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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Maxant
« Last post by Duffydog on July 22, 2016, 09:01:39 AM »
Ace bird
The answer to your question about hiring personnel while I was away at a convention is very easy to answer. Knowing my customer demand from many years of business practice, i would have hired them far in advance of the need. You are correct about poor customer service but you need a little brushing up on running a business. Training personnel takes a long time and a commitment and expenditure of  funds, and is not a matter of waiting for your busy season. Not being argumentative but just expressing my point of view based on my personal experience.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: uninspected end of my season.
« Last post by GSF on July 22, 2016, 08:38:41 AM »
John, an old friend at work had a saying I adopted. He used it every time things got bad or stupid;


...this too shall pass...


He always said it softly and slowly.
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Yukon, I bet yall play the dickens trying to wait on temperatures to do a hive inspection.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Taper on Side Bars
« Last post by Acebird on July 22, 2016, 08:29:18 AM »
a taper at the bottom of end bars?  Thanks!

I was going to ask, What taper?  But if you are talking about the side bar I like Michael's answer.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Cut Out ~ Any Advice?
« Last post by GSF on July 22, 2016, 08:26:13 AM »
Lots of good advice here. Ditto on it taking much longer. Not only will you need water to drink you'll need it to keep your gloves and tools clean. Honey is slicky.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Camera in hive
« Last post by Acebird on July 22, 2016, 08:22:32 AM »
Protect the lens with a clear filter.
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Freezing Tomatoes?
« Last post by GSF on July 22, 2016, 08:21:31 AM »
Has anyone ever froze tomatoes? What was the results? We sliced some up, put them on a cookie pan stuck them in the freezer. Next we will remove and put them in a freezer bag. We did sliced and whole.

From what we've read they will be mushy. If they taste real good I'm okay with mushy. We normally pressure can ours.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Cut Out ~ Any Advice?
« Last post by Acebird on July 22, 2016, 08:09:15 AM »
I have never done a cut out but if I were to do one I would not attempt to do it without a bee vac.  You have a shop vac so just make it into a bee vac using a 5 gallon pail.  You have until Tuesday so get to work.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First Cut Out ~ Any Advice?
« Last post by MT Bee Girl on July 22, 2016, 07:36:12 AM »
Oh boy. It sounds like it'll take a lot longer than I thought. Maybe I should postpone until Tuesday morning when my weekend starts. They are towards the back of the store above a back room. I do plan on partitioning off the little hallway that leads to the store. There is just a bunch of crap in that room with a very stable wood shelving on which I plan to stand and can put some buckets and a hive body. I do not have a helper. lol I wish. I also really wish I had a bee vac but I don't. So I'll have to make do. I can take the smoker in and out. That shouldn't be a problem. I'll just cut the honey and put that in a bucket instead of trying to frame it like I will try to do with the brood. Lord I do hope I find the queen! There is no way I will be able to open this area up to outside light. I have a headlamp so I'll use that but when I was watching videos I was surprised how they didn't react at all to just regular light as I've read and heard they don't like it. My husband has one of those protected bulb lights you can hang in places like to work on your engine so I guess I'll use that.

Ok, thanks guys. Now that you properly have me worried, I'll just go for it. lol It'll be the first time wearing my suit as well. I do hope it's not too awkward. Thanks for all the advice!
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Varroa and Electrostatic Charge
« Last post by little john on July 22, 2016, 07:08:42 AM »

I've long held the view that electrostatic charge plays a significant role in the life of the honeybee and other insects.  With this in mind, there's a potentially very interesting 1992 paper on the subject, but for the life of me I can't source a copy.  Can anybody help with a link to a free download of the paper ?  [There are plenty of organisations who will sell me a copy]

Attraction of Varroa jacobsoni, parasite of Apis mellifera by electrical charges.  [1992] by Colin M.E., and others.

Many thanks
LJ


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