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    Re: What is the fill mark on standard 1lb honey jars?

    Always give full measure, customers do notice. They may not say anything, but they notice.

    jd
  2. Thread: 2011 Honey Prices

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    Re: 2011 Honey Prices

    $12.00/Qt $7.00/Pint Sold 500lb, and have customers calling almost every day.

    West Central IN
    jd
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    Re: Bees on the U-pick pumkins?

    The rain finally stopped so I went to check this AM--it's yellow jackets for sure! But what are they after?? I cannot detect anything on the surface of the pumpkins. One pumpkin had 12 YJ, and...
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    Bees on the U-pick pumkins?

    I just got an e-mail from one of my customers to complain about Bees on the Pumpkins. Iíve never heard of this and think it may be Yellow Jackets, but right now itís raining, and Iím worried.
    Has...
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    Re: Ideas for limiting manual labor for beeks.

    Me thinks even Albert Einstein had a bad idea or two. And this one is a bad one.
    jd
  6. Thread: Blacksmiths?

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    Re: Blacksmiths?

    http://blacksmith.org
    Try here. they should be able tp hook you up with someone in your area.

    jd
  7. Thread: Ads.

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    Re: Ads.

    Shhh! don't tell anyone.
  8. Thread: Ads.

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    Ads.

    Man them Big Girls ads sure make it tough to think about Bees.

    jd
  9. Thread: 1"ball valve lube

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    Re: 1"ball valve lube

    Thanks!!

    jd
  10. Thread: 1"ball valve lube

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    1"ball valve lube

    I have accuired a used 1" brass/SS ball valve, and after spending some time cleaning it (yuk) I'm ready to reassemble. Does this thing need to be lubed? (food grade grease).

    Thanks for any help....
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    Re: Bees tap dancing on landing board

    Just turn off the music, and tell them break is over!

    jd
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    Re: how hard is extractor to crank?

    When you start getting honey from all 8 hives you will wish you had the electric.
    jd
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    Re: Removing bees by putting them to sleep??

    WLC,

    Bee-Quick will not normally drive out nurse Bees on brood, don't ask how I know. (ouch!)
    jd
  14. Re: "The Bee Station" - A product that's getting a lot of attention

    Yup! every minute.

    jd
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    Re: Uncapping roller??? Anyone?

    Save your money. I much prefer a cold knife.

    jd
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    Re: Pumpkins, mellons info

    Thanks to all!
    jd
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    Pumpkins, mellons info

    I need info on providing pollination services for pumpkins. ie problems, need to feed. Anything that might cause me grief. Number of hives per acre.

    Thanks for any help
    jd
  18. Thread: Best joke ever?

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    Re: Best joke ever?

    Will never happen!
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    Re: Do bees know their keeper?

    IMHO-I feel it is the keeper that makes the difference. ie how the keeper reacts to the bees (this may be fear, contempt, or love) determins how the bees react to the keeper.

    jd
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    Re: Cell Phones Killing HoneyBees ?

    Itís distracted flying thatís killing the bees. Their texting, and flying at the same time crashing into other bees. We need to ban cell phone use while flying.

    jd
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    Re: how to clean the toilet

    WOW! What a great idea...
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    Queen loss in packages

    Does anyone know how many queens one would expect to lose shipping about 100-3lb packages from FL to IN.

    Thanks !!

    jd
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    Waya, Try the link below, and look for BAMA link...

    Waya,
    Try the link below, and look for BAMA link I think it is. The best way to get started is to find a local club and pay them a visit. Just like Bee Keeping a mentor can be the best teacher.
    I...
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    Mark, I have placed a 5 gal pail in direct sun...

    Mark,
    I have placed a 5 gal pail in direct sun light during warm weather for about a weeks time, and it cleared right up.
    Just for giggles why not try placing a qt mason jar of this honey on the...
  25. Thread: Tailgater 1

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    Poll: I thought tailgater was started to keep P&R out...

    I thought tailgater was started to keep P&R out of the other forums.
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