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    Re: Monsanto (Bayer) and Bees

    http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/disinfecting-vs-sanitizing.htm
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    Re: yellow jacket queen mating???

    Yellow jacket males are haploid just like honeybee drones; females are produced from fertilized eggs.
    See Dolichovespula_arenaria (Yellow Jackets)
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    Re: What to do if they don't survive?

    BT stands for "bacillus thuringiensis," which is a bacterium for controlling insects, and for wax moths (a member of the lepidoptera order) you want the "aizawai" strain of BT, which targets...
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    Re: What to do if they don't survive?

    Definitely keep the comb; it will save the new bees a lot of work. They will do the cleanup, but I try to get most of the dead bees out to save them the trouble. I've found using compressed air...
  5. Re: What is it you love most about beekeeping?

    All the hot, young beekeeper groupies!
  6. Thread: Supercedure

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    Re: Supercedure

    Who? I've never heard of this; everything I've read has said the queen won't mate unless in free flight (excluding AI, of course.)
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    Re: Another harvesting question

    The purpose of freezing them is to kill wax moth & SHB eggs/larvae so that they don't destroy them.
  8. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    My choice for marking is Testor's model paint, and I use a small craft stick that is about 1/8" square with a flat, squared off end. Note to self: always just touch the stick to the thorax once!...
  9. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    I certainly did in my younger days, not so much now that I have type II diabetes, 3 stents in my heart, and a pacemaker/defibrillator in my chest. Still enjoy the bees immensely, just don't get to...
  10. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    Spinal Tap
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    Re: Paint in the eyes! Is it over?

    Don't feel bad, I marked one earlier this year, and she looks like I dipped her in the paint! (see thread...
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    Re: Do worker bees toot

    Look for the one saying "pull my finger"
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    I found a pampered chef Mix-n-Chop to be far superior to a potato masher when doing crush and strain.
    http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_products/catalog/product.jsp?productId=15658&categoryCode=CW
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    Re: Pic of one of this years queens

    She's brand-new this year, one of my batch of queen rearing for this year. Don't know what might have happened to her wing, but she seems to be well mated and is laying up storm.:thumbsup:
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    Pic of one of this years queens

    My wife took this picture of one of our queens that I thought was pretty neat. Made it the background on my computer.

    http://mannell.net/wordweb/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/QueenBackground.png
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  16. Re: Learn wood working the best way... With mistakes!

    Experience is a rough teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards!
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    Re: is this normal

    It looks like normal play flights to me.
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    Re: 8 frame Medium Nucs?

    Michael Bush does; see http://www.bushfarms.com/beesnucs.htm I've been doing it this year as well, and it seems to be working out well. We'll see how they make it through the winter.
  19. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    I usually do much better::thumbsup:
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    or at least I did last year!
  20. Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Well, this was certainly the worst job of marking a queen I've ever done. However, that unfortunate incident occurred over 2 weeks ago when a thunderstorm came up out of nowhere and surprised us. ...
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    Re: Fighting the Rise of Bee Rustlers

    It is the perp's decision, not the victim, that determines whether a beehive (or anything else) is worth getting shot.
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    Re: Night Feeding

    I was under the impression that night feeding was simply to prevent robbing during a dearth.
  23. Re: has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    That's what I said, glad you agree with me.

    Explosions only occur with the high temperatures in the manufacture of Nitrous Oxide because of impurities in the ammonium nitrate that serve as a...
  24. Re: has anyone ever heard of using compresed gas to calm or sedate bees

    Nitrous (oxide, N2O) is in no way explosive. It is used in internal combustion engines as an oxidizer to allow them to burn more fuel to create more power, but will not burn on its own. NO2 is...
  25. Re: What do you use for your tools at the bee yard?

    I use a square 5 gallon bucket with a tool caddy like you can get at any home improvement store. One of the best tool boxes I've ever seen belonged to D. Coates. He just used one of his famous...
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