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GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Last post by Acebird on May 26, 2017, 10:33:03 AM »
40 inches is plenty when it is even and consistent.  Snow fall doesn't enter the ground until it melts.  So we have about 4 months of water storage that lets loose in the spring.
GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Last post by bwallace23350 on May 26, 2017, 10:10:57 AM »
Lush golf courses around here.  Just about 40 in. rain and plenty in August.  Normally, lots of snow.

If we only got 40 inches of rain everyone would freak out because of the severe drought. It would be a severe drought to by September after 4 months of 90 plus days.
GARDENING AROUND THE HOUSE / Re: Garden Updates 2017
« Last post by bwallace23350 on May 26, 2017, 10:10:03 AM »
I just looked at intellicast for Historic averages
we get about 25? of rain a year, 15? of that in November-February.
Our average high temp is pretty much in the high 70?s for July-September.   
People that come out to visit us in August usually comment how dead everything looks.

THose highs sound pretty nice. Do yall get much snow?
THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Manchester Atrocity
« Last post by bwallace23350 on May 26, 2017, 09:54:12 AM »
For nearly a thousand years, Islam tried on numerous occasions to conquer Europe, until the Ottoman Empire's siege of Vienna was broken in a decisive battle in 1683 and after the Turkish troops had been routed, Polish, German, Spanish and others slaughtered many of the remaining combatants.  The Islamic jihad has never deviated from its goal of conquest, but the path to vistory has changed from military might to a more devious way of destroying our resistance.  The ultimate goal of Islam is to convert, enslave or annihilate any who do not embrace Islam.  We are fools to allow them into our countries, because they will never relent.  They are as dangerous to our way of life as any we have ever faced.  And we and our leaders are allowing them to overrun all western nations.

For the most part this is a very correct statement. I just want to give it a bump for the truth is speaks.
Lee was an honorable and tragic man. If only the world could produce more men like Lee.
THanks Mr. Bush. I am going to try to get them to use some foundationless frames on my next hive./
HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Senior sperm count
« Last post by D Semple on May 26, 2017, 09:41:45 AM »
Now that's funny  :cool:

« Last post by Acebird on May 26, 2017, 09:40:35 AM »
hope they do as well as the mother colony.

But there are no relations unless you meant the colony the cells came from.
A swarm in a trap has made the "decision" to be there and they will typically not be abscond candidates....its the swarms you capture and force into a box that are more likely to run off....with that said I have lost a swarm or two from traps at the transfer stage....when they go nuts and cross comb everything and you have to perform a cutout to get them set right when you move them from the trap to a permanent box they tend to take offense and I find those situations they are the absolute most likely to abscond....after losing some I now throw a queen excluder under the brood box to keep the queen in but allow her to do her thing...once they have open brood I remove the excluder.
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on May 26, 2017, 09:23:54 AM »
based on the size of the holes they are squeezing through the traps don't scrape off all the pollen just some of it so they just make more trips....its a resource drain on the hives to be sure but no worse than stealing a frame of capped brood ;-)
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