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    Re: honey show how far to fill pint jar?

    Rules are for pint jars. I am just not sure of the fill level. In canning you fill to the line level for head space. When I fill to this point it's only 23 oz. Would that be under filled? If i fill...
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    honey show how far to fill pint jar?

    In honey show where do you fill pint jars to? The line? That seems to be only about 23 oz. Or forget the line and fill to 24 OZ
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    Re: Wax Melter Advice

    Walt, I do want to build a solar melter also. But for pouring candles and rewaxing plastic foundation we need something else. We will use the electric melter mostly for that and maybe rendering in...
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    Wax Melter Advice

    We have around 40 hives and my wife makes candles. I am thinking of buying our first wax melter and could use some help. It will be used for rendering wax from comb and cappings, for melting...
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    Re: A Good Source For Clover Seed?

    Do they sell Sweet yellow clover too? that seems harder to get.
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    A Good Source For Clover Seed?

    Does anyone have a good source for dutch and or sweet clover seed? I want to seed our lane and the ditches around our home.


    Thanks in advance.
    Merlin
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thanks for the ideas Dan, All my hives are three 8 frame mediums. That is why I started looking into building a trap. Using one medium might be to small and the bees might ignore it for something...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thank you Dan. I will order some before put out the traps.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I put one together today with Menard's value scrap lumber. So it cost about $6 to make. Its pretty much two medium NUCs on top of each other. The bottom half is about 1 1/2 inches deeper than the...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thank you for the info, A search for Certain did not get any results on the forum or with google. Anyone know what it may be called now?

    Thanks
    Merlin
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    Thanks for the input. I was thinking that they would be easier to build if i could make them one piece and load the frames at the top. But I see your points and would hate to catch a swarm only to...
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    Re: Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I had wondered about orientation of the frames. I did not realize that the cells had a slant to them. I am glad that I ask before started to build.

    Next Q, a box 7.5W 13H and 18.5W is about 30...
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    Swarm trap design, Turning it on its side?

    I am thinking of putting together a few swam traps. I have read that you want a volume of 30 to 40 liters. with a 15cm opening at the bottom. I use mediums and was thinking of using a 8 frame medium...
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    Re: when to pull the supers?

    Is golden rod honey bad or does it have a bad taste?
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