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I dont know how farm rentals work but something I've wanted to do is succession plant a field with phacelia tanacetifolia and find out how profitable it can be. With bees, pollen, honey, wax, propolis and flower seeds how could this fail?
THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Welcome to the 2nd Amendment Room
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 12:24:20 PM »
My Grandfather never harmed or threatened anyone with his guns.  But that's because they didn't try to take them away from him... if they had attempted it, that would have resulted in bloodshed, I'm afraid.  If they intent is to prevent bloodshed, trying to disarm old people is not the way to accomplish it...
THE CONSTITUTION / Re: Keep an eye on this
« Last post by mikecva on August 01, 2015, 12:23:25 PM »
Obama does not want to be president for life. He wants to be King for Life, that way he can continue to poop on all his subjects.  -Mike
THE CONSTITUTION / Re: Overseas aid
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 12:21:21 PM »
> 'Do you want $10 of your federal tax to go to a foreign country, possibly hostile to the US, with no accountability as to how it's spent?'

I'm sure they would get a lot with that one... they might have ti spin it a bit better. :)
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: banning beehives in our township
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 12:18:47 PM »
One of the best things to present too, are samples of laws in other, especially, bigger cities, that allow beekeeping.  Although I think the best is that beekeeping is not mentioned in the law at all and they just take care of it as they would any other nuisance such as dogs that attack or bark all night or people playing music so loud it keeps the neighborhood awake.  If someone has really aggressive bees it won't be hard to tell and they can be asked to remove them or face a fine.  Of course we always face the confusion between hornets, wasps and bees, but some common sense and facts can clear some of that up.  Wasps and hornets don't leave stingers behind...
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: dirty politics
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 12:15:30 PM »
>I would buy into this a lot more if the author knew the difference between an apostrophe and a question mark....

There are many different character sets and some systems don't know how to translate some of the symbols.  In particular a slanted, rather than a straight up and down single or double quote often get lost and a question mark is inserted because the system it was copied from isn't compatible to the system it was copied to.  Until and unless everyone goes to just one of two character sets (like UTF-8 and Unicode) then this problem will continue...

You can skip this if you are already bored... but the problem really started back when ASCII was defined for teletype.  It only used 7 bits (128 characters) and most of those were to control the teletype machine and tell it what to do.  Then you have the numbers, capital letters, lower case letters and symbols.  When computers started using the same system (which was designed for teletype) they had another bit to play with which doubled the number of possible characters, so every computer company at first defined those upper 128 characters to be silly or useful characters as they saw fit.  In ASCII there are no slanted quotes, just quotes.  So something that is trying to interpret straight ASCII is confused when a slanted quote is in the text and it shows as a question mark. 
>How many different kinds of beehive types are there?

>are these inside dimensions or outside dimensions?


>Using Rough Cut lumber I only care about the inside. 8 1/8" inside is wide enough to squeeze 5 1.25" wide frames plus a 1 3/8" frames.

The math is pretty simple.  Take the width of the frame (standard is 1.375") times the number of frames and add .375 (3/8") for the beespace starting off and that is the MINIMUM size you can make it for that many frames.  You can be as much as a full inch more and it's not a big problem.  So by that measurement the inside of a five frame nuc should be between a minimum of (1.375" * 5 frames) + .375" = 7.25" and a maximum of (1.375" * 5 frames) + 1" = 7.875".  But if I'm using 3/4" boards the inside is pretty consistently related to the outside and the outside is where the wood ends when I'm making it... So that would make the outside measurement an additional 1.5" which would be 8.75" to 9.375"
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: storing queen cage temp
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 11:55:33 AM »
I put them in a dark quiet closet.  The basement would be my second choice.  70 F is hard to beat.  80 F is ok.  90 F is pushing your luck but if it's dark and quiet and you give them water and they might be ok.
GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Kind of strange Honey sell today
« Last post by Michael Bush on August 01, 2015, 11:52:40 AM »
"If you are sold out quickly, you must be selling tooo low."

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