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    Re: Top feeder vs. entrance feeder?

    OOOPS! Quick apology, sorry ya'll. I use the glass jars with holes in the lids as top feeders. For some odd reason, I had it in my mind, that everyone was talking about the gallon buckets that are...
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    Re: Foothills NC Nector Flow/Dearth?

    My wild hive has made a shallow super and a Illinois super, full. She is an awesome queen, makes the other queens look lazy. You would think if one hive is super producing the others would be. I...
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    Re: Foothills NC Nector Flow/Dearth?

    We had a late cold snap that drop the temp own to around 35 degrees, killed off a lot of the wildflowers, so wildflower honey is light this year. Big storms and lot's of rain here, seems to have hurt...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. entrance feeder?

    Unlike others on this forum, I am not an expert and I can only vouch for what works for me. I learned from old timers and experienced bee keepers, who didn't have internet, books or educated folks...
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    Re: Wax rendering

    new, clean pantyhose.... knee highs, works perfect.
    I also use them for straining honey.
  6. Re: Survive winter, but die out in spring-support please

    I had the same problem and had no mite issues, guess that theory isn't accurate for everyone.
    Strong up until 2 weeks before Spring then POOF!
    However, recovery was fast from wild swarms that took...
  7. Re: Commercial Beeks on this section of the forum

    I have used treatments and I have been treatment free and I have used EO's.
    I have yet to find one that works 100% every year.
    I prefer to stay as organic as possible becuase I feel bees need to...
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    Re: Honey jars/containers

    I do plastic and glass.
    Plastic travels lighter and better when working craft shows and my preference is Better bees plastic "bee skeps" with the flip top lids.
    Their prices are great.
    I do have a...
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    Re: Foothills NC Nector Flow/Dearth?

    If your in the Appalachians, the only derth should come around July, when Sourwood blooms.
    I prefer drawn comb foundation and just let them pull one or two frames in a hive at a time.
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    Re: Top feeder vs. entrance feeder?

    I prefer front feeders. Easier to check feed level and monitor.
    I have had top bucket feeders and they drowned my bees.
    I have used inside feeders and in cold weather they turn to sugar.
    In the...
  11. Re: How much experience does it take to be an expert?

    Depends on who you are talking to...... Most people I have met feel they are experts because their grandpa raised bee's. Even though they don't own any hives or ever worked any.
  12. Re: Repair Information for a Safnatura Control Box

    TA~DA I FIXEDED IT!!! The safety block was messed up (maybe a short, it was old), so I dug around and found another one ( a brand new one), and she spins like a charm.

    Ya'll were great offering...
  13. Re: Repair Information for a Safnatura Control Box

    Thank you all for the input. I am still working with it and have sent e-mail to the Saf Natura company in Italy.

    Funny thing is every bee-keeping equipment seller I have called, swears they never...
  14. Re: Repair Information for a Safnatura Control Box

    It seems, from the test meter we used, no power is getting to the relay.
    All components are soldered to the board and it will be difficult to try and remove everything to determine where the issue...
  15. Re: Repair Information for a Safnatura Control Box

    To both of you who replied, Thank you very much.
    I am currently testing it to verify it is the relay and replacing it if so.
    If it isn't I will Pursue the 2nd post on contacting the manufacturer....
  16. Repair Information for a Safnatura Control Box

    I have searched and called all of the suppliers I can locate and each one has no idea about this control box.

    I have a 14 frame extractor purchased over 4-5 years ago.

    The control box is...
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