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    Re: dead hive.. your thoughts?

    You mentioned dead bees with heads inside cells. I have that situation with several dead hives and wonder what it means. My dead hives had plenty of capped honey avilable.
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    Re: Thought I was Treatment Free

    I have read the definition very carefully and I respectfully disagree. Since I read legal documents and definitions almost everyday aim satisfied I am in the right place. What is the purpose of your...
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    Thought I was Treatment Free

    I thought I was treatment free because I do not use any chemicals in my hives. In addition I live in an area where generally there are no field crops that are treated with insecticides or other...
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    How Many Frames with Comb?

    I want to take some of my frames in the lower brood boxes that have comb and use them in new hives. I was thinking of taking about 4 frames with comb from each of my existing hives and using them in...
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    Re: Plastic Honey Bears and Jars

    My question really pertains to the us elf plastic bottles. When heat is applied does the plastic contaminate the honey? I do use the warm water bath with my glass jars and I am very satisfied...
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    Plastic Honey Bears and Jars

    I have a question that was asked of me and I do not know the answer perhaps someone can help. I have been using plastic honey bears from Gamber Container that I like very much and are good quality. I...
  7. Thread: Loans

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    Re: Loans

    I am a business man and president of a company I started 43 years ago. I was somewhat older than you with a Masters degree. I borrowed money at that time for college and paid it back over 10 years. I...
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    Re: Treatment Free Honey

    Thanks I understand.
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    Re: Treatment Free Honey

    How very insensitive. Try Breast Cancer. I am the President of a company and as part of our charitable efforts we have decided to make and sell bees wax candles and have done so for the past year and...
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    Re: Lab Testing of Honey

    That is an excellent point. The more research that I have done leads me to believe most bee keepers do not do much testing other than perhaps for moisture content. I have located a lab and they do...
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    Treatment Free Honey

    We have a program to raise funds for breast cancer research by selling our honey and other honey. Bee keepers have been very generous and sold us honey at wholesale . I also use my own honey.I am...
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    Re: Lab Testing of Honey

    I realize many folks don't like lawyers, however, I have run a company for over 40 years and that is the part of a corporate necessity. Its a lot easier to check than to be sued for millions...
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    Lab Testing of Honey

    I hope someone can provide some advice. I am about to start selling my honey and some honey from 2 other bee keepers at farmers markets and perhaps on the internet. My lawyer asked if I had the honey...
  14. Thread: Bad News

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    Re: Bad News

    Of the 10 frames about 5 but varied by hive.In previous years i did not do this and thought it might provide supplemental food for them.
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    Re: Bad News

    I would be thrilled if i could save them. Can I use a light bleach solution on the entire frame including comb?
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    Bad News

    As i expected my hives did not make it through the winter. I walked down in knee high snow to check them. I had 4 hives that I left a super almost full of honey and they not only died but the supers...
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    Re: Pricing Honey

    Daniel
    Your 3 times cost process actually does work not only for honey but I have use the same simple process for a professional service business for 40 years. I have a question however, what would...
  18. Thread: Wax Melter

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    Re: Wax Melter

    Has anyone heard of a company called Wax Melters. They have a lot of wax melting equipment. I am looking for something where I can set the temperature and bigger than my Presto pot. I don't want a...
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    Shipping Glass jars

    I use glass jars for my honey and I limit it to 8 oz jars. Long story. Can anyone recommend a safe way to wrap and or package the honey jars before I pack them in a box for mailing?
    Thanks
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    Re: Bees are gone; hive boxes are full

    Thanks for the excellent post. I too also have every year some hives that are simply dead with no discernible disease. My question is that after I extract the honey from the frames would it be...
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    Re: Best Votive Mold

    What is your email?
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    Crystallization

    I have a question that hopefully someone can answer. I have bottled all of my honey in 8 oz jars. Each jar has fully crystallized this year and I would like to liquify many of there jars but not ruin...
  23. Thread: wick size

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    Re: wick size

    I have noticed the same thing. I ran out of wax and have ordered wax from different sources. Although I have ordered yellow fresh wax i have received some brown wax which is not worth the price of...
  24. Thread: wick size

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    Re: wick size

    Thanks i have been struggling with the 3" molds.
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    wick size

    Could some one recommend a wick for 3 inch pillar candles. I am using #3 and #4 and they do not burn to the sides and ultimately burn out in the pool of wax.
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