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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Quotes to remember
« Last post by Geoff on September 23, 2016, 07:33:13 PM »

     Its like the axe that's had two new blades and three new handles but otherwise is just as it was when grandfather bought it ! !
                    Australian proverb

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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: OAV questions
« Last post by Jim 134 on September 23, 2016, 07:23:47 PM »
What the brainiacs tell me. Some of the OAV reconstitute to formic acid. Who knows this is true or not.

             BEE HAPPY Jim 134   :smile:
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: How to cut 1.2 trillion from the budget.
« Last post by kathyp on September 23, 2016, 07:15:25 PM »
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Never stopped Obama from spending trillions.
I bet he goes the other way and cuts billions in spending.

and we don't even know where a lot of the money came from that Obama spent.  that might be an interesting story.

When the president submits a budget it's more a wish list.  Congress decides spending.  I do not see Trump doing much cutting to be honest.  I think he hopes to get it on the other end by getting the economy going.  To that end, the best thing he could do is cut taxes...but...IDK.  They never seem to do either spending or tax cuts when in office. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Removal Fee?
« Last post by Rurification on September 23, 2016, 06:09:02 PM »
It occurs to me that there are two issues here.

1.   The removal of the hive/honey. [Can be done any time, dependent on the urgent need of the homeowner]
2.  The rescue and relocation of the bees. [Can be done only in spring/summer to give them a chance to build up and survive the winter.

As beeks we tend to focus on #2, but #1 is significant, too.   

I know I'd be direct and explain the two issues to the homeowner and ask which is more important to them.    Do they want the bees OUT  more than they care about the rescue?    Then do the removal regardless of time of year.

If they want to rescue the bees more than get them out, then wait.   But explain those consequences, too.

Some beeks will only want to do rescues and wouldn't consider a removal without rescue.    Others [including myself] would do a removal even if it meant losing the bees - as long as everybody understands the options and consequences and is on the same page. 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Bee Sting
« Last post by pjigar on September 23, 2016, 05:33:30 PM »
First year beek. 4 sings so far. I feel sting for couple minutes, followed by no pain for good 8 hours, followed by a day of pain/discomfort and light swelling, followed by no symptoms after 2-3 days.


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: OAV questions
« Last post by Acebird on September 23, 2016, 05:25:14 PM »
According to some posts that I have read the bees carry out the crystals and dump them outside the hive, how far I don't know.
What I surmise is that the acid will not stay in the crystallized mode if it is in the presence of water.  We know up here that condensation is quite prevalent in the spring and fall when this method of killing mites is mostly used.  That suggests that some OA does not get carried out of the hive and then the question is well where does it go or get consumed?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Vanishing of the Bees
« Last post by CrazyTalk on September 23, 2016, 04:47:37 PM »
Nonetheless it does seem shady that they are keeping the research quiet.. they should use it instead to say "yes we have found our product harmful at high levels but it seems OK at levels experienced in the field"

Literally everything is harmful at high enough levels - so there's no real reason to release test results saying your pesticide kills bees at 10 times the highest observed levels. All that does is give fodder for the people who don't understand dosages.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: OAV questions
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on September 23, 2016, 03:53:01 PM »
I run screened bottoms but leave my inserts in for a week after a treatment...i see fine crystals on the board that have fallen through the screens....so for me Ace the VOA drops down to the insert/ground and is blown or washed away....in a hive with a solid bottom i am not sure what would happen to it but I bet the bottom board will be squeaky clean with no stains on it :-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by bwallace23350 on September 23, 2016, 02:19:06 PM »
So far my sting reaction has been very very very mild. I have managed to avoid wasps but when they hit me it is like a brick smacking me. It just hurts for a while with a decent amount of swelling.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Sting
« Last post by Tapper9914 on September 23, 2016, 02:05:43 PM »
This is a good topic. I have been beekeeping for the past 8 years and stings haven't given me a problem until this year.  My first sting of the season was on my finger and it swelled up. After a few days the swelling went down and it itched like crazy. This season I've gotten stung about 4 or 5 times and the same thing. Now the past 6 or 7 years stinging didn't bother me. Anyone else have this??
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