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  1. Re: Simple Queen rearing Calander from Glenn Apiaries

    I was on a Sunday graft day schedule last year for while. Worst idea of my life, it seemed to make sense Sunday's are a laid back day and grafting only takes a short time right? Wrong, Ive got a wife...
  2. Re: Brazilian Red Propolis Attenuates Hypertension and Renal Damage in 5/6 Renal Abla

    How did they isolate brazilian pepper propolis.
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    Re: Hot wax dipping equipment

    I have about 250#-280# of Wax and rosin and had no problem getting it to 300 degrees.

    I'd guess it takes about an hour to get to temp, I'm not sure because I turned it down really low when my...
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    Re: Hot wax dipping equipment

    Becareful this thing kicks out some heat. I have a lid and fire extinguisher ready but the reality is if this thing catches on fire I'm probably just going to call it a day and walk away!
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    Re: Maintaining Copper Hive Top

    Copper tarnishes quickly, unsweetened Koolaid work well but without a protective coating it will re tarnish very fast.
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    Re: 2015's Queen marking color easier to see

    I marked a bunch about a week ago. As I was nearing the last ones and having already used my only two extra queens I thought to myself "I'm getting pretty good at quickly finding and marking queens"...
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    Re: Hot wax dipping equipment

    Thanks

    I originally thought that if I couldn't get a decent price on scrap pariffin I would use microcrystalline. I scored the wax at a good price and decided to add rosin.

    I found an American...
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    Re: Hot wax dipping equipment

    I've heard they last even longer if you paint in addition to dip them. I'm in Florida so blocking the UV and providing a lighter color to reflect heat couldn't hurt.
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    2015's Queen marking color easier to see

    I struggled to see the green on last years queens.

    I think this years blue is going to be much easier to find.

    I found this one right away:lpf:

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    Hot wax dipping equipment

    I set up a tank and dipped a few things today to get a feel for it.
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    Parffin and gum rosin 250-300 for 10 minutes was the goal.
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    I experimented with painting some Nucs while still...
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    Shaking them out on a freezing day should do the trick.

    I think you and your "extreme" treatment free ideas would make you a better neighbor than some other treatment free people and their extreme...
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Here.....

    http://americancontainers.com/products/index.php
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    Re: Hello from western New York

    Welcome, I'm originally from that part the the state.
    No experience keeping bees there though
  14. Thread: Queen Prices

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    Re: Queen Prices

    Good, it looks like someone sharpened a pencil
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I wonder why some people perceive package bees as inferior. I've made up more than a few to abuse and test other factors that might affect the end user experience. I think maybe people blame the...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    A bit of extra space may be easier to deal with not enough.

    I've been experimenting with candy board style feeding for mating Nucs. A hole in lid so they can get to an open can filled with hard...
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    This is way above my pay grade but I'll try to explain with a disclaimer

    I think....

    Start with Degroots ratio chart found here

    http://www.honeybee.com.au/Library/pollen/nutrition.html
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    Re: Varroa Still a Major Challenge?

    Airbrush. Interesting
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    I think maybe low in tryptophan is kinda of sort of a good thing.

    Explained here in #2

    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/pollen-supplement-formula/

    And in 2.5 here
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  20. Re: Do Pollinators Contribute to Nutritional Health?

    Let's just go with

    "Should the imperiled honeybee populations continue to decline nearly 60 % of the U.S. population is in danger of health damaging nutrional diet deficiencies, resulting in...
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    Re: Varroa Still a Major Challenge?

    How are they cleaned up?
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    Re: How many mites before treating?

    The action of those in the know seem to agree with you.

    I guess the next logical question would be how do I measure to conclude my treatment was successful ? I'm sure the answer may vary but a...
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    Re: Outdoor chest freezer?

    If you follow this advice (especially with an older freezer or GFI circuit) make sure the freezer is on wheels and has a drain plug if will make the frequent cleaning out of rotten stuff easier.
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    Re: Pattie supplements

    I'll check my PM's :)
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    Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping ?

    My kids got a cheap version of one of those a couple of years ago. It was fun to play around with, never felt the need to listen to bees.
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