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    This was the really good one- you can't really...

    This was the really good one- you can't really get it in book form anymore but it's online in a couple of places. Really good info!
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    I started beekeeping due to the Albuquerque area...

    I started beekeeping due to the Albuquerque area top bar hive beeks (ie folks influenced by Les Crowder, Lu Yoder, Marty Hardison), and Albuquerque seems like a serious hotbed of beekeeping activity....
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    yes, smoke them after a sting. It really helps. I...

    yes, smoke them after a sting. It really helps. I have canvas ones and I just throw them in the wash periodically, or wash off using a garden hose so there's no mess in the kitchen sink.
  4. anyway, one more offtopic post about antibiotics...

    anyway, one more offtopic post about antibiotics from me:

    treatment guidelines from the Lyme-literate doctors (differs widely from the Centers for Disease control surveillance guidelines and other...
  5. Yes, antibiotics are a first course of action,...

    Yes, antibiotics are a first course of action, but they often dont' work, especially if only one month is given and the patient is already ill (usually a month stops an infection from becoming...
  6. Well, since posting this I found the link to the...

    Well, since posting this I found the link to the venom collector device he's talking about:
    http://beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210388

    Sure sounds better than 'exciting their anger' (in...
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    Mihaly Simics Venom Collector device

    Not sure if Mr. Simics sells this or if it's just linked from his site and is sold by another manufacturer, but this is the electrical venom collector I've been looking for- to make bee venom for...
  8. here's the very end of the article: Normally,...

    here's the very end of the article:

    Normally, when someone is using apis, as the body adjusts, larger doses may be taken. Beekeepers can withstand significant amounts of bee venom without adverse...
  9. and the rest of it

    Tests of melittin's inhibitory actions against Lyme organisms were carried out at the U.S. government's Rocky Mountain Laboratories Microscopy Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
  10. more of the article

    Venom collection is best when there is a good nectar flow and the temperature is warm. The collecting device is a wire grid which the bees touch when entering the hive. A mild current flows through...
  11. Lyme Disease and apitherapy- lots of studies

    I reprinted this from a website by herbalist Stephen Buhner. His book Healing Lyme discusses a lot of the science behind apitherapy in treatment of Lyme Disease (he recommends using herbs instead...
  12. yeah, the small cell story is starting to get out...

    yeah, the small cell story is starting to get out via the CCD scare. Good to hear- even if it doesn't actually work for CCD in the long run (or whatever is going on with that), I've noticed that...
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    by the way, what is honey-b-healthy?

    by the way, what is honey-b-healthy?
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    Thanks so much for the suggestions, I hadn't even...

    Thanks so much for the suggestions, I hadn't even thought about the lemongrass one but that makes sense. I'll put out several baited tubs with various additives and try and see what they like best....
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    also, how do they deal with moving water- I'm...

    also, how do they deal with moving water- I'm thinking if it's a steam/spray issue, then rigging a little fountain pump might affect the same behavior that's attracting them to the hot tub- has...
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    neighbor problem- water/hot tubs!

    I've had bees for several years with no problems anywhere. This year, both of the sites where I have bees have gained a neighbor problem- the bees are drinking from both neighbors' hot tubs and...
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    I thought the DNL ran too slowly on my machine...

    I thought the DNL ran too slowly on my machine (long wait between turns, my computer's old)- and I'm not someone who likes pdfs either for various reasons.
  18. Thread: supering TBH

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    OK, I think this is the Dennis info I was...

    OK, I think this is the Dennis info I was thinking of:

    http://bees.farvista.net/gcom.htm



    Well, I'm off to the table saw and can't read more, but I think he maybe said some other things in...
  19. Thread: supering TBH

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    Thanks. Is it much different in your experience...

    Thanks. Is it much different in your experience than managing a Lang (other than maybe having smaller dimensions , which I think yours don't suffer from)
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    I built one of these and hated the process. You...

    I built one of these and hated the process. You just don't need all that hinged complexity if you're working with smaller TBH dimensions. IT's easy enough for Lang people to saw a frame in half (?)...
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    I just bought it- I love your top bar stand...

    I just bought it- I love your top bar stand design!!! I'd been planning on putting something like that together but I especially like the fact that it's foldable. Lord knows I need more big crap to...
  22. Thread: supering TBH

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    Also, what's the consensus on Dennis Murrell's...

    Also, what's the consensus on Dennis Murrell's conclusions regarding vertical versus horizontal brood nest expansion as being optimal- didn't he conclude there was something better about vertical...
  23. Thread: supering TBH

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    supering TBH

    I've been sick with Lyme Disease issues for the past few months and have been a baaad beekeeper as a result, especially the last few weeks when it's been most crucial to stay on top of things and...
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    supering TBH

    oops double post

    Is there any way to delete posts at this point?
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    Thanks for the link, I know someone who bought...

    Thanks for the link, I know someone who bought one of those Petitepets (the ebay vendor) hives. I'd never do that but I can see someone just starting out wanting to.

    What's the cost of a basic...
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