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  1. Thread: Wax Cleanup?

    by alexlloyd
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    Re: Wax Cleanup?

    Melt the wax and pour it through a piece of screen about 3 ft above a pail of COLD water. This will form beads that you can scoop. The screen mesh and height determine the size and shape of the...
  2. Thread: Wax Cleanup?

    by alexlloyd
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    Re: Wax Cleanup?

    beeswax is healthy, grate carrots and enjoy..... :)

    :D keep smiling....
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    Re: Cleaning cappings

    How about posting something so we can all learn... I have a few gallons of cappings to process but need to clean them.
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    Re: Shiny wax w/ honey: how to clean?

    How effective is this. I have a pail of cappings from 2 years ago, (lots of honey), turning black as it ages. I was going to fill the bucket with water this week and start to wash it but If I can...
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    Re: Honey storage

    Perfect response......



    IMHO
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    Re: Bottling lightly crystallized Honey

    I found a controller yesterday, cost me 75.00. It is digital, can function if F or C, and you set the differential from 1 to 12 degrees. Set it up yesterday at 95 plus/minus 1 and checked it this AM....
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    Re: wax foundation for honey extraction

    I used wireless frames last year and am still cleaning the mess in my radial extractor. My old basket style hand spinner was better for this type of foundation. the electric extractor is unforgiving.
  8. Thread: Supers

    by alexlloyd
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    Re: Supers

    My best is 5 days on drawn comb for a full height 10 frame super.
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    Re: Local store vs hobbiest honey.

    10.00 a pound and I thought I was doing good at 5.00 per pound. I can't keep up with demand. It appears I need to raise my prices. Most people when they find out I have local honey only ask the price...
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    Re: Honey supers from last season?

    I have 5 supers and have built a heater for this exact purpose but need to know what the best temperature to re-liquify the honey is. Is there a good temperature to warm it to before I extract it....
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    Re: Recycling Jars for honey storage

    Recycling the jars works but the lids are cheap and most commercial jars use common sizes. Measure the lids (58mm, 70mm etc) and check suppliers like Richards Packaging. The lids are about 10 Cents...
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    Gluing in foundation

    I have wired foundation, new frames with holes in the side for the wire and the foundation does not hang fully in the centre. Can I glue it in place with a hot-melt glue gun.
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    Re: Top entrance with telescoping cover?

    I purchased a new cover this year that is 1/2 to 3/4 inches longer. By sliding it over the end with the opening, there is a perfect access. By sliding it back into place, the door is closed. I love...
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    Re: Honey won't strain

    Look up honey heater, used freezer with a couple of 100 watt lights under to false floor with a 100-105 degree thermostat. Can be built from scrap parts of a furnace. Next on my to build list.....
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    Beware of Swarms

    I got a swarm call in late June, captured it, hived it and fed it and it is now thriving. Yesterday I went for a look in the brood box for the first time and when I pulled an upper frame, bridge comb...
  16. Re: Recommended Strength & Density of Hives for Crop Pollination

    Good point..... never looked at it that way....:)
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    Re: Lower Cost Beekeeping

    Where does he live and when does he need more help :):):)
  18. Re: Recommended Strength & Density of Hives for Crop Pollination

    This from the Ontario Beekeepers Site at http://www.ontariobee.com/index.php?action=display&cat=17


    Hive Stocking Rates

    Apples Standard 1 hive per acre
    Semi-Dwarf 2 hives per acre
    ...
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    Re: Inspection questions

    I had them fill a drawn box in less than a week, how long to draw out foundation and fill it?
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    Re: how to get'em out of a tree

    Sounds a little extreme....
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    Re: Double Deeps cause swarming

    Sounds right, I was in my hives Monday and the queen had 6 frames both faces FULL of brood in the upper box alone. 8 frames in the lower all had some brood.

    I was afraid of swarming so I stuck a...
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    Re: How to keep unused 1:1 sugar syrup

    The day I bought my first hives, the guy I bought extra supers off of gave me 5 gallons of syrup leftover from when he had bee. It was in a water tank on a trailer and he had not had bees for 2...
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    Double Deeps cause swarming

    The statement has been made, what are your thoughts. I wintered my hives both in double deeps and this spring, both survived, still had the upper box weighing a solid 50 plus pounds and I never fed...
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    Re: Question: how should i trap these bees

    A swarm trap works on one main philosophy, that there is a swarm. This will not happen until they have sufficiently filled out whatever cavity they have moved into. IT could take weeks, months or...
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    Re: Question: how should i trap these bees

    There are some clues here...

    https://products.kelleybees.com/wtkprod/detail.aspx?item=1277
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