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    i learned a new word today - 'polyectic'

    it refers to the need of the honeybee to obtain nutrients from a variety of pollen sources to be healthy.

    observations reveal greater losses of colonies when the number of pollen sources is restricted.

    (from scientificbeekeeping.com - new articles posted today, 01-01-2013)
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Makes sense - Randy accepts donations through PayPal - I sent one today.
    Master Beekeeper (EAS) and Master Gardener (U Maine CE) www.beeberrywoods.com

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    same here, yesterday.

    randy is a good researcher, and a good author.

    i like the way he bolds the practical applications for everyday beekeepers.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    I'd be willing to wager that where pollen sources are restricted, there is also a higher incidence of insecticides and fungicides in the pollen.

    Deknow

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    good point dean, and that adds to the mix.

    although, when observations are taken, no correlation is seen when looking at ag chem use and gmo use vs. loss of colonies.
    journaling the growth of a treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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    Default Re: polyectic

    I would say it depends on the nutritional value of the pollen source as well

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