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    Re: Weapons of Mass Confection

    ah, had a look for it first but must of missed it.
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    Weapons of Mass Confection

    Careful if you're taking honey on a plane. You might end up in Gitmo!

    http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/Bottled-Honey-Shuts-Down-California-Airport-80748572.html
  3. Thread: Mason Bees

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    Re: Mason Bees

    Thanks, that's a lot of good info. Anybody have any interesting nests out there? I want to build a my own (and I am definitely getting Dr. Dogterom's book). I'm thinking it's a lot like a birdhouse:...
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    Re: Crystallization of Honey

    On the original question: hot water works for a few jars, but sometimes I find myself having to liquefy a couple cases. I've found the following configuration pretty helpful: set up some cardboard...
  5. Thread: Mason Bees

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    Mason Bees

    I'm looking for to get some mason bees in my yard for this spring. I'd put a beehive there, but my neighbours are a bit nosey, so I need a lower-key bee. Can anybody recommend a supplier for up here...
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    Re: If You Could Start All Over Again...

    I think about this question all the time too, and, after reading most of the comments (and all the posts in the commercial forum in general), I was going to rephrase it: Which day job would you have...
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    Re: Hauling bees in a Pick up

    I transport mine the same way in nearly the same truck (slightly older model). Two high by two wide and you can get twelve in comfortably, assuming they're singles. If you have two deeps and need to...
  8. Thread: Price of beeswax

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    Re: Price of beeswax

    Wouldn't you want to sell wax in good honey years and put it away in a bank if everybody else is selling it in bad years? If you've had a bad year, those around you probably have as well. Then...
  9. Thread: Honey Ginger Ale

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    Honey Ginger Ale

    I had an urge to throw it together last night around 10:30 pm.

    4 L water (warm)
    1/2 L honey
    0.176 packet of EC-1118 yeast
    1 peg of Cardamom (black)
    4 tablespoons of fresh ginger
    1 Lime
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    Thanks!

    Thanks all!

    Jer733 - That's good to know. I thought it was a bit unusual, but if it is ordinary, I feel better.

    no1cowboy - I get them through another beekeeper and I will have to doublecheck...
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    Supercedure cell in strong package

    Hi all,

    I had a strong package - queen's nice and plump and laying really well, five full frames of young bees - and yet they made a supercedure cell. I had just shook them in two weeks ago. I...
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