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    Default Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

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    I have no idea if this is true or not. I just would like to see if any of you have come across this information, and what do you think?

    Bees and Ley Lines

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/leylines.html

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Wow this makes sense. I have three oak logs in my back yard. There were three different hives in this tree. These logs have bees in them again.
    And I will be out witching for ley lines.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    John Harding wrote a book about it titled An Holistic Way In Saving The "Honeybee"

    It isn't long, only about 78 pages, but it's all (or mostly) about divining and the correlation with bees. He calls it the "Electromagnetic Geopathic Stress Curtain Lines". It was an interesting thought, which is why I bought the book. I shouldn't have though. The first half of the book is just ramblings, partly about bees (and rantings about how everyone is destroying them), partly about his divorce (seriously). He uses very large font in extremely odd places to do what I can only suspect is increase page numbers. In the end, he talks about the success that his hives do on "stress lines" but offers only guesses as to why it is. Under benefits of using his system, he just lists a number of "possible" benefits, including 2 or 3x honey yield, "possibly no feeding", "possibly [bees that are] easier to handle", and "very little or no varroa mites." In the end, he had little information to write a book about, but did anyway. He can't tell what his system is doing, what effect it has, or how successful it is. It would have been nice to read a more scholarly article or book about someone that actually tested the system, instead of just rambling on about what it is and how good the "possible" benefits are.

    As far as the theory itself, the book turned me so off the topic, I wasn't interested in trying it myself. Perhaps others were more successful.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

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    For what it's worth. Phil Chandler interviewed a lady who believes in this phenomenon. She's a little nutty, but just may be on to something. Who knows:

    (Audio):

    http://traffic.libsyn.com/biobees/Va...mInterview.mp3

    Here's her website:

    http://www.healingbees.org/

    So, today's podcast is an interview I recorded in Denver, Colorado, last November with Valerie Solheim, who has some very interesting experiments running with bees.

    This interview will be of particular interest to people who have considered the possiblility that there is more to hive location than just choosing a level piece of ground. Valerie suggests that we may need to take account of 'geopathic stress', as her findings suggest that the health of bees may be influenced by forces of which we currently have little knowledge.

    I think there is still a lot of work to be done in testing her theories, and I hope some of you will be inspired to carry this forward. Valerie has just published a book about her work called The Beehive Effect, and you can read part of the first chapter at her web site - healingbees.org

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof.

    Moreover, the fact that divining (aka dowsing or water witching) is cited as the way to "detect" these ley lines should send everyone running. http://www.skepdic.com/dowsing.html
    http://youtu.be/gjC64cnxl0k

    Isn't there enough pseudo-science, guesswork, and superstition in this hobby without injecting the supernatural into it?

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go ritually sacrifice a goat in front of my hives to drive the evil spirits away to ensure a good honey harvest...

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Quote Originally Posted by awebber96 View Post
    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go ritually sacrifice a goat in front of my hives to drive the evil spirits away to ensure a good honey harvest...
    No need to sacrifice a goat, just make sure all your hives have, "good chee" (also translated as "qi" or "chi".) Will solve all your problems.

    cchoganjr

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Hey pretty cool a new icon!!! In all seriousness Although I have a hard time with it I do work with a guy that his previous job he worked on a construction crew working with water mains. He said that they could find a main better with the "fork" than he could with their machinery. He said that there's a specific length and diameter of rod that was important, but he said it worked. Now he is a little "quirky" but not "spiritually" wacked out or anything that I'm aware of. (in truth aren't all of us "quirky"?) I've also talked with someone that has come out of major medical stuff that is able to find out where some of these underground geothermal lines and stuff is. To be honest it doesn't make sense to me either, but this person also isn't a mess either. I do remember something about these "lines" but I'll have to ask again. If this is true, then I'd like to put my traps on these lines. Hey I haven't had much luck with any of my other traps in 3 years. Even when I know there are hives in the area. (my hive swarmed at least twice and totally ignored my traps last year)

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Cleo - I just ripped my top bar apart so I can rebuild it according to my consultant's Fung Sway guidance, and redesigning my bee yard for maximum production. Once I get some bees they are going to make more honey and no swarms will ever leave.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    For all you nonbelievers....go get a wire coat hanger, cut two 9" or so pieces, put a 90 degree bend to fit your hand. Now go out to where your water line or electric line is and walk across the known line with the coat hangers held loosely in each hand held out from your body with your arms level. For some of you your nonbelief will be removed. I tried it after the electric company came to mark existing lines at my new office site. Guy pulls up,gets out of the truck pulls his custom dousing rod out of the holster on his hip, can of spray paint in his other hand and marked where the rod showed. After my chin hit the ground I asked how else he would check the line, he said this was the most accurate way, got in his truck and left. As far as bees using it, that does seem farfetched. I am an eye doctor and very skeptical about anything I hear, but when I felt the coathangers move I was pretty amazed. Try it you may be amazed too.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Almost sounds like an offshoot of biodynamic farming.

    Read a few books on this for fun but it is a little nutty. Involves using obelisks to increase geomagnetic energy and homemade concoctions known as biodynamic preparations for application on fields. One such concoction involves stuffing a cow horn w/ cow manure and burying it in the ground for the winter. Dig it up the following spring, add a little to a vat of water, mix vigorously in one direction then reverse repeatedly for a long period of time while making a high pitched screeching noise into the vat. Simply spray this on your field (during a new moon, I think) and you won't need anything else. Add a little to compost and it will be the best you ever had.

    Some of it makes sense--like planting during new moon phases. I do this w/ sweet corn and almost never have issues w/ corn ear worms. This is mainly because the corn is silking out during a new moon phase when the moths can't orient as easily at night, not due to some mystical property.

    Believe I also have a book that claims you will live for 150 years or longer too if you "potenteize" the water you drink (this is done w/ the high pitched screeching and mixing).

    Since bee navigation systems are based on polarized light and not geomagnetic sensing (not sure they even have the receptors to detect) I would imagine any ley line--if truly real--would have little effect on survival but everything is science fiction until proven otherwise.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    I tried to catch swarms by placing traps along lay lines, but it didn't work. To be in the center of the intersection of the lay lines I found that I had to put a post in the ground to mount the hive, otherwise the hive would actually be outside of the lay line intersection. Every time I started digging to put the pole in the ground I hit either an oil gusher, a water well or a pot of gold.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    I gathered 4 swarms and witnessed a fifth in the same tree on the same limb in exactly the same spot this past spring. When I first looked into why this would be I found that one swarm may have left behind an odor that woudl attract further swarms. I thought this reasonable except for the time between swarms. sometimes two weeks or more. I did not think that enough of an odor would still remain to make a difference. It does seem to me that there are other factors that influence this consistency in hang out selection. I won't say it is lay lines, I won't say it is not. What I will say is it is obvious there is more than meets the eye. Far more than makes since. I don't think anyone is intelligent enough to know what since is. THey used to say the same thing about gravity and germs.
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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    I tried to catch swarms by placing traps along lay lines, but it didn't work. To be in the center of the intersection of the lay lines I found that I had to put a post in the ground to mount the hive, otherwise the hive would actually be outside of the lay line intersection. Every time I started digging to put the pole in the ground I hit either an oil gusher, a water well or a pot of gold.
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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    I tried to catch swarms by placing traps along lay lines, but it didn't work. To be in the center of the intersection of the lay lines I found that I had to put a post in the ground to mount the hive, otherwise the hive would actually be outside of the lay line intersection. Every time I started digging to put the pole in the ground I hit either an oil gusher, a water well or a pot of gold.
    Okay, now that was hilarious....

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    C'mon, don't let facts and statistics get in the way of superstition and magic.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Ley lines.

    Yes, the magnetic ley lines of the Earth. Many birds, fish, and insects have a small amount of magnetite in their brains that reacts to the magnetic ley lines of the Earth and allow them to migrate long distances without getting lost.

    Tornadoes also generate their own static electric field which has a magnetic component....and the tornado follows the magnetic ley
    lines of the Earth from southwest to northeast in the northern hemisphere.

    Google magnetic ley lines and read all about it.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Yup, if you find it on google there has to be something to it!

    Interestingly, the first hit I got for magnetic ley lines after the wikipedia link for just ley lines was this one (I kid you not):

    Magnetic ley lines...l

    Good reading too! I recommend it for everyone.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Quote Originally Posted by shannonswyatt View Post
    Yup, if you find it on google there has to be something to it!

    Interestingly, the first hit I got for magnetic ley lines after the wikipedia link for just ley lines was this one (I kid you not):

    Magnetic ley lines...l

    Good reading too! I recommend it for everyone.
    Lol, that was a good read.

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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Looks to me more like someone with an excuse to spew insults and exorcise there ability to form creative degrading phrases to me. not much in the way of support for his opinions that I can see. and all opinions are equal. equally useless.
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    Default Re: Have any of you heard of 'Ley Lines' that bees are supposedly attracted to?

    Daniel Y.. I agree. Not much there in proof or support for position.

    Actually, I believe that article was meant to be more "tongue in cheek", than conclusive. Notice the title. "It is ALL random, MOSTLY",.... contradictive to say the least.

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