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    Re: What are your hobbies?

    M80's were great fun, but a 3 or 4" salute would make the babies in the crowd cry in short order......and they there were 4" & 5" salutes. You not only hear them...you felt them. :D
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    Re: What are your hobbies?

    Ah, JP's, the good ol' days took me back to another hobby/business that consumed me one or two days a years.....being a short termed professional pyro-tech.......I set up & shot large fireworks...
  3. Thread: bee stings

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    Re: bee stings

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    TYPO

    An EpiPen is what you may need....like this... https://www.epipen.com/en

    Be sure to get sufficient training of how & when to use them.
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    Re: Is it just me, or do you see it too?

    It's there, but her stripes run the wrong way. :D
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    Re: Hurricanes and bee hives...

    Anchor them to something like these...available at ACE Hardware ... https://www.acehardware.com/departments/hardware/screws-and-anchors/anchors/70063

    Good Luck!
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    Re: New, stand up vaporizer coming....

    :popcorn:
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    Re: Bees Returning to Nuc Boxes

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: I caught a SWARM

    It would be nice to have empty drawn comb to give them and then feed, feed, feed...
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    Re: Smallest truck for pollination.

    Maybe think flatbed "trailer".....! :s
  10. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    Ya, well............it all boils down to the definition of "insect pest". I could find some beneficial reasons for mosquitoes & house flies too.
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    Re: Getting ready for winter in kansas

    #1.... make sure you have the mites under control.

    #2....I'm presuming that the supers are full. If you're NOT going to take any honey from them, then leave the supers on the hives...they can't...
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    Re: Spraying for Army Worms

    Yes, there will always be some army worms, but to reach a threshold that needs spraying is often dependent on weather.

    Hopefully he may use a Bt type killer that will have minimal affect on the...
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    Re: Spraying for Army Worms

    What is "adjacent"?....three feet?......50 feet?.....50 yds? I would ask what chemical will be used & find out how toxic it is to bees. Also, how will it be applied....ground rig or aerial....and...
  14. Re: Still have lots of drone brood so today I grafted.

    I don't have a foam mini, but I do have a short three frame nuc box. It can't be too costly. :rolleyes:
  15. Re: Still have lots of drone brood so today I grafted.

    Okay, now you guys got me in the mood to try a late split to see if I can get a couple of new queens mated.. :pinch:
  16. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    A turkey choke, I'm presuming that it's a tight (small) pattern, so you may have to back up another step or two. ;) It might be good to take a piece of paper and check the pattern size at a known...
  17. Thread: Hornet Nest

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    Re: Hornet Nest

    Yes sir, JW, it works great if you can match that 870's pattern to the nest size..........but be careful of what's beyond. :cool:
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    Re: Hornet Nest

    At 5 or 6 yds. number 8 shot will completely remove ALL inhabitants AND the nest (6" or less) from a tree.....COMPLETELY. Number 9 shot might work better for larger nests in the 7-8" size maybe...
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    Re: Wax Melter plexiglass thickness

    I use a piece of 3/16" for mine. I think the 1/2" will work as long as it's clear. All I can say is try it.
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    Re: Hornet Nest

    I use gasoline or automotive solvent in a pump-up sprayer....it's pretty much an instant kill.

    I have used the shotgun method very successfully for nests smaller than 6" or so.....in trees only.
  21. Thread: Slippery floors

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    Re: Slippery floors

    Never tried this, but it's what a google look found......
  22. Re: Bear fence question - Can I use the same ground for multiple fences?

    Frank, I think I might have a couple of chargers around here in the shed. This winter, when I have nothing to do, I may have to hook them up and test this out with the help of a volt/amp meter to...
  23. Re: Bear fence question - Can I use the same ground for multiple fences?

    I'm not an electrician or anyone who knows for sure, but I do have some practical knowledge and common sense (not to say the others answers lack either of those). I do have some experience with...
  24. Re: Bear fence question - Can I use the same ground for multiple fences?

    I don't know why not use the same ground.....all the different circuits in breaker box go to the same ground.
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    Re: Capturing Wild Bees Question

    b1rd, after I re read my post, I thought I sounded critical. I didn't mean to, but that's what it sounded like.

    Your free to start keeping bees any way you see fit, and, by the way, it sounds...
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