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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello im a new beekeeper and have run into a small problem. I have heard that one of the main killer of bees is the chemicals that are sprayed over row crops, the only problem is where I live there is nothing but crop fields for 45 minutes in any direction. we have a small 5 acre plot of woods...
  2. Bee Forum
    Something that I'd like to make fellow beeks aware of is the presence of a new agricultural pest across the south. The sugarcane aphid, initially discovered in FL in 1971 and then in LA in 1999 in sugarcane fields has recently adapted and is now using milo or grain sorghum as a host plant...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys - I've been trying not to treat my hives for Varroa mites but the majority of my hives should a significant increase this year and have way exceeding my threshold for treating. I'm going to use Apiguard. Do I have to add a "shim" or put an empty super on top of my brood boxes or can...
  4. Bee Forum
    I feel let down once our local farmer proceeds to enter the acreage we have leased and lucky for me its only 6 acres. This year, corn and yes it was planted with no till/drill process. My questioning of the neonicotinoids surrounding the corn was basically ignored/returned with silence and...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    A buddy of mine is in commercial construction and has recommended Advantech sheathing versus pine boards and plywood. The longevity and strength of the material is awesome. He's seen boards exposed to the weather elements not warp, bend, or loose their strength after being outside for over 10...
  6. Bee Forum
    Does anyone know where I might be able to read about the affects of lawn chemicals on bees? I have two nucs at my sisters house. I just found out (after the fact) that her boyfriend sprayed the lawn with "CUTTER - Backyard Bug Control" There's nothing that I know of that I can do now, but if...
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