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    Sorry for not getting back to my own post...

    Sorry for not getting back to my own post sooner...

    I am using the wax for a variety of things including lip balm and candles. I guess I will have to be selective on what I use the wax for.
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    did my wax go bad?

    I have a few air tight plastic buckets of unfiltered wax. I got them from a friend, they are the last few years of cappings. I opened one up and it had a lot of water on top and a slight smell of...
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    I had three hives. Two were packages and the...

    I had three hives. Two were packages and the third was a combo of two swarms I captured last year.
    I left each hive with 2 1/2 deeps (it started as 3, but I got greedy).
    The swarm hive was near...
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    Thanks Darwish, Thats a good idea on the inner...

    Thanks Darwish,

    Thats a good idea on the inner cover but I replaced the inner cover with Build-rite for the winter so I don't think that would have worked for me. I did like mentioned before; had...
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    seldom gets above 85 in WA? What are your...

    seldom gets above 85 in WA? What are your winters like? I have no idea why I still live in Minne. Thanks for the tip. I will stick with good old white.
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    Thanks for the advice. I never thought to put my...

    Thanks for the advice. I never thought to put my ear up to the box and check it that way. Very clever.

    I do have some extra boxes and really like the dry sugar idea. Last year I lost two 3#...
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    Too cold still?

    I am going to go and visit Dear Ol' Ma tomorrow. My main bee yard is also at Ma's and I would really like to check on them while I am there. I want to check on them to see if they have enough...
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    I have had a lot of fun with auctionarms.com...

    I have had a lot of fun with auctionarms.com (more guns)
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    Thanks Chef!

    Thanks Chef!
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    I have an extra five gallon bucket of a chocolate...

    I have an extra five gallon bucket of a chocolate brown from a recent job. So if I understand this post right it would be ok to use? I use a propped top entrance. Would that be enough for the...
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    Poll: I'm with ya Barry. I would prefer it not be a...

    I'm with ya Barry. I would prefer it not be a cartoon bee as well. I would go for a sweatshirt, or silk boxers... That way my wife could enjoy the logo wear as well.
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    Thanks Michael! Josh

    Thanks Michael!

    Josh
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    Can I still take more honey?

    I am being pressured by my mom to take another deep full of honey off of one of my hives.

    I have three hives at her house. Two of the hives have three deeps, full to the top. The third has four...
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    Troy- aren't the parents supposed to be in...

    Troy- aren't the parents supposed to be in Florida and the kids are supposed to be in Minnesota? Just kidding of course, I love Florida. I would like to move there but I don't own a white belt or...
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    Free bees in northern Minnesota

    Hi all,

    I got a call today from a lady visiting her parents and they have honey bees in an old fish house.

    The bees are in Park Rapids, about four hours away from the Twin Cites, too far for...
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    The comics would have been a good idea too. Even...

    The comics would have been a good idea too. Even better, the comics out of the Catholic Spirit-- wait... there aren't any catholic jokes out there are there?

    Yes, that is the Archdiocese of St....
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    Okay, Smoker is a go. one more question on the...

    Okay, Smoker is a go.

    one more question on the combine. how long do I wait until moving the original bottom hive's un-drawn frames from the middle to the top?

    About the acting first, asking...
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    Basic rookie questions

    Hello All,

    Thanks for taking the time to help me with these two questions

    * I have not been using a smoker lately (since about mid June). I worry that the honey will take on the smoke flavor....
  19. How do you extract top bar hive frames?

    How do you extract top bar hive frames?
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    Safety goes down at a rate equal to comfort going up

    Wow, those are some amazing stories. I cant imagine near 300 stings, especially someone who is five. What does a five year old weigh, about 50 lbs? I weigh four times that, so that would be like...
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    Boy that couldn't be more true. Although, I...

    Boy that couldn't be more true. Although, I would have rather learned a different way.

    Thanks for the concern on my health. I can't remember the last time I was worried as much as I was when my...
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    My Least favorite day of beekeeping

    Yesterday I got a call for a swarm. I have read before that July swarms have a hard time making it but I decided to go get it anyway. I was unprepared, I had left all my Protective gear at my mom's...
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    I am not trying to start a squable here, but...

    I am not trying to start a squable here, but there are lots of places for the smell to come from. First off, ALL the lumber, even know it was kiln dried has a significant amount of moisture in it. ...
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    There is code that living space be finished, this...

    There is code that living space be finished, this would be the same code that says drywall has to be painted. So if you use OSB as your wall or ceiling (common in attic finishes), then you have to...
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    Thanks for all the positive encouragement! YES,...

    Thanks for all the positive encouragement! YES, it was fun... But it was much quicker than I thought it would be. I think next time I will throw my arms up in the air and start screaming so all the...
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