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  1. Thread: Cool Honey

    by MapMan
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    Cool Honey

    Yesterday my wife bought me some of these, since it said "Cool Honey" on the label. Attractive packaging, no honey in ingredient list... :no:

    Doesn't taste like honey at all, either. :scratch:...
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    Re: 2010 honey production

    Late surge here. Thankfully not as much rain for past two weeks as for months earlier. Broke all previous records for rainfall in most parts of Wisconsin for the summer months - here at 27.83...
  3. Thread: Wisconsin Laws

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    Re: Wisconsin Laws

    I'm a very small producer, but assessing the merits of increasing my production. Does anyone know the cost of independent lab testing? Of course, I'd have to pass on the cost to my buyers, unless I...
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    Re: How To Disolve Beeswax Off of Concrete Floor

    >>Again, where do you buy lye?<<

    One used to be able to find it in the household cleaning department of most stores, but now it is tough to find because of the crackdown on manufacturing...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with old plaster walls?

    Plaster and lath, and like deknow knows, horsehair as a binder. I'd try to hit dead center on a stud(s), as they will want to "try" to put sheet rock back in the panel you take out, but alas, the...
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    Re: How To Disolve Beeswax Off of Concrete Floor

    I'm with Barry on this one - use heat to melt the wax, and then sop up the residuals with kraft paper. I've used this technique often to get wax (from beeswax candles) from cassocks. With the...
  7. Thread: Steel ply

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    Re: Steel ply

    Check local concrete construction companies to see if they have any used available, or where to find some used. I get it from a local Amish supplier that gets it used by the truckload, some of it is...
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    Re: Building Equipment

    Yep, there are going to be naysayers. But come the high snow and cold temps of winter, it is nice to be productive making the equipment in a warm shop. I make essentially all of my equipment,...
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    Re: I need a new AM Radio

    Any other WIFI radios out there that you think might work better? BTW, I am a night listener too, til I drop to sleep from exhaustion... I use a Sony ICF-2010, a nice oldie but goodie. In the...
  10. Re: Bought out some hives from a beekeeper who passed away

    I'd repay her generosity by bringing her some of the extracted honey. :thumbsup:

    MM
  11. Re: Liquided nails to seal and join migratory covers

    I make 'em out of used concrete form plywood (marine ply). No metal, no paint. Costs me less than $1 a cover, have lasted so far 5-6 years. Easy and cheap.

    MM
  12. Thread: Heavy flow.

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    Re: Heavy flow.

    >>>For the first time that I have noticed the farmers are letting their mint and alfalfa bloom, usually it's cut just as they bud out.<<< Here, the rain has prevented us from cutting earlier. Cut...
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    Re: Do you heat YOUR honey, if so WHY?

    So I guess that most folks here extract it essentially right into bottles, and have the bottles immediately sold and off the premises, and never have to worry about granulation, and therefore never...
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    Re: Who owns these bees?

    I really don't need the bees, doing splits this time of year anyway, but it kinda irks me that the neighbor just didn't box them up, and leave them that 20 feet from my hives.

    I guess what I'd do...
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    Re: Who owns these bees?

    They were twenty feet from my hives - on the contracted land. If otherwise, I'd say finders-keepers. I'm going to the neighbor who boxed them tomorrow - they are Amish (sabbath today). But, I do...
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    Re: Best times for nectar flow?

    Mxr618 - In these valleys, there are many variables in weather/flora which makes different bee yards challenging in terms of timing for flows. For example, right now I have yards that are on only...
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    Who owns these bees?

    I have hives out for pollination. One of these yards is for the year, as there are cucumbers, squash, etc., and it is actually in a great wildflower location.

    Now, this is a booming yard - the...
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    Re: Artificial swarm questions

    My experience is that often when the swarm urge is developed in a hive, it is difficult to reverse the process unless you promote the process by making splits, using the queen cell(s) in the new...
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    Re: 2010 honey production

    Flow is heavy here, like Shannon says, Basswood is in full as of this week. Sumac is gearing up, and the sweetclovers look very heavy this year. The biggest setback has been a very rainy June,...
  20. Thread: Something Neat

    by MapMan
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    Re: Something Neat

    Goggle has had street views for three years, at least...

    They have had legal issues in many cases (and countries) to eliminate some imaging from access and also purging it from their internal...
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    Re: Shackletons Whiskey

    I've done extensive research on particularly the Endurance run since I've done many maps for trade books and school texts on the subject. I've always found Antarctic exploration interesting anyway,...
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    Re: Moving to the "country"??????

    I didn't chime in earlier, since I was waiting to see what happened... Now I see you actually found a place where you can spread your wings (and allow some bees to do the same).

    By the way,...
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    Re: Necessity Breeds a New Business

    "Beginning in January 2010, a new law will require manufacturers to collect and recycle certain electronics, including computers, TVs and printers, from Wisconsin households and K-12 public schools....
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    The Amish and Elevators

    An Amish boy and his father were visiting a mall. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, silver walls that could move apart and then slide back together again. ...
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    Re: The Valley of Doom

    Nothing's too good for the deer - buttered popcorn!

    MM
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