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  1. Re: How many pounds of honey did you produce this year??

    Just shy of 900 Lbs. from 24 Hives. 6 were survivor hives, the rest were Pckgs. new this year from Waldo. 2 hives were failures due to queen haters. They all looked strong into the winter
    The...
  2. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    How about protection from someone who eats your honey or pollen and has a bad reaction? Some lawyers live for this kinda thing. That, I think is THE utmost concern. Insurance IS available but at...
  3. Thread: wax $

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    Re: wax $

    I'm never surprised by what one vendor can get for a similar product, over another vendor. Some of those tealights mentioned, had oils and additives to inhance their scents and commercial value and...
  4. Thread: wax $

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    Re: wax $

    I purchased a load of tealight tins and precut wicks already in the metal holders, on eBay, and the cost in bulk worked out to about .05 per. And I always have tons of excess wax after uncapping. I...
  5. Thread: feeders

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    Re: feeders

    I use plastic entrance feeders and haven't seen a drawback yet. Easy to remove, fill, and replace. And they were cheap, but cant find a place that sells them anymore. Weird huh? I have reducers...
  6. Thread: wax $

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    Re: wax $

    I sell tealights I make for .25 each and they fly off the table. 5 molded blocks that equal a pound for 15.00 to woodworkers or artisans. And I dip my own Hanukah candles.
  7. Re: Would anyone be interested in buying an Observation Hive?

    Every Keeper interested in selling lots of Honey and educating the masses should have one on their table, or a portable one to bring to seminars. My child explains the interworkings of the action...
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    Re: Plastic or glass? Which sells best and why?

    Glass 1 pounders have a bit of a hand up,classic, but easy to use nodrip 1 pound plastic w/comb imprint on the side helped move some last weekend. Everyone was asking for my plastic 1 Lb. BEE...
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    Re: Hive handles?

    Would a drum sander with coarse grit, used at the right angle and plunged into the board sand out the right shape? Dont have one but have envisioned a positive result.
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    I leave most of mine wide open, and always have, and always will. I see more Nosema streaks on the few hives with Solid Bottom boards, which I finally will be replacing this year. And there seems to...
  11. Re: What time of year do you use your pollen traps

    I wait until July so the Bee's can bulid up quick in Spring and then leave on throughout August, as the trap only collects a minimal percentage the Bee's still get some through. Then I let the Bee's...
  12. Re: Homer Simpson Creates a New Strain of Bee's

    Youtube keeps taking it down.
  13. Homer Simpson Creates a New Strain of Bee's

    Tonight, Friday Feb 12 @ 7PM Eastern on Ch. 8 WNYD Buffalo

    In the show, Springfield's bees are all dying, and the eccentric Groundskeeper Willy laments that the same is happening to bees around...
  14. Thread: losses

    by eranorion
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    Re: losses

    I checked on the last 40 degree day and had one hive of Russians, which made strange comb on plastic foundation, dead. They had consumed their full stores by Mid Jan. And the strange shaped comb,...
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    Re: Trying to extract...need some tips

    I hang a donald duck (or any) hair dryer on high, into my Maxant 20 frame extractor for 10 to 15 minutes before I spin. I put the lid on to hold the duck in place by its cord which keeps it pointing...
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    Pollen Dehydrating

    Window screen or the like, cut to shape of your dehydrator trays, and pour the pollen on thinly and evenly, Dry. Then it will last forever even out of the freezer and no chance of mold. It does lose...
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    Freezyer Pollen

    I collect mine daily and do some winnowing over the sink for wings and things, onto a flat cookie sheet, and then into the freezer for a day or two to somewhat freeze dry. Then I bag it and take my...
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    Cheapest Trap

    For years I've used a trap available from Betterbee costs 10.00 and harvests the pollen perfectly. http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=543 No need to adjust your deeps, on and off easily and...
  19. Thread: Local Honey?

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    I do

    I sell my local honey to Clearwater area or anywhere for that matter. I have several jars of last fall's harvest available, some liquid some creamed. I have the least expensive UPS cost to get it...
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    Poll: Spring And Fall

    I Treat all 10 hives for Nosema with Fumagillin in the spring and fall wether I see signs of its need or not. There are always signs in the spring. I also put a pad of MiteAway II on each hive in the...
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