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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I'll agree it's cute. However, I'll take the $300 pile all day long. I can make money with that.
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    Re: Melting wax in Non-stick?

    No idea. I've not seen any reputable scientifically repeatable evidence that indicates there's any Teflon residue in foods cooked in cookware coated in Teflon (that's not been heated up above 500...
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    Re: Best way to build up a lot of comb?

    The way you're looking at it yes. But what I believe they are meaning (and how I do it) is to remove drawn 3-4 outer frames that do not have larva in them. Split the brood nest leaving 3-4 open...
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    Re: Value of used equipment.

    Is it a frame cleaner? http://www.dadant.com/catalog/tools/tools/m00753-frame-cleaner
  5. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Uh, nope.
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    Re: When is the best time to add a deep

    Hold off until they start getting a bit crowded in the top medium, but not enough to push the queen into laying in the lowest medium. You didn't say if you're in 2 or 3 mediums but I'll assume 3. ...
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    Re: Jar feeder on a nuc

    Dead right. I used to put screen on there and really work to get a good tight fit. Now I merely drill a 1 1/4" and set an inverted quart jar on there that has holes punch in it. Remover the top...
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    Re: 2011 Dadant 20 frame radial extractor

    That's a heck of a price. If I didn't have that exact one already I'd be all over that.
  9. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Very well said. The lack of a lifetime timeline of exposure is the same thing those who want to get "Round up" off the market are trying to use. It's been on the market 30+ years with no smoking...
  10. Thread: Marooned!

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    Re: Marooned!

    I would love to be marooned there. Especially during hunting season.
  11. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    TWall, I thought about asking the same thing. I'd bet they're catching some grief for that statement. Folks may dislike GMO's all they want and do whatever they wish to avoid them. That's the...
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    Re: Stainless Steel honey strainer

    Get it ice cold and scrap it out with a stiff spatula. It'll break it off depending on how thick it is. Or, you can drop it in a large pot of boiling water (not a pot you cook in!). Let it sit,...
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    Re: Coconut as nectar source?

    Welcome to Beesource. I've seen them working coconut trees in Florida. No idea what they're getting (pollen and or nectar) or if it's enough to harvest surplus honey off of. They were definitely...
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    Re: Cleaning plastic foundation

    A quick rinse and a brush off with a sponge. Only going after the big stuff. Don't scrub as it'll knock off some of the wax coating. Dust is no problem. The bees will clean up/remove anything...
  15. Thread: Suppliers

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    Re: Suppliers

    I don't understand. How are the Mann lake 8 frame boxes bigger than standard? I've bought 10 frame Mann Lake, Dadant, Betterbee, Kelly, Brushy Mountain woodenware and frames. Short of the...
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    Re: New package - treat or not?

    Yep. Don't worry about treating a package. The more you mess with them before they're actually established (comb, eggs, open larva, etc.) the more trouble you'll have. Because of the brood break,...
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    Re: No compete clauses

    I'm a sideliner who's helped/is helping more than a couple get started as well. I've wondered the same thing. When I was wholesaling I intentionally stayed out of accounts that were being serviced...
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    Re: Moving hives to enlarge apiary

    It'll cause a little confusion for a day. Move them in the morning and they'll be settled come nightfall. They'll all smell where their respective queens went and adjust accordingly. I've done...
  19. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    I can only speak for myself but I think that statement is utter hogwash. There are no scientifically based, statistically relevant research that shows there's any difference between GMO sugar and...
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    Re: Bee removal in Mt. Dora FL

    Great job! So jealous.
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    Re: Hive Theft Detection

    Again I'm not your customer but your idea is intriguing for what I would think a commercial beekeeper would be concerned with. What's the battery life? What's the expected lifespan of the unit? ...
  22. Thread: When to split

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    Re: When to split

    Welcome to Beesource! Wait until past dandelion bloom, probably early April for you're neck of the woods. There are normally few or no drones to mate with for the virgin queen of the queenless walk...
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    Re: Comb after a drone layer

    It'll be okay. When you put it up to a regular drawn comb the bees will shave the waviness smooth to keep within bee space. I've found it best to do it up against a frame with active brood. You...
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    Re: Observation Hive Plan

    It's your call. I have 5 per side but I have 5 frames. I've also got 3 above. If you put them in now and they don't want them they'll close them up. If you don't put them in and they do need them...
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    Re: Observation Hive Plan

    No, they don't need that much venting. But they'll propolize what they don't want. Out of the 13 vents I've got in my OB hive, only 2 aren't completely propolized closed. As for the screen, much...
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