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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by sawdstmakr on March 28, 2017, 12:50:16 PM »
Ace,
Where in the Constitution does it give the federal government the right to tell us what insurance we have to buy?
Jim
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello Evreyone
« Last post by sawdstmakr on March 28, 2017, 12:40:27 PM »
Welcome to Beemaster.
Going treatment free is the right way to go.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Giving Honey to Toddlers
« Last post by sawdstmakr on March 28, 2017, 12:34:37 PM »
Keep in mind when you place raw honey in your mouth, it kills the bacteria, when you place sugar in your mouth, you feed the bacteria that causes tooth decay.
Jim
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Hello all from Tappahannock, VA
« Last post by sawdstmakr on March 28, 2017, 12:29:24 PM »
Hello guys,

It is nice to be member of the community. I am new here as well. Greetings to everyone.
Welcome to Beemaster.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Bank Question
« Last post by Michael Bush on March 28, 2017, 10:25:29 AM »
I set up my banks in eight frame medium boxes with a frame that holds two plastic JZBZ cage holders.  I put a frame of brood from each of several hives and a couple of frames of honey.  So it looks something like: HBBQBBH (H=Honey, B=Brood, Q=frame of queen cages) where the frame with the queens is wide (two rows of cages) so there are seven frames.  In three or four weeks there will be a laying queen and I catch her and remove her.  In three or four more there will be another and I repeat.  I am afraid to leave her as I am afraid they will kill the banked queens, though they haven't.  This is one eight frame box.  Since I keep making them queenless they seldom get too strong and if they do I steal a frame of brood or two and give it to another hive.
http://shop.honeyrunapiaries.com/queen-banking-frame-jz-bz
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by gww on March 28, 2017, 09:07:46 AM »
Ace
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Medicare forces everyone in, high risk and low risk.  The only thing they don't do is force people to not engage in an unhealthy lifestyle.

The only thing I can say about this is that I don't believe there is any studie that has shown that it is really cheaper for people to stay healthy longer rather then getting sick earlier. 

In the end everyone is going to die of something and is probly going to get some treatment for that.  Nobody has convinced me that it is more expensive to do heart surgery when a person is 45 and then that person dies of a heart attack at 55 compared to the person who lives to 100 but spent the last 20 years in a home with all kinds of health issues and care given.

You keep putting out that controling the bad things that people do to themselfs is going to be cheaper on the system, but I am not sure that is the truth or even something I would want.  I only want to live so long as life is worth living.  I know I am going to die and if I had something incurable and I could go through hell just to gain a couple of years of life, I can not honestly say that I would take the option to do that.  I might.

In the end, almost every person is going to need a treatment and if it happens at 50 or 90 years old, I am not sure how the money truly adds up.  So I think education is immportant but the final decision comes down to the person who has to live the life and I am not sure I buy into the arguement that they are harming the whole system and not just themselves as some try to proclaim.
Cheers
gww
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I have a top bar hive the first hive to start my second beek adventure. It is screen bottom, and this by far is the best hive I have, 7 now.  My daughter and I are going to move these ladies to a new Lang hive. WE are considering several things to do. 1. Cut the ends of the top bar and tie wrap the top bar to the inside of a deep frame and place these in a 10 frame hive. Lots of innovation will be required.  One of the other options is to make a lang adapter spacer and place lang boxes on top of the top bar.                                                                                                                                                   WE are considering splitting the hive into two or three using tie wraps, big job.  The most viable option probably is to make a long lang and to gradually convert to all lang frames.  I would strongly consider a long Lang, if this were my first hive.  I would use a double screen bottom with and oil pan to slide in from each end.  I am considering this and I will make spacer to  go between the hive and bottom board so that trimming the topbar comb off the bottom will not be needed. This will allow the top bar combs to fit and then mix lang deep with the top bars.  This may take two or three years, but then what is time to a hive of bees.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Jim 134 on March 28, 2017, 08:50:10 AM »
       Have a beekeeper that I know  in Massachusetts .  What she does is collect Benton Queen cages resize the hole. To fit. JZ-BZ Queen cup and uses them for the Cell protector. Once the Queen cell is capped. Hope you have a little fun in your adventure of trying to raise Queens. Well with the least this tool it is welded together. You will be able to use a blow torch to heat your punch up with hahaha

Of course you can buy Benton Queen cages from Walter Kelley bee supplies.

https://tinyurl.com/lytss7t

                  BEE HAPPY Jim 134.  :smile:
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Hello Evreyone
« Last post by True Beeliever on March 28, 2017, 08:40:39 AM »
Hello Everyone,

I am from Northern Illinois and a 3rd year beekeeper. I started out with two hives and had up to four at one time. I am now down to one due to battles with mites and small hive beetles. Despite my losses I believe in the bees and what they are trying to teach me. Thus my handle True Beeliever. My research has led me to small cell and treatment free beekeeping.

 I ordered one new package of small cell bees and I hope to catch some swarms this season.

TB
 
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by Acebird on March 28, 2017, 08:40:09 AM »
We can do a medicare type thing but if people still need to buy insurance to cover what they need why not just do a real free market thing and let people get what they want from the beginning? 

One very easy answer to your question.  The young low risk group will not buy insurance and the old high risk group who make most of the claims will not be able to pay the premiums or the insurance companies will not offer insurance at all because it is not profitable.  For some reason you are not seeing the problem that existed before the ACA.

Medicare forces everyone in, high risk and low risk.  The only thing they don't do is force people to not engage in an unhealthy lifestyle.
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