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    Re: Honey Bee Healthy

    I store mine in the fridge. I've kept it about 8 months and the bees didn't complain. I did notice a little bit of mold growing on the surface of the homemade HBH the last month or so of use but the...
  2. Thread: Cypress Hives

    by John R C
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    Re: Cypress Hives

    I hate painting. l made all of my equipment out of cypress and I won't buy or build anything else. Cypress is easy to comee by here and it last along time. Heck there barns around here that have...
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    Re: Anyone have DIY plans for a uncapping tank ?

    Adrian where do you do the actual uncapping?
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    Re: Radial Extractors - Best bang for the buck?

    I'm getting brushy mountains 18 frame motorized extractor when we go skiing this winter(that way I won't have to pay freight). I've used a four frame hand crank for the past few years and extracted...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    How about three herbicides. Clethodim, Sethydoxin, and Fusillade all kill grass without harmingeverything else alone.[/QUOTE]
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    Re: Used hives & supers

    If you bought used equipment I recommend contacting your inspector and get them to take the hives to Raleigh to get gassed. I don't remember which particular gas they use but the gas chamber will...
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    Re: need help choosing an extractor

    Great. I look forward to reading a review as soon as you put it to use.
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    Re: Best Clover for South Florida

    Osceola ladino was bred for use in Florida. How much nectar it produces would be the question. I know here in NC the clover grown inthe sandy soils of the east doesn't produce the nectar like the...
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    Re: tankless water heater

    Radar sidetrack is correct. The gas system(your propane tank and lines) have to be sized to the btus your going to need at the expected temperature. Propane has to evaporate to work. The evaporation...
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    Re: tankless water heater

    On second bought you just might be ble to get by with a 100lb tank.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    Tankless heaters operate from 50,000-140,000btu for the small units. A small tank will freeze up even inside @ 90*. I recommend at least 120 gal tank.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    If you get be I would recommend a rheem or rinnia in that order. After installing alot of these I can tell you that they will give you an endless supply of hot water if sized properly. If you do get...
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    Re: Introducing bees to an exisiting hive

    Dump them on the ground about 2' from the hive at dusk and they'll take up residence with your bees. I haven't noticed any fighting doing this.
  14. Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    Plus the average 12' board is usually an inch or two longer than exactly 12'
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    Re: I can't put it off...I need to purchase jars

    There is about 60lbs of honey to a full 5gal bucket.
  16. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    I'll be getting an 18 frame unit from brushy this winter. I'll let you know how it goes then but here's absolutely no reason to get the 9 frame over the 18.
  17. Thread: Dadant Frames

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    Re: Dadant Frames

    I prefer dadants frames because of the extra wide slot in the bottom bar. Makes the foundation go in easier.
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    Re: Do you put new foundation on old frames?

    Use 1 gal paint stir sticks to make a new wedge strip. You can pick them up FREE from Home Depot or lowes on your next visit. Just ask for four or five and they'll gladly hand them out. Use a razor...
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    Re: Solar wax melter designs

    Take your wife's crock pot get some of those bag liners. Put liner in. Put in water. Add wax. Turn on. Will take about 45 minutes to an hour but it'll melt the wax which will float on top of the...
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    Re: $13 suit with veil? Too good to be true?

    I bought a glory bee jacket for $27.00 this past spring. It is cheaply made but does what I need it to do for quick inspections
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    Re: Opinions/Options for ~18 frame extractor

    I'm thinking of getting an 18 frame brushy mountain model myself. They are listed at 995.00 on the website.
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    Re: When do you stop adding supers........

    I stop when they finish out the flow. If you stop they'll swarm, or just not make honey. If they aren't making honey, they aren't paying their way and to me become freeloaders. I can't stand a...
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    Re: Hearding Bees Into Queen Cage

    I grab them by the wings. You want heir head pointing towards you when you gt them. Once in a blue moon ill get stung on the finger just as hy are going in the hole.
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    Re: queen castle success rates?

    That's what my queen castle is.
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    Re: queen castle success rates?

    This year my new queen castle is 0-2. My mating nucs and queens reared in a large hive are 6-7. I don't know why my queen castle is lost both queens after they hatched. After our flow slows I'm going...
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