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    Re: One packet versus two of Yeast

    one thing you can remember about yeast is, it multiples. it really doesn't matter how much yeast you put in, it will grow. you could put a teaspoon or a pound. the only difference is the time it...
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    Re: Ruminations on a wax boil tank

    turn your temperature down. it doesn't have to be boiling to melt.
  3. Re: Lots of small hive beetle - anything I can do?

    how effective would it be to spray some kind of insecticide on the ground underneath the hives?

    i thought this might work since the pupa goes to the ground for the life cycle
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    Re: can you use runny honey to make mead?

    in uncapped "honey" means the moister content was not low enough that the bees wanted to cap it. would it shake out of the comb? you have to be a little careful, because there may be enough water...
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    Re: Removing from gums

    thanks, fish_stix, doing them as a removal was what i thought of first. thought i would see if there was a more gentle way

    thanks S.N.M. . i will search for it on you tube. i have done that when...
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    Removing from gums

    I got in trade for some work i had done, two colony's that an old man had in old handmade bee gums. the brood camber is the size of a standard deep super, and has a cross bar with a top like a inner...
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    Re: temperory obsevation hive

    Thanks. anything on the time of year? i assume not to break the ball. though it is right warm here, in the fall and spring.
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    Re: temperory obsevation hive

    any special precautions or things to keep in mind to make it work well.
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    temperory obsevation hive

    just a question. is it possible to put frames of bees in an observation hive just for a demonstration of a couple of hours or a day ? i thought instead of maintaining a obv. hive full time i could...
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    feral comb and honey

    sorry if this has been discussed before. i have done two very large removals both ending up with with a couple of hundred pounds of comb and honey plus brood, some really old and new comb. because of...
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    Re: Where has common courtesy gone?

    Unfortunately, this seems to be common behavior nowadays. no longer, does someone that makes an appointment, either keeps it or has the common courtesy to call and cancel. maybe your kids have seen...
  12. Thread: Free bees

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    Re: Free bees

    i had a call from one guy that wanted bees removed and sqawled when i told him that i would charge him 25$ an hour ( about half what i usauly charge) to remove them. he claimed he couldn't afford...
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    Re: Mead is racked - when will it clear?

    Hey. hope this is not to far off topic. talking about racking, made me think, do any of y'all leave the air lock on after one or two rackings? or aging also/
  14. Thread: DIY Beesuit?

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    Re: DIY Beesuit?

    all of these are good. i broke down this year and bouhgt a bee suit , because of doing cut outs. man , you want to talk about sweating! my great-grandfather that kept bees back in the 30's had long...
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    Re: Greetings from Greene County, Ohio

    welcome beesweetie :applause:
  16. Thread: Miracle Bees

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    Re: Miracle Bees

    you know, i don't think lucky. we all know stories of some feral hives going for years, with out any interference for man. and are doing very well thank you. i have took out colony's that were at...
  17. Re: using infared thermometer/sensor for locating cutout colonies

    a infrared thermometer works well.and the price ain't to bad either. anywhere from 60 to 100$. you just have to make sure the ambient temps are not the same as the colony. like on the sunny side, you...
  18. Thread: re-bottling

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    re-bottling

    hey
    i had a corbouy that i started mar 2008. but do to a lot of family changes, i didn't do much with it. i did rack it twice, but it sat since dec. i finally bottled it last week. unfortunately,...
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    ncbka summer meeting

    did not know if this was already posted

    The NC Beekeepers association will be have their summer meeting in Wilkesboro, NC. it will be at the Wilkes community collage. this is just below brushy...
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    i agree with suttenbeeman. i hate the way the...

    i agree with suttenbeeman. i hate the way the word sourwood honey is thrown about. sour wood is a lot like mountain doo, you have to know where and who it come from. we just talked at our bee club...
  21. Thread: Sad news.

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    sorry about your situation wojtek, but don't...

    sorry about your situation wojtek, but don't worry everything works out for the best

    please forgive the para-phrase

    yesterday, they came for the guy across town, and i said nothing
    today,...
  22. thanks bees4u that was a good post. i now have...

    thanks bees4u that was a good post. i now have the site bookmarked
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    hey talkingplant. this is pics of the first cut...

    hey talkingplant. this is pics of the first cut out that i did. learned a lot. stung a lot too:doh:. i threw away the leather bee gloves i had and went to commercial kitchen gloves. i do prefer using...
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    i use several avery templates that i get for...

    i use several avery templates that i get for their products from their web site. but i found for container labels i like a "creative printing" program. there is some that use avery product codes, so...
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    hey zardiw. i went to your videos. do i...

    hey zardiw. i went to your videos. do i understand you found this colony exposed? as in , were the combs built in the open? i understand that africanized bees do this. how aggressive are the bees? do...
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