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by TomTheobald
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Full line of equipment for small to medium beekeeping operation
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Full line of equipment for small to medium beekeeping operation

I'm listing this equipment for my friend Harold Scherbenski. Harold has the longest standing beekeeping operation in Boulder County. This equipment will be good for a small to medium beekeeping operation and it is all in good condition. Harold wants to sell it all, not piece by piece. Call Harold di...
by TomTheobald
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Mason Bees for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

Re: Mason Bees for sale

MASON BEES
I will have Mason Bees for sale again this year. $10/straw, 3 for $25. I am taking orders and will have the straws at the March BCBA meeting. Call me at 303-652-2266 to place orders or for more info, or by my e-mail bkpr.tom@indra.com.
Tom Theobald
by TomTheobald
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Mason Bees for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 3982

Mason Bees for sale

I've propagated Mason Bees (Blue Orchard Bees) in Boulder County for 25 or 30 years and have built my population to the point where I will have filled straws for sale. These will emerge about the last week of March and should be set out by the middle of March. I'm not sure yet of the exact number of...
by TomTheobald
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Public fear and pesticide marketing
Replies: 1
Views: 10714

Public fear and pesticide marketing

"United States pesticide makers appear to have tapped a sales bonanza in the increasing numbers of broad-scale pest elimination programs conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture," cheerfully reported one trade journal in 1958... Silent Spring, Chapter 10. There was an article in the morning p...
by TomTheobald
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil
Replies: 3
Views: 7638

Re: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil

Here is a longer list of studies from Henk Tennekes' site. Not all deal directly with soil, but most do.
Tom
http://www.farmlandbirds.net/en/search/node/soil
by TomTheobald
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil
Replies: 3
Views: 7638

Re: Silent Spring – Realms of the Soil

The general consensus is that the neonics have a very damaging effect on a wide range of soil life-forms. Here is one study on the effect on earthworms: Earthworms are more susceptible to neonicotinoids than to other modern synthetic insecticides http://www.farmlandbirds.net/en/content/earthworms-ar...
by TomTheobald
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Words
Replies: 7
Views: 13273

Words

This is probably my third reading of Silent Spring, first when it was new, then about 10 or 12 years ago and now this time. What struck me in chapter 3, Elixirs of Death, is how little things have changed. With the change of just a few words, a few product names, Carson could have written this last ...
by TomTheobald
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:10 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – Chapter One: effective or manipulative?
Replies: 10
Views: 19352

Re: Silent Spring – Chapter One: effective or manipulative?

It is both manipulative and effective. Most writing is manipulative in one way or another. Carson sets the scene and the context, then poses the question she proposes to answer. It;s not very subtle, but works for what she has in store.
by TomTheobald
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Silent Spring – What's your edition?
Replies: 7
Views: 13933

Re: Silent Spring – What's your edition?

I just picked up a copy today (7-5) at Barnes and Noble in Boulder and it looks like it is a 2002 printing. It does have the pen and ink illustrations by the Darlings. For those of you who have this recent printing and want to refresh you memory of Rachel Carson, read page 379 first.
Tom Theobald
by TomTheobald
Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Beekeeping
Topic: PESTICIDES
Replies: 0
Views: 3770

PESTICIDES

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/science-a-environmental/33890-videos-of-30th-national-pesticide-healthy-communities-forum-presentations-released.html Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--June 1, 2012. Beyond Pesticides is pleased to announce the release of videos from Healthy Communities, the 30th National...