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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    I believe it is called gator flex. It is bright green simi clear in color very soft and flexible. love it. The great thing about it is if you get a hole in it you can cut out the bad spot and put it...
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    Re: Melting old beeswax

    When everything is melted. Cool and let it go into a block. First staining scrap the bottom of the block and do again. My first time I just melt in a block and scrape if it is brood comb
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    Re: Nuc Wall thickness

    I have a bunch of old nucs that I inherited when I bought out a bee keeper that is 1/4 inch.
  4. Re: What do you find to be the most efficient feeder?

    Jim ? For you what type of set up was that I can guess but I don't want to make a fool of myself.
  5. Re: What to do with this box full of bees?

    If you have them back at your place. I would let them be till spring. If they make it you will have smaller numbers to deal with then. Or you will just have a mess to clean up. salvaging wax and so...
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    Re: North Texas and Lumber

    If you live close to Home Depot they normally have a caull bin that is %70 off. I just swing in when I am driving by an pick up goodes. Lates was a sheet of 1-1/5 foarm board. Less than $7.00
  7. Re: General Questions Before I Get Started

    One of our club member took a tub of water with some Hyacinths water plants and a couple of gold fish for the mosquitoes. It work great. He put it order a eve of a building so that the rain water...
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    Re: Drum pump for honey

    Ya I couldnt think of what they call them. Drum carts
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    Re: Drum pump for honey

    Get a drum valve and lay the drum on it side and pour into a bucket. Will cost you around $75 . Plus a rack to hold the drum. The way to go if you aren't using a whole drum at a time. You could even...
  10. Re: how many pounds of honey sales is a normal day for you at a market selling honey?

    It all depends on how big the crowd is. And how tie money is. I have been dining one show a year and can see the growth in it. Ever year I have change a little bit. officially I am there as a...
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    Re: 1 or two oz jars

    This is for a potential customer. There idea not mine.
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    Re: 1 or two oz jars

    Tim did you get a price per case? Just doing research for a wedding couple.
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    1 or two oz jars

    Looking for a source like little jam jars. For a wedding favors order. Then the next ? Is any ideas on time to fill say two hundred jars.
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    If you mix number 1 silicone caulk and some water together. It will cure it faster. Silicone caulk cure by moisture. Does not work with number 2
    David
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    Mine is set for 109 with a small 12 volt Computer fan. On a separate switch that I turn on once it starts to warm up. That is if I remember
    . Mine is made out of plywood. I had hope to find a mini...
  16. Re: Using 2:1 syrup when making sugar blocks?

    Unless you are making a couple hundred not worth it
  17. Re: Tie Down your Hives, Michael Palmer is right when he says 5 frame Nucs are tippy

    Another reason for double wide nuc boxes. 100% sold on them.
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    Re: My Observation Hive Project

    In Theater small play groups will take clear packing tape and wrap the glass object. Just a thought. Tape the out side so you can clean the glass on the inside.
    David
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    Re: Beekeeping clubs?

    I'm sure it was supposed to be the other one. is one hundred and twenty miles round trip. But I learn more there.

    David
  20. Re: November bee retrieval: How give them the best chance to make it through the wint

    I would gently pull the front off and but them in a nuc box. So I could put the feed to them.
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    Re: Which feeders

    +1 on dsegrest comments. I am using their ladder set set up. I have seen a lot of drowned bees with out it. I know a lot of com guys run with screening in them. But I still have drowned bees
    David
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    Re: MPs mating nucs?s

    Search is your friend. But I do a frame or two with brood. A depending on how strong I want to Make it or how much brood is on the frames.
    David
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    Re: Beekeeping clubs?

    Belong to two clubs. Vice president of one The other one spot hundred and 20 miles round-trip but I learn more there.
  24. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    That and they learn how to make $ other way off the bees. Selling bees,wax queens and so on. I hope to majorly support my retirement with the bees in general.
    David
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    Re: Election sign recycling > cheap nucs

    Just beware SHB LOve to hide in opening on the ends
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