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  1. Thread: Beeswax sources

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    Re: Beeswax sources

    Wow, I did not know that. For some reason, I just assumed the wax stayed put and that cocoons were thin, paper-ish, debris that gets removed during the cleaning process. Thanks for the info!
  2. Thread: Beeswax sources

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    Re: Beeswax sources

    Good point. I think I read somewhere that the brood comb should be replaced roughly every 3 years or so, though I can't remember the reason off the top of my head at the moment...Would the comb then...
  3. Thread: Michael Bush

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    Re: Michael Bush

    Bee-ting around the Bush.
  4. Thread: Beeswax sources

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    Re: Beeswax sources

    well I was thinking of having the bees create their own comb every year, and utilizing the comb and cappings for beeswax products. I understand that usually means the comb building slows down honey...
  5. Thread: Beeswax sources

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    Beeswax sources

    I see everywhere that wax cappings are used to make beeswax. My question is can you also use honey or brood comb wax?
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    Re: How many colonies to be considered commercial?

    Took a gander at a dictionary, and this is what I saw:



    Don't know if that helps any.

    In reading these posts, it seems some of us are confusing commercial with professional. We are all...
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    Re: Can I Feed My Bees Gatorade?

    Electrolytes - it's what plants crave!
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    Re: Honey draining from hive?

    Are you thinking AFB? As far as I know, that's the only time you'd need to destroy anything.
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    Re: First Honey of 2011

    If you don't have the tools (like photoshop or MS Paint) you can do it here for free:

    http://www.picresize.com/
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    Requeening every year stops swarming.

    I found this to be an interesting read. Most notably:


    I wonder how accurate that is?
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    Quick question for foundationless beeks.

    I was reading another post about the honey production benefits of already having drawn frame as opposed to undrawn. The consensus being that the bees have more time making honey instead of wax for...
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    Re: clarification needed on making splits

    This may help: http://www.bushfarms.com/beessplits.htm
  13. Thread: Newbie here!

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    Re: Newbie here!

    That's a great link, indy! Thanks!

    I just learned something new that I haven't read before from that site:


    Sounds like voodoo witchcraft stuff, but if it works, awesome....!
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    Re: Anyone try the Varroa Mite Control Entrance?

    That was the route I was intending on going, but I've been debating on whether I should requeen periodically like most do, or if I should just let them requeen themselves. From what I read (and if I...
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    Re: Anyone try the Varroa Mite Control Entrance?

    Kingfisher, thanks for that tidbit. I had no idea and couldn't find info either way. If mites attach themselves anywhere, then the entrance doesn't sound as effective as I initially thought.
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    Re: Anyone try the Varroa Mite Control Entrance?

    From my understanding, not quite. Keep in mind, I'm still learning, so I may be wrong here, but pollen is carried on the hind legs. The theory behind the brush is that it is only long enough to go...
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    Re: Anyone try the Varroa Mite Control Entrance?

    Do you mean on this site, or in general? I provided the links...sorry for the confusion!
  18. Thread: Newbie here!

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    Newbie here!

    Hi all, glad to bee here! :D

    I am currently in the research stage of beekeeping. Knowledge is power, as they say. My wife and I had discussed at length about learning permaculture and learning to...
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    Anyone try the Varroa Mite Control Entrance?

    Hey there, aspiring newbee-keeper here. I've been scouring and absorbing info like crazy before I start my first hive and came across an interesting invention by Karen Wassmer of K&W Apiary....
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