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    NBC thought they had something

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/holy-honey-beekeepers-harvest-gaza-strip-gold-n76031

    If they meant 450 hives not just bees that is only 19.56 lbs of honey per hive. Not something I would want to...
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    Re: Where can I have honey sticks made?

    It is regular clear drinking straws and I have an Impulse Sealer from American International Electric Type AIE-200, you can find them on Ebay for not much money.
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    Re: Where can I have honey sticks made?

    I do my own, buy 500-1000 straws off Ebay, use a picnic mustard bottle for the honey, squeeze it in, impact seal it and I wrap them 10 at a time. I sell mine at the market for 1.50 for 10. Once you...
  4. Re: BeeSource Drawing - Win a Maxant 3100H2 Extractor!

    Once again those of us that refuse facebook are left out in the cold
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    Re: Cross comb and spring inspection

    My first year, first TB cross comb
    http://youtu.be/nn9unz_3S5U
    Everything panned out
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    Re: Brand new SS smoker giveaway

    That's pretty good except for those of us who detest and will not use facebook
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    Re: Shrink wrap for lip balm tubes

    I use 3 GRAM EMPTY COSMETIC PLASTIC SAMPLE JARS found on ebay just pour and go.
  8. Thread: Lip Balm Help

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    Re: Lip Balm Help

    I do 8 oz Olive oil, 4 oz bees wax and put it in 3 GRAM EMPTY COSMETIC PLASTIC SAMPLE JARS found on ebay, sell these for 1.50 each. No tube , no wrapping just pour and go.
  9. Thread: Softfreeze

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    Re: Softfreeze

    I have started making ice cream with my honey
    21/2 cups goats milk
    6oz raw honey
    2 tsp vanilla ex
    3 tbls powdered goats milk
    4oz unsalted butter
    2 egg yokes
    1 cup fruit pureed

    mix...
  10. Thread: Not Apitherapy

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    Re: Not Apitherapy

    Just an update the bone was broke so could not be mended and leg removed but all wounds are healed thanks to the honey.
  11. Thread: Not Apitherapy

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    Not Apitherapy

    Not Apitherapy but still healing.
    My daughters cat was attacked by a pit bull with one compund fracture of a leg and puncture wounds on it's belly.
    The leg is in a cast and the wounds on the belly...
  12. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    I am suprised you were able to reverse educate her most of the time when they get to the point when they say that can't be the beekeeper is stupid and only thier non beekeeping source is right.
  13. Thread: Pricing Honey

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    Re: Pricing Honey

    I sell quarts for 12 and pints for 7 to a health food store, I think there price is 19.95 & 13.95.
    All depends on your market area.
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    Re: Brood frame weight?

    The frame size, the amout of brood in the frame, the amount of honey in the frame, the amount of pollen in the frame, the number of drone to worker bees in the frame. You will get as many different...
  15. Thread: opossums

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    Re: opossums

    Thanks, had a couple of hives I thought were dwindling in numbers but could not pick up any skunk scent. Set live traps a couple of days ago and picked up an Opossum today. Guess I'll work on setting...
  16. Thread: opossums

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    opossums

    Do Opossums bother bees?
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    Re: Feeding honey back to bees

    You do want to make sure they cannot get saturated (covered) with the honey and die.
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    Re: Attacked by bees in SE AZ

    Do you have marked queens? If so I would check and make sure they were not kicked out, died, superceeded, etc. If they were you may want to replace them or if they are being replaced they may calm...
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    Re: Propilis Cleaning care and sale

    Unless I am missing something this went from how do you clean; to how to make tinctures to how much you get for it. If you scrape the box and even traps how do you clean it for bagging and know you...
  20. Re: Bees clumping on outside of hive in rain storm

    How else would you suggest they take a shower with no running water indoors?
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    Re: Crush and Strain ?'s

    I just take it out and let the bees feast, if it has strained good there will not be that much left that you can get but the bees go wild.
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    Re: Crush and Strain - Need tips & tricks

    I use a 5 gallon bucket and a SS paint scraper (Lowes) that I can screw on a broom handle. It chops the comb good and I don't have to get sticky. I then use a painters net (Lowes) that I put over...
  23. Thread: Honey taste

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    Re: Honey taste

    Does honey extracted from new comb taste different then honey extracted from old comb?
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    Honey taste

    I still crush & strain honey and like the taste better then extracted honey. Just figured out why, I think it retains the waxy or honeycomb taste as where extracted does not or does not as much....
  25. Thread: Flowering vine

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    Re: Flowering vine

    Thanks
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