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Offline Understudy

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Dennis vanEngelsdorp speaks on CCD , beekeepers listen
« on: May 10, 2007, 11:14:39 PM »
http://www.ydr.com/doverwestyork/ci_5809097

I am shocked to hear that chemicals might be an issue. Shocked I tell you.

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Re: Dennis vanEngelsdorp speaks on CCD , beekeepers listen
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 01:12:33 PM »
Understudy,  I have mixed feelings on that.  5 out of 7 colonies I lost last fall I had treated.
The 5 I had to survive had no treatment what so ever.  "all" queens were 2 yrs or older. I have noticed in 7 yrs I have been keeping bees, if a colony looses the queen during a good flow they keep right on gathering nector.
As of right now I'm looking at 100+ lbs  of honey per colony. Even the two swarms I got this year. I was lucky to have drawn comb frames to give them. The first swarm filled a deep up in 10 days.
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Re: Dennis vanEngelsdorp speaks on CCD , beekeepers listen
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 07:30:21 PM »
doak,

Understudy really thinks it has something to do with chemicals. You really must keep up.  :-D
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