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Johnny Go

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  1. Best Cover Songs

    OK, cheesy but it is Lynda Carter, the best Wonder Woman ever.
  2. When does "cultural appropriation" apply? She can wear a cowboy hat, but I can't wear a sombrero?
  3. Well, I was just told by the LSM that this meeting was nothing but a photo-op for Kim, and it could very well make the entire situation more dangerous. It's like they want failure.
  4. Trump has been making slow, but steady progress with NK. You would never know it from the media. Never mind the complete and total failures all president's have had dealing with the NKs for the last 70 years. The point is, he is meeting and talking. He is putting teeth behind his words. When Trump walks away from a negotiating table, the media and dems declare "he's a failure". The NK's are not openly developing their nuclear arsenal, frequently launching missiles over friendly nations as they did during the years BT (Before Trump). What did Biden and gang do to reduce the threat from NK? The same thing with all of the other countries, allies and foes alike, that have taken advantage of our softness over the past decades. Trump knows how to negotiate and get what he feels the USA needs. If he doesn't get what he wants, he is not going to sign up for a bad deal and declare a victory.
  5. Best Cover Songs

    I've seen Yonder a few times, their covers are always excellent. The addition of Allie a few years ago kicked their performances up a notch. With all due respect to Dusty Springfield, may she rest in peace, I present Yonder Mountain String Band.
  6. Election 2020

    Trump is a third party candidate. While he can be criticized for his style, his beliefs and policies are for the most part the most reasonable out there. He doesn't cater to the special interests such as the Koch brothers or the Chamber of Commerce. He doesn't seem to care about exposing the shadow government of unelected bureaucrats. That is why politicians on both sides of the aisle hate him. Imagine what he could get done if either party would work with him, or if the media didn't find fault with every single thing, and ignore every single accomplishment.
  7. Working the Bees

    I do oxalic acid in august, several treatments, and a single treatment in November/December. MAQS would be easier on the summer,but i worry about queen loss.
  8. Working the Bees

    Great photo. I would love to get a video of a bear doing the Electric Bacon Bugaloo. Maybe I'll set up my trail cam next spring. Bad news on the split. I didn't notice a lot of activity in the new swarm hive, so I popped the lid and found just 1-2 frames of bees. That was a lot less than the number that went in there. Didn't see the queen. I guess they absconded, or swarmed anyway. I had that same thing happen to the one swarm I tried to catch. Next time I'll stick a frame with open brood and eggs in there to try and get them to stay. It will also give them a chance to make a queen if the queen had already left. Best time for mite treatments are end of July, early August, during the dearth before the late flows start end of August.
  9. Working the Bees

    As bizarre as it sounds, it was probably one of the easiest manipulations i have done. The best video i have seen is this one, although it is almost an hour long. It is the one that convinced me it is easy. "The Taranov Method" with Adam Novitt If you have a crowded hive, this is a cool way to do an expansion.
  10. Working the Bees

    This weekend was lots of fun with the bees. Saturday bad fun, Sunday was the best fun ever. I went to check my most productive hive this year. This one I did a Snelgrove board split in early May which allowed me to save the queen in the original location and, since I moved most of the brood above the board, the workers were focused on making honey. I've already pulled one super of honey a few weeks ago. Saturday I went to check it for honey and make sure it wasn't too strong, found queen cells in the brood box. I figured the queen was still there, but would be heading for a new home soon along with half the bees in the hive. There were fresh eggs still standing on end, and the hive was packed with bees. Since my biggest worry is that my bees will end up in the neighbor's houses, it was time to split. This is why I end up with too many hives, but what am I to do? I tried to find the queen to do another Snelgrove split. No luck despite going through the box twice. So, I decided to try something I read on the internet, shake the bees through a queen excluder into the brood box. About halfway through this process the hive decided they had enough of me. I got a whiff of that familiar banana smell, and then it got ugly in a hurry. See, I'm a slow learner. I was out for a quick check before heading out to a birthday party. For this, I had on just a tee shirt and shorts with just a veil (I'm not that slow of a learner, stings in the nose hurt). If I had known I was going to get this involved I would have gotten suited up. I managed to get the hive closed, but there were too many bees above the excluder to have any chance to find the queen. While I was in the house picking stingers out of my arms and bathing in hydrocortisone, I decided that shaking them through a screen to find the queen is a stupid idea. Bad internet. I was still left with the problem of managing the swarm. Woke up Sunday morning and decided to try a different idea that I had read on the internet ( as I mentioned before, a slow learner), a Taranov swarm. The basic idea here is that you shake every bee in the hive out onto a cloth sheet propped up by a board. The field bees who know where the hive is will return to the hive location. The nurse bees and the queen will stay on the board and can be hived just like a swarm. Which is what they are, an artificial swarm. The set up goes like this. First, set up a new hive on the ground in front of the hive to be split. New foundation is ok, swarms build comb like crazy. Prop up a board on this hive so the end in the air is above the hive. Cover the board with a sheet and fan it out. It is best to have the sun shining directly onto the sheet. The bees don't like bright light and will crawl up the sheet and under the board to escape. Move the hive boxes to be split to the ground not too far away. Shake whatever bees remain on the bottom board onto the sheet. Replace the bottom board in the original location. Put a another empty box onto the bottom board. Now begin shaking the bees from each frame onto the sheet, one frame at a time. Put the shaken frame into the empty box in the original home location. Continue until all frames, and boxes if you have more than one box, have been shaken onto the sheet. Be careful you don't damage the queen cell, if there is one. Even if you do, as long as there are eggs in the brood box the bees will make a new queen. Now wait. The fields bees will fly back to the original hive location and enter the box. The queen and the worker bees who have never left the hive will either climb into the new box, or cling to the bottom of the board under the sheet. Here are some pictures I took during the process. The first one is right after I finished shaking the bees. Notice the bees in the air between the sheet and the hive, these are the field bees. Also notice the cluster of bees on the supers next to the old hive. Those are the supers from the hive I was working yesterday which I couldn't return during the previous day fiasco. I put them on the neighboring hive as a place holder. I ended up returning those supers and the bees in them to the original hive after the split. You can see the top cover to the hive on the ground, which is where I placed the brood box before I started shaking. The second picture shows the bees in process of climbing up the sheet. Notice the bees on the left side of the plank, they are kind of hiding in a bit of shade and not moving. I had to move the sheet to get them in the sunlight. Watching them march up the sheet was an amazing sight. The third image shows the swarm hanging from the bottom of board over the new hive. The queen is most likely in that cluster. This looks just like a natural swarm. I used my tool to carefully knock them down onto the box. Once there they quickly went into the box. The last picture shows the new hive, the bees from the artificial swarm are all in the box. This was taken about an hour after I started the process. This hive was put on a new stand. I'll check it in a week to see if there are signs of a queen. While most of the frames were new foundation, the two outside frames were comb with some honey in them. Later that afternoon there were bees flying around in front of the new hive doing their orientation thing before going out to collect food. I'll check the old hive in about two weeks to see if they made a new queen successfully. In the end, this was the most fun I have ever had in the apiary. It more than made up for my stupidity the day before.
  11. Best Cover Songs

    Gotta have this one as one of the best. Blue Grass , NSFW.
  12. And they passed automatic voter registrations for everyone with a driver license. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/449418-new-york-senate-approves-automatic-voter-registration-bill Coincidence?
  13. You know what they say, if you want to f&@# with one seal, you better be ready to f&@# them all.
  14. Does anyone know where you can go to smell cow manure? It's been so long now, that I don't really remember what it smells like, but I know I used to like it when it was everywhere. I guess I'll never smell manure again. (Someone should write a song with that title and pay me royalties so I can live a life of luxury like our dear, sweet political leaders.
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