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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    How does your example have anything to do with bees? Correct me if I'm wrong, but bees main food is SUGAR in the form of nectar and honey. Different mixes of sugar fructose, sucrose, glucose, but...
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    Re: vitamins and minerals in winter feed?

    I don't have a way to measure this other than the bees go absolutely crazy over the sugar cakes that I make using Laurie's recipe, and I use probably twice the vitamins in the mixture as she does. I...
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    Re: Still Producing wax....Really?

    You mention a moisture problem. If that's the case you should consider the mountaincamp method (shim, newspaper and pile of sugar), it's the simplest, or you could use Laurie's method with a sugar...
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    Re: Filtering Honey

    I use a 200 micron filter for my honey. Some people mention they have troubles with the honey going thru that sieve fast enough, but that's not been a problem for me, maybe I don't harvest enough...
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    Re: Filtering Honey

    And just to be part of the word police. What most of us do is "STRAIN" our honey, not "Filter". Straining is using 200 Micron or above strainers. This will remove wax particles, bee parts and other...
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    Re: Suggested Youtube channels???

    Here's my youtube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA
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    Re: Making Spring Splits

    What's one more opinion to the bunch? LOL I'm a fan of what I call a "weak queen mother split". It works like this, as the hive is getting built up and strong and you are thinking split, go ahead...
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    Re: Foundation-less frames: my experience

    Here's my video of the Do's and Don'ts of foundationless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38SPvuWvVkc&list=UUUJpugtC8DATt5CampP4RtA

    If I could get a good plastic foundation that was small cell I'd...
  9. Thread: BeeTree...

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    Re: BeeTree...

    Sounds about right. Besides i don't think we even have an active inspection program in Missouri at this time.
  10. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Well I broke down and bought tubes and a filling tray from www.bulkapothecary.com GREAT prices and it got here in like 2 business days. I made a video of me making the balm and putting in the tubes....
  11. Re: Anyone have a propolis lip balm recipe to share

    I would go ahead and try the simple beeswax and coconut oil lipbalm, see a thread on that topic in this section. Coconut oil also has antiviral properties, so if you were to add a little of the...
  12. Thread: BeeTree...

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    Re: BeeTree...

    They won't, but I'm more worried about getting momma and the on going beehive than I am about the boys. They'll end up dead on the bottom of the log, no biggie.
  13. Thread: BeeTree...

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    BeeTree...

    Here's a couple videos on a bee tree I went and got. My plan is to keep them in there over winter and get them out in the spring. Seems to be a nice size nest of bees. I'm feeding them some syrup...
  14. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Do you have a link to a good place buy that stuff?
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    Re: Lip Balm...

    Yes it was, I'm amazed at just how easy was. I may have to get some lip balm tubes and go into production lol
  16. Thread: Lip Balm...

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    Lip Balm...

    I made my first batch of lip balm today.

    2 parts Coconut oil
    1 part beeswax
    1 400 iu vitamin E tab squeezed into it
    a few drops of honey (maybe 1/2 teaspoon)

    I've got this little chocolate...
  17. Thread: Nuc questions

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    Re: Nuc questions

    I think the easiest and perhaps most successful way to introduce that nuc queen to the production hive is to take the frame she is currently on, along with all the bees, and place that into the...
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    Re: SHB - Varroa issues

    UMMMMM, I don't think you are supposed to leave honey supers on when you treat with checkmite???? I could be wrong
  19. Re: Why do they build only drone comb if I use foundationless next to foundation?

    Basically what he said. If you are going to do foundationless you have to allow them their drone frames. I just put them in the 1,2 or 9,10 position and when they need drones queen will lay in...
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    Re: D Coates 5 frame Nuc Design

    Every end grain gets painted with titebond 2 and then the exterior paint. I have boxes that are 4 or 5 years old and are still in service. It's a small step to make the equipment last for years and...
  21. Thread: Medium hives

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    Re: Medium hives

    You'd be better served to set up a trade with someone who wants a deep frame of brood and has a medium to trade or wait till it's empty, you can keep it in position 1 or 10 and it should end up empty...
  22. Thread: Medium hives

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    Re: Medium hives

    I transitioned 2 hives from deeps to mediums this year for a friend I was helping. I think the hardest part to get over is just getting started. We took the deep box off of the bottom board and...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    I think you're being unfair to terrorists, SHBS are much worse :D , I call them spawn of satan LOL.
  24. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    I helped friends extract yesterday with a new Maxant extractor. We did 3 deep frames 1 of which had foundation, the other 2 were foundationless. not a blowout to bee seen anywhere.
  25. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    I had blow out when I tried extracting my frames radially. When I switched to do them tangentially I hardly ever get blow out. My extractor (maxant) has a nice basket that supports the comb...
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