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    Re: 2015 EAS conference

    Wow is there anyone NOT speaking at that conference. Quite a lineup.
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    Re: Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    Astro

    makes sense
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    Re: Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    "If you decide on the Dadant, make sure to spin the reel and inspect for out-of round.
    Do not accept run-out in excess of 1/8" (which is still too much in my opinion)."

    This is an interesting...
  4. Thread: Extractor

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    Re: Extractor

    I like my Dadant 20 framer a lot.
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    Re: Queen Cage Shipping Boxes

    I have used these boxes from Brushy Mountain before, and I also have received them from other queen breeders. I like the fact that the queens are attended by a lot of bees during shipment. I'm sure...
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    "Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an...
  7. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Thanks zhiv9
  8. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Bee Blower

    My old Dadant blower is on its last legs and I am thinking about buying a had held blower with a reduced nozzle in its place. I've always had pretty good luck with Stihl power tools and am leaning...
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    Re: 11 Frames in Medium Super

    ah yes the "fringe factor" couldn't agree more
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    Re: 11 Frames in Medium Super

    Yet another leap into the world of fringe beekeeping.
  11. Re: Use communication hole in plastic foundation ?

    "I'm surprised the manufactures don't offer the option with or without.."

    They do offer the option. Snap off the corners if you want too, or leave them the way they were manufactured. JMHO but I...
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    Re: New Pacakges: rob Peter to pay Paul?

    I have never once read a post from Jim Lyons that wasn't absolutely great advice. Thanks Jim for always sharing your experience.
  13. Re: Next Question about painting plastic frames

    "Paint it on with a brush or small roller, the more the better"

    I have not found this to be the case. A 3" foam roller works well dipping it into the melted beeswax and running it quickly over...
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    Re: Follow honey buisness

    For me it's very profitable but it all depends on the best locations. I couldn't move them to a better location. My yards are building up very well right now on early fruit blossom. Apricot...
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    I'll buy everything said except for the retinue.
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    Re: Excessive propolis????

    A genetic trait but I am always very pleased to see my hives gathering copious amounts of propolis. Marla Spivak speaks about this often.
  17. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Agreed...so what is that the barber says...Neeeeeeext..
  18. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Thank you for the attached link however it seems to contradict everything I have read from the foremost author's and authorities on queen rearing. DCA's are established to provide virgin queens an...
  19. Re: Queen mating flights - alone or with workers?

    Bee ware

    I put my boots as after the last couple of replies. I'd also bet that most of the really knowledgeable beekeepers are having a good chuckle on this one. The thing is that some...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I currently own two Maxant bottling tanks and started buying there equipment 25 years ago. They are great tanks and made very well but I'm also not driving them down the road, like comparing a Ford...
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    Re: Mann Lake plastic frames PF-127

    17% % ! That's considered humid here for our normal summer day. Lots of times we're in the single digits for humidity. Never had an issue extracting honey from them. A warm extracting room and a...
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    Re: Mann Lake plastic frames PF-127

    I had, about 500 and sold almost all of the deep frames with nucs over the last few years. Only ones I kept were the drawn out mediums for honey supers. It's been stated here before that one major...
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    Re: Question on feeding neighboring bees.

    SuzyQ
    If I kept bees in your neighborhood you would be just the type of beekeeper that I would have concerns about. Heed the above referenced advice and never open feed combs of honey or sugar...
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    question everything
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    Michael Bush "They go out the door with her and maybe 100 yards or so and then they seem to comb back"

    You'll have to pardon my skepticism here a little bit but just how does one follow a queen...
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