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Hi,

Thanks to everyone that has listened to our chat with Randy.

Here is the transcription of the recent interview with Randy Oliver.  Randy started as a hobbyist beekeeper in 1967. Then went to study biological sciences, specializing in entomology at University.

We had some hearing impaired beekeepers contact us about providing this transcription.  If this is useful to you please comment below.  We may make it part of our regular show notes.

Randy Oliver Transcription
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Winter Bee House
« Last post by Bush_84 on January 29, 2015, 12:27:39 AM »
I am not sure what an attic has to do with a bee shed. Have you ever had a bee get into your house? They go to the first window they see.  If you let light get into the shed the bees will go straight for it. It needs to be vented, but you can't have light. I still get bees on the floor,but so far I haven't found any outside the shed. My fan keeps the air fresh. Remember that you have breathing insects in the shed.  Then the heater keeps it at the perfect temp. It's easy for somebody in Florida to say that winter is no big deal, but come up here and experience a week straight of subzero temps in March. It's a killer.  In March my hives are generally light and lower on population from a long winter.  Then it freezes and you get a small cluster on little honey. Boom 100% loss. Now my hives willie shielded from that and I'm feeling pretty confident right now about my odds.
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 I think sometimes the conservatives just get too caught up in absolutes to stay pragmatic.  Quote from Bluebee.

There are no European countries with a Bill of Rights.

There are no European governments that espouse man's Gods given rights.

There is not Freedom of The Press in Europe as we in America know it.

It would be nice if you knew what you were talking about.  Go read a book.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Gasoline prices
« Last post by jvalentour on January 28, 2015, 10:53:18 PM »
$1.71 at the local Sa_'s Club.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Way to Go in Jacksonville Florida!
« Last post by jvalentour on January 28, 2015, 10:51:27 PM »
12 hits though, that's impressive.
I'm sure the bad guy did stand still either.

The Ferguson Cop's pattern was impressive as well.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: G Geen
« Last post by jvalentour on January 28, 2015, 10:46:46 PM »
I just can't see the point of it.
Whomever is advising him is either out of touch or, sadly, way too in touch.
I read that he has a very small circle of advisers, maybe they are trying (feebly) to reach out.

I'm not an O believer but I do respect the office of the President.  Sadly, many in DC do not.  Especially in the White House.
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Re: Any ALDHA Thru-Hikers present?
« Last post by iddee on January 28, 2015, 10:21:35 PM »
I walked the length of a football field once.    :cool:   :grin:
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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FORUM / Any ALDHA Thru-Hikers present?
« Last post by Apis629 on January 28, 2015, 08:22:50 PM »
In 2012 I managed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail (2,184.4 miles in 2012, length changes every year). And, luck would have it, I actually met a career beekeeper hiking Southbound who was from the UK. So, I'm tempted to ask, has anyone else here completed one of the legs of the triple crown (PCT, CDT, AT), and which class year?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: To early for splits?
« Last post by Apis629 on January 28, 2015, 08:17:16 PM »
I would be itching to start making splits between mid-February to early-March depending upon weather. But I'm in line with Tampa, so we get frost about once every few years.
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I would make the arguement that the position of never going above three supers is more a matter of convenience to the beekeeper than the bees. Once I get more than two supers on a hive, I'm pretty much always bottom-supering for the rest of that flow. I don't have much in the way of empirical evidence, but I generally error on the side of keeping space above the brood nest during the busy season.
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