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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Registering your weapons
« Last post by iddee on January 28, 2015, 12:20:49 PM »
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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Registering your weapons
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on January 28, 2015, 12:16:15 PM »
I always figured one of the deadlier weapons is the baseball bat... I think you should have to be 18 to handle one and have a license...  probably have a training certificate to prove you can handle it safely...
What about golf clubs? I think Tiger Woods should register his clubs...
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THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Registering your weapons
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on January 28, 2015, 12:15:34 PM »
I made a potato cannon for my kids.
Registration was required.
I made a potato gun... I would never register something like that even if it is "required" It is just PVC pipes and fittings with a couple screws through it with a grill ignition system. That said a friend of mine had one that he was using until it got wet enough that it stopped working. He left it by his garage and the next morning went to put it away. He hit the button and boom.... I seem to remember something about always treat a gun as if it were loaded always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction... Was a good thing he headed that... scared the crap out of him.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Winter Bee House
« Last post by GSF on January 28, 2015, 12:00:38 PM »
Bush_84; Down South it might be a waste, but where you're at it's probably a must. I've been reading CC Miller's book "Fifty years amongst the bees". He kept his in a basement during the winter.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Follow the Bloom 2015
« Last post by GSF on January 28, 2015, 11:57:13 AM »
Daffodils - Elmore County
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Winter Bee House
« Last post by Bush_84 on January 28, 2015, 11:44:48 AM »
A bit of a grave dig but wanted to update. I have dryer vents on opposing sides of shed. One has a fan attached to a timer. It pulls fresh air in for 15 min three times a day. So that will keep air fresh. I bought a plug in with a thermostat built in. It turns on at 35 and turns off at 45.  That's about perfect.  Have a space heater in there. It's sealed up tight. No light. I checked on my bees a few weeks ago. Just popped the top. At this point in the winter my bees would be really taking big chunks out of my mountain camp sugar,but they hadn't touched much. So far no losses. Havent been able to say that in years. So far this is paying off.

I know some of you in the south, such as jay, think it's a waste, but near 100% losses every winter is a waste. So far I can tell you that my bees are light years ahead of previous winters. If I can get each hive through the winter then this will not have been a waste.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: To early for splits?
« Last post by capt44 on January 28, 2015, 10:49:51 AM »
I am in Central Arkansas and am usually about 3 weeks behind the beekeepers in Georgia and Northern Florida.
But as said before I don't even consider splitting hives until I have Drones flying.
Usually here around the 1st week in March I will have drones walking around inside the hive.
I usually don't start splits until I see them flying.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Two queens in one hive
« Last post by capt44 on January 28, 2015, 10:45:50 AM »
I believe having 2 queens is more comman than one thinks.
I've had folks go thru their hives and say I found an unmarked queen and quit looking.
Then again in a week or two say I found my marked Queen.
Beekeepers have a tendency when they find a queen in a hive to quit looking for queens.
You can have a queen in each box and the hive still work.
That's just my observation the last couple of years.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: most gentle bee breed?
« Last post by capt44 on January 28, 2015, 10:41:35 AM »
Pure breed of Honey Bee? When the Queen is made the genetics from both sides, Queen and Drones play into the breed of bee.
About the only way would be Instermental Insemination and even then you need to know the genetics on both sides.
The honey bees were brought here from Europe by the settlers, the bees swarmed and expanded. They crossed bred to the point where a pure bred bee species is unheard of.
That Italian, Russian, and such may have traits from 3 or 4 generations back.
Good luck on a pure bred honey bee.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Little o
« Last post by jayj200 on January 28, 2015, 08:32:04 AM »
what did o do now?

did he shut off the Alasken pipeline?
this stumped Rush Limbau, what does Glen Beck say about this
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