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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to the BSA that I will act as a mentor to the scouts if BSA reinstates the Beekeeping Merit Badge. I am in Frederick County, Maryland, & my apiary is in Middletown. I was in the Cub Scouts,...
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    I bought the very same dipping vat & the dipping...

    I bought the very same dipping vat & the dipping frame (a.k.a. your "contraption") advertised in Better Bee from another company at a lower price (www.spiritcraft.net). I cannot speak to the...
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    I paint each of my hives a different color and...

    I paint each of my hives a different color and group them in clusters, with each hive being about six (6) feet from the nearest neighboring hive. Using different colors and no straight lines is an...
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    "Rustic" was a euphemism for a bumpy,...

    "Rustic" was a euphemism for a bumpy, coarse-grained appearance. With the melting point of beeswax between 142 - 147, dipping a taper into 150 degree wax doesn't give me a hot enough medium to work...
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    For a glass-smooth finish, I maintain my beeswax...

    For a glass-smooth finish, I maintain my beeswax at 160-165 degrees; however, if I wish a rustic look, I dip the tapers into 150 degree wax. I found that when beeswax reaches about 180 degrees, it...
  6. Thread: Lip Balm

    by Gale Farquhar
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    Lip balm comprises oil, butter and wax. I use...

    Lip balm comprises oil, butter and wax. I use Apricot Kernal Oil because it absorbs quickly and has no scent. Don't forget to add Vitamin E. Think of it this way: The oils are absorbed first,...
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