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Spear
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« on: August 24, 2013, 10:17:05 AM »

In the stuff that I bought with the bee hives from the widow I found a little glass bottle labled "Ha Ha - Lachgaspillen" (Ha Ha Laughing gass pills). I read the instructions and it looks to be a kind of sedative that is added to a smoker for when you are requeening, joining coloney, or moving the hives. Has anyone ever hear of or used anything similar to this?
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 09:51:37 PM »

No, never heard of it before.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 01:09:46 AM »

 Dont know about the pills--but if you add ammonium nitrate to your smoker it will produce
 nitrous oxide -beekeepers have used this for a variety of purposes-introduce virgin queens
 make splits or move a hot hive and so on--it puts the bees to sleep and when they wake up
 they have lost there sense of orientation and have to reorient themselves -lots of queen
producers use a similar technique with the bottled gas to sedate bees--my guse is your pills are
of this nature--RDY-B
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 05:41:08 AM »

Dont know about the pills--but if you add ammonium nitrate to your smoker it will produce
 nitrous oxide -beekeepers have used this for a variety of purposes-introduce virgin queens
 make splits or move a hot hive and so on--it puts the bees to sleep and when they wake up
 they have lost there sense of orientation and have to reorient themselves -lots of queen
producers use a similar technique with the bottled gas to sedate bees--my guse is your pills are
of this nature--RDY-B

Thanks, learn something new every day.
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