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  1. Thread: Bee-Z-Smoker

    by isaberg
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    Bee-Z-Smoker

    Hey there-

    I've always found Bee Source to be a great place to find out about equipment, and having just gone and spent a ridiculously large amount of money on the Bee-Z-Smoker, I thought I'd...
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    Who carries this? Anyone beside Betterbee?

    Betterbee is carrying this again, but they won't ship it, and they're in NY state. Does anyone else carry it?

    -Laura
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    How do companies compare on shipping quality?

    I was just thinking about this today after getting two smallish orders from two different bee companies. The one from Mann Lake was in a HUGE box, really well packed (obsessively packed, really -...
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    With the black frames, anyway, I just put them...

    With the black frames, anyway, I just put them out in the sun, preferably on a roof. When they're hot, I use a old towel rag gently on them, and the cocoons just roll right off, in sheets. It's...
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    I was just looking at that extractor in the...

    I was just looking at that extractor in the catalog. How the heck does it work? I can't figure out where the frames would go.

    (I have my grandmother's old extractor, so I can't really get a new...
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    I prefer plastic - just pop it in and you're...

    I prefer plastic - just pop it in and you're done. I haven't ever sprayed mine or added wax, but maybe now I'll try that. I've monkeyed around with wood frames with foundation, but like you, I've...
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    Tealights - "borrowing" wicks & tins

    So I almost just ordered the little tin holders & wicks for tealights from betterbee - it would have run about $20 per hundred total. But then I got to thinking - tealights from Ikea are about $3...
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    If they were the solid plastic frames, I really...

    If they were the solid plastic frames, I really like them, and they're not all that hard to clean - I did for my hives that died. You can scrape them clean and leave them in the sun to help melt off...
  9. An answer in six minutes! Thanks! There's a...

    An answer in six minutes! Thanks!

    There's a million dandilions out there, and they're on drawn comb, if that helps the equation...
  10. So Help! I need to head out on a trip this...

    So Help!

    I need to head out on a trip this morning. Like, Now. I hived two packages on Saturday. How long will they take to get through the one-gallon pails of light syrup? I don't remember...
  11. Thread: Plastic Supers

    by isaberg
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    RonS - They're discussing plastic _supers_ -...

    RonS -

    They're discussing plastic _supers_ - frames are a whole different kettle of fish. (kettle of bees? Anyway...) If you do a search for Pierco on this site, there are lots of long...
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    My daughter's not quite two, and after watching...

    My daughter's not quite two, and after watching (from a distance) as I hived my first packages this spring, she keeps demanding "Go see Mama's bees!" She's quite content to sit in the grass and...
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    So, I've got an extra queen. It's a long story,...

    So, I've got an extra queen. It's a long story, but I was offered a nice queen for free and took it. I get the feeling she's been in the cage for awhile. I was going to order one anyway, as I have a...
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    >Almost forgot: Feed, feed, feed! Check! ...

    >Almost forgot: Feed, feed, feed!

    Check!

    >Are you picking them up?

    Yep, my options are all pick-ups from nearby companies - I've heard enough stories about the things that can go wrong with...
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    >Don't worry so much. But the worrying can be...

    >Don't worry so much.

    But the worrying can be kinda fun too... :)

    See, I knew you all would be really helpful! It looks like two singles would be best - the most stable and the best chance at...
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    Thank you for your kind offer! This looks really...

    Thank you for your kind offer! This looks really handy....
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    So, I have a fixed amount of money to spend on...

    So, I have a fixed amount of money to spend on bees so I don't get carried away. :) So I can get more packages, or fewer Nucs/singles. What do you reccomend?

    My options seem to be singles at...
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