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    Re: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

    eat some arsenic...then get back to me...
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    Re: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

    and as far as neonics go...from the paper..

    "...The mean and maximum imidacloprid loads in our samples (0.0028 and 0.0365 ppm, respectively) are higher than some published imidacloprid...
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    Re: Scientists discover what’s killing the bees

    Here's a link to the entire paper...

    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070182#authcontrib
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    Re: Best Robber Screen Design?

    Super cheap and effective robber screen

    Cut a piece of 8 gage screen 3" wide and 2" longer than the width of the opening on your hive.

    Fold it into a "w" shape along the 3" width with 90 degree...
  5. Weight of just the honey in a medium frame?

    anybody?
  6. Very handy north America Nectar source list..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Nectar_Sources_for_Honey_Bees
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    Very Concise daily "weather" forecast

    This guy's Youtube channel gives a 3-4 minute daily update on what solar eletromagnetic effects (CMEs, coronal holes, solar wind, earth/sun electromagnetic connections (there are 10 - only recently...
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    Old farmer wisdom about mesquite trees...

    Had an old farmer tell me that Texas will get an early winter...based on how the mesquite trees have behaved this spring summer. Mesquite pollen, nectar and bean pods have all been significantly...
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    Nectar flow in NE Texas

    Given the odd weather we have been having in this area...how is your nectar flow going in the NE Texas area. I've about decided I live in a "nectar desert" (1/2 way between Mansfield and Midlothian...
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    Get food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) (amorphous silica i.e. microscopic plankton skeletons) and sprinkle it in the grass around your hives..and in your pets bedding and even on your pets fur. ...
  11. Hive throwing out drones many times this year

    I have one hive that has repeatedly thrown out drones this year...probably 5 times since spring. The ground in front of the hive must have a hundred adult drones lying on it. Mostly they are fully...
  12. Use food grade diatomaceous earth to kill ticks, spiders, ants...etc...

    Food Grade DE cost ~$30 for a 50 lbs bag (and about $30 for shipping). It kills ticks etc, by cutting holes in their exoskeleton and they die from dehydration. It is harmless to mammals and in...
  13. Re: Visulalizing 2 nanograms....i.e. 0.000000002 grams

    Gee...scientists had to mix poison in sugar to get bees to eat it....DUH!:lpf:
  14. Re: Visulalizing 2 nanograms....i.e. 0.000000002 grams

    Well....looks like I accomplished exactly what I started out to do....get some serious discussion going. So I remembered the toxicity quantity wrong by a factor of 2 or 4...or even 10.....

    What...
  15. Visulalizing 2 nanograms....i.e. 0.000000002 grams

    2 nanograms is how much neonicotinoid poison it takes to kill a honey bee. Hard to visualize isn't it. So... maybe the follwing would be a better perspective.

    Assume a healthy hive has 60,000...
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    Re: Do we need to start a new thread for 2013???????

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    Bees working holly bushes
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    Re: hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    pretty sure good old plain white cotton is fairly benign....and "vodka"...wonder what kind of martini that would make...:lpf:
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    hive "inner" cover simplification...DUH!

    In the summer I use a full screed inner cover (Texas gets HOT). In the winter I have been using a full cover canvas ducking cover...lets the moisture out...keeps the heat in. So, that means I have...
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    Re: Post your bloom dates 2013!

    Venus, Tx 40 miles south of DFW airport

    plum trees today, bradford pear a few days ago on some of them, some by next week. Finally seeing a little henbit...was every where last year.

    Weather...
  20. Thread: wax moths

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    wax moths

    went out tonight to put robbing screens in front of 5 hives (the simple screens shaped like a "w"). All my hive are strong, but the weather is about to go south for a while.

    I also saw two wax...
  21. Re: Video Documentary: Are Govt & Pesticide Industry Responsible for Bee Deaths?

    Consider this...the weight of a neonoctinoid poison that is lethal to a bee...is 20 millionths of the weight of the bee....

    The contact acute LD50 is 0.024 µg a.i./bee (micrograms of active...
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    hive throwing drone pupae out today

    I live just south of the DFW area....I thought drone assasination was supposed to happen in the fall... this hive has a VSH queen, but I didn't see any varroa on the pupae.

    Weather has been...
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    Manuka honey and nosema

    Manuka honey (and only manuka) contains a compound called methlglyoxl which is a potent anti-microbal compound. It has been shown to be effective even against MRSA.

    I wonder...would methglyoxl...
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    an embarrassment of riches

    Wow...good spring...I'm going to have to split my other two hives...looked in them this afternoon and they are packed with bees..

    Have one hive that is getting testy...may have to requeen that...
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    Must have been a mating flight...

    Posted several days ago about a tiny "swarm" my wife found in the bee yard. Hived them...turned the queen loose in the hive...and two days later that hive is empty. Pretty sure now that what we had...
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