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    Re: Carniolian ??

    Ahhhh, smelling that's a really good idea. I know the smell of a deadout and the smell of the sweet honey smell of live bees. I will go out there again later today and see what I can find out. I...
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    Re: Carniolian ??

    That is good to know. I will just have to be patient I guess. Winter is lasting wayyyy too long this year.
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    Re: Carniolian ??

    Thank you I will try that tomorrow. It will be sunny again but only 30 so I don't expect any out, but will take a stethoscope with me and see what I can hear.
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    Carniolian ??

    Hello all
    I am only a 4th year beek and this is my first winter with Carniolians. I am in central WI and we still have 2 or so feet of snow on the ground so am really going crazy wanting to see how...
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Hi David
    I was originally using the 60 ply wick and that is what also did not work for me. I ended up with the number 6 square braid from Candlewic. It was nice because I could buy a small packet...
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Thanks all. I have gotten some new wicks and they burn fine now. I was able to but several different sizes from Peak Candle. They have 10 yard packs for a reasonable price, so I finally got it...
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    Re: new member from WI

    Is that because they pollinate my garden?? And the do a good job at that too. I couldn't grow melons before the honeybees arrived.
    Pat
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    I may have something like that around the house here. I will have a look. Thanks. New wick should be here today, so maybe tomorrow I will be making new candles that will burn properly. Yeah.
    Pat
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Hi Dan, thanks, yes I did strain it thru several layers of cheesecloth. Maybe a t shirt would be better. I will restrain as I pour into the molds, when I get the new wick, just to be sure it is...
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Thanks all. I have ordered some new wicks, a few different sizes to try. Sooo hopefully that will fix the candles. I just love burning them, even just having them sit next to me. The smell is...
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Thank you also snl. I think it would be pretty hard to order from Germany and shipping would be awful. But there is some useful info there. I see at candlewic too.
    Pat in WI
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    new member from WI

    Just to introduce myself. I am a new member and new beek. I have had bees for 4 years-- will be five in spring. I am a hobby beek with just 5 hives (lang) right now. Hoping to make a couple...
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Thank you so much. The website and your info is just what I need. Hopefully one of the new wick sizes I ordered will work.
    Pat in WI
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    candles won't stay lit

    Hello all,
    I am new (5 years) to beekeeping and also candle making. I did already find answers right here to some of my questions. I have made some 3" wide pillar candles with beeswax using #60...
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