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    Dead bee sting?

    Is it possible to be stung if you step on a dead bee barefoot? :scratch:
    (Just curious)
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    Re: Goggles for OAV

    As a practicing physician, I believe that it would be foolish to not use protection that covers your eyes, nose and mouth. This is what I use: ...
  3. Re: Do you drive an electrric car..if so do you like it

    Where I live (Utah), most of our electricity is generated by coal burning. It may seem more environmentally friendly, but with all the coal burning and the toxic chemicals in the batteries, I don't...
  4. Re: Do you drive an electrric car..if so do you like it

    E-spice, your ratios were incorrect: it should read gal/mi.
  5. Re: Do you drive an electrric car..if so do you like it

    Cg3 - Yes heat, AC, fan and radio all will put a drain on your battery. Unfortunately, I found that out first hand when in rented an electric vehicl in Denmark. It is very easy to become stranded...
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    Re: What respirator to use for OAV?

    Chrisbex, I use and recommend the exact same cartridge. Just remember to replace then at the correct interval.
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    Re: What respirator to use for OAV?

    OAV is harmful to mucus membranes which includes EYES! As an eye doctor I will tell you that if you are only interested in protecting your lungs, you are putting yourself at risk. You should use a...
  8. Re: Electrical help: Using car battery charger as power supply for OAV.

    I just use my battery car jump starter (example: http://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-XP400-Instant-Portable-Source/dp/B004EIDD2Q/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1413500732&sr=8-10&keywords=jump+starter). You...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    A "respirator" may not be adequate. Oxalic acid is a problem for mucous membranes: eyes, nose, mouth, lungs. You should be using a full face mask with a cartridge rated for organic vapors. This...
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    Re: How much to harvest?

    I'm in Salt Lake, but not running a top bar hive. I would suggest you ask your question on two Facebook groups: Wasatch Beekeeping Association and The Art of Beekeeping in Utah. Either group will...
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    How about 2 pounds for $10.50 with free shipping? :thumbsup:
    http://www.amazon.com/Oxalic-Acid-99-bag-C2H2O4/dp/B007HUR0EK/ref=pd_sim_indust_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1HKJK9TWQ1YEWQ4WYG5Y

    (I just feel...
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    It is just as inexpensive on Amazon.
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    It's not available in Utah. When I called all the stores, I was told they didn't carry it. One store even told me "it had been discontinued". When I told the gal about the listing on their website...
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    Re: Bee Shield

    As my mother always told me, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is".
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    Re: Fire adjacent to bees

    I actually thought it could be my smoker, but my smoker wasn't there and hadn't been there. It's been hosed down extra- thoroughly. Unfortunately, that part of my property is adjacent to the one...
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    Fire adjacent to bees

    Yesterday afternoon, while my family was away, there was a fire adjacent to my bees. The bees do not seem to be adversely affected and the hives did not burn. My neighbor noticed it and put it out...
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    Re: Hive issue

    Bears (even CAL Bears) scare bees! Go Bears! (CAL 1978-1982)
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    You're lucky you were able to drive yourself to the ER. I too have an UltraBreeze full suit and have not been stung through it. Having an epi pen is a start but no guarantee of relief. You need to...
  19. Re: Got a sting - BAD reaction - advice needed!

    As a practicing physician, not an allergist, allergies come from repeated exposure and an exaggerated immune response. People usually are not programmed to have severe reactions from the first...
  20. Thread: Oops!

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    Oops!

    As a first year beekeeper i just discovered a drawback to the "flat" hive tool. If you are clumsy enough, as I was, and drop it it will go all the way to the bottom of your hive. Boy did that make...
  21. Re: How to repel or eradicate nuisance Honeybees?

    I was annoyed by my own bees drinking off my sprinkler heads instead of the waterer I specifically made for them. They completely ignored my waterer. This morning I shut off the outside water...
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    Getting out of top feeder.........

    I have decided to stop feeding my two newly installed packages from 4/26/14. Is there any easy way to get the bees out of a top feeder other than "smoking" them out?:s
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    Re: Birds and bees

    My cats have made most of my yard bird free. The cats don't care about the bees, but they do keep the birds in check.
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    Re: Hello new beek here from Utah!

    Welcome! I'm new and in Salt Lake as well. My bees are in their hives and seem to be doing well. It is sooooooo hard not to look in on them every day. They have been going about their business...
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    Keeping sugar syrup warm

    I will be installing 2 packages of bees this weekend and I have read that bees will not take syrup under 50 degrees. Unfortunately, we will be having a cold spell in Salt Lake City with highs in the...
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