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Offline Farm 779

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Hemp smoke for varroa control
« on: February 14, 2013, 09:38:17 PM »
Just asking.

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

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 10:39:42 PM »
He may have inhaled a little to much  :mrgreen: smoke  :mrgreen: , I think

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 10:57:06 PM »
Hemp smoke works but only in Colorado and Washington state.   :-D

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 11:32:21 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 12:22:19 PM »
It works best if you pipe in music from the Doors and Grateful Dead.

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 07:20:50 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2013, 09:12:37 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2013, 10:15:27 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2013, 10:39:06 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2013, 01:14:11 PM »
I'm looking forward to trying this...one for you...one for me !

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 02:04:27 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? :-D
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 03:24:47 PM »
Get buzzed  :-D


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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 05:45:33 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2013, 07:43:51 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2013, 08:02:48 PM »
*puff~puff~pass* I don't think there will be much left after going through 60,000 bees

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2013, 12:32:27 AM »
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."  :mrgreen:

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 07:02:26 PM »
I'd like to see some pics of the Ukrainian girls Finski.   :devilbanana:

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2013, 09:41:36 AM »
I'd like to see some pics of the Ukrainian girls Finski.   :devilbanana:

Put into google Ukraine and they will find you

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2013, 07:54:36 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2013, 07:56:39 PM »
Lucky bees... but where do they get the tiny bags of Cheese Puffs??
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 12:09:17 PM »
Just asking.

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

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"Family lore"?  Varroa has only been a problem in Europe for like 30 years, no?  :-D

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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2013, 12:25:33 AM »
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. :roll:  ;) :) d2

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2013, 04:14:47 PM »
I've wondered about this too.  8-)  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........ :mrgreen:

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2013, 05:20:39 PM »
It will probably give them the munchies and they will end up eating all the honey  :-x


mvh Edward  :-P

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2013, 08:00:19 AM »
I love this thread  :-D
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 11:04:04 AM »
Only problem is they get buzzed and then drone out

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2014, 05:33:49 PM »
they used to call it the munchies as I recall.

well I laughed to myself!


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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2014, 10:54:49 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2014, 10:16:09 AM »
Better watch out, the DEA will be putting undercover bees in our hives!  :-D
 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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2014, 09:14:09 AM »
an with sumac you'll break out into itches.

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2014, 07:07:40 PM »
enough teasing
try it.
smoke doesnt stay long
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2014, 12:56:33 AM »
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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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2014, 07:03:57 AM »
an with sumac you'll break out into itches.
Or drown due to the smoke getting into your lungs.
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2014, 09:04:35 PM »
Has anyone tried it? Hemp smoke for varroa control

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2014, 07:12:11 PM »
How or in what way would smoke of any kind effect the varroa mite?

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2014, 10:55:39 PM »
I think all bugs      breath

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2014, 10:31:18 AM »
If you make the Varroa hungry how does that pay off?
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2014, 05:59:51 AM »
 :-D

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2014, 07:44:04 PM »
Guess were gonna keep this buzzing

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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #39 on: July 30, 2014, 10:18:32 PM »
Jay,
You just haaaaad to bring it back to life.!!!   :-D
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Re: Hemp smoke for varroa control
« Reply #40 on: August 04, 2014, 08:48:41 PM »
ya don't haft ta look.
keep laughing. now that's catchy