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  1. Thread: filtering wax

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    Filtering Wax

    Have you tried white felt as a filtering medium? Works well for me. Pick it up cheap at the dollar store or walmart.
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    Hive components not fitting

    Whatever you do do not put that on the bees. I had something similar and the bees went down below and couldn't figure out how to get back up. They died en masse what a mess! It's like a window to...
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    drone hive requeenable

    I read recently that to requeen a laying worker hive that a ready to hatch queen cell is best. Something like 85 percent acceptance. In your case you would need to add a few frames of brood and young...
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    bee-o-pac questions

    Just a thought, I had quite a few unfilled sections left over from my foray with this stuff. I made up a frame out of 5/16 inch thick by 1 1/2 wide wood designed so that the sections fit neatly into...
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    manual 9/18 extractor

    I bought one of these last fall as a manual and the motor as an add on. Had to try it manually and as long as the frames are evenly balanced it was no problem. The trick is to start slowly not trying...
  6. Thread: Jalapeno Honey?

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    We make a Chilli Pepper Honey simply by adding...

    We make a Chilli Pepper Honey simply by adding fresh red chilli peppers to liquid honey. Cut them to expose the seeds, add them to a pail of honey and warm the honey in the pail in a canning pot with...
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    A buddy of mine put a want ad in a local buy and...

    A buddy of mine put a want ad in a local buy and sell catalogue and got swamped. He had quite a choice of extractors to look at. Give it a try!
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    The true proportion is less than 5 percent of the...

    The true proportion is less than 5 percent of the population is truely allergic to bee stings of any kind. When I'm told that a person is allergic I usually ask if they carry the epipen. If they say...
  9. Thread: candle mold

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    Margot, I find that the molds are split just...

    Margot, I find that the molds are split just enough so that you can remove the candle once it is hard. If your mold is a candleflex mold it is good quality and needs no more adjusting. One trick is...
  10. Thread: Buckfast Queens

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    Should have answered your question odfrank. Yes...

    Should have answered your question odfrank. Yes we get a list from the Provincial Apiarists office every year as to who raises queens and or nucs and which strain (if any) they are. I could look it...
  11. Thread: Buckfast Queens

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    I will ask this fellow if he sells in the US next...

    I will ask this fellow if he sells in the US next time I go there (soon), I think he does but I am not sure. He does produce good numbers of queens and they are becoming more in demand. Was a time...
  12. Thread: Buckfast Queens

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    We have a Buckfast breeder about an hour away and...

    We have a Buckfast breeder about an hour away and when I go there I am always amazed that we can walk in his bee yard and not be attacked. He says he works his bees without a veil or gloves. They are...
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    If you would like a very good commercial swarm...

    If you would like a very good commercial swarm attractant check out this website http://www.natural-insect-control.com/ This company sells worldwide and has a product that I use to get stubborn...
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    You are likely right about having a young quenn...

    You are likely right about having a young quenn with restricted space. She needs more room to lay eggs. If you can, give her more preferably with drawn comb. If that is not available set some...
  15. Thread: Garlic - Honey

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    We make a garlic honey by crushing a number of...

    We make a garlic honey by crushing a number of cloves into some honey (the amount can vary) and leave it at least two weeks, strain and bottle. It sells fast this time of year, just tell them to use...
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    I use a hand stapler from Canadian Tire that...

    I use a hand stapler from Canadian Tire that shoots 5/8 inch brads for the frames. Does a wonderful job. A hammer can't touch it for speed and convenience.
  17. Thread: Bee-O-Sphere

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    We had Andrew (one of the inventors)at our...

    We had Andrew (one of the inventors)at our meeting this month. He made a good presentation and most of us are ready to order ours. Quite interesting how the bees will store honey by type. Cells are...
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    I have rented to cherry farmer for two years now....

    I have rented to cherry farmer for two years now. The first year he got a thirty five percent crop. There was bad weather at pollinating time and the cherries only set 35 percent of the bloom....
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    I put my drained cappings in 30lb plastic pails....

    I put my drained cappings in 30lb plastic pails. Once full I take these and put them in a canning pot with enough water to come to about one inch from the top of the canning pot. Warm the pot gently...
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    I make my cream honey in 30 lb pails and fill...

    I make my cream honey in 30 lb pails and fill them about half full with the honey and seed. When the honey is stiff I use a stainless paint mixer on a drill to work it. It takes a bit of work to get...
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