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  1. Re: Coal black and dark Forrest green pollen..

    propolis
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    Re: re-liquifying honey

    I'm with papa, I have right on my rear label, DO NOT MICROWAVE.
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    Re: Labeling of Honey

    welcome to the world of adulturated honey. Either by ignorance, accident or intentional its still the same thing. 60% of the honey on our store shelves is most likely the same thing. Just a fact.
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    Re: Pricing Honey

    Farmers Market pricing here is right at $10.00 per lb. I sell wholesale by the case (12 lb. jars) at $72.00. I have several 50 case a year accounts. Next year i'll probably go up a little. For me...
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    Walter Kelley Customer Service

    I emailed Walter Kelley bee supply twice over the last two weeks regarding the purchase of a fairly expensive piece of equipment asking for some more product informaton and specs on the equipment. ...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Peter I couldn't agree more with your statement about introducing queens into a weak nuc first and then combining them with the queenless colony you wish to make queenright. This has become standard...
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    Re: When to harvest honey

    If the honey is ripened and mostly capped pull it off and extract it so you can give the wet comb back to them. Maybe they'll make you some more. Having said that, you need to make sure that your...
  8. Re: Aha, it's not just me, NH seems to be having a problem with honey supply

    Location, location, location
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    Re: Uncapping question

    There are quite a few different ways to remove wax from a frame of honey to extract. An un-capping fork is one and a "capping scratcher" is another. There is a distinct difference. Really is no...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Waynesgarden


    Muchas Gracis Sir, as they say case closed.
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Dave I don't recall ever commenting on anything to do with your attemps to re-queen a hive. You questioned my statement remember. I was just trying to educate you a little but lets let it go ok. ...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    Didn't think I would find it right away Dave but I did...

    "Anarchistic bees" (laying workers) are ever present but usually in small enough numbers to not cause a problem and are simply policed by...
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    well dave we're all entitled to our opinions, but the vast majority of knowledgeable beekeepers are most likely going to disagree with you.
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    Re: Sundance Bottom Mount Pollen Traps

    Thanks Rader I checked it out. Shippings a little steep at $27.30 for 2 trpas but whats cheap anymore. LOL
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    Re: spraying laying worker hive for requeening

    and lets not forget that all queenright hives most likely have many laying workers.
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    Re: Hive tool PSA

    For me nothing worse than a dull knife (or hive tool)
  17. Thread: Medium hives

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    Re: Medium hives

    "Tablesaw or circular saw"

    Now that sounds like fun
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    Sundance Bottom Mount Pollen Traps

    I need to purchase some Sundance (bottom mount) pollen traps. Best price I have found so far is $67.50 ea. at Blue Sky Supply less shipping. Anyone have any suggestions
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    Re: Corrugated Metal Roof?

    I use aluminum printing press sheets from our local newspaper facility. Very easy to work with, cut bend etc. They sell them to me for (2) for a buck. They are light and stay a lot cooler than...
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    I use the same spatula for my Dadant 20 frame extractor and find it comes in very handy.
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    Re: Uncapping question

    Either way works for me, but this year I have been simply scratching the capped comb with a cappings scratcher. As a result I don't have a lot of wax and honey to drain from my uncapping tank. It's...
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    Re: How many Hives???

    The Rio Grande river provides irrigation for agricultural areas from the Taos basin all the way to Las Cruces at the Mexico border with most cash crops being alfalfa. Tribal lands are also dispersed...
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    Re: Can raw honey be clear?.....

    Our sourwood was extra-light to light amber color and extremely aromatic. We used to make a lot before they cut it all down in our area and planted pine trees. Pure sourwood is very very slow to...
  24. Thread: Frame spacer

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    Re: Frame spacer

    Or you can just use a cappings "scratcher" and end up with almost no honey in your uncpaping tank, and very little wax cappings as well. I pretty much just scratch everything now as its much faster...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    I have a couple of the Maxant bottling tanks with their valve. Commonly referred to as the "one drip valve" They work great.
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