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  1. Re: Took out a bottom board and saw this... SHB???

    Having trapped a dozen mice in my basement over the last week, everything look like mouse poo to me.
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    Re: new to bees, never been stung, should I?

    I don’t think you want the non-drowsy Benadryl. Regular Benadryl has Diphenhydramine in it.

    Diphenhydramine is a first generation antihistamine and is a H 1 receptor antagonist. Antagonism is...
  3. Re: Smaller mass merchant selling beekeeping equipment

    I sure would like to have a local store like that to browse around in.
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    That's called pressure differential Ace, not a vacuum.
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    But US honey producers ultra-filtered honey according to several sources:

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2011/11/25/142659547/relax-folks-it-really-is-honey-after-all
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    Re: Smoker Smoke Harmful?

    There are also edibles.
  7. Re: Smaller mass merchant selling beekeeping equipment

    I don't mind having equipment readily available. If I need something fast and the price is right, I would buy it.
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    Re: Swarm Commander

    Check this thread out:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?307523-Swarm-commander-Does-It-Really-Work

    Sounds like it is worth a shot. I just ordered a bottle off of Amazon.
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    Re: Selling Bees for Sting Therapy

    If someone is wants to buy bees for venom "therapy" good luck convincing them otherwise.
  10. Thread: new smoker ?

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    Re: new smoker ?

    Exactly.
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    Re: 1st year = 50 % success

    It's a little early in the year to be proclaiming a success rate.
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    Re: Torpor: Knocking on Hives Video

    I think you need better control in your experiment. I know bees are very good at keeping a constant temperature, but how much of the internal temperature increase was due to the increase in...
  13. Thread: Funny story

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    Re: Funny story

    You are saying this based on one experience? I have had mixed results myself, but look at it as an insurance policy.
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    Re: How often do you requeen?

    I wouldn't even think of re-queening until I was certain that I had my swarm prevention techniques down perfect (or nearly so). So, I don't re-queen. Also as a hobbiest, it doesn't make financial...
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    Re: Honey bees are doomed

    A classic example of Occam's Razor
  16. Re: Poor quality components - how much tolerance to allow?

    I probably put together 20 supers from kits that I bought on-line during the first couple of years when I started. All of them went together perfectly. The third spring I ordered another 10 kits,...
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    Re: Good new for urban Beek's.

    I can see that happening with vermin for obvious reasons. Think of all the raccoon and rats eating garbage in the city. However, I seriously doubt it works that way for honeybees.
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    Re: Replacing old comb

    Somebody posted a video here a while back where they used a toilet paper tube as a mold. Just cover the bottom end with tinfoil and pour the molten wax into the tube. Once the wax sets, you rub the...
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    Re: Best way to weigh hives??

    Ok, so I am having a hard time figuring out how to get an accurate weight of a hive by partially lifting the front end, then partially lifting the back of the hive, and then adding the 2 values...
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    How not to install a package of bees

    https://beeinformed.org/2011/02/10/quickpress-post/
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Hey George, there is a Payton Manning in Denver, but he doesn't keep bees as far as I know. The name drew me to your post.

    Da Fuq? :scratch::scratch:
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    Re: Treatment free claims?

    YES!
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    Re: Treatment free claims?

    You are going to need a gas chromatograph to do that. They start around $2,000.
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I have relied on beesource exclusively for learning the art of beekeeping. I haven't ever even cracked a book on the subject. Having used major domo list servers, use groups, and bulletin boards...
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    Re: 2015 YTD Sting Count

    Under 6 stings, i guess. I fully suit up any I work the hives.
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