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    Re: Beeviction notice from the city

    > Someone probably saw me in my suit working the hive and was freaked out

    | Maybe you could rethink the "bee-suit" thing.

    Joseph nailed it.

    When a person sees a beekeeper wearing head to toe...
  2. Re: Help! I think I need to move a hive..angry neighbor!

    It's all been said previously, but you keep 'protesting' that you want to enjoy your bees.

    Take a short time hit to build a long time solution and eliminate your bees as a source of issue by...
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    Re: 8-frame vs. 10-Frame

    I run a number of horizontal hives as well as Langs. Shoulder problems have prevented doing anything with the Langs this year, but have had no problem working the horizontals with one arm.

    As far...
  4. Thread: Mystery Theater

    by JaiPea
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    Mystery Theater

    References to bees turn up in the most unlikely places.

    While watching Mystery Theater last weekend ('Murder is Easy') one of the characters died because his hives had mites. The mites poison...
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    Re: food grade extraction buckets

    > is there something I am missing?

    Yes.

    You are using a stamped '2' to extrapolate that the HPDE = Food Grade.

    The '2' means High Density, a chemical compound of PE.

    There are other...
  6. > I found Primatene Mist for sale online in about...

    > I found Primatene Mist for sale online in about 30
    > seconds you are talking about the asthma inhaler
    > correct.

    Thanks for that input, I was quoting what the pharmacist told me last November....
  7. Years ago, when I asked my doctor for an Epipen...

    Years ago, when I asked my doctor for an Epipen he refused, and told me to buy Primatene Mist because it was epinephrin, safer to use, and lasted longer.

    About 3 years ago the ride came to an end....
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    > Incidentally, we extracted the honey from the...

    > Incidentally, we extracted the honey from the old
    > foundation. Everything reeks of Apiguard. Should we
    > just throw that foundation away and start fresh?

    Wax absorbs chemicals and oils.

    In...
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    > ...most people do not boil the honey. I...

    > ...most people do not boil the honey.

    I interpreted 'honey/comb' in the post as 'honey and comb together' in order to separate the honey and the wax. A simpler one step process indeed, but not...
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    > The honey/comb he plans on double boiling. ...

    > The honey/comb he plans on double boiling.

    I'm lost on why he would do this.

    Heating it once above 150 degrees will destroy the enzymes, phenolics and flavonoids etc which are the benefits...
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    All I can see are advantages since you plan to...

    All I can see are advantages since you plan to build the horizontal hive to Lang dimensions and don't intend to move it.

    Bees expand into the space available so they will move sideways as easily...
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    > They are just crazy looking. Any photos?...

    > They are just crazy looking.

    Any photos? Sounds like something worth seeing.

    Where did the small cell foundation come from?
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    Poisonous honey prosecution

    It took the authorities almost a year, but the hobbyist NZ beek who sold honey that poisoned a bunch of people is going on trial.

    2/15/2009 http://www.stuff.co.nz/4848525a11.html

    It's an...
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    > Is any body out there using Tanzanian (vertical...

    > Is any body out there using Tanzanian (vertical sided) top bar hives?

    Yes

    > Do you notice more problems with attaching to the sides with a TTBH?

    No

    > I'm probably going to be moving my...
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    Advice: Unless you are legal with your bees I...

    Advice: Unless you are legal with your bees I would be very careful about this coming to the attention of any city bureaucrats. Being on record with the police may not be a good thing if this...
  16. Thread: Full hive body

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    If you are in a climate with the risk of cold...

    If you are in a climate with the risk of cold snaps ahead, it is prudent to provide space below. The heat generated by the cluster in the original box is lost when it rises into the upper box.

    If...
  17. Thread: Full hive body

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    > Bees naturally move up so place the empty hive...

    > Bees naturally move up so place the empty hive on top.

    The Lang beekeeping books always tell us to put the empties on top, and the bees move up because it is the only space available.

    What's...
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    Check it out and consider joining...

    Check it out and consider joining australianbeekeeping@yahoogroups.com
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    There is an element of truth and a volcano of...

    There is an element of truth and a volcano of hysteria in that article.

    The "smaller, aggressive bee" that is referenced is Apis Cerana and the "whole new species" that is referenced is the varroa...
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    > I like the older style ones that offer a high...

    > I like the older style ones that offer a high edge that
    > the frames sit on. Makes the frames less likely to glue
    > down but those older rests are hard to find.

    They only work with supers that...
  21. Thread: top bar hives?

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    Go to the Top Bar Forum and read the threads...

    Go to the Top Bar Forum and read the threads there.

    These issues have been covered numerous times.
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    Panther, glad you decided to go the super route...

    Panther, glad you decided to go the super route because there are more things to consider if you modify a shop vac.

    When you stop the vac, bees will climb up the walls and cluster on the top,...
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    Ray is right on with smooth hose (2 1/2" dust...

    Ray is right on with smooth hose (2 1/2" dust collection) and some kind of pressure control. Whatever method is used to adjust pressure, it has to be screened to prevent bees escaping.

    Bees being...
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    Unusual swarm behavior

    When is a swarm not a swarm?

    The prevailing attitude towards late swarms is that they are not worth saving, but I went to pick one up last Thursday as it seemed like a good opportunity to get...
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    > The owner wants to know if there is anything...

    > The owner wants to know if there is anything natural or
    > organic that could be sprayed on the empty space to prevent
    > any stray bees or stragglers from returning and building
    > anew. Any...
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