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    Neonics May Be Killing Birds, Too.

    "Neonicotinoids are the world’s most widely used class of pesticide. They protect seeds—and the plants that grow from them—from insects resistant to other pesticides. But scientists have recently...
  2. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Precisely what I meant and thank you for taking your time to elaborate the details. The keyword here being "to kill insects which come into contact with." It is my fault to assume that posters here...
  3. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    I love the TASTE of home-grown corn, potato, tomato, etc. you name it. Of course, my honey is far better tasting than the long-shelf-life-enhanced, generic honey from any big stores.
  4. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Roger that:

    Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum systemic herbicide and crop desiccant. It is an organophosphorus compound, specifically a phosphonate, which acts by inhibiting the plant enzyme...
  5. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Please Google how pesticide-treated seeds express the chemicals systemically. That is through its roots, stems, leaves, pollen, nectar, and flowers.

    Examples of systemic pesticides:

    >>>Because...
  6. Re: Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    Could it be that those pesticides are tailored to the GMO specific? Also, GMO means transgenic: when was the last time you saw a tomato mate with a fish in Arkansas, granted many funny things can...
  7. Beekeepers Petition Court To Block EPA Approval Of Bee-Killing Insecticide

    “It is inappropriate for EPA to solely rely on industry studies to justify bringing sulfoxaflor back into our farm fields,” said Michele Colopy of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, which is also a...
  8. Germany to ban glyphosate to save insects, finally!

    "Austria was the first country in the EU to implement a phase-out of glyphosate, doing so back in July. Czech Republic, Italy and the Netherlands have since followed suit, with France saying it also...
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    Re: Keeping Mold out of Sugar Syrup

    :no:

    Apple cider vinegar is the best attractant for Small Hive Beetles! Don't do it!

    Earthboy
  10. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    Thank you for teaching me what evolution means and what a short-term means in geological sense i have used the term. In the meantime, would you please help me with this?

    I would appreciate very...
  11. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    True.

    Not all Americans support the rampant abuse of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides that harm the environment "because I too have to make a living." As a bloody American, I am glad...
  12. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    "There is [are???] 38 of them...and three books. You'll need to be more specific about which one you want."

    All right, I will be more specific, then. I would appreciate very much about your ...
  13. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    Your point is well-taken. May I ask your peer-reviewed articles YOU have published please?

    Thank you.

    Earthboy
  14. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    For those interested in how the sly Gly is all over the place, not only in our food but also even in Tampon, here is the url for a Youtube podcast:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmAsTrsUjBc
    ...
  15. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    Sir,

    Your logic impresses me: "It [Gly] was discovered to be an herbicide by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970."

    "Glyphosate (IUPAC name: N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine) is a broad-spectrum...
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    Re: best bee species.

    The "best bee species" is the one that has thrived in your backyard as long as it has, mostly unseen.

    Earthboy
  17. Re: Really bad honeybee vs. round up news [glyphosate]. Can this article be trusted?

    Your comments remind me of what Mark Twain has allegedly said: "Do not argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."

    Doctors, generations ago, often said...
  18. Thread: Late swarm

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    Re: Late swarm

    I do my math.

    It takes about a month for a virgin to mate and start laying, and usually, depending on the size of the population, it needs two or more brood cycles for enough bees to populate...
  19. Thread: Late swarm

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    Re: Late swarm

    Micro-swarms, often led by a virgin queen, have little chance to survive: not only they are small but also the odds of their virgins mating and returning are low since there are just so many...
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    Re: Suicidal swarming?

    "Religious" management practice also causes swarms, for the beekeeper paved the highway with so many "favors." Carniolan variety seems to do this more often in my apiary.

    All swarms occur after...
  21. Thread: Moving Hives

    by Earthboy
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    Re: Moving Hives

    If you want to move them during the day, which is much easier than at night, seal off the entrance with window screen during wee hours so that they are ready to be moved whenever you come home from...
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    Re: How to price bee removal

    When they ask you, "Do you want some free bees?" Tell 'em, "Sir/Madam, if the bees are indeed free, why would you have them behind the wall?"

    Eb
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    Re: Trap out time frame

    It depends on the size of the colony, but typically it is "supposed to" take between 6 to 8 weeks, according to a source I read years ago. Most of my trapout, which I no longer have time to do, took...
  24. Thread: SBB's

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    Re: SBB's

    Thanks for the url, Radar, as I am just too busy to dig up the old sources for now.

    Hawkeye
  25. Thread: SBB's

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    Re: SBB's

    There is a Youtube video done by Australian researchers on this--to wit that SBB improved the overall honey crop as much as 15%--while other issues were negligible in both Solid and Screened Bottoms....
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