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    Re: Wax Month Infestation Help Needed.

    I don't want to spray that on my salvaged frames ... do I? I can understand that I want to destroy the wax with the moths, but I want to keep my wooden frames. What's the residual affect of this...
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    Re: Wax Month Infestation Help Needed.

    To be honest, with the extent of damage, I do not believe the wax to be salvageable!

    There is no good wax or frames in the hive. I do not think you can understand the extent of this damage. ...
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    Wax Moth Infestation Help Needed.

    I opened up a hive today, and noticed that it is infested with both the lesser and major wax moth. 3 weeks ago this hive was strong and healthy, and they must have swarmed or something.

    However,...
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    Re: Am I Charging Enough?

    It was an example.

    I don't label my honey organic, but I do label it Raw and Natural. I don't use treatments like a lot of people do, and I've been fine so far.

    It seems that, locally, the...
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    Re: Hello from KY

    Welcome to the site. If any of you need any help then let me know. I'm not too far from a few of you, and I would be glad to help with my 'limited' knowledge. :D If I don't know the answer .... I...
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    Re: Western KY swarms

    Be careful what you wish for. I did that last year, and this year I've been inundated with calls to come get bees out of trees, roofs, buildings, and even 1 out of a 150 yr. old 3 story house. The...
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    Am I Charging Enough?

    Local organic honey prices are sitting at around $7.50 a pound at 12 fl. oz. right now.

    I package my honey in 1/2 Pint canning jars that hold 8 fl. oz. of honey or 2/3 a pound.

    Am I...
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    Re: Cleaning A Smoker. Need help!

    I'm not sure that would work. The way oven cleaner works is by transforming the oils in food products to soap! If there aren't oils in the smoker debris then the oven cleaner wouldn't work.
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    Re: Cleaning A Smoker. Need help!

    Doubt it. I just take care of my stuff. :D

    I was raised to not start a job if you weren't going to see it to the end. In my opinion ... why half do it and simply knock all of the junk out and...
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    Cleaning A Smoker. Need help!

    I've tried all of the conventional methods for cleaning my smoker and can't come up with anything that works really well.

    I'm the kind of person who is obsessive about my stuff being clean when...
  11. Re: New to swarm trapping. What do I need?

    That's ok. I live in the South. OD's reach doesn't get out this far. Here you have to worry about the Dixie Mafia. :D
  12. New to swarm trapping. What do I need?

    I'm intrigued by the idea of swarm trapping. What equipment do I need and what do I need to do in order to trap swarms?

    Thanks for the patience. This is just another fascinating area of...
  13. Re: Honey Super Question. When do they cap?

    So, as a matter of speaking.

    If they're working on their second, and have almost filled it up, should I put on a 3rd? Until they stop working the nectar?

    It has been 'Honey Heaven' in my...
  14. Honey Super Question. When do they cap?

    My two hives overwintered nicely, and as soon as the dandelions started blooming I put on a medium super over each hive.

    A week later they had filled up, but not capped all 9 frames in each...
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    Re: Hello from Ky.

    Hey neighbor. I've been up your way a time or two to visit family in Oneida. Great part of the state. Welcome aboard.
  16. Re: Queen rearing book and system recommendations

    The first purchase I made was Queen Rearing by David Eyre. It's a DVD, and very informative. I felt like I could begin queen rearing as soon as I finished the video following the methods discussed...
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    Re: Frustrated with Vandalism

    Sorry to disagree, but children can be charged with vandalism no matter what their age. It sounds similar to what has been happening around here lately. Kids today have no respect for anyone else's...
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    Re: Frustrated with Vandalism

    I have a "Smile ... You're on Camera!" sign that I stick out with anything that will be in view of the general public for very long. I usually sink a T-post in the ground, and wire it to that. It...
  19. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    I agree 100%. At least Ford did 1 thing right when they designed their logo .... they circled the problem! :D

    As far as odfrank coming to Kentucky and stealing my bees .... guess I'll have to...
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    Re: What type of paint?

    I like psfred's idea of milk paint. That would be the friendliest to the bees! It's expensive, but you can purchase it from realmilkpaint.com. I don't know how it would hold up the heavy rain and...
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    Re: What type of paint?

    I was in the same boat last spring, so I know where you're coming from.

    I just chose Kilz Latex, and my hives have neither faded nor become discolored in any way. Just as a comparison to other...
  22. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    They're corn bread fed and sometimes get the leftover mash from the still when I'm done with my moonshine runs. :D

    That odfrank better not mess with my bees or I'll sic my banty rooster and...
  23. Re: Are you willing to take the odfrank swarm catching challenge?

    I'm not worried. In California you all have those metro-sexual bees.

    You don't have the energy nor the equipment to handle our bees in Kentucky.

    Here are southern bred Kentucky bees. :D
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  24. Re: Cyber Monday Deals on Beekeeping Equipment?

    You have to enter PCCM in the Promo Code Field.

    They also have 10% off of 'Gift' items listed on their site.

    Sign up for their monthly 'E-flyer' under the 'Request Catalog' on their...
  25. Cyber Monday Deals on Beekeeping Equipment?

    Are there any companies that are offering Cyber Monday deals on Beekeeping equipment?

    Right now, all I know about is Brushy Mountain Bees free shipping on orders of $100 or more. Anywhere else?
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