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    Re: Poo Yaah They MAD...

    Not trying to be mean or anything. We have all been through it. After reading beesource for a year before I started I was like, no problem, I don't even need a suit, bees are friendly. Luckily a...
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    Re: Bees and Bird declines

    Brought to you by the Ecologist - Setting the Environmental Agenda Since 1970; says the banner on their website. They even have an Eco-Dating section on their website so you can hookup with...
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    Re: Poo Yaah They MAD...

    Yep, it is that time of the year. I always enjoy reading posts about getting stung and having hot hives in the summer dearth. Usually the posts are by the same people who blissfully reported last...
  4. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

    I searched the site for "honeybees" and "honey bees" and nothing came up.:s

    I don't put a lot of faith in anything the United Nations comes up with anyway.

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  5. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

    Just as less people are farming these days (compared to 1947), the downward trend simply indicates that less people are keeping honeybees. Also people in the US are consuming a lot less honey. Also,...
  6. Re: Why the fuss over bees? Is the U.S. in the midst of a bee-pocalypse? The science

    A model that we can expand exponentially to 400 million acres of crop land in the US? Do you know what exponential growth means? The curve would certainly not be exponential.

    1 million pounds in...
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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. ...
  11. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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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