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  1. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Testing for safety is important. How many species of plants insects invertebrates microbes and biological systems would you test for? With honeybees alone tests have largely been on adults in...
  2. Re: CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.

    Just what I was thinking....digitalis and poison ivy oil are produced by plants.....should they be GRAS?
  3. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    Well, in the abstract I would agree with you.
    In practical terms, "my bees built cells at 4.7" is an accurate statement. I'm not sure there is anyone claiming 4.7mm cells in anything but brood...
  4. Re: Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    I'm glad this paper got some exposure....it makes we wonder if it is April 1st again.

    deknow
  5. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    ...my point is that you have to measure something if you want to talk about cell size.

    You can't measure everything (all cells in a hive).
    Measuring the largest cells (for drones and honey)...
  6. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    ...well, isn't it important to distinguish between 'average cell size in a hive' and 'average worker cell size'? They are never the same, even on foundation (they are the same on fully drawn plastic...
  7. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    ...the problem is that the conclusions and claims don't fit the data.

    The abstract of the paper that Peter cites ends with:


    ...this is also Peter's often claimed position.

    ...but the paper...
  8. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    Here is a short clip of Dr. Erikson talking about cell sizes.

    Peter, of particular note for you (and the prime reason I'm posting it here) is that he talks about feral hive density as being as...
  9. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    When I read the below, I feel like I should share the following (I've posted aboutt it before).

    Several years ago I was sitting at dinner with our club officers and guest speakers...which...
  10. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    Right, because in the old days, no one could measure an inch on a ruler and accurately count to 5 at the same time?
    Virtually all the 'classics' of american beekeeping literature (Root, Langstroth,...
  11. Re: Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?

    1. 'Falsified' is either the wrong word (discredited would be a better word for what I think you are saying, or a pretty bold claim coming from you.

    2. Did anyone actually read this paper? The...
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    Health codes generally require everything to be sanitized...the most common way is with a 3 bay sink..wash, rinse, sanitize. The sanitizer is almost always bleach at a small concentration (checked...
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    Too bad be didn't also bring you back _full_ buckets ;)
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    ...you could make a composting toilet with the pickle buckets, I'm sure it would work....but then you will have to get _that_ smell out.
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    That is the type of plastic. Food grade has to do (in part) with how it is handled and stored. That symbol is for recycling purpose.
  16. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    No, but I could show you a jar of honey (10/lb) that I purchased from a reputable health food store...labeled from an organic farm....it was 30% beet sugar.
    A local commercial operation (with...
  17. Re: UPDATE: Who ever uses the VMVaporizer, there's a new step-by-step video!

    Safety equipment is usually what you rely on when something good goes wrong....in this video it seems necessary even if things go right. Yikes. Are you also trying to kill the mites on the bees...
  18. Re: Empty pollen baskets but heads had pollen on foragers ?

    Did the pollen make the bees look like they had tiny mohawks? Jewel weed flowers (shaped like orchids) are structured to dust the bees head with pollen when they are going for nectar. I've seen...
  19. Re: Bee Biology reference, The Buzz about Bees?

    I liked the book very much...however when I read his stated facts I don't always get the feeling that what he is stating is well established. Lots of good stuff but I wouldn't assume that every fact...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Well...if you didn't want any comments, you could have posted it in the vendors forum :lookout:
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Michael Bush used to cite a number (I remember looking it up and being surprised that it appeared to be true) that 1 in 15 or 16 people in the world die from something they got from a mosquito bite.
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    Vance and all...
    I have nothing against DEET. I use it if I feel I have to (my wife came ho.e from Bali a few years ago and came down with dengue....you do not want dengue).
    I would even consider...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    l Toxicity In studies using laboratory animals, DEET generally has been shown to be of low acute toxicity. It is slightly toxic by the eye, dermal and oral routes and has been placed in Toxicity...
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    Re: Want to work bare handed?

    ...the toxicity data doesn't exist....it isn't required for the kind of registration that DEET falls under...as an indoor application.

    Rubbing it around inside a beehive seems like a terrible idea...
  25. Re: Oxalic dribble - acid quantity measuring methods

    The density of granulated OA (or anything) varies with the size of the grain.
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