

    Yup! Divide and conquer!
  10. Thread: A bad spring

    by Earthboy
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    Re: A bad spring

    :shhhh:Here in Oklahoma, my crimson clovers I had planted last fall is in full force now, about a month late, I think. My bees are all over the bloom. I think we are skipping psuedo robinia acacia...
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    Re: Almonds just around the corner

    Greetings,

    Normally I would not venture out to talk about an issue; however, this one is an exception. In this instance, the gentle person from Nevada is correct. Under normal circumstance,...
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    Love Thy Hot Bees

    To say the obvious, a virgin queen will mate up to 13 or more drones; as a result, the hot temperament may not be the uniform trait of all the drones she has mated with. Let the hive bee (sic) for a...
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