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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


mvh edward  :-P

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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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