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    Re: Why North and South Dakota?

    Long days and cool nights and more rainfall than further west. The haylands and CRP in the Dakotas and that extra four inches of annual precip make a huge difference in yield between there and the...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    Now, the rest of you... confident bunch, aren't you? No fear the revenooers are going to see any of these posts?

    There are so many laws that it has become Kafkaesque and they can get any of us...
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    Re: 2-1 Sugar Syrup

    Your ratio is mine and my bees can't taste the difference I guess. As long as I get the water hot after mixing the two together it seems to stay in solution long enough to be gulped down right now. ...
  4. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    Crazies should not be taken lightly. I wouldn't alter my activities but I would file a complaint and see if the cops want to deal with it.
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    Re: Regression Question

    The plastic frames speed up the process. I have done it with twenty to thirty colonies now. Just surround your brood frames with 4.9 in the spring and keep moving the 5.4 to the outside and rotate...
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    Re: Man Honey is Great!

    Just think! You have what the richest man on earth can't have unless he is a beekeeper. The hired help may cheat him, you can save the best for yourself. I always do.
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    Re: my honey has turned

    Making mead is a whole different discipline. Get a hydrometer and control your sweetness and your yeast selection to end up with the alcohol content and residual unused sugar that will determine...
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    Re: First hard frost overnight

    We missed our frost when it was forecast, all we got was a skiff of snow on the prairie. Now we may have three weeks more before a killing frost. Eighties forecast next week. Flow has stopped...
  9. Re: In The News This a.m. Elton Manitoba Bee Poisoning

    That is Ian's neck of the woods isn't it? He may know.
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    Re: Annual end of extraction brewing.

    It is my substitute for nutrient and energizer. It promotes an unbelievably active fermentation and I love the color and taste it imparts. I use it for making my traditionals too. I would say...
  11. Re: Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    No you definitely need something bigger Kegwow. I have a Kelley cappings melter that I uncap into that would handle your 35 but probably not your expansion. You will want a spinner. The...
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    Annual end of extraction brewing.

    I scraped and rinsed the last of the wax out of my capping melter and started rinsing all utensils in hot water that gets reheated as required. Then I start adding melter honey to the rinsewater...
  13. Thread: mineral oil

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    Re: mineral oil

    Go to you tube and the fatbeeman channel and your questions will be answered.
  14. Re: Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    No unfortunately, I was talking about cappings and scraps of burr comb. The yield of wax from brood comb is extremely low. I would go to the fat bee man channel on you tube and watch his several...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Mr. Crazy Roland! Where was your dusty bemused old farmer persona in that last post? You may ruin your reputation.
  16. Re: Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    I tried the boiling pots, I tried deep fat fryers and slow cookers from the Sally Ann. I soon had a whole pile of gear all coated with bees wax. Then I bought a cheap microwave and a couple of two...
  17. Re: Bearding late in the season - too many bees or just the weather?

    A strong hive on the end of the line has a couple pounds of bees hanging out the entrance. I believe they do not have room to be inside as the hive is lead heavy and I just pulled several supers...
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    Re: Warming Creamed Honey

    I mix inoculant crystals and pour in the tubs immediately and set it in my cool unheated basement on the floor. Two weeks later it is creamed honey
  19. Re: What is the procedure for having two nucs in one box?

    If your 8 frame boxes are wide enough to take nine frames as some are, you could put a divider in and still have four frames on each side. I router cut a groove down the center to put my divider. ...
  20. Thread: Fall feeding

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    Re: Fall feeding

    An awful lot of it is fed by people who have to make aliving off their bees. I would guess that price and availability should be your deciding factors. I have been feeding 2:1 and I seem to get a...
  21. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    It was pushing 90 here today and the feed was disappearing at quite a pace! Weather in the upper seventies and not too cold at night for the next ten days. I can't say screw you winter as I winter...
  22. Re: This is as close to Robbing as I want to get.

    Consider this, I wonder if your bees really cleaned up earlier or was there enough of a flow that they ignored the wet boxes. Then the flow stopped and the combs became attractive? It is an...
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    Re: my honey has turned

    The foreshots that need thrown away are absolutely the best parts cleaner I have ever used and it doesn't stink.
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    Re: Honey B Healthy

    I appreciate your wisdom.
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    Re: my honey has turned

    Lots of 1 to five gallon charred white oak barrels for sale but it doesn't take long to get a lot of oak as so much more of the liquor is in contact with the wood. Surface area. They are pricey.
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