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Any and Every Thing / Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Last post by Wandering Man on December 28, 2020, 12:30:49 am »
All I want for Christmas is time! I'm always short on time...and I'm tired of not having time for things I care about. Folks gotta earn a living, but I would like to have the time to go see all of the family and friends that live far away and we haven't seen in a long time...without having to be in a rush. I want to go see all of the  things I haven't gotten to see yet and take my grandbabees with me. I want to not be slave to time and limited by time and driven to madness to try and "save" time.

But I will gladly settle for a happy and healthy family. 3 of the 5 in our house have covid....we are hoping to be recovered and test negative before Christmas so that my 2 boys can come see their momma bear and some of the grandbabees can come see us for a little bit too. Pretty please Santa, we really have been as good as we know how this year.

When I was working and in graduate school, Time was what I wished for.  A clever member of our office drew my name for the Christmas party and gave me an hourglass.  It is one of the top ten best Christmas presents I've ever received.  I still treasure that hourglass. 
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General Beekeeping / Re: Alaska Bee Keeping
« Last post by Bakersdozen on December 27, 2020, 09:50:34 am »
That's great, yukonjeff! Fingers crossed for you and your bees! Happy New Year!
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Any and Every Thing / Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Last post by Bakersdozen on December 27, 2020, 09:48:09 am »
I am so sorry to hear about your Covid related problems Gypsi and G'ma Bear. 
People will talk about 2020 for years to come.  The history books will include this mess and they won't be kind in respects to public health, politics, human rights, record # of forest fires, etc.
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General Beekeeping / Re: Alaska Bee Keeping
« Last post by Zweefer on December 27, 2020, 08:48:19 am »
Hang in there all! At least the days are getting longer!


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Any and Every Thing / Re: All I want for Christmas is...
« Last post by Gypsi on December 27, 2020, 12:00:09 am »
That's hard, when the little ones get sick, and with her pregnant Grandma.  Prayers for all.
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Pests and Diseases / Re: BT , powder ?
« Last post by Bakersdozen on December 26, 2020, 10:42:54 am »
Wax moths are attracted to brood frames, but will destroy honey super combs as well.  The adult moths are attracted to bee larvae cocoons and feces.  I can see the value in treating supers, dead outs, and frames used for swarm lures.  I have been using Paradichlorobenzene, but am still concerned about it's toxicity to humans and bees even though it is approved.  I don't have a specific reason to be concerned, just that it smells like moth balls and dissipates like moth balls. 
The bee lab at the University of Iowa uses a different method for controlling wax moths in stored frames and boxes. No treatment is used for controlling wax moths.  They store all their equipment along a wall with spacing in between.  Each box is slanted downward, at about a 45 degree angle, allowing lots of sunlight and artificial light in each box.  Being a University, they have a lot more available resources and space than most of us.   
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General Beekeeping / Re: Alaska Bee Keeping
« Last post by RAST on December 26, 2020, 09:45:54 am »
Felt like that to me here in Florida @ 27f this morning. Yes I'm a crybaby about cold weather.
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General Beekeeping / Re: Alaska Bee Keeping
« Last post by yukonjeff on December 26, 2020, 03:09:01 am »
Merry Christmas.  8)

All four boxes still buzzing. We have only gotten down to about -12 f. so far.

 

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Homestead / George the donkey says Merry Christmas
« Last post by Grandma Bear on December 25, 2020, 01:47:52 pm »
George is our amazing coyote killer, but he's a big cuddle bug with us. He enjoyed his Christmas goodies



George got extra spoiled last summer for doing such a good job making sure we didn't lose any calves.


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Bees and Kids / Re: Train them up in the way that they should go
« Last post by Grandma Bear on December 25, 2020, 01:42:48 pm »
I'll add more as I find them and get them moved.
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