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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    So does the "mobile solar greenhouse drying machine" remain immobile while the dehydration is taking place, or is the "machine" traveling the local roads with hundreds of pounds of a suspicious white...
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Mark, no I don't offer Carr water biscuits to customers sampling honey - I was having some fun at your expense. :D

    But you regularly post comments exhorting beekeepers to sell their honey for as...
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    Re: Hot wax dipping equipment

    A previous thread on dipping:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?290976-wax-dipping-tank-design&p=1019836&highlight=dipping#post1019836

    Post #2 of that linked thread has a link to a...
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    Mark, with that kind of redneck:p product sampling/promotion, I can see why you are envious of the prices that Savannah Bee Company can command for their upscale honey. :shhhh:

    Perhaps you should...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/Bee Pro no HFCS

    Here is a page from Megabee on making patties with their product:
    http://megabeediet.com/phone/mixing-instructions.html

    Note that on that page, for the purpose of making patties, they consider...
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    Re: Hello from South Texas

    Zack, when you joined the forum 2 years ago:) your location was set to Arizona. If you are now in Texas, may I suggest you PM moderator Barry and ask him to update your profile with your new...
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    Re: Ultra Bee/Bee Pro no HFCS

    2:1 sugar syrup is a reasonable substitute for HFCS.
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    Re: When to buy bees - Central WI

    Package Bees can be shipped via both USPS and UPS, so yes.

    Note that many clubs arrange bulk purchases of bee packages, and those are generally delivered to the club pickup location without...
  9. Re: Probiotics in prepared patties...WORD from the sacred Mountain

    My Goodness! :shhhh: I was wondering who would be the first to suggest that the emperor has no clothes ... :p
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    Re: Building hives & frames

    The frame rest rabbet in the box is 5/8". The tapered frame ear height at its maximum is 1/2", Since the frame ear is tapered slightly, the upper surface of the top bar sits 1/8" (or slightly...
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    Re: Foundation

    Diamond Match Company Apiary Division was located in Chico CA, along with other company divisions, including a match manufacturing plant.

    The linked assessment of surviving historic buildings in...
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    Re: When to buy bees - Central WI

    Welcome to Beesource!


    There is a beekeeping club in Wassau WI:

    http://www.marathoncountybeeassociation.com/
    Their next meeting is February 10th. And it looks like Michael Bush will be the...
  13. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Note that the "shook" bees don't get those brood frames, they go to a different hive. So the shook bees have no brood.
  14. Re: shook swarming as described in A YEARS WORK IN AN OUT APIARY by GM DOOLITTLE

    Maybe if you read the book, Ace .... :p

    Here is a summary of Chapter IV:
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    Re: Foundation

    Diamond Match Company certainly sold beekeeping supplies. See this ad in American Bee Journal (1922) ...
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    Re: Bes foraging grain/feed ?

    A similar current thread .....
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?306830-A-problem&highlight=puppy
    ... except in that case the bees are foraging on sawdust. :)
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    Re: Greetings from NC!

    Welcome to Beesource from the western side of the hill. :)
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    I was simply responding to the OP's question of ...


    ... not passing judgement on the euthanizing plan. :)
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    Re: Euthanizing Hives with Mites

    > Will I get a complete kill on mites if hives allowed to freeze overwinter?

    Mites feed on the bees' (and pupa's) hemoglyph (similar to blood), so if the bees die, then the varroa will also die...
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    Re: Question about syrup.

    > ... hopefully the bees would not be taking the syrup if it is too cold.

    From post #1 ...


    If suicide bees are {presumably} in (or around) the feeder, it may be that after consuming cold...
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    Re: Question about syrup.

    In my opinion, the temperature of the syrup is the key issue, not the air temperature. Syrup temperature change is likely to lag behind air temperature change.

    Once the temperature of the syrup...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    I'd say swarm trapping requires some intervention. :D And thats no trick.
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    Re: Cutting Rite-cell?

    Here you go ... :)



    (click the blue arrow in the quote box to see the original post/thread)
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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    I don't know about the cost of whitewash vs white paint, but here is an 1889 passage in The Beekeepers Review that says whitewash allows the evaporation of moisture from the wood better than paint,...
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    Re: Paint the inside ?

    Dogs, pigs, horses ..... what about sacred cows? :p :D
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