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Boric acid will kill any crawler that walks through it; ants, roaches, etc, etc.
As an organic acid, like oxalic acid and formic acid, the critters don't develop a chemical resistance to BA like they will Talstar et al.  The may eventually evolve defenses to it, but it's been used for decades now and is still as effective as ever.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Hobbies other than beekeeping
« Last post by Hops Brewster on April 27, 2017, 10:43:58 AM »
Home-brewing beer (including growing my own hops) and making mead and sometimes wine, although these have had to go to the back burner, due to doctor's orders.

I also very much enjoy hunting  (I ain't supposed to eat meat, either. shhh, don't tell him.. what he doesn't know won't hurt him),  also shooting and reloading.  Venison or pheasants that's been harvested with your own hand loads tastes better.  It's a fact.

I like to whittle, been working on a pocket knife chess set for a few decades now. 

I keep an amateur radio license, though I find other things more interesting than wave theory.

And too much television.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: WHERE ARE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS....???
« Last post by gww on April 27, 2017, 10:37:14 AM »
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However Hillary was the swamp.
Honestly if trump would fix his hair right and put on a pants suit, he would sorta look like hillary.
Cheers
gww
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bees and water...?
« Last post by paus on April 27, 2017, 10:21:37 AM »
Captain, I had the opportunity to buy some raw sugar at a very reasonable price, I quickly learned from these Beemaster followers DO NOT FEED RAW SUGAR.  IT GIVES THE BEES DYSENTARY.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: WHERE ARE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS....???
« Last post by Psparr on April 27, 2017, 09:53:34 AM »
I don't expect it from Trump.

How many times does he have to lie before you do expect it?  He is slowly becoming part of the Washington swamp and it only took 90 days.  Do you think you will ever see his salary returned to the American people?
I somewhat agree with you. However Hillary was the swamp.
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I'm sure I have frames that are 40 years old.  What do you mean by "on their last leg"?  They can be repaired.  The "last leg" to me would be when some wax moths have chewed so far through the wood that it is falling apart.
I have had more issues with rodents than wax moths but I did have an infestation of moths last summer that was a pain to clean up and did do some damage. I have a frame that has the point on the edge of an endbar and about have way through the top bar that was gnawed by rodents. That said wooden ware is cheap if you make it yourself out of rough cut lumber from the local sawmill.

My wife's fe-lion regularly brings rodents in the dog door and leaves guts in our house but the other day when I was cleaning up hives that didn't survive the winter the cat let some mice get away. A lady I work with is on the board of the Humane Society where we got the cat. Last summer I set her a mail message saying we wanted our money back because the cat brought in a chipmunk and let it go in our living room. I said that usually she would just leave guts on the floor and it wasn't exactly what we wanted but it was workable. Bringing in rodents and letting them go was unacceptable. The response I got was "You don't need your money back... You need another cat. Clearly that one is overworked!" Maybe I need another cat. Before I was married I saw a mouse in my house and put out glue traps. I caught 7 the next night. Maybe I should put glue traps around my hives. The only problem with that was after my wive moved in and brought her cat all the sudden the cat stuck its paw under the refrigerator, got it stuck on a glue trap and pulled it out with breakfast on a platter. The last thing I want is a cat stuck on a glue trap.

I have the added issue of ants chewing through hive bodies. I need to fix that with a water barrier around my hive stands. Maybe I could build a beehouse and use AZ hives and put ant/rodent traps in the beehouse around the hives where the cat can't get them. Might also make it nicer to work with the bees in the shade. I just can't seem to find any AZ hive plans that I understand. I think I actually need to see one to figure it out. The pictures online don't make sense.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: New installed package
« Last post by Iokra on April 27, 2017, 09:14:06 AM »
I have the same type of plastic feeder but i was afraid they might still drown. I did not find even one drowned bee and I think the straw helped too
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: WHERE ARE TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS....???
« Last post by Acebird on April 27, 2017, 08:53:49 AM »
I don't expect it from Trump.

How many times does he have to lie before you do expect it?  He is slowly becoming part of the Washington swamp and it only took 90 days.  Do you think you will ever see his salary returned to the American people?
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Hobbies other than beekeeping
« Last post by Acebird on April 27, 2017, 08:45:41 AM »
That us what I worked 47 years for.......to be able to do NOTHNG .

2 days a week?  Doesn't sound like you know what NOTHING is.  :-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hot Hives
« Last post by Acebird on April 27, 2017, 08:40:10 AM »
none of them were the least bit interested in me.

I like it~!!

Bruce
When there is other hives next to them they will be more protective.
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