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    Re: HFCS-55 vs sugar

    Well,

    I checked with Mannlake and they told me that the Cargill plant in Lancaster does not have a pick up facility and I could not get it there. I called Roayl in Swedesboro NJ and the only sell...
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    Re: HFCS-55 vs sugar

    I will check Cargill in lancaster and the place in Swedesboro, Nj. I looked on Google and Cargil is right across the street from the bottle distributor that I go to. I will be going there next week...
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    Re: HFCS-55 vs sugar

    Magnet-man,

    you stated


    "I called the purchasing agent at the local Pepsi bottling plant and asked where they got their HFCS from. Called their supplier up and they package it in 5 gallon...
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    HFCS-55 vs sugar

    Has anyone calculated the price difference for 5 gallons of HFCS vs 5 gallons of sugar/water?

    I know that you can buy 5 gals. of HFCS from Kelley and Betterbee, etc. for about $25, but the...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain

    I was a little concerned hearing all of these complaints. I placed an order on Sunday, it was shipped on Monday, and I received it on Thursday. No problems at all.
  6. Re: Either my bees are thirsty or my feeder leaks.

    Flintlock,

    Let me know how it works out with that type feeder. I was thinking of getting some of them.

    Thanks
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    I just made up a bunch of screened bottom boards...

    I just made up a bunch of screened bottom boards w/ a slide in bottom to use for mite counts or to colse up for the winter if I want. It would still work without the screen and would keep in the bees...
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    Hives and Neighbors

    Help!

    I have a Boro Council workshop meeting on the 22nd. My neighbor is complaining about my hives. I think that they saw my swarm on May 11th
    (I did catch it in my yard). I am trying to get...
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    I haven't really looked for #5 but you might...

    I haven't really looked for #5 but you might check places that sell farm supplies. Maybe Tractor Supply, Ace HArdware, or True Value if there are any of those around. #5 should mean that there are 5...
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    you can get plastic bears from Kelley Bee...

    you can get plastic bears from Kelley Bee supplies, or directly from the manufacturer.

    http://www.gambercontainer.com/honey.asp

    They are near Lancaster, Pennsylvania and have a good choice.
  11. Thread: Buckfast bees

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    Am I crazy?

    I have 4 hives, 2 Buckfat hives that I bought last year, 1 that I split and queened with an Italian, and 1 that was started this year with a carni nuc. The Buckfast queens were from R. Weaver. I do...
  12. Thread: Dead Larvae

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    Same Problem

    I have been seeing the same thing on one of my hives. I see maybe 2 or 3 dead larvae on the landing board. They seem to be in varying stages of development. From 10 days old or so to almost fully...
  13. I think that I bought mine from Kelley. It cost...

    I think that I bought mine from Kelley. It cost about .11 cents ea. I sold them for .25 e or 5 for !.00. I bought 100 and sold about 3/4 of them when I sold my honey at a fle market. I only sold...
  14. Thread: spraying latex

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    I painted some with a Binks pneumatic sprayer. I...

    I painted some with a Binks pneumatic sprayer. I thinned the paint a little with water. It worked OK, but I think you get bettercoverage by rolling it on. By the way the bees don't like it if you...
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    pollen patty consumption

    I posted this under a previous post about pollen patties, but decided to post it as a new thread instead.

    I know that this is a difficult question to answer but how long does it take for a colony...
  16. Thread: pollen patties

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    Another Question about patties

    I know that this is a difficult question to answer but how long does it take for a colony to consume a 1.5# pollen sub patty? Out temps have been around 40 to 55 degrees during the day. A couple of...
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    I love it! Sorry to be amused by your mistake,...

    I love it! Sorry to be amused by your mistake, but before I started I went to a seminar and one of the things streesed was not to do just that. When we put our boxes together we keep saying "Handle...
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    I started feeding the sugar on paper a little...

    I started feeding the sugar on paper a little over a month ago. I put 5# on and they ate more than half. I was very happy with the results. Before I put the sugar on there was alot of moisture on one...
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    Feeding Question

    I fed my bees dry sugar on newspaper. I want to switch to 1:1 syrup and was wondering if I should remove the dry sugar or just leave it in addition to the syrup?

    There is still a couple of pounds...
  20. Thread: Cutout puzzle

    by joekurm
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    Make sure that you make 2 cuts 180 apart so that...

    Make sure that you make 2 cuts 180 apart so that you can pull the 2 halves off of the rim. I haven't tried cutting tires, but the hack saw may work. You might try that or large tim snips, or a...
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    Help will help!

    If you can have soneone help you, it will go alot faster. A friend and I used 2 frame jigs and put together 200 frames in a couple hours. He would glue and assemble the top bars, then I would staple...
  22. A friend bought some from Kelley and I duplicated...

    A friend bought some from Kelley and I duplicated it for myself. After I made a couple I came to the conclusion that they are overkill and setteled for a simpler design. I think that I drew up the...
  23. Thread: Question

    by joekurm
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    WV Beekeeper, A question about your statement ...

    WV Beekeeper,

    A question about your statement

    "(No one sells drone sized plastic frames.) "

    What about those bright green frames for mite control. Aren't they drone comb?
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    I'll be there

    I am a member of Chester County Beekeepers and I'l;l be there.

    I went last year and hope to learn more this year!

    No fair you guys trying to sneak in.
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    Here is something else to think about. I have an...

    Here is something else to think about. I have an inexpensive (Gheap) Delta portable saw. It works well for many things that I do. When I wanted to make box joints for some hive bodies, the arbor...
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