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    Re: Feeding shim thickness

    Do you have any SHB issues? (I would guess not during feeding season given the picture and great results.)
  2. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    Mathesonequip, I was trying to be funny--as I think you detected. ...although I wouldn't be surprised...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    he wants you to do the investing, and him to keep the reward. Do you?
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    Re: Bring My Own Boxes?

    the advantage I see of transferring the nuc into buyer's equipment is the inspection and education opportunity for the newbee: "see there's the brood, there's the queen, there are some eggs, see...
  5. Thread: frozen honey

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    Re: frozen honey

    in freezer is fine. I put mine in Individual freezer bags so I could take out a few and let them thaw (with the bag as a moisture barrier. I found it takes really careful handling (while taking out...
  6. Thread: Cypress Hives

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    Re: Cypress Hives

    This question is probably also repetitive...What sort of "non-paint" is good and durable on cypress woodenware?
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    Re: Musings on Beekeeping Development Projects

    Yes, thanks for sharing these thoughts.
    Some of your observations are equally applicable when teaching more affluent potential beekeepers.
    I heartily affirm your core statement that beekeeping is a...
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    Re: what is a 10 frame slotted rack for

    some of us should learn to count.
  9. Thread: 8 frame hives

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    Re: 8 frame hives

    There are more companies selling more "things" for 10 frame than 8. So like Paulemar said, you may need to look longer for some pieces of 8 frame equipment. It is handy if you have someone or a...
  10. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    I would think that for beginning hobbyists, a pre-measured amount to mix, or even pre-mixed syrup, to use with a dribble syringe or similar tool would be useful and highly profitable. Maybe offer a...
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    Re: what is a 10 frame slotted rack for

    That is a thing of beauty! How did you like your octagonal hive?
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    Re: Fumagilin-B Honey?

    thanks for this thread. I got some "in case" but am glad I haven't used. Definitely don't want it stored in the hive.
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    I started with 3 from two sources (which adds another comparison point). And try to help your mentor -- you'll learn a lot and see a lot.
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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    black locust is my best so far.
  15. Thread: Lurker in IL

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    Re: Lurker in IL

    Different people react differently, I suppose.
    I second the idea that the first few stings (for me each season) I notice more than after that. Get a good jacket with attached veil (or the full...
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    Re: The store of Valley Bee Supply

    I have some Dadant and some Brushy Mountain 8 frame equipment. I had no compatibility issues with using Valley Bee equipment with it (same dimensions).
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    'Tis the season to watch bee videos.
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    Re: Good bee book for teenagers?

    I recommend going to the MAAREC site and finding Beekeeping Basics, available in a PDF of about 100 pages. The PDF you can look at for free or buy the book for $7.50 or a little more. About 100...
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    Re: Honey Bees made the Bumble Bees leave

    I've had the same experience. Either there are a lot more natives, or my eyes are more open. Watching the various pollinators on the buckwheat in the morning is a joy.
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    Re: May you find a blessing in your dressing.

    Mark, thanks for sharing. I'll share that at church.
  21. Re: What species did Apis Mellifera displace in North America?

    This may be slightly off topic but still important...
    Currently, beekeepers are among the advocates for understanding and limiting the misuse of pesticides, fungicides, and perhaps herbicides, as...
  22. Thread: 1 or two oz jars

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    Re: 1 or two oz jars

    the 2 oz" plastic bears are also nice -- and the label which fits can have the couple's name and wedding date. big hit 3 times so far.

    you asked about time -- it took me a while to get the hang...
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    Re: My first little harvest!

    congratulations, the first honey is the sweetest.
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    It looks like you hive and frame dimensions are a little different -- What is your brood area (or just the dimensions of frames, etc)?
    It looks like maybe the equivalent of a US 10 frame deep (9 1/8...
  25. Thread: Mike Palmer Nuc

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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Dear Barry,

    Occasionally, moderators get thanked for what seems to me to be often a thankless job.

    Thank you.
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