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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Perfect.... just the reason I started this thread... to get some ideas. Thank you!
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Wish list:

    Hive body parts to include foldable handles (that fold downward to prevent knee/shin cuts and stubs). Made out of stainless or hard aluminum to prevent rusting. Embedded somehow into...
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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Come on Mark, share! I'm sure you have tons of ideas (reinvented or new) under that noggin with all your adventures!
  4. Beekeeping Photobomb (How NOT to market your honey)

    Well, I thought I would take a few photos of my honey this year, something simple, something natural and nothing fancy, so one of the ones that I choose was the following UNTIL I realized what was...
  5. Re: Setting out drained crushed comb for bees to clean up

    Some beekeepers do this and some disagree with this as well. The pros are you get your combs cleaned up within 24 hours by a lot of bees. The bees get some leftovers as well. The drawbacks are the...
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    Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    Thought I'd start a fun thread (everything beekeeping is fun) about inventions that you have thought about, wanted, or inspired you to make or dream about. I know I'll never get around to making...
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    Re: Buckwheat or goldenrod?

    Yes, its strong. As I filmed this standing next to the bloom, it smelled like a barn. I've worked on a sheep farm for 20+ years also.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peFdrN2I2HA
  8. Commercial storage of numerous drawn comb frames (wax moth)

    I know a lot of commercial beekeepers rotate in and out of apiaries and keep their populations large to ward off wax moths, but for stationary apiaries that have a large number of drawn comb int the...
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    Re: Starter vs Finisher differences questions

    This part pretty much clicked with me to make a lot of sense. My confusion came with why not let your starters be your finishers as well. Thank you.
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    Don't eat bananas.
    Alternative to use sugar water instead of smoker.

    Here are some more:
    http://www.kybeeco.com/tips-beginners-beekeeping-safety-tales-apiary/
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    Great thread. Writing down ideas from this since I plan on building.
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    Re: Starter vs Finisher differences questions

    Been reading your website all day, learned a lot, thank you!

    Still trying to wrap my head around all of it, but technically depending on what you want accomplished you can stop the process...
  13. Re: Alternative Protein for extra brood rearing (For overwintering success) Need Reci

    I had several hives with patties placed a month ago and they took the patty fine, but one hive that was struggling had SHB larvae in the patty. I'm wondering if placed closer to the broods nest...
  14. How long can regular sugar water be mixed and stored for?

    Was wanting to make up some to start putting reserves on and wanted to make all in one batch, but wanted to see if there is a shelf life (so to speak) of the amount of time to mix and store this for...
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    Starter vs Finisher differences questions

    I'm seeing this a lot in threads and have questions on the differences.

    Is a "starter" hive basically a lot of nurse bees that will care for larvae mainly for producing queen cells? After the...
  16. Re: Alternative Protein for extra brood rearing (For overwintering success) Need Reci

    Thanks Joseph, I've ordered a #40 of BeePro premade patties and #10 of dry BeePro from Mann Lake last night. You would think someone has found a good proven pollen (substitute/replacement) with the...
  17. Alternative Protein for extra brood rearing (For overwintering success) Need Recipes

    I'm wanting to increase the brood population in some of my hives that were split this year and was wondering if someone had an alternative protein patty recipes that I can put in the hives to...
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    Re: Increased bee activity?

    I'm seeing the same issue. Before flight pattern was constant and predictable, but around the hives it looks like a massive airport with no traffic controllers. I was assuming 1 of two things. ...
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    Re: Labor Day Weekend Cut-Out - Part 1

    Need to print this for my son. Values. +1
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    Re: Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    Good info from all.

    VanceG, I do see a lot more extractors on places like craigslist popping up right now, maybe I should give it a little more time since I'm not in any rush to see if there are...
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    Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    I have the option of getting either the Mann Lake model number HH-215 or the Maxant model number 1400PL extractor.

    I cannot find any differences other than the following:

    Maxant has 20 guage...
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    Re: Goldenrod is starting to bloom in Kentucky

    Goldenrod is just now coming in here in London Kentucky. Not full swing as of yet, but will be soon. Didn't know there were so many different species of Goldenrod. Go Kentucky State Flower!
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Correct, the bottom is concave/convex in shape and around the rim I can get down in there with a regular spatula, but with 40" I don't get honey all over me.
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Sorry, I meant out of my extractor/large buckets.... not tanks. Long day yesterday. :)
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    40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Instead of paying a big box beekeeping store $50+ up for a spatula for your tanks, it looks like Atlanta Fixture has them for $15.55 each. No, I do not work for them, just trying to pass savings...
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