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    How to Clean Melted Wax

    Hi all.

    I have about 50 lbs of wax I have obtained using the crush and strain method of foundationless beekeeping. After the honey drains I take all the wax and only lightly wash it, then melt it...
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    Too Much Honey/Water in My Beeswax?

    Hi all!

    I am perplexed.

    I have not been able to get my beeswax for candles to burn very well. I gave up and just have been storing wax from my crush and strain method. I simply crush the...
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    Pink Bee Pollen?

    Hi all! I received a nice surprise jolt when out harvesting bee pollen a few days ago. There were a few granules of bee pollen that were PINK! I've never seen that color before and haven't seen any...
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    Drones and Pollen Traps?

    Does anyone know if Drone can pass through the bottom entrance Sundance Pollen Traps? Some of my hives have a tiny top entrance via the slit in a migratory top, but many have no way in or out except...
  5. Re: Fla Beeks -- Is it your State Law requiring Killings of Swarms?

    Let's just say you were a gov't official and were scared of bees, very very scared. Wouldn't you be more inclined to recommend extermination?
  6. Re: Attention IL Beekeepers - legislation concerning honey sales

    I somewhat similar bill is running through Florida Senate right now SB 1900 I think it is.

    It changed from being a beekeeper exemption, to a small produce grower thing that I haven't had a chance...
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    Re: Going Treatment free questions

    I'm right smack dab in the middle of this "organic" mess. I've never hardly uttered the word because it seems so overused, and as many here have commented the regulations to acquire some certified...
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    Re: I need to Test Propolis Tincture?

    I saw a chart for concentration level when I first did it and I do believe I set it up for a 30% concentration, meaning x amount of propolis and x amount of 151 run. The problem becomes I couldn't...
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    Re: Drop the word "Apiaries" from business name

    At least in Florida, and I believe the labeling law is a US thing, not by State, the NET WT. thing must be no smaller than twice the size of .....wel heck I forget the exact details. Once we did it...
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    Re: I need to Test Propolis Tincture?

    Well the length of time it's been dissolving/soaking and how vigorously I shook the bottle etc. Lots of variables there....

    I called on local pharmacy and she almost laughed at me on the...
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    I need to Test Propolis Tincture?

    Hi all, I have made my first ever batch of Propolis tincture by mixing propolis I ran through a coffee grinder, putting it in an enclosed glass jar with 151 bacardi rum (190 proof everclear isn't...
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    Re: Drop the word "Apiaries" from business name

    How about "Squeak Creek Top Bar Hives" or Squeak Creek Langstroth (you never heard of it) Honey" ?

    Ok, I do agree with some others, if you don't have a personal connection to the name that you...
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    Re: Type of Wick for Tealights

    I went to candlewic site and saw their custom wick thing, but there's about 8 options to choose.

    Can you tell me which exact options would be best for beeswax tealights?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Adding Propolis to Lip-Balm / Lotion

    I know I'm resurrecting and old thread, but I'm very curious what is the point in putting propolis in lip balms? I know what propolis is good for but it seems unless you have a cold sore on your lip...
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    Selling Roadside in Florida

    Hi all! I have finally completed all the necessary permits to sell my honey legally in Florida to the public. I can put my honey in stores and attend all the farmer's markets I want to and proudly...
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    Re: How do I filter Beeswax?

    You mean those little blue colored filters for our AC system? Don't those things have fiberglass in them or something?
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    How do I filter Beeswax?

    Hi all. I have about 40 lbs of wax now and still have no solar wax melter. At my size of operation, I find it easier to just melt the leftover wax in a double boiler, and I take out the majority of...
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    Re: How do you use a refractometer?

    Thanks Fuzzy, I'll try that when I get home from work. I have heretofore been looking through the thing pointing it at the brightest light source I can find. I will put my back to the light source...
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    Re: How do you use a refractometer?

    Hi all I'm resurrercting and old thread as I searched the forums and found this. I just purchased an RHF-30ATC refractometer and I'm a little fuzzy on how to read it.

    It says, to read the level...
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    Re: How do I reduce moisture content?

    Unfortunately I have stirred it before taking the reading...it was 19.4 or thereabouts ;-(
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    How do I reduce moisture content?

    Hi all. I use crush and strain method and to speed up the process, I leave the pail out in the sun for a few hours normally. Well this time, I forgot one bucket outside when I left for the weekend. I...
  22. Thread: 2 Questions...

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    Re: 2 Questions...

    It was very thin wax width and came out beautifully. I was tempted to put it back in, but I'm completely foundationless now so I found that to be a much better varroa method than Kawasaki green...
  23. Thread: 2 Questions...

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    Re: 2 Questions...

    Pulling the Drone frame was a bigger hassle than it was worth.

    For the record, my shiny green frame was drawn out one of the brood chambers with ALL honey..that's right not one bit of brood! lol
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    Re: I love this forum!!!

    I visit gladly and often ;-)
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    Re: fla new honey law

    See my other post if you want a real rant. So lemme understand this. I live in Florida but as a small beek I cannot bottle my own honey in my kitchen even though a score of States allow for this. I...
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