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    Re: Question about Tealight Issues

    I would never pour candles with the a/c on. In fact, I turn off my fan when pouring and have the room temp around 76-78f so the candles have time to cool slowly. It does get pretty hot sometimes...
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    Re: Honey subsidized?

    I agree with Jim, having the government subsidies raising the price of sugar and HFCS only has the effect of making it harder and more expensive for beekeepers to keep our bees alive to produce any...
  3. Re: Semi-automatic honey sticks/straws filling machine

    We tried two different kinds of straws and two different sealers and still had leaky straws. I agree, I don't know how they can make straws that stay sealed but just pop open when you squeeze them. ...
  4. Re: Semi-automatic honey sticks/straws filling machine

    The problem in honey straw making is not in filling the straws, it's getting them to seal. Believe me, an impulse sealer DOES NOT work!
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    I too have been told these same things but, can you guarantee that the honey that is returned in straws is my honey? Also, when we did straws, we did 6 different flavors. How is that going to work...
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    P.S. let me know when you get the machine made! :thumbsup:
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    We sold honey straws at craft shows and couldn't keep enough made. I was using a manual filler and it didn't work at all. If you could make a machine that filled the straws and SEALED them (which...
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    Re: Charles and Archie Lyon

    quite a change from the extracting room today. (and to think it only took 60 years!)
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    Re: Charles and Archie Lyon

    Certainly glad we live in the modern age where we have forklifts and uncappers. Great pictures Jim! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: store honey isnt honey artical

    So does this article mean that the honey we produce and sell to one of the companies listed is not really honey? Wonder if our bees know they're not making honey?

    Did they check for the...
  11. Re: Anyone teach a beeswax candle making / soap making / lotion making class?

    Just keep working at it, it will come.
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    Re: Texas Ag Exemption

    We were told we would have to have used the property in TX as ag property, including bees, for 5 years before we can claim ag exemption.
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    Re: bottling tank anti freeze

    We have had vegetable oil in our tank for about 3 yrs. now and it doesn't seem to be going rancid and, yes, we do use the tank with oil in it. I also have had oil in my candle wax melter for longer...
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    Re: bottling tank anti freeze

    We have replaced the water in our bottling tank with vegetable oil. It doesn't freeze or evaporate.
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    The extractors we had before going to our auto-load were three 72 frame Kelley radial extractors. I think they were brought over on the Mayflower but they were excellent extractors and very simple...
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    Just as I tried to point out in an earlier post. The extractor is probably okay, just not for commercial use and definitely not for broken frames.
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    Re: Bees on Deer Corn Feeder?

    Bees love corn dust. Our neighbor told us just the other day that the bees were all over his combine when he was combining corn in a nearby field.
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    That "piece of junk" guy has the extractor strapped down on Dadant's own extractor stand with the provided chains and turnbuckles and still contends that, even empty AND TIED DOWN the extractor...
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    Suppose I shouldn't have made those bad comments before trying to sell the thing! And, yeah, in all fairness, we are putting all broken frames in the extractor so it really isn't fair to say it...
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    Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor

    Just bought a Dadant 20 frame for backup to our automated extractor. Piece of junk!!! Even empty, it is so off balance that it shakes like it's going to jump off the stand and walk across the room....
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    Re: It's raining!

    Great! Centerville is on I-45 halfway between Dallas and Houston. Thanks for the info!
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    Re: It's raining!

    So happy to see Texas finally get some much needed rain. Anyone know if it got as far as the Buffalo area? We have a place in Centerville and winter our bees around there and Buffalo. Weather...
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    Re: Hauling Honey Bees

    Things I would also like to know. We are always looking for good truckers and we wouldn't even make you help load the truck. Also, where in Iowa are you located?
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    Re: Beeyard/cattle

    The only time we've had problems with cattle is with yearlings. Most cows will be curious when the hives are first placed but, once they get stung a time or two, they learn to leave the hives alone....
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    Re: honey and pecans

    Because it has butter in it. You could keep it out for a while but I don't think I would trust my luck selling something like that. Also, when I was doing craft shows (where I made most of my...
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