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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis

Pinging you guys. Think you might find this interesting.


2 posted on 04/02/2007 5:49:09 AM PDT by EarthBound (Ex Deo,gratia. Ex astris,scientia (Duncan Hunter in 2008! http://www.gohunter08.com))
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To: EarthBound
Yes, very interesting.

It does not explain the anecdotal reports that I'm hearing that the problem is mostly affecting migratory colonies used for pollination. I'll have to re-read the article, perhaps there might be an "angle" whereby stationary colonies are just that more stabalized, they are not affected as much. In the bee club wintering poll, I can say that just about everyone with up to 3 hives (these would all be stationary), had all come thru the winter.

I now have 3 colonies, all stationary in the same spots for 4 years. All made it thru the winter, and one in particular. This one hive is full to the brim - it has the population a normal hive might have in late July ( it took me getting stung in the ear to determine this! they stung me thru the veil where I guess my ear was brushing up against it). I'm sure I'm gonna see some swarming in the future from this hive, although I added the first honey super to give them some more room and hold off swarming if possible.

11 posted on 04/02/2007 6:06:02 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPIED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: EarthBound; Alamo-Girl

THANKS.

Fascinating


37 posted on 04/02/2007 7:47:58 AM PDT by Quix (AN AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE PREVENTS ET ABDUCTIONS, STOPS SAME)
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