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    Re: wax worms in my honey

    I tried that once and it went slower than my extractor filled the strainer and overflowed. too cold and thick I think.
    back to my current situation, is it possible for worms to live in honey and is...
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    wax worms in my honey

    For the last couple years, I have been having a hard time keeping the wax moths out of my hives. I extracted my honey last Saturday. I had a few honey supers with wax moth damage and wax worms. The...
  3. Thread: A decent hat?

    by tjenkins
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    Helmet

    i bought a nice pith helmet at an army nave surplus store in daytona beach florida. There are not too many left in Michigan thathave a good selection. Try a surplus store.
    Tom
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    kelley packaging

    I have bought a lot of items from Kelley and have found their packaging the most secure I have ever seen. the boxes are glued and taped very tightly. as a matter of fact, I find it very hard to open...
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    seriously, I have kept bees this time for about 5 years and in that five years I have had many successes and failures. The maddest most frustrating thing happened to me when I was trying to remove a...
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    localized swelling

    Several years ago I was stung in the ankle. My leg swelled up all the way to my knee. I thought nothing of it except that was the worst swelling that I had since I started keeping bees six years ago....
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    Your New Truck

    Those guys are just jealous because they cannot drive their semi into the field. I bet they all wish they had one like yours.
    It is cool.
    Good advice about the dump box though.
    Tom in Michigan
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    eyelets

    A drill press. Yes I get the picture. That is a really neat idea. I am an auto mechanic and I should have thought of that.
    Tom in Michigan
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    Another Dumb Eyelet Question

    I have been keeping bees this time around for about five years now and in the beginning I was sure to use eyelets before wiring the frames. I found this was more tedious than wiring the frames. Sooo...
  10. frame spacing

    This is typical when someone tries to go to a 9 frame super too soon. In order to use nine frames in a 10 frame super the bees must be allowed to draw out all ten frames then, reduce it to 9. The...
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    farm business exempt

    I was wondering if a beekeeper is considered a farmer in the eyes of the IRS?
    if so, is the beekeeper exempt from taxes like other farmers. Is there federal money available to start, maintain, grow,...
  12. Thread: box joint jig

    by tjenkins
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    Where are you buying wood cheap enough to make...

    Where are you buying wood cheap enough to make making your own frames economical. A friend in the bee club sells deeps and mediums for less than buying the piiece of wood. I would for sure make my...
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    posting pictures

    I read the first post and everal since. To post a picture doe I need a separate place to store them??? i tried to post and It wanted a URL.
    Is there instructions how to do this somewhere??

    Thanks...
  14. Thread: moth crystals

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    bt

    Soo, to summarize what a lot of you are posting is that we SHOULD be using a banned chemical that is sprayed into the frames and will be there for ever and SHOULD NOT use an approved chemical that...
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    folding frame

    I was impressed with the folding wired frame that you put the comb into. Is this your design or somthing you found? Do you have any other pictures or design plans for this?
    thanks,
    Tom in Michigan
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    uncapping tank

    Thanks Walt, that paints a pretty good picture. How many hives are you running? What do you think about making it with a water jacket so it would melt the wax...would that spoil the honey? I know it...
  17. Thread: moth crystals

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    moth crystals

    does anyone know if the use of moth crystals will kill waxworms? I have a few worms that made it into my honey frames before i extracted. I would like to treat with para moth and hope they will drop...
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    uncapper

    Thanks Walt,
    I have ten hives and recently bought a hubbard 44.
    I would like to expand next year to at least make enough money to pay for the equipment. The uncapper is somthing I would like to...
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    pictures of uncapping equipment

    Hello,
    Does anyone have pictures or better, videos of the cowen uncappers in action? This equipment is really expensive and the still pictures on the web do not show the proper use of the equipment....
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