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    Sting sensitivity changing.

    I've been keeping bees for 4-5 years now and typically get stung every year, some more then others.

    What I'm noticing, or at least seem to be noticing, is that I'm becoming less sensitive to the...
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    Dadant Extractor Manuals?

    Is there any place to get Dadant extractor manuals or exploded views of their extractors?

    ~Matt
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    Re: Refractometer

    That may be true. The USDA says that anything over 18% can ferment, and anything over 19% will ferment.

    Take this FWIW, which is basically a person with limited knowledge and no real formal...
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    Most of these programs today are pretty self explanatory, malleable and easy to set up these days. I set up the company in Peachtree with no problem and any mistakes I made were easily fixable when...
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    Re: Most useful gadgets

    Hive tool tops my list. Useful for so many things even outside of the apiary when available.

    I think it was here that someone posted plans for a portable apiary table. I made one and as far as...
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    Re: Refractometer

    I checked my honey with a refractometer, and it showed high at about 19%. I have 2 refractometers, and the 2nd one read the same. I left the honey in a room with a dehumidifier going, and heat bands...
  7. Thread: Useless gadgets

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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Don't ask me how I know this.

    Thanks for the heads up. Someone else mentioned they did this and it worked well...I'll pass I guess :-)

    ~Matt
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    Re: Useless gadgets

    I actually like the frame grabber and bee brush. I did buy the frame hangers and used them a couple time but ended up making a bee table I bring to the yard that I just move around that has a place...
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    Re: Customer concern

    A very good friend of mine told me when I first got into business for myself that I couldn't have everyone for a customer. He is correct. I can't, nor do I want everyone for a customer.

    I've...
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    2nd this. I know a lot of small businesses that use quick books and say it is easy to use and I believe fairly in expensive. I've used Peachtree for 21 years, but it is more complex and much more...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    They appear to specialize in LCD screens, LCD mounts, Ghillie Suits, and a few beekeeping items ... for those folks that want to take care of their bees undetected while watching a movie.

    This is...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    Supposing you were shipping a 10,000 dollar diamond ring to your girlfriend or wife. It is not the price of the item that determines the cost of shipping

    If I were shipping a 10K diamond I would...
  13. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I think that is the basic problem when you approach something without the details. Often times what seems like a great idea is not workable.

    My guess is that if it were economical to do things a...
  14. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Without reading everything that has been written it sounds like you are attempting something closer to organic and sustainable farming then what the farmers you are talking about want to do.
    ...
  15. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Thanks everyone. The facebook page just works better for me. No negative comments, just friendly debate and discussion.

    Hopefully you did not take my comment as being negative, I'm genuinely...
  16. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Why do it this way rather then a starter strip across the top? What advantage are you seeing?

    The first year I did bees I did, starter strips, full sheets and combinations of the two. I basically...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I'm used to seeing cells grown vertically on cups like the pictures you have and or hanging off the bottom, side of comb. In all of those orientations there is a large base the bees seem to build off...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I was just about to post something similar.

    I did yet another queen raising experiment this year. I took a frame of brood, killed some of the brood around several holes and laid the frame flat,...
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    Re: Light Vine that has flowers for bees?

    Cypress Vines

    Excellent, appear to be from the same family as morning glories to probably exactly what I'm looking for.

    ~Matt
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    Light Vine that has flowers for bees?

    I have a deer fence up around a small orchard, ~400 ft perimeter. The wild grapes grow all over it but it is too heavy and pulls the fencing down, but it looks nice. I then noticed a couple shoots of...
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    Re: Slow Summer in N. Ill?

    How many packages did you get? Over the years I've found that some packages take off and others don't, regardless of weather. I'm north of you and put in four packages this spring. One is WAY behind...
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    Re: Need advice on bee tree.

    I was worried about that but was also thinking they would go from 3-5 frames to bloated in a week or so. I saw a mere handful of open brood so I'm guessing a good portion of the capped brood has been...
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    Re: Bee hive in a log - how do I get them out?

    I just did this Monday.

    I took a chainsaw, cut across the top, cut across the bottom and down the side and peeled the tree away.

    I then pulled the comb out and rubber banded it into empty, no...
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    Need advice on bee tree.

    Last fall I had a tree guy cut down a chunk of a tree that contained a hive. On advice from this forum I decided to leave it alone for the winter as they would not have much time to rebuild the hive....
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Here's my experience.

    I bought and requeened two hives with beeweavers last year. I also made up six nucs with them. All the nucs died, but like because I don't know what I'm doing rather then any...
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