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  1. #21
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    Escape boards - double lifting. One of my hives has 11 mediums on it.......

  2. #22
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    Big Grin

    Oh, I get it now:

    Beekeepers should not use bee blowers to avoid the "alledged" bee carnage.

    They should buy YOUR product "Bee-Quick".

    Let's see. Things on my list NOT to buy:

    There's Bee-Quick.
    Then there's Bee-Quick.
    And oh yes, there's Bee-Quick.

  3. #23
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    > Oh, I get it now:
    > Beekeepers should not use bee blowers to
    > avoid the "alledged" bee carnage.

    > They should buy YOUR product "Bee-Quick".
    > Let's see. Things on my list NOT to buy:
    > There's Bee-Quick.
    > Then there's Bee-Quick.
    > And oh yes, there's Bee-Quick.

    Sorry, John, I only noticed your post today.
    I thought that the horse had been beaten
    well past death and into a mushy pulp, and
    with it, your argument.

    "Alledged"? Oh, you meant "alleged",
    as in claimed. Wow, I thought we discussed
    that calmly before.

    I'm surprised at the vitriolic nature of
    the post, given the utter lack of any shred
    of fact offered in support of the claim made.
    Granted, allegations of this kind are typically
    written out in longhand in crayon over 60 or 70
    densely spaced pages, but I had hoped for at
    least speculation as to how your methodology in
    doing an "open field tarp test", if it ever was
    actually ever done, might have somehow avoided
    the specific drawbacks I pointed out.

    But I can offer a few points:

    1) I don't care what you, or anyone else do.
    I have kept bees and mentored beekeepers
    long enough to realize that beekeepers are
    stubborn and perverse about doing what THEY
    think best, moreso in the face of clear and
    compelling evidence that their approach is
    suboptimal, or doing tangible harm.

    2) So, to each his own. They will anyway.

    3) I don't care if anyone ever buys Bee-Quick.
    I don't get any of the money, the Eastern
    Apicultural Society Bee Research Fund gets
    all the money.

    4) The tenor of the post forces me to ask if
    you presently under a Court order forcing you to
    post a Warning notice in your yard, directing you
    to attend Anger Management courses, expecting you
    to keep a certain distance away from one or more
    people, and/or requiring you to find gainful employment.

    Heck, if ya woulda been nice, I woulda sent you a few bottles
    to try for free. But you have clearly established yourself
    as a dedicated harvesting blow hard.

    nb: By "blow hard" I mean no insult, I only
    attempt to define "200MPH" as overkill for
    any use of a blower, which is a fine way
    to harvest honey if you are far away from
    civilians, and want to work harder than you
    otherwise might, do more lifting than you
    need to, and subject yourself to excessive
    loud noise and exhaust fumes.


    [This message has been edited by jfischer (edited September 06, 2004).]

  4. #24
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    Cool

    Ref. Item 4:

    Oh, I think the one "warning notice" already posted in VA is plenty.

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    JFischer;

    No bee parts at least this year. I did find one drowned bee in the filter but he flew into the extractor instead of flying to the kitchen window or the patio door. I got into the house with perhaps two dozen bees.

    I have so few hives that my experience would be a miniscule part of any study, but I still believe that a blower is a safe way to remove bees from supers. Just don't hold the blower against their little butts, hold it out a ways. Blow them up into the air, not against a wall or the ground.

    Is it possible that you are blowing a lot of already dead bees out of your supers? When I blow bees out they go out like badminton birds, catch themselves in mid-air a few feet out and fly back to the hive.

    Also, is it possible that the time when you extract can make a difference? I usually extract July 4th or later. Generally not a lot of young bees about. If there were many young non-flying bees in the supers would it be possible that more would be lost?
    Oxankle

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    Sorry just noticed this post today,& didn't tie the name of jfisher until latly,that you are the same that makes Bee-Quick,I remove alot of Bees from house's & that stuff is a life saver to me,we take a smoker without the smoke place a rag in the smoker with Bee-Quick on it.puff it into cracks & places the bees hide run's them out quick.(hard to use smoke inside a customer's house),I also use it to clear honey super's .So Mr.Fisher my hats off to you for making a fine product.also a lot lighter than a bee blower,smell's good too,hehe.>>>>Mark

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