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    Re: Propolis tincture questions

    The small amounts of propolis I've harvested has always been scrapings from frames and boxes of honey supers, its not very fresh propolis so it has had time to dry out and harden, but I know what you...
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    A few questions on no-drip valves

    1. Do no-drip valves work equally well on room temp honey verses warm honey? How about when the honey is starting to thicken? Is there time when a cheap gate valve outperforms a no-drip valve for...
  3. Re: Proper use of a heated bottling tank and choosing right size?

    Does anyone know if the 16 gallon Maxant bottling tank (15 inch I.D.) will hold a 5 gallon bucket with a gate valve. I measured a bucket with valve and it looks like it should fit but its close.
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    Brushy Mountain 440 pound honey tank?

    Does anyone have one and like to share their thoughts about the quality of them and how well they were packed for shipping?

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/440-LB-Honey-Tank/productinfo/978/
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    Thank you for the reply Maxant, I also have a question on the heater.

    Does the heater have a proper built in thermostat so that it doesn't matter whether the tank is plumb full or practically...
  6. Proper use of a heated bottling tank and choosing right size?

    Hello. I want to buy a water jacketed bottling tank but I'm not sure what size to get. I was thinking I'd want a bigger tank maybe a 42 gallon Maxant or maybe a 55 gallon Mann lake and keeping a lot...
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    Source for SS screen for feeder pails

    Does anyone know where to order some stainless steel screen for use with feeder pails? I would like to get about a yard of it. And do you know what mess count is used for it?

    Thanks - Mark.
  8. Thanks for the suggestion Okiebee.

    Thanks for the suggestion Okiebee.
  9. Thread: Video?

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    I've really enjoyed watching those IWF German...

    I've really enjoyed watching those IWF German videos. The one on queen rearing is very good, I've watched that one many times. The direct links to them used to be stickied in the Disease and Pests...
  10. Source of 5# round glass jars near Minnesota

    Hello, does anyone know where I could get 5# round glass jars near Minnesota? They're heavy so if shipped they need to be near by. Thanks
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    JC, here's a Youtube video of someone coating the...

    JC, here's a Youtube video of someone coating the inside of a feeder with wax. It looks like they pour the beeswax into the feeder but also use a paint brush to work it around.
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    I haven't read Jim fisher's article, but heres a...

    I haven't read Jim fisher's article, but heres a link to directions for testing for Nosema.

    http://www.wildwoodlabs.com/viewer.php?article_id=84

    It seams pretty complicated and it doesn't give...
  13. Thread: Propolis

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    Here's one more recipe basically the same as the...

    Here's one more recipe basically the same as the "Method 1: Ethanol Extracted Propolis (EEP)" from the Value Added link above.

    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~reute001/htm-files/Propolis%20extract.html
  14. Thread: Propolis

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    This has the best information I've found about...

    This has the best information I've found about propolis, its done by the UN, its also the best information I've found on all the other bee products.

    VALUE-ADDED PRODUCTS FROM BEEKEEPING
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6978848....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6978848.stm

    The idea of importing bees from a country that has never seen the selective pressure of the varroa mite has always made me wonder about the...
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    Plane grounded by swarm of bees

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/6691851.stm

    Must have been a big swarm - Mark
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    "Producing Royal Jelly" book

    Does anybody know if this book is available within the USA. Its the book that was mentioned in the May Bee Culture. By R. F. van Toor, ISBN 139780473113698. Thanks for any leads.
  18. Thread: March Swarms

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    That's the biggest swarm I've ever seen. Thanks...

    That's the biggest swarm I've ever seen. Thanks for posting it.
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    Sorry about the "gimmicky hobbyist toys" remark,...

    Sorry about the "gimmicky hobbyist toys" remark, its untrue and must have been the Sunday night blues that put me in a bad mood that evening. With that said there is something inspiring about seeing...
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    Are any of you buying equipment from Swienty? Or...

    Are any of you buying equipment from Swienty? Or is any retailer importing Swienty products into the US? I suppose shipping costs would make it pretty unfeasible, but every thing they make sure...
  21. Thread: pail feeding

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    jjgbee, I'd be interested in buying 50 plugs from...

    jjgbee, I'd be interested in buying 50 plugs from you if you'd sell them to me. I tried to PM you but I wasn't able to for some reason, it might have to do with you AOL email address. PM me if your...
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    Beegee, I ordered a copy of that book after...

    Beegee, I ordered a copy of that book after reading your post, will have to see if its any good.
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    Thanks for the info and refrences everybody. I...

    Thanks for the info and refrences everybody. I don't understand why I'm getting leakage from my feeder, everything seams right. I filled my feeder half full with water and tried to get some out and...
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    Hello, just wondering what others are using for...

    Hello, just wondering what others are using for feeders in their Ob hives and where there located on the hive.

    I indend to rebuild my hive with better ventalaion, some kind of bottom clean out...
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    What the smallest diameter I can use for holes in...

    What the smallest diameter I can use for holes in the lid of inverted pail feeders?

    For the feeder for my observation hive I have a 3# honey jar upside down at the top of the hive with 1/16",...
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