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    JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Hi fellow beekeepers!

    This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. I'd love to have a number of you join me on the walk. The walk will be held on September 26th at Hidden...
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    Thanks guys for all the help.
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    Thanks to all of you for the inputs. Mine is a "wrap-it-heater" or something like that. Its the same one sold by Mann Lake. I think it has two settings high and low.

    One thing I wanted to...
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    No...I don't have a way to lift the barrel and set on its side.
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    Tips for using barrel heaters?

    I've got some honey crystalized in barrels. I've not used the barrel heaters before. Its the heater band that fits around the barrel.

    Any tips on the best way to use it? Bottom to top? Top...
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    Re: ANPAC Insurance & Inspections

    I also have ANPAC. I haven't received any letters stating there will be inspections. What exactly would they be inspecting?
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    Re: Queen Excluders.

    I've run a number of colonies that just used ONE deep brood box with an excluder above it. I never had a swarming problem with it probably because I was diligent about making splits etc.

    What...
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    Re: Jz bz queen cells ????

    Everyone has their own methods. No it isn't necessary but I found a higher cell take when I dipped the cups in melted beeswax. It'd doesn't take much time and was worth the effort to me. I...
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    VP Queen Bees

    4 Words Sum up this operation:

    Excellent queens!

    Excellent service!
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    Re: Opinions Wanted: When to buy forklift

    I'm not saying don't get a forklift if you can find a good deal...

    I guess my opinion since your new to beekeeping....

    Hone your skills as a beekeeper before you start worrying about...
  11. If you click on the link in my signature you can...

    If you click on the link in my signature you can see the trailers that suttonbeeman is talking about. I have 3 of the trailers that he built and use them for pollination.

    I love the trailers...
  12. Interesting.... we simply told the dr that we...

    Interesting.... we simply told the dr that we were beekeepers and wanted to have an epi-pen on hand in the event that someone in the family or a visitor was stung and went into shock. She...
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    The person who started this thread kills off his...

    The person who started this thread kills off his bees every year. He doesn't have a drone pool to start with let alone a quality drone pool. What good will cells do for him? That was partly why I...
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    You also have the issue of genetics... you are...

    You also have the issue of genetics... you are getting one side of the equation with cells. By purchasing laying queens you are getting drone semen from the breeder colonies and their surrounding...
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    I've gotten 4-5 off me this spring already. Only...

    I've gotten 4-5 off me this spring already. Only one had actually fixed itself to my scalp. My son back in March had a tick in his head and one on his clothes. We also are in a prime Lyme Disease...
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    That is exactly what I do. I allow the chunk to...

    That is exactly what I do. I allow the chunk to cool to room temperature from being in the freezer and then fill the remainder with warm honey.
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    I keep my comb honey in the freezer and try to...

    I keep my comb honey in the freezer and try to bottle only as needed. If it sits around for any length of time it will granulate and chunk honey isn't terribly easy to liquify without damaging the...
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    Jeans

    Jeans
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    That's an interesting claim... especially...

    That's an interesting claim... especially considering the frequency with which they smoke! :rolleyes::D
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    I've had the same problem. They also seem to...

    I've had the same problem. They also seem to like the air cleaners for nesting locations. Someone told me they got some all spice and sprinkled it around the engine compartment and that seemed to...
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    One never knows the possiblilities. I had an...

    One never knows the possiblilities. I had an apple grower contact me and wanted 5 hives. They were around a 35min drive from me. I decided to try it and see. I hated to make the effort for 5...
  22. My home yard is 2 1/2 miles from a 1200 Megawatt...

    My home yard is 2 1/2 miles from a 1200 Megawatt coal Plant (1.2 million KW). I haven't had my honey tested but it tastes mighty good! :D
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    I think it is a worthwhile project in theory. ...

    I think it is a worthwhile project in theory. However I question the ability to screen candidates. What one person may consider a tough survivor someone else may consider to be less so.

    I...
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    I guarantee that if you decide to take the advice...

    I guarantee that if you decide to take the advice you don't seem to like you'd find it to be positively accurate and helpful to you in your beekeeping endeavors.

    Best wishes!
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    Do they happen to have a website?

    Do they happen to have a website?
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