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  • 3rd District: Sweet (R) 53% Lynch (Dem) 40%
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  • 5th District: Margeson (R) 64% Stow (Dem) 20% Miller 15% (I)
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  • 9th District: Burin (R) 74% Fairchild (I) 25%
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Hal last won the day on June 9

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  1. Election 2020

    😆 yep , it like walking through a pasture full of cows ... just when you think he has made it across with clean boots he opens his mouth and falls into the shit ! Lousy analogy I know but it’s early .
  2. Gardening Thread 2019

    I’ve been thinning out the apples on a couple trees and still having to prop up the branch’s ... here’s hoping for some tasty cider this year ! Or maybe even one of Abby’s Apple pies , best crust ever !!
  3. She wants to prosecute anyone who intimidates a Representative , your absolutely right Chris ! Are we N Korea where when you speak out it could be your last words ! Instill the fear of speaking out , eventually it becomes illegal ... Bam , that’s one Constitutional Right gone , okay let’s move on to the Others .
  4. Why should We be Answerable to Any of Our Representatives for voicing our opinions ! It is they who should answer to us for the sloppy , half-assed job they do of representing us ! Stop dressing like a damn Clown to get attention and get your collective asses to work !
  5. Working the Bees

    Don’t know about other areas locally but looks like the dearth will be starting in less than a week . Sumac is going red and clover is about peaked . Curiosity compelled me to check my notes from last year and shows about the same with sumac red at July 14 and white clover going away . Bee’s hitting both pretty heavy and cleaning on deadout frames just about done so I will get ready to feed for about two or three weeks . We were talking about pulling full frames from honey supers and replacing with empties as needed and spinning them as I don’t want syrup in with what honey that may be in the supers , I’ll check this weekend !
  6. LOL , I actually typed Yuge difference at first , but that was Chris’s descriptive !
  7. Big difference , Humongous difference between THE President Stepping over the DMZ and ... the President bowing down to some other despots ! As Gaffer Grandpa Joe whispered in obamers ear when the mic was on ... “ this is a big Effing deal “ !
  8. Working the Bees

    Oh ... JohnnyGo , no need to do MAQS here either so going to do as you do . Oxalic Treatments in Aug . and one at Thanksgiving Time .
  9. Working the Bees

    Good morning for a hive inspection pkg #1 bottom box , lots of capped and uncapped brood , honey super is being filled some capped . #2 , same , lots of brood and good pattern , super all cleaned and ready to fill . Overwintered hive , wow , this queen is bustin out the brood , good classic pattern on frames . Figure on dearth starting shortly as sumac is in green and will start feeding syrup when it turns red , this from past experience is about the right time here . Then we harvest sumac to dry for smoker later . Numbers should be good after the dearth to hit the knotweed and golden rod . Now ... gotta say that the pkg bee’s are in shallows for brood box’s and we will be adding another shallow on that for a total of three ( think single and a half hive ) going into winter . An experiment of sorts , no fun if you can’t walk your own path ! That and easier on the old guy’s back ( no , not a medium box on the compound ) and with shoulder I’m going to be out of action for a good while so need to keep it simple . Anyway , we are not selling honey this year just need to pull enough for family , rest stays on the girls for winter feed . Also I had some capped drone brood to check for mites , about 15 and all clean so that’s a good sign . I’m really happy with these Italians , so docile and no need to hurry while inspecting, in fact kind of funny to watch them eyeball me from between the frames . If not for the quick temperature spike I would have taken more time , note to self ... sweatband !
  10. Working the Bees

    Apparently there was a shift by the mfg of MAQS to another formula ( and a name change ) last year and there was a significant queen loss reported. So with that in mind I am thinking of oxalic treatments instead . Now that the two pkg hives are increasing I’ll hit them and my overwintered hive with oxalic . Hopefully, weather permitting I can inspect them all this weekend !
  11. Working the Bees

    Shoot I was just happy to get the pic . video would have been great the second he got hit by the Joules ! No lemongrass oil ? Adam got a jar of it just giggles I put it in a nuc in the field . I kept bee’s in there but nothing came of it . So ... LG oil , open brood = a split , and the split should work ? But better off with the Queen , got it ! Anyway , my queens are marked so it may be easier to make sure she goes in using this method . Yeah , I need to head to Dadants this week for MAQS to be ready for the right time and temps . Kinda waiting too for numbers to build as we are using Screened bottom boards and dont want to slide the IPM board in when it’s too hot ... worrying too much ? Had good mite drop with oxalic vaporizer using that for the first time this year and will use again around Nov. or so I’m advised at the Beekeepers Club . Like when there isn’t any brood . Sorry to not make sense here , been a long day , and I could talk bee’s all day 😂
  12. Working the Bees

    I’ll admit , it does seem a bit too easy . BUT I like simple and this looks so much more so than all the other methods . Since we have room in the bear enclosure for one more hive I’ll keep this in mind . Hive inspections Sat . will hopefully show that numbers are building as that’s my goal this year , honey will just be secondary . Also we have gotten a bit more proactive with mite control this year but as the temps are too high right now MAQs are on hold , as are oxalic treatments ... just don’t want to disturb the colony’s now that I can see more foragers coming and going . I am really happy with these bee’s , so docile , but ... Johnny Go , no shorts and tee shirt for me , I have an aversion to pain . In case I didn’t post this earlier . Another pest that seems to have learned to stay away from the fence , see the direction he is looking ? Yup right at the fence and bacon , trying to decide if it’s worth it !LOL .
  13. Working the Bees

    Okay , I went over to the site , I have used Rusty’s advice before with good results . Looked at some of the picks of Taranov Board , and decided I like your set up better . With the clump hanging over the new box ( much easier it seems ) Rusty says its more fun than Santa Clause ... now I Want to do a split just to watch them “ walk the plank “ ...
  14. Working the Bees

    So in short ( no shorts ... sorry for the pun ) all the foragers fly back to original box where there were swarm cups ( not scraped off ) to raise the new queen . And the split is complete ( hypothetically) when you knock the clump of bee’s ( queen and nurse bee’s , hopefully ) down into the new box ? Color me scared sh**tless to do a split ! Not that I need to right now as I’m still working on building numbers , but for future reference ... I Like This Method !! And it does look entertaining , in a beeky way of course lol . Further reading is in store , and thank you .
  15. That’s why they are called Teams right ?!