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    Re: Global Warming

    BINGO!!!
    Everyone just loves to stand around and belly-ache about politicians.
    Yet, it is the low information voters that continue to vote them in over and over.
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    Re: Global Warming

    After 28 years of beekeeping; the only bees absconding that I have heard about were on Beesource.
  3. Re: Respirator suggestion to use with Easy Vap

    I didn't say anything against 3M or any other brand.
    I'm quite sure they all work fine with the PROPER RESPIRATOR USE, STORAGE, & SELECTION.
  4. Re: Respirator suggestion to use with Easy Vap

    OSHA finally mandated a Respirator Protection Standard for industrial workers in 2005, and it's obvious to see why.
    Prior to the mandate for employers to provide standardized education, training,...
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    O.K. I get the idea of water as added wheel weight.
    We do the same in our old Ford tractors.
    But foam?
    Does foam add weight; really?
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    Just curious:
    What's wrong with good old air?
    Do these forklifts have a tendency for tires walking off the rims?
    If so, why?
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    Asian Giant Hornet

    Hot off the press at the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper (Portland Oregonian), Asian giant hornets have been found in
    Washington State.
    Just what we need; another pest or disease to battle. It never ends!...
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    Re: Introducing a laying queen

    That which we seek to avoid.
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    Re: Introducing a laying queen

    This threat brings back memories of a thread several years ago.
    The question was, "What is the Commercial way to introduce queens"?
    Every time I think of that question, I have to chuckle.
    Bees are...
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    I have decided to buy one of these:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyMonPCxzog
    I have wanted one of these for home use, but now after getting hooked on the crack-pipe, (Provap-110) gotta have one!...
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    Re: OAV, putting the risk in perspective

    Grainger has a sale on OG / acid gas canisters for Honeywell North respirators for $11.70 a pair.
    I bought 8 pair.
    Seems like my lungs are worth at least that much.
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    Re: Global Warming

    Modern industrial automation done correctly, raises quality dramatically, increases production, reduces waste and errors, raises wages for the remaining employees, and returns for shareholders and...
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    Re: A Changing Landscape

    Respectfully; you have WAY more to learn than previously indicated.
  14. Re: This is getting ridiculous (Varroa and OAV treatment)

    Well,,,,yes and no.
    If you are in trouble with a heavy mite infestation; yes.
    If you have a moderate mite infestation or less, vaporizing weekly, continuously throughout the robbing season seems to...
  15. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    We sealed our floor with Rustoleum EpoxyShield about 6 years ago and are very happy with it.
    The video lays it out very well with one glaring error:
    You will NEVER get good preparation with that...
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    Re: Global Warming

    If you want an eye-opener, buy a hummingbird feeder and place it right outside your kitchen window.
    Doesn't watching sweet little hummingbirds at your feeder sound peaceful?
    Guess again!
    ALL THEY...
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    Re: Global Warming

    I'm in favor of getting off of the "Denier" or "Believer" kick and going back to the simple message of cutting pollution.
    Back in the 1970s Oregon instituted the "bottle bill" that mandated a 5 cent...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Using terms such as "deniers" or"believers" and then citing science is confusing.
    Is "global warming" a belief system or scientific theory?
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    There's 1000 ways to cook a pot of soup and most of them taste good to somebody.
    Here's a couple of ideas:
    So, you're going to buy a couple of packages with queens and buy a couple of preferred...
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    NO.
    BUT, if I did, it would qualify as an activity that I identified in the original post:
    "Cockamamie monkey-motion" :lookout:
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    Sticky: Re: Successful Queen Introduction tips.

    I don't want to contradict a fellow beekeepers advise or experience but here's mine:
    Several years ago I had the memorable (ugly) experience of requeening a bunch of hybrids that were highly...
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    Re: Best way to cull a dying hive?

    Roll a wheelbarrow next to the hive.
    Add about of 4" of soapy water.
    Shake the bees off of the frames into the soapy water.
    store the hive in a cool dry place until spring.
    Dump the wheelbarrow...
  23. Oregon State Beekeepers Association Fall Conference 2019

    Oregon State Beekeepers Association Fall Conference 2019
    The Oregon State Beekeepers Association will hold its annual fall conference on October 25, 26 & 27 2019 at the Florence Convention Center,...
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    Re: Any Beekeeping Podcasts?

    Here's my favorite, from Oregon State University:
    http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/
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    Re: Purchased Queen Never Laid An Egg

    On the other hand:
    We buy box after box of queens, introduce them properly and have very, very few problems.
    All queen producers are not the same.
    Their genetics aren't the same, their employees...
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