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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Greetings from Ancient Olympia.
« Last post by tycrnp on June 23, 2017, 10:25:18 PM »
Welcome!   :grin:
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: What is going on in Europe?
« Last post by Psparr on June 23, 2017, 10:01:47 PM »
I guess the world is doomed because the Muslim population is growing faster then the Christian population.
In all of this no one is counting us Agnostics and Atheists ! !
Well they will certainly help speed up the cause.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: What is going on in Europe?
« Last post by Geoff on June 23, 2017, 09:32:17 PM »
I guess the world is doomed because the Muslim population is growing faster then the Christian population.
In all of this no one is counting us Agnostics and Atheists ! !
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Epi Pens
« Last post by Geoff on June 23, 2017, 09:19:49 PM »
 
                                       During a routine check up with my GP this week after a request for a script for an Epi-Pen I was given a quite comprehensive lecture on the possible downsides of using the same.              Apparently there can be serious side effects if the patient is on some medications which can conflict with the adrenaline. The suggestions to me were if a visitor is already known to be suspect an antihistamine tablet before visiting would be advisable.
I have always had an Epi-Pen on hand but had no need to use one to this time so I will now be following up with more research and questions.
   
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Splitting a Package of Bees
« Last post by eltalia on June 23, 2017, 07:11:05 PM »
@Steel Tiger;

All that reads as fantastic in colony growth rates, assuming your bottom "deep"
was/is as well ahead as the top "deep" in respect of brood frames. Lucks to your bees!
To address your question?
Propagation is more about bee numbers than flows or honey storage levels.
Where brood frames are well covered and egg VS new bees are obviously well sustained
you could expect a successful split when done maybe six weeks before a dearth (wintering or rainy season).
It is a managed risk to rely on honey flows as colony survival depends more on emerging brood
than significant stores of honey. Emerging brood comes from sufficient nursing with backup
pollen stores, usually a feature of developed brood frames.

Cheers.

Bill

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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: What is going on in Europe?
« Last post by kathyp on June 23, 2017, 07:08:04 PM »
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OMG  We train one Muslim group how to kill another Muslim group and provide weapons each and every time we get involved in the middle east.  Then 10 years pass and we don't like the group we trained to fight so we train another group, sometimes multiple groups, give them arms to fight the group we once supported.  That is what history has proven.
It is time to learn from history as we keep repeating the same mistake.

This is not entirely incorrect, but it doesn't matter.  The religion has been in conquest mode since its founding.  What we do or don't doesn't matter to their goals.  To the extent that engaging costs us money or resources it impacts us but it does not slow or speed what they want to do. 

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They are working pretty good.  Now if we would put as much effort into getting other countries to sanction them as we do showing our guns they would be a non issue.

The UN has never had an inspection program that worked.  Everyone they were supposed to be watching became nuclear powers except Iraq.  It was the UN failure to certify the conditions in Iraq that led us to war with them again.   If you doubt that, go back and read the UN reports from Blix and  ElBaradei before the war.  Much rewriting of history has been done, but the original docs are still out there for those who care.

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They have to let inspectors in.  There are consequences if they don't abide.

What are those consequences?  how do we know if they are not complying if there are "no go" zones in their country...just like Iraq.

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Most inspectors give notice before they inspect.  Does your bee inspector show up unannounced and just dig into your hives?

Really??  Do you want to compare a hive inspection to compliance on weapons?  And if my inspector does give notice and there is a hive I wish to keep from him what will I do with it?  Maybe hide it??

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In the other case N. Korea, we have no idea what they have or what they can do.

What do you suggest we do about that?  here is what has been tried.  I am sure the powers would love any suggestions you have

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/dprkchron

Honestly, I think NK is less likely to use nukes that Iran.  NK, however, has sold a lot of its tech to Iran.  They have also been caught smuggling hardware to Iran.  We don't know what got through.  I believe that when Iran is confident that it can make enough missiles work to accomplish its end of world beliefs/goals, they will use them.  The Muslim world believes that also and that is why the one thing they unite on is their wish to rein in Iran. 




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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: What is going on in Europe?
« Last post by Psparr on June 23, 2017, 06:53:43 PM »
The inspectors have to give notice before they can inspect. What good is that.

Most inspectors give notice before they inspect.  Does your bee inspector show up unannounced and just dig into your hives?
That's just dumb. Me trying to hide foul brood is just a dumb analogy to Iran trying to hide nuke activity.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR MEMBER NAME?
« Last post by eltalia on June 23, 2017, 06:33:16 PM »
"eltalia" is a form of "strine" on The Italian.
But I am not Italian, I am Australian, northern.aussie@Lat.18... there is a difference  :cool:
At it since the mid '60s today I focus on rescues and management for others, my apiry interest
switching to propagating our native species Trigona/Trigonella, interesting little buggers
indeed  :grin:

Cheers.

Bill
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Splitting a Package of Bees
« Last post by Oldbeavo on June 23, 2017, 06:33:06 PM »
some times how late a split is done is dependant on the honey flow available between the split and winter.
Also from the original hive you have taken a large chunk of the next generation of bees, we would never take 6 frames of brood from a hive at once. A lot of potential nurse bees lost from the hive. So if you plan to split again, how will that effect the original hive population going into Autumn?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: When are hivelocks worthwhile?
« Last post by Oldbeavo on June 23, 2017, 06:21:50 PM »
For attaching the strapping to an emlock we use a clip the is crushed to secure it with purpose made applicator.
If you google any strapping company you will find these clips, they are for nylon strapping but work on poly woven strap.
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