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    Local paper is going to interview me tomorrow about CCD and the impact it has on local beekeepers. They want pics of me with my bees too. I asked the guy if he was good with flying stinging insects and he mentioned he isn't sure if he is allergic to them or not. I said well maybe its best to keep the hives closed then.

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    Good to read about more attention to CCD, and yes I would keep the lid on the hives. May I suggest that you take some pictures of the hives insides.

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    yeah. Well tomorrow isn't supposed to be real warm anyway. I told him I dont mind craking the lid of a hive or two for pictures, but pulling frames out in this weather is out of the question. He will be Ok if he brings a zoom lense and stands about 30 feet away.

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    What r u going to tell him about CCD?

    Will you be armed?
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    what is his name, I want to send him some hard questions for you to answer good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    What r u going to tell him about CCD?

    Will you be armed?
    I love the idea of being in the local paper wearing my 357 magnum while looking in a beehive. Great idea.

    I think I will just tell him about the Nosema twins and possible links to Neonictinoids along with the fungicides beings sprayed as all playing a part in weakening the honeybee's immune system.

    Maybe I can throw in a twist of if we arm all our honeybees with BB guns they could help protect themselves from some of the maladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildbranch2007 View Post
    what is his name, I want to send him some hard questions for you to answer good luck
    His name is Brian from the Gloversville Herald. I would rather do an interview on locally produced honey and how it impacts the local communities rather than on CCD and the impacts to local beekeepers. I have never heard of local beekeepers having CCD like issues, rather just die offs from winters and such.

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    good for you BMAC, and good for all of us too judging by your interactions on the forum.
    a link for us after it's published would be nice.

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    Back when Schumer ran his mouth off about Cloramphinical tainted honey, I was interviewed, and aired, by a Milwaukee TV station. The interviewer was very smart, and tried to gain my confidence. Be aware that anything you say, can, and will be, used against you on the air. Think of everything you are saying, and how it could be possibly cut apart and reassembled differently. I did not get hacked too badly.

    Also remember the interviewer has no idea what you are talking about, so try to avoid misinterpretations.

    Crazy Roland

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    Local TV interviewed me a few months back when the hive thefts were occurring in the almonds. The facts got mixed up enough where anyone who knew the situation would just scratch their head and just move on. In my case the guy seemed more worried about how his shiny shoes would look for the championship high school girls team after his "assignment" with the bee guy was over than getting it the story right. Before you talk ask the reporter what his next assignment is going to be.... It will let you know how important they think your shade on this topic is !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Back when Schumer ran his mouth off about Cloramphinical tainted honey, I was interviewed, and aired, by a Milwaukee TV station. The interviewer was very smart, and tried to gain my confidence. Be aware that anything you say, can, and will be, used against you on the air. Think of everything you are saying, and how it could be possibly cut apart and reassembled differently. I did not get hacked too badly.

    Also remember the interviewer has no idea what you are talking about, so try to avoid misinterpretations.

    Crazy Roland
    Schumer is good at running his mouth about anything that puts him in the spot light.

    You know I did think about this a little bit, so yeah I will have to be fairly careful with what I say and try to ensure that type of behavior doesn't happen. I'm hoping because its a small town paper, it will just be a straight forward interview.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post
    Local TV interviewed me a few months back when the hive thefts were occurring in the almonds. The facts got mixed up enough where anyone who knew the situation would just scratch their head and just move on. In my case the guy seemed more worried about how his shiny shoes would look for the championship high school girls team after his "assignment" with the bee guy was over than getting it the story right. Before you talk ask the reporter what his next assignment is going to be.... It will let you know how important they think your shade on this topic is !!!!
    I think this guys only column is on Sunday so Im not sure he has another assignment until next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMAC View Post
    His name is Brian from the Gloversville Herald. I would rather do an interview on locally produced honey and how it impacts the local communities rather than on CCD and the impacts to local beekeepers. I have never heard of local beekeepers having CCD like issues, rather just die offs from winters and such.
    Don't you know how to answer the question you want to answer when asked a question you'd rather not? Try it. If the reporter has experience interviewing politicians it won't phase him at all.

    "Well you know what? CCD is a mysterious problem, but locally produced honey is ..."
    "Yes, that is a problem, but if people would get to know their local beekeeper and buy honey from a neighbor or someone from NY ..."

    Hey, ya never know.
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    so the interview went well. I overwhelmed him a bit about neonics and nosemas along with coporate agriculture. I also squeezed in about top quality local honey, local farmers markets and such, to include pimping the local meadery we provide honey. We went to the bee yard and I pulled out a frame of bees and brood with the queen on it and pointed her out so he could get his pictures. He was a bit squirmy during that part of it but all went well. I don't think he is one of the cut throat reporters as he does a column about living well.

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    Good. Post a link to the article. We all want to see it.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    You can see me with my 357 magnum on my side while working the bees.

    I will post a link once its been made available to me.

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    Alright. Here it is:

    http://www.leaderherald.com/page/con....html?nav=5009

    He actually interviewed two of us beekeepers.

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    Nice job.
    IMO
    An Accurate portrayal of 'where we are' and well balanced.
    Good for you--and all of us too.

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    Good job Brian. I agree, both an informative and well balanced report.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Thanks Gents. After putting my jacket on I realized Mark wouldn't be able to see my revolver. Dang it!

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