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    Re: Votive problem

    Hi All-

    Jumping in kinda late here. In any case, votive and tea light candles present a different challenge from tapers. In a taper, new wick is being exposed and put into service wicking wax up...
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    Re: We've come a long way in 60 years

    Thanks for that Bodo.
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    Short of recovering original monuments set by the...

    Short of recovering original monuments set by the original surveyor and called for in your deed, there's little chance of you being able to accurately locate and monument your corners yourself. In...
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    Oh yeah. The description suggests that your land...

    Oh yeah. The description suggests that your land was in fact surveyed. Obtain a copy of the survey! It may be recorded at the county registry of deeds or it may be on file someplace else.
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    MM pretty much covered it. To put it another way...

    MM pretty much covered it. To put it another way Waya, bearings are directions measured from north or south to the east or west such that they're never more than 90

    So the compass circle is...
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    Now *that* is funny, in a kind of non-funny way.

    Now *that* is funny, in a kind of non-funny way.
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    That's not funny iddee. This is the Joke/Humor...

    That's not funny iddee. This is the Joke/Humor forum. You're supposed to post funny stuff in here.
  8. I stopped treating for everything 2+ years ago....

    I stopped treating for everything 2+ years ago. Lost about half my hives. Currently have 10 going into winter.
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    Ditch the Roomba. Keep the wife.

    Ditch the Roomba. Keep the wife.
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    I suppose that depends where in New England. Here...

    I suppose that depends where in New England. Here in Central Maine, late September. South of here, later. North of here, earlier. I've already seen a few swamp maples turning red. Scary really,...
  11. Sounds like you did fine. Around here I'd put a...

    Sounds like you did fine. Around here I'd put a second hive body on, it's still early.

    George-
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    Oh I don't think anyone was offended, just not...

    Oh I don't think anyone was offended, just not amused :)

    Oops! That was a comment!
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    Not even worth a comment. Oops! That was a...

    Not even worth a comment.

    Oops! That was a comment!

    Doh! That was another comment!
  14. Yah yah Home made so-called "triangle"...

    Yah yah



    Home made so-called "triangle" escape board of the sort that have become popular.



    Well after hiving the swarm that hived itself, I headed off to deal with the original swarm...
  15. Things not to do with a bee escape board

    Don't use a bee escape board as a handy cover to keep dirt, leaves, and mice out of a stack of unused equipment!

    I did, last fall. Last week I was responding to a swarm call and headed into the...
  16. I think the best tasting honey is your own honey...

    I think the best tasting honey is your own honey :)
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    Humble Abodes Melanie Dumont 207-549-5501

    Humble Abodes
    Melanie Dumont
    207-549-5501
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    I've bought lots of stuff from Humble Abodes. I'd...

    I've bought lots of stuff from Humble Abodes. I'd be stupid not to, they're only 6 miles down the road from my house. That said, their woodenware is of excellent quality and I'd buy it even if I had...
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    Care to elaborate? I'm clueless.

    Care to elaborate? I'm clueless.
  20. I was looking through a copy of Uncle Henry's (a...

    I was looking through a copy of Uncle Henry's (a swap/sell guide popular in the Northeast) and came across an ad for "5 frame carniolan nucs, $70" and thought to myself....

    . . o O ( what on earth...
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    I have to conclude after initial investigation...

    I have to conclude after initial investigation that making ethanol out of honey is a bad idea.

    :)
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    Now I suppose the next question is, how much of...

    Now I suppose the next question is, how much of the sugar in honey is fermentable? I think the actual sucrose content of honey is rather low...
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    But the percentage of alcohol in a fermenting...

    But the percentage of alcohol in a fermenting liquid is limited by how much alcohol the yeast can tolerate. Champagne yeast can tolerate as much as 13% alcohol or so, maybe a touch higher....
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    I figure when you're just starting out, you're...

    I figure when you're just starting out, you're going to bother your bees too much so go ahead and do it and don't feel bad about it. You're in learning mode so open the hive whenever you want to know...
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    Ethanol is highly drinkable until they denature...

    Ethanol is highly drinkable until they denature it by mixing in some gasoline. One has to wonder if a wee portion of ethanol production doesn't get siphoned off prior to getting diluted with poison..
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