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  1. Thread: Elbert Honey Co

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    Re: Elbert Honey Co

    It's Ebert and they are from Iowa. I know Phil and he is about as honest as can be. They are a family business and he runs a lot of hives with his sons. Good man.
  2. Re: Queen cell in MA hive - possibility for mating?

    I live in central Iowa and have the same situation. I found one hive queenless and one with a queen cell. I move the frame from the hive that had the queen cell to the hive that was queenless and I...
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    Re: Q: re-coat plastic foundation with wax?

    I got a box of unwaxed and didn't notice it until after the 7 day limit. I melted some wax and brushed it on, kind of thick. They are pulling it out just fine.
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    I use her for both labels and business cards....

    I use her for both labels and business cards. Both draw a lot of attention and she is very quick getting the product to you. I just love the service.
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    As a Prof I would say, as you might remember as...

    As a Prof I would say, as you might remember as an undergrad, put your butt in the seat. You have to learn something, even if you just attend every class, and the very few breaks I give are to...
  6. Thread: Dadant

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    Dandant bottler

    I bought out retired beek and got a bottler in the deal. It started leaking water. I took it apart, with a buddy, and found a washer, made of hard plastic, that was cracked. I called Dadant in...
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    A few aspirin in some eggs will take care of the...

    A few aspirin in some eggs will take care of the problem.
  8. Thread: Swarm Trouble

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    You are all correct and I have proof. The "dry...

    You are all correct and I have proof. The "dry swarm" is the most accurate but there was a storm coming, it was cloudy and finally, is wasn't a swarm anymore. I went back yesterday to look for some...
  9. Thread: Swarm Trouble

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    Swarm Trouble

    Got a swarm call yesterday and headed out to see if it was still around. The caller said it had been there since the day before and there were "lots of bees". Since, acording to the callers, there...
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    I bought 20 queens this spring. Nine have either...

    I bought 20 queens this spring. Nine have either not taken or have been superceded. I am going to start raising my own. I cannnot believe this is all my fault.
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    Swarm Madness

    I have had four swarms stop in my beeyard! I don't work summers anymore, so I have been around this year. I thought the first swarm was from my one remaining hive since I had a brutal year and last...
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    I have caught 6 swarms this year and put all but...

    I have caught 6 swarms this year and put all but one in a regular hive body. I just added the second body on the first swarm I caught a couple of weeks ago. They are going great, although on that...
  13. Thread: Mouse

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    Mouse

    OK, I admit up front this was stupid. We had a very long cold spell (highs only in the teens and low below zero) and they bees didn't fly. They had large die offs and plugged up the landing board. ...
  14. Thread: Extractors

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    extractor

    I bought out a beekeeper who had a Dadant 6/12 extractor. I got a great deal so I was a little leery of what it would do. I was extracting and not paying attention since it was hot and I am kind of...
  15. Thread: Bee tree hive

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    I do have to admit I never thought about keeping...

    I do have to admit I never thought about keeping the bees in a hive without moveable frames! I wonder if they are all up there in the deeps now since I know the queen moved up there. I got...
  16. Thread: Bee tree hive

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    Last March I had a similar situation. I had a...

    Last March I had a similar situation. I had a treel limb come down in a small town and they were going to burn it since it was on the way to the local school. I asked a similar question and started...
  17. Thread: Dark Honey

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    It tastes pretty much like the light honey. It...

    It tastes pretty much like the light honey. It hasn't any burnt taste at all. I do plan to sell it but I will tell the customers that it's been heated more than the other honey. I don't want to...
  18. Thread: Dark Honey

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    Dark Honey

    I think that I may have screwed up. A little background. I bought out a beek that had some really nice equipment. I got a great price and it included a mini-melter, extractor, and a heated...
  19. Thread: feeding fondant

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    All of the fodant I find is flavored. Do...

    All of the fodant I find is flavored. Do bakeries have fodant that's not?
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    102 subjects is a pretty small study. Plus, the...

    102 subjects is a pretty small study. Plus, the study commenced on the 4th day, when the coughs start to abate on their own. All that having been said, I would use honey before any chemical if it...
  21. Thread: Bee Quick

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    I suspect that it's me that the problem. I put...

    I suspect that it's me that the problem. I put some bee escapes on today and I might be able to pull the honey tomorrow or the next day. It seems to me that if others love this product, and I am...
  22. Thread: Bee Quick

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    Bee Quick

    This is my second year of beekeeping. My first year I got no honey so taking the supers was no problem. This year, I have about 40 supers to remove and was trying to use Fishers Bee Quick to drive...
  23. Thread: Queen question

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    I promised to let everyone know what happened to...

    I promised to let everyone know what happened to this hive. I went into it today and found that the bees had taken down about five gallons of feed. I did not bother to tear it down and look in the...
  24. Thread: Queen question

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    OK the feed is on the hive, I'll let you know...

    OK the feed is on the hive, I'll let you know what happens.
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    I have been told that here in Iowa, soybeans are...

    I have been told that here in Iowa, soybeans are now self pollinating. I have never seen my bees on them. Of course, that was last year when people planted beans. It's all in corn now since...
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