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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    it propagates itself like dandelions do (ie. seeds that disperse in the wind). Did that answer your question?
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    Re: Tobacco Ringspot Virus in Honeybees.

    so this involves two separate and independent agencies. probably no conspiracy going on here then. sounds more like two separate cogs of government randomly chiming on the same day
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    Re: Tobacco Ringspot Virus in Honeybees.

    FIFRA and the FDA, aren't these completely non-related independent and separate entities in the federal bureaucracy? I'm still not connecting the dots.
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    Re: Tobacco Ringspot Virus in Honeybees.

    WLC,
    I didn't get the tie in here with how this would be associated with Tobacco ringspot virus and bees
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    there are some studies that suggest that leaving the vent open on a SBB actually creates a better habitat for mites than solid bottom hives. As mentioned by rk, if the wind is blowing in through the...
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    Re: Mann Lake on Amazon

    a lot of times, the price is randomly allocated and stored as a cookie on your browser. If you delete your cookies from the site, there's a chance that the site could assign you another price. If...
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    Re: Mann Lake on Amazon

    thats called A-B testing. They and most other online retail sites do that (price experimenting) to determine the optimal price they should sell products at (highest price with the highest volume of...
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    Re: swarm traps

    they have it at "Whole Paycheck" (Whole Foods) as well.
  9. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    sign me up
  10. Sticky: Re: CCD/Neonicotinoid Data (Studies, Articles, Links)

    Absconding is a desperation move where the bees leave and go somewhere else, perhaps to another abandoned hive in a better location or with more stockpiled honey. They could have also joined another...
  11. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Down to one hive. Of the original 4 I started out with this year, 1 absconded in november. Another dwindled and died in the december freeze. The wild one remains but is awfully quiet. i split it...
  12. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Ollie, have you noticed if your East Palo Alto honey contains any extra medicinal qualities from the local pollen / nectar? :D
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    Re: Tobacco Ringspot Virus in Honeybees.

    it jumped species (like the bird flu). In this case the virus also made the jump from plants to animals (whereas the bird flu stayed w/in the animal kingdom and jumped from birds to mammals). Bees...
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    Re: Not sure what killed my hive???

    sounds like what happenned to your hive was what happened to a couple of mine.

    your hive was weakened (likely due to mites) and it dwindled to a small size at the time a cold snap happened. During...
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    Re: Plant viruses in Bees

    here's a link to an aritcle on this with a good quote in it from Randy Oliver
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    free shipping, hmm. does the name of the company rhyme with the words "Rann Rake"?
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    Re: 37 million bees dead

    if you google you'll find lots of links on this. A number of lime / linden are toxic to bumbles but not honeybees. Some are toxic to both. Some produce good honey.
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  18. Re: Mixing and matching bees- Can you insert frames of brood with nurse bees attached

    they draw out below the bottom of the frame. it wouldn't be burr comb, it would be a continuation of the frame below the frame (not unlike a top bar). The point here would be that you can keep the...
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    Re: Winter bees timing

    winter bees are the fat bees that survive the winter in a elongated lifespan and can still nurse when the new eggs are laid months later. Bees normally lose their ability to nurse by the time they...
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    Re: Foundations, wax or plastic?

    I second against the plastic frames. My bees attach burr com on the tops of these and they will cling on to the above super when I pull it off. Plasticell on wooden frames are about as easy as it...
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    Re: Pine Shavings

    people out here use dried lavender stems in top feeders for the same effect.
  22. Re: Mixing and matching bees- Can you insert frames of brood with nurse bees attached

    rather than cutting the deep frames from the nuc to make them fit inside a single medium box, why not just stick them in double stacked mediums? They should fit in a 2 deep.
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    Re: New from Michigan

    I-O!
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    Re: New from Michigan

    Welcome Homemaid!

    O-H?
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    Re: Help girl's have gone mean..

    have you harvested honey recently? This year for about three weeks after harvesting, my formerly calm bees were chasing anything and everything that moves back to the house. They calmed down...
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