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    Re: internal frame feeder size

    If you get the 2 gallon size, you don't need to fill it full with 2 gallons. It gives you the option of putting 2 gallons in, or a half gallon, or...
    I've not found an issue with molding of syrup...
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    Re: New Forum member seeking advice

    In a market-based economy, many things are available for purchase if the right price can be negotiated.

    Most beekeepers are relatively emotionally attached to their workers and would prefer not...
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    Re: What to do with my wonky comb?

    The bees will take what they can--the carbohydrates. The wax and pollen are not going to be able to be recycled. Wax has a value higher than honey (as a commodity), and it can be recycled into new...
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    Re: Should I ? Or ?

    Deep.
  5. Re: More Musings about Beekeeping and Coffee

    Interesting. Thank you for sharing those photographs and the information about your beekeeping activities in Central America.
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    Re: frame grip recommendations

    I use wood frames, and the 'McCord' frame grip (look up the images on line) that is sold by Kelley's, Brushy Mountain, and Nectar Bee Supply (probably others, too) is what I like to use. I have...
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    Re: Supers in CT/Northeast

    I'm in New Haven, CT, and on going through my hives this past weekend, there were only two that I thought it prudent to put a super on. There was no 'white wax' being put onto the tops of frames,...
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    Re: Best cane sugar for bees?

    It doesn't matter if it is cane sugar or beet sugar--both are sucrose. White sugar is what you should be looking for, and you should look for the best price you can get it for. If you can get your...
  9. Thread: ABJ Update

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    Re: ABJ Update

    The author of the article cited has made her career not in science but in politics. At the bottom of the article, she gives her qualifications to have written this article. She has a Ph.D. in...
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    Re: Size To Cut Boards For 5 Frame Nuc

    Well explained! Easy to figure, with those instructions, if you wanted to make a 4 frame or 6 frame nuc.
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    Re: Wiring waxed foundation for honey supers

    Vdot:

    Do a search on Beesource using the term "frame wiring". There are multiple threads discussing this topic, pictures of devices to assist with the wiring, devices to assist with the wire...
  12. Thread: Lost my swarm

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    Re: Lost my swarm

    They left without the queen? That's not supposed to happen ! I agree with your statement..."never saw this, never." Did they fly back to their original hive?
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    Re: Lost my swarm

    Every single part of that story is sad, except for the fact you're still keeping bees! Your telling the story was faultless!

    I hope that the new queen that will replace the one that flew off...
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    Bees Delivering Fungicides

    There's been a new approach to fungicide delivery tested in Europe. The bees get coated in it as they exit the hive and deposit it on the flowers they are pollinating. This is a little-bit mind...
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    Re: Hello from Connecticut

    Welcome from New Haven, Terridawn.
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    Re: New England Bee Keepers0

    New Haven, CT. 7 full colonies and 2x 5 over 5 nucs going into the winter. All alive as of today.

    Cleansing flights were being taken, and I had the opportunity to clear the entrances of dead,...
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    Re: Long handle scraper

    Would this work?

    http://tinyurl.com/mcgt5t5

    40" Nylon paddle
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    Re: Hello from Monroe, Connecticut

    Greetings from New Haven! There are Nutmegger beekeepers on this site and near you who'd be happy to help sort out problems you may encounter. How do you plan on getting started? Have you taken an...
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    Re: electric embedder

    Old toy train transformers and an old Kelley embedder do the trick for me, with a board under the frame to allow the embedder to push the wire down into the wax as it begins to warm up (as Laketrout...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    Très bien. Merci beaucoup. Très facile et rapide.
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    Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    Thank you for the build information and the pictures. Useful for those of us with the desire to do it right ourselves (with help).
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    This is an inspiring set of posts. I think I need to consider this for my neck of the woods.
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    Re: Just saw a drone!

    "To preserve drones for late queen-rearing, I have been in the habit of carrying all frames containing drone-brood to some quenelles hive, knowing they would be safe there as long as wanted, even if...
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Here's the webpage for the honey pump that SBC sells. It looks like it's a hand sanitizer/soap dispenser repurposed and repackaged. At a hefty markup.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Mark, you misunderestimated them. On their website (I just checked) the tupelo honey's going for $100 for 5 pounds (80 ounces). My oh my!!
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