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    Re: staining a hive

    I stained hives about 10 years ago. It did not hold up as well as paint. Wax dipping is the best preservative that I have used.
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    Re: electric fence questions

    I tie it too. But quit using it. It's so flimsy..
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    Re: Hot Dipping and AFB spores

    That's a great reference and one that I have used. Microcrystalline wax has a higher flash point than paraffin (at least the wax that I have does). With a higher melt and flash point, it would be...
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    Re: Incubator Experts???

    Check your wet bulb temp. GQF has a chart for suggested wet bulb temps. The dry bulb is fixed (provided your thermostat is accurate). The wafer thermostats are notorious for failing. See if your...
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    Has anyone made beeware out of plywood and dipped it? Does it last at all? Worth doing??
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    Re: Dipped boxes Q & A

    There are slabs of microcrystalline wax on eBay at the moment. $15 for 10 pounds. Ships from Fredericksburg, VA.
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    Does anyone know the cheapest place to purchase...

    Does anyone know the cheapest place to purchase plastic foundation for deep frames also called "Pierco inserts"?

    I have found it for $0.63 each in quantities of 8 cases (800) or more.
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    In response to your concerns over residues, ...

    In response to your concerns over residues, Bacillus thuringiensis or B.t. is not a pesticide. It is a bacteria that produces gastroenteritis (stomach infection) in an insect particularly those in...
  9. I have posted this before. Take a look at this...

    I have posted this before. Take a look at this drill powered extractor. Scroll down once the page loads.

    http://www.beehive.org.nz/newsletters/2003/bnl-2003-09.htm
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    Wet grafting is usually grafting into a queen...

    Wet grafting is usually grafting into a queen cell cup primed with 50% royal jelly 50% water.


    Sue Cobey mentioned that coconut milk could be used. I just don't remember if it was to be diluted.
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    Anyone ever use canned coconut milk for wet...

    Anyone ever use canned coconut milk for wet grafting? If so do you use it full strength, or cut it with water?
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    I am buying essentially all my woodenware from...

    I am buying essentially all my woodenware from Millers. They have good products at good prices, and I recommend them.

    Pressley has a lot of experience in the furniture industry. He buys rough...
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    The first of 2 of these queen rearing classes has...

    The first of 2 of these queen rearing classes has just completed. If you attended, how was it? I go for the 2nd of these classes. Let us know your thoughts.
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    I doubt that painting the inside would hurt at...

    I doubt that painting the inside would hurt at all. The government of Queensland's website states:

    "Paint both outside and inside the box with a coat of suitable primer or undercoat."

    It is...
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    I still have my one-way satellite with Cape...

    I still have my one-way satellite with Cape Lookout Internet Service www.clis.com. They are a reseller of ISAT satellite service. This company (ISAT) went bankrupt and was purchased by Synergistic...
  16. Thread: EpiPen

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    Unless among the 1% of the population that have...

    Unless among the 1% of the population that have true anaphylactoid reactions to hymenoptera stings, you do not need an Epipen. (The rate of schizophrenia in the population is also 1%). Just have...
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    Information from a Queensland bee site actually...

    Information from a Queensland bee site actually recommends painting the inside of a hive with primer. While we don't usually do this in the US. It probably won't hurt anything.
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    Follow this link to an extractor modification...

    Follow this link to an extractor modification that allows you to use a drill as a motor. Scroll down once the page opens.

    http://www.beehive.org.nz/newsletters/2003/bnl-2003-09.htm
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    Here's another method of treating AFB from...

    Here's another method of treating AFB from Queensland:

    http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/beeline/6918.html

    Steve
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    I have read that in New Zealand that paraffin is...

    I have read that in New Zealand that paraffin is used to treat and sterilize hives. The boiling point is high enough to kill the endospores of AFB. There is a time requirement for the woodenware to...
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    Has anyone tried a SINGLE screen board. If a nuc...

    Has anyone tried a SINGLE screen board. If a nuc was placed on top of the hive with a single piece of #8 hardware cloth between the hives, it seems that the bees would touch each other through the...
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    I need to split some packages in two and wanted...

    I need to split some packages in two and wanted to measure the bees by volume. I am planning on shaking them into a 4" PVC tube to measure them. Anyone now how many pounds of bees are in a quart...
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    WBC hives for have been somewhat of a novelty. I...

    WBC hives for have been somewhat of a novelty. I do not see them as having a practical place due to their >2X cost. I do have egg laying going on in January in the WBC hives when the others have no...
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    James Satterfield put up a TBH website: ...

    James Satterfield put up a TBH website:
    www.gsu.edu/~biojdsx/main.htm

    several years ago that was one of the first good websites concerning TBH's. He has not updated this at all in a few...
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    Loggermike, Try 650dialup.com for $6.50 a...

    Loggermike,

    Try 650dialup.com for $6.50 a month dialup. I used to use them before satellite and was satisfied.

    I am satisfied with my current 1-way satellite, but am looking for a cheaper...
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