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  Topic: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Quest for the Good Life

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:57 pm   Subject: Please to hear it
I agree once again with trekmate that it is for individuals to decide. Of course of all of the ones registered on this forum, you hear but a few of them.

The vast majority are rarely heard. These ...
  Topic: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Quest for the Good Life

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:35 pm   Subject: Wow, so many replies, where to begin
Firstly thank you to all of you for taking the time to reply.

Phil, I am certainly not trying to create a false dichotomy. I am being provocative because that's often the only time you get the bes ...
  Topic: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Quest for the Good Life

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:16 pm   Subject: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Thanks for all your interesting comments, and I make no apology for setting the scene with a controversial poll.

I know natural bee keeping is deeply set in it's methods and beliefs and that is qui ...
  Topic: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Quest for the Good Life

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:17 pm   Subject: Yes I suppose it is a ridiculous question but . . .
Barbara, thanks for your comments.

I appreciate what you say and I am digging into the moral fibre of natural bee keeping I suppose in an attempt to try and understand it more deeply.

Your comm ...
  Topic: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Quest for the Good Life

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:56 pm   Subject: Would you use the perfect miticide?
Forgive me for being a fantasist here but how would you react to this situation . . .

The year is 2019 and the good news is that a large German chemical company in funded by the countries bee keep ...
 
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