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« on: February 14, 2013, 08:38:17 PM »

Just asking.

My Crimean beek friend has mentioned this several times as a practice in family lore.

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 09:39:42 PM »

He may have inhaled a little to much  afro smoke  afro , I think

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 09:57:06 PM »

Hemp smoke works but only in Colorado and Washington state.   grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 10:32:21 AM »

I'd be afraid the Varroa would just eat more... and the bees would sit around laughing at each other...
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 11:22:19 AM »

It works best if you pipe in music from the Doors and Grateful Dead.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 06:20:50 PM »

It works best if you pipe in music from the Doors and Grateful Dead.

Maybe some Hindrex and Joplin would really get things going.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 08:12:37 PM »

Do you mean the same hemp as hemp rope? I have a big coil in my shed.  Don't have any of the other stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 09:15:27 AM »

LMAO, I knew this was going to be a good read. Stoned bees, I bet they would really reproduce quickly, be easy to manage, make some really interesting comb but they would fly slow and consume more than they store.
But seriously, I have never heard of this method.
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 09:39:06 AM »

Wonder how bees get their medical marijuana cards to address this health issue......................... hehe.  I've never heard of this one either.

Don't know about "buzz"ing bees........... but I do know that our hives stay pretty healthy seeing as we stick to the organic beekeeping as much as possible.  No commercial foundations, no chemicals, no medicines.............. the hives that are fully regressed are the healthiest and most productive.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 12:14:11 PM »

I'm looking forward to trying this...one for you...one for me !
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 01:04:27 PM »

Hummm.  Bee keepers that whistle while they work ,  are always happy and never think crap I don't want to work bees today.

Do they lead the world in honey production? grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 02:24:47 PM »

Get buzzed  grin


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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 04:45:33 PM »

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My colleague visited often in Estonia. I asked why he visit there so often?
- There are so beautifull parks.

Actually he went to look Unkraine girls whose legs started from ears.

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 06:43:51 PM »

You might be on to something here.  This would be a fun way to keep Bee, but I think you might get lost looking at all those pretty Bees.

As a side note consider burning hops? Could possibly help with mite control? ? ?
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 07:02:48 PM »

*puff~puff~pass* I don't think there will be much left after going through 60,000 bees
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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2013, 11:32:27 PM »

I think there would be only one problem that I can see. having all those bees knocking on your door in the evening saying "MAN We have the munchies" plus they will be flying at the house light saying " Pretty light dud."  afro

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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 06:02:26 PM »

I'd like to see some pics of the Ukrainian girls Finski.   banana devil
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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2013, 08:41:36 AM »

I'd like to see some pics of the Ukrainian girls Finski.   banana devil

Put into google Ukraine and they will find you

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 06:54:36 PM »

The bees would be to stoned to work and then they would eat all the honey when they got the munchies.  Not to mention fying around slaming into obsticles....   
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 06:56:39 PM »

Lucky bees... but where do they get the tiny bags of Cheese Puffs??
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 11:09:17 AM »

Just asking.

My Crimean beek friend has mentioned this several times as a practice in family lore.

Cheers,

Farm 779
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"Family lore"?  Varroa has only been a problem in Europe for like 30 years, no?  grin

Assuming we're talking about ROPE hemp (duuuude....wait, what?), I suppose it would be worth doing some experiments - but hemp rope in the US is likely to be treated with some kind of preservative to delay rot or what-not, and I'm not sure what effect burning such a chemical might have on the bees themselves.
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2013, 11:25:33 PM »

I have a 50 foot one inch dia. grass rope  that was purchased in the late 40's. Yes 40's. We used it for years with a block and tackle to hoist hogs and beef when we did home slaughtering. This rope has never been wet or has had blood on it. Family keep sake, well, sorta. But I have been thinking it may be dry rotted and I have not tried to use it for hanging a deer. I use the modern day plastic rope. Have gave some strong thought about cutting it into short pieces and smoke it, oh! I mean use it in my smoker. I think it is the same thing the old bailing twine was made of.  I am still fighting with my brain about it. rolleyes  Wink Smiley d2
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2013, 03:14:47 PM »

I've wondered about this too.  cool  If cannabis smoke made for a more docile bee?  I'm thinking not. Not enough smoke inhaled and its a dry smoke. Now for your question on if it would help with mites. Not sure there either. Most of the "smoke treatments" I've read about have to do with leafage that gives off an oily smoke like grapefuit and some of the others they list for mite treatment. I think the cannabis leaf is too dry and not oily enough. Now Hash-Hish on the other hand........ afro
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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2013, 04:20:39 PM »

It will probably give them the munchies and they will end up eating all the honey  angry


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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2013, 07:00:19 AM »

I love this thread  grin
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 10:04:04 AM »

Only problem is they get buzzed and then drone out
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 04:33:49 PM »

they used to call it the munchies as I recall.

well I laughed to myself!

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« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2014, 09:54:49 PM »

I'd be afraid the Varroa would just eat more... and the bees would sit around laughing at each other...


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I guess that brings a whole new meaning to the "bees buzz"
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 09:16:09 AM »

Better watch out, the DEA will be putting undercover bees in our hives!  grin
 One guy told me to use black walnut for mites, another sumac buds. I like sumac, smells better, cause I don't think either works, not in the quantities it takes for a hive inspection anyway

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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2014, 08:14:09 AM »

an with sumac you'll break out into itches.
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2014, 06:07:40 PM »

enough teasing
try it.
smoke doesnt stay long
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2014, 11:56:33 PM »

According to the Obama EPA rules, the only safe disposal method for "choom"... er... hemp, is to destroy it with a series of small controlled burns. Thus, I suspect a bee smoker qualifies as a safe disposal method. 

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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2014, 06:03:57 AM »

an with sumac you'll break out into itches.
Or drown due to the smoke getting into your lungs.
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« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2014, 08:04:35 PM »

Has anyone tried it? Hemp smoke for varroa control
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« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 06:12:11 PM »

How or in what way would smoke of any kind effect the varroa mite?
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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2014, 09:55:39 PM »

I think all bugs      breath
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« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2014, 09:31:18 AM »

If you make the Varroa hungry how does that pay off?
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« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2014, 04:59:51 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2014, 06:44:04 PM »

Guess were gonna keep this buzzing
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« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2014, 09:18:32 PM »

Jay,
You just haaaaad to bring it back to life.!!!   grin
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« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2014, 07:48:41 PM »

ya don't haft ta look.
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