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    Acceptable air temp for doing splits

    I was wanting to do some splits tomorrow, but the temperature will only reach the mid 50's. Do you think that that is a warm enough temp to be opening hives and working in them?

    Thanks in advance...
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    AugustC,

    Very nice plans, along with great pictures. Thank for posting this!
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    Riodelobo,

    Do you really use medium langstroth frames in a TBH?
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    Best top bar hive plan

    I would like to build a top bar hive this year. I presently use all langstroth hives, but would like to try out the TBH's.

    Since I'm not at all familiar with this type of hive, I was hoping that...
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    Re: Question for the Wood working Guru's

    John,

    Using a radial arm saw does indeed increase the danger of kick-back (when ripping or cutting grooves). I used to have a radial saw, but would only use it for cross cuts, and would use my...
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Yikes! I just found it on Amazon. It's $13.28 + $9.50 for shipping.
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Do you have to use this release each time you pour a mold?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    beemandan,

    Which mold release did you buy at The Engineer Guy? I want to make sure I get the one you were so happy with.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    Bee Bliss & beemandan,

    Thanks so much for the info!
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    Re: Candle release - better results

    What kind of mesh bag do you use for rinsing your wax, and where can one be gotten?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Benefits of burning beeswax candles?

    I have read somewhere that "virgin" beeswax is wax that has never had brood in it, only honey.
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    When using the flex molds, is it necessary to use mold release?

    If so, does ordinary silicone spray work satisfactorily?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    Bee Bliss,

    Could you provide me with a link or item number for the particular votive mold you said you liked?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    Thanks for all the great information!
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    Do you buy the pre-assembled votive wicks or make your own?

    One site advised me to use "square, braided, cotton wicks." Is that what you have found to work well?

    Where do you like to buy your...
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    I was wondering about those wick pins.

    - Is it hard to get your wick up through the candles?

    - Do you not prime the wick before inserting it up through the wick pin hole?

    - What type wick...
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    Best Votive Mold

    I am presently using the metal 6 votive mold, but was wondering if there is a better setup for doing this type of candle. For those of you who make beeswax votives, which mold do you find works the...
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    Is the queen in here?

    On Tuesday, I caught a nice swarm and brought it to my bee yard and placed it on its stand. On Wednesday afternoon, I saw a lot of bee forming on the outside of the hive. I grabbed an entrance...
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    Re: Swarm questions

    Thanks, guys. I will get in there today to have a look before all me bees have left me. :eek:
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    Swarm questions

    Question #1:
    Yesterday my bees swarmed and ended up about 50' up in a pine tree. After all these bees left the hive, I noticed a whole army of bees fanning at the entrance of the parent hive. Why...
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    Re: Size of brood nest for 8 frame mediums

    Thanks to all for the very helpful comments!
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    Re: How to clean plastic foundation

    Sounds like the pressure washer is the way to go. I have a lot of frames that use the plastic, and if there's an efficient way to clean them, I'm all for it. Thanks for all the good comments!
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    Size of brood nest for 8 frame mediums

    For those who use 8 frame mediums for standard beekeeping, how many boxes do you allow for the brood nest? Since your frames are smaller and there are less of them, should you use 3 boxes, instead of...
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    How to clean plastic foundation

    Do those of you who use plastic foundation have an easy method for cleaning your plastic before redeploying it?

    Is it good enough to get it like the one pictured and then just put a coating of...
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    Re: Glass for wax melter

    I should have talked to you before I launched into making mine. Although I have used a lot of materials I had on hand, it was way more complicated than yours. I pretty much revised the one they have...
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