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  1. Re: How to Reliquify Seriously Crystalized Honey?

    Benton:

    If your looking for a weekend project, try this link to my honey heater/ wax melter. I supplied the link as a consideration to forum space; you can watch the video directly from Beesource...
  2. Thread: Hive Stands

    by Riff Raff
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    Re: Hive Stands

    Nevermind the bees. I used 1 1/2 inch angular steel and welded a simple frame to keep it off the ground. The cost was about 6 USD but that was not including the green paint I used to finish it. The...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Ok, started at 1400 just got done (1630). I weighed the bees that were in my box, and I think they were 13 pounds (21 pounds minus the weight of the box- 8 pounds). I contemplated making two splits...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    78 degrees outside, sunny, and minimal wind. I'm in the middle of the split now. I shook all of my bees on a Taranov swarm box I made. It took me an hour to shake all of the bees on to the bottom of...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Thanks and I will. I am just waiting to do this thing before they decide to leave again. Still nervous though.
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    Re: Rookie Mistake!

    John, what method did you use to produce queens?
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Probably never truer words written this week. Of course, it's only Sunday!
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Thanks for all the insight and helpful ideas.

    AstroBee, yeah, today is a bit cooler but the bees are flying. Looked underneath the SBB and still the same, a nice ball from frames 2 to 9...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    I compromised considering what I had. I did not do anything to aggravate the bees today, even now it's still howlin' windy. I watched them like a hawk and went to the hive, placed my ear, rapped, and...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    'Been up since six and the wind has not died down! I wired my frames and I can see my bees form my kitchen table and they aren't flying! I have been out there about ten times today, there is about a...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Well, 0046 and I have assembled and primed three hive bodies, primed bottom boards and outer covers. I made 2.5 gallons of sugar syrup waiting for it to cool down so I can add my HBH. Assembled 20...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    I forgot to add this but I was in my hive three days ago and I never saw swarm cells. I know I couldn't find the queen but know I would recognize swarm cells if I saw them. I am pretty keen on...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    Yeah, that's what my mentor said too about the swarm sells. He recommended right now to give them more room, a split was kinda' iffy, being that there is still some cold coming our way. I'd hate to...
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    Re: My First Swarm...

    As soon as my YL gets up I'm building and painting everything (that requires paint that is)! I hope to have everything ready by morning and it's still ugly here, well ugly for North Carolina, I...
  15. Re: Drone comb frames for trapping SHB in medium bodies?

    Rusty, thanks for that link!
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    My First Swarm...

    Hello All:

    So, I had an interesting morning today. At about 0830 I decided to take my dogs out to handle their business before we bedded down to sleep (my family and I are night owls). I say,...
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    Re: Do you dilute Lemongrass Oil Concentrate?

    I look forward to responses because I just ordered an ounce from Loriann oils last week and I just had my own swarm today!
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Just had my first swarm today. One hive, temperature was about 75 degrees Fahrenheit at 0830, I will post a separate thread later when I get my pictures from my YL. Location, Eastern North Carolina....
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    Re: Pulled a good one today.

    OOPS! At least it ended well and the hive is surprising you with its survival. So either you or them are doing something right!
  20. Thread: Ants ?

    by Riff Raff
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    Re: Ants ?

    Summer, I don't have fire ants. I have regular ants I guess, but when I sprinkle cinnamon, I can see ants turn away if there are any. It doesn't kill ants but they don't like walking through the...
  21. Thread: Ants ?

    by Riff Raff
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    Re: Ants ?

    I use cinnamon around my hive legs; it doesn't kill ants but they don't climb the legs either I guess because they don't like the cinnamon dust on them. I forgot where I learned how to do this,...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Hive Top Feeder

    Hi akia703:

    You can buy new cans from Lowes or any local hardware store I imagine and I would not use a used can myself.

    I took the lid off, measured about an inch from the outer lid and made...
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    Re: Vanity License Plates

    As in DMV issued plates? In North Carolina, there are no such plates related to beekeeping.
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    Re: home built Honey decrystalizer

    Click reply to thread, there will be a toolbar at the top of the typing block. The third icon from the right, that's insert image. Click it, and look for your picture[s].
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    Re: 1000 3 lb packages East Coast.

    You can try Ricky Coor from Goldsboro- 919-778-0210.
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