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Are the weeds all the same? Or is there the possibility of a more continuous bloom?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Far braver than I
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on August 29, 2015, 07:39:56 AM »
The smoker was quite impressive... I was thinking he was going to burn the building down...
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Skunks
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on August 29, 2015, 07:31:25 AM »
Did he spray the hive? If so maybe... If not then you should be OK... Was the honey capped? If so then I think you are probably good but you might want to leave the cappings for the bees.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: The Night Watchman
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on August 29, 2015, 07:27:02 AM »
I totally agree with the premise of this but I think the numbers are off for the percentage of oil we import  vs produce ourselves. The ridiculous thing is that we could be exporting oil if the government would get out of the way.  Oh yeah... That's what the 1600 government employees are supposed to do.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: The Night Watchman
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 29, 2015, 06:24:36 AM »
Sickening isn't it.
Jim
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Welcome back TWT.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 29, 2015, 06:19:08 AM »
Welcome back TWT. It has been a long time since the last time that I saw you post here.
Jim
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / The Night Watchman
« Last post by iddee on August 29, 2015, 05:56:14 AM »

Once upon a time the government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert.

Congress said, "Someone may steal from it at night."

So they created a night watchman position and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?"

So they created a planning department and hired two people, one person to write the instructions, and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?"

So they created a Quality Control department and hired two people. One was to do the studies and one was to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?"

So they created two positions: a time keeper and a payroll officer then hired two people.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?"

So they created an administrative section and hired three people, an Administrative Officer, Assistant Administrative Officer, and a Legal Secretary.

Then Congress said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $918,000 over budget, we must cut back."

So they laid-off the night watchman.

NOW slowly, let it sink in.

Quietly, we go like sheep to slaughter. Does anybody remember the reason given for the establishment of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY during the Carter administration?

Anybody?

Anything?

No?

Didn't think so!

Bottom line is, we've spent several hundred billion dollars in support of an agency, the reason for which very few people who read this can remember!

Ready??

It was very simple... and at the time, everybody thought it very appropriate.

The Department of Energy was instituted on 8/04/1977, TO LESSEN OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL.

Hey, pretty efficient, huh???

AND NOW IT'S 2015 -- 38 YEARS LATER -- AND THE BUDGET FOR THIS "NECESSARY" DEPARTMENT IS AT $24.2 BILLION A YEAR. IT HAS 16,000 FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AND APPROXIMATELY 100,000 CONTRACT EMPLOYEES; AND LOOK AT THE JOB IT HAS DONE!

(THIS IS WHERE YOU SLAP YOUR FOREHEAD AND SAY, "WHAT WERE THEY THINKING?")
38 years ago 30% of our oil consumption was foreign imports. Today 70% of our oil consumption is foreign imports.

Ah, yes -- good old Federal bureaucracy.

NOW, WE HAVE TURNED OVER THE BANKING SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY TO THE SAME GOVERNMENT?

Hello!! Anybody Home?

Signed....The Night Watchman
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: New with two nucs
« Last post by DAM79 on August 29, 2015, 04:21:02 AM »
I have setup one with a blue bee base, the other has the slide in the side trays to hopefully catch the beetle. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Skunks
« Last post by beehappy1950 on August 29, 2015, 01:31:47 AM »
I caught a skunk tonight in my live trap in front of my beehive, and he stinks.  Will the smell affect the honey?  I am in the process of pulling supers. 
Signed, Desperate
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Far braver than I
« Last post by tjc1 on August 28, 2015, 11:30:47 PM »
I was thinking that he must have some very special kind of smoke there...!
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