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Old 04-29-2015, 05:25 PM   #16
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There might be environmental variables that affect when mites get frisky; the sensors might track that, rather than sensing the mites themselves.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:45 AM   #17
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Obama hopes to save the honey bee.

He's going to announce a coordinated plan between multiple government agencies to stop the decline of the honey bee in the US.

It's gonna piss some special interest groups off, but appears to enjoy bipartisan support, at least in theory.

Read the article for the details, or wait for the plan to be officially released today, but it will impact everything from how highway roadside mowing is done to which pesticides are permitted for agricultural use and when.
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:57 PM   #18
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So long honey bees, we hardly knew ye.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:40 PM   #19
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:08 PM   #20
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That's an amazing video.
Slightly tangential... Norway's Bumblebee Highway.

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The corridor is set to cover a pollen station every 250 meters.

“The idea is to create a route through the city with enough feeding stations for the bumblebees all the way. Enough food will also help the bumblebees withstand manmade environmental stress better,” Tonje Waaktaar Gamst of the Oslo Garden Society told Osloby newspaper, The Local reports.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:33 PM   #21
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Very cool! Great find.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:18 AM   #22
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I never officially came out as a no bee keeper. 0 hives survived the winter. The varoa numbers were supposedly low enough but it was brutally cold. *shrug*
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:38 PM   #23
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Not how to bring new ones home...
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:01 PM   #24
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Japanese honeybees use temp to kill predator. Maybe the euro bees could ;earn a few things
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:26 PM   #25
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Wouldn't it be more economical for the bees to outsource a squad of bombardier bettles ?

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Old 06-18-2015, 06:06 PM   #26
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Who knew bees' hearts were this big?

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Old 06-19-2015, 01:02 AM   #27
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Awwwwwwww!
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Old 06-19-2015, 03:07 PM   #28
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Nice.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:27 PM   #29
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Frames? We ain't got no frames. We don't need no stinkin' frames.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:56 AM   #30
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Unnecessary extravagance. I took an empty place holder frame out of a hive last weekend to give them a frame of brood. They had already started building comb in it. Industrious little creatures, busy as
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