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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    In answer to some of the questions above:

    Type of beesuit: Just an ordinary white cotton coverall, plus helmet, veil, and gloves.

    Smoker: I usually don't use one unless I have to, which is...
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    Thanks to all for the advice and good wishes.

    honeyshack: Good luck to you on the tests and let's hope you can continue with the bees. I've heard $100 quoted for epi pen but only seen them...
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    Fieldbee,

    I'm starting to get up there in years a bit and just suspect there may be some heart disease. Called a cardiologist recently and the nurse told me it could easily cost several thousand...
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    Re: My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    Daniel,

    Yes, I agree that different sting locations can lead to widely different results. Can't really afford to keep bees if I have to buy and keep buying epipen though, so I'd have to sell out....
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    My Systemic Allergic Reaction Experience

    I've kept bees for almost 20 years now and never had a problem. I don't particularly enjoy getting stung and don't go out of my way to encourage it, but usually I get stung a number of times each...
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    Any beetle experts here?

    I made some splits a while back and in one half of one split the bees abandoned the hive, leaving 3 frames of mostly capped brood. :( I didn't notice this immediately; it took at least 2 weeks and...
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    You are again conflating the name for the thing...

    You are again conflating the name for the thing with the thing itself.



    So asserting the existence of a reality that is independent of what people think of it is something you want to...
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    The notion that man somehow creates (or socially...

    The notion that man somehow creates (or socially constructs) races by the process of describing them is nonsense. Man no more creates races by describing them than he creates species by describing...
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    African bees demonstrate the biological reality of race

    Here's an interesting article on so-called "Africanized" bees.

    http://www.earthfiles.com/news-print.php?ID=1541&category=Environment

    In this age of political correctness, we are often told that...
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    Accounting is a strange profession. It's the...

    Accounting is a strange profession. It's the only profession I know where large numbers of graduates are employed in other areas. For instance, one of the checkout girls at the local Safeway is...
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    Bees and Taxes

    Yes, keep all receipts and deduct them from your beekeeping income. You can also deduct expenses if beekeeping remains a hobby for you, but only up to the amount of your income from beekeeping. In...
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