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    Re: Where to buy extractor parts?

    You could browse the bee supply catalogs and when you find an extractor with the features you like, call them up and see if they supply parts for their equipment and tell them you need a basket....
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    Re: Heat & Humidity

    I seem to recall an article in BeeCulture a few months back, by Ann Harman, I believe, where she wrote about a jacket and cap she has that you wet down with water and you stay cool no matter how hot...
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    Re: Queen Excluder or honey excluder

    The girls won't go thru an excluder when all you have over it is foundation.
    What you need to do is 'bait' the super by placing at least one frame of drawn wax.
    Or, you can place the super with...
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    Re: Fume board size?

    I would think you should be able to staple a piece of cardboard along one side reducing it's 'opening' from ten frame to eight frame and just letting it overhang on the cardboarded end.
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    Re: Short Term Honey Storage

    I usually then order some valves from a bee supply shop for the buckets.
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    Re: Short Term Honey Storage

    You can usually get 'Food Grade' buckets for free from large grocery stores, like Ingle's or Publix that have a bakery.
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    Re: Clips to keeps frames from banging around?

    Once the bees have been in a box for a while, they pretty much propolised/ brigde and burred combed everything in place.
    If you're that worried, just make some wooden shim or buy some precut shims...
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    Re: frames fit loose in box

    Push them tight together and center in the box.
    You'll be glad you did.
    First off you will have space on the outside to manuver the first frame easily thereby making space for the others. ...
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    Re: Cleaning bee jacket?

    I unzip the hood off of the jacket and run the jacket thru the washing machine. With the hood I pull the bale (plastic support in the collar that holds the veil away from your face) and hand wash in...
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    Re: where is Mike Bush

    With the onset of fall he cuts back on his posting and once the temp. drops he'll stop completely.
    Every so often when things warm up a little bit he gets out for some cleansing postings.
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    Re: Nude beekeeping

    One of the original hives I purchased from a fella he got from a local commune.
    I jokingly refer to the hive came from a nudist colony. Everybody got a kick out of that until the wife corrects me.
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    Re: Battling City Hall - The RESULTS ARE IN!!

    Give folks a little authority and it goes to their heads.

    Sounds like she was trying to pass off the ordinance (what ordinance?) means what she says it mean, end of discussion!
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    Re: a few questions

    The way I hear it is as long as there is some kind of barrier between the 10 frames and the 9 frames, like a queen excluder, then, yeah, it's okay. Without any barrier having the frames line up...
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    Re: Bee Culture Digital Edition

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    For those of you on Bee Source a bit of information...Bee Culture will remain a paper magazine...at least as long as I'm here to make a paper magazine. It will also be a digital...
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    Re: Newbee asks are Italians lazy?

    Seems this season wasn't all that great for just about everyone.
    What you're experiencing is all a part of keeping bees; some years are great and others leave much to be desired. You just happen to...
  16. Thread: Maxant 20

    by BonnieBee
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    Re: Maxant 20

    My Bad!
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    Re: Maxant 20

    But, but, but,

    it comes with a plastic honey gate!

    Don't shoot me! Just messin' with ya'll!
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    Re: Newb Beek question

    Perhaps the ladies knows something we don't, like maybe, this flow is the last of the season and the push is on to get the hive ready for winter.
    What you're seeing may even be a clue as to what...
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    Re: Help!!! Open air hive

    These bees, on their own, are doomed for sure!

    But WOW, ain't that a awesome sight?
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    Re: Winter book reading

    If I may;

    ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture is 900 pages of varying topics from A to Z on bees, much like an encyclopedia collection.

    The Hive and the Honey Bee is 1300 pages of varying bee topics...
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    Re: Help!!! Open air hive

    While free bees are great they aren't worth your life or limb. Everybody here has heard stories of folks trying to acquire swarms where they fell out of the tree or off the ladder and ended up...
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    Re: Winter book reading

    Anybody serious about keepings bees, whether hobbiest, sideliner or fulltime, should all have The Hive and the Honey Bee and The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture.

    As far as I'm concerned they are...
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    Re: some people amaze me.......

    Not enough information to be sure, but that'll be my guess.

    From the way it's written up sounds like the nest is out on a branch, out in the open. While it is not unheard of, honey bees do on...
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    Re: queen excluders

    I use a propane torch.
  25. Thread: Neighbors

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    Re: Neighbors

    I believe most states specifically exclude Honey Bees from their list of 'Livestock'.
    In other words, Honey Bees are not considered livestock or farm animals.
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