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    Re: Warming Creamed Honey

    Why would you want to do another step? It's very easy to bottle a day or two after you've mixed the seed and flavoring if you've added any....
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    Well that was a fun read after feeding bees for a couple hours. Brought back memories of that outfit that went belly up in Mississippi I think!! Used to sell those Moonbeam queens!!
  3. Thread: Hive Lift?

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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Unfortunately they haven't brought the Apilift over here yet... And the freight costs amount to another lift...Still looking..
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    No doubt!! Shipping is the killer though!
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Any of you overseas have experience with these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeBKlbT2hTQ&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Yeah, I know about the wheels, trying to give everyone an idea or so, maybe jog the mind what has worked for someone, somewhere. And the need/want would be to pick up a hive body, bottom super, end...
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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Just trying to find something similar to the Apilift and this one: http://www.swienty.com/shop/vare.asp?side=0&vareid=100930

    Don't know why someone hasn't brought these over the water!!
  8. Thread: Hive Lift?

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    Hive Lift?

    After lifting all these supers after another season I'm back to trying to find some alternatives!!

    I've read all the old posts with those that have "modification" skills!! BUT I don't! So, has...
  9. Re: Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    Sorry but that's way toooo late for those of use trying to get the bees ready for winter!!
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    Re: Exposed bee faces: brood

    Did you have a cold snap? How many bees were on the frames? Looks like they were trying to get out...
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Yes, I'm one that's coming late to this party and trying to figure out and understand if it's that great, why it's not offered legally....Why Beltsville or Baton Rouge aren't leading the parade. I...
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    I wondered if anything further came from this from RO's site: Breaking news! Dr. Ellis reports that Heather Duncan, EPA region 7 administrator, has taken a leadership role in working to make OA...
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    Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Not wanting to hijack any of the current Oxalic Acid threads, could someone explain/describe why Oxalic Acid is not approved for use in the US as a varroa treatment. I would think if it's success is...
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    Re: MAQS and absconding

    I think that first day the strips are pretty potent and I leave the slides out of the SBB's. After day 3 or so they go back in to half or 3/4. Haven't seen too many negative issues with the 1...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Just like all things in beekeeping we all find the tools that work the best for our own needs and resources. Lot's of choices, lot's of situations and variables where each technique has it's place. ...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    Sorry charlie, but I didn't think it was a discussion on what's the best but rather what to do?? The mini's are perfect for those with just a few hives, wanting a few queens, without needing to do...
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    Re: creamed honey setting solid

    From what I've read I think it's your 14% that's adding to the firmness. My recollection is 18-19%. But I'm like you, I just tell them 15-30 sec. in the microwave to get whatever consistency they...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    I just box them up after they've cleaned them out, moved any honey, although I like to leave some of the capped honey in the mini's for next years start. Then store in unheated trailer or equipment...
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    Re: mini mating nuc frames

    I just put mine above the inner cover of a colony I'm combining them with. Usually not much brood left, but they take care of it until the frames are empty. Then store them for next year..
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    Re: Starter Hive Question

    I would just add that moving nucs into places where other hives were, to gain the foragers works well until fall and a dearth. Then it's iffy at best whether they fight to the end or not... Just a...
  21. Thread: Cage fight!

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    Re: Cage fight!

    I don't think the queens were in a cage fight, but since the other queen was there, I'm thinking they didn't feed the queen in the cage... But your right, it's never dull! Good luck with the rest of...
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    Re: Very light honey-marketing?

    I'd just mix a little until you get the color and flavor that they are looking for. Most of the time it's 50/50 with folks looking for light vs. dark.
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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    The serrated steak knife that you have in your kitchen drawer is what I've always used. Of course if you need an excuse for a new toy, go for it....
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    Re: Pic of one of this years queens

    Interesting left wing...is she young or old??
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Lavender, and I'll see if I can change the format.
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