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    another creamed honey question

    I got a wine cooler off craigslist (well, 2 but that's another story), a small 8 bottle with digital temp setting where I can keep it at 57 degrees. I set it at 56 for the first go at this second...
  2. Re: (VIDEO) Removal from block wall in Winter Haven, FL

    Hey Pat, that looked like a lot of work! Nice job.

    I watched this one after your op, wow, a mid July swarm? I don't think I've ever had that happen and I keep bait boxes set up year round in my...
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    Re: Pint jar lids

    not sure if this helps...not a direct answer
    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/100-RegMason-Lids/productinfo/728/

    Or this one from mann lake, as it's for the 1 pint mason jars they sell...
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    Re: Scotch-Brite wipes for SHB

    Whew, I thought it was just me. I'm going to try the Swiffer as that 's what I have on hand.
  5. Re: foundationless frames wedge topbar

    Thanks everyone. I have noticed frames where I can get the wedge snug in there without stapling--not all of them do it though. Glue is another good idea, but I'm going to test some by only popping...
  6. Re: foundationless frames wedge topbar

    I have done foundationless for 4 out of 5 years of beekeeping, and I do prefer it. Until now I have always used the wedge as a starter, but somewhere along the line I read--maybe Michael Bush said...
  7. foundationless frames wedge topbar

    I can't get any results in search on this question:

    I've read of other foundationless folks using wedge top bars that have good results with only removing the wedge and not stapling it down as a...
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    Re: Bee stings

    Once I had a sting to the soft part between thumb and point finger, and it must have hit a vessel because within a minute I felt a strange rush feeling in my head, and the sting spot swelled in an...
  9. Re: Another Brilliant Bottling Idea From Charlie B.

    I just got the same thing last week, 12 qt, at GFS (gordon food service) for $13, no honey gate yet. I want to add a gate or scissors faucet and am a litlle concerned about ruining the pail when I...
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    Re: Political signs...

    Using them for what?

    Opps, see that's been asked, sorry.
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    used equipment questions

    A lady that works in my building has some left over beekeeping equipment from years ago (not sure how many years) that I bought the other day.
    A hodge podge of things, like for instance I have a...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    Mine is in delivery. What do you mean by pain in the butt to get open? You mean the honey straws after they are sealed? What kind of straws are you using? I grabbed a couple from a restaraunt that...
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    Re: Searching for SHB remedies

    There is something I want to try that may sound crazy. I have alot of fire ants near my hives, and I want to encourage fire ants to live directly under the hive so that when the shb larvae drop to...
  14. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    I am trying this next time at my yard! There is plenty of it as 2 of my yards are in cow grazing yards. The cows have been a big help in keeping things mowed (not to be confused with mooed) near the...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    That's awesome! I'm constantly being asked for honey sticks. I do the baby bears instead but this make sticks look so easy and not another large equipment piece to buy.

    Just ordered one from...
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    Re: Left over bees from swarm capture

    Yes me too. So much easier! I have bait boxes other nearby spots and I get plenty of extra bees that way.
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    Re: Left over bees from swarm capture

    That's what I thought too about being sprayed but didn't want to say it. I dumped and buried the bees away from where I'd set them up. I destroyed the combs once I read this so thanks for the reply. ...
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    Re: Left over bees from swarm capture

    I did in this case because of time and mileage. I told him before I went over that I ask for gas money because there is no guarentee that the bees will stay when I take them to new home. I was going...
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    Re: Swarm at the DC Capitol

    We were there in late April and I didn't see it either. I do have a pic of me at the sign for the White House beehive. By pure chance we got there on the Sunday of the weekend they do the garden...
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    How about the National Honey Board?

    http://www.honey.com/
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    Left over bees from swarm capture

    I just got home from collecting a swarm that I wish I'd taken a picture of. It was on the branch of a palm frond, at the base of the fron near the trunk about 10 feet up. Only on one frond, it looked...
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    New York Magazine article

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/06/bees-are-literally-worrying-themselves-to-death.html
  23. make creamed honey in mini fridge?

    I saw a couple other threads...like someone wrote about setting up creamed honey in a wine cooler which sounds like a good option.
    I wondered if a small mini fridge that has settings knob might...
  24. Re: Bee math - How many pollen baskets to fill a cell?

    Very cool!
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    Re: NO HONEY EVER

    Do you have any brazillian pepper in your area, or what about saw palmetto? That's where most my surplus honey comes from, other than the hives near orange groves. They get nectar from palms too. Can...
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