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    Re: Migratory covers

    I also use plywood on many of my hives. Make sure you don't get too thin--I can't remember the ply I've used, I can check. I put 3 coats of primer paint on top and sides. I seem to have more problems...
  2. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    After reading all the posts, I think it sounds incredible, and extremely possible. I am excited because I often worry about what happens when I get too old to lift hives/supers (when I go back to...
  3. Re: What is the dial on the front of the Swarm Bait box?

    The discs work great. Just make sure you turn very quickly to the closed setting when ready to move the bees. Otherwise you find out they also work as guillotine...experience :(
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    my first 2015 swarm

    Yesterday I brought home a super of honey from one of my country hives as I want to extract any full frames left over from fall and get the empty frames back out in the country for the orange blossom...
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    Re: Wax Melter Question

    I haven't tried plexiglass for mine but what I can tell you is that if you go with glass, make sure there is no green tinting in it. My original glass broke also, and I went with shelving glass...
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    Re: Totes

    Not sure this will help...
    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-testing-and-regulations/find-a-honey-testing-lab/
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    Re: Hard work during winter

    Looks like orientation flight. Are they spiraling up above the hive when this is going on? I have a backyard hive that looked just like this, early morning and later afternoon and at first I thought...
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    I too did the DCoats nuks with foundationless frames, and one drawn if I have it. My sweetie put them together in no time and the disturbance to the bees once they move in is very minimal. Close...
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    Re: healing honey

    That is great healing mlmihfried. Did you use honey only on the wound? How often did you change the dressing?

    A coworker of mine started her dog on a daily dose of honey eaten on a piece of bread...
  10. Re: Where does everyone buy their bees in florida?

    Have you checked Craigslist? From time to time local people post bees for sale. Or go to a local meeting and ask. The SWFL beekeepers association meets either 2nd or 3rd Wednesday, I can't remember...
  11. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Corporate honeybees. hmmm.

    I heard the same thing about Mendes bees, about them being mean. He has a good reputation in my area (Fort Myers).
  12. Re: How many if you place a swarm trap or two in your bee yard?

    I keep an empty hive box or two at yards and it's only a matter of time for a swarm to move in. I bait it but leave it set up where I don't have to move it once the bees move in.
    I also have bait...
  13. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    I understand the nails, did it and it worked great. I did not have the problem this time of frame messing up the plexiglass.

    The 4H event went well. Our only problem was the weather! In the...
  14. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    You mean on top of the frame once it's in?

    Cleo, I'm doing your trick this time...I didn't have time to go into the hives this morning so I will put the nails in tonight, put frame in tomorrow...
  15. Re: Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    Thanks for the help! I think what happened with the mess was from the thicker comb hitting the plexiglass on the trip home, the rocking back and forth and I didn't notice until the next day. Drone...
  16. Walter Kelley single frame observation hive

    I have one of these:
    http://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/32/Hives-Components/Hive-Kits/4302/Observation-Hive

    What I want to do is put a frame of bees with the queen from a nuk that has only one frame...
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    Re: Hinged lid on swarm trap

    I use D Coates nuks for most of my bait boxes. The lid has a lip on front and back and I ratchet strap it for the move and a #8 screen for the entrance. I'd rather use the disc like Odfrank uses, but...
  18. Re: honey foams immediately after pouring into jars

    David, I like how you think!
  19. Re: honey foams immediately after pouring into jars

    I am reviving this thread because I had this happen last night. I store some of my honey in glass quart jars, and then when I need them transfer to 1 pound and 8 oz jars. Last night I poured 16 one...
  20. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Yep, I hear ya. I had 2 years of wasting money on buying bees. I forgive myself for the first 2 years. After that, just plain dumb.
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    Re: PBS now

    If you missed it, here's the link to the full program. Her bees are within the first 15 minutes:
    http://video.pbs.org/video/2365396647/

    Here's the bee specific clip:...
  22. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Yes that will work. I haven't needed to use it in that way yet but will keep it in mind.

    My last extraction, I realized a large Tupperware bowl I have (32 cup, with lid) where the 5 gal pail fits...
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    PBS now

    "The Queen's Garden" is starting now on PBS and in trailer shows the garden's beekeeper. "Queen" meaning England, not Queen bee.
  24. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    Pail perch when I don't have a bottling tank. Dumb. I thought I could drain pail into a bowl but that does not work.
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    Re: Taking care of my winter boredom

    Luv2beekeep, those stands are real nice too. I asked for one because I found that storing in the hive boxes sometimes invites too many bugs, like wax moths, cockroaches, and fire ants. I will keep...
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