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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    When I was visiting Illinois a few years ago I was told that the pioneers used to sprinkle a little flour on the bees. Supposedly it would slow them down enough to have their children follow the...
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    Re: re-liquifying honey

    I put it on my front porch for the day....
  3. Re: Wax foundations = wax coated paint stirrer?

    I didn't even wax coat my paint stirrer. I just split them into fourths length wise and glued them into the top groove. The girls built beautiful straight comb.

    Vickie
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    Bees and honey year

    It has been three years since I have had a good "honey year". This year my hives are going gang busters! I am looking forward to end of August harvest. Northern Utah.

    How is everyone else...
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    Top Bar Spacers

    When do I place the spacers for the honey frames? Is it after the bees start to fill the first comb with nectar or do I wait to do it after the bees have already started to build the honey comb...
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    Re: Bottle weights?

    Grimbee~

    These are the weights I found as the closest for my honey:

    1 cup honey = 12 oz. weight honey bear
    1/2 pint mason jar (1 cup) = 12 oz. weight honey
    pint mason jar (2 cups) = 24 oz....
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    Sticky: Northern Utah. Saw a huge swarm in the upper...

    Northern Utah. Saw a huge swarm in the upper field (neighbors not mine thankfully). Tried to follow them but lost 'em-darn it! 6-2-08 Late afternoon.
  8. Thread: The Sting

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    Last year I watched my neighbor (it was his first...

    Last year I watched my neighbor (it was his first year beekeeping) running full speed, arms flailing, away from one of his girls. I yelled "just let her sting ya. The first sting is always the...
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    I push all my frames together so there is no...

    I push all my frames together so there is no space between the end bars and then center them in the box.
  10. Being female, I can't tell you how funny these...

    Being female, I can't tell you how funny these examples are. I laughed out loud reading them! They have made me appreciate my spouse even more.
    Vickie
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    I went to Home Depot to the paint department and...

    I went to Home Depot to the paint department and asked them if I could buy some gallon wooden paint stir sticks. They wouldn't sell them but gave me a bunch of them for free. They are thicken that...
  12. Thread: new ??

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    Foundation

    Can you give us a little more information on what type of foundation you purchased?

    If it is the stuff that is the imprinted plastic wax coated or the pure beeswax foundation, there is no up or...
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    First Sting is the worse

    My neighbor decided to try his hand at beekeeping this year (envious of all my honey). Last week he was in his garden and one of his girls did a headbutt (hives are fairly close to his garden plot...
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    Small Cell Foundation-Wireless

    I got my small cell from Brushy Mountain.
    Vickie
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    Poll: Age

    As my mother used to say "I'm as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth".
  16. I have been looking at it this way~If the...

    I have been looking at it this way~If the individuals that I encourage to keep bees only stay in it for a couple years and then decide it's "not for them", they may be willing to sell me their used...
  17. Pricing Needed for Selling Used Brood Box/Frames

    I have a quick question. I have a neighbor that wants to get into beekeeping (tight budget). I have 2 deep brood boxes with frames and comb (fully built out) that I am going to sell her (I have...
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    How much honey do you get? What do you do with...

    How much honey do you get?
    What do you do with THAT much honey?
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    eek. That is one of the grossest things I have ever seen. I hope I never experience that first hand! Wax moth just about did me in in the gross out department and this is worse!
    Vickie
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    Containers

    Thank you all for the replies.

    All of the "dripless" containers I see out there are quite a bit more expensive than the traditional closures. Does anyone have a good source for moderately priced...
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    Honey Containers

    Can anyone give me some input on which honey containers sell the best for you-and what size? 12 oz. bears, 16 oz bears, pint jars, queenline jars, etc.

    I sold last year at a local fruit stand and...
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    Sticky: Received a call on a swarm June 2. The bees had...

    Received a call on a swarm June 2. The bees had quickly moved in to the underside of a 2nd story deck. Size of a basketball.
    Weather was in the low 80's
    Northern Utah 84341
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    Doug, Go to Hi Valley Chemical in Centerville....

    Doug,
    Go to Hi Valley Chemical in Centerville. Their address is:
    1134 W. 850 N.
    (801) 295-9591

    Mix 1 oz. with 8 oz. warm water and 8 oz. syrup (6 parts sugar to 4 parts water)...
    This...
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    Tad2much, I am in Northern Utah (Logan) our...

    Tad2much,
    I am in Northern Utah (Logan) our main honey flow here is not until the first week of july. If you are in a similar region it should be ok to split-as long as you are not worried about...
  25. Thank you all for the incredible input given! ...

    Thank you all for the incredible input given!

    The hive I want to split is so incredibly populated that I couldn't find the queen. The reason I asked the original question was to be assurred that...
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