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    Re: Too pretty for words!

    Thanks for you step by step.
    I have some "mead" which started life with a 1.08-1.09, so it should be around 11-12% alcohol. The advice I've found online is to bring the alcohol content down to...
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    Re: Too pretty for words!

    http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/Ag.%20Ext.%202007-Chelsie/PDF/e149.pdf

    Here is the pdf to make a "barrel" of honey vinegar.
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    Re: Bringing in Pollen Upstate NY/Hive Check

    They were aggressive because they were cold and didn't want you in the hive. If you wouldn't leave your front door open to your house it is too cold to pull frames. Lifting the top cover to feed or...
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    Re: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Registration

    The term “farm” includes facilities that pack or hold food, provided that all food used in those activities is grown, raised,or consumed on that farm

    It is the "or" that is important. You get to...
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    Re: FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Registration

    Standard disclaimer of I'm not a lawyer and I'm just now jumping into this thread.

    However I think 99% of the people are looking at the wrong exemption on registering the honey house.

    First...
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    Re: Cyber Monday Deals on Beekeeping Equipment?

    I called Dadant yesterday and they said they weren't doing anything this year. No free shipping, no discount. It is a shame because I wanted to stock up on some things. Mann Lake has 10% + FS...
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    Re: Peppermint soap and bees?

    I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish, but be very careful with soapy water and bees. Spraying bees with liquid soap and water will kill them faster than Raid.

    I know people use it for...
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    Re: Apilife Var Questions.

    How did you install the wafers? The correct way is to open the package take 1/2 of the package (1 wafer) Split it into 4 and put them around your brood. Some people have used 3 wafers (1.5 packages)...
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    Re: Looking for Beeswax!

    Or check the for sale forums.......

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?274766-Beeswax-for-sale
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    Re: wax worms in my honey

    Is it possible for you to freeze your frames before you extract them?

    You can also try getting filter which sits on top of a 5 gallon bucket. You can then empty out the extractor into the bucket....
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    Re: Amateur question about drone cells

    I remove burr comb when it starts to become a problem, sticking frames together, etc. If removing drone comb is going to upset you then I would just leave it be.

    I wouldn't bother to get a...
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    Re: food grade silicone sealant

    Check your local laws. A lot of states will not allow you to use the old galvanized extractors on honey you plan to sell. A lot of them use lead solder, which since honey is acidic will leach the...
  13. Re: How do I approach this..pretty sure it needs to be a trapout

    Sounds like your boss needs a better home inspector.

    I did a cut out very similar to this just a few days ago.
    I've posted photos
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    Re: Safe dye for inside hive use?

    Keep it simple.

    Write the year with a sharpie on the top of the frame. I have started to using my queen marking pens because they don't seem to last more than a couple of years in the bottom of...
  15. Re: My bees are getting ready to swarm....what to do, quickly?

    Did a swarm land on your hive or is the hive bearding?
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    Re: Do you Smoke your bees?

    Smoking the bees when installing packages isn't a good idea. Smoke drives them to find honey. Packages don't have a food source so it can upset the bees if you smoke them. A light spray with sugar...
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    Re: Making a bee vacuum - type of hose to use?

    Try using a long hose to connect the shop vac to the box. That way you can keep the box close to you so you can keep an eye on the bees and the loud shop vac can be in the other room.

    Also...
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    Re: Varroa Treatment for Nucs

    Sorry, I was going off your price in your post and mistook it to be 20 packs for $35. I did not check the website. So basically double my figures.

    You use 1 wafer per treatment per hive and treat...
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    Re: Varroa Treatment for Nucs

    I would do a mite count, then if you need to treat I would use ApiLife VAR. You can use it to treat nucs by putting on 1/2 of the wafer. (1/4 of a pack. There are 2 wafers per pack) To get a maximum...
  20. Thread: Bee-Z-Smoker

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    Re: Bee-Z-Smoker

    I have used these at shows and think they are a great idea. I just wish the price could come down.
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    Re: Testors queen marking pen FAIL!

    If the pen is hot, if you didn't shake it enough, or set it in the sun for "just a second" while you caught the queen you will have problems.
    I always make several dots on a frame before marking...
  22. Is it okay to transporting hives on utility trailer

    I need transport 5 hives about 400 miles. When I have moved hives in the past it was in the bed of a pick up or one at a time in a small suv. That isn't an option this time. Does anyone have...
  23. Re: Checked the bees today, the good, the bad, the ugly.

    2 mites in 14 drones is starting to get to a treatment level. I would suspect mites in the failing hive.
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    "Cost" to rent bee yard

    I am moving to a new bee yard location and I am meeting with a land ower to place 5 to 15 hives on their property. I have offered to give them some free honey and a discount on bulk honey. How much...
  25. Re: Right-sized, zero-treatment bees near more typical sized bees in an apiary?

    Right sized bees?

    I had no idea my bees were the wrong size.
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