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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Winter Prep in the South?
« Last post by Acebird on September 22, 2016, 10:00:15 AM »
I think you should do it every day of the year.
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> Trump is so unpredictable and almost brazenly criminal in how he has run his personal charity that I almost feel guaranteed that he will be impeached and embroiled in scandal that he will hurt the country also and plus he is such a loose cannon who knows what he will do.

Have you read about Hillary's charity!?  She's been killing off all her adversaries, and having the IRS audit her adversaries for decades now and she's never even been charged with anything.  No, I can't vote for either of them.  I'll vote for Gary Johnson since Chuck isn't running.
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I am 31 years old and coming up fast on 32. I have a 1 year old. I can't vote for the status quo because it is ruining America but Trump is so unpredictable and almost brazenly criminal in how he has run his personal charity that I almost feel guaranteed that he will be impeached and embroiled in scandal that he will hurt the country also and plus he is such a loose cannon who knows what he will do.  To vote for either one is death by poison or death by asphyxiation. Either way we die. I am going to vote but it will be a write in protest vote.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Poisons in our food
« Last post by bwallace23350 on September 22, 2016, 09:43:04 AM »
With current farming practices we are stripping the soil. This does worry me. As for my own food I grow a bunch of it and would one day like to be almost totally free from the food chain and with that any worry about pesticides. I mean a few worms never hurt anyone.

I am not so sure about these organic pesticides either. I do know that there is truth to the claims that free range grass fed meat is better for us though and that we use way to many antibiotics in our meat products.  I would rather eat less and smaller portions of meat than grain fed antibiotic laden meat
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Winter Prep in the South?
« Last post by bwallace23350 on September 22, 2016, 09:29:29 AM »
When should I start to ventilate my hives?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Box Research??
« Last post by Oldbeavo on September 22, 2016, 09:12:29 AM »
If you want to look at something different in hives, Google "Paradise Honey" in Finland.
We are at present using 3 of their hives, 10 frame full depth and are about to purchase 50 8 frame full depth to add to our 200 wooden hives.
Our wooden hives are made from 22 x 245 pine and run full depth frames.
Another different hive made in Australia are plastic made by "Nuplas". They have a website.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Buying queens
« Last post by Sydney guy on September 22, 2016, 03:49:41 AM »
We rescued a hive last year that almost slimed.

I bought some of these http://beetlebaffle.com/ and fitted them over the winter.  So far we haven't seen any SHB (may one or two) in the hives with this device fitted.  the traps are mostly empty too.  The principal is the beetle can't walk over the lip in the Aluminium strip and won't fly in the hive.

Speaking to the manufacturer/inventer (he will talk for hours if you let him) the idea is to create an unpleasant environment for the SHB as they are stuck on the bottom board with the light and soon leave to find a better hive to live in.

R
Interesting never seen anything like it. I use the apithor trap if the bees struggle to cope with them.

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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Buying queens
« Last post by Sydney guy on September 22, 2016, 03:47:58 AM »
Did you receive your queen early this year? I had a batch of queens that I found didn't seem to be mated as well as others that I've received previously - I've had over 100 queens from them and generally quality is marvellous! one shipment I had though was not great.
I got them November last year.

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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: when it rains it more like a flood.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on September 22, 2016, 12:56:04 AM »
Glad to hear that John. It's about time you had some good luck.
Jim
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