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    Re: Cleaning between frames

    Mike, I keep all of the wax I can, regardless of color. I run all the light color wax together through my solar melter and then I run the dark burr comb separately. I use the dark comb in my...
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    Re: I've been adopted!

    I always get a kick out of a swarm moving into empty equipment I have outside....a freebie!!!!
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    Re: when to add honey super

    You did what you did....I tend to put new boxes with wax foundation on new hives...keeps the hive beetles from getting a foot hold.
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    Re: First time wax moths

    Yes, freeze the entire box or boxes....I leave mine in the freezer for 48 hours as standard protocol. Others advocate using BT...not sure how I feel about that....
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    Re: New Beek: Storage of bottled honey

    I only bottle honey in glass. I am not a fan of plastic for food or drink containers. I have read where there are hormone disrupting chemicals are used in the plastics. I also read that as recent...
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    Re: three brood chambers

    When I had honey bees in NY and PA I overwintered them in (1) Deep and (1) Medium. They were overwintered in the elements of the outdoors. Here in TN, I have overwintered them in singles, but...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Thank you for clarifying; I asked because i didn't know that it's only purpose was to keep honey out of cracks....I don't recall reading that in this thread, but could have missed it.
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    Poll: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke...

    I've tried inspecting my bees both ways, with smoke and without smoke....needless to say, I've been blistered a time or two by not using smoke. I tend to use smoke as a normal course of action.
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    Re: Second brood box?

    I would just put the second brood box on top without manipulating and let them do their thing.
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    Re: intentional swarming...

    I do my part without trying...as hard as I work to manipulate my hives there is always a sneaky swarm that gets up to 20 plus feet in the air and I watch them fly! Not to mention the ones I never...
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    Re: temporary mount for Maxant extractor

    I remember my Dad cut one of those big sonotubes (http://www.sonotube.com/) into about a 12 inch height and poured concrete into them with mounting bolts. The only problem was moving them into place...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Is this now an industry standard to use rosins to seal seams? Why wouldn't a weld work?
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    Re: Glass Honey Bottles - Central TN

    Thanks folks...I appreciate the PM's and posts here. I am getting it narrowed down now.
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    Re: What to do with swarn?

    Not sure how big a swarm, but if it was my swarm I would use a top feeder with 1 to 1 cane sugar/water to help them draw out new comb. Like JRG said, a frame of capped brood might be in order. Good...
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    Glass Honey Bottles - Central TN

    Any advice as to a wholesale supplier of new pint/quart canning jars and/or honey jars. I am just trying to find a supplier in closer proximity to save on transportation costs. Who do you get your...
  16. Re: Bee-aware: Epa cover up over neonicotinoid's killing bees

    Putting aside my thoughts about Dan R and his previous reporting history, I am glad he is investigating the neonics issue...
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    Re: Look at this Hive Stand

    Melanie....lol, I agree.....a local retail establishment has the blocks listed on the net for $1.23 each which is my primary motivator :-)
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    Re: Can't find the queen

    I would be concerned. I looked up your county and you are not too far from me. I was thinking maybe because of the higher elevation you are at, but the temp. difference between us is not that...
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    Re: lead in older equipment

    In many states the law requires the use of stainless from what I have read. Lead solder was commonly used until 1986 according to the NY State Dept of Health website (at least in NY). There are...
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    Re: Relocating a hive - Winter vs Summer?

    I've been moving hives for the past few weeks in the mornings while the temps are just above freezing. They are all doing fine and haven't had a mishap or lost one yet :-) They are a whole lot...
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    Re: New split

    If it were me...I would have moved the hive 180 feet away and left the two frames with brood in the location the hive was originally in. I might have taken a frame of honey/pollen as well to put...
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    Re: Swarms and Cutouts

    I don't charge to get a swarm off someones property...they are doing me a favor calling me to come and get it in the first place. Cutouts, another story....those are like real work and I do charge a...
  23. Thread: Glue to use?

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    Re: Glue to use?

    I glue all my wooden ware when I build it with titebond II or III. And yes, I boil all my new boxes, bottom boards, inner covers, and top covers after the glue is dried. While I can't attest to...
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    Re: Single vs Double Brood Box

    I always overwintered in NY/PA with a Deep and a Medium, or two Deeps. Now that I am in Tennessee I over winter in a Deep and Medium, and I suspect I would have little issue just overwintering with...
  25. Thread: Yellow Bees

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    Re: Yellow Bees

    I have some nice yellow/brown italians from Oliveraz queens....very light, beautiful and easy to work with.
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