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  1. Thread: Nasty Russian Bees

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    "Do you notice your russians building queen cells...

    "Do you notice your russians building queen cells just for the heck of it?"

    Yes! I have to take special precautions when requeening. Russian bees are not for everyone, and you have to change...
  2. Thread: biodiesel

    by Len
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    I got the following from the SEI (Solar Energy...

    I got the following from the SEI (Solar Energy International) website:

    Biodiesel Fuel
    Register now!

    "Learn the fundamentals of this alternative fuel source that can be used in any diesel...
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    “I have no idea which grain the current grain is...

    “I have no idea which grain the current grain is based upon.”

    Carats, grains and pennyweights were weight measurements used by the Egyptians. The Egyptians used the weight of a carob bean for a...
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    No one that I contacted had any queens to sell...

    No one that I contacted had any queens to sell last fall. Does anyone purchase queens in the fall? This year I am going to over winter some nucs with new queens. That way I’ll be able to requeen...
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    Louisiana has an annual rainfall of 60 inches! I...

    Louisiana has an annual rainfall of 60 inches! I have tremendous problems with dry rot on Ponderosa pine that I did not have 40 years ago. I switched to cypress from Rossman Apiaries. I cannot say...
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    “if you gave it to her on her birthday in which...

    “if you gave it to her on her birthday in which case it's a gift! Right?”

    You are correct, Joel. Never give a woman an engagement ring on her birthday or on a holiday. The courts will consider...
  7. Thread: Solar Energy

    by Len
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    What is the lifespan of a solar panel? My...

    What is the lifespan of a solar panel?

    My solar panels will outlast me. There is usually a 30-year warranty on solar panels. My solar panels survived Hurricanes Lilly and Rita. We had sustained...
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    My wife says that commitment is not about...

    My wife says that commitment is not about passion. Stacy is not realistic about her expectations.
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    You have my condolences. This woman was not your...

    You have my condolences. This woman was not your soul mate. It is difficult to be positive; however, have faith. Ask God to find your soul mate. I lost my wife to cancer. However, God picked a...
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    I carry a Delta Windproof (85 mph) lighter when...

    I carry a Delta Windproof (85 mph) lighter when nothing else works in a high wind.

    “Windproof flame - A continuous flame is produced as butane gas vapors ignite upon contact with the...
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    I do not like the Boardman Feeder. It can cause...

    I do not like the Boardman Feeder. It can cause robbing, it doesn't hold much syrup and the bees will not use it if is cold outside. (I am assuming that you are putting the feeder at the entrance...
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    I do not treat my hives for mites. I use Russian...

    I do not treat my hives for mites. I use Russian queens and my losses are around 10% to 15%. I was loosing 50% to 75% of my hives before I switched to Russian queens.

    The USDA Bee Culture Lab...
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    I lost a girlfriend over a bee sting! A swarm...

    I lost a girlfriend over a bee sting! A swarm took up residence in some old equipment next to my house. She accused me of being insensitive and that was that. I am now married to another woman and...
  14. Thread: Business Plans

    by Len
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    H&R Block has a great training program for...

    H&R Block has a great training program for filling out individual tax forms. They have no training program for giving tax advice! However, having a business plan would be one piece of proof that...
  15. Thread: Solar Energy

    by Len
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    Check out Backwoods Solar...

    Check out Backwoods Solar (www.backwoodssolar.com) for information about solar panels, windmills and hydropower. Windmills are my least favorite way to produce power because windmills have moving...
  16. Thread: Challenge Result

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    "Government agencies or universities they tell me...

    "Government agencies or universities they tell me sorry you need a Phd or how many reasearch papers have you presented."

    Government is interested in credentials. Private business is interested in...
  17. Thread: Solar Energy

    by Len
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    Solar Energy There is no one to help us...

    Solar Energy

    There is no one to help us install solar electricity in Louisiana. If you want to install solar energy in your home, you are on your own. The closest solar installer is Meridian...
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    Soybean flour is toxic to bees, according to...

    Soybean flour is toxic to bees, according to Steve Taber. Taber makes a pollen patty. “Mix 1 part pollen to 1 part water to make everything stick together. Mix in a small amount of brewer’s...
  19. Thread: Comb Honey

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    I plan to produce some comb honey this year. I...

    I plan to produce some comb honey this year. I have been reading "Honey in the Comb" by Eugene Killion. Does anyone have any helpful hints in the production of comb honey?
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    Brushy Mountain Bee Farm sells a double screen...

    Brushy Mountain Bee Farm sells a double screen board. Has anyone had any experience with this board?
  21. Thread: Frames

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    Does anyone know if Western Bee Supplies, Inc....

    Does anyone know if Western Bee Supplies, Inc. manufactures the frames for Dadant? What beekeeping suppliers actually manufacture their own frames? Some of the wood frames that I have been getting...
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    "This handy Introduction Cage has legs that...

    "This handy Introduction Cage has legs that anchor it to a drawn comb. The queen and her attendants are released into it, but they cannot be reached by the workers of the colony you are requeening....
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