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    Re: Use of a quilt box

    Discussed last week, too. Just today there was a post about using juniper shavings in the quilt box to help with varroa. The discussion last week mentioned cedar shavings (should be similar, I...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    The thing that concerns me right now is, exactly what happens when a skunk hits that bottom line of fence tape, the one about skunk-high off the ground? In the front yard. Three joules, 7.5 kV,...
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    Re: Freefall comic strip ...

    And Mote In God's Eye. There's a "gripping hand" quote in one strip that I expect they got a kick out of.
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    Freefall comic strip ...

    A couple of my science fiction writing friends, Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, are fans of a strip called Freefall. They recommend it highly. It can be a bit dumb at times, but the underlying...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Tenbears, you actually just answered your own question, managed to agree with me, and yet at the very same time mocked yourself.

    Do you honestly still believe your original and repeated assertion...
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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    Yup, that's the idea.

    Tho' I confess to just wanting to have fun tinkering, too.

    My friend Simon has some boards in the works. I never had much luck with the Seeeduino Mega. I probably could...
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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    One of our bee association senior members just sent a link to something related. It is a morass, and open source is not the most profitable business model:
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    The better grades of coaxial cable can handle high voltage, too. I've bought high voltage supplies that came with coax on the output lines, generally the grades with high density polyethylene inner...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Low voltage wiring suffers badly from added resistance if you try to splice in an extension. If you are stretching more than a couple of feet, rather than using the same wire, go a size or two...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Here's the problem, no one number can do the whole job.

    You need voltage. Rader's chart shows that the larger chargers, particularly the ones being recommended here, put out voltage above 7 kV. ...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    It depends on how well-designed the solar charging system is. My old Southern States units had no 12 V charge regulation system at all. I tried adding enough panel to keep the battery charged and...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Rader, I was basing my estimate on 3 joules at a 1.4 second pulse rate, or about 2 watts of power to run it. The PV panel will get full power for about 4 hours on a sunny day, and may make next to...
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    Re: Solar fence charger for bears

    Tenbears, I patently meant patently. Try looking it up with a Thesarus.

    Enough of this. The question is, what makes a bear dump its load and leave the hives alone.

    The answer is, a walloping...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Rader, something on the Magnum Solar-Pak 12 caught my eye. They state on one bullet line of the link:

    Charges up to 30 miles of fence - 3 joules*

    I can't see what the * refers to. I notice...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    "Recommended field distance" is not in my list of fundamental units of physics. Were that useful, then the little charger I used to keep flying squirrels from chewing on the cabin would be plenty...
  17. Thread: Windows XP?

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    Re: Windows XP?

    My biggest problem moving from XP to W7 has been that Outlook Express is no longer supported. My computer shop said Live is useless, and recommended using Mozilla Thunderbird. Most people making...
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    Re: rainbow of pollen coming in

    Incredible! The apiary where our nucs will come from posted a pollen color chart a couple of days back, but nothing as bright and vivid as the real thing here!
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    Re: Danausplexippus

    That name deserved looking up!

    Welcome to our forum, butterfly!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly
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    Re: proplis on my pants

    I think when you show it to her she'll head straight for a divorce lawyer, and your only defense would be to say you got it expressly so you could clean your own prophylized work clothes.

    They do...
  21. Thread: SHB oil tray

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    Re: SHB oil tray

    Or are you talking about the white plastic tray that slides under the screened bottom of a Freeman Beetle Trap?

    http://www.freemanbeetletrap.com/build_it_yourself
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    Re: There is only ONE reason to burn equipment

    Day one of bee class: we were instructed not to read the chapters on bee diseases until the syllabus said to. So of course I joined BeeSource and got all the bad news anyway. A large part of the...
  23. Re: random mystery bees...any guesses as to what it is?

    A squash bee was my best guess for this cutie. She was a little larger than a honeybee.

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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    Tenbears, I will not be depositing any money with you because it is patently obvious that your design for an electric fence charger is unworkable. There are all manner of analogous physical...
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    Re: proplis on my pants

    I recall our microbiology labs, and the advice the professor gave regarding Gram stain: "The only way this stuff comes out of your clothes is with scissors."

    Personally, I feel so inadequate when...
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