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    wax rendering

    hey guys,

    does anybody know of any wax rendering places here in upstate ny that are still operational?
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    Thanks for the insight Dickm.

    Thanks for the insight Dickm.
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    Hi guys. Just thought I'd pick some brains. Any...

    Hi guys. Just thought I'd pick some brains. Any experience with these bees? How about honey production, winter over {the farther north the better), disease resistance etc.? Also, who's selling them?...
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    Yup, I do this every year. I use a single deep...

    Yup, I do this every year. I use a single deep hive body and I place them on the edges of feilds. I use lemon grass and canola oil for a lure. Works great.
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    That's amazing Crownhoney. The pavement must have...

    That's amazing Crownhoney. The pavement must have really been sizzling in Florida's full sun. I can't believe these things are so tough. Well, once again it's back to the drawing board. But it's...
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    Ok, now I'll give you my list. First, I tried...

    Ok, now I'll give you my list. First, I tried italians from St. Simmons Isle. They were productive and gentle, but they didn't survive a mild upstate NY winter. Then I raised my own queens. I used...
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    Thanks guys. Keep the opinions coming. Very...

    Thanks guys. Keep the opinions coming. Very informative, as usual, Dan. Thanks.
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    Thanks guys. I am really just after your...

    Thanks guys. I am really just after your subjective opinions on what queens and suppliers you like the best. More precisely, what queens have you purchased from which suppliers and received the best,...
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    Thanks guys. I'm really just after your...

    Thanks guys. I'm really just after your subjective opinions on what queens and suppliers you like the best. More precisely, what queens have you purchased from which suppliers and received the best,...
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    Wow, that's a statement rainesridgefarms. On the...

    Wow, that's a statement rainesridgefarms. On the web site it reads: "The Caucasian bee is the gentlest race of honeybee, making it an attractive bee for all beekeepers, especially for hobbyist and...
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    I don't see this question ever asked directly, so...

    I don't see this question ever asked directly, so I'm going to throw it out there. What queens are the best from which supplier and why?
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    I'm about to do some late splits. I would like to...

    I'm about to do some late splits. I would like to try caucasians from bolling bee farms. Has anyone tried them? What are your experiences?
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    Maybe that's the problem bjorn: there are no...

    Maybe that's the problem bjorn: there are no clear standards in honey labelling. My point is simply that most beekeepers will pay very close attention to what blooms when in their particular region....
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    I don't exactly think that single source honeys...

    I don't exactly think that single source honeys are a "gimmick" as stated previously, but instead, I would say that the labelling is an implied overstatement. Let me explain.
    What a beekeeper is...
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    Thanks for the reply astrobee. I was under the...

    Thanks for the reply astrobee. I was under the assumption (and you know what they say about assumptions) that checkmite was a contact toxin to beetles. If the medication didn't kill the beetles...
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    Has anyone taken a look at my idea for ckeck mite...

    Has anyone taken a look at my idea for ckeck mite (a known beetle control) distribution? It's noted in the original posting along with the metal roofing control. Any comments?
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    Well, as far as rising heat is concerned, I don't...

    Well, as far as rising heat is concerned, I don't think that would be a problem. Let me explain.
    The way I run my hives is to put a standard pallet on the ground, and then use a special built...
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    I don't think that would be a concern Branman....

    I don't think that would be a concern Branman. For the most part bees do deposit foreign material from the hive in front of the colony. Why we don't see more debris is due to scavanging insects, like...
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    Hi again bjerm2. Didn't your bees find any of the...

    Hi again bjerm2. Didn't your bees find any of the basswood trees? I had a terrific first harvest of basswood, and the trees are still going strong. Now it looks like sweet clover is going great guns....
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    Thanks Dee. That is exactly what I'm...

    Thanks Dee. That is exactly what I'm experiencing. The goldenrod flow has been extending longer and starting earlier. It may be weather related or it may be due to an introduction of new goldenrod...
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    I have a few ideas that I think may work against...

    I have a few ideas that I think may work against small hive beetle, but since we have no beetles in new york yet (thank goodness) I don't have any way for practical application. First, research reads...
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    This is a question for bjerm2, but it's related....

    This is a question for bjerm2, but it's related. Have you noticed that goldenrod seems to be having an extended season compared to years past? It seems to me that some other species of goldenrod...
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    Hi jreece. How much are you paying per pound. I...

    Hi jreece. How much are you paying per pound. I usually move about 300 pounds of relatively pure propolis a season. If you could match cc pollens price, I would be interested in doing business with...
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    Does anybody out there know who is buying...

    Does anybody out there know who is buying propolis wholesale? I'm aware of beehive botanicals ($6.00 per pound; shipping included) and cc pollen ($22.00 per pound; huge turnaround time). I was just...
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    Hey there. Does anybody know of a use for the...

    Hey there. Does anybody know of a use for the boxes that my bees came in? After hiving the 120 swarms that I picked up from spell bee (good bunch of guys, and the bees are excellent so far) I'm left...
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