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    Re: Extraction question

    If that were a concern I'd most likely wash it well with Clorox and then backtrack cleaning with whatever's needed to neutralize the Clorox.
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    Re: Best fume board cloth

    Thanks guys for the info. The Sheetmetal part is easy for me as that's how I make a living. I've been stashing back surplus metal painted black so that's covered. I've had up to 4 fume boards and as...
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    Best fume board cloth

    My fume boards are showing their age and I'd like to build new ones but I'm unsure which cloth would yield the best results. Does anybody have any experience with this?
  4. Re: Honey Room vs Basement? Please give insights.

    I've never had an issue with bees trying to enter the basement and then into the house. Any that are brought in with the supers will congregate on the windows of the garage doors trying to get away...
  5. Re: Honey Room vs Basement? Please give insights.

    I've used my basement garage 20+ years for extracting and can't see how any place could be better that's not a designated honey house. I've got a sink with hot and cold water, a bathroom, and once I...
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    Re: Honey from Wax Melter

    I can't see why there would be an issue. I've got a stainless steel wax melter that I use and I've feed this surplus honey back 20+ years and if there's a problem, I've not seen it.
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    Re: how many brood boxes?

    I've always used 2 deep brood boxes. Simple math backs this up if more bees is what you want. More times than not in early spring you'll find the bees spending all their time in the upper brood box....
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Most likely no useful honey flow. They will move up when they need/want to and not before.
    A car won't run without fuel nor will bees produce wax without surplus honey.
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    Re: Lowes paid me to paint my new nuc's!

    I'd rather be lucky anytime.
    It might be a good day to buy a lottery ticket!
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    I'd try a couple in the dishwasher and if they handled the heat that would be my plan.
  11. Thread: Kelleys

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    Re: Kelleys

    I've dealt with them over 20 years and never had an issue. I've ordered as late as last weekend and had my orders in 2 days.

    It's an absolute certainty that when your dealing with the public it IS...
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    Re: Bees only Filling out Half the Hive?

    This is a common occurrence from what I've seen over the years. If it were mine I'd turn that hive body 180 degrees effectively reversing which side the occupied frames were on in the hive. When I've...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    This would match honey from my place, the pic on the left is all I've ever had (23 years)until this year and this years is spot on the right pic

    Pics didn't transfer from post #6, sorry
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    Here in TENN at my place it's quite easy to see the blooms when they are blooming. Any of the TP on the edge of a field will have blooms on all limbs regardless of how low they are. When the trees...
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    Re: Am I doing the right thing???

    If it were me I'd remove one frame and insert another from another hive that contained fresh eggs. This way a queen can be produced if need be by the bees in the parent hive.
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    My introduction to honey harvesting was the crush and strain method. I showed up after the honey had been removed to find these folks equipped with large pans,a knife, and several new pairs of panty...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    I'm in middle TN and it appeared the Tulip Poplar to be blooming as well as ever. Of course the white clover was in full force like I've never seen before and with that, this years honey was the...
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    Re: dearth in middle Tennessee?

    Hey Justin,
    I'm just south of you between Manchester and Beech Grove. I've had bees over 20 years and In our area, 90% of the time the surplus flow is over by June 1st. About once every 10 years...
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is "BT"?
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    Re: Tenn/Ky question

    I think moth crystals are the most realistic option. If you start now you'll need to keep an eye on the stack of supers as the moth crystals will evaporate in time. The tighter the stack the longer...
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    Re: Honey stores and brood?

    If that were my colony I'd reverse the upper and lower deeps and if I had an excluder I'd find the Queen and confine her from my honey super. Just long enough for the brood in the super to hatch out...
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    Re: Bottleneck straing honey

    2 hours & 40 min from start to finish, extraction only. I had my 12 year old son, a 14 year old nephew, and a new as of this year beek. All 3 quite inexperienced but able to be quite helpful with the...
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    Re: Bottleneck straing honey

    I extracted about 400 lbs yesterday with 3 of the filters you refer to. They did all I needed with no bottleneck. I use a heated knife with a capping scratcher as needed. IIRC I washed out each...
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    Re: fumigating supers

    Good question! I'm hoping to see what response this question produces.
  25. Re: Hive had swarm leave...Will there be no honey?

    If the honey flow in your area is short in duration and you have a colony that's strong enough to fill that super I'd move it over as soon as it's needed, odds are the colony that swarmed will not...
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