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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    You are confounding "radiation" and "radioactive". Radioactive things - e.g. reactors, etc - release radiation. They exhibit a half -life - e.g. how long it takes before the radioactive item releases...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    They use gamma rays or beta radiation; gamma rays are simply high-energy light and therefore cannot persist (they are absorbed by the seeds and the surrounding container). Beta particles (high-energy...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    Mutagenesis is you nail the seeds with a s***-ton of radiation or mutagenic chemical (usually to the point where 60-70% of the seeds die), grow out the mutants that survive, and then try to cross out...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    There is nothing natural about the way that our current non-GMO crops and livestock have been bread. You'd be hard pressed to find anything on your table, farm or even backyard garden that doesn't...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    Exactly. We've grown both GMO (from KWS) and non-GMO sugar beets on our farm* and have had cases of GMO beets growing from spillage in non-GMO fields. Not only did KWS not give a ****, they helped...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    I was unable to find any legitimate documentation showing this to be the case - e.g. court filings or reports from non-activist sources. I challenge you to provide links to the relevant court...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    That was then case (the patent has aged out). However, Monsanto doesn't own the resultant seeds (e.g. the farmer can still sell them for feed/etc), nor can Monsanto sue them for having the genetics...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    Most of the stuff reported on by the reporter wasn't even transgenics (genes moved from one organism to another), but rather gene editing (where existing genes are rendered inactive).


    Almost...
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    Re: And now this.... GM bees.

    Thing is, this never happened. In both cases where Monsanto sued farmers (Bowman and Schmeiser), the farmers had knowingly and deliberately planted and propagated patented seeds without paying the...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I don't. I'm attaching a vacuum line to the pot (to the port where the weight normally sits) and using that to create a weak vacuum. If you release the pressure quickly (by pulling the vacuum line...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I sell mine in mason jars, and about half my customers expect the lids to be sealed when they buy them. It also prevents leaks during transport. Using the pressure cooker as a vacuum chamber takes...
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    Re: Vacuum sealing mason jars of honey?

    I don't know about that item, and it looks like it goes in place of the normal lid, so it may not be what you want.

    That said, it is very easy to seal mason jars without heating - assuming you...
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    Re: MAQS on single deep hive

    Double strip on a single deep, as per the manufacture's instructions for a full-dose treatment.
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    Re: MAQS on single deep hive

    I treat in the spring prior to adding a super, and haven't had any issues. For this treatment I target when the hive is getting close to needing a super (e.g. I know it is healthy and the queen is...
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    Re: question for canadian beeks

    FWIW, I've dealt with Dancing Bee extensively and they have been nothing other than professional, helpful and quick to fix the one mistake they made in an order.
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    Two resource hive questions

    I recently built a resource hive which I am planning on using to raise replacement queens, make brood/resources to transfer to other hives, and to over-winter some smaller colonies as a hedge against...
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    Re: Uncapped honey for mead

    Partially cured honey is at a high risk of fermenting spontaneously. I would recommend either using it immediately after extraction, or freezing it after extraction until needed. A refrigerator is...
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    Re: Anyone know what this is

    We call it that here too.
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    Re: Nectar Flow Ontario

    I've been trying to find this information myself, and unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any sort of centralised information on that front. I'm close to central Michigan, so I've been able to...
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    Resource hive question

    I've been thinking of starting a resource hive as part of my management strategy for my (very small, but as big as I want it) apiary. The idea would be to use it to generate resources to help out my...
  21. Thread: Cold summer

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    Re: Cold summer

    Its the same here in southern Ontario (similar climate to Ohio/southern Michigan). Everything is 2-3 weeks behind; flowers, farmers planting, etc. We started with a bit of strength - good apple/pear...
  22. Thread: Bee Vaccum

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    Re: Bee Vaccum

    A hot lead injection will help with the stink...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    As psm mentioned, the article you linked to says nothing about the evolution of resistance. From a strictly evolutionary perspective, thermotolerance (tolerance to heat) is relatively easy to evolve....
  24. Re: Kids shooting at my hives with a pellet gun?

    If its a single pellet, it may just be a missed shot. I don't think most kids would leave after one 1 shot...
  25. Thread: Oak on MEAD

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    Re: Oak on MEAD

    I'm a tad late in replying...hopefully I'm not too late.

    Small casks like this tend to impart flavours into whatever liquid is in them very quickly - much quicker than normal 55 gal barrels. This...
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