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  1. Thread: Food Grade Paint

    by Bryan
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    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a...

    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a source for food grade paint to paint my galvanized extractor, and every paint store I have tried is unable to help. They can supply paint for "incidental...
  2. Thread: Food grade paint

    by Bryan
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    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a...

    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a source for food grade paint to paint my galvanized extractor, and every paint store I have tried is unable to help. They can supply paint for "incidental...
  3. Thread: Food grade paint

    by Bryan
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    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a...

    Help !, I am desperately trying to locate a source for food grade paint to paint my galvanized extractor, and every paint store I have tried is unable to help. They can supply paint for "incidental...
  4. Thread: Granulated honey

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    Some of the old frames I'm using in the supers...

    Some of the old frames I'm using in the supers have old granulated honey in them and some of them have a few cells of capped honey- will this be a problem ?
    Thanks for the help
    Bryan
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    Clayton had sent a reply to me saying that "...

    Clayton had sent a reply to me saying that
    " Drone brood can draw a queen up to lay a few cells in the supers sometimes. But if only a few cells no big deal."
    I have noticed that there are drone...
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    Thanks to all, an additional question now I know...

    Thanks to all, an additional question now I know that I can use them.
    Should I mix both the dark old brood combs and light honey combs together in a super or should I have some supers with just old...
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    Thanks for your clarification, I understand now....

    Thanks for your clarification, I understand now. Sorry for the "green" questions but up here I've still got a month to get everything ready and I appreciate all your help.

    Bryan
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    Brandon; Thanks for your response, I'm a little...

    Brandon;
    Thanks for your response, I'm a little unsure what you mean by "wavy". Do you mean if the foundation below the drawn cells is broken or ???
    Thanks again for your help.

    Bryan
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    I have a lot of old dark brood frames in pretty...

    I have a lot of old dark brood frames in pretty good shape and not enough light honey frames. Is it possible to use these old brood frames in the honey supers ? Will they be more apt to have the...
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    On many old honey frames I have purchased the...

    On many old honey frames I have purchased the comb does not extend out the same length. There are patches which are not drawn much from the foundation and in other areas on the same side of the same...
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    I have a new fogger but have been waiting for the...

    I have a new fogger but have been waiting for the "perfect" time to fog. Now our weather has turned nasty (spring snow storm lasting for a few days more). I am getting very anxious about fogging but...
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    Mike; Thanks for your help, it seemed like such...

    Mike;
    Thanks for your help, it seemed like such a simple thing to do until I tried to.

    Bryan
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    THis is my first year beekeeping and I have...

    THis is my first year beekeeping and I have purchased some old honey supers not used for a few years. They have a lot of dust, cob webs etc especially around the top of the cells. I understand that...
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    What is the easiest (on me and the bees) way to...

    What is the easiest (on me and the bees) way to collect a couple of hundred bees to do the sugar roll mite test ?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Bryan
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    I have some older frames with very dark (black)...

    I have some older frames with very dark (black) lines within the foundation which seem to follow the lines of the wires in the foundation, is this normal ?

    Thanks for all comments.

    Bryan
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    Can anyone tell me the best way to remove old...

    Can anyone tell me the best way to remove old foundation from frames without wrecking the wires ? Thanks for all suggestions.

    Bryan
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    I have purchased a few hundred old supers with...

    I have purchased a few hundred old supers with frames which have been unused for many years have old comb and spider webs dirt etc. Will boiling the old frames in a barrel of water kill off any...
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    Sorry for the simple question but is the mineral...

    Sorry for the simple question but is the mineral oil sold in feed stores for horses and cattle appropriate for use with bees ?

    Thanks for any help.

    Bryan
  19. Thread: Used supers

    by Bryan
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    I am looking at purchasing some used supers with...

    I am looking at purchasing some used supers with frames but they have not been used for 6 - 8 years. They have been kept in a shed which feral bees would get into periodically and maybe a couple of...
  20. Thread: Frame sizes

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    Thanks to all for the excellent advice and...

    Thanks to all for the excellent advice and information.

    Bryan
  21. Thread: Frame sizes

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    I'm wondering if people could inform me as to the...

    I'm wondering if people could inform me as to the different frame sizes listed by a supplier.
    The sizes are #73 FRAME 3/4 DEPTH, #69 FRAME GT+GB, and #72 SHALLOW FRAME.
    I would also like to go with...
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    I know there is a forum devoted to FGMO for mite...

    I know there is a forum devoted to FGMO for mite control but from a novices' point of view, could someone explain to me exactly what the procedure would be and where one would get the oil. It also...
  23. Thread: Record Keeping

    by Bryan
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    Thanks for stepping in David. I am sorry if I...

    Thanks for stepping in David. I am sorry if I appear inexperienced, but I did indeed ask a question as a beginner in what I believed was a forum for beginners. I am sure I will make mistakes and I do...
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    I'm wondering if people can help me with setting...

    I'm wondering if people can help me with setting up a timetable of when to do what with the colonies. I know this will vary according to when you would start spring feeding, when honeyflow would...
  25. Thread: Introduction

    by Bryan
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    I think I should have introduced myself before...

    I think I should have introduced myself before making my first post yesterday.
    I have recently retired from a Zoo where I worked for 26 years. I am a naturalist with a keen interest in birds, plants...
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