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    Re: Herbicide

    Brain Fart
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    GG - you really believe the crap out there. I am surprised.

    So I'll give you some of my ideas to rant on. Worse President in my life time - Kennedy but soon to be replaced (Guess who?). One of...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    GG "was a Canadian company as I recall, Amazing what a small 145 million donation can do to help a deal........................."

    Amazing how one person can rewrite history by leaving put...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    GG "I am country ish so that may also have an effect, seems the city has more cases."

    It's not to hard understand why. None of my neighbors have been infected but we are part of the fortunate...
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    Re: The Covid 19 Thread

    I promise dmyself I would nto get into this agian. But just to contribute a few quick facts:

    1. Presidential salary is $400,000 per year, 1.6 mil over 4 years.

    2. Trump made a campaign promise...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Supplements

    Pannerwrp: I feed 2:1 late October to exceed a certain weight; in my case 165lb. minimum for my winter configurations or 80 lb. net. All 10 hives are identical in size. I do not feed anything until...
  7. Re: I need recommendations for an extractor

    Fairly simple really: I use 3 wheel casters or piano casters bolted to the each leg of the of extractor. The casters sit on 3 thick rubber pads about 8-inches square. This way I can easily tilt to...
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    Re: Sugar OAD or sugarless

    Saltybee: My opinion - Randy who was anti-OAV, took up a South American idea ( based on low cost) and the idea of a slow release to develop a product that failed.

    Second Opinion: The chart is...
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    SHREHPOWER "I just pulled the trigger" - I think it was a smart move. I do not regret "wasting" my money on my Lyson. I know of 10 people, combined buy, waiting for their extractors from Maxant. I...
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    Re: Sugar OAD or sugarless

    Steve in PA "I got sick of too many incomplete vapes" you have a hardware or process problem. My Varrox never fails, over 1,000 applications. I carry bucket of water with me, cool by dunking my...
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    Re: Sugar OAD or sugarless

    msi "nope, other way around" - got a reference or is it observations by you. Also the EPA label has restrictions for number of times to use this method, I believe.
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    Re: Sugar OAD or sugarless

    Saltybee "no so much data" - look to European data bases. England's Univ. of Sussex has published using large numbers of hives to compare V versus D. V wins! Especially when looking at Spring...
  13. Re: Is anybody else having a hard season?

    Very interesting comment about hive internal temepratures and drone laying queens. Can you provide the references? I have had for a 10 hive apiary a large number of 1st year drone laying queens...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Dribble using Sprayer

    I have not but it is doable. Forget the vaporizer in place and leave power on with bees wax close by or touching the pan in a somewhat closed area - ignition. I demonstrated this to myself - think...
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    Re: Sugar OAD or sugarless

    Saltybee "A dribble for a single nuc appeals. Pop, squirt, walk."

    Randy - "It is critical to mix and apply oxalic dribble correctly (5 mL between each frame of bees), or you risk seriously...
  16. Re: I need recommendations for an extractor

    I offer some technical comments:

    1. Look for pitting, especially done at the bottom seam. I say this because I could not find-out the specific stainless steel used by Maxant. Pitting may mean...
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    elmer_fud - I have done some backpacking in Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness on what I thnk was the Continental Divide trail. Became a true Centrist by peeing on both the West and the Eastern regions...
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    Re: The state of United States

    Cloverdale "the FBI when was under another administration when President Trump was elected that did all the shady stuff. The attacks on him have been relentless since the start, fake allegations, I...
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    Re: The state of United States

    Juhani, " Only the people in Lapland can call themselves as native". To be precise I think you have to put a time limit as to how far back in history you go to make this conclusion. Base on...
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    Re: The state of United States

    Cloverdale, I am trying to comprehend intent of staements as I often "do not get it". I assume you mean you are in agreement with all parts of his reply "They say it is freedom of speech. I say it...
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    Re: The state of United States

    Juhani, as I have learned the hard way, trolling has become a non-water, fishing sport. I am not sure how to characterize the personalities and demeanor of the trollers. I do see it daily, here in...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    LarryBud - my observation today was not of my hives but my veggie garden. I realized my apiary is bigger than I realized as numerous Bumble Bees worked my tomato flowers. Pollen stored on their...
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    Re: The state of United States

    Thanks, that explains it.

    Of course you know the FBI is administered by President Trump. We should blame him?

    Since I was little, maybe 8-10 years old, I started to realized "things" were...
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    Re: The state of United States

    I am a little confused Cloverdale. Who is "He"? And what History?
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    Re: Formic Pro

    LarryBud - " Triumph Bonneville 750" First time I rode a "500", after getting off my dirt bike, I did a wheelie and almost landed on my back, also hit my fathers house with the dirt bike, BSA 650...
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