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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    > If you aren't trained in inserting it, I wouldn't recommend it.
    > They aren't toys that should be played with or taken lightly.

    This is not about about toys, this is about ways to save the...
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    Re: Anaphylactic shock

    Thanks for all the replies, it appears there are three broad classes of attitudes, and below is my take on each of them:

    a) Don't worry about it.
    The downside worries me, no matter how small...
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    Anaphylactic shock

    I was recently told about a backyard get-together where a child was stung by a bee or wasp and had a severe reaction. The host had an Epipen on hand for his own use, and administered it. The visit to...
  4. Thread: Bee-Z-Smoker

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    Re: Bee-Z-Smoker

    The downside for me, and probably for other players too is the lack of battery interchange.

    If the smoker used 18V NiCad or Lithium batteries (e.g. Ryobi or Makita) it would be a no-brainer. The...
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    Re: what am I doing wrong??? I got stung 25+ times

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    > As soon as I lifted the top super the bees went nuts and attacked
    > me. I must have had thousands all over me

    Post #21
    > The bees were calm and didn't really mess with me at all.
    ...
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    Re: A bad house keeping question

    llang, you probably made the post because you suspected that messing with a colony this late in the year throws it into disarray and reduces the chances of winter survival. It's too late to change...
  7. Thread: Hive Removal

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    Re: Hive Removal

    > .. if you haven't used you bee vac before, don't run it
    > very long at one time without letting it cool down and
    > check after vacuuming a small number of bees to ensure
    > that they are OK...
  8. Thread: yellow jackets

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    Re: yellow jackets

    Many feral colonies handle the problem of predators by using indirect entrances. Don't know whether it is accidental or intentional on their part but it works to protect the colony.

    The...
  9. Thread: SHBs in supers

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    Re: SHBs in supers

    > Someone else said fill the bags with water.

    This idea is intriguing. The wax cap should prevent the honey from diluting into the water.

    Can't imagine that wooden frames would be unaffected...
  10. Thread: SHBs in supers

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    Re: SHBs in supers

    The larvae is what had me worried. Spreading 3 dozen frames over other hives seemed like a recipe for disaster as even the strongest of hives could never build up quickly enough.

    Buying a freezer...
  11. Thread: SHBs in supers

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    SHBs in supers

    When checking out a couple of dead hives that have full supers above I was taken aback to see SHBs crawling across the top bars. They were sluggish so killing them was easy, but am doubtful they have...
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    Re: Opened them up today and they were dead!!

    What kind of temperatures have you been having for the last month?

    On another list there was a reply by Joe Waggle to a circumstance similar to yours.

    "A cluster of bees can starve at this...
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    Re: A story about SHB

    > The story goes that bees will not touch equipment affected by SHB.

    Not true, according to "Notes from Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Field Day
    University of Western...
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    Re: How long before Down Under has Varroa

    > I thought that varroa is already in Australia?
    >
    > I distinctly remember reading about it last year.
    > They apparently found somewhere numerous colonies
    > of Asian bee, cerana, I believe?
    ...
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    Re: A New Type of Hive: We need your input

    > why did this rate sticky status?

    > Since he didn't register with a .edu email address,
    > my assumption would have to be that he is not
    > affiliated with any university.

    > i don't think it...
  16. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkerboarding

    In the Sunday paper recently, the English chef Jaimie wrote that a recipe is like a map, if you don't follow the map you won't get where you want to go, and if you do not have all the ingredients,...
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    Re: A New Type of Hive: We need your input

    > I don't see any evidence this is some kind of hoax

    What more evidence do you need than:

    - There is an expert beekeeper somewhere who cannot communicate

    - There is a hive design but it...
  18. Thread: Checkerboarding

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    Re: Checkboarding

    It is clear that some [beginners] in this thread want to use checkerboarding to prevent swarms, and are lamenting their lack of drawn comb. When an essential ingredient is missing, look for another...
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    Re: A New Type of Hive: We need your input

    I've been offline for a few days, and the first few lines of this thread reminded me of the Nigerian scams. I'm amazed it took until the fifth page for a blunt statement from USCBeeMan that this...
  20. Thread: PLASTIC hives

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    Re: PLASTIC hives

    The Australian plastic hive is not a Beehaus, it is a Lang alternative in poly which is not unlike the ones sold by Betterbee except that instead of being oriented towards insulation for cold...
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    Re: Why not plywood for hives?

    Only a few of my hives are painted, and they were done before realizing that paint is helpful but insufficient for successful weathering, especially with ply.

    Beekeepers and delamination should be...
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    Re: agricultural grade diatomaceous earth

    Thanks for the detailed info.

    Found it at www.jefferspet.com/ssc/product.asp?CID=1&pf_id=14047
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    Re: agricultural grade diatomaceous earth

    > hey i use permetheran (40:60)....

    If that is the same insecticide as Permethrin, here's what wikipedia has to say about it:

    In agriculture, permethrin is mainly used on cotton, wheat,...
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    Poll: Re: A different take on a hive setup

    > I'm not sure where you are finding your cutouts.

    Around here, they are fairly common in the joist space between the first and second floor. Combs are usually laid out side-by-side as in a hive,...
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    Re: Bulk Storage Containers

    "I had someone tell me that if the number in the triangle on the bottom of the pail is the same as the buckets Wall-Mart tosses out at the bakery then they should be food grade."

    That someone is...
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