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  1. Re: Please Get Your Beekeeping Club To Pass This Resolution

    Both the Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers Assciation and The Kansas Honey Producers run Scholarship programs that youth age 11-18 can apply for and recive mentor for one year (but it last much longer)...
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    I am going to try my 1st trap out and have a few...

    I am going to try my 1st trap out and have a few more questions. This one is also about 12-14 feet up.

    How long should I plan on with out the BeeGo?

    I was plannig on running a 1˝" pipe from...
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    I mix the seed in at room temp. I take the honey...

    I mix the seed in at room temp. I take the honey out of the hotbox stir in the fruit and let it sit over night. Then the next day I skim off any foam and stir in the seed. Ladle it into the...
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    Greg I'm glad to see you post this as I am...

    Greg
    I'm glad to see you post this as I am waiting to get my kit that is on back order, so keep us posted on your progress. I have my queen picked out from a nuc that over wintered and has 3...
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    Hello Welcome to the forum. If you go to...

    Hello
    Welcome to the forum. If you go to http://www.mostatebeekeepers.org/local_associations.htm you will find the local MO beekeepers associations, by looking at the map Midwestern Beekeepers...
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    I doubt this kid has anything of his own that he...

    I doubt this kid has anything of his own that he has had to work for. So start by getting him to work for you repainting and repairing your hives. Then if he seems remotely interested have him work...
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    Jason not to get you off the new idea but this...

    Jason not to get you off the new idea but this one is from your town. Maxant Honey Extractor 10/20 Bee Beekeeping Equipment on ebay Item number: 130293796318 .
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    Downhome Welcome. Now that you are in the...

    Downhome
    Welcome. Now that you are in the bees, if you can make it there is a beginning beekeeping class in the KC area on 3/22&29. For more info you can go to www.nekba.org . This class is...
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    Just a reminder to please preregister. Lots of...

    Just a reminder to please preregister. Lots of registrations coming in but there is still plenty of room for more.
  10. Order the cookbook "Putting it up with Honey"...

    Order the cookbook "Putting it up with Honey" runs about $15. It has several jam, jelly and preserves. It is full of canning with honey recipes.
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    If MAXANT was to build it in the $600 range and...

    If MAXANT was to build it in the $600 range and it worked like the rest of their stuff. There would be a market!
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    Poll: Just a veil and whatever work clothes I have on....

    Just a veil and whatever work clothes I have on. But then again we only had 14 hives last year.
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    Here is a copy of the program Kansas Honey...

    Here is a copy of the program

    Kansas Honey Producers Association & Missouri State Beekeepers Association
    Spring 2009 Meeting Friday & Saturday, March 6 & 7

    Overland Park Marriott 10800 Metcalf...
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    Beginning Beekeeping Classes Kansas City

    Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers’ Association & The Midwestern Beekeepers’ Association Present Beginner’s Beekeeping Classes (2 Days)
    Sunday, March 22nd, 12:30-5:30 & March 29th, 1-5:30 p.m.
    Johnson...
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    I can't tell you about the new ones but my son...

    I can't tell you about the new ones but my son bought one last spring (he did not like mine because it was son powered not electric) that is over 22 years old. This one has the horizontal motor not...
  16. Thread: Creamed Honey

    by Jethro
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    You need to use dried fruit. I use freeze dried...

    You need to use dried fruit. I use freeze dried fruit powder, it lets you have a nice creamy texture. If you have your own fruit you should be able to dry it then grind it to a powder as fine as...
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    The one we use is one part beeswax, one part...

    The one we use is one part beeswax, one part sweet almond oil and one part shea butter or coco butter. All by weight. Melt all together and pour into molds. If you want you can add an essential oil...
  18. Thread: creamed honey

    by Jethro
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    Chef I get the apple (most of the fruit), and...

    Chef I get the apple (most of the fruit), and tubs from www.heartlandhoney.com. We get $5.00 for all of our creamed honey as well as our infused honey both 12 oz. Where as we get $3.75 for our 12oz....
  19. Thread: creamed honey

    by Jethro
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    Chef as for the flavors we have 12. Apple...

    Chef as for the flavors we have 12. Apple Cinnamon; Blackberry; Blueberry; Cherry; Chocolate; Crannberrry; Jalapeno; Natural; Peacan; Raspberry; Raspberry Jalapeno; & Stawberry. We use the dried...
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    Brooks Not sure what 8oz. and 16oz. sell...

    Brooks
    Not sure what 8oz. and 16oz. sell for. We get $5.00 for 12oz. plastic tubs. I belive we are on the low side as in KC I think they get $5.50-$6.00. With that being said we get $.42 per...
  21. Thread: Thoughts.....

    by Jethro
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    If you are doing infused honey it sounds like it...

    If you are doing infused honey it sounds like it would be good. If you are doing creamed/spun/whipped honey it is great. There is nothing better for breakfast than a sausage biscuit with jalapeno...
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    Scholarships for beekeepers?

    Does anyone know of any scholarships for beekeepers that are about to graduate high school? My daughter is looking for as many as she can find. She wants to be a Dentist. Thanks for any help. Jethro
  23. Thread: First Bottle

    by Jethro
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    Jordan on the how much to charge here are a few...

    Jordan on the how much to charge here are a few things to look at. Bee Culture and American Bee Journal both have honey market reports monthly for different regions. I have a flie that I input prices...
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    Swobee do you have a maxant uncapping plane? We...

    Swobee do you have a maxant uncapping plane? We just tried ours for the frist time last week and it is to hot. Is there any way to adjust the temp or do you use the on off switch to do that? It would...
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    Good Question by a 7 year old

    Wednesday afternoon I was doing a talk on honey bees at the Library for the summer reading program. When I done a girl about 7 years old asked "How many people like honey?". My reply was I am not...
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