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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Doubt it will work bees need brood to stick around. They will all leave. This plan will fail but I've only been doing this for 30 yrs I still haven't got it figured out. But I wish them luck.
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    15696 last load heading west
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Yes we winter in a lot of singles they will get placed as singles we are making sure they all have 8 frame average. We make all the lids out of steel plywood . buy it all second hand it came off of...
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    Getting bees ready to head to cali

    We are in east Texas going through the bees posting some pics
  5. Re: "17 billion honey bees injured, killed...", Article featuring Kim Flottum.

    We finished up last week had some fungicide damage bees born with their tongues out try to crawl out of the comb and die with their heads out .
  6. Re: "17 billion honey bees injured, killed...", Article featuring Kim Flottum.

    Just about anywhere in the United States that is agricultural there is a problem hope we can survive this carnage Basically its eco genocide and we sit here and watch it all happening.
  7. Re: Leaving off Fumagillin made no difference in survival rate - Thank Jim Lyon.

    Our spore counts went down when we started using fumigilan. Bees seemed to do better
  8. Re: Finding some queen cells with the queens upside down

    No yellow jasma here mostly south of us . Yes they are alive but unless they can make a u turn and get out don't think its gonna happen.
  9. Finding some queen cells with the queens upside down

    Anyone ever run into this I've been a commercial beekeeper almost 30 yrs never seen anything like it ill post up some pics ill keep a few.
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    Re: Bees returned to the old location.

    100 yards is not far enough you need to move them atleast a three miles from your original location
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    Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    Have used the Hummerbee and Bobcats both have their advantages bobcat is more stable on ruff ground use the 753 bobcat, works good in tight places. Hummerbee needs alittle more room to operate.
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    Re: hummerbee lights

    I believe you can get them from http://www.hummerbee.com/ might have to place a call not sure if you can order them online
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    Re: hummerbee lights

    They are a amber lens that they fit over a white seal beam light you may need to order the lens don't see to many around
  14. Re: Anyone else having a lot of bees turn nice to junk in a month or make honey and d

    My bees did the same since they have came back from texas they have gone backwards virtually have no mites bee yard looks like a step ladder some good some bad
  15. Re: Farmers? When you absolutely MUST use insecticides on crops

    Here in the in our area in the Midwest South Dakota I see less and less.
  16. Re: Farmers? When you absolutely MUST use insecticides on crops

    Spraying has long been over used. Look around see if their is any birds around ive noticed in the past few years there is fewer and fewer birds around. I don't know if anybody has ever heard about...
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    Re: Mouse poop on honey supers

    Bees will clean up the mouse droppings I wouldn't worry about any bacteria
  18. Re: Monsanto, Bayer seek answers to bee losses

    Ive been keeping bees for almost 30 yrs the last 10 have been a struggle trying to keep bees alive. Hope something can be done soon.
  19. Monsanto, Bayer seek answers to bee losses

    Monsanto is hosting a "Bee Summit." Bayer AG is breaking ground on a "Bee Care Center." And Sygenta AG is funding grants for research into the accelerating demise of honeybees in the United States,...
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