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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    Actually, quaternary ammonia is used more than bleach these days in commercial kitchens.
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    Or go to bakery section of a supermarket and get 1/2 dozen of them for free.
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    Re: Queen cell bee math

    Somebody posted this "queen rearing calculator" awhile back when I was asking questions. I have it bookmarked and have found it to be very useful:

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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    My experience in home brewing has been that you can never get the pickle smell out. You can go though all kinds of soaks (baking soda, peroxide, etc.), but you might as well just throw it away. ...
  5. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    People who sell sandwiches and bees for profit invest capital in their businesses.


    Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are largely or...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    I use Star San to sanitize my brewing equipment, however I wouldn't waste it on honey jars, it's way too expensive. Your brewing equipment gets used over and over and there is a real danger of...
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    Re: Hurricane Prepairdness???

    I thought that was like 3 years ago. Has it resurfaced again?
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    Yup, plastic blanks. That is what is injected into the mold with air. These are soda blanks and are exactly what 2-liter plastic soda bottles start out as :...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Also wash hands after use and do not apply to scratches, open wounds, or mucous membranes. :eek:

    The same warnings are on just about everything that you put on you body (sunscreen, deodorant,...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    How do you avoid them when your body and the rest of the entire universe is made up of chemicals?
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    When you canning your own food, you don't want to risk any possibility of food poisoning. That's why the directions on every box of canning jars says to wash the jars and the lids before use (note,...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Somewhat of a general agreement to disagree corresponding with an increasing trend in civility. Maybe I should have said somewhat of an acquiescence.

    So what about that PABA? Lets get this...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    OK then, looks like we have come to somewhat of a consensus on DEET.

    Next question- How many of you apply PABA based sunscreen on your hands while working hives in the hot summer sun?
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Numerous? The report that you cited was written over 25 years ago and includes reports of 5 people that had seizures in the summer of 1989 and they all recovered. Surely in the course of 30 years...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    I find it hard to believe that a product that is listed as a pesticide of any kind does not have any toxicity data behind it. How would they even know how much to apply to be effective? They have...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Interesting. If I google "DEET + pesticide" I don't get much information. If I google "clove oil + pesticide", I get all kinds of hits for it being used as a pesticide, and a bunch of ads for sites...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    "Rather than killing them, DEET works by making it hard for these biting bugs to smell us." Sounds like using smoke to me.

    I have been unable to find any information on the toxicity of DEET on...
  18. Thread: Hop Guard II

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    Re: Hop Guard II

    The cascade variety that I grow is definitely associated with a citrus aroma; particularly grapefruit. Judging buy your user name I am sure that you can pick this out in many microbrews; Sierra...
  19. Re: How accurate is mite count on a simple paper or bottom board alone?

    Are you talking about mites per bee? If so 7/300 = 2.3%. I am not sure how you would compare that to a mite count on a sticky board. If you had a 2 to 3 % infestation rate and 30,000 bees in a...
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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Now that is interesting; making your own hop oil. With the expresso machine, how much hop oil where you able to extract from what mass of hops?

    Have you ever tried using a soxhlet extractor?
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    DEET toxicity is way more of a problem for humans applying it to their skin than it is for insects that are exposed to it.
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    It repels them, it doesn't kill them.


    re·pel·lent
    riˈpelənt/
    adjective
    1.
    able to repel a particular thing; impervious to a particular substance.
    "water-repellent nylon"...
  23. Thread: Bee Art

    by Nabber86
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    Re: Bee Art

    OK then, let's just leave it at that. You don't care and I do care.

    Nabber out.
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    Re: Bee Art

    I get it. You don't care. I do.
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    Re: Honey Container Prices

    Well at least 1 company is doing it right. They also drop their bright purple roll-offs in large supermarket parking lots; I think for no cost to them (for use of parking space). Both the...
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