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Texan?s beware
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:38:50 am »
If you live in Texas and are a beekeeper read the following.
https://anamericanhomestead.com/new-texas-regulations-for-bee-removal-professionals/
This woman wants to totally stop beekeepers from removing bees and swarms.
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 11:20:10 am »
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help you..."
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 02:06:05 pm »
Crazy stuff Jim. 2 things always come to mind when I see stuff like this:

1 - who elects these people???
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2 - did this politicians parents have any children that lived?

The comment section was good reading.
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 02:15:48 pm »
A Democrat in the Texas legislature has about as much credibility and power as a janitor.  Don?t look for this bill to make it out of committee.

An example of how much importance the legislature and state department of agriculture give beekeeping, there is one chief bee inspector for the state, who has two assistants (sometimes one when one leaves or is on vacation.  They are all highly qualified and try to do a good job, but three people for this entire state?  Disgusting!  And now this lady wants to burden the department of agriculture with the task of training people to catch swarms?  Give me a break!
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 02:37:47 pm »
I've "heard" this is dead in the water, but anything is possible.  It has been referred to Agriculture & Livestock Committee and they already have quite a list of things to handle.  There are a couple of other changes introduced that are backed by the Texas Beekeepers Association, too.

The current laws have been in the books without change for a long time, but most people can't agree on the best direction.  After reading a lot of the comments people are making about this, they don't even understand what is currently written.

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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 02:52:23 pm »
Yet another example of communist (aka Democrat) over reach intended to take control and power of ALL things they can. 

Sadly, Texas which was up until recent times SOLID Red is now a tipping "Purple" state.  With the continuing "immigration" (read conservative American citizen disenfranchisement campaign), Texas will in short order become a Blue state. 

Perhaps Texans may want to read up on the theory and principles of nullification. 

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 05:44:20 pm »
I read in comments to the proposed legislation that the self-styled ?bee czar? of Texas is or may be behind this proposal.  What could he have to gain other than a monopoly on collecting swarms, doing cutouts, etc.  Surely he doesn?t think he can ?rescue? every misplaced colony in the state.  As Txanbelcher wrote above, there are some needed revisions to the current law, but this is not one of them, I think.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 11:54:16 pm »
I read in comments to the proposed legislation that the self-styled ?bee czar? of Texas is or may be behind this proposal.  What could he have to gain other than a monopoly on collecting swarms, doing cutouts, etc.  Surely he doesn?t think he can ?rescue? every misplaced colony in the state.  As Txanbelcher wrote above, there are some needed revisions to the current law, but this is not one of them, I think.

What was the use of tar and feathers?

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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 01:10:27 am »
That would be politically incorrect these days.

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 01:12:57 am »
That would be politically incorrect these days.

Yes perhaps you are right and perhaps the incorrectness of political correctness needs to be corrected?
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 08:11:34 am »
That would be politically incorrect these days.

Yes perhaps you are right and perhaps the incorrectness of political correctness needs to be corrected?
Phillip
I?ll  second that. 👍
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 08:48:11 am »
third!!!
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Re: Texan?s beware
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2019, 09:12:50 am »
No argument here.   Many are double standards.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2019, 03:00:13 am »
Literal tar and feathers was cruel.  Someone I know from my Grandpa's day was horribly burned by that, in a rural town.  But poetic justice may run its course...in her picture, she's wearing red and black.  And that's a message to any bees, alright.

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2019, 11:24:11 am »
Literal tar and feathers was cruel.  Someone I know from my Grandpa's day was horribly burned by that, in a rural town.  But poetic justice may run its course...in her picture, she's wearing red and black.  And that's a message to any bees, alright.

Tar and feathers was used in the old days and times as a means of public humility. This was the means in by which the public could show its utter denouncement and utter disgust of a politicians dishonorable service and his dishonoring public trust while in office. This type of public display was to humiliate the recipient to the point the recipient, knew beyond any doubt that his actions and abuse of public trust would not be accepted or tolerated further. The fellow citizens who had elected said recipient, made sure that any honor which had been placed or bestowed to said politician, had been lost by his peers. Pine tar was the type tar used. You did not say what your acquaintance did to deserve this type of public disgust and humiliation? Pine tar is thought to exert its effect by reducing DNA synthesis and mitotic activity, which promotes a return to normal keratinisation. In addition, pine tar has been shown to be antipruritic, anti- inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. These properties make pine tar suitable for the topical treatment of eczema, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and other dry, itchy, flaky or inflamed skin conditions. Now I said the pine tar statement as a joke. But, back in the day, when an elected Official, duly elected by his peers, knew if he was caught cheating the public or taking actions which were clearly wrong, while in office, could possibly receive such public humiliation. Not only that but the crook would sometimes be toted to the edge of town on a rail. As in O Brother where Art Thou.....  Remember (Homer Stokes)? 😁😁😁
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« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2019, 01:02:25 pm »
I read in comments to the proposed legislation that the self-styled ?bee czar? of Texas is or may be behind this proposal.  What could he have to gain other than a monopoly on collecting swarms, doing cutouts, etc.  Surely he doesn?t think he can ?rescue? every misplaced colony in the state.  As Txanbelcher wrote above, there are some needed revisions to the current law, but this is not one of them, I think.

Good points Dallas, follow the money. We know the actions of the disgusting politician, for curiosity, do you know the name of the alleged Bee Czar there in Texas who may be behind this? IF the bee czar can be found and proven, find the tar and feathers !!! Make it a two railed trip to the state border.  :shocked:
PS make it the border to the south, we certainly don't want the czar or the politician on this side of the border!   :wink: