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  1. Thread: uncapping plane

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    The plane is similar to a wood plane in function....

    The plane is similar to a wood plane in function.
    It has an adjustable blade and a heating element similar to a hot knife.
    when it is adjusted correctly it is about twice as fast as a hot knife for...
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    What is a capping scratcher used for?

    What is a capping scratcher used for?
  3. Thread: Settling honey

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    How long does it usually take for debris to...

    How long does it usually take for debris to settle out of un heated honey?
    I’m trying to determine my tank capacity needs.
  4. Thread: Sour feed?

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    How does one know if the sugar syrup has gone...

    How does one know if the sugar syrup has gone sour, is it an obvious aroma ?
    Will this harm the bees or are they smart enough not to use it?
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    I just went though the allergy testing yesterday...

    I just went though the allergy testing yesterday where they injected 5 different venoms under my skin in 5 or 6 ( I don’t recall for sure ) increasing strengths looking for a skin reaction.
    I...
  6. Thread: PLANTING FOR BEES

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    What about pecan trees? I noticed my wild hive...

    What about pecan trees?
    I noticed my wild hive working mine this year to the point I thought there was a swarm in the tree.
    I have not found it listed as a pollen or nectar producer.
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    I have not found any documented cases of that yet...

    I have not found any documented cases of that yet Mr. Bush but would not rule it out.
    I do take Ibuprofen regularly.
    I found this report very interesting, I hope others do as well
    ...
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    Thank you all for the suggestions and support, ...

    Thank you all for the suggestions and support,
    I am really depressed about all of this.

    I already have a golden bee products suit but found out during my last ordeal that if it is pulled tight...
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    I have evidently developed an allergic reaction...

    I have evidently developed an allergic reaction to bee stings.

    About a month ago I was stung 3 times and had to go to the ER due to difficulty breathing and difficulty maintaining a conscious...
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    Had my worst about a week ago trying to remove a...

    Had my worst about a week ago trying to remove a hive from a standing oak tree. My latter was to short so I was using a chain saw over my head for quite sometime, deep in a thicket with a full bee...
  11. Thread: Shortage of bees?

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    500 left out of 2400, Wow! I had no idea the...

    500 left out of 2400, Wow! I had no idea the problem was that severe, (even if that is an exceptional case) is this localized to California or are all commercial operators having similar problems...
  12. Thread: Shortage of bees?

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    In the recent news articles about the woes of the...

    In the recent news articles about the woes of the almond and other farmers not having enough bees they seem to be concluding that the main reason for the shortage is the varroa mite problem.

    Do...
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    Thanks Michael they changed the phone #

    Thanks Michael
    they changed the phone #
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    Are they still around? I called today but the...

    Are they still around? I called today but the number was no longer in service.
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    Does anyone know how many hives are needed for an...

    Does anyone know how many hives are needed for an ag exemption in Mississippi?
  16. Thread: Hmmmmm

    by DZE
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    I will be there

    I will be there
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    It all depends on how motivated he is to sell and...

    It all depends on how motivated he is to sell and the condition of the hive.
    The bees alone would be worth $80.00
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    Thanks for the helpful suggestions I will try...

    Thanks for the helpful suggestions I will try them. But first I have to build a more robust rip fence.
    I have been using a craftsman adjustable box jig but will be building a dedicated jig today....
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    This is a frued dado set, looks great on the...

    This is a frued dado set, looks great on the front side of the cut but murders the back side.

    Looks like my alignment problem is being caused by my rip fence moving.
    Brand new craftsman saw and...
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    I just finished building my first deep hive...

    I just finished building my first deep hive bodies and have a couple of questions

    I seem to be getting excessive chipping on my dato cuts for the box joints using a stacked blade, anything I can...
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    I hope to go from one hive to getting started in...

    I hope to go from one hive to getting started in the commercial bee and queen business.
    But I will probably only add 25 to 30 hives next year and see how it goes. Much will be decided next year.
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    I only have one hive and I am very new to this I...

    I only have one hive and I am very new to this
    I just use my work clothes but I have my Vail and gloves close by. I light the smoker but only use it if I have to.
    If I had to hurry I would suit up.
  23. Thread: How many supers?

    by DZE
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    I will be expanding my bee operation for next...

    I will be expanding my bee operation for next year to 25 hives here in south Mississippi.
    How many medium supers per hive would you suggest for maximum yield if using a single brood chamber.
    Also...
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    Hello All I thought I would introduce myself and...

    Hello All
    I thought I would introduce myself and share my start at bee keeping

    My name is Zack and I have a place in south Mississippi that I moved my wife and kids to last year hoping to follow...
  25. Thread: Honey price?

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    A commercial bee keeper in S Mississippi told me...

    A commercial bee keeper in S Mississippi told me he was getting .70# in late may for amber, wholesale.
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