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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    not taught on purpose. if history is not clear then the line "greedy European Rebels who raided the country for their own gain" can be said in school to describe the first Americans, and the kids...
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    Robert, does your canvass cloth hang out past the edge even a little bit, If so wicking could remove moisture as well. Center of the cloth damp,, edge out in the sun and /or wind
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    right and then "Who Watches the Watchers" "Who Approves the Approvers" its is and will be a slippery slope. that is why I like the books from the early 1900s less likely to be affected by...
  4. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Ok JWChesnut, In California, would you not agree with all the Almonds and other crops, needing pollination out there and the 1.4 million or however many hives are trucked in to the state every year,...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Greg, well there yo go. we have differing views of alternate. My view "standard media" nbc cbs abc and newspapers. Alternate media, E books, websites, YouTube, Beesource, google translate, all the...
  6. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    ok thanks , good information.
    your site in this slice of time worked best Treated, would you concur?
    IMO other sites and other time slices may or may not behave the same.
    GG
  7. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Michael, right for that site the pesticides are Equal, However what if all sites in this study had some contamination, and the contamination is the "cause" and the Mites are the "symptom". I may be...
  8. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    The message board format seems designed for the few lonely folks still active to ignore the content, and get up on their hobby horse about their particular obsession.

    ???Not sure here,,JWC are you...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    I will whole heartily agree with the need for critical thinking. With the spoon feeding of children by schools and media and culture I am not so sure this ability is being propagated. I am sure...
  10. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Relating to the Pesticide issue. So This is my opinion, there I do not now need to look this up for everyone. Some pesticides are in the seed and ground these end up in pollen and nectar. there are...
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    Re: TIN FOIL HAT or REALITY?

    Nooo to what?? This forum is an alternate media and new tech. My first 20 years doing beekeeping I had 2 books and my Dad. Was really not much else "I had access" to. Lived in the sticks and did...
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    Re: open feeding in winter zone 5b

    Start doing a "lift" test. Grab the back of the hive and lift it up. Either guess the weight and note that value or just do a wow this one is heavy and O Boy this one is light.
    Then note the ones...
  13. Re: Interest in purchasing New Zealand queens being sought

    So how does one guarantee than no "pests or mites" come into Canada/North America on these Queens?
    Seems fraught with risk.

    GG
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    Sticky: Re: clong 2018-2019 Treatment Free Experience

    So How can he get a grant with out sensationalism?? in Greg's example 10 to 5,, +5 to 10 again "I need a grant to study Zero Percent decline" he is not going to be funded.
    Or it may be the...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hi Greg, This area appx 12-14 acres we are clear cutting to promote regrowth and habitat for species needing thick edge/new growth.
    there are 8-12 large pine trees, that will be "exposed" to wind...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Hello to the gang,
    first Happy new year and merry Christmas.

    Second, I have the "ability" to some what document, the path of cutting trees (white pine and red pine) from day 1, to skidding,...
  17. Thread: New to bees

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    Re: New to bees

    Hi Michael, What source do you like/use for foundation? I am thinking of converting to 5.1 first then in a year or 2 to 4.9. First step use current comb for honey supers, second step use the 5.1...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    "I would put the empty drawn frame inside and the frame being drawn outside until there is a flow"

    Sorry I read the line several times and could not quite be 100% on your meaning and how it may be...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Saltybee, if you are suggesting placing an empty comb in the middle of the cluster, I whole heartily disagree, I am a believer of brood nest integrity, and in the fall this forced split of the nest...
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    Re: Definition of "Artificial Swarm" ??

    As other have weighed in this is My Opinion:
    Must the queen be removed from her original location? Yes as in the real swarm will have the queen leave
    Must there necessarily be a reduction in...
  21. Thread: Worm wood

    by Gray Goose
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    Re: Worm wood

    I would use the wood
    if the holes are an issue for you then there are ways.... you can mix sawdust with glue and paste the holes with that, if there is a lot, of holes, caulk could work.
    I take my...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    thanks the pdf is in the to do list, seems easy enough. this years honey is setting up already, be nice to do many instead of 3 or 4 at a time.
    GG
  23. Sticky: Re: treating vs. not treating for mites: opinion thread

    I have read and heard from other keepers that a declining hive , for example fall queenless hive, bees will leave and join other hives, this also can have an impact, if the weekend hive was weakened...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    that is a great idea, can do many more than a pot full as well
    thanks a new project on the list
    GG
  25. Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Ok then,

    from a treating VRS not treating point of view. Some of these "abandoned" Apiaries, may be interesting to "sift" thru in 18-24 months, post abandonment.
    The "needing treatment" hives...
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