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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Howdy!
« Last post by Ben Framed on June 28, 2022, 11:40:32 pm »
You are welcome! Good to have you at Beemaster!

Phillip
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Howdy!
« Last post by lugil on June 28, 2022, 11:38:42 pm »
Hi, Thanks for ad. I am new to beekeeping, I have four hives. So far things are going well. I know theres lots to learn.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Crowded bees cranky?
« Last post by Ben Framed on June 28, 2022, 11:13:22 pm »
Hi trace.3820 It has been my experience when the flow has dwindled and the weather gets hot this will happen many times even with my gentle bees, which normally in the spring flow seem to pay little attention to me. It seems they get more defensive as resources slow and weather heat up.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Crop report?
« Last post by gww on June 28, 2022, 11:12:54 pm »
My (wife's) garden. Or part of it anyway.
Cheers
gww
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BOOKS and AUDIOBOOKS / The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival.
« Last post by Ben Framed on June 28, 2022, 09:05:06 pm »
Has anyone here read this one?

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival
by John Vaillant
 4.06  ?   Rating details ?  12,258 ratings  ?  1,728 reviews
It?s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia?s Far East. The tiger isn?t just killing people, it?s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers sift through the gruesome remains of the victims, they discover that these attacks aren?t random: the tiger is apparently engaged in a vendetta. Injured, starving, and extremely dangerous, the tiger must be found before it strikes again.

As he re-creates these extraordinary events, John Vaillant gives us an unforgettable portrait of this spectacularly beautiful and mysterious region. We meet the native tribes who for centuries have worshipped and lived alongside tigers, even sharing their kills with them. We witness the arrival of Russian settlers in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, soldiers and hunters who greatly diminished the tiger populations. And we come to know their descendants, who, crushed by poverty, have turned to poaching and further upset the natural balance of the region.

This ancient, tenuous relationship between man and predator is at the very heart of this remarkable book. Throughout we encounter surprising theories of how humans and tigers may have evolved to coexist, how we may have developed as scavengers rather than hunters, and how early Homo sapiens may have fit seamlessly into the tiger?s ecosystem. Above all, we come to understand the endangered Siberian tiger, a highly intelligent super-predator that can grow to ten feet long, weigh more than six hundred pounds, and range daily over vast territories of forest and mountain.

Beautifully written and deeply informative, The Tiger circles around three main characters: Vladimir Markov, a poacher killed by the tiger; Yuri Trush, the lead tracker; and the tiger himself. It is an absolutely gripping tale of man and nature that leads inexorably to a final showdown in a clearing deep in the taiga.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Crop report?
« Last post by The15thMember on June 28, 2022, 08:31:04 pm »
We've had a pretty good year so far for the garden.  We had a great harvest of peas and broccoli in the spring.  The green and other colored beans are coming in nicely so far, and the scarlet runner beans are starting to run.  We had almost no cucumbers last year, and they seem to be doing much better this year, plenty of little cucs starting to grow.  We've also had slow tomatoes, but we're having trouble with our soil in our tomato bed being too wet, so that's really just our fault.  The corn seems to be coming along good so far, and we're having a great crop of potatoes.  We aren't even close to zucchini yet though, which is also our fault because a bunch of volunteer sunflowers came up in the bed, and we foolishly let them go, and now they are shading out the zucs.  Also the okra isn't growing at all, and it didn't last year either.  My mom just replanted it in a grow bag so hopefully that situation will get better with some more sun.  It was being shaded out by the four o'clocks, so my mom is thinking perhaps that was the problem.  The lessen we've learned this year is: don't allow flowers to shade out all the vegetables, especially 10 foot tall sunflowers.  :wink:  My mom just said, "That bed was supposed to be okra and zucchini and instead it's sunflowers and four o'clocks!"  :cheesy:           
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Crop report?
« Last post by gww on June 28, 2022, 08:07:52 pm »
My year was about the same as yours though my wife's garden looks amazing right now but I will not be getting july 4 tomatoes.   Several meals of lettice and getting cucumbers and zucchini.   My wife spends hours a day watering though.
Cheers
gww
PS  The birds got all my plumbs and will probably share with the squirrels the peaches which the ones with worms are getting soft now and are already pecked on.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Varroa dedected in Australia
« Last post by max2 on June 28, 2022, 07:12:18 pm »
You are correct.
I think they found Asian Bees in the Cairns area and the area was declared varroa free some time back.

It seems this incursion is much more serious.

Reading between the lines ( I hope I'm wrong) this time varroa was around for some time before it was noticed.

Of course we all hope that it can be erradicated - time will tell.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Crop report?
« Last post by Kathyp on June 28, 2022, 06:13:51 pm »
Most of my garden was destroyed this year.  We had a very wet and cold spring, and then 100 degrees this last weekend.  Most stuff is growing too late to do anything and the spring stuff that was so far behind, bolted.

We also belong to a farm co-op.  We went to pick today.  All that was ready were some beans, peas, onions, and a few herbs.  Everything else was either really late, or ruined by the weather.

What is happening in your area?  I think a farm report would be helpful because I don't think we are getting even a fraction of the story.

Put in your dried goods!   :sad:
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Varroa dedected in Australia
« Last post by The15thMember on June 28, 2022, 12:06:07 pm »
Max, am I correct in remembering that varroa was introduced to Australia several years ago, like 2014 I think, and was successfully eradicated?  I feel like I remember seeing articles from around that time and it was gotten under control again, but maybe I'm incorrect. 
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