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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I am going to put lemon grass oil in the 2:1 syrup and feed them til they fill the top box. Remember they are filling drawn comb which is filled much faster. Hopefully I will stop feeding before...
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    Re: Price of Pint Jar of Honey

    I sold quarts for 15 and sold out last weekend at a big flea market in packwood Washington I had increased my price $3 from the year before and was still the cheapest on the street. I sold 12 0z...
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    Re: Cleaning Leather Gloves

    Ethanol or denatured alcohol soak will get rid of a lot of it. Then you need to put them on in the sun til they dry a bit so they are the right shape.
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    Re: Convert a 10 deep to a 5 frame nuc box

    I run two five frame nucs in a divided deep 10 frame box. I just added a divided second story full of wet frames drawn in deep supers which I grunted for the purpose. We got a big four day rain and...
  5. Re: any way to keep bees from over propolising every thing.

    The propolis is healthy for the bees. It helps fight disease and the trait for propolizing is being bred back into bees as many strains use very little anymore. Just scrape the frame rests and...
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    Re: Goldenrod Flow to the max!

    Goldenrod honey is considered delicious by many including me. I would extract it and sell it separately. Having more than one variety on the table is a great sales technique.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Bees draw both out very well in the proper conditions. The best time to get any foundation drawn is on a strong flow and chances are that opportunity will not come in most parts of the country this...
  8. Thread: Drone Exodus

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    Re: Drone Exodus

    Most of my colonies have a negligilble number of drones left. Makes me suspicious when I see any number of them. No drone brood left at all. I did have a flow on yesterday when I put pollen...
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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    I assume you just get light non bulky stuff! Is freight a real killer or is price competitive even shipping all the way around the world? Just curious.
  10. Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    Anyone who worries about those little tiny pieces of wax should not buy my unprocessed honey. I have a settling tank and that solves most of that problem if it is kept in the 90's for a couple days...
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    Re: Fischers honey be gone or bee be gone or somesuch

    I used the stuff on a mid ninety day with no wind and a bright sun. I put it on a proven fume pad and laid it on the hive and NOTHING much happened. Used Bee GO which admittedly needs stored in an...
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    Fischer's Bee Quick

    I ordered it on line and when I saw the pink spray bottle I wondered, but after trying it, I am wondering if anyone has good results with this product? I grant it does not smell objectionable to me...
  13. Thread: Cleaning super

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    Re: Cleaning super

    There is no reason the honey would be fermented if sealed up in a plastic bag and it was cured honey to start with. If it is fermented, it will not affect the bees in the least. They can utilize...
  14. Thread: Frame problems

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    Re: Frame problems

    Thank you for your service sir! Since I was career Air Force I want you to notice I did not call you Swabby! Good advice going to the local bee club! I am glad your bees are still in your boxes...
  15. Thread: Purple Pollen

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    Re: Purple Pollen

    I see a smattering of what I would describe purple in my pollen traps. No clue what it is.
  16. Thread: Propolis

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    Re: Propolis

    A lot of fall propolis resembles what you describe. I scraped some while extracting today. Every day in a bee hive is just like Christmas! Ya never know what you gonna get!
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    Re: Wintering question for northern beekeepers

    I am a long way north of you but I am a firm believer in a wrapped non drafty brood nest. I like a closed off bottom and an inch hole bored in the upper bood box which I see as adequate for...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    And my Pictish ancestors did not hold their country from the Angles and Saxons. It is an old and often repeated story.
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    Heat does rise and that is why I make sure the top of my wrap is real tight to the extent of using duct tape to seal it up for the coldest part of the winter from November to February here. The...
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    My bees saw thirty five below not counting wind chill three separate periods and were tightly wrapped with an insulated bee wrap acquired from B&B honey in Houston Mn. I use the height designed for...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Is there no end to this endless non bee related nattering about God knows what? If you don't like it don't use it!
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    Re: When to Call it Quits

    Put the feed to them with an internal feeder. Getting late in the game for the bees to draw a lot of comb. If you have other drawn comb consider replacing foundation with it as the bees will fill...
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    Re: Two stage extraction of partial frames

    I routinely have lots of frames of uncapped honey that are low moistue. I get repeated dandelion flows off irrigated hayfields. The bees seem to leave cells uncapped waiting for more. If it wont...
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    Re: Help a sub human

    As long as you have the buckets to sell you are part way there! I am selling some for $170 American which works out to $2.88 a pound. Since I have too much to sell by the jar, it works for me. ...
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    Re: Help a sub human

    The tank just crushed the cardboard box it was sitting on alright, but it is not in the kitchen. I don't need the truck but there is never as much as you think there will be.
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