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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Today in the Apiary

    Started by Barry, 05-28-2015 10:22 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    Started by squarepeg, 01-14-2018 09:21 AM
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  3. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: BeeThinking out of business, morphing into BeeBuild.com

    Started by minz, 05-15-2017 01:03 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Anatomy of a mite crash.

    Started by grozzie2, 07-04-2018 12:36 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: pdf version of walt wright's manuscript

    Started by squarepeg, 07-17-2018 06:54 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please Help the Kids in Oaxaca

    Started by Michael Palmer, 01-27-2019 08:38 AM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Michael Palmer video reference list

    Started by Saltybee, 02-11-2019 09:33 AM
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  8. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Unique Forum Rules

    Started by Barry, 03-10-2015 10:03 AM
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  1. Colony Update here in MA

    Started by Bob J, 03-17-2016 08:08 AM
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  2. Colony update here in Pa

    Started by Allen, 02-21-2012 05:03 PM
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  3. Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey

    Started by Boris, 02-02-2013 01:00 PM
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  4. Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Started by laketrout, 12-30-2014 02:36 PM
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  5. 2018/19 Journal NW Florida Gulf Coast

    Started by Jadeguppy, 01-14-2018 02:53 PM
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  6. Jerry Hayes/Monsanto

    Started by Beeslave, 12-19-2011 12:26 PM
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    jerry hayes
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  7. My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Started by Lauri, 11-02-2013 09:18 AM
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  8. Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    Started by Acebird, 08-29-2011 10:22 AM
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    brushite
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  9. What's New?

    Started by sqkcrk, 10-06-2011 02:59 PM
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  10. Natural Cell Beekeeping

    Started by peterloringborst, 02-01-2010 08:28 PM
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  11. What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    Started by BEEADDICT, 08-19-2013 02:57 PM
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    adee honey farms
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  12. Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    Started by Charlie B, 08-30-2012 08:26 PM
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  13. I don't understand this complaint about treatment free beekeepers

    Started by rhaldridge, 08-27-2013 11:03 AM
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    mites, spreading, treatment free
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  14. An ideal beekeepers' world

    Started by peterloringborst, 05-01-2010 09:47 PM
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    colony, genes, losses, prevention, resistance
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  15. Business plan for about 100 hives

    Started by Mosherd1, 05-03-2011 07:39 PM
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  16. Split like crazy

    Started by Acebird, 11-21-2013 05:58 PM
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  17. treatment free beekeeping - the risks

    Started by squarepeg, 10-10-2012 11:50 AM
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  18. Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Started by Riskybizz, 03-28-2014 09:34 AM
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  19. Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    Started by JWChesnut, 12-12-2014 01:29 PM
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  20. Acebirds one hive

    Started by Acebird, 10-05-2014 03:29 PM
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    glittering ignorance, hive beetle recipes, mad hatter's last hive, oldest gardens in ny
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  21. My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Started by JWChesnut, 04-05-2014 02:08 PM
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  22. "Survivor bees"

    Started by victory1504, 06-25-2011 04:21 AM
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  23. NYS Pollinator Protection

    Started by sqkcrk, 08-08-2015 07:10 AM
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  24. Why some beekeepers fail

    Started by Fusion_power, 12-27-2011 12:27 PM
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  25. rethinking bee nutrition

    Started by squarepeg, 05-05-2013 08:48 AM
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  26. White Man's Flies--Bees in America

    Started by byron, 06-17-2011 09:25 PM
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  27. Does feeding lead to lazy bees?

    Started by bluegrass, 09-16-2013 03:47 PM
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  28. What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    Started by rogman, 07-07-2014 04:02 PM
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  29. Checkerboarding

    Started by Barney, 12-13-2009 08:33 PM
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    checkerboarding
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  30. Post Your Bloom Dates - 2009

    Started by Pangerban, 01-11-2009 06:18 PM
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  31. Newbees, Mediums and AFB -- a cautionary tale

    Started by JWChesnut, 09-04-2014 11:00 AM
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  32. Belief in Beekeeping

    Started by Michael Bush, 10-07-2015 09:15 AM
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  33. Question What is local raw honey?

    Started by Jim Giles, 01-06-2014 09:09 AM
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    bloodsuckers, class warfare, honor, insecticides, local honey, monsanto, poison, raw honey, toxic fake foreign honey
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  34. Monsanto buys Beeologics!

    Started by WLC, 10-02-2011 04:02 PM
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  35. Beekeeping is a very cheap hobby

    Started by Acebird, 02-15-2012 08:56 AM
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  36. Richinbama 2018-2019 beekeeping quest

    Started by Richinbama, 03-03-2018 07:22 PM
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  37. "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    Started by shinbone, 12-11-2013 08:05 AM
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  38. HITS method of mite control

    Started by beemandan, 05-19-2013 08:13 AM
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  39. Question Bees Only Heat the Cluster, Not the Hive?

    Started by crofter, 10-19-2014 09:28 AM
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  40. LEAKED EPA allows bee toxic pesticide ? ccd ?

    Started by lighto, 12-10-2010 05:14 PM
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    clothianidin and ccd, report
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  41. Question about bee genetics & survival rates

    Started by SugarBeeCo, 04-10-2010 08:33 AM
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  42. Is sugar water causing our disease problems?

    Started by beginnerhives, 01-29-2010 08:21 PM
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  43. Does treating a "Treatment Free" queen really destroy her genetics?

    Started by Specialkayme, 08-16-2013 09:18 AM
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  44. So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    Started by challenger, 06-18-2016 06:03 PM
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    08-31-2019, 10:41 PM Go to last post
  45. Question What are some of your cost-saving methods?

    Started by Adam Foster Collins, 08-28-2012 03:04 PM
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  46. Poll Poll: Age of Beekeepers on this Site (POLL)

    Started by Sourwood, 06-30-2005 05:15 PM
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    • Replies: 247
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    02-26-2011, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  47. Does "Large Cell" Beekeeping work?

    Started by BeeCurious, 12-14-2012 04:15 PM
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    10-18-2015, 05:14 PM Go to last post
  48. "treatment treadmill"

    Started by squarepeg, 11-05-2012 06:39 PM
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  49. "No Treatment" Study

    Started by StevenG, 02-18-2010 09:09 PM
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  50. Products like Mann Lake Ultra bee.

    Started by Goldprospector, 08-07-2013 07:25 AM
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  51. Unclear ( to me ) cause of death

    Started by bschmidtbauer, 12-11-2005 12:11 PM
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  52. Pull honey......dump out the bees....call it good

    Started by Christo, 09-25-2017 07:59 PM
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  53. Calling all Alabama beekeepers: No comb law...yes or no?

    Started by fatscher, 10-11-2010 09:17 AM
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    09-30-2011, 11:11 PM Go to last post
  54. Please Stop...

    Started by dingo983, 10-06-2014 10:24 PM
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    bee-otched slapped, delicate geniuses
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    05-03-2015, 03:10 PM Go to last post
  55. N.Y. Apiary Industry Advisory Committee Mtng notes 6/19/2014

    Started by wildbranch2007, 06-22-2014 04:47 AM
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    • Replies: 224
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    11-25-2015, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  56. Canada Border To Remain Closed…Probably.

    Started by Acebird, 11-04-2013 09:44 AM
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    • Replies: 221
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    11-10-2013, 01:50 PM Go to last post
  57. Science and Science Debate

    Started by Andrew Dewey, 04-08-2017 03:58 PM
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    • Replies: 220
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    04-20-2017, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  58. Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Started by Satch, 05-16-2014 08:09 AM
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    • Replies: 215
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  59. Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Started by Michael Palmer, 08-07-2015 04:55 AM
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    • Replies: 211
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    09-28-2018, 05:18 PM Go to last post
  60. Treatment free success or failure: what makes the difference?

    Started by rhaldridge, 09-25-2013 12:23 PM
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    • Replies: 207
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  61. Is treatment free possible for a newbie

    Started by Dynasty, 02-21-2012 09:49 PM
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    • Replies: 207
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    02-26-2012, 04:09 PM Go to last post
  62. Question Africanized Bees - Are they really that bad?

    Started by TheMaineBee, 04-05-2009 06:26 PM
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    africanized bees
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    07-08-2013, 08:43 AM Go to last post
  63. THEY ARE MAD! New guy here

    Started by Beebomb123, 04-19-2017 12:55 PM
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  64. CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Started by WLC, 07-23-2014 05:15 PM
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    • Replies: 193
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    08-20-2014, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  65. My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Started by Bush_84, 11-22-2014 09:21 PM
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    05-11-2017, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  66. Transgenic bees

    Started by HVH, 02-22-2008 09:52 PM
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    08-26-2008, 04:21 AM Go to last post
  67. Honest question about ethics

    Started by Moon, 07-16-2012 07:29 PM
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    • Replies: 185
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    07-26-2012, 03:53 AM Go to last post
  68. Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    Started by apis maximus, 01-22-2015 05:22 PM
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    • Replies: 185
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    05-06-2016, 11:48 PM Go to last post
  69. Oh Crap.... My TF Hives are Crashing!!!!!

    Started by biggraham610, 10-04-2015 09:59 PM
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    • Replies: 185
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    10-22-2015, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  70. California almond pollination

    Started by Trevor Mansell, 09-17-2005 11:41 AM
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    • Replies: 182
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    12-05-2005, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  71. Poll Poll: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    Started by Colleen O., 10-12-2013 08:15 PM
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    • Replies: 181
    • Views: 29,646
    11-30-2014, 10:11 AM Go to last post
  72. Support this website

    Started by Barry, 12-28-2005 08:17 PM
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    • Replies: 180
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    04-15-2008, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  73. Got a Visit from the Bee Inspector.

    Started by Waterbird17, 05-26-2012 09:54 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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    11-01-2012, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  74. My swarm prevention system

    Started by wcubed, 09-30-2013 07:48 AM
    10 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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