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 on: October 20, 2014, 10:34:41 AM 
Started by jvalentour - Last post by Michael Bush
In my experience in the current time, they will both fail equally....

 42 
 on: October 20, 2014, 10:30:15 AM 
Started by minz - Last post by Michael Bush
>you will be spoiled forever flying a foreign airline!

That's probably true.  I flew Emirates once or twice.  Economy... Awesome food.  Hot towels.  Legroom.  Good service...

Even SAFI had excellent food and service...

I just flew United and didn't even get a beverage... not sure why they just stopped half way through.  Maybe they were expecting turbulence that didn't happen...

 43 
 on: October 20, 2014, 10:26:27 AM 
Started by Daniel G - Last post by Michael Bush
>1. We are planning on downsizing and moving to a smaller abode. If I have my two hives on our current property and we move, how far must the hives be moved to prevent the bees from returning to the old location?

2 miles is a good bet.  If you only move 1 mile, try to find a place 2 miles or more away to put them for a few weeks first.

 44 
 on: October 20, 2014, 10:18:12 AM 
Started by Michael Bush - Last post by Michael Bush
>"This is what happens at the end of wars," he said, arguing that he had followed in the path of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.

Yea, I guess he did mention those presidents, even though NONE of them were involved in any release or exchange of POWs after a war...

 45 
 on: October 20, 2014, 10:08:16 AM 
Started by rookie2531 - Last post by Michael Bush
>How many empty nuc boxes do you like to have standing by for this approach?

I never thought if it that way... I have lots of nuc boxes... if I were guessing I have a couple of hundred two frame nuc boxes, three or four three and four frame boxes, twenty or thirty five frame nucs boxes and I can always put them in an eight frame box and just fill the rest of the box with foundationless frames or plastic undrawn PF120's (frame and foundation).  If I were starting over, I might just use all eight frame boxes and make a lot of follower boards... but I have nucs.

 46 
 on: October 20, 2014, 09:55:14 AM 
Started by BlueBee - Last post by Michael Bush
The constitution has always given the government a lot of power as long as they follow due process.  They can hold you temporarily while things get sorted out (such as a court ordered quarantine) and the courts can decide if it's warranted or not.  It's the same with search and seizure.  They could always hold you temporarily while they get a warrant.  What worries me is when there is no due process...  They should not be able to hold you for any significant length of time without having to justify it to the court.

> when a NURSE flies across the country ignoring the voluntary quarantine order .

The last I heard she had specific permission from the CDC:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/10/15/cdc-officials-confirm-they-told-dallas-ebola-patient-it-was-ok-for-her-to-fly-even-with-low-grade-fever-report/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-nurse-called-cdc-several-times/
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ebola-virus-outbreak/ebola-nurse-amber-vinson-checked-cdc-flight-source-n226961


 47 
 on: October 20, 2014, 09:48:06 AM 
Started by Jow4040 - Last post by Michael Bush
>Firstly, I have read that a queen can lay up to 2000 eggs in a day. If the queen was laying this amount daily does this also mean that there would be around 2000 bees dying each day?

Depending on the time of year and what she is laying (which also depends on the time of year)... yes.

> The reason I ask is I have noticed 5-10 bees each day scattered dead around the area the hive is in. I am sure there is probably more lying around that I haven't found but I was just wondering if it is normal to find bees like this. Do bees normally die within a 10m zone of the hive or do they die inside the hive to be carried out? Or elsewhere?

I would say some leave and don't make it back.  Some fly out and die.  Some die in the hive and are carried out...

>Secondly i was thinking about honey flow.  I know it is probably way too early to be thinking about honey but I had been reading about identifying nectar flows to decide when is best to rob the bees. My bees will be urban bees and will most probably forage from a wide range of species in people's gardens. There will be no one huge bloom of a single species as far as I know. Does this mean I will see a more consistent honey flow over the year? Do urban bees tend to produce more honey as they are exposed to flowers over a longer period?

Probably, but it depends on what the non-urban bees have available...

> Does this mean that I will have to be less careful about when I rob the bees (providing it's not too late in the season) as they will most likely have nectar sources to rebuild their supplies with?

You always have to allow that at the end of the season things dry up quickly...

 48 
 on: October 20, 2014, 09:47:43 AM 
Started by rookie2531 - Last post by 10framer
i sounds like your flows probably get started in mid may to early june from what you said earlier.  you can't really raise good queens until there is a decent flow on.  so, if your question is do you miss the main flow by starting new hives with queens you raised that season the answer is probably yes.  i think you would do better by wintering nucs and trying to expand them before the flows get kicked off or make big splits late in the spring/summer flows and winter twice as many full colonies.  no matter how you do it you will sacrifice some honey production.   

 49 
 on: October 20, 2014, 09:43:49 AM 
Started by GSF - Last post by danno
It grows like crazy around here.   I do right of way clearing and spraying as part of my job.    I am a Lic. Commercial Applicator and sassafras is one of the targets. 

 50 
 on: October 20, 2014, 09:40:05 AM 
Started by 10framer - Last post by 10framer
with last week's rain that's good timing gary

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