Bees are interestingly resilient because their lifecycle is so short (only the queen lasts up to 7 years – which is why people like eating/consuming/rubbing royal jelly on themselves hoping to live longer – but it’s a integral genetic modifying hormone in the food that does that). Most bees last 3 to 5 weeks, so what is being observed is when a productive hive is sprayed in the daytime, 80% of the colony is usually out foraging. They return and smell the poison and try to figure out what is killing their sisters (the males are only useful once in their lifetimes and that’s to pollenate/impregnate another queen, once. Then they die.)
What happens next depends on the numbers. They will not usually attempt to reoccupy a sprayed nest, but they tend to gather nearby, similar to what happens during normal swarming (when a hive gets too crowded and they generate one more queen and the old one takes 1/2 the colony with her to make a new hive). But in the case there is no queen (because she’s been killed by the insecticide), the existing workers will still swarm, and relocate and attempt to re-raise a new queen within that 5 week timespan. If there were one or two drones left in the mix, they can impregnate a worker (who normally could only lay infertile eggs) and begin rearing a new queen (by feeding royal jelly and propolis to the larvae).
Otherwise, that particular colony just gradually dies off because the workers need sufficient numbers to maintain sufficient heat inside a new hive to raise the larvae. (workers can gather food, produce drones/males and build wax, but they can’t lay eggs as fast as a queen to regenerate an entire colony).
What you could do, if you happen to have a suitable backyard available, or another tree, is to make up a bee box home and place it up where it would be out of the direct path of anyone nearby (we even use cardboard boxes with a small 1-inch hole punched in it when we just want to relocate a colony). Then you try to get a few slabs of the old comb from the old colony from the inside where it was least likely to have been sprayed and take half and just lay it in the box, and the other half and kind of rub the honey and wax around the inside of the box. (This procedure is based upon there being an absence of bees around, of course. If the bees are still active and you do not have prior experience handling bees, I would always recommend you let trained people handle this part – they can help you learn how to do it properly, if you wish to learn about bee management.)
The smell attracts the remaining foragers and they will usually try to rebuild the colony inside the box. (which is how we end up adopting new feral colonies, if it’s not swarming season.) We can use the same technique to “capture” a wild swarm (they dont’ sting when they’re swarming because there’s no new home to protect yet). By basically taking an empty frame box and making it smell good to them and placing (or dumping) the swarm directly into the box with frames for them to build comb upon.
Without the frames, they will just attach their comb to the top of the box and build a naturally-shaped hive. You can also contact http://honeylove.org/ – which is our new parent organization throughout Southern California. Go Bees!
nb: a friend said this was useful to them, and thought it would be nice to have a permanent place to post it for people to refer to in the future.
jhlui1 – 2014-November Shinnyo Podcast – Sales and Selling How I Came to Know Something About Selling Stuff Establishing Rapport Qualifying the Prospect Closing the Deal Overcoming Objections Everyone Can Be Satisfied What Does Selling Have to Do with Spirituality? Subscribe to this Podcast (RSS) or iTunes or via Flipboard From this month’s “Shinnyo Teaching for November […] http://ow.ly/2Q5Yjo
From this month’s “Shinnyo Teaching for November 2014”:
Everyone — each and every individual person — is equally precious.
This is because deep within us we all have “buddha nature,” the nature of becoming a buddha.
As a “child” of the Buddha, everyone has that potential, which is called buddha nature. It is what makes you so precious.
And if you are precious, then it means that others, who also share this quality, are also precious.
Recognizing the value in each of us—that mutual recognition—is one of the meanings of the hand gesture—the gassho mudra—that we form, in which we place our palms together reverently toward each other.
Buddhism, and in particular the Mahaparinirvana Sutra, teaches this principle [that we all have buddha nature, something that we should cherish in each other.]
So, just as you are precious, so are others. When we all acknowledge this, that’s when we will have true harmony, true friendship, and true respect.
One of my many forays into different career paths took me to the auspicious sales rooms of one of the most polished and misunderstood selling organizations on the planet – The Guitar Center (aka Music123, ZZounds, MusiciansFriend, and a whole cadre of other pseudonyms from acquisitions and mergers over the years.) Few people understand how the professional salespeople that inhabit Guitar Center come to roost there, selling musical instruments and equipment of all sorts.
Well, it’s a “cool” job. The estimate is that approximately 30% of all professional sales people from well-trained fields such as food and beverage, car, truck and motorcycle sales, real estate and even luxury goods (jewelry, fashion, marine vehicles, etc.) have also at one time or another in their lives also wanted to be musicians or vocalists at some point – Rock Stars, so to speak.
Heavy-duty sales jobs often lead to burn-out after having to deal with haggling customer after customer, or failing to meet quota because of a lowered interest in getting out there and hitting the target yet one more incessant day. And at some point, they realize that the same stores that they browsed and wandered through in their youth, picking up and playing (affectionately known at GC as “wanking”) multi-thousand dollar instruments and momentarily living out the fantasy, also happen to require the very same skill sets that their other lines of business required, with pretty much the same potential income. Sell a few hundred thousand dollars worth of audio equipment, and you, too can have one of those Top-Dog Corvettes just like the other selling organizations like to dangle as “carrots.” The difference is, you might be selling to other cool big-name musical artists (or more often their show producers sent on acquisition missions), all the while actually “living the dream” by being surrounded by the industry of a billion musical fantasies.
Whereas working at a Ferrari dealership probably doesn’t get you the opportunity to drive around in an California T every night, working at a GC actually does put someone into contact with the very same instruments that the dream artists use (albeit usually the salesperson doesn’t quite have the same chops or skills to sound like their object d’ musical worship)
Musicians tend to be very emotionally-driven customers, and unlike a painter visiting a local art supply, most musicians like to feel comfortable when they’re committing to new equipment, a sort of psychological connection with the instrument (or even software, in the case of DJ’s these days). Developing that connection is the task of the musical sales professional (or MSP for short).
Every person who walked in the door of a store is a prospect, whether past, present or future. The primary goal of the MSP is to make a positive memorable impression on that person and cultivate the sale into its next logical stage (whether that is thinking about buying, figuring out how to buy something, buying something, or buying more afterwards). The goal of this impression is to establish trust and a return relationship with the customer. You “break the ice” of this cold-start relationship by demonstrating interest or concern for the customer.
As the customer may be at any of the 4 aforelisted stages of buying, the MSP then needs to figure out where that person is in the buying cycle. Is it mere casual curiosity about the item? Or is the person down to the last two contenders and they’re still not sure which to pick? Do they even know what they need to achieve their goal? And what is that goal?
If the person is at that pivotal moment of committing to buying, they usually need to have evaluated the purchase as being exceedingly positive in comparison with the investment cost of the item. This evaluation is often emotionally-driven, so the person must feel “right” about buying or there is no point in trying to finish the transaction.
At this point, there is often all of the premature purchase regrets that settle into the transaction. “I can’t afford this.” “I won’t be able to use all of these features.” “I’m not good enough at playing to warrant this.” And even, “My parents/spouse will freak if I bought this.” The MSP deals with each of these, hopefully with redirection and assurance so that none of these aversive thoughts continue to plague the customer.
Ultimately, the MSP becomes a partner to the customer, both supporting the sales process itself, as well as guiding the customer to an ultimately more positive experience with the new item of possession. Having the item must feel better than the regret of walking away from the purchase, and that is the single-most important goal of the MSP to ensure that it happens, otherwise the dreaded eventual return for credit or refund will boomerang next.
What did all of this have to do with your spirituality? As a person on this planet dealing with all sorts of people every single day, our own enlightenment depends a lot on how others see us as a demonstration of our own beliefs. Effectively, we are virtually selling our personality or presence to others, and if we are not actually doing the right things to assure that process is continuously productive and positive, we can suffer the very same failed sales, over and over again (the cycle of Karma continues.)
Next month we’ll take a deeper dive into each of these stages and see what we can do to assist our own greater chances for success at achieving our goals. But think about how you feel the next time you’re interacting with a salesperson – you can tell a lot about that person’s awareness of you just by how you feel.
For more information feel free to e-mail me at jlui at jlui dot net, or twitter @jhlui1 With Gassho _( )_, James
jhlui1 – Unreturned-Love-unrequited-love-31051500-320-224 – 2014-10 Shinnyo Buddhism Podcast – Love What is Love? A World of Delusions I Loved Him/Her: Why Didn’t He/She Love Me Back? Attractions and Attachments Subscribe to this Podcast (RSS) or iTunes From a WikiHow on the subject, Love is expressed as an action and experienced as a feeling. Yet, love has an […] http://ow.ly/2PgiSh
Unreturned-Love-unrequited-love-31051500-320-224 – 2014-10 Shinnyo Buddhism Podcast – Love What is Love? A World of Delusions I Loved Him/Her: Why Didn’t He/She Love Me Back? Attractions and Attachments Subscribe to this Podcast (RSS) or iTunes From a WikiHow on the subject, Love is expressed as an action and experienced as a feeling. Yet, love has an essence that […] http://ow.ly/2P5QCo
From a WikiHow on the subject, Love is expressed as an action and experienced as a feeling. Yet, love has an essence that resists defining in any single way — it encompasses compassion, determination, tolerance, endurance, support, faith, and much more.
noun \ˈləv\ a (1) : strong affection for another…
In the stories about Mara, the lord of demons, one story tells that he sent three alluring and lovely enchantresses to Shakyamuni during his “sitting under a Bodhi tree” period (his early 30’s). He basically replies to their requests for attention with “…eventually everyone grows old and dies. If you base your attraction on something without permanence, eventually it will go away, and you will feel suffering.
Basically, since so much of our lives is spent trying to conquer and prevent something we fear (no money, no love, no food, no answers, etc.) until we accept simply the way things are and move forward from fears, we feel bad every time one of those needs and wants are left unfulfilled. Or conversely, we spend a lot of time and effort accumulating so much excess, that we ultimately are drinking water from a bucket with a hole in it (neverending desire.) This is why the human potential movement always stated, “you can only love someone else, if you love your Self, first.” Without appreciation and respect for what you are, all faults included, there’s still a hole in the bucket (Dear Liza, dear Liza… : from a very old folk song o/~)
noun: /dɪˈluːʒən/ 1 : a belief that is not true : a false idea
From an interesting poem on the subject:
Since you are bound by delusion,
This world becomes full of restraints.
When you are enlightened,
You are free from boundaries wherever you may go.
Because there was no east nor west originally,
How could either north or south exist?
But as we know, having really good intentions and beliefs doesn’t really have any impact if you don’t DO something differently. This is the “actions speak louder than words… and also thoughts, wishes, hopes, dreams, inspirations, education, knowledge, understanding, et.al” concept. Remember the funny paradox of someone who proclaims, “I am humble.” — you either are, or you aren’t. Announcing the intention is an action that counters it. Try not to make the hole in the bucket any bigger as you try to fix it.
not returned or reciprocated
Most painful of the emotions are those associated with emptiness. The key here is to learn to appreciate the absences, as well as the fulfillments. That sense of relief you get when you’ve worked really hard and finished off a great pile of work and savoring the lack of more to do is what you can nurture to bring your appreciation of every situation and circumstance to fruition. A song is more than the notes – it is also the silences between the notes.
Let’s say for example, you really care about someone. You give more of yourself to this other person than you ever thought possible. But the other person simply ignores the effort and walks away. The perceptions at play here are that you believed your emotional transfer to this other person was invaluable and priceless. The other person didn’t perceive the same value. So is the other person responsible for the pain and suffering you feel as a result of someone thinking your efforts are without worth? You still cannot change the other person; you can only change your expectations. This would be like offering English language lessons to someone who only speaks Swahili – unless there is a compelling reason to learn English, it really doesn’t have immediate perceived value. But when you come upon a person who really wants to learn, you become invaluable. Learning to see the true situation and lessening the coloration from your own expectations allows you to begin appreciating the truth, or the silence in-between the notes.
Or perhaps, your hopes for being valued were left unfulfilled – you were left thinking, “if that person was a good person, they would have noticed me and returned my affections.” Strangely enough, that’s like the person who studies religion, attends services regularly, and always talks to others about the way things should be, never noticing the imbalances and troubles in their own lives, nor working towards correcting those first. We can become attracted rather easily to delusions because our own minds are creatively empowered to imagine and dream. And yet, when those dreams become fantasy, we can become determined, or even obsessed towards something, or someone who is not what we want them to be. And the more we try to shape and mold our fantasy into what we think we want, our delusion becomes stronger. Try not to take your bucket of fresh water to the oceanside and toss it in, expecting that the ocean will become magically drinkable, especially if you keep doing it over and over again. That is truly an attachment to a delusion.
Ok Folks, I’ve been here are Oracle Open World for a few days now. In that time, I’ve had numerous conversations about running Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on Oracle Database 12c. I will be honest and say that I’ve enjoyed these conversations; however, after about the fourth time I decided I need to write a quick post on the explanation discussed in these conversations.
Early this year (August) I wrote a post about the what came out of the OEM CAB in May 2014 and how to get OEM 12c to work on DB12c. The concept of running OEM 12c on DB12c, pluggable or not, have many people excited and looking forward to configuring OEM to do that very configuration. Heck, I’ve even installed it for a few customers in that configuration (non-PDB). So I’m a bit sad in having to say this: ORACLE DATABASE 12c SUPPORT FOR…
So you might have found it annoying
that your fuzzy new Android phone/tablet doesn’t like to connect to WiFi in certain places with the terms and conditions to accept before allowing you to connect.
For me and my Samsung S4 Mini, it turned out to be a minor issue with Chrome’s pop up blocking.
After getting the usual error page like this: [SSL CONNECTION ERROR]
or this [WEB PAGE NOT AVAILABLE]
I opened another window and happened to be on the flysfo.com
website going through the Samsung instructions when I noticed the page suddenly changed and up popped the Accept Terms and Conditions page.
Accepted it and off I went on SFO Free WiFi (yea.)
You’ll also notice the screenshot shows the gateway address for their portal service: http://188.8.131.52/guest
– hitting that link may have helped, too.
Do you believe there is a difference in strength between attraction and avoidance? Or to put it a colloquial way, which would win in a fight, being attracted to something/someone or avoiding it/them? Let’s take a look at some of the attributes of each and see how your own values line-up.
Attraction, as every similar form of influence, has both a positive and negative nature. The positive seems almost obvious, being a form of emotional enrichment and satisfaction. The negative qualities might be that attraction can negate objectivity and perspective. You can really like something that turns out to be really bad for you, or having a fondness for someone, which is either not returned in-kind (unrequited love, for example). Attraction could be considered a way of breaking away from patterns or repeating behavior, or conversely becoming stuck or addicted to the same — all because of the emotional triggers involved.
What about avoidance? At a number of levels, avoiding something or someone is related to safety and self-preservation. Avoidance triggers the “fight or flight” responses. We can become driven by preferences, which can block awareness or create limits in many ways. We might avoid foods, avoid traffic, and avoid confrontation to only become limited in our tastes, isolated from collective activities, and form barriers to our interactions with others. If left unchecked, avoidance can develop into fear, which has its own dire consequences.
Both attraction and avoidance are behaviors triggered by perceptions. Ultimately it is the action you take as the result of a perception that determines the positive or negative result. Do you realize that for someone to argue with you, they must care about you enough to want to influence your opinion? That’s a form of attraction, even though you may wish to avoid the argument.
At my work, my group often wonders why we receive so many of the service requests that seem completely out-of-scope for our group’s responsibilities. Then I noticed, we tend to be really quick and redirect the requests to the appropriate specialists, and don’t tend to let a lot of requests pile up in our queues. Our group is perceived to be able to handle the redirections gracefully, and even though we complain about having to do it, it turns out assignment to our group is the path of least resistance for the service operators. When assigned to other groups, the requests either get ignored (avoidance), or await for a customer to follow up before action is taken. Ours is handling everything efficiently, even though the only incentive (attraction) to us is to keep our waiting queue clean.
Enlightenment is often attributed with a greater awareness of the truth, reality or absolute nature (jpn. Shinnyo.) And inside this awareness, even the most basic ideas of good and bad are discovered to be also triggered by perception. In nurturing your mind to begin to see as-is, where-is, what-is instead of only seeing attractive and avoidable things, events and people, you start becoming aware of many things, including how diversity and uniqueness, are at the same time bound by identicality and commonality. Every rock, stone and pebble, regardless of size, shape or substance, can also simply be called a “rock.”
How many other adjectives are similarly driven by perceptions?
Good and Bad/evil
Right and Wrong
Tasty and Yucky
Best and Worst
Friend and Foe
Like and Dislike
Famous and Anonymous
Opportunity and Misfortune
As you continue along your life’s path with open eyes, mind and heart, think about what you perceive through your senses. Remember that we’ve had thousands of years of reminders about this same concept whether you called it The Law of Analogy, Positive Mental Attitude or are assessing Your Life IQ. You may discover one day that The Path is simply wherever you place your next step.
Which one is stronger? It all depends on your perception.
…because occasionally you either forget it (or in my case, a technology patch reset it to something I wasn’t sure about.)
There are 2 basic routes:
The “short” process – re-run the post-clone config (adcfgclone.pl):
# Have to remove the existing FMW home because it will re-unzip a new one from the clone staging archive
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> cd /u01/fs2
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> ls
EBSapps FMW_Home inst
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> ls -latr
drwxrwxr-x 8 applptch oinstall 4096 May 8 21:49 ..
drwxr-xr-x 5 applptch oinstall 4096 May 9 12:33 EBSapps
drwxr-xr-x 3 applptch oinstall 4096 Jul 16 15:30 inst
drwxr-xr-x 6 applptch oinstall 4096 Jul 16 15:41 .
drwxr-x— 13 applptch oinstall 4096 Jul 16 16:16 FMW_Home
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> rm -rf FMW_HOME_BAK
# Check that the Oracle Homes are not in the OraInventory
# Or you will receive the error:
# Below Oracle Homes are already registered in the global inventory:
# Exiting Cloning…
# Ensure that the above Oracle Homes are unregistered from the global inventory “/u01/oraInventory/ContentsXML/inventory.xml” and re-run adcfgclone.pl script
# and remove the <HOME> through </HOME> entries for the 3 listed entries
# Begin the clone – needs the APPS password
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> cd $COMMON_TOP/clone/bin
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> perl adcfgclone.pl appsTier
The “long” process – by manually manipulating the admin account in the /u01/<fs#>/FMW_Home:
# Verify your Weblogic Environment home
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> set | grep EBS
# Start AdminServer from command line manually
cd $EBS_DOMAIN_HOME ;\
# Enter new credentials as above
<Sep 16, 2014 4:58:09 PM PDT> <Info> <Security> <BEA-090065> <Getting boot identity from user.>
Enter username to boot WebLogic server:weblogic
Enter password to boot WebLogic server:
Change NodeManager password
Log in to the WebLogic Administration console.
Click the Lock & Edit button.
In the left panel, click on the EBS Domain link.
Select the Security tab.
Click on the ‘Advanced’ link.
Edit the ‘Node Manager password’ field and set it to the new WebLogic Server password. The password should be same as set in Step 3.
Edit the ‘Confirm NodeManager Password’ field and set it to the new WebLogic Server password. The password should be same as set in Step 3.
Save and activate the changes.
Shut down AdminServer from the console. For the first time, AdminServer has to be stopped from the Admin console. Follow these steps:
Log in to the WebLogic Administration console.
Shut down AdminServer.
Shut down NodeManager using the normal AD script.
Copy the boot.properties file for all managed servers.
If you Care a Little More, Things Happen. Bees can be dangerous. Always wear protective clothing when approaching or dealing with bees. Do not approach or handle bees without proper instruction and training.