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  1. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    to me they are my pets ,, and I will allways think of them that way ,,, any one that knows me will ask how the girls are ,,, if some one hears us talking about bees and says anything ,, they will...
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    Re: Minnesota beeks, overwintering wraps?

    Im in mn no I do not wrap my hives , did 1 year and lost the hive ,I do winter prep way different then most , but they pull through winter .. its not the cold that kills ,,,, its moisture that gets...
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    Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    buy a extractor ,,, as it takes around 8 pounds of honey to make 1 pound of wax
  4. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    My wife asking """are you going to pick up your girls this week end ??? """
    """" You better go check the girls out to day """"
  5. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

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    I've had 11 stings and 3 of them to my head. Nothing worse than hearing a bee buzzing in my hair knowing I'll most likely be stung!

    you think that sounds bad ,, try a bee setting on your...
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    Re: new place to get stung

    [QUOTE=lazy shooter;1152917]Now bee stings in a nudist colony is something to think about.[/QUO
  7. Re: Stupid question: how many beekeepers are scared of bees?

    work the girls ( bees ) ANY WAY your comfortable ,,, wear a suit ,, gloves ,, vail ,,any thing that makes YOU comfortable ,and DO NOT worry what any one thinks and wears .. tis is the only way...
  8. Re: Abandonment method for clearing supers: Just pulled boxes. I'm worried. Need advi

    the way i move them off a frame is hold the frame in my left hand ,, hit my hand ,, all the bees fall into the hive ,, put it were i want it grab the next ,,, can do 10 frames less then 8 min
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    Re: is he still around

    sorry to hear hes not feeling good ... hope he gets better
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    is he still around

    is sundance still around ? wanted to maybe get some bt
  11. Thread: corking

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    Re: corking

    My other project is on hold as I have been having a little problem with my ticker and can barely tend my bees.

    bees are fun but can get to be a problem when health gets in the way ,and are not...
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    Re: screened bottom board conversion?

    all I use is the screened bottom board and have yet to close one had a closed bottom board the first year , lost that hive
  13. Re: One question nobody seems to be able to answer...

    We offer a complete line of beekeeping equipment and supplies for both the hobbyist and commercial beekeeper. From woodenware to protective gear to honey processing equipment, we have the tools that...
  14. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    bottled part of the beet wine ,, 16 bottles ,,, have about 5 gals of beet to go ,, lot of other wine still in bulk but will wait to bottle it til summer
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    Re: How and when to mow around hives

    the girls in my hive never did any thing when I mowed around the hives ,, I had the smoke blowing away from the hive ,
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    Re: MA mosquito spraying

    her in MN you call dnr and they will not spray around were you tell them your hives are ,, they drop pellets here and yes that is for larvae , but if you kill the larvae you have less mosquito's ,...
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    Re: How many hives is enough?

    I had 8 and wanted more it , depends on the number you ENJOY working , when it gets to be work then if you want it to be a hobby you cut back to what was fun , than it would be the right number
  18. Re: Would you recommend Pierco, or Mann Lake plastic frames?

    i would recommend wax ... I have NO luck with plastic frames , my girls would build between the frames ,, if they did any thing with plastic frames
  19. Thread: cranberry wine

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    Re: cranberry wine

    just got home from helping our son get some grapes ready to brew ,, he will get about 8 gal ,, he still has cranberry's to get going . will help get that going this week ,,, wine does take more...
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    Re: cranberry wine

    had 5 tasters and they all said its great ,, its perking a lot faster then I thought it would ,, every one thinks its a lot of wine (15 gals )but then its only 15 gals of 45 gals , now THATS alot...
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    Re: cranberry wine

    red star montrachet yeast , 36 cups water , 18 pounds berrys ,yeast nutreant , some orange's and sugar ,, made 15 gals ,and have 15 to go ,, but it is turning out to be a lot of work ,,,plus 5 gal...
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    cranberry wine

    to start I can not taste anything ,, like bread and any meat , vegetable , any thing has no flavor to me they all taste the same ,, so I go by my wife's taste ..
    I was making cranberry wine...
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    Re: Vintage Le Grande Salvage

    put some pectic enzyme in with the fruit a hour or so before adding yeast , you will get more juice
  24. Thread: Mouse guards?

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    Re: Mouse guards?

    I use1/2 inch ,, but when I cut it ,I cut so I have the pointed 1/2 inch wire top and bottom ,, I have 3 full squares then the 1/2 inch of pointed wire ,, I bend the wire just a little so if a mouse...
  25. Re: Should I replace screened bottom board with wooden one for winter?

    I use sbb and have yet to close any ,, as far as cost ,, I make mine out of 2x4 I like them better then the ones made with 1x3 like you buy ..
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