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  1. Re: I've managed to get beeswax over multiple kitchen utensils

    I strongly second Michael's point about NOT using the wife's utensils. That having been said, I use Walmart Supertech brake cleaning spray fluid. It readily cuts the wax and propolis and leaves no...
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    Re: Reversing hive bodies

    I wouldn't do it just yet and for the same reasons Walt mentioned in the article as well as the prospect that I think Old Man Winter ain't done with us yet. The bees are oriented towards how they...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    The industry sizing calls it 70mm for a standard mouth jar which is indeed 2 3/4 inch. Hole saws can be purchased at Lowes/Home Depot but you will also need to sand out the hole slightly so the 70mm...
  4. Re: Spring feeding to build up early population for queen rearing and splits

    I am a few hours drive north of you and I feed mine continuously throughout the Winter. As long as they take the sugar syrup and Ultra Bee, I keep feeding it to them. Once the Spring booms come,...
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    Re: Post-mortem 2 A DBL.DEEP

    Just my humble 2 cents worth. I have had exactly the same results you posted year after year in the past. My hives would be loaded with honey and pollen but it was too far from the bee cluster and...
  6. Re: 5 lb. Queenline Jars With 70mm / 2 3/4 Inch Lids: Who Manufactures Them?

    Thank you very much! That was EXACTLY what I have been looking for. :applause::thumbsup:
  7. 5 lb. Queenline Jars With 70mm / 2 3/4 Inch Lids: Who Manufactures Them?

    I have been trying without much success in finding out just who manufactures the 5lb. round glass jars that the bee suppliers are selling. I buy in bulk and the prices being charged in addition to...
  8. Re: 70mm / 2.5 inch lid hole punch for entrance feeders

    I have the hole saw and have already built the hive top feeders. I just need a means to manufacture large numbers of hole punched lids.
  9. 70mm / 2.5 inch lid hole punch for entrance feeders

    Perhaps this topic has already been covered but after numerous searches I have found nothing on it. :scratch:

    Does anyone know how to make or where I can buy the 16 hole 70mm / 2.5 inch lid for...
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    Re: No Stores for Winter

    I have been using them for 3 years and never had any problems.
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    Yes, a 2" bottling valve. I think the honey comes out at just the right rate at room temperature with the 2" valve. Actually the pipe nipple that is used to connect the valve to the bottling tank...
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    Re: Super Vicious Colony

    I meant to add that I also use a screen on the hive entrance which are currently on sale by the way.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/10-Frame-Moving-and-Robbing-Screen/productinfo/517/

    I...
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    Re: No Stores for Winter

    Be sure to treat the hives for mites. A hive top feeder such as this:

    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4509/Double-Hive-Top-Feeder

    I make my own with 4 holes for quart jars. ...
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    Re: Super Vicious Colony

    Agree with the above suggestion to smoke them first. Smoke the guard bees first and smoke the entrance and top of the hive well. I have found that otherwise fairly dosile and tolerant bees WILL...
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I bottle all of my honey at room temperature. Yes, the honey will flow very fast when warmed but I feel heating the honey can affect the taste and heating it above a certain point can affect the...
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    Re: Maxant no drip valve

    I found the fittings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hex-Bushing-Pipe-Size-2-x-1-1-2-Threaded-304-Stainless-Steel-Class-150-/330949534295?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0e212257
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    Brushy Mountain Master Wax Melter

    I recently ordered and took delivery of a Brushy Mountain Master Wax Melter.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Wax-Master-Melter/productinfo/241/

    I am running my first batch of cappings,...
  18. Re: Does fogging FGMO really work for mite control?

    Shinbone, I am treating 16 hives. This season I used ONLY FGMO fogging treatment. I have no conclusive scientific peer reviewed evidence to substantiate my results. This season was also a VERY...
  19. Re: Does fogging FGMO really work for mite control?

    Works for me too. It must be done so the FGMO fog gets circulated through the entire hive. I have found that the bees will vigorously fan the entrance to the hive to blow any fog away, so I give...
  20. Re: HELP!!! How to feed Ultra Bee Dry Feed (pollen substitute)

    Some folks like to sprinkle on top of the telescoping cover and the bees will find it and consume it. That works as long as you put just enough for them to consume in a short period. The problem...
  21. Re: HELP!!! How to feed Ultra Bee Dry Feed (pollen substitute)

    I am carrying 20 hives through the Winter. I bought a 1500 lb. tote of the Ultra Bee Dry Feed last Spring and split about 350lbs. of it with a local bee keeping club. The remainder I packed into...
  22. Re: going to try NITRILE EXAM GLOVES for hive inspections

    I just bought a case of Thickster 14 mil. powdered latex gloves in XXL from Fox Run Tools. They are on sale. Pretty heavy duty and beefy gloves yet still provide very adequate feel.
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    Re: Can't keep bees! (need advice)

    Back in May, I caught two swarms that I put into hives. During the heavy nectar flow. Both swarmed on me twice. I was very lucky and able to catch the swarms each time and the second time I...
  24. Thread: soybean honey

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    Re: soybean honey

    No. Nothing I can point to as conclusive proof.
  25. Thread: soybean honey

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    Re: soybean honey

    I would caution you to be very careful and watchful of your hives if you decide to do this. Perhaps not place all of your hives in the soy beans. Most soy beans are treated with clothianidin which...
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