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  1. Re: HELP! Where Can I Still Get A Nuc or Package near Keene, NH

    Hi Bob,You actually have several options in the area, and I've done business with most of them. Probably the closest to you is Charles Frederic Andros (lindenap@gmail.com or call 603-756-9056.) He...
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    Re: Harvesting honey

    Hi there, In New England you should leave at lease 75# on the hive for the winter. Your two deeps, full, should be plenty. Anything over and above that is yours.
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    Re: New England Beekeepers

    Hi there, I am from WRJct. too. good to hear from you. It's a great place to raise bees!
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I would be more than happy to help out the Boy Scouts in my area!!!

    I pledge that I will be a BSA beekeeping mentor if they reinstate the merit badge.
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    removing wax

    About the only thing that will work is to dissolve the wax with Carbon tetracloride. Does a good job, wash the pots well before using them again though.
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    wouldn't be willing to share the plans for one...

    wouldn't be willing to share the plans for one would you??
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    What is the advantage/disadvantage of having a...

    What is the advantage/disadvantage of having a two queen hive and how would you set one up... and benifits, stronger hive population? more honey production? Thanks for the help.
    JP
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    OK let me make this a little more clear: A 1...

    OK let me make this a little more clear:
    A 1 pint jar holds 2 cups of liquid, (16 oz. of liquid ) Not all liquids weigh the same, but volume is, 8 ounces is 8 ounces. I pack honey in these jars, it...
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    I have a couple of English Setters and the one...

    I have a couple of English Setters and the one older one is about 15 years old, has arthritis pretty bad. She takes quite a while to get going in the morning, so if she doesn't make it up to the bee...
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    Through mismanagent or oversite, I have a shallow...

    Through mismanagent or oversite, I have a shallow super for my brood box,on the bottom, with a medium on top of it. The queen and brood are in it. How would I go about setting things straight again...
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    I package honey in a 1 pint mason jar (2 cups)...

    I package honey in a 1 pint mason jar (2 cups) and it weighs out at exactly two pounds.
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    Last fall when I closed up the bees for the...

    Last fall when I closed up the bees for the winter, I put a shallow super of honey on top of my deep brood box, thinking it was a medium, I guess. Well they over-wintered fine and a few weeks ago,...
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    I've only smelled the 'sour vinegar' smell a...

    I've only smelled the 'sour vinegar' smell a couple of times on my hives. I have a couple of back-up hives that I've stored supers of honey on, in case I needed them, to add during the winter, and...
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    Thanks Walt, I did try to get them on-line, they...

    Thanks Walt, I did try to get them on-line, they do have a site and it says that they do make extractors, but no more information than that. It does say that they will be expanding their web site...
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    I just got a Maxant 3100 model extractor, hand...

    I just got a Maxant 3100 model extractor, hand crank. I bought it used, several years old but it seems real clean and sturdy. I was wondering if anyone had some kind of a manual for this model and...
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    I have a large swimming pool and the chemicals do...

    I have a large swimming pool and the chemicals do look a lot like that, it also looks a lot like 'Miracle Grow' plant food, which, at times does stick to everything.
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    HI, I have very mixed feelings about Purple...

    HI, I have very mixed feelings about Purple Loosestrife. I am a beekeeper so I like it, because of that, but... I do think that in the long run it will be found that it will do more good than bad. It...
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    Yes, I have a one on each frame. It didn;t cost...

    Yes, I have a one on each frame. It didn;t cost much to do and seems to work for me. They are screwed on real tight so I don't think that they will fall off after one season, but we shall see. I have...
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    I have two hives of Carnies. One of the hives is...

    I have two hives of Carnies. One of the hives is doing real well with 5 med and 2 shallow supers full and the hive right next to it has maybe 2 med full. I've yet to this day to find a queen in...
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    I was going to order some frame grips, but I hate...

    I was going to order some frame grips, but I hate to wait for things to come... When I want to do something I want to do it then. So, seeing that I have a complete wood shop, I thought that I could...
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    The escapes look easy enough to make. Is there...

    The escapes look easy enough to make. Is there any preferences on the screen to use, can I just use regular window screen? I like the idea of cutting down on the lifting too.
    Thanks again for the...
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    Then it would make sence to make a double one,...

    Then it would make sence to make a double one, take off a med super, put a piece of plywood on top of it. Set it away from the hive, on the escape, and come back the next day or at least several...
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    Hi, does anyone know where to find plans for...

    Hi, does anyone know where to find plans for making a bee escape. It looks pretty simple, but I've learned that fractions of an inch in beekeeping can make all the difference. And are there different...
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    Just try again, about the third time it loads...

    Just try again, about the third time it loads fine...
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    I have two hives right now, I want to get up to...

    I have two hives right now, I want to get up to four when I see the opportunity. This is the second summer with the hives, both carnolians,very peaceful, My 13 year old daughter sits right next to...
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