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Colony Collapse Disorder prevention turns out to be easy


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www.permies.com Colony Collapse Disorder solved. Well, I guess it’s been solved all along. The organic people experienced little, if any coony collapse disorder. Jacqueline Freeman is the author of an upcoming book “Bees, the OTHER Way”. She points out the different strategies that conventional bee keepers might try to save their hives from colony collapse disorder. Throughout the video I count off the first twelve. There are several more points that ended up on the editing room floor. For that stuff, make sure to visit the discussion at http 12 things to prevent colony collapse disorder: #1 general approach: use organic practices #2 general approach: strengthen bee immune system instead of “attack and kill” what nature uses to remove weak bees #3 don’t use insecticide (for mite control or any other insect problem) inside of hives – bees are insects! #4 allow bees to create their own cell size (typically smaller) – no more pre-made foundation or cells #5 genetics based on “survival of the fittest” is superior to genetics resulting from mass production where the weak are medicated #6 swarming is the natural way to good genetics #7 local bees have adapted to challenges in your area #8 stop moving hives #9 feed bees honey, not sugar water #10 feed bees polyculture blossoms, not monoculture #11 stop using insecticides on crops – bees are insects! #12 raise hives off the ground Don’t feed bees honey that you find in the supermarket. The USDA has shared information with

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Home Grown HONEY!


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It’s me in the kitchen with some of the gorgeous dripping sweetness of our homegrown food. Join my family as we make dinner! It’s soo healthy you will want to cry from your unsatiated drooling. We cared for the bees who made this honey comb for a year of drought before a wonderful rainy winter and spring brought them such heavy nectar flows that we just had to eat some ourselves! I looove insects, and bees have got to be my favorite. We crushed and strained the rest of the comb and jarred up lots that night. Later I melted the wax in my sun oven and strained out the cocoons… and made hand salve and lip gloss with the wax. Ultimate yumminess!!!!! These bees and their queen are from B. Weaver Apiaries. www.beeweaver.com

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Beekeeping queen cells.MPG


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Wallace Family Apiary wallacefamilyapiary.yolasite.com We are a growing small family beekeeping business, located in Starke, Florida. This year we will continue with live bee removals, sign pollination agreements with our local farmers, and will have 100% pure Florida Honey for sale. Another Wallace Family apiary video. Beekeeping in North Florida and raising queen honey bees

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Kirk Webster on Self Organizing Beekeeping Pt 1 of 3


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One of the heroes of the bee world is a Buddhist beekeeper in Vermont, Kirk Webster. “When the mites hit the bees big-time in the nineties, and people started putting chemicals in the hives, Webster decided that wasn’t the way to go,” says Jacobsen. “He let most of his bees die, and he took the survivors, bred them with each other, and introduced hardy Russian bees into the hive. But to do this he went without an income for a decade. He lives simply. And he developed bees largely resistant to mites.” Webster, known as the Bee Mystic, sees the mite problem as nature’s way to root out the weaker bees—think survival of the fittest. But letting nature take its course as Webster did requires patience, something industrial beekeepers lack. Their mantra is profits; patience is costly. Treat the bees with respect, however, and you get prosperous, healthy hives, and lots of nutrient-rich honey. Which is what Jacobsen himself is doing on his few acres of undeveloped land in Vermont. He got some bees from Webster and let them do their own thing, starting with building their own hives, which are not the rectangular boxes that the industrial apiaries use, but V-shaped. Organic. Not stackable. Not conducive to being trucked around the country.

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