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    Is it to late for the wax I have already melted...

    Is it to late for the wax I have already melted down?
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    I was wondering aboout overheating. I did the...

    I was wondering aboout overheating. I did the same on an outdoor colman stove. The wax I used was mostle burr comb. None of what I used was from the brood chamber. So no part of a bee's life cycle...
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    Saturday I melted down some wax and filtered it...

    Saturday I melted down some wax and filtered it through some cheese cloth. The wax I melted was white to yellowish in color. But it turns a brown kind of mud puddle color. I use a double boiler. That...
  4. Good one wade! I'm pretty sure you can get some...

    Good one wade! I'm pretty sure you can get some Bell's in Tennesse!
    Actually I think that for every beer I drink before going to the hive equals 2 stings.
    A couple of more stings and your problems...
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    Geez first the firefighter thread now this. I am...

    Geez first the firefighter thread now this. I am currently in school earning a degree in computer networking. Maybe I should go see about joining the local fire department tommorow.
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    This is funny. I have been thinking about...

    This is funny. I have been thinking about joining, the fire house is only 5 doors down from me.
    One of my friends just joined his local department.
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    12.5% is a really good range. Keeps well and...

    12.5% is a really good range. Keeps well and isn't to hot even drank young. I try to keep mine around that level no more than 14%
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    Do you have eggs? Have you been feeding?

    Do you have eggs? Have you been feeding?
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    Wow that sounded like a lot of wisdom there....

    Wow that sounded like a lot of wisdom there. Gonaa have to bookmark this thread.
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    Hey Junglebill what is the mixture? This is the...

    Hey Junglebill what is the mixture? This is the first I have heard of it.
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    My boss, last year put 60 colonies on a blubery...

    My boss, last year put 60 colonies on a blubery farm and has been doing so for almost 9 years. The farmers are happy and he gets a good yield while they are there, about 2 weeks. I haven't tasted the...
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    I would say go for 5 gallons. Its just as much...

    I would say go for 5 gallons. Its just as much work to make 1 gallon as it is for 5. to me 1 gallon seems like more trouble then it is worth. i only make 1 gallons as a test batch for a larger...
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    Iddee said; I don't think any got into my veil,...

    Iddee said; I don't think any got into my veil, but I'm not sure, as it was laying on the back of the truck the whole time. I really didn't think to look and see. I never got a sting.
    I laughed so...
  14. Geez that was some terrible typing on my part...

    Geez that was some terrible typing on my part hope you can understand it.
  15. You know what, This is the first winter my bees...

    You know what, This is the first winter my bees made it. and both colonies seem to be camping out in the bottom box. One ate a lot of honwy in the top cahmber and the thother not a lot. But the 2nd...
  16. Thread: Bottling

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    Aspera, I guess you have never heard of...

    Aspera,
    I guess you have never heard of Burton-on-Trent?
    Of course distilled water can absorb oxygen, but it doesn't have any in it to begin with.
    Honey and water is a poor environment for yeast...
  17. Thread: Good Book?

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    I have to agree with kenr. That is the book I got...

    I have to agree with kenr. That is the book I got started with. I then bought a begginers kit from Kelly and a book was included.
    I am entering my third year now, and I was lucky enough to work for...
  18. Thread: Bottling

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    Aspera, I would recommend using only spring water...

    Aspera, I would recommend using only spring water for your mead making and their are two reasons for it.
    1.Distilled water conatins no trace minierals which is good for the yeast.
    2. Distilled...
  19. Thread: Mead storage

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    Here is a upllier with really good prices on...

    Here is a upllier with really good prices on cornies. You won't see this price anywhere else. In fact they are selling them for a $1 chaeper than when I bought mine from them....
  20. Thread: glass carboy

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    I live in Michigan and my first carboy was sent...

    I live in Michigan and my first carboy was sent to me from alternative beverage it came in the kit I purchased from them. They are a great supplier and I love doing buisness with them. I do my...
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    GaryC3 Gary I am entering my third year as a...

    GaryC3

    Gary I am entering my third year as a hobbist and at first I wore my veil but after getting comfrotable with the bees I stopped. I own no suit and have gloves but do not wear them. This pic...
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    Waxteeth, mead making is easy in fact i just made...

    Waxteeth, mead making is easy in fact i just made 5 gallons today. Number on rule of mead AGING, If you make something you don't like when you first taste it just remeber in a year it will be a...
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    hmmm. What page is the recipie on so I can look...

    hmmm. What page is the recipie on so I can look it up. Any thing in that book should take off. Did you oxygenate well? Was your yeast expired? What was the temp at pitching? My only suggestion is to...
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    I've made 2 braggots and was very happy with each...

    I've made 2 braggots and was very happy with each of them. Though i plan on making an unhopped braggot soon. Like scott they both turned out to be some of my best meads.
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    My hive fell to AFB and the bee guy at MSU said i...

    My hive fell to AFB and the bee guy at MSU said i could boil everything so that is what i am going to try does this sound right to everyone?
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