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RE: Bees with an attitude

The European honey bees have very good eye sight and do recognize the bee keepers, when I was at the boarding school in Sweden the grounds keeper had six bee hives, and I was very interested in them so he loaned me the hat and mesh, I was worried about the hands and arms and he told me not to worry they would not sting, they did not sting me. After a little more than three months the bees recognized me and I was able to lift the mesh and eventually take the hat off, as I approached the hives they would start bussing around me and some would land on my face and then take off, never got stung. When the time came to transfer a new queen to a new beehive, I would help with the making of the new wooden box and the frames, then we would take the new hive to the area where the new colony would be established and the new queen bee was placed in a small wooden cage, I would tie the little box to my neck on the back and walk or bicycle the swarm to the new location, the area where the school is located has apple and pear groves, the smallest production area produces 20 to 25 crates of apples or pears, in private gardens in town. The African bees were imported to Brazil, for a study since they produce more honey per hive than the European bees, in Brazil the hives were equipped with a "comb" it is basically a structure that permits the workers to go past but not the queens, since they are larger and do not fit through. Along comes one of the bee keepers and removes the combs, lack of communication from the bosses and plain ignorance are wonderful, so the bees are now out, and slowly they migrated to the rest of the continent. And now we have the hornets from Asia, those suckers are nasty and they kill the good bees that we need for agriculture, so those of you that live in Western Canada and North Western USA keep an eye out, just remember the bees are small yellow about the size of the last bone in your pinky and the hornets are orange and as big as your thumb and have really big eyes. You all bee good now ya hear navegator
navegator 11/14/20 10:55am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: living full time internet needs

The wife purchased a small device called a hot spot, both for the laptop and the cell phone, what amazed me was the phone connection in Colorado in the middle of the mountains on the way to Durango and she is confirming the reservation for the RV park, that's power I never expected that! navegator
navegator 11/12/20 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Bees with an attitude

Africanized honey bees are very aggressive in defending the hive, to them it does not matter if the threat is two legged or four legged. When the bees establish a hive, they also establish boundaries of defense, and knowing the subtle warnings can save you from a nasty sting or several more. When entering the defensive perimeter, the bees will begin to "harass" you by flying directly to your face and veering off at the last minute, bees have very good eye site and recognize the face or head of the threat, one or two bees you are in the outer perimeter, the closer you get to the hive the more bees will come warning you until they sound the alarm and you're done, you need to run at least a mile or more before they they stop chasing you, that is if you can out run then. And jumping into a pool will not save you they can see you under the water if it is a clear swimming pool and every time you come up for air they will enter your mouth and nose, one person in Arizona perished with more than a thousand stings in his mouth, throat and trachea. If you are walking along and the bees start coming at you, you are now close to a bee hive, it can be anywhere on a tree, on a building and even underground, another thing that annoys them is noise specially low rumbling or thumping repetitive, lawnmowers and Diesel engines as example. When the bees start coming at you best thing is to turn around and leave the area, also alert the proper authorities so that they can move the hive to a safe place, killing them is not productive since we need them for agriculture. If there is a bee in your immediate vicinity do not swat at it, gently move away or very slowly move your had towards it as long as it is not coming at your face and veering off, it will get the message that it is not welcome there. So BEE alert for bees coming at you. navegator
navegator 11/12/20 11:38am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 911 emergency calls in Mexico

It is not a question of whether Mexicans speak English or not, this is about trying to let some of the turistas know that there is at least a phone number that they are familiar with and maybe get some help in an emergency, rather than having to look up phone numbers on the internet or on Google maps! Giving them a heads up on the phraseology so that they do not get confused with the pronunciation and try to get some help. navegator
navegator 11/10/20 10:36pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 911 emergency calls in Mexico

I live in Ciudad Satelite that is a suburb of Mexico City and the 911 is answered in Toluca the government seat for the State of Mexico on the other side of the mountain hour and a half drive away, best thing is to have your local phones available in an emergency, all of the police officers of Ciudad Satelite know me, I gave them all tours of the RV, this info is mainly for the new visitors that are not familiar with how things work here, and if need be have some help available to them, I hope it never comes to that. nine months with out leaving the house and no I am not going nuts, I am driving everyone else nuts including the cat! so there, no, no es cierto! I am behaving! pasen un buen dia navegator
navegator 11/08/20 09:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
911 emergency calls in Mexico

Yes Mexico has 911 emergency accesses in Mexico City and 15 other cities and today maybe more, I do not have that current information, how to know if your locality has this service? Police cars, ambulances and fire trucks will display this number in red. Be aware that when calling this number in Mexico, the operator will answer with nine-eleven rather than with nine-one-one and the words cual es (SU or LA)emergencia, and they do have English speaking personnel 24/7. For those of you that are Spanish challenged I will try to guide you through the simple words to communicate with the operator. Operator...Nueve once cual es su emergencia? (Operator...nine eleven what is your emergency?) You... Necesito un(a)operadora en ingles, por favor. (You... I need an English operator, please.) you can also speak to them in Spanish if you can convey the pertinent information that is needed. Give the following information Name Phone number Street name and nearest cross street, house number or locale if available !warning! in many places in Mexico street names and numbers are sometimes not readily available or hard to find, so you have to use land marks such as parks, churches, stores, monuments or big avenues, round bout's or well known landmarks as in restaurants or hotels or request a local to give the information for you, Mexicans will always help a turista. For those of you that may need to call the United States Embassy or the Canadian Embassy the numbers are: US Embassy in Mexico City is... 55-5080-2000 Canadian Embassy is... 55-5724-7900 or toll free... 800-706-2900 Some big cities and major ports also have consulates, in cities you can find the consulate by asking for it and the directions how to get there and of course by the flag on the flag pole, in some ports the consul is a local person and the phone and address will be known to the port captain. navegator
navegator 11/08/20 08:50am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Coachmen Santara, '94. 50 amps or 30 amps ?

I will guess somewhere in Arizona navegator
navegator 10/17/20 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any full timers use a roomba style vac?

Best vacum cleaner that actually does not give off dust when emptying it or when operating is a Rex Air unit that uses water as the filtering medium rather than paper based filters, witch by the way are porus to very fine particles of dust. They are also known as Rainbow vacum cleaners, you can actually invert one when it is running and will not spill the water in the lower canister. The succioned air with the dirt and dust is swirled thogether with the water and the special air water separator will only let the clean air pass leaving the dirt and dust in the water, then it just a simple matter of dumping the water from the canister in the toilet, after a few uses you do need to clean the separator under a faucet, they not only vacum but do not leave dust in the air as some of the other vacum cleaners do. navegator
navegator 10/13/20 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Why is that ....

Mr pitch, the correct procedure when my buddy goes on a tangent is: 1. Finish my beer 2. Throw beer can in trash can 3. Get up and get 2 beers 4. Give 1 beer to buddy 5. Sit down and drink my beer Why would you waste a good beer? After a few more beers who cares what the tangent is it will all be a squigly matter. In any case one does not buy beer, you only rent it! navegator
navegator 10/11/20 08:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Turned back at border

They should contact the Mexican embassy in Canada and explain what happened and ask for an extension of time due to the circumstances on the renewal of the paperwork! The virus is real! And it kills! navegator
navegator 10/09/20 09:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: McAllen Texas to Zihuatanejo

The reason for going through Toluca? I like Balneario San Ramon, when we stop there we get really good tacos delivered for dinner and have breakfast at the balneario next morning plus we go swiming in the hot pool, of course you can go any road that you choose. navegator
navegator 09/30/20 09:38am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Concrete block in my stove !

That concrete helps maintain the heat so that the electric element is not having to turn on every few minutes, less consuption of electric power for the amount of heat retained. navegator
navegator 09/27/20 09:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Have you considered placing a sheet of galvanized steel or aluminum, now that you have all this work done it should be worth the expense. Aluminum roof with a coat of rubber to minimize the noise of rain? navegator
navegator 09/25/20 10:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: McAllen Texas to Zihuatanejo

After the Anzalduas bridge was opened we crossed there in order not to go through Reynosa, we normally stayed at a place close to the bridge in Mission, the Bluebonnet RV Park, cross the bridge and on to Saltillo the first night where we stayed at the Hotel Imperial and then the second night in Matehuala, third night in San Miguel de Allende and finally in to Mexico City. I would go as far as San Miguel and trough Toluca to Zihuatanejo, I do not know the size of the RV or trailer, the place that we stayed in Saltillo at the Hotel Imperial they have an area for RV's but they have a barrier that swings up, our RV is low enough to pass under, in Matehuala we stayed at the Las Palmas Midway Inn, they have RV parking also, in San Miguel we stayed at the Balneario San Ramon on the outskirts of town. I hope this helps a little navegator
navegator 09/25/20 10:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I would put two diagonal braces on that structure, both going from the ground at the outer leg to the upper part of the leg nearest the vehicle, on the one next to the ladder and the one aft of the door, this will help the structure from colapsing away from the vehicle. navegator
navegator 09/18/20 08:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Draining RV battery

There are a number of items that can drain a battery, old battery, improper or no battery maintainenance, radio, instant on tv, engine computer, dirty or corroded terminals not just at the battery but at the chasis (ground cable). The emergency button will work as long as the house battery has enough charge to turn the engine. navegator
navegator 08/15/20 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Covid 19 warning

As my dad used to say, Their lack of stupidity is appaling if they were just stupid we could forgive them they live in buble of blissful ignorance navegator
navegator 08/03/20 08:55am Snowbirds
RE: Military & Customs

SeƱor hypoxia, what you saw was the military looking for weapons and amo only they did not care how much contrabando you had or narco dollars, supposedlly the new version will also look for weapons, amo and contraband and narco dollars and handle the payment of the taxes collected rather than the SAT personnel who are extremely corrupt? vis a vis the military? Time will tel now that the government is trying to bring the former politicos to account for the millions of dollars that they stole and have in off-shore bank accounts. Hay veremos lo que suseda! navegator
navegator 08/01/20 09:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 100 days till snowbirding........ maybe not

Sorry about your loss Tequila, folks need to take this serious, my brother lives in San Antonio, he works for the Toyota plant there, he contracted the virus at the supposed sanitized plant when the idiot politicians had to reopen the economy, he and 6 others contracted the virus at work, then my nephew and his wife also got the virus not from my brother but she caught it at work, she is a radiologist at Lackaland AFB, there are no more beds to receive patients so they are taking some of the overflow from the hospitals, only those that have two feet in the grave are taken in if there is space otherwise they are sent home to die, take this serious, I think that this will continue until this time next year. navegator
navegator 07/28/20 10:34am Snowbirds
RE: Mexican Banks

Remember that CITIBANK got fined a few million in Mexico for laundering money, so banks are not inmune from corruption, favorite neese no 2 her husband is the second big wigg at the bolsa de valores in Mexico City. And Maidof's and piramid investment deals can happen in big banks and investment intitutes any where in Latin America, I tried to read the original article all I got was some dubious subscription add so I was not able to read it, I do not respond to those adds at all. So be aware of investments that are some times to good to be true, greed can also play into someone investing into bad deals. So invest your money wiselly, hard come easy go. navegator
navegator 07/23/20 06:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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