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  1. Re: Do you ever wonder who thought of oxalic acid?

    I have had bees turn white when the OAV crystalizes on them just after treatment.
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    Re: Electric Uncapping Knives

    I suppose if somebody was handy with electronics, they could build a potentiometer to control the voltage going to an electric knife with no controller. Of course if you aren't good at salvaging...
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    Re: Electric Uncapping Knives

    A agree with Flower planter. A slicing knife works great. This is the one that I have It is razor sharp and is flexible. It might be a little pricey, but I have had it for years and it comes in...
  4. Re: what do southern Beeks wear for protection?

    If he is having problems with heat, he needs a ventilated suit. Heat stroke is no joke.

    My my wife just got me a Mann Lake vented jacket (she thought my old cotton suit looked worn out and...
  5. Re: What is the most expensive honey you have seen advertised recently?

    Based on the telephone contact number they are based in Israel. I wonder where the honey is coming from?

    Customer Service Phone: +972505788255
  6. Re: What is the most expensive honey you have seen advertised recently?

    ^ Austin, Texas. :rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Re: Ridiculous-looking

    I would never see something like that because I would have destroyed the cell before I got the frame out.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Here is a jug of hydrochloride acid that I have in my garage. My memory isn't so good anymore, but I am pretty sure the label said "Danger Posion!", before it peeled off and dissolved form the fumes...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Here is a picture of a tub of OA. My eyes are not so good, so can you what the small print says on the bottom; next to the skull and crossbones? I think it says something about being fatal if...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    So by your logic mercury is not toxic other than brain, kidney, and lung damage.

    Also, flouride is not very reactive.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    Wow! A little chemistry can be a very bad thing.

    OA ingestion is not harmless in solution. According to the CDC is causes: Sore throat. Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Vomiting....
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    I have worked in the environmental field long enough to have logged over 400 hours of safety training. A good portion of it being PPE, respirator use, fit testing, and cartridge selection. To this...
  13. Re: New to beekeeping. Starting with bee venom

    Hola and welcome to BeeSource. You might try looking here:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?264-Apitherapy
  14. Re: High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's eas

    If you google break cleaner + argon, you get a lot of safety warnings about forming phosgene gas while welding parts that were cleaned with break cleaner. However, every article (including the one...
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    Re: bit of a problem...

    That is what I am finding out. I always thought that there just wasn't a lot of forage in my area, even though there are miles of forest and pastures here. Then I had several hives make it through...
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    Re: New breed of bees

    But you have to ask yourself if would you rather fight 1 duck-sized bee, or 100 bee-sized ducks.
  17. Thread: Major Problem

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    Re: Major Problem

    Always, always were a veil. A suit is optional for some people; essential for others. It is completely up to you if you can handle the extra stings and you are only hurting yourself. Assuming your...
  18. Thread: Major Problem

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    Re: Major Problem

    I would recommend that anyone that is new to beekeeping buy a smoker and use it. If you get to the point that you don't want or think that you don't need to use smoke, then light your smoker and...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vapor Wiff

    The health effects are quite well known.

    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng0529.html


    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npg/npgd0474.html
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Exactly. There is only one way to eligable; prove that you are a farmer by showing your tax returns and filling out a Farm Business Plan. If anyone is unsure if they are a farmer or not, try filling...
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Right to Farm acts are to protect exising farm operations from nuisance lawsuits when new neighbors object to the farming. The classic scenario is when neighborhoods (with HOA's and golf courses)...
  22. Thread: Major Problem

    by Nabber86
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    Re: Major Problem

    So basically your are willing to kill a perfectly good hive because it is agressive and you refuse to even try to use smoke to calm them down? WTF kind of bee management is that?
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    Re: Hives With Neighborly Complaint

    Right to farm applies to only established farms that qualify. To "qualify" you have to fill out paper work proving that you are a farmer. The name of the owner or tenant, business name, Federal tax...
  24. Re: Learned something new about milkweed today

    Definitely a conflicting situation. We don't get a lot of milkweed where I live, so I never thought about it as invasive. So you can eat it. I always thought the sap (latex) was poisonous. How...
  25. Re: Learned something new about milkweed today

    Yes Common Milkweed. It is considered a noxious weed in many states.
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