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    Found this chart somewhere, though can't remember...

    Found this chart somewhere, though can't remember where-
    % water in honey - relative humidity
    16.1 52%
    17.4 58%
    21.5 66%
    28.9 76%
    33.9 81%

    Another option for storing the extracted...
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    Just read this interesting post- So, does the...

    Just read this interesting post- So, does the inner can just sit inside the smoker and move around freely? Are there holes in the bottom / sides of the can and the smoker or just the can? This sounds...
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    I vote for the Sundance as well- I varnished mine...

    I vote for the Sundance as well- I varnished mine to enhance it's weatherability- Only problem was that it pretty effectively "killed" my colony- Probably my fault- I put it on my strongest colony in...
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    thanks all for your input- The crystals are from...

    thanks all for your input- The crystals are from Glory Bee Foods but not sure who provides them to GB- Have to check the bottle. I was thinking the crystals should be more volatile w/ the greater...
  5. Thread: Powdered Sugar

    by mrbillz
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    You can make your own "powdered (sucrose)" by...

    You can make your own "powdered (sucrose)" by using a small spice grinder - the high speed blade ones- It makes the regular table sugar powder fine. There is also a very fine granulated sugar that I...
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    Anybody see the new Bee Culture mag? There is an...

    Anybody see the new Bee Culture mag? There is an article that says they get a HUGE mite drop w/ sumac berries- They even did a fairly valid experiment- roughly 10X the drop from I think wood...
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    Chef, I made two from the plans on the site...

    Chef,

    I made two from the plans on the site here. only mod I would make is to do like the Betterbee one and put the entrance at the end- With the hive tipped slightly forward (to let water / syrup...
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    I'm a fan of the raid wasp and hornet stuff. it...

    I'm a fan of the raid wasp and hornet stuff. it works INSTANTLY and if you soak the nest after squirting the entrance first, it kills them all. I was pretty apprehensice the first time I did a...
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    Looking for opinions / experience regarding the...

    Looking for opinions / experience regarding the difference between the mite-a-thol pellet menthol and the also-available pure crystaline menthol that is about half the price?

    Anybody had problems...
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    there is a spray paint Rustoleum that is supposed...

    there is a spray paint Rustoleum that is supposed to do the converting as well as seal- recommendation to remove excess rust first. Another option might be to have the rusted parts sandblasted first.
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    Chef, You know about Glorybee in Eugene? fast...

    Chef, You know about Glorybee in Eugene? fast shipping, no tax and prices "fair" on most stuff. Great for heavy stuff like boxes since they are so close www.glorybee.com
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    Well, the Grizzly store is like a candy shop, BUT...

    Well, the Grizzly store is like a candy shop, BUT having had my share of shopping there, I find many of their bigger tools are not that great- most all made in china. They do occasionally have...
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    I'm up here north of Seattle if you get up this...

    I'm up here north of Seattle if you get up this way- I have 4 hives- not an expert but have learned a LOT in the last year- I am even an apprentice level Master Beekeeper! :)
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    Don't know if you know, but there was a very good...

    Don't know if you know, but there was a very good article in Bee Culture a few months ago that covered many aspects of custom extracting including fees / compensation... I think you can search the...
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    Thanks again- I'll give it a try- I want to...

    Thanks again- I'll give it a try-

    I want to get a little bit of good clean stuff to make an antseptic ointment, maybe a tincture to try for canker sores...
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    Hi JR- Thanks for answering my question about how...

    Hi JR- Thanks for answering my question about how to purify the propolis- You said you filtered warm alcohol through it to remove the wax- Do you warm the alcohol enough to melt the wax? I wasn't...
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    JR, can I ask how you purify the propolis down...

    JR, can I ask how you purify the propolis down from the misc scrapings / dirt / paint / wax?
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    Thanks for the recipe Michael- Only thing I'd...

    Thanks for the recipe Michael-

    Only thing I'd add is that if you are using the HBH nad get any surplus honey, you can definitely taste the HBH in the honey- not unpleasant but noticable. I asked...
  19. Thread: LIQUID SMOKE

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    have to say i'm not impressed either. It had a...

    have to say i'm not impressed either. It had a strainer thing at the bottom of the intake that would clog up after a few squirts til I removed it- full of gunk of some sort (slime mold?) and doesn't...
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    ...So does the bee entry come up in the middle of...

    ...So does the bee entry come up in the middle of the base? I basically decided to do just that- build my one w/ the best of the best details...
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    greetings! Michael, I was reading about...

    greetings!

    Michael, I was reading about observation hives in a search and note that you have the draper's hive: Would it be possible to con you into sending / posting a few photos of the swivel...
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    Greetings all, I wish I had a nickel for every...

    Greetings all,

    I wish I had a nickel for every patient I see who is "allergic" to something. Fact is seems most people tend to equate any adverse reaction to an allergy, but the two are different....
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    wow! Pat, I am a physician amd I have...

    wow!

    Pat, I am a physician amd I have practiced in enough different localities in 20+ yeras to corroborate the myth of "allergy" to bees. of the perhaps 30 "beestings" I have treated in that time,...
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    Thanks Michael, for the new page. Have you by...

    Thanks Michael, for the new page.

    Have you by chance tried this w/ grease patties? (for TM)...

    BS
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    Greetings! was tying to find USBWrangler's...

    Greetings!

    was tying to find USBWrangler's article I read once upon a time where he used ascorbic acid in patties to enhance the bees' acceptance. Did a search and found a link but nothing comes...
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