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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Nasty ground nesting stinging insects
« Last post by Eric Bosworth on July 23, 2017, 10:14:01 am »
I was picking blueberries with my wife this morning (our bushes are about 30 feet from the house) and suddenly she yelled "Gunner no! run!" I looked over and he had dug up a nest. Very unhappy stinging insects flying out all over the place.
When Gunner was a puppy my sister told him to find his inner cat. Now I blame my sister for him going crazy after mice and rodents when I take him hunting. It is kind of annoying. I think he heard them and had to investigate. In the past he never had the ground attack when he dug.
So my questions are what is this and more importantly what is the best way to eradicate them?
On a positive note, my wife who is afraid of, and doesn't like my bees said I'll take your bees over all the other bugs we have here any day. I have to agree but it was really nice to hear her say it.

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ADMINISTRATION FORUM / Re: Recent Outage / Upgrade
« Last post by Robo on July 23, 2017, 09:43:56 am »
Folks,

We are still working on some resource issues and the forum will have to be taken down at least one more time.   When things are completed google searches will work again.  It may take some time for the changes to propagate.   I just want to reassure everyone that this is being worked and we appreciate your patience during this.   This forum has had very little outages over the last 10 years and we are taking the time now to do a proper migration that will give us many more years of uninterrupted service.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm aborted?
« Last post by beehappy1950 on July 23, 2017, 09:38:28 am »
No. Just a young queen from a nuc I bought this spring. I could see it trying to swarm but it was my weakest hive.
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COMPUTER TECH HELP FORUM / Re: Forum having problems.
« Last post by sawdstmakr on July 23, 2017, 09:34:50 am »
Yes it was down for 24 hours. I did nothing different and it started working again.
Jim
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COMPUTER TECH HELP FORUM / Re: Forum having problems.
« Last post by eivindm on July 23, 2017, 08:51:35 am »
You mean it was down just now? In that case I don't know what it could be other than the DNS (server name lookup service) to catch up for you locally after getting new IPs (network addresses). I haven't noticed anything myself.

If you meant a couple of days ago, Robo wrote about it here:
https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=50423.0
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Colony death
« Last post by Sindirt on July 23, 2017, 05:01:44 am »
To add to this thought I'd upload some pictures of hive frames, not sure if you can make out but there are bees dead both coming in and out of the comb. Still scratching my head as to what happened as I have another 4 hives in the same location and none of them were affected???
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Those bloody yanks, cant unnerstan plain english!
« Last post by eltalia on July 23, 2017, 01:32:18 am »
... been stewing over this last post of yours, Cap'n, for days now.
This as my attempt to lighten the 'mood' your post set was deleted by Admin
on complaint. Whomsoever complained sure had no problem with _your use_
of word munging, something I find a tad weird, but whatever. :shrug:

I post to ask you request Admin remove your post from what was a
fun thread, the mood of which your word use alters.
.... no biggee in the whole game, yet you could show you intend only to add
value to the forum, a way foward all could be working towards.
I expect my post would also be removed, in kind.

Thanks.

Bill




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G'day.
Having visited polystyrene (coolite) years ago to find the product wanting on a
number of levels I am revisiting the concept using manufactured polystyrene
board - this road as the homemade version emits gases for some time unknown
after construction, and it can get very messy and so costly.
As I am applying the concept into a topbar hive structure there are a number of
hurdles in construction to overcome. My first attempt binned, the second is
coming along nicely to hopefully show itself in the coming 44+C days this
November- Feburary should bring.
Not a haphazard build, I have applied what I do know in design using
means as the tools linked to. Those interested in hive body insulation may
benefit from studying such variances over wood and synthetic structures.

https://www.thermaxxjackets.com/insulation-ratings-r-factor-k-factor-c-factor/
http://surfing.wikia.com/wiki/Coolite
http://www.jaycompdevelopment.com/walk-in-cooler/polystyrene-vs-polyurethane/

Cheers.


Bill
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Welcome to BeeMaster.
Jim
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Newbie here
« Last post by sawdstmakr on July 23, 2017, 12:26:57 am »
Welcome to BeeMaster.
Jim
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