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    Re: Mold in airlock any worries?

    I have never heard of using cheap vodka before, but that sounds like a great solution which I will try for sure.
    As far as trying it I have racked it once, but it didn't taste very good yet. But I'm...
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    Mold in airlock any worries?

    I found a dark/black mold in one of my airlocks a few days ago. Other than the 'personal shame' that I may not have sanitized well enough, any cause for worries?
    Thankfully it was on a 1 gallon and...
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    Re: Liquid Nitrogen

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is this used for? I would guess small hive beetles, wax moths, possibly mites, but I have never heard of this treatment. Seems an interesting option.
  4. Thread: Custom labels

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    Re: Custom labels

    Hello all,
    I am using my own labels now (I started using Amy also), but quickly found that I needed to be able to change labels, sizes, etc and since I do other things besides honey knew that it...
  5. Thread: Labels

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    Re: Labels

    Hello all,
    I am using my own labels now (I started using Amy also), but quickly found that I needed to be able to change labels, sizes, etc and since I do other things besides honey knew that it...
  6. Thread: Labeling

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    Re: Labeling

    Hello all,
    I am using my own labels now (I started using Amy also), but quickly found that I needed to be able to change labels, sizes, etc and since I do other things besides honey knew that it...
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    Re: SHB in Illinois?

    SHB is most definately here in Illinois. They are not supposed to make it through the winter here, but that doesn't seem to matter around me. I would say that most beeks that I know in the area...
  8. Re: Using a hive top feeder as a water source

    I have given this thought also, but here is the concern that has kept me from using them. The top feeder I have holds 3 or so gallons which seems like an easy way to mold or foul the water. There's a...
  9. Re: extracting multiple times vs. once (hobbyist)

    Thanks for the info, so what i gather is that multiple extractions may actually be better for the harvest (hive regulation and pests) if its not too much work. I guess I'll keep on doing what I'm...
  10. extracting multiple times vs. once (hobbyist)

    I harvest multiple times per year to keep a constant supply of honey for my customers and to enjoy the color change. I would like to go to just once or twice (for labor reasons solely). My question...
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    website must haves

    Hi all,
    Well since it's winter it's time for studying or building it seems...well I'm gonna try my hand at a website over this winter and was wondering what you all thought are 'must haves' for a...
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    supplier interchangablity

    I currently use Dadant woodenware, but a friend is making a run to Mann Lake soon. How is the interchangability of these 2 suppliers- Dadant and Mann Lake? Do they have same beespace placement...
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    I'm gonna try to bring this one ack to the top...

    I'm gonna try to bring this one ack to the top because Glorybee has a new handpump for 20 bucks (cheapest I'ver seen). Hopefully not built to fail :(. Anyone use one yet?
  14. Thread: Fireproof

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    My take on fireproof. I enjoyed the movie, but...

    My take on fireproof. I enjoyed the movie, but you need to know how to look at it. If you saw Facing the Giants you know what to expect as far as the acting you are going to get. If you can 'look...
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    I use a shop light with cord(the handheld ones...

    I use a shop light with cord(the handheld ones used for looking under an engine) with a 25-60 watt normal style light bulb in a rubbermaid tote. Not sure the exact size tote I use, but it's one of...
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    so do you buy dividers? or just try and pack it...

    so do you buy dividers? or just try and pack it well?
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    where to find shipping boxes?

    Where do all of you commercial guys buy your shipping boxes? I have only found one place for 12oz and 1.5lb squeeze bears at 75 cents a piece? I would assume there is someone who sells shipping boxes...
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    Queen breeding question

    From what I have seen and read only larva are grafted to raise queens(without a queenrearing system). And I have also read that since larva are older than eggs they may not be fed as well. I think...
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    have never tried it, but am kicking around the...

    have never tried it, but am kicking around the idea of using it if it's worth it. I believe it was the same one suggested in this months (or lasts) American Bee Journal.
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    Powdered sugar hand pump

    Any body ever use this powdered sugar hand pump like this one from dadants. Likes? Dislikes? Worth the price?
    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1066
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    Here is the extractor I would recommend....

    Here is the extractor I would recommend.
    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=35_72&products_id=355
    It's from Dadant and if you do intend on staying small (under 10 hives) I...
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    The other thing you have to keep in mind is that...

    The other thing you have to keep in mind is that your closest (I believe) competition is Dadant's in Hamilton who offers a lot of products. So your price would have to be close to or below them. You...
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    I don't believe I am trying to get something for...

    I don't believe I am trying to get something for nothing. There would be my time to tend the bees, put the hives together, extract, take on the risk of losses etc. Here is what I don't want to do if...
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    Deknow, I believe the CSA model around here may...

    Deknow,
    I believe the CSA model around here may be a little different. One of the guys at work bought a share this year and this is how it played out. You buy at a set price to receive a set amount....
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    Thanks for all the replies, I can see that this...

    Thanks for all the replies, I can see that this model may not be a good one or feasible, but I'm not ready to give up completely... Tecumseh- I would agree the price is high and honey amount high for...
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