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john pickett
2014-09-28, 14:19
"http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29387239"
Shame he didn't try to smuggle snapping turtles; this could have been a Darwin Awards story.

Superman
2014-09-28, 14:47
The small business man is being held down by the big box stores.

sheepdog
2014-09-28, 18:44
The small business man is being held down by the big box stores.

Rockhound?? Is that you??

Superman
2014-09-28, 18:47
Rockhound?? Is that you??

Where is that boy? Has he gone jihad on us?

Tin Man
2014-09-28, 20:32
Where is that boy? Has he gone jihad on us?

He hangs with lone wolf, smoking weed and doing shrooms.

saimyoji
2014-09-28, 20:39
Duct Taping squirrels and shit.

sheepdog
2014-09-28, 20:51
Lol...

Austin
2014-10-06, 06:53
That is because you are a "blackasianmidget"

You must be this high

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Such a silly name... "blackasianmidget"
How in the world did you come up with that?

Austin
2014-10-06, 06:54
..........

sheepdog
2014-10-06, 09:27
hahahahahahaha
another sad case of the man keepin a little brotha down.

Superman
2014-10-06, 09:53
That is because you are a "blackasianmidget"

You must be this high

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Such a silly name... "blackasianmidget"
How in the world did you come up with that?

He represents the entire quota of minorities required for this site.

john pickett
2014-10-06, 11:30
Correction, Saimyoji and Superman represent the entire quota of minorities required for this site.

Superman
2014-10-06, 11:40
Correction, Saimyoji and Superman represent the entire quota of minorities required for this site.

OK, play that "I'm the only guy from planet Krypton" thing. I may be a minority but I can pass. Just sayin.

Superman
2014-10-06, 11:41
Correction, Saimyoji and Superman represent the entire quota of minorities required for this site.

OK, play that "I'm the only guy from planet Krypton" thing. I may be a minority but I can pass. Just sayin.

Tin Man
2014-10-06, 12:54
OK, play that "I'm the only guy from planet Krypton" thing. I may be a minority but I can pass. Just sayin.

oh, i thought you were the sole representative of the elderly, my bad

Superman
2014-10-06, 12:56
oh, i thought you were the sole representative of the elderly, my bad

I thought I was one of "those" people that double post.:angel:

Law Dawg (ret)
2014-10-06, 13:02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBDYA5T-KEw

saimyoji
2014-10-06, 13:18
Haters gotta hate. My nickname is tripod.

Tin Man
2014-10-06, 16:13
Haters gotta hate. My nickname is tripod.

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/29/29aba8b3b63b36346e6cc64af7389223273c78fc2f96f17f18 245a2c6c07daa0.jpg

Roche
2014-10-06, 18:09
http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/29/29aba8b3b63b36346e6cc64af7389223273c78fc2f96f17f18 245a2c6c07daa0.jpg
OK, is that saimyoji or Superman, I'm confused?

Sargevining
2014-10-06, 18:35
oh, i thought you were the sole representative of the elderly, my bad

Somebody call me?

Tin Man
2014-10-06, 19:23
Both. Sami when he's older. Supe when he was younger.

saimyoji
2014-10-06, 22:28
Both. Sami when he's older. Supe when he was younger.

Dude. Wtf? Im black and asian. Thats a honky ass cracka.

Roche
2014-10-06, 22:34
5688


Thats a honky ass cracka.

Tin Man
2014-10-07, 06:04
Hahahaha

Ray
2014-11-23, 17:49
OK beefolk, I got a question.

Background: put on my Yuppie drag and drove up to the mountains for a wine tasting. I was wearing a hand knitted sweater under a corduroy sports jacket, faded jeans a beret and everything. But that's not really important, just my fashion report.

On the way up we passed a guy with a pickup on the side of the road selling honey. He didn't know enough to put his signs far out enough to allow customers to slow down before they passed his stand. But I noted where he was at and stopped on the way back. I support roadside stands.

Once there I realized why he put the signs so close to his truck: Bless his heart, he was about 5'6" and 350 pounds. But his honey looked great - all from his bees and said his hives were situated next to a clover field so it was mostly clover with a touch of wildflower. And he was selling for a good price around here. I got two pint jars. And I can tell you now that it tastes absolutely totally freakin' wonderful. Maybe the best I've ever had.

He only sells honey with a chunk of comb. Looks good and I'm sure it impresses others. To me it's just wax filler. Wax doesn't ferment when I make mead. My wife and I used some to ... well, that's not relevant.

The point, and I do have one, is that I was thinking about heating it to melt the comb then separating out the honey. Is that a good plan or does heating it that high screw up the honey?

Superman
2014-11-23, 18:17
OK beefolk, I got a question.

Background: put on my Yuppie drag and drove up to the mountains for a wine tasting. I was wearing a hand knitted sweater under a corduroy sports jacket, faded jeans a beret and everything. But that's not really important, just my fashion report.

On the way up we passed a guy with a pickup on the side of the road selling honey. He didn't know enough to put his signs far out enough to allow customers to slow down before they passed his stand. But I noted where he was at and stopped on the way back. I support roadside stands.

Once there I realized why he put the signs so close to his truck: Bless his heart, he was about 5'6" and 350 pounds. But his honey looked great - all from his bees and said his hives were situated next to a clover field so it was mostly clover with a touch of wildflower. And he was selling for a good price around here. I got two pint jars. And I can tell you now that it tastes absolutely totally freakin' wonderful. Maybe the best I've ever had.

He only sells honey with a chunk of comb. Looks good and I'm sure it impresses others. To me it's just wax filler. Wax doesn't ferment when I make mead. My wife and I used some to ... well, that's not relevant.

The point, and I do have one, is that I was thinking about heating it to melt the comb then separating out the honey. Is that a good plan or does heating it that high screw up the honey?

What!

Ray
2014-11-23, 19:11
What!It's really nobody's business but one morning we put it on our waffles and sausage.

The day after laundry day we have lots of clean towels.

saimyoji
2014-11-23, 19:19
It's really nobody's business but one morning we put it on our waffles and sausage.
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Is that what you're calling it?

Superman
2014-11-23, 19:19
It's really nobody's business but one morning we put it on our waffles and sausage.

The day after laundry day we have lots of clean towels.

Oh you scamps. Daisy and I do that....but not as often as we used to:angel:

Belew
2014-11-23, 19:27
I think you can heat it to 160 without affecting the enzymes. You could put it in a colander and smash and strain it.

Ray
2014-11-23, 19:44
Oh you scamps. Daisy and I do that....but not as often as we used to:angel:We both agreed it was a little better than the sorghum syrup from this summer's music festival that Wonder & Belew also attended.


I think you can heat it to 160 without affecting the enzymes. You could put it in a colander and smash and strain it.Thanks! l got both a colander and a food ricer gizmo but I can get to an easily controllable 160F with a double boiler. As a first pass, I think that's the way to go.

Did y'all get sorghum syrup too?

Superman
2014-11-23, 19:47
I'm wondering if we're all talking about the same thing. Just sayin.:angel:

saimyoji
2014-11-23, 21:47
I thought he meant they rubbed it on their fun parts.

Superman
2014-11-23, 21:50
I thought he meant they rubbed it on their fun parts.

Isn't that what he said....in his own way?

Ray
2014-11-23, 21:54
I'm wondering if we're all talking about the same thing. Just sayin.:angel:I don't know how I can be more clear.

I'm talking about a container of moist sweetness with an embedded hard part.

A pint jar of honey with comb.

Superman
2014-11-23, 22:01
Eggzatly....that's what we heard you say. The birds and the bees.

sheepdog
2014-11-23, 23:49
OK beefolk, I got a question.

Background: put on my Yuppie drag and drove up to the mountains for a wine tasting. I was wearing a hand knitted sweater under a corduroy sports jacket, faded jeans a beret and everything. But that's not really important, just my fashion report.

On the way up we passed a guy with a pickup on the side of the road selling honey. He didn't know enough to put his signs far out enough to allow customers to slow down before they passed his stand. But I noted where he was at and stopped on the way back. I support roadside stands.

Once there I realized why he put the signs so close to his truck: Bless his heart, he was about 5'6" and 350 pounds. But his honey looked great - all from his bees and said his hives were situated next to a clover field so it was mostly clover with a touch of wildflower. And he was selling for a good price around here. I got two pint jars. And I can tell you now that it tastes absolutely totally freakin' wonderful. Maybe the best I've ever had.

He only sells honey with a chunk of comb. Looks good and I'm sure it impresses others. To me it's just wax filler. Wax doesn't ferment when I make mead. My wife and I used some to ... well, that's not relevant.

The point, and I do have one, is that I was thinking about heating it to melt the comb then separating out the honey. Is that a good plan or does heating it that high screw up the honey?

heat kills all the good stuff in honey. to remove honey from comb we mash it with a tater masher and filter it in a colander and cheese cloth.

sheepdog
2014-11-24, 08:32
don't heat bees wax in any pan you ever want to use for anything else. Just about impossible to clean up.

Wonder
2014-11-24, 09:12
Did y'all get sorghum syrup too?

We didn't get the sorghum, but we did get a gallon of VT Maple Syrup from Tom at The Sugar Shack. It's awesome. Thinking of making some maple candy as soon as I get my hands on a candy thermometer

saimyoji
2014-11-24, 09:38
...get my hands on a candy thermometer

low hanging curve....

SleepsWithSkunks
2015-03-01, 17:46
This was an interesting article...It's about a new type of hive that allows you to collect honey without disturbing the bees.

http://www.iflscience.com/technology/better-beehive-looks-sweet-aspiring-apiarists

sheepdog
2015-03-01, 22:18
I believe that is fake.

Kanga
2015-03-02, 11:25
i don't know. that girl always checks her stuff before she blogs.

Belew
2015-03-02, 18:29
Sounds to good to be true, but it's fo real.

sheepdog
2015-03-02, 18:49
I checked my hives today and saw a few dead bees on top of the snow. It was a nice sunny day about 28*. That means my hives are still alive. yay!! February was the coldest ever recorded here.

sheepdog
2015-03-02, 19:34
This was written by Michael Bush on Bee forum. I guess the thing works... facinating.

Thanks, It's one to follow for sure. Like I said in my original post it seems ingenious but looks like all the kinks weren't worked out.

Well, as I see it, the kinks are worked out, although they keep trying to improve things.

I thought it was impossible when I first saw it. I actually wondered if it was a spoof or if it was real. But after seeing how it works and watching them do one frame in the open live on skype while I could see the entire frame and talk to them and after they sent me a box worth of them to test, I can assure you it works. My test of it so far is too small and over too short of a time to be sure what I think of it in practice, but I can't imagine that I'm going to find too many disadvantages. My issue now is, I'm not sure how I will manage my hives using them as it changes several things I have always done. First, I run all eight frame mediums and these are deeps, so I'll have to buy some deeps (which I already did). Second, it makes a hive much more static in size when you can empty the combs without even opening the hive really. No need to stack the supers up so high when you can just drain them periodically without having to clean up the extractor and all the equipment and the kitchen every time. Just draining it into a bucket eliminates all of that mess. The queen won't lay in them because they are too deep so you don't need an excluder (which I don't use, but some people do). You don't have to run the bees out to harvest so you eliminate all of that part of harvesting as well. In recent years I've had all the same size boxes and I try to leave them honey for winter. This may change my view of some of how I determine what to leave them since these are deeper combs and can't be used for brood I don't think I want them to cluster in them over winter. So I'll have to work out the details of how I will use them as far as when to put them on, take them off, drain them, how many mediums to have on below them etc. In other words, I'm pretty sure I'll be using them, it will just be too useful not to, but exactly how that impacts my total system I'm not really sure, until I've tried to work those details out.

When I first saw it I thought of this story from "Mastering the Art of Beekeeping" by Ormond and Harry Aebi:

" 'I want to buy one of your beehives' he said. 'I want you to bring it to me tomorrow at eleven in the morning and I want you to set it up on top of a ten foot pole that I'll have set up by that time. And I want you to come over every Thursday afternoon and drain out the honey so that I can have fresh honey every week.'... 'I can't place a beehive up on a pole like that,' I said. 'And even if I could, I couldn't work it to take off the honey.' 'Why not? I shall expect you to install a spigot at the bottom of the hive. All you'll have to do is open it and drain off the quantity of honey I require.' 'Beehives don't work that way,' I told him. 'I can't possibly do as you ask.'..."

DesertReprobate
2015-03-02, 20:25
Someday we'll have a honey pipeline to New Orleans where the honey will be shipped all over the world

saimyoji
2015-03-02, 20:38
Obama will veto it.

sheepdog
2015-03-02, 21:33
Someday we'll have a honey pipeline to New Orleans where the honey will be shipped all over the world


Obama will veto it.

ahahahahahahahahahahahahha.........snort

john pickett
2015-03-04, 12:56
saimyoji beat me to it.

Geo.
2015-08-13, 20:16
Been thinking of building a hive but have heard about those Aussie Flow Hives. Anyone seen any up close and personal?
Cost is a bit of a brake on the idea. Here in NZ if a hive gets AFB (American foulbrood) the hives have to be destroyed - could be an expensive exercise if it turned up in one of those.
Was also wondering if the mechanism of the combs might get 'gummed up' with bee stuff over time.
Looks a good system so far though. Be interested in how they shape up after a bit of use.
Meanwhile, here's how a real joker collects honey... ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsOjXWF-c0

Cheers,
George

sheepdog
2015-08-13, 21:39
I'd rather stay old school.

Crikey
2015-08-13, 22:11
I'd rather stay old school.

For me that means buying it from the dude down the road. Until I move to the new house and give it a go.

sheepdog
2015-10-01, 20:35
I had a skunk harassing my bee hives. He would thump on the landing board in the middle of the night. When the bees got agitated and come out he would eat them. I caught him in a live trap last night. I tried to teach him how to swim this morning.

Superman
2015-10-01, 21:47
I had a skunk harassing my bee hives. He would thump on the landing board in the middle of the night. When the bees got agitated and come out he would eat them. I caught him in a live trap last night. I tried to teach him how to swim this morning.

I didn't know skunks could swim?

sheepdog
2015-10-01, 22:19
I didn't know skunks could swim?

He didn't catch on.

Superman
2015-10-01, 22:22
He didn't catch on.

OK, so do we morn the skunk?

Crikey
2015-10-01, 22:26
I didn't know skunks could swim?

I didn't know skunks ate bees.

Superman
2015-10-01, 22:31
I didn't know skunks ate bees.

OK, I didn't know that either but I hate admitting how little I know.

sheepdog
2015-10-02, 07:51
I didn't know skunks ate bees.

They love bees. The stings don't seem to bother them. They will dig up a yellow jackets nest and eat them. One of the reasons I like them. They gotta leave my honey bees alone though.

john pickett
2015-10-02, 09:05
I hope he died happy. It Was a he, wasn't it? Did you check to make sure you weren't executing a momma skunk with a passel of poor starving skunk pups at home?

Superman
2015-10-02, 09:12
He didn't catch on.

My condolences to the whole stinking family.

sheepdog
2015-10-02, 18:04
I hope he died happy. It Was a he, wasn't it? Did you check to make sure you weren't executing a momma skunk with a passel of poor starving skunk pups at home?

It's fall here....skunk pups are all in college, smoking dope, and bad mouthing their country.

john pickett
2015-10-03, 18:25
So Mime lives matter but Poor Starving Skunk Pups Lives Don't Matter?????
Egad! You Cad!

generoll
2015-10-05, 11:55
I've paid my money for that new hive. Either I got scammed or I'll be able to tell you how well it works.

sheepdog
2015-10-05, 21:17
Michael Bush says it works....I'd be glad to hear your report.

saimyoji
2016-05-25, 00:27
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/24/swarm-of-bees-follow-grandmothers-car-for-over-24-hours-attempti/

sheepdog
2016-05-25, 06:51
That would be cool.

generoll
2016-05-25, 23:47
I got the flow hive and it looks great. I'm waiting for the bees to fill up two nukes before I put the flow hive on top.

Belew
2016-05-26, 07:27
What size flow hive did you get?


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generoll
2016-05-26, 10:04
I got the 10 frame nuc. If I'd understood things a little better I would have gotten the 8 frame nuc and built some 8 frame nucs to start out with. The flow frames take up the space of two standard frames so I have four flow frames and then will put a standard frame outside of each frame.

Belew
2016-05-26, 12:16
Seems like the 8 frame would come with 4 and the 10 frame would come with 5.


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Wonder
2016-05-27, 09:14
I really can't wait to see one of those in action


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saimyoji
2016-05-27, 09:19
I really can't wait to see one of those in action


thats what she said...

saimyoji
2016-05-27, 09:26
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/05/26/hiker-dies-bees-attack-arizona/85009394/

Wonder
2016-05-27, 09:30
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/05/26/hiker-dies-bees-attack-arizona/85009394/

The reason I'm not the bee keeper;-)

sheepdog
2016-05-27, 12:20
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/05/26/hiker-dies-bees-attack-arizona/85009394/


The reason I'm not the bee keeper;-)

technically that is a reason not to be a hiker

john pickett
2016-05-28, 18:05
"technically that is a reason not to be a hiker"
But sitting indoors all the time sucks.

sheepdog
2016-05-28, 20:25
"technically that is a reason not to be a hiker"
But sitting indoors all the time sucks.

we knew the job was dangerous when we took it....LOL

Once I hit a hive of yellow jackets while hiking. It was a ground nest and I made some pretty good time getting down the trail. Only got stung a few times.

Tin Man
2016-05-28, 20:30
we knew the job was dangerous when we took it....LOL

Once I hit a hive of yellow jackets while hiking. It was a ground nest and I made some pretty good time getting down the trail. Only got stung a few times.

That shit would probably kill me. I carry an epipen and benadryl. Ran into a ground nest on the AT once, but was saved by a sign in a tree. Always wish I had someone to thank for that sign.

saimyoji
2016-05-28, 20:37
Was it in PA? If so youze welcum cuz.

Tin Man
2016-05-28, 21:43
Was it in PA? If so youze welcum cuz.

Talking to me? No, ma

Mophead
2016-06-07, 01:20
When I was a kid (5 or 6) my next door neighbor and I tormented a yellow jacket nest in the woods next to our house with stuff his dad pulled out for a yard sale.

I chose an aluminum tee ball bat and he used an old hockey stick. We did this for a few days and got stung once or twice each. Then our other friend came over and the only "weapon" we could find in his dad's yard sale stuff was an old tape player Walkman. We gave it to him and convinced him he could trap the bees inside. Poor bastard got stung like 12 times and once over the eye. It swelled up so bad he looked Chinese.

My dad went out poured gas down the hole and burnt the nest that evening.

Superman
2016-06-07, 03:50
The guy that lived across the street from my brother heard a noise under his porch. So he took off a section of lattice work and crawled about halfway in. He stayed like that for hours. Finally someone went over and checked him. He was dead by many bee stings.

sheepdog
2016-06-07, 18:28
When I was a kid (5 or 6) my next door neighbor and I tormented a yellow jacket nest in the woods next to our house with stuff his dad pulled out for a yard sale.

I chose an aluminum tee ball bat and he used an old hockey stick. We did this for a few days and got stung once or twice each. Then our other friend came over and the only "weapon" we could find in his dad's yard sale stuff was an old tape player Walkman. We gave it to him and convinced him he could trap the bees inside. Poor bastard got stung like 12 times and once over the eye. It swelled up so bad he looked Chinese.

My dad went out poured gas down the hole and burnt the nest that evening.

I take it the Walkman failed as a weapon of bee destruction.

sheepdog
2016-06-07, 18:29
The guy that lived across the street from my brother heard a noise under his porch. So he took off a section of lattice work and crawled about halfway in. He stayed like that for hours. Finally someone went over and checked him. He was dead by many bee stings.

Wonder what was making the noise.

Mophead
2016-06-07, 19:19
I take it the Walkman failed as a weapon of bee destruction.

Eh... I still say he just wasn't using it right.

sheepdog
2016-06-07, 19:33
Lol....

john pickett
2016-06-11, 16:45
"Wonder what was making the noise."
Uh, bees?

Superman
2016-06-11, 17:44
"Wonder what was making the noise."
Uh, bees?

sons a bees:)

sheepdog
2016-06-11, 17:55
"Wonder what was making the noise."
Uh, bees?

Could have been a cat. They have a nasty sense of humor.

saimyoji
2016-06-11, 20:41
Cats are evil.