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    Re: Grafting with aging eyes

    Both light and magnification are important. I would recommend a head mounted magnifying loupe with illumination. As an example: ...
  2. Thread: cataracts

    by mitchgobears
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    Re: cataracts

    Honey may have anti microbial properties and possibly help with bacterial eye infections, BUT a cataract is a permanent change in the proteins of the lens inside the eye. When these proteins change...
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    Re: Can anyone identify what this is?

    Bacillus thuringiensis - http://www.bushfarms.com/beeswaxmoths.htm
  4. Queenless and leaving on vacation...........

    I have two hives and both made it through the winter.

    I have one hive that is queenless without eggs or larvae now for two weeks. It is FULL of bees and there were at least 3 queen cells. One was...
  5. Not much capped brood and no eggs or larva....

    In one of my over wintered hives today, I had only a few capped brood and found no larvae. There was a lot of bees and a few queen cells in the middle of a frame. With all the bees and honey I...
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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: ...
  8. 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...
  9. Re: Do you drive an electrric car..if so do you like it

    E-spice, your ratios were incorrect: it should read gal/mi.
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    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...
  13. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Thread: Oops!

    by mitchgobears
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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...
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