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    Re: any supply companies in Idaho?

    Does browning have a website. I found a number, but couldn't find a site.
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    how important is a Refractometer

    If I start selling some of my honey, how important is it to use a refractometer?

    thanks
  3. selling entire frame of top bar comb honey question

    I was thinking about selling entire top bars of honey comb instead of cut comb, as they look pretty neat. My question concerns any part of the comb that isn't capped. I usually have a little around...
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    Re: any supply companies in Idaho?

    I'll be in Lewiston this weekend, so I hope I can figure out wh it is. I need more than woodenware, but I could use a few things.
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    any supply companies in Idaho?

    are there any beekeeping supply companies in Idaho?

    I nees to get some bigger things and it just makes me sick to think about how much in shipping I'd have to pay.
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    How many bee's -- 4 frame nuc vs 3# package

    I'm trying to decide how many 4 frame nucs and 3# packages to get this spring. I've only gotten nucs before, so I'm not sure what the difference would be in bee's. I do have some drawn out comb, so...
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    Re: Pierico plastic frames?

    What is the difference between the Pierico plastic frames and these frames?

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/White-6-1_4-Plastic-Frame-Foundation-ea/productinfo/408/
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    Re: Which comb honey system?

    So, I realized that there is a ton of information about this topic already posted. So, no need to respond unless you feel strongly. thanks
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    Which comb honey system?

    I'm trying to figure out about doing some comb honey next year. I'm not sure what system to use. I'm looking at both of these.
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    Re: Idaho Honey Industry Asso. Convention

    Hey Nic,

    Do you have to be a member to attend? Is this something worth attending for the hobbyist who sells only a very small amount of honey?
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    how much $ from 30-40 hives?

    I know that there are a lot of variables with this question, but....

    I am trying to figure out how much money I could expect to make with only 30-40 hives. I'm in Idaho and have only been working...
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    Re: Am I a bad person for doing this?

    If it is for other people, you should charge. As far as giving it for free to your mom...I would say that if you have enough, it would be nice, but only if you have enough.
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    Can I eat any capped honey?

    Father's day is tomorrow, so I decided to cut a few chunks of capped honey off of my top bar hive.

    My question is, can you harvest honey as soon as it is capped? Or does it need to "cure" for...
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    Is it okay that I did it this way?

    I was having trouble keeping my foundation nice and straight in the frames. So, I just cut the foundation in half and added that to the frame. I'm pretty sure this is fine, but let me know if it is...
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    Thanks for the great step by step Aram. That is...

    Thanks for the great step by step Aram. That is exactly how I made mine as well. I then just rubbed some wax on the tips and melted it in with a hair dryer. As for the box... I had drawn up plans but...
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    Thanks Natalie. I have a langstroth hive as well...

    Thanks Natalie. I have a langstroth hive as well so that I am able to compare. I personally am drawn more to the top bar hive, but we'll see as the year progresses.

    ncsteeler, I did melt some waz...
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    The two bars laying on top show the...

    The two bars laying on top show the triangle/wedge shaped top bars that I made. Through the opening you can see the follower board. The different colored slats are covering the openings caused by the...
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    My Tanzanian Top Bar Hive

    As a neophyte beekeeper, I enjoy seeing photo's of hives that I am interested in. As there are not a lot of pics nor information on Tanzanian Top Bar Hives (horizontal hives/long box hives/ etc.), I...
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    what happens if you use cold water?

    what happens if you use cold water?
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    Bee's removing wax foundation

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening and if it is a major problem? They are removing the foundation from around the wire. Yet, they are building it up on other parts of the foundation.

    I...
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    I would like to see something like that as well....

    I would like to see something like that as well. Not so much the life cycle of the bee, but more about when I need to be doing things in relation to first hiving the bee's.
    Do I check back in a...
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    Transfering a nuc in bad weather

    I was supposed to go transfer two nucs into their hives yesterday. I didn't do it then and today it is raining and there is supposed to be rain or snow for the next few days.

    I was under the...
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    Forgive the dumb question, but if I only have...

    Forgive the dumb question, but if I only have three deeps and nothing else, couldn't I just remove any frames of capped honey and replace with new frames when things are starting to look full? Or is...
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    Do I need an entrance reducer?

    Both my langstroth hive and my TTBH have entrances that span the entire front of the hive. Will I need a`reducer? If so, can I just block 3/4 of the entrance with something?
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    using all deep boxes?

    Is it a bad idea to use only deep boxes for the entire hive. I have three deep boxes and I'm hoping I'll be fine with just them.
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