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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    you guys are a riot!!! I already decided to buy at local Lowes,, may use bleach and sun down the roar if I ever need a 2nd 5 gal bucket,,, but doubt it.. Thanks!!!
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    Re: How do you remove pickle smell????

    how can you be sure it is food grade?
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    How do you remove pickle smell????

    Just extracted 120 #'s of honey from 2 hives... used pots,containers, etc to store honey before pouring into jars. Just got 5 gal food grade bucket from local store but it held dill pickles.... How...
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    Re: Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    thanks guys for all the input... will forget it Gary
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    Extracting--- using heat gun to uncap??!!

    Almost ready for my for my first extraction. Saw video where guy very briefly used heat gun to melt capped wax. Looked great. no mess etc. but got to thinking wax is now liquid -- will most likely...
  6. Re: Looking for decent inexpensive extractor!!-- have only 2 hives...

    thanks for help guys... went ahead and ordered Vivo stainless steel extractor-- good for deeps, mediums, and short frames.... plus knife, comb,and 2 part strainer... @ $250 total....not a bad deal at...
  7. Looking for decent inexpensive extractor!!-- have only 2 hives...

    What is a good/inexpensive extractor... have only 2 hives thank you..... not considering one with motor,,, hand crank should be OK..

    Thank you,

    Gary
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    Re: How to arrange 3 med supers??

    just inspected hives...super just added 5 days ago-foundation only- has at least some comb drawn out on 9/10 frames,,, both sides.... this is with excluder on as well....some have quite a bit drawn...
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    Re: How to arrange 3 med supers??

    I am using an excluder..
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    How to arrange 3 med supers??

    Strong hive has 2 deeps- queen excellent- as of 4 days ago- June 8---super #1 -medium-has all 10 frames- both sides- w capped honey from 20 to 90%; and uncapped honey- from 10-90% full. Super # 2...
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    Re: Super- to add another or not??!!

    Great ideas!!! Thank you very much.....
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    Super- to add another or not??!!

    Have pretty strong hive with 2 deeps. 8 of 10 frames in top box have larvae and capped brood- ranging from 50% to 95% filled. Bottom deep still has 5 empty frames with some capped brood and pollen....
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    Re: SUPER- when to add 2nd.

    to clarify..both hives have 2 deeps. Just added queen excluder and medium super to strong hive. This super has fully drawn comb. Question is-- should I add another super on top of this one as this...
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    SUPER- when to add 2nd.

    2nd yr beekeeper..Have 2 hives, both survived winter. one very strong, only few frames in both deeps empty. Just added queen excluder and medium super. It has 100% drawn comb from last year. Have...
  15. Re: how to clean / de-mold styrofoam hive top feeder??

    Thank you very much Bill,

    I'm going to suit up right now and do it!!!!

    Gary
  16. how to clean / de-mold styrofoam hive top feeder??

    that's all I want to know....thank you

    Gary

    Chicago
  17. Re: Will there be enough time for bees to store honey for winter???

    have 2 deeps---cumulative honey is approx 5 full frames- both sides..still have @4 empty frames w/out any drawn comb.....rest of frames have brood with some pollen around.
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    will be doing a full hive inspection tomorrow--will advise... thanks
  19. Will there be enough time for bees to store honey for winter???

    2nd hive has new superseded queen.. but supersedure process started @ 30 days ago w a frame of larvae from hive 1.. let it sit for 27 days before inspected... have eggs, larvae, and capped brood!!...
  20. Will there be enough time for bees to store honey for winter???

    2nd hive has new superseded queen.. but supersedure process started @ 30 days ago w a frame of larvae from hive 1.. let it sit for 27 days before inspected... have eggs, larvae, and capped brood!!...
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    Re: Ventilated bottom board

    never did use sticky board--- been told mites shouldnt be a problem the 1st year.. Plan on swapping out completely..
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    Ventilated bottom board

    at what temp do I replace the screened/ventilated bottom boards with the solid bottom board. I'm in Chicago and I expect it's going to get cool pretty soon.. Even now, night temps starting to hit...
  23. Re: 1 hive or 2 to start---newbee planning on ordering complete kit(s)

    pov hill thanks alot
  24. Re: 1 hive or 2 to start---newbee planning on ordering complete kit(s)

    I see you're in Milwaukee--- where did you initially get your queen & bees? Were they Italian- as they seem most suited to this climate?? thanks alot
  25. 1 hive or 2 to start---newbee planning on ordering complete kit(s)

    What's the best way to get started... I live in the city--Chicago.. getting excited!!
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