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    Re: mini bear containers

    Thanks for the help. They're shooting for around 125 bears but I have to get them to agree to the 2oz size first... not that it should be a problem. They originally asked for 3oz (not sure if they...
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    mini bear containers

    I'm looking for info on the two types of "mini" bear plastic containers. Moreover, what exactly is the difference between them... besides the stated 1oz.

    Betterbee carries a 3 oz. flat panel mini...
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    Re: right bee for southern NH

    Go to your local beekeepers club meeting and ask around. You'll get 10 different answers... but they can lead you to the local beeks who raise them.

    http://monadnockbeekeepers.com/

    Of course...
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    Re: Over wintering nucs?

    Ahh yes, sorry. Should have looked more closely.

    I thought the duct tape over the hole in the inner cover was there so the bees could 'hang out'. :D
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    Re: Over wintering nucs?

    Just went to EAS and sat in on Mike Palmer's presentation on overwintering nucs. I believe the reason your confused about the 4 frame reference is because you are using a typical nuc box. As Keth...
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    Re: Betterbee's Nucs...

    As I thought. Not one who thinks it's on par with nuc prices. Didn't think so.

    But it does make me want to go out and do more splits so I can sell a few nucs next year!

    Oh, and their "starting...
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    Betterbee's Nucs...

    So how do we all feel about Betterbee's nucs? More specifically the price... $195.

    Justified or not?

    And no, this is not meant as a Betterbee bashing thread (I for one support their business...
  8. Re: upstate ny - when does robbing in fall stop?

    Not today... as mine were fighting and robbing after checking in on them.

    Now they are dressed for halloween... white sheets and all.

    Agreed, when we get into some "normal" temps the robbing...
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    Re: liquefying honey - anyone use this?

    I wrapped a waterbed heater around the 5 gal bucket, duct taped it so it wouldn't move, and wrapped it with aluminum faced bubble wrap insulation (reflectix). Set the heater to 100 and let it go. Two...
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    Re: liquefying honey - anyone use this?

    Had an old waterbed heater with thermostat that was at my father's house so I'll try that out and see how it works.

    Wondering how long it will take to liquefy with the heater wrapped around the...
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    SABA, to be exact.
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    Wish I could tell you. I honestly don't know why they died. This year we purchased two packages. Both looked very strong going into winter. Plenty of stores, negligible mite counts, good laying...
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    Re: Greetings from upstate NY

    Welcome from an Albany cty. transplant (much rather be living up north).

    Did a cutout last summer on rte. 32 in Quaker Springs. Quite a job... and I'll never do it again! Free bees but a big PITA....
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    Re: Hand crank or power extractor?

    I know it's been said before but...

    ELECTRIC!!!

    And the 3100 is one heck of an extractor! You'll love it!
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    Re: liquefying honey - anyone use this?

    Thanks for the replies! I figured something that easy would have issues.

    The company's site says the unit heats to 110 degrees. Actually it's a different model than the one on amazon but the same...
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    liquefying honey - anyone use this?

    After searching for pail heater bands I came across a submersible 55 gallon drum heater. I searched for a submersible heater for a 5 gallon bucket and found this:
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    Re: recent experience at Betterbee

    I noticed that their website has changed. It looks like they're trying to update it little by little - which isn't always the best way to go as broken links lure people away from them.

    They tore...
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    Re: recent experience at Betterbee

    In the past while picking up an order at Betterbee I used to have to wait upwards of 45 minutes for an order to be gathered.

    The other day I sent someone over to pick up an order and they said it...
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    Re: Ripping Boards with radial arm saw

    Not sure if it'll work on plywood but whenever I want a smooth finish with any kind of saw I put a row or two of masking tape on the wood where I'm going to cut it. Then I mark and cut right over the...
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    Re: which extractor

    Well said! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Oh, and if you go there to pick it up they'll give you a tour of their facility! Have Theodore bring you on a tour... he's a crackup!

    And as far as the...
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    There's a place near me/between us (Fort Plaine, NY) that sells assembled medium supers for $5.50 - glued & nailed. Not 100% sure of the thickness of the wood but they are made out of pine.

    They...
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    I'll second both of those suggestions too.

    I wish I had started with all mediums. Makes life a little easier since everything is interchangeable.

    And the online 'bee bible' has been a great...
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    Re: planning ahead in upstate NY

    Don't buy packaged bees from the south! Spend the few extra $$ and buy nucs from a local source that have overwintered in our area. I have had absolutely NO luck with southern bees. Bought bees from...
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    Re: cider

    Maybe the forum description should read: "Mead, wine, beer and cider using honey."

    ANYWAY...

    There is a good article on Mother Earth News (search for 'hard cider'). They suggest an option of...
  25. Thread: Texas Rangers

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    Re: Texas Rangers

    I'll second that. And I'm a NY'er. :D
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