Guardian Bee Apparel Ventelated Beekeeping Suit VS Non-Vented Bee Suit Hot Days Cool Beekeeper Suit

Guardian Bee Apparel Ventelated Beekeeping Suit VS Non-Vented Bee Suit Hot Days Cool Beekeeper Suit


okay so today we are comparing two bee
suits one is ventilated on the left and one it’s not ventilated and is medium
thickness here on the right the one on the left is by Guardian Bee apparel and
the one on the right is By buzz beekeeping supplies so we’re gonna take
a close look at them here and I have worn them both the one on the right
there I just finished doing some splits with it and a very hot day and I can
tell you that’s a hot suit but we’ll talk more about that later and I want
to give you some of the details of it it did come with some nice long beekeeping
gloves it looks like unbleached muslin here and again it’s buzz beekeeping
supplies we give you stickers for your car I thought it was funny that the male
bee you there with the beard has the stinger anyway and these gloves worked
out ok they’re cowhide gloves and I believe they’re made in Pakistan they’re
ventilated they’re nice and long we go way up into your upper arm there so if
you want to wear gloves and I guess these were okay and there’s a label made
in Pakistan they’re fairly standard as far as leather gloves go they give you
decent dexterity but only when you’re doing kind of basic work these are the
details of the suit itself the stitching is pretty good I like the zippers
zippers move nice and easily there are elastic gathers there at the waist so
that it fits nice and snug this is one of their large suits I believe and it’s
pretty standard again here are the pockets on the upper arm there’s a
reinforced leading edge there in that arm pocket which I kinda like because
you’re gonna be sticking your sharp hive tools in and out of that I suppose and
here’s your thumb elastic again this is Buzzbeekeeping supplies bee suit large and
we’re trying it out so I’m sharing about this because people asked about more Bee
suits after I did my last honey beekeepers suit review and there’s some
double stitching I like the pockets that have the little curve there the radius
free hand to go although when the gloves were on a
little tough to stick it in there there is a pocket on the front of your legs
here above the knee and then there’s reinforcement right through the knee
area so I like that kind of like a knee pad just double or triple the fabric
there and again there’s the elastic stirrups at the bottom of the leg so
that you can hook your feet on there when you’re sticking them in your boots
here on the leg again pockets on the front and this nice long narrow pocket
out to the side of your leg so slightly to the side and back there if you like
to stick your hive tools there or whatever tools you’re carrying there is
a very short zipper at the bottom and here it is you can open that up when
you’re pulling on your feet here but if you’re putting on boots you’re not
gonna be able to stick them in that but then again it has an elastic strip there
so I think they’re designed to go down inside your boots which is the way I
like to wear them anyway we’re looking at the back of the suit here and again
we’re looking at the zipper this is for the hood and you notice there’s a little
ring there where you can hang your suit up now that’s only when you’ve got the
hood attached and this is a fencing veil style hood and the zippers overlap most
do and then we can see how there’s a nice high collar inside and then we’re
looking at the velcro here on that fencing veil so I’m gonna put this on
for you and you can see how it fits I am 5 foot 9 and a half right now I weigh
right around 197 pounds and so if that helps you evaluate the fit of this and I
hope that you benefit from that here we’re putting the elastic straps on your
feet again I like to put these inside boots I don’t pull the student over the
top of the boots just because these can crawl up your leg there and some people
tape the bottoms of their Bee suit to keep these from climbing up if you’re gonna
wear tennis shoes and let’s just pull it on here and see how the fit goes there
again this is a cotton-blend and it’s a medium density here so this
is not maximum protection but it is going to be serviceable as far as
keeping the bees off you it’s all white which helps with reflection
although I have to say when i’ve worn it while doing those Bee splits that
was plenty sweaty when I got done there so there is not a lot of ventilation on
the suit and hard to ventilate when you’re also trying to protect from being
stung by bees but I do like all these extra pockets all over it look at where
they are on the leg the zipper is good again those pockets here on the side for
your hands if your gloves are on you’re not gonna be sick in your gloved hands
in this the veil has plenty of space in front of it so that you now can receive
any be stings on the face I’ve heard people saying that sometimes these
fencing veil styles allow the bees to get too close and again I’m showing the
upper arm pockets here that are kind of narrow and that’s for your hive tools as
well although when you pull the bee gloves up and on I’ll show you later here
they do get right up over that upper arm pocket I do like these reinforced knees
as I mentioned before again because I do video on photography sometimes I am down
on my knees and that added protection on the suit will keep me from wearing it
out so pretty decent we’re just gonna put on their gloves here again provided
by the same company and it comes in that little pouch that’s laying on the bench
there to my left and everything comes inside of that but after I receive
everything and just hang it up so again here’s what it looks like it’s a large
and I noticed that the fencing veil comes out pretty wide to the sides here
and fencing veils do obstruct your V just a little bit when you’re looking
left and right but of the veil Stiles fencing bales are pretty tight and close
so if you like to work and get into tight spaces I guess the fencing gal is
good so it’s a decent suit I enjoyed it now we’re gonna move on we’re heading
into the 90s here where I live so we’re gonna have a super hot day a ventilated
suit it’s gonna be a big deal and this is by another family-owned company both
of these companies are family-owned here in the United States and this is
Guardian Bee apparel they sent me a nice ball cap too which is pretty decent I don’t
always wear ball caps but nice and here on the zippers they have these big rings
so if you’ve ever pulled those zippers when you’ve got your gloves on and so
forth a nice ring to get a hold of it makes it a little more convenient
the stitching is heavy and the zippers move freely they seem like they’re
either copper or bronze here and so I don’t expect them to rust now this is
the best part the ventilation and there are three different style hoods here to
go with it so this is like the buckfast Abbey style and you’ll notice they have
these zippers in the veil and that’s what really drew me to this suit and why
I think they’re very interesting other than the fact that if you’re gonna go
out of your yard and it’s going to be a hot summer day you want that suit to be
well ventilated and you want the air to pass through look at how open the mesh
is I have to tell you during the filming of this review it’s 85 degrees outside
today and I did this around noon of course we’re in my woods and this suit
felt really good plenty of air circulation plenty of space there are
two veil styles here and this one they consider the novice veil because it has
more space in front and then the second one there they consider the pro veil
just because it’s closer to the face and there’s that zipper which I’m going to
demonstrate in a few minutes here now if you’re looking at this mesh the whole
purpose of these ventilated suits is to keep enough space between your skin and
the outer layer of the suit so that a bee can’t get in there and get the stinger
to you so here is the unzipped open front of this veil and that’s actually
very unique I haven’t found this on any other beast food anywhere and I’m always
on the lookout as you know if you’ve watched my last Bee video I compared many
different designs of Bee suits and this is the first video I’m making regarding a
ventilated suit I like the pockets on the side everything on this Bee suit is
double stitched there again is a leg pocket this also has a two way zipper so
you can zip up from the bottom or down from the top so it’s convenient you need
to get your keys out or something easy to do this is a medium size and again
this medium actually fit me really well I spoke with the people at Guardian Bee
apparel and they were super friendly and when I gave them my dimensions they said
this was the size also notice there’s a velcro strap down at the ankle
this lets you cinch it up nice and snug so again for those who don’t like to
wear boots I look how high the zipper goes way up the leg so this is super
convenient if you are putting this over boots or something and you need that
freedom of movement you want to unzip that all the way up the leg this is the
longest leg zipper I’ve seen on any bee suit so again the pockets here on the
upper leg are nice and thick they are stitched well and this entire suit is
really well made it is heavy so when you pull this on obviously this is kind of a
rubber mesh that’s in between the layers here and that’s what creates the space
it keeps the bee stingers away from you so working with honeybees I would have
total confidence wearing this suit and as I said today I was out in the bee
yard at noon and it’s in the mid 80s and I was not sweating at all it was really
nice to wear this suit I have to be honest
so of course this is the first ventilated suit I’ve evaluated for YouTube so I
also have a half suit with a different hood on it from a different company that
I have NOT actually used but I just have it on the hanger so if I need to get out
there sometimes so I’m just gonna put it on here and give you the demo look again
at the length of the zippers on the legs here and I sped this up so you wouldn’t
have to spend five minutes just watching me put on a bee suit but that very easy
to get in and out of and right away you notice even a thin full fabric bee suit
like the one there by buzz beekeeping supplies
does not allow much airflow so this even though it’s heavier definitely is
comfortable on hot days and you can see clearly now where the pockets are
oriented on the suit I do wish they would add a another layer on the knee
there if they would just even put a pocket on the front that doubles as a
knee pad for example because I do get down to the ground but then again I
don’t use these just for beekeeping I use them to study Hornets and wasps and
other insects that are in the environment so I do like this suit it’s
gonna keep me cool in here I’m gonna unzip the veil
who doesn’t want to be able to have access through their face sometimes when
you’re out in the bee yard to wipe sweat away maybe you want to sip a cappuccino or
something maybe you need to blow your nose who knows but being able to unzip
the veil without pulling it all the way back leaves it kind of in a ready
position so if you do need to close it up it’s convenient and fast so this is
the zippered front on the veil and this is the fencing style veil is definitely a
huge plus for me I like it and I think it’s pretty cool so kudos to these guys
that design this at guardian Bee apparel and made that zipper front and there’s
plenty of space nothing’s gonna sting you there the zippers overlap the velcro
here comes down the front I’m gonna pull it off let’s swap it out because I also
like the buckfast style veil that has the wide brim and this is gonna be the
most comfortable one I’ve ever tested so we’ll get this off and out of the way
you unzip the top here it came with three veils as I already showed and
these aren’t cheap I think these things are over a couple hundred dollars and
I’ll leave you links down below for both of these companies you can check out
their offerings as far as gloves veils and bee suits and I just wanted to
really get into sharing the fact that this one tons it’s from the front and
again I like the big rings they put on the zipper so that you can activate them
so we’re putting on this buckfast style veil and like from the buckfast Abbey I
think is where it originated and again it goes together just like the other
ones here and then it’s open all the way around so air passes right through this
thing and some of the other veils like this that I have fabric over two-thirds
of the way across the back and it keeps you from turning your head it’s kind of
tight and of course we can unzip one side at a time here so they did not make
this one so that it can open all the way but you can stick your hand in and
access your face if you need to so I like these zippered openings I think
maybe they’ll do some more work with this suit and do some more innovation I
did email them a couple of and gave them my observations and
recommendations but this is a great suit so here I am in 85 degree heat not sweating
air passing through hanging out with the bees and I hope that you enjoyed this bee
suit comparison and review so they’re both nice suits it just depends on how much
ventilation you want again the buzz beekeeping supplies suit there has
nice pockets all over it well made and pretty nice so I hope you enjoy your
bees I hope you liked the review and I hope you have a great summer of
beekeeping thank you for watching as always

Gucci Ace PERFEKCYJNE REPLIKI vs ORYGINAŁ porównanie. Są Identyczne?!


Hello guys, today we will be talking about this GUCCI ACE replicas. They are so perfect, that is really hard to spot any differences. lets go in today’s episode as its is a comparison i decided to record a video from two cameras to show differences in the best way possible. this fakes are INSANE almost 1:1 they cost around 70 USD I dropped off the box because i knew that it wont last and prob will be smashed in the transit. People who know the rep industry also know that there are 3 reputable Gucci Ace replica sellers one is the guy who likes fishing, another is similar to NYAN cat and the third is a lady which name i didn’t remember well. best replicas on the market now are the gucci aces BEE in other CWs is really easy to spot the differences even if you have only the picture form the gucci website so the bees are the best int he market now now i will show you how it looks like form the close look here you can spot the bee embroidery, insoles, and laces for somebody who have never seen the gucci aces before the might seem like original ones because they are so perfect even if you look at the heel which is really diferent in the fakes, here is perfect. as I said before these shoes cost around 70 USD SHIPPED the original ones cost around 500 USD to 750 USD the most pricey gucci aces i own are the DOGS which i bring form the BOSTON. The dogs are Orso and Bosco, Boston terriers of Gucci’s Creative Director Alessandro Michele. shoes are brand new so i will compare the used bees with the fakes when we are talking about the embroidery and the back and with everything else i will compare them with the dogs as you can spot the first differences, the tint is different, in the fakes its more like off white but its really not so noticeable. Only if you have another to compare (its not like on flames) the best way to spot are the LACES. On the fakes there are not so thin/thick like original ones. Its common fake FLAW. But its easy to hide, you can order a spare gucci laces in the gucci butique. so you can just change the laces in the fakes and pretend them to be original, but im sure and hope you don’t wear fakes! okay so when it comes to stitches, the are almost the same and it will be really hard to spot ANY difference. I can say you can spot more differences between two original ones. another thing are the eyelets. In the fakes they are bigger and its easy to spot. this may be different between the batches but gucci ace fakes are not changing so often. Ok so when we argee that the uppers have really minor differences we can go to sole and outsole Now you see two soles side by side, and now, which is fake/? you can really see the differences, on the original ones (right) details are smooth and sharp. On the fakes there are some scratches and its not so smooth. another thing that’s common to spot are the insoles. here you have the original one (right) and the fake one there are differences in the GG print and overall shape. there is one SUPER EASY thing to spot the fakes but you need to take off the shoes you need to take off the insole too, because of the monogram there the monogram under the insole differs even between the OG ONES, but i will show you some of the ogs and you can clearly see differences between fakes and every other og okay thats how monogram looks on fakes and real ones (dogs) Its looks like super fake and fugazi even the stitching is different in the different models. Dogs have black and fakes have white. the best is to always compare two models. One 100% og and another on which we are doing LC the another important thing is the paper which fills the shoe. Fakes have this super china paper when the og ones have really nice one. another thing that rep sellers seem to forget are the boxes. The best to see that is to compare it to og one. ok so about the dust-bags they are SUPER FAKE and not even pretending to be like original one. fun fact: the real ones are made in china too now more models that are made to sale hit the internet. The have real dustbags and boxes. Also better laces. Now some facts. This shoes will be worn so if you see them you look at 3 things: the embroidery, back and the laces here we have original bees, with the back of the ogs. now you look, fakes vs original ones. ALMOST THE SAME the ogs might seem wider but its due the fact that they were worn. i have them in hands and please believe me, i cant sot differences between them. If you think that there is a difference in the gucci sign on the back there is no really, every pair of my gucci aces have it different even my snakes look super fake but they are from vitkac (Polish HIGH end store like Opis
Selfridges ) When I do side by side comparison i can say after some time that one of them is fake but i will be more capable to say that the original one is fake ! 1the biggest thing is here. THE BEE EMBROIDERY the bees are almost 1:1 and its hard to spot a difference. OF COURSE if i have them in hand now i can notice that web stripe is too thick that the bee is too gold and shiny, maybe a little ”too fat” but overall these shoes can vary from pair to pair even when we are talking about legit ones. so you really cant find out this shoes on the street, and no one who is not into streetwear for sure wont see this shoes like fake. okay so now quick sum up so are they perfect fakes that you really cant see any differences? if i do quick LC im looking always at the back, laces and embroidery and on this shoes 2 out of 3 things are nearly perfect, like 0.99:1 If i had to do quick lc and never had them before in hand i would say these are legit. the best fakes out there are the bees. When somebody talks that there are other superb fakes they are lying. So now if you thinking about buying this fakes, be aware because somebody can easily callout you after seeing this video. something about the leather, is just good. Maybe even a bit better when coming to durability that on legit ones. 10000 LIKES=TRAVIS SCOTT 1 UNAUTHORIZED FAKES VS REAL. LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE FOR MORE. Thanks for watching 🙂

Stephen Miller Is Garbage And Needs To Be Fired Immediately | Full Frontal on TBS

Stephen Miller Is Garbage And Needs To Be Fired Immediately | Full Frontal on TBS


– Last week, the Southern
Poverty Law Center released an article
detailing a cache of emails and messages between
former alt writer Katie McHugh and Stephen Miller. And, um, it turns
out Stephen Miller isn’t just a white supremacist. He is a guy who is
teaching Breitbart to be more white supremacist. Newly-uncovered emails showing
how White House senior advisor Stephen Miller pushed
the website Breitbart to cover white nationalist
content between the years 2015 and 2016. More than 80% of the 900 emails
obtained that Miller sent related to race or immigration. Hatewatch characterized
Miller as being obsessed with quote, “white genocide.” Jesus. Maybe Stephen Miller should
be a little less obsessed with white genocide and
more obsessed with breaking whatever witch’s curse is
causing him to age like this. What? [LAUGHTER] I know. In a crazy news
week like this one, it’s hard to pay much attention
to the story of one staffer. But I still think it’s
important to take a second and say, fire Stephen
Miller right fucking now. Now– [CHEERING] I know that hearing there
is confirmation that Stephen Miller is a white nationalist
is like finding out that the Keebler Elf bakes
cookies or Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. It’s a big duh. But these emails matter. For starters, many of
these emails came from a Hotmail.com email
address, which is fitting with their slogan, Hotmail– you’re old or ashamed. Miller’s emails are a panoply
of white nationalist talking points. In one email, he recommends
a racist French novel popular among white nationalists
and neo-Nazis because of the degree to
which it fictionalizes the white genocide
or great replacement myth into a violent
and sexualized story about refugees. It’s the only book
recommendation that’s a bigger red flag than “Infinite Jest.” In many emails, Miller uses
the slang, new America, a white nationalist term that
refers to demographic changes brought about by immigration. It’s a phrase VDARE also uses. If you’re not a
violently racist prick and don’t know
what VDARE is, it’s a white nationalist
website, one that Miller frequents enough to
share a fave link from. He seems to enjoy white
supremacist websites the way I enjoy videos about
lions remembering humans. Miller also directed
McHugh to an article on another white
nationalist website, American Renaissance, or
as he calls it, AmRen. So not only did
Stephen Miller read the white nationalist
publications of record. He was a big enough fan to
use its cool insider nickname. AmRen is the most racist
portmanteau since real estate agents started calling South
Harlem SoHa so white people would move there. Twitter banned American
Renaissance in 2017. If you’re too
racist for Twitter, you should definitely be too
racist for the White House. That is a bar so low that even
Jeff Sessions can step over it, and he is very tiny
and very racist. Ultimately, out of the more than
900 messages in the email dump, Hatewatch was unable to
find any examples of Miller writing sympathetically
or even in neutral tones about any person who
is non-white or foreign-born. That is fucking horrifying. I guess it makes sense though. It’s hard to say,
I’m not racist– I have a black friend–
when you have no friends. Stephen Miller’s presence
in the White House is more than a symbolic issue. Unlike most of the graduates
of the Trump clown academy, Miller is actually effective. His work has a real
impact on people’s lives. He’s behind many of the policies
that have devastated hundreds of thousands of people,
everything from ICE roundups, to the administration’s
family separations, to shutting down the
entire government for his stupid fucking wall. Here’s just one
example where you can see white nationalist
talking points make their way from the racist blogosphere
through Stephen Miller and into actual US policy. The VDARE article
Miller shared attacked temporary protected
status, or TPS. That’s a special US
immigration status for citizens of countries
that have suffered disasters. The VDARE shit rag of
an article attacks TPS for allowing non-white
immigrants in and lists a number
of countries whose citizens the US offers it to,
including Honduras and Nepal. In 2018, when Miller was
working in the White House, Trump tried to end TPS
for a number of countries, including– you guessed it– Honduras and Nepal. That has Miller’s
fingerprints all over it. Do you honestly think
that Donald Trump wanted to end immigration
from a country he thinks is called nipple? And in September Trump
refused to extend temporary protected status
to citizens of the Bahamas in the wake of a
devastating hurricane. The Bahamas are
more than 90% black. That is straight up white
nationalist policy in action. And who could forget July
2015, when Miller forwarded an article from conspiracy
website InfoWars, which highlighted comments by the
Reverend Franklin Graham advocating an end to
Muslim immigration to the United States. In December 2015,
after Miller had started working with the
Trump campaign– well, I mean, you remember. Donald J. Trump is calling for
a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering
the United States. That was one of Stephen
Miller’s earliest successes, second only to showing dominance
by eating the other larva. Obviously, Democrats are
calling for him to be fired. But you’d be hard pressed
to find a Republican talking about it on camera. I guess once you’ve accepted
that you’re the party of Steve King, being the party
of Stephen Miller really is more of
the lateral move. And the White House knows that
their Republican colleagues are too chickenshit
to make this an issue. The Daily Beast spoke
with seven senior Trump administration officials,
and none of them thought this would hurt Miller. In fact, two of them literally
laughed at the suggestion that Miller, a white
supremacist, could be fired. They fucking laughed. We actually have audio
of that conversation. [CACKLING] Guys, that was Mick Mulvaney. [LAUGHTER] Look– we already knew that
Miller was a vicious racist. And we already knew
that Trump didn’t care. What these emails do
is remove any shred of plausible deniability
for Trump supporters. We know now for
certain that there is no daylight between
the Trump administration and white nationalism. Right now congressional
Republicans are mounting a full-throated
defense of this man’s boss. Every single one of them needs
to publicly answer for that. If we can’t all agree that
a white supremacist has no business in the
White House, then we should probably just
turn out the lights on this grand American experiment. Actually, whenever Stephen
Miller is in the room, just turn out the lights anyway. He’s gross.

Honey Bee Observation Hive 8-Frame Setup How to Start Keeping Bees with a split!

Honey Bee Observation Hive 8-Frame Setup How to Start Keeping Bees with a split!


okay so today what I’m showing you is
something that I’ve always wanted to have and that’s an observation hive and
this is an observation hive I purchased as an already assembled kit it comes
with everything except the glazing so we have to do that ourselves but this is
called a swing view hive it holds eight deep frames and I’m gonna go
step-by-step how to set it up and I had a special order this plexiglass I got
the thick stuff so it’s a little over a quarter of an inch thick and it’s
clarity is perfect it’s acrylic and of course you have this paper on it that
you have to peel off and make sure that your dimensions are perfect because you
don’t want to have to cut the Plexiglas yourself and this particular company I
will give you a link for them but they do custom cutting for you and they were
within a sixteenth of an inch to my dimensions the next thing you have to do
is bed the glass in a hundred percent pure silicon that’s rated for all
weather conditions and that’s what we did we put this little can bead down and
now we’re gonna drop in the Plexiglas and remember you test fit it dry before
you put this in to make sure you don’t have any problems and now once it’s in I
go around the edges and I press it up to make sure that the silicon bead goes the
full width of the joint we don’t want any movement in this we definitely don’t
want bees and debris to get between the Plexiglas and the frames that came with
this observation hive and they mark the sides a and B and we’re looking at the
top there and that’s actually a feeder screen and this is the B side it’s all
framed up you can see that there’s a full bead of silicone there and you can
later come and cut it off with a razor blade if you want to take out that
excess I ended up just leaving it but make sure that you absolutely fill the
joint just for a lot of reasons with strength being the first so we have the
a side and the B side nice and strong you have the option of course to finish
these frames finish the woodwork the exterior of it I wouldn’t put any finish
inside or just leave it plain and I’m leaving it plain this is the silicon
tube that I used 100% silicone totally stable inert material once it’s dry you
want to make sure when you’re using this stuff that you have plenty of
ventilation going and then once you have put the Plexiglas bedded in the silicon
into these frames give them at least 24 hours and here we are at the shed that
I’ve decided to put the observation hive in and this is the included landing
board that goes with it and you have to drill a 2 inch diameter hole from the
inside before you of coarse screw this on here and they use two inch grey
electrical conduit the plastic stuff that’s rated for sun exposure and i had
to do some modifications on the inside here because I’m using 2×4 supports and
this shed was Amish built so the dimensional lumber is a fall like when
they say 2×4 it is four inches so I had to chisel some of that out and we’re
vertically mounting these two by fours so they’re glued and they’re screwed in
because it’s gonna hold quite a bit of weight remember this is an eighth frame
observation hive and that’s eight deep frames so let’s say at the outside 20
pounds per frame so you’re looking at yeah quite a bit of weight if the thing
actually filled up completely with honey we know that’s not likely but if it did
you want to definitely be able to support it and this is the swing view
mounting bracket that goes on the wall some people actually put this thing
inside their house I really didn’t want to do that I couldn’t think of a great
way that I wanted to keep it plus inside your house sometimes you have to tend to
that you’d have to pull the thing off and carry it outside and so that you
could access the bees and do some maintenance with your observation hive
so here I’m just eyeballing the again it’s electrical conduit that came with it
and you can see that it’s already cut out there that landing board has a
receiver for it that’s perfect I did not glue or do anything other than
friction set that and when you put the the plate on for
the wall it also has a recess that houses that tube that the bees will use
to go in and out and at the top there’s that threaded grommet so that you can
put the bolt through the top on the bottom which is where the bees go in and
out it has that nice piece of angled wood that supports it and then again a
little tail piece of electrical conduit sticks out and the swing view is
actually going to turn on that so what they want you to do is put down some
beeswax so that it can sit on that and that becomes the gliding surface and so
here we are showing you the frame again without the glazing yet and this is that
little piece I talked about and these are clumps of beeswax that I put down
there and we’re just going to use the weight of the swing view itself to smear
that around and of course beeswax is pretty stable here it is mounted now and
again you can see that the joints are cutout dedos or whatever you want to
call that that will accommodate the frames and I’m going to show you
step-by-step how I set it up and those are order 20 threaded studs that are
there that will hold the frames on so it looks pretty good stainless steel
screens and again little segments that have been cut off of electrical conduit
that act like spring clips they hold it in there so it’s easy to remove if you
have to get inside also if you needed to close off the entry and exit point there
is this little galvanized piece of Steel there and it comes with a screw so I
just pulled it out which opens it up so the bees can come and go and then I just
put that screw back in the hole there so I don’t lose it but if you ever have to
close off your observation hive for transportation that’s the plate that you
put in the other thing is I’m going with acorn plastic frames these are food
grade plastic frames that come with a heavy heavy coat of beeswax on them in
the past I’ve used Piergo and these are what I’ve gone to now so and the green
stuff is actually drone frame so you’ll see that the the cell size is much
larger and people use that to get drones to
develop and they use that as some kind of protection for varroa because I’ll
just pull out the drone and then here’s the white frames it comes in white
plastic or black I prefer the black because I’m a photographer and I’m
trying to get a look at egg development larvae development and a lot of things
that are going on which is why I have the observation hive to begin with the
green here I’m just showing it to you’re really close and they’re marked on the
top again is your acorn frames and I’ll put a link to that in the description
one X means it’s dipped once 2 X dip twice and 3 X triple dip or what they
call heavy wax coating the more wax you have on these frames the more readily
your bees will start to draw them out and make their their honeycomb on that
so we’re gonna get to see all of that and it’s one of the great things about
having an observation hive because we get to watch them draw out comb and
start to occupy the hive now if you want to put in wooden frames or
something like that go ahead because then you’ll be able to watch how they
draw out comb without foundation and that company I believe also sells
plastic frame foundation without the full frame but I just personally prefer
the full frames and we’re gonna have both in care so the top four frames will
be the new acorn variety which now I prefer they don’t flex in the middle and
they don’t distort as much as the Piergo frames which are going to be the
bottom four as much as those did and those were out
in my beehives so the next thing I have to do is bring in some frames of bees to
populate the hive so I’m going to a hive that has a lot of activity they’ve got
some brood in there and I’m going to light load the observation hive because
again I want to watch them expand so I’m gonna pull some frames that have some
brood and some resources on them and I want to put those inside the frame and
then I’ve mail ordered in this Weaver queen which is a survivor bee line
they’re varroa resistant they’re super hygienic
and she comes out of Texas and there are workers of course in there because the
Queen can’t feed herself and you’ll just put her on top of all the frames inside
the observation hive and then what I did later was I just pulled that gray clip
out and the stainless steel screen and then used forceps to withdraw the cage
so you want to make sure of course and pulled the plug on the sugar side and
now we’re doing something different here normally you’d be Re-Queening because the
queen would have died and you’d have a queenless hive that means that the bees
that would be in there would be looking for a new queen and would readily accept
a new queen that’s not gonna happen here because we’re pulling frames from hives
that have Queens and those bees have pheromone associated with the Queen in
the hive they’ve come from so again here’s my first frame we’re gonna put
that in there and again I don’t want fully drawn out frames I don’t want them
to be complete because part of the fun is in watching them draw out wax on
their own and watching the colony establish itself and you notice how calm
these bees are you also want to position them carefully you don’t want to put it
right up against the surface where the Plexiglas will be because you want to
maintain these space they’re thinking about where the comb will be and how far
drawn out it will be and then leave additional bee space 3/16 of an inch
roughly is good but remember that once you close it up you’re not gonna have
access to move these things around so positioning them carefully now will be
worth its weight in gold later so what I’m doing is I’m putting the
frames in one by one and going back back out to the apiary collecting other
frames now look at this one it’s absolutely loaded with pollen there’s
also capped honey there so these are resources that the bees are going to use
to expand their colony now I did have to put on some protective clothing
remember I’m getting into hives and I am taking away their brood if you
want to kick off a defensive response from a colony of bees pull some brood
frames and you’ll see that they will really want to get you away from those
resources much different than if you were just pulling honey supers so here
again I’m just being very careful in the alignment of these frames now these are
all worker bees most of them my target bees of course
are nurse bees bees that are still in there cleaning stages feeding stages for
larvae and those that would otherwise occupy brood frames and that’s
because they haven’t been outside of their hive yet they don’t know where
they live all of their experience in life has been inside the hive so that
means hopefully that they will be better prepared to occupy this hive and stay
where I put them because the hives that I’m pulling them from are within a
hundred feet actually of this observation hive in the shed that it’s
in also you get a glass jar with a tin cap on it that is your feet our jar goes
right on the top there and I’m putting of course 50/50 sugar water and I use
super filtered water and I heat it up and sanitize it carefully before I put
that on the hive and here it is all together an eighth frame swing view hive
and if you’ve been watching any many other videos that show macro video
close-ups of different behavior whether it be a queen laying eggs or whether it
be baby bees hatching or the development of larvae that has all been filmed in
this observation hive and because we’re in the shed and now you can see there
are larvae there very small ones to the left and again here’s the reason why I
like the black plastic frames and in this case from acorn is because the
contrast there lets me see eggs better and lets me see developing larvae and
here we have a collection of bees that aren’t doing a lot
now but what they are is forming a physical barrier around these larvae to
keep the cooler air from getting to them and here is what looks like the start of
a queen cell but what they actually did within days after installing these
frames is they they dismantled that they chewed it all apart and some of these
little areas here are packed now with pollen pollen varies widely in color it
could be cheeto yellow or it can be very pale green and in some cases almost just
off-white and look at this variety of pollen here as soon as a worker comes in
and unloads the pollen directly into the cell a worker bee then goes right in and
starts to mix that pollen and seal it up with a little bit of honey and actually
the pollen will ferment in these cells so if you can smell it if you open up a
pollen area that’s been there for 48 hours you start to smell that it is
fermenting and actually the two-day-old pollen that’s been stored is most
frequently used by those nurse bees so here we are again I want you to notice
this behavior here’s the Queen and her workers and they’re in this cage look at
the abdomen of the occupants of this colony right now they are trying as hard
as they can to sting through that screen see how they bend their abdomens towards
the occupants of this little queen cage they’re trying to kill off the occupants
and the reason is they perceive the pheromone of this Queen and these
workers as alien to the hive and they definitely don’t want them there so
we’re gonna get back to that later now we’re gonna show here that there are
resources see the pollen in the top and then we also have honey lower down all
around the brood that are currently hatching here and that’s a convenience
thing the nurse bees don’t have to go very far to get resources to feed these
baby bees of course once they’re capped they’re not eating anything so it’s only
during the larvae stage that they’re being fed and then they’ll come out of
there capping on their own these baby bees will go right to work
they turn into nurse bees themselves and will turn around and attend to those
other developing larvae now here we are back at the Queen this is 24 hours later
notice the body posture of the bees that are on that screen now their abdomens
are laid out straight and what they’re actually doing is sticking their heads
in and extending their tongues to make sure that that Queen has plenty of food
Queens do not feed themselves they’re only fed by nurse bees in the hive so
now it’s safe to pull the plug and release that Queen into this new colony and here again we’re just we’re actually
shooting this through the opposite screen there are vents left and right
top and bottom and here’s the Queen out on her own and she is fertile and she
set right about laying eggs the only thing that really held her back in this
new hive was the number of cells that were available for her to lay in she
laid an egg in every single cell that was not occupied it was a fantastic
experience now the observation hive is set up and
ready to go and now all we have to do is drink coffee and watch and learn about
what goes on inside a honey bee hive I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this and if
you want to see bees at your leisure protected from weather I suggest that
you get an observation hive of your own or maybe even build one thank you so
much for watching this video and thank you again for your interest and honey
bees I hope this was helpful see ya!

Schmidt Pain Index: Bees, Wasps, Ants, And Their Stings

Schmidt Pain Index: Bees, Wasps, Ants, And Their Stings


Hi Guys! I am Trisha with Insectopia here to talk to
you about the Schmidt Pain Index. Can you imagine walking over flaming charcoal, with a 3 inch nail embedded in your heel? Well, Justin Schmidt can. This pain scale rates stings from bees, wasps, and ants from 1-4. But this rating system isn’t limited to
numbers, Justin adds a little something to each description that might help you understand
what they feel like. If you are unsure about where your sting fell
on this scale, Justin does have a reference point. The scale is centered around the sting of
a honey bee being a 2.0. Let’s not just talk about this scale. Let’s explore some of the insects on it. The sweat bee. This solitary bee is ground dwelling and has
black and white striping on its abdomen. This bee’s sting feels like “A tiny spark
singed a single hair on your arm.” It is light, ephemeral and almost fruity rated at
a 1.0. The fire ant. This ant builds large ant mounds and are bright
red in color. When they sting, it feels “Like walking
across a shag carpet & reaching for the light switch.” Their sharp, sudden, and mildly
alarming sting rates in at a 1.0. The suturing army ant. This ant, like the name suggests was used
by tribes in the amazon to stitch large wounds. This ant has long and powerful mandibles. Their sting is like “A cut on your elbow,
being stitched with a rusty needle,” and is rated as a 1.5. The bullhorn acacia ant. This ant has a mutual symbiosis with the acacia
tree. The ant protects the tree and the tree produces
a sweet nectar for the ant to eat. A sting from this ant is as if “Someone
has fired a staple into your cheek.” This ant’s sting is a rare, piercing, elevated
sort of pain that is rated 1.5. The bald-faced hornet. This hornet is black and white striped and
builds a large basketball sized nest that hangs from the branches of trees. Their sting is “Similar to getting your
hand mashed in a revolving door.” This rich, hearty, and slightly crunchy sting is rated
2.0. The western yellowjacket. This black and yellow striped wasp makes its
nest out of a paper like substance they make by chewing up wood. Their sting is hot and smokey, almost irreverent. “Imagine W.C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.”
The yellow jacket is rated a 2.0. The honey wasp. This wasp is a social wasp that actually produces
honey. Their sting feels as if “A cotton swab dipped
in habanero has been pushed up your nose.” They are rated on the scale at a 2.0. The fierce black polybia wasp. This is a social wasp that has multi-tiered
nests that have more than one queen. This sting feels as if a satanic ritual has
gone wrong. “The gas lamp in the old church explodes
in your face when you light it.” This is approximately a 2.5. The red paper wasp. These wasps feed their nymphs caterpillars
and nectar. Their sting is caustic and burning with a
distinctly bitter aftertaste. “Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric
acid on a paper cut.” It is a 3.0 on the scale. The giant paper wasp. This is a wasp that Justin got stung by in
New Guinea. “There are gods and they do throw thunderbolts. Poseidon has rammed his trident into your
breast.” This stinging pain is rated at a 3.0. The tarantula hawk. This wasp stings and paralyzes tarantulas,
carries them to a hole in the ground, and leaves them paralyzed so that the young wasps
can eat the paralyzed tarantula alive. This sting is blind, fierce, and shockingly
electric. “A running hair drier has been dropped into
your bubble bath.” This is one of the top on the pain scale with a 4.0. He says, if you get stung by one you might
as well lie down and scream. The bullet ant. These ants were used in a ritual by native
tribes in Brazil as a way for the boys to prove that they are now men. This sting is pure, intense, brilliant pain. “Like walking over flaming charcoal with
a 3-inch nail embedded in your heel.” This is a 4.0 on the pain index. The warrior wasp. These wasps have an impressive threat display. They sit on the outside of their nest and
when a predator approaches, they beat their wings in sync with each other. This makes the sound of marching warriors. “You are chained in the flow of an active
volcano. Why did I start this list?” Justin Schmidt
equates this 4.0 sting with torture. These are images of the bees, wasps, and ants
that we have talked about today. Thank you for listening! Our buggy question is: What kind of insects
have you been stung by and how would you describe the pain? Make sure to like and subscribe for more videos
like this one. Come back soon to check out our next epic
insect tale.

MONSTER BUG WARS | Blood on the Forest Floor | S2E2

MONSTER BUG WARS | Blood on the Forest Floor | S2E2


The bug world is not for the feet-hearted. From the shadows, assassins strike without warning. They’re fast and they’re deadly. You can be impaled, clubbed or torn limb from limb. It’s no exaggeration beside that, this is the insect equivalent of sharp jaws. Death can be instant or drawn out. But it’s coming. (Music) The bug world is full of spies. With a license to kill. In this deadly game of high sticks espionage, any branch or leaf might be. Bug. When a hooded mantis and the Brazilian wandering spider go for the jug-killer. It’s all cloak and dagger. In the jungles of Central America, some of the deadliest predators are masters of the skies. From above or behind, the hooded mantis looks just like a leaf but if you’re a prey and it’s whirring above you, about ready to strike, it looks more like a king cobra, and its bite is just as deadly. Not only is it invisible, the hooded mantis makes other bugs disappear. Like all good spies, the hooded mantis excelles and surveillance. Two huge compound eyes, if the mantis stirious scopic vision and excellent view to a kill. It also deploys two extra long antennae, each lined with tens of thousands of highly sensitive kilo receptors. Free of debris, they pick up the fatest and the transmission. The antennae are consolated detecting chemical and physical information especially when the mantis is sizing up an opponent or prey. This is particularly important when it reaches that stage for the mantis can’t risk taking her eyes off the opponent in case they suddenly launch an attack them their own.

MONSTER BUG WARS | Channel Trailer


עולם החרקים הוא ללא רחמים בכל פינה יש יצורים מבחילים אל תהיו שוטים, אלו הם רוצחים ורוצחים שכירים שמשליטים אימה מעל ומעבר לכל דימיון היא תזריק נוזל שממיס בשר לתוך החור ותמצוץ ממנו את החיים שלו בעולם המבחיל של מפלצות חרקים אתם תצעדו בזהירות או שזה יהיה הצעד האחרון שלכם

Spiny Stick Insect: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Mutualism Oh My!

Spiny Stick Insect: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Mutualism Oh My!


Hi Guys. I am Trisha with Insectopia here to talk to
you about the spiny leaf insect, sometimes called the Australian walking stick. Most of these individuals are found in Australia,
but they can also be found in New Guinea. These insects are fascinating because of their
relationship with ants and their defensive mechanisms. The adult female spiny leaf insect is pretty
good at camouflaging into its surroundings. They look like spiny leaves and the adult
female’s abdomen is normally curled over her body to look like a dried leaf. They have a behavior where they will wave
back and forth so they appear to be blowing in the wind. The adult female mostly stays in one place
and does not have a quick escape plan. The male walking stick actually has wings
and can fly! He will fly until he finds a female to mate
with. Although, the female can lay viable eggs with
or without the male. The ability of a female animal to lay eggs
without mating is called parthenogenesis. Without being mated, the eggs will all be
female. After she is mated, the eggs will be a mixture
of both male and female. The female will use her curved abdomen to
flick her eggs to the ground. The eggs of the spiny leaf insect are shaped
like rounded barrels and each have a knob. These eggs look a little like seeds. The knob of the egg is actually edible for
ants and will attract them. Ants will forage for seeds and pick up the
eggs and pile them in their food storage. The ants will eat the knob and put the still
intact egg into their waste chamber. This is helpful for the eggs because the ants
are protecting them from predators and obviously this relationship is good for the ants as
they get food out of the deal. This kind of relationship where both species
are getting a benefit is called commensalism. When the nymph spiny leaf insect hatches,
it is small, leggy, and mostly black other than its red head. The first instar is an ant mimic! This nymph looks just like an ant and will
use that to its advantage. It will run to the surface and climb up into
a tree. This is where they will eat and mature and
gain their natural light brown color. How awesome is it that in one insect you can
see examples of camouflage, mimicry, parthenogenesis, and commensalism? Check out these real life pictures of the
spiny leaf insect. On the left you can see the spiny leaf insect’s
eggs and on the right you can see the nymph that is an ant mimic. On the left you can see the adult female and
on the right you can see the adult male. Thank you for listening! If you have any questions about the spiny
leaf insect or a thought on what species you would mimic if you had a chance, let us know
in the comment section below! Make sure to like, comment, and subscribe
for more videos like this one. I will be posting videos frequently. Come back soon and check out our next epic
insect tale.

How to Control Bugs and Pests on Cannabis Organically

How to Control Bugs and Pests on Cannabis Organically


Alright! This is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com.
Today we have another exciting episode for you and in this episode what we’re gonna
do is we’re gonna talk to MIT, the master grower here about growing medicinal uh cannabis
you know without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. You know I consider North
Coast Naturals the leaders in growing clean green certified medicinal cannabis and that’s
why we’re gonna talk to him today. So now, for those of you guys that haven’t tuned
into my show before you know I did film two other episodes here at North Coast Naturals
which I’ll put links to there and there um and you’re gonna wanna check out those
videos before actually you watch this video to get filled in on some important information
including seeing at tour of the facility here on how exactly they grow and some of the things
and products they use to grow clean green certified which is basically like growing
organic organically uh for the cannabis and then over on this side I did a previous Q&A
with MIT to ask him some questions more about the North Coast Naturals and some of products
and more specific questions uh for him but this episode is gonna focus on the pests because
you know both him and I would agree that it’s very important to get the pesticides whether
you’re growing you know fruits and vegetables or medicinal herbs out of your garden completely
because they are devastating and even more so than getting it out of your fruit and vegetable
garden I really want you guys to get it out of you know if you’re growing medicinal
cannabis because you’re you’re smoking it up. So MIT why is it so important to get
rid of using the chemical pesticides in the medicinal cannabis?
MIT: Well it’s important for uh I mean for quite simply for health reasons. If If there
weren’t any health ramifications we’d use chemicals all day long on everything and
it wouldn’t really matter, but the fact of the matter is is that for the same reasons
you wouldn’t wanna spray, as you don’t as you don’t uh patronize those that do,
you wouldn’t wanna spray fruits and vegetables with chemicals uh that are going to kill pests
or kill funguses or mildews or molds or things like that you don’t wanna be spraying your
cannabis plants um whether they’re for medical purposes or recreational purposes, in the
states where that’s legal, you don’t wanna be using those chemicals on those things either.
And um, and it’s even worse for the reasons that you just mentioned John, when you’re
using it in cannabis because you will either extract the uh the cannabinoids from the flower
into some sort of uh compound that you ingest or you’ll smoke or vaporize the flower the
dry flower hopefully dried and cured flower and uh and and you know ingest it in that
fashion which is a much more volatile way of ingesting it because you’re obviously
lighting it on fire breathing it into your lungs (snaps fingers) and it’s immediately
into your blood stream. And for the many people that do use cannabis again for whatever purpose,
uh here it’s obviously all medical and all different forms of medical needs um to have
a medicine that it has those chemicals in it which in 90% of the cases you’re not
even aware that they’re there, is defeating the purpose at best and making it worse at
worst. John: Wow, wow. I mean, I definitely agree
we wanna get out of the chemicals and now I’m actually gonna ask him some questions
on how he deals with different insects and pests you know in the grow you know in a natural
um fashion. Alright MIT so first I wanna ask you what are some of the top pests that may
occur in your grow you know just in general that people may be experiencing if they have
an indoor cannabis grow. MIT: Well there there there’s several there’s
a whole broad range of pests that are common. Um some of them are more detrimental to other
than than others. Um some uh are are more common than others I’ll sort of focus on
the ones that we pay particular attention to at North Coast and other cannabis growers
out there will recognize these and and um and definitely be able to raid and it’s
our hope that maybe they will start adopting some of these practices now that they understand
that A. they’re available and B. that they work, and that they work that uh they’ll
start adopting these practices and implementing them in creating healthier gardens for themselves,
their friends, their patients, you know whatever the case may be. Um so, uh spider mites, very
common problem on the insect front. Um the common solution to that is Foramite another
common solution to that is Avid. We don’t use either. Avid is uh probably the worst
thing that you can be spraying on your plants. It is a systemic pesticide a systemic insecticide
which means that even if you spray your plants when they’re just this big it’s always
going to be resident in the plant. It is systemically, it is in the system of the plant and two months
later when the final final flower is produced, that Avid will be in there and so what you’re
doing is you’re infecting your flowers which is particularly onerous again if it‘s a
medical context you’re infecting your flowers with a chemical that is, I mean, completely
undesirable. How undesirable? I mean I’ve heard things and uh again this is anecdotal
information but I’ve heard things uh like recently someone up in in North Northern California
was simply processing medicine. Simply trimming final product to get it ready um to to be
consumed by medical users and granted the person in question had a strong sensitivity
to chemical agents but she died. She died uh just by simply processing medical cannabis
or so called medical cannabis that had been used uh that had Aid been used on it and with
it for the simple purpose of of fighting what was probably spider mites. You don’t need
to do that. You don’t need to be using that. And again do the research yourself I was told
this anecdotally, I don’t know all the facts about it but I hear things similar to this,
um not that extreme by any means, but similar to this about how many growers will use Avid,
not just at this stage of the game but at later stages of the game and the flowers are
actually produced. And I’ve got a confession to make John, years and years ago when I was
a hobby grower and I was growing with synthetics, I used Avid in these in these sorts of conditions.
I never used them in the flowering cycle but I used them in the vegetative state because
I just simply didn’t know any better and I had spider mites or I wanted to prevent
spider mites and I turned to that and again, I didn’t know any better so learn from the
mistakes that I made please and don’t do the same things. Um, what are the all natural
forms you you can turn to to combat this common problem well there’s several. First of all
there’s neem oil. There uh neem oil is an extraction it’s made from the neem seed
that uh we use that here. There’s azadirachtin which is a concentrate that’s uh they take
a specific compound in neem they use that there’s a couple manufacturers that make
that. That’s approved for organic farming. Um, so there’s two right there in addition
to that Rid Bugs worked works especially in combination with the neem and the azadirachtin
that’s one of the things we do here or IPMS our Integrated Pest Management System. And
another natural thing we use here at uh at North Coast which sounds like a very extreme
thing and you talked about this earlier when you were looking at it is a product called
Exterminator. Has a skull and cross bones on it. Actually this is a wonderful product
it is all naturally derived it’s it’s an enzyme. And it’s all natural it’s been
approved by clean green certification program just like all of our imputs have. Uh and it’s
an enzyme that we simply make into a foliar spray although you can use it as a root drench
as well and we have um, you can make it into a foliar spray and you spray it on the plant.
You cover the complete surface of the leaf and both the top and the bottom. And it will
kill spider mites, it will kill broad mites, it will kill any sort of pest uh that is insect
related on that surface on on that on the leaf surface and it does it all naturally.
And it’s absolutely compatible with all the other things that you wanna use on a foliar
you know in a foliar stand point. You have to use it as a standalone but you can use
it and integrate it into your integrated pest management system. So we use that we use just
simple rosemary oil. You can use rosemary oil it makes pests not wanna go on your plant.
As well as it will kill on contact. There’s other things like cedar oil, clove oil, um
Rid Bugs is comprised of a couple of those things. There’s a product although we haven’t
used it here, but I know organic growers or or all natural growers I should say, that
um that use it. Uh a product called organocide which is a fish emulsion combined with a cotton
seed oil. So there are other products out there that you can turn to to combat spider
mites. Which again is extremely uh a common problem relatedly broad mites, uh, much less
common than than spider mites but much much more difficult um to get a handle on. If you
can even see them you need a much more powerful microscope to see them they do their damage
much quickly and they can wipe out a crop in days. I know someone that got an infestation
thought that they were nutrient deficiencies when he looked at his cannabi um got an infestation
simply cause someone came over to visit his site and was in his room and this is a fully
legitimate represented by attorney medical uh grow and he had one of his collective members
come over visit his room unbenounced to him, they brought in spider mites with them. One
of the reasons we have the protocols that we do here at North Coast. Uh I mean he brought
in the broad mites rather. Brought in the broad mites with him three days later the
crop was wiped out. Tremendous loss to that collective from the standpoint of time, effort,
energy and medicine that was destined to patients. So, you know there are things that you can
use Exterminator, the neem, uh Rid Bugs, uh rosemary the ones that we use here. Additional
we use, this is not a spray, this is not a liquid form, it’s something called diatomaceous
earth which I think you reviewed earlier. John: I did.
MIT: Yea. That is absolutely a fantastic form of uh of insect control you see it on some
of the plants right there that one back there in the corner that’s got a bunch of white
stuff on it that looks like some some kind of mild or some kind of mildew or some kind
of mold is actually diatomaceous earth. And that acts as a microscopic uh imagine broken
glass broken chards of glass on a very very small basis that covers the leaf surface with
it insects simply walk across it become dehydrated from the cuts that their bodies uh accumulate
and they dehydrate and die. And it works on broad mites, spider mites, all sorts of things.
Very few growers that I’ve talked to use that. It it’s it’s very uncommonly used.
And that’s a great example of things uh of a way that you can use something that’s
very common in the gardening industry and practice and take it over to the medicinal
or recreational cultivation uh side of it and use it there. So, these things exist,
use them, experiment with them, use them on a preventative basis, maintain the proper
cultural practices such as these things and you can defeat a lot of these problems the
broad mites, the spider mites, again from the insect standpoint that are probably the
most devastating and common, you can defeat a lot of these problems straight out of the
gate. John: Wow, I mean, I totally agree I use some
of these same products in my regular garden and have videos on some of these products
already including the neem and Dr. Bronners sal-sud soaps and how to apply it with a special
you know fogger that I use that would be really excellent to use in a medicinal grow like
this and uh also upcoming or maybe already even have an episode on the diatomaceous earth
which I’m also gonna have an episode on where to get it for the lowest price and the
best way to I’m gonna choose to apply it and different ways to apply it. It’s gonna
be really cool so, I mean, check my videos cause I have a lot of information that are
applicable to this kind of grow or just you know fruits and vegetables. So MIT I wanna
ask you about another real common problem that actually I’m having in my garden right
now outside, not my inside garden cause we don’t have one, but it’s uh simply um
powdery mildew or PM. You know some people may get this and can you even deal with this
organically and what do you do? MIT: Well the answer is very simply that yes
you can deal with it organically. Many many growers of medical grade food grade some grade
of cannabis will use a product called Eco20. Uh I’m well admittedly uh confess that I
don’t know all the details and ins and outs of of Eco20. Again, when I was doing synthetics
years ago and I didn’t know any better I used it and it worked beautifully. Again,
Eco20 your product is fantastic the problem is that it’s chemically based and now you’re
gonna have a chemical on your leaf surface and that leaf surface is is is part of the
plant that you’re going to ingest, smoke, or vaporize at some point and that why would
you have that when you can use an all natural approach. Typically speaking the two most
common all natural approaches uh one is using what’s known as a sulfur burner where you
burn sulfur in your room and what that does is creates a sulfur fog and that fog changes
the pH on the leaf’s surface. The pH so it makes it more alkaline or acid I’m not
really sure which I think it makes more alkaline and the mildew the molds can’t live on the
leaf’s surface in that environment. What we use what we prefer is a product called
Actinovate which is a specific biological fungicide again approved for organic farming
clean green certified you put it in a foliar mix you spray it on the leaf and these little
I don’t know what they’re called microbes or something biological you know uh actors-
John: agents. Agents of biologic MIT: Secret agents. Seagents if you will,
they they go in there and they will just simply eat the powdery mildew. Um so you can use
that. There’s a product uh called uh OG Bio who are foliar they have a foliar um uh
product. We use the root product we’re actually gonna start experimenting doing some rnd with
the with the foliar product. We don’t use it it’s gotten great review we’re intrigued
we’re looking into it and we’re happy to happy to experiment with it. You can use
that. Um, so there are different options that you can turn to without having to resort to
chemicals. We turn to those options we encourage you to do the same thing with respect to the
Actinovate that we use I can assure you, as long as you get Actinovate that is alive it
will work. It will work, if you have a heavy outbreak you may have to apply it more often
that if you were just doing it preventative in fact you probably will but it will work.
We’ve seen the results. John: Wow yea. Let’s talk about getting
some good Actinovate. Just cause you order it online and get it mail ordered does that
mean it’s gonna work? MIT: It it may work it depends on season if
you ordered it in the winter time and it’s been shipped quickly uh then you’re probably
gonna be good to go as long as it’s fresh. Which it probably will be. If you’re ordering
it in the summer June July something like that uh it to my understanding that the place
that makes it the the factory if you will, where they cultivate the microbes, that’s
in Texas or some place like that and if it’s traveling you know via long haul shipping
then and it’s it’s going a route head or wherever it’s going and it’s suffering
from being in extendedly high temperature environment for extendedly long periods of
time, what can end up happening is your Actinovate could arrive dead on arrival. And then you’ll
be, unbenounced to you, spraying it using it and uh not seeing the results that you
want and you’ll be saying to yourself you know this Actinovate stuff this stuff doesn’t
work. And MIT says it does and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Well, there’s
a lot of things that I don’t know what I’m talking about, but this is actually one of
the things that I do so, if you’re going to use Actinovate like we suggest and we encourage
you to do, make sure that you’re getting it fresh. If you’re getting it uh from some
place make sure that it’s that it’s alive and if you have to order it order it in a
way that it’s delivered as fast as possible and it’s not traveling in in a hot situation.
John: Yea I mean definitely it’s verily important when getting any biologic agent
that’s alive to make sure it’s still alive and you know good manufacturers will put number
one expirations on their which is something to go by but more importantly you know how
was that treated was it in a haul warehouse sitting in a haul warehouse and maybe a local
grow shop they’re selling it but they’re not running the air conditioner cause they’re
too cheap or was it shipped in a UPS truck where it’s sitting in the UPS truck and
it’s a hundred degrees outside. I mean these are these are not good things when you’re
buying biologic agents you wanna be aware of this you know. Another question I wanna
ask you MIT, is about the dreaded fungus gnats and things like that you know that get in
the soil cause I mean, you know, I’m gonna tell you guys straight up that I’ve visited
his facility and I saw that he had had some traps out and he was catching fungus gnats.
If you were doing it so good how come you had some fungus gnats in there?
MIT: Yea that’s a really good question. Um and and admittedly we had fungus gnats
and and it’s funny because we have not had any sort of insect problem not one insect
problem until that and the way that it happened and again guys um make sure that again that
you’re following protocols and prodeces that you actually set up. The first part is
to know which ones to set up the second potentially more difficult piece of the puzzle is to actually
have the discipline to follow them follow them on a routine and consistent basis and
we got some uh plants from a licensed uh medical dispensary here in California. Um, one with
a great reputation and they were fantastic plants we brought them in and we followed
our protocols. Our protocols dictate that we bring in a plant from anywhere uh a nursery
that we trust or or or someone that’s a member of our collective and wants to contribute
uh a plant um and that’s that’s legally allowed and and and encouraged actually in
the spirit of 2 15, we take that plant and we do an exterminator foliar on it, again
so if there’s any bugs or anything like that those are killed not satisfied with that
we actually apply diatomaceous earth. Which is why, that plant over there has the DE on
it and the other ones don’t. We got that and we’ve brought it in and we followed
protocols. What we didn’t do is the mistake that we didn’t make and this is my fault
and as someone that has established many of these protocols is that we didn’t do was
a root zone flush to make sure that the root zone was clean of any pests whatsoever. And
um and because we didn’t do a root zone flush several weeks later I think it was about
um six seven weeks later all of a sudden we started seeing flying gnats or you know what
had been gnats are now flying around the room and it was easy to trace them back to the
the host and the the problem got propagated across the entire room and into the other
room and it was just I mean it it I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a disaster because
they’re not actually that detrimental to the crop but at North Coast we don’t want
bugs here we do a lot of work to make sure that they don’t come in here and when we
see bugs we’re up in arms. So, we’ve addressed that situation. Um, but again, a warning to
you guys you know when you’re bringing in a plant never assume that it’s okay always
100% assume uh 100% of the time assume that there’s a problem with it from that standpoint
and hit it with the things on a preventative basis that you normally would use. Be extra
diligent, extra vigilant, and extra focused about this and you’ll be safe.
John: Alright so, what did you use to get rid of the fungus gnats once you got it?
MIT: Well, we used a couple of different things and let me start with the things that didn’t
work. We we tried an an AzaMax flush that didn’t work. Uh and I think it’s maybe
the AzaMax was old or something something like that I’m not gonna look at you in the
eye and say that AzaMax doesn’t work as a root zone flush we’ve heard before that
it did uh it didn’t in in in in our experience. Uh um we’d try it again though; again I’ve
heard that it works. The second thing we tried is a product called Microbe Lift which is
actually we were using it in a way that it’s not specifically intended for. It will kill
things like that um that are in free standing water. We’ve heard that it works in the
root zone we tried it, that didn’t have the effect that we desired. Now uh well the
plants have actually been harvested so the problem is hopefully gone but what we would
turn to is a product called Go Gnats which uh I forget what that’s derived from but
I do know that it’s all natural. That would be that would be one approach the other approach
that we would take that I’ve actually used in my past life as a synthetic based gardener,
hydroponic organic gardener are nematodes. Which I think that we should use because I
knew that they worked in the past we just haven’t used them here given our set up
isn’t quite as conducive to how it was in the past hydroponically. So uh nematodes I
would say you should turn to in the in the instance of fungal gnats uh it’s possible
that exterminator would work. We used it as a preventative in this instance for that plant
um, it certainly should work if you do it early enough and then Go Gnats would be your
other best bet. But let us know you guys tell us.
John: Post comments down below if you have some organic controls or fungus gnats. For
sure. Yea I mean what what what I believe in is uh open source knowledge you know if
you’re a if you’re a natural grower like they are here, at North Coast Naturals you
know they’re gonna share their information with you guys so that now you guys can get
off the chems. You guys can use natural techniques and if you guys know something you can share
it with them so that we could all learn as a community and make the world a better place
because really the evils out there are those chemical companies in my opinion cause I mean
they’ve got the big dollars to buy politicians and we’re not even gonna get into that stuff.
But we really need to get back to to nature and natural growing and there are ways that
are effective to do that. So another thing I wanna ask you MIT very important is what
are some of these cultural practices that you talk about you know like we’re wearing
these suits I mean, what are some of the most important things that some of the growers
or people out there should be doing to minimize the risk of getting pests in the first place
right. Like I don’t wanna contract any crazy ass sexually transmitted diseases, so I double
wrap it you know but uh but if you’re growing medicinals what are some things that you could
do so that you don’t get contract any sexual diseases?
MIT: I’m not gonna comment on the STD question um, but I I will say you know that very simply
there are some things there are several things that you should do and you can do and we try
to do as many of those as as we possibly can uh that are practically feasible and um you
know we saw earlier I believe that we have two curtains in between uh our uh grow zone
and then between uh that zone and and the zone that you use to approach it uh that’s
again a light lot to make sure that there’s no light risks that enters our modules during
the lights off cycle uh when people pass through and go in and out or perhaps if a plant’s
taken out into the hallway to be worked on or looked at or or notes need to be taken
or pictures need to be taken for research and development purposes things like that.
Um uh so that’s one thing you wanna you wanna separate your zone from anywhere else
uh that’s tangential to it. Uh secondly you wanna have dedicated clothes we have very
specific clothes that we wear that we only wear here. They come here they go home they
get washed they get dried then they come right back. The shoes that I’m wearing right here
and I’ll spare you the camera close up of looking at them any shoes will do, they are
only for this area. They haven’t been born outside ever they were bought new they’re
used in here new. Additionally on top of that if if that wasn’t enough we also wear what
we call the space suits. So if there are for some weird reason a problem on on my shirt
I was somewhere else uh in the building wearing this shirt and there’s a problem I have
another barrier of protection. All of those things and of course treating any plants that
you bring in the way that we described or perhaps even a better way and if you have
a better way please share it with us. All of these things combined are going to prevent
the problems in the first place and they say that you know an ounce of prevention is worth
more than a pound of cure or they say something like that but anyway the point is is that
you wanna be ahead of the game. You always wanna be ahead of the game on the prevention
side of these problems so that they don’t happen in the first place. Additionally do
your insects check. Here at North Coast we have actual you know markers on the calendar
for when you know we go in and we’ll inspect a leaf with a 60 to 1 scope and actually look
for insects. So if problems do occur we catch them early hopefully and we can address them
early while the problems small rather than big. We do it every three days we do it every
three days for that reason. Do that. Um, the problem is that most most growers don’t
they are too busy doing one thing or another thing and maybe it’s not their fault they
can’t get to it and I understand that cause again it takes time and effort and and vigilance
to do that on a consistent basis. And that’s one of the things that I’d like to think
makes us different. Um, but do that. If you’re concerned about pests if you’ve had problems
in the past your cultural practices are gonna save you 9 times out of 10. And then when
you do the preventative stuff, the preventative foliars, to address uh, the anticipation the
expectation that there’s a problem the assumption that there’s a problem as opposed to the
assumption that there’s not a problem. These couple things are gonna keep you safe. If
we hadn’t made that mistake by assuming that the root zone was okay if we hadn’t
made the mistake of thinking oh not even addressing it intellectually not even thinking about
it, then we wouldn’t have had those those problems with the uh with the flying bugs
and and the fungal gnats. And uh, because we made that mistake we did so thank God it
was just that which is a uh a small problem and not something that was worse.
John: Yea I wanna encourage you guys you know to always be proactive not only in your grow
in your garden outside garden inside garden and even just your health right. So many people
take their health for granted each and every day I mean one of the reasons why I do this
video to share with you guys the message of gardening and growing your own food is because
I almost lost my life when I was younger. You know, and it’s not a fun place to be
and I don’t want that to happen to you guys so I take my health you know proactively and
I do things to encourage my health instead of doing things to not encourage it some of
the things that may not encourage health in my opinion are things like eating processed
foods things that are packages bottled things from fast food joints and I know a lot of
you guys or growers out there you guys don’t have time to do all this stuff you know I
would encourage to grow some some edible plants along the side of your medicinals and eat
more fruits and vegetables whether you’re growing them yourself or whether you just
gotta buy them so you that you could be healthier. And uh you know, be able to work longer hours
and be more you know on point with all of this stuff. So another question I have for
you MIT is you know I saw when you’re done with the grow you actually clear out the room
and then you literally sterilize I mean is this also very important?
MIT: It’s absolutely critical and it’s part of the clean green process actually.
We were doing it anyway. When they came for the inspection we weren’t even aware that
it was a part of the process and they were they were pleased to find out that we were
doing that anyway and that wasn’t something that they had to advise us on. And to do that
we just very simply use either alcohol in the case of cleaning some of the the lights
and the light bulbs and for the floor surfaces and the wall surfaces we use hydrogen peroxide
food grade hydrogen peroxide in a in a water solution that’s it. It will disinfect it’s
all natural it’s clean green approved. And um, it’s safe and so you wanna you wanna
absolutely sterilize your room in between crops to assure that again your cultural practices
are as high as they can be and if you’re not doing that then over time you’re creating
an environment where problems are going to slowly rise. And once you get them it’s
hard to it’s hard to get rid of them so again it comes back to prevention uh versus
versus cure type logic. John: Right I mean, prevention is worth a
an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure that’s that’s the saying there. So
uh, MIT are there any other kind of pests that may commonly afflict growers out there
if you’re growing indoors? MIT: Well I mean, uh the main ones we’ve
identified which is the powdery mildew the spider mites and of course of course the dreaded
broad mites, which aren’t that common but if you get them you’ve got you’ve got
major problems, there’s some other ones that I’ve heard about that are root zone
based that that I don’t know much about uh and of course there’s other things that
are smaller uh root aphids and things like that will gnaw at your roots and from what
I understand the OG Bio or a foliar product is a fantastic one for that. Uh as well as
will kill broad mites and things like that that’s what I’ve been told you know we
don’t have any direct experience with that and we hope to never have any direct experience
with that. Um so there are other things um uh you know scales and things like that mealybugs.
They’re less common and and they’re less devastating so um be aware of those things.
John: Alright cool. So are there any last words that you’d like to say to all of my
viewers and all of the growers that are watching this episode today?
MIT: Thank you for watching again if you have any guidance that you give us or share or
or any feedback we’d love to hear it. And um, and again please as to the best possible
ability that you have either cultivate in a clean green fashion or if you have to go
and and procure your medicine from someone make sure that you know them make sure that
you’re not assuming you’re going out to a local dispensary and you’re buying something
that’s not clean green and assuming it’s okay. I don’t think it is in my personal
opinion it’s probably not it’s been sprayed with something at some point and time and
you don’t know at what point and time it was sprayed with something and what it was
sprayed with. So be aware, be conscious of these things, and turn and insist upon clean
green certified again you know you don’t have to join a collective you know our collective
but ask questions and and see who’s doing things the best possible way and support those
organizations and join those organizations. John: And I mean I wanna encourage you guys
uh you know if you are using medicinally and I wanna encourage you guys instead of even
going to a place to buy your own medicine is to grow yourself because then you have
complete control you exactly know what’s going into your crops and what you’re spraying
on the crops and I mean I encourage you guys to do this with your food as well. Food or
medicine I mean I think people need to take responsibility for their needs and what they
need if they need some medicine or they wanna eat some of the best food on earth they need
to grow it themselves because it’s you know if it’s up to industry to do it whether
this is the medicinal cannabis industry or whether it ‘s the agriculture industry you
know it’s quite unfortunate in this day and age most people are just focused on the
all mighty dollar. You know at a younger age I learned that the dollar doesn’t mean crap
when you’re sitting at the edge of your hospital bed. The doctor’s telling you that
you might not make it out of there all the money in the world doesn’t mean crap let
me tell you that. So I really want you guys to get out the chems and start eating more
natural and organic you know smoking it but also you know eating it as well so you guys
can be as healthy as possible because it’s not all about this money in this life that
we live and we’ve been led to a bunch of BS from powers at bay that you know we think
money means success and there’s actors and people that are super successful that lose
their lives because of drug overdose and on crack because they’re not happy even with
all the money. So think about the fellow man think about the environment and think about
how you can help people more by growing in a natural and organic fashion. I really hope
you guys enjoyed this episode and it was quite valuable to you to learn about how to grow
naturally like you have here today. Be sure to post any comments and questions down below.
If you like this video and wanna see more videos with MIT please give me a thumbs up
and let me know and I’ll be sure to come back to his secret location and uh get him
more on some videos to uh answer some more of your questions and let you guys know how
you can grow clean green certified and some of the best organic medicinal cannabis that
I’ve ever seen. Once again my name is John Kohler with growingyourgreens.com we’ll
see you next time
and remember keep on growing.