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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    Exactly silicone is moisture cure I use acrylic paint so I know when it's mixed good so I can spread as soon as possible as it can kick fairly quick
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    http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=34&products_id=252
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    if you have fine details you want to pickup a thin coat of just silicone first will help Here is a tutorial

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,39157.0.html
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    Re: all in one queen cells cast in wax

    I ran a taxidermy business for yrs. If you want to mold something on the cheap get a $2 tube of 100 % silicone caulk in the tube and squirt it into a cup. Stirr in about 6-8 drops of cheap ...
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    Re: African hive inspection

    It might be easier since it appears there are zero bees remaining in the hive.

    My question is how does one get that many bees off of them, and how do you not lose half of your hive because they...
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    Well my bees must have worked the field for longer than 3 days the farmer who farms next door to my hives said his beans on that field outperformed his other fields by 38%
  7. Re: Colorado cold snap - snowpocalypse, bees ok?

    One of my hives has bees in the top box ( 3 med ) configuration but I'm pretty sure the cluster runs all the way down to the bottom box based on sound I put sugar bricks on today hope they make it
  8. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    right! That would be the easiest and best option if the changes become law. Those options were if he didn't want to put a fence up. If you go back to my original post I said I didn't agree with...
  9. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    If you notice I started off with " Not that it needs to be law " so I'm not sure where you are getting that I think it's " fine and dandy " and FWIW I can wake up 10 min before it's time to punch...
  10. Re: Michigan is going CRAZY! Possible 2015 law change about keeping bees

    Not that it needs to be law, but if you have neighbors less than 200 ft, it's probably a good idea to have a 6 ft privacy fence around your apiary. If you don't like it like others have said ......
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    Re: Propolis on purpose: Building boxes ???

    If you want the inside rough and don't want to jack with the dimensions just use normal boards and hit the inside with 80 grit sand paper or a wood rasp
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    Re: Brooklyn roof top beekeeper

    Surprised he didn't get beat lol
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    Re: Left over 2:1 syrup uses?

    Trying to cook it down on the stove would cost more in energy than it would to toss it and replace the sugar freeze it and cut it in the spring to make 1:1
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    Re: Crystallization of Wildflower honey

    my guess since they said they were not a bee keeper is their honey crystallized and they are accusing their source of selling them old honey lol just a wag though and I'm not acusing anybody of...
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    Re: Management Strategy Impasse

    would planting something like buckwheat nearby in stages so you have blooms all summer long help? I doubt you would get any surplus unless you had lots of acreage, but if you can keep them in...
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    Re: bees foraging at 40 deg

    Out of curiosity what do you do with dark queens mine are dark and I love em
  17. Thread: Stings

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    Re: Stings

    Long hair is horrible for bees they get in and can't back out I get them caught in my beard from time to time. Not much you can do for localized swelling other than ice and over time you should build...
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    bees foraging at 40 deg

    Sitting on the porch and saw some bees checking out my mums so I went to go check on them and sure enough they are flying well which surprised me since it's 40 deg out.

    Bees flying on 40 deg day:...
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    Re: Baggie Feeder

    I almost forgot to say thank you everyone for the help
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    Re: Baggie Feeder

    I filled it 3/4 full and no leaks with syrup but I got attacked when I took the top off to put it in which surprised me at 40 deg I thought they would be clustered tighter
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    Re: What a disappointment!

    fill the empty combs with syrup and then put a rim on your follower board and make fondant and pour in it, so once they move through the syrup they hit the fondant wall.
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    Re: Baggie Feeder

    Ok that is what I was hoping to hear!
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    you gotta mist it unless you put it on when its cold and they are clustered below and hive moisture will dampen it.
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    Re: Baggie Feeder

    in the 1/4 in slit that I made right in the middle ( top side with bag laying flat)
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    Baggie Feeder

    Any tricks to get these not to leak? I did a trial run in the house with just water and it leaked a steady stream for over 30 min with just a single small 1/4 in slit. Not sure if it stopped my...
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