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    Re: Bar keepers friend

    I am in need of either some OA or something called Iron Out (or similar)............but not for bees. Got some orange stained quartz and crystals to clean up. New to that.
  2. Thread: hive beetles

    by Bee Bliss
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    Re: hive beetles

    When you say the frames are slimed from SHB, are you saying they are sticky with honey? Or what exactly?
  3. Re: One more reason to keep bees...... hair loss treatment?

    There is propolis in some handmade soaps! :lpf:
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    Re: Candle corrosion

    The above posters are correct about the bloom and using a hair dryer gently to return the candle to unfrosted appearance. I actually like the frost. Adds character. The frost proves that the...
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    Re: Why is my wax coming out in two colors

    I use single layer quality paper towel as the filter. Works well.

    Solar melter ............dirty wax on paper towel melts thru paper towel into a container with about an inch or two of distilled...
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    Re: Candle packaging

    Here is the link for the candle sleeving:

    http://www.betterbee.com/Products/Packaging-Labels/3-Candle-Sleeving-200-ft-roll

    Keeps candles clean, too, and in matching pairs.

    p.s. Thanks...
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    Re: Candle packaging

    Check Betterbee for candle boxes with clear lid or plastic candle sleeves that can be heat sealed.
  8. Thread: hive scale

    by Bee Bliss
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    Re: hive scale

    Well spelling does matter when you write your wife a love poem and you state that she is fat instead of phat! LOLLLLLLLLL
  9. Re: Does anyone have a Dadant Junior Bench extractor?

    Your time is also worth something.

    I agree with the others.........

    Radial (Less labor due to not having to flip. Get one larger than a 4 frame.)
    Motor (savings in time and effort)
    ...
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    Re: Quilt question

    Our new, recently built quilt boxes are such that they are the inner cover and quilt box combined with bee space in mind.

    The quilt box has a two-bee entrance at its bottom edge with a sort of...
  11. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    I found that I had to be a little careful cutting caps on foundationless when the comb was new and not attached well. This was the only one I had fall apart in the radial extractor. We just crushed...
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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    We have two seasons: winter and road construction! lol
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    Pumpkin Pie Cake

    ~ Pumpkin Pie Cake ~


    Mix together:

    30 oz. can pumpkin
    1 can evaporated milk *
    3 eggs
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. ginger
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    Re: Ground treatment for small hive beetle

    I don't know if this works at all, but read somewhere where a beekeeper sprinkles wood ashes on the ground around his hives for SHB. Anyone try this??
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    Re: ARRGHH! hate being a part-time beeker!

    We won't be able to work our hives until pretty close to spring. Welcome to winter wonderland where in the winter with all the snow you wonder where the land is! lol It seems almost half the year...
  16. Re: What kind of honey did the bees make this year?

    The bees made a very light honey this year. I thought maybe clover and basswood. Maybe had a slight caramel flavor??

    I would also say that due to the cool, wet weather that they didn't make as...
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    Re: rat peed on comb… sigh

    I would melt the brood comb down in the next campfire I had.
  18. Re: Is a inner cover necessary with quilt box

    We made and are using some quilt boxes this year for the first time.

    Our quilt box is almost as deep as a medium.
    This is a description...... It has a small two-bee hole for...
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    Re: I'm pretty sure I killed my hive today :-(

    If you secure any comb back into frames, be sure to have them with the cells pointing in the upwards direction. Or, the bees won't like you! lol
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    Lauri,

    All very interesting! How do you cut the rite cell foundation and not get burrs? Thanks.
  21. Re: What essential oil blends (scent) do you like?

    I just made a deodorant with a blend of Patchouli and Juniper Berry essential oils. Very pleasant! :thumbsup:
  22. What essential oil blends (scent) do you like?

    What essential oil blends (scent) do you like for homemade lotions, soaps, deodorants, etc.?
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    Re: Bees in Northern Wisconsin

    That hanging beehive reminds me of a pinata for the bears! lol Sorry couldn't resist.

    BTW, hear any cougar stories up there?
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    Re: Homemade Cartoons

    I think you have a lot of talent! You could do some illustrations for labels that people put on their jars of honey.
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    Re: A Bee Friendlier Flower Bombing

    Philip,

    I am very aware of how it all works. It is not a healthy system and I think it could be improved is what I am saying. There are beekeepers in California in those areas, are there not?? ...
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