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    Re: For thr Folks who don't wear gloves.

    I use TECNU the poison ivy soap. Drugmart had quart bottles for $8 last year and I stocked-up. Removes oil-based paint pretty well too. Anything oily or tarry, and TECNU dissolves it.


    :cool:
  2. Re: The Fox (Monsanto) Buys the Chicken Coop (Beeologics)

    You are correct, bees do not consume Bt treated wax and thus do not suffer the gut paralysis effects of the Bt toxin. And yes, bees do not consume the foliage of GMO corn containing the Bt toxin in...
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    Open Season in Consumer Reports.

    Barry,

    I understand your frustration about how some threads go "bad". Still, have you considered the unintended consequences of forbidding any discussion of / comment about other member's posts in...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Kaz, that is a rather inflammatory posting in light of Rob Hughes' side of the story:



    Do you expect the courts to trust your word without attempting to verify the facts? If you file a...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    A complaint to the BBB? Really?

    When was the last time you consulted the BBB before making a purchase? Personally, I've never looked at the BBB for anything. Though, having worked retail once upon...
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    Re: Big brother is watching

    Actually those "hot babes" work in the department of negotiable affections. And they weren't really interested in talking to you or me. They only want to talk to our wallets. :banana:

    :cool:
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    Re: Big brother is watching

    Whoa, we've switched from Google to the guy wearing the hob-nailed boots!! (which "big-brother" is which?)

    I have seen the games played by an advertiser's competition on forums at other venues....
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    Re: 4 acres to plant, need suggestion

    I've seen them on Queen Anns Lace. The pollen gathering bees seem to "swim" across the blossom in a waggling walk. I've seen them do the same thing on parsley flower heads too.

    The nectar...
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    Re: Big brother is watching

    Nope. Not paranoia. It's Google being Google. All posts are scanned and indexed, and advertizing targeted to current interests.

    I have used the StartPage (https://www.startpage.com/) search engine...
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    Re: Safe fungal treatments for hive bodies

    The common laundry Borax sold in the US is sodium tetraborate. I don't know if they sell a laundry Borax in the Philippines, yet it's worth looking. It's usually pretty cheap, and I sprinkle that...
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    Re: Safe fungal treatments for hive bodies

    The Borax or sodium tetraborate treatment is effective, and deadly to insects. It isn't widely used because it is water soluble and rain would leach it out of the wood. And I doubt you'd be happy...
  12. Re: Re-queening - are there lots of ways to do this that are successful?

    I've never had any troubles requeening. Though I see I'm not following the conventional wisdom route.

    My procedure is to locate old queen and put her and the frame she's on in a nuc that, if she's...
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    Re: Shelf life after extracting

    My mother recently gave me one of my jars of Japanese knotweed honey (red honey) she found in her basement (from my high-school/college hive days). I harvested that stuff in 1981. Hasn't crystallized...
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    Re: Bees and the Neighbors Pools

    Actually, it's the byproducts of the pool chlorine. The pool will end-up with a fair bit of salt and sodium hydroxide over time.

    You could try a bird bath or kiddie pool close by your hives with...
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    Re: Re-queening needed...need advice.

    Glenn is selling "breeder Queens" to other queen bee producers.

    Note the little box in the upper right of their page:
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    OK, maybe it wasn't really " 'nuff said". (I was laughing too hard and stopped to soon)



    Everyone seems to be riding that hobby horse now, so ask Doc Russell already.




    I do not believe...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Oh my where to begin..... :lpf:




    My point, which I think somehow got missed, was that a PhD in the private sector is under no OBLIGATION to publish. Unlike the public sector.

    I agree that...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I would have expected different email addresses to mess them up.

    You must have been pretty aggravated to threaten to call both the BBB and the Mississippi Attorney General.

    Did you place your...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I was unaware of those restrictions on the Russell Apiaries Queen Selection Forum. To avoid offending any sensibilities, I'll avoid posting links to the Russell Apiaries forums. And I won't post the...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Customer who did a bit of research. :rolleyes: (Some time on their forums)





    Erm, pardon me for pointing-out the obvious (I am sometimes referred to as Master of the obvious), yet methinks...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    If Doc Russell claimed to do all that selection work by himself and he was only shipping a couple hundred queens a week, then I wouldn't say the claims pass the "smell test". There seems to be a...
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    Re: Need Robbing Advice

    That sounds suspiciously like how I've heard apis mellifera mellifera or A.M.M. nest defensive behavior described. I've never worked with 'em and I'm too fond of working in shirtsleeves to start.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Well then, have you tried contacting Rob Hughes?

    Link to his contact info at Russell Apiaries: http://russellapiaries.webs.com/apps/profile/97739020/ < -- Click on "Send a Message" and see what he...
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    RA Queen Selection

    Well, I really wanted the Moonbeams, however I also knew those were in very, very tight supply since they have been taking orders for those since last year. So I was going to try the "Hybrid 410"....
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Alrighty, the promised update to my Russell Apiaries order.

    Previously I'd posted that I placed an order for some of the Russell queens I've been salivating over (no, not the ones with the little...
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