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    Honey Plane

    Sometime back, there was a discussion on the virtues of the honey plane. The consensus was the honey plane did not work well. I am planning on purchasing a new honey knife for next year and would...
  2. Thread: Kentucky

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    43 hives for pollination services within 100 mile...

    43 hives for pollination services within 100 mile radius of Somerset, Ky. except for Lancaster, Ky.
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    Buy 2 tupperware type tubs that are to be used...

    Buy 2 tupperware type tubs that are to be used with food and that one fits in the other. In one, drill zillions of small holes. Put this one in the other. Then make a "T" out of wood to go across the...
  4. Thread: Judging honey

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    My grandfather was C.E. Hutchinson. I think you...

    My grandfather was C.E. Hutchinson. I think you probably knew him.
  5. Thread: Judging honey

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    Thanks, GaSteve, I was beginning to think that no...

    Thanks, GaSteve, I was beginning to think that no was willing to give up any secrets. Did not know the one about using a flashlight. Thanks again.
  6. Thread: Judging honey

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    A couple of things I do remember, like putting a...

    A couple of things I do remember, like putting a piece of cellaphane on the jar before you put the lid on. Then when you get to the fair, take it out. This keeps honey off the inside of the lid.
  7. Thread: Judging honey

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    Judging honey

    Can anyone give me some tips on preparing honey for judging at the state fair? It has been 30 years since I entered and then I was very young. My grandfather did most of the work.
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    I think I saw a cloud today.

    I think I saw a cloud today.
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    Sticky: 42567 Eubank, Ky.

    42567 Eubank, Ky.
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    Sticky: Kentucky

    Three on the 29th and one on the 27th.
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    I use a stick ore anything I find around the hive...

    I use a stick ore anything I find around the hive that will allow enough space to let the bees in and out. I place between a couple of supers at the corner.
  12. Thread: other hobby

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    Bees are my passion. Being a detective is what I...

    Bees are my passion. Being a detective is what I get paid to do and would do it for free if I made more money from the bees.

    Other interests: My wife, i'm sure she wonders why she is listed after...
  13. Thread: Extractor

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    Does anyone have any experience with the 9/18...

    Does anyone have any experience with the 9/18 radial extractor from Mann Lake. It looks to be a good deal but I am concerned about it being made from 26 guage stainless steel. Is this to light?
  14. Thread: Cleaning Pierco

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    Thanks for the help. I have tried scraping and...

    Thanks for the help. I have tried scraping and then putting them back in hoping the bees would clean them out but with the lack of wax on the sheets, they did not accept them to good. I have applied...
  15. Thread: Cleaning Pierco

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    Can anyone give me some ideas on cleaning Pierco...

    Can anyone give me some ideas on cleaning Pierco plastic foundation. I have a couple hundred sheets that I have cleaned old comb from. I scrape the old stuff off and have tried a power washer on it,...
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    I have 40 hives and have been using a 2 framer...

    I have 40 hives and have been using a 2 framer for about 12 years. I run mostly mediums and will keep the 2 framer for the deeps. I don't want to go to anything bigger until later. Thanks for the...
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    I am planning on buying Kelley's nine frame...

    I am planning on buying Kelley's nine frame extractor. I am wanting advise on this. Has anyone else bought and used one? What are your recommendations?
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    I make a few nucs when I find hives with swarm...

    I make a few nucs when I find hives with swarm cells. I made one like this 10 days ago. It had a cell on the bottom of the frame. When I looked in it today, the queen had not chewed out yet. I found...
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    Add some frames of brood to your split to give it...

    Add some frames of brood to your split to give it a boost.
  20. Thread: Grafting

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    Well, my first grafting attempt did not take. The...

    Well, my first grafting attempt did not take. The bees did build up the cell cups some. I took Hooks advise and made me a grafting tool with a paper clip. The second time around was much easier....
  21. Thread: Grafting

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    Hey people, I just found the thing that is...

    Hey people, I just found the thing that is probably the hardest and most frustrating thing I have ever tried other than golf. I attempted to do my first larvae grafting to raise my own queens. I...
  22. Thread: delux solar oven

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    DITTO FOR ME.

    DITTO FOR ME.
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    Magnet-man. Where did you get your queen rearing...

    Magnet-man. Where did you get your queen rearing kit? Every where that I have tried to order one, there is a 5 to 6 week back order.
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    >I live north of you and I have had good success...

    >I live north of you and I have had good success with leaving them open.
    The last time I looked at a map Michigan was much farther North than Kentucky.
    Clint<

    I was responded to the first post....
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    I live north of you and I have had good success...

    I live north of you and I have had good success with leaving them open.
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