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    Re: Recipe for Bowstring Wax?

    Spray inside the tube with candel mold release. You can get it from Betterbee
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    Re: Clipping queens?

    When you pay any where from a $150.00 to $500.00 For a breeder queen you don't want her flying off with a swarm. When she is in the grass you can start a nuc with her by using some frames of bees...
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    BEAN I like to shake frames with open brood...

    BEAN
    I like to shake frames with open brood because their are more young bees on them frames. Some time I use 3-5 hives to get what I need. I had no problem with fighting.
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    Chef try Freshwatersystems.com they have...

    Chef try Freshwatersystems.com they have pressure demand pumps. when you open the valve the pump comes on. You can get a 12 volt pump and hook it to your truck battery.
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    Betterbee gets their bees from Wilbanks Apiaries...

    Betterbee gets their bees from Wilbanks Apiaries in Claxton Ga.
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    I buy my Testors at Wallmart Wallmart carries...

    I buy my Testors at Wallmart

    Wallmart carries both the enamel and acrylic the acrylic dries faster. Take a finnish nail ( 6 or 8 penny) grind the point off, drill a hole in the cap the size of the...
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    How do you clean the plastic cell cups

    How do you clean the plastic cell cups
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    Smoke up box

    Hey guys
    Any pictures on this smoke up box.Sounds like a good piece of equipment to have and easy to build.
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    To all the queen raisers out there, how many...

    To all the queen raisers out there, how many cells could you put in 5 frame nuc at one time?
    I will be using a double 5 frame nuc with a queen excluder and floor with out a floor as a starter and...
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    Jeff Try this site they carry all types of...

    Jeff
    Try this site they carry all types of branding irons.
    www.Brandnew.net/
  11. Hi Joe Would you please send me the report. ...

    Hi Joe
    Would you please send me the report.

    RAYMM36@AOL.COM
    Thanks Ray
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    Can 55 gallon drums of HFCS that turned to sugar...

    Can 55 gallon drums of HFCS that turned to sugar be liquefied by heating and will it still be good for bee feed? These barrels have been stored in a barn for about 4-5 years. I just hate to haul them...
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    Diane when I make my triangle boards I use a 2...

    Diane when I make my triangle boards I use a 2 1/2 inche hole saw.
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    Diane the pieces are 3/8 of an inch thick by 3/4...

    Diane the pieces are 3/8 of an inch thick by 3/4 wide

    And can I use window screen as #8 harware cloth isnt readily available?
    The bees will propolize window screen very quickly.
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    I have been reading some old Bee Culture...

    I have been reading some old Bee Culture Magazines 1950-1970 and noticed some adds for double grafted queens.
    What is double grafting and why whould you double graft?
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    I bought a 25lb box of small cell it was 5.1mm I...

    I bought a 25lb box of small cell it was 5.1mm I called Betterbee back saying I needed 4.9mm and was told they only carried 5.1. I sent the foundation back.This took place in march they may have...
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    Betterbee has only 5.1mm crimped wired wax...

    Betterbee has only 5.1mm crimped wired wax foundation. I had to go to DADANT to get 4.9.
  18. I have not used powdered sugar in my hives. but I...

    I have not used powdered sugar in my hives. but I assume you have to use screened bottom boards for this method of treatment to be effective. Am I correct with this assumption ?
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    (Iddee) thanks for the web site I called and they...

    (Iddee) thanks for the web site I called and they they sent me to the Carl Hayden Bee Lab in Arizona,they do the testing for AHB.

    Michael B (But by all means send them in and find out.)
    The...
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    I have a good friend that was attempting to...

    I have a good friend that was attempting to remove a swarm from a building yesterday. The bees attacked and he received many stings resulting in a very serious reaction, anaphylactic shock....
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    JerseyBees says When Honey bees visit a flower it...

    JerseyBees says When Honey bees visit a flower it picks up on the strength of it`s fullness of nectar by the strength of it`s electrical field first.It is a part of the full sprectrum of nutrition...
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    I started with 4 packages on 5.1 m/m foundation...

    I started with 4 packages on 5.1 m/m foundation the 10 frames are nearly all drawn out.I am ready to put on the second brood box(9 5/8).Can I use 4.9 m/m foundation in this second box?
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    tecumseh adds: think.... lots and lots of young...

    tecumseh adds:
    think.... lots and lots of young nurse bees.
    I think Tecumseh has the answer,not to many nurse bees in a 30 day old package.I would shake some frames of young bees from other hives...
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    Hey Peggjam My grandson and my self also run...

    Hey Peggjam
    My grandson and my self also run Black and Tans we just finnished his male dog (grand nite camapion.Looking for a good female pup.Between the dogs and 50 hives of bees it keeps you...
  25. Chef, I never pull the reducer off of new...

    Chef, I never pull the reducer off of new packages until bees are fanning at the entrance during the day. This tells me that they can keep the hive warm on their own with out any help of the reducer.
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