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    Sounds like you're on the mend... Glad to hear...

    Sounds like you're on the mend... Glad to hear it!

    Doug
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    Hey Sundance, How are you doing? Derek and...

    Hey Sundance,

    How are you doing? Derek and everybody else here are quite concerned. Have you been coughing up dark yellow, green or brown phlegm? Are you breathing okay? Is it work to breathe?...
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    wb, everybody recommends powdered sugar, although...

    wb, everybody recommends powdered sugar, although I haven't tried it yet... I think about a cup per hive..

    Doug
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    Where is Michael Bush? Didn't he talk about...

    Where is Michael Bush? Didn't he talk about German black bees on occasion?

    Doug
  5. I grow peaches, plums, nectarines, heritage...

    I grow peaches, plums, nectarines, heritage apples, lots of citrus, avocados, etc., all organically. Local climate has a lot of influence on what you can or cannot do organically and I'd guess...
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    I have an electric wire strung along the bottom...

    I have an electric wire strung along the bottom of my fencing at about 3-4 inches for the skunks who eat the eggs and again at about a foot for the coyotes to encounter if they look a little...
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    Hi CP, Thanks for the very nice offer! As it...

    Hi CP,

    Thanks for the very nice offer! As it is, I have as many poults on my hands with 14 or 15 as I can manage. My little farmlet is down in Santa Cruz county, but I'm working in Berkeley and...
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    Two of mine are tame, two are skittish, but none...

    Two of mine are tame, two are skittish, but none of the china's (mine are browns) have been mean. I had a mean Toulouse gander once, he became a meal. :-) But he had the ultimate revenge. He was a...
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    Oh, I thought I'd amuse you all. The BW pionus...

    Oh, I thought I'd amuse you all. The BW pionus parrot's name is Tanya, nom de guerre of Patty Hearst when she was a member of the SLA!

    I had a male BW, named Che! (They are South American...
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    I'm a bird brain too, so I guess I'm one of King...

    I'm a bird brain too, so I guess I'm one of King CP's subjects. One small Bronzewing Pionus parrot indoors. I wear a "poop" shirt in the house or I could be seen in public... I have been able to...
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    I have received nice bareroot heritage apples...

    I have received nice bareroot heritage apples from Trees of Antiquity, which Keith mentioned. I have received good plants, blueberries and heritage strawberries from Raintree, which he mentioned...
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    Nosocomial MRSA doesn't have much to do with a...

    Nosocomial MRSA doesn't have much to do with a "simple bee sting." However, at least in my area, San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Coast, MRSA now represents at least half of the community...
  13. Lavender definitely does not attract deer. Sages...

    Lavender definitely does not attract deer. Sages are also great in that respect. I don't know about foxglove, but if the deer eat it they'd likely have some interesting heart rhythms. Deer have...
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    BjornBee, what a softee! Planting plants to help...

    BjornBee, what a softee! Planting plants to help other things than bees! ;) -That's the thing about beekeepers, you can usually find common ground somewhere!

    I've been trying to get Asclepias...
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    I'm sure you're right about it BjornBee. It...

    I'm sure you're right about it BjornBee. It seems like any bees can either be hot or not. The other beek and I had the exact same source. I would try Russians again, but because of last year's...
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    Last year I started 4 hives of Russians (hybrids)...

    Last year I started 4 hives of Russians (hybrids) and they were decidedly the meanest bees I've had. All 4 hives were killed off by Varroa over the winter and except for the expense of starting all...
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    Poll: Lots of interesting discussion here since I last...

    Lots of interesting discussion here since I last logged into this thread.

    1) Jeffrey, bring your family out here for a summer vacation sometime. The travelling companies generally put people up....
  18. Thread: Epi-Pen

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    Poll: Yeah, Jeffrey's right. Brent, hypotension, the...

    Yeah, Jeffrey's right. Brent, hypotension, the drop in your blood pressure, associated with your allergic reaction/anaphylaxis and subsequent epinephrine injection was undoubtedly an aspect of your...
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    Poll: Hi, this thread was just brought to my attention...

    Hi, this thread was just brought to my attention by Jeffrey.

    I do have an opinion as an ER doc. I can't say that all docs would agree with me.

    However, number one, although I have nothing...
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    By the way, the United Nations' health...

    By the way, the United Nations' health organization is the WHO, the World Health Organization, not some "United Nation's International Health Council."

    I'm not going to claim that MD's are perfect...
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    Tomatillos are the base for green and yellow...

    Tomatillos are the base for green and yellow salsas and are distantly related to tomatoes. I find them pretty bland just fresh off the plant, but mixed with chiles and onions, etc., they make great...
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    One last thing, most of the books are written for...

    One last thing, most of the books are written for people East of the Sierras, so there is more concern about leaving enough honey on the hives for overwintering. Even with snow in the foothills...
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    I don't know, as I live on the coast, but I'd...

    I don't know, as I live on the coast, but I'd think you won't have any problem harvesting honey without moving your hives. My first year, 2004, I harvested at least 60lbs. from three hives by...
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    Aside from the epi in the ER, I hope you have an...

    Aside from the epi in the ER, I hope you have an Epipen on hand, especially if you're going to work with harvesting the honey, even well suited up. I'm an ER doc and not an allergist, but I agree...
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    MichaelW, Chinese geese seem to lay the best (by...

    MichaelW, Chinese geese seem to lay the best (by a long shot), but this year I probably didn't get more than about twenty eggs total from my two chinese. They're only two year olds so they should...
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