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  1. Thread: creamed honey

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    Re: creamed honey

    mortar and pestle
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    Re: Honey House set up - resources anyone?

    100, hives How many gallons of mead do you make a year?

    being a small operation I don't have a honey house.
    I use the kitchen at a friends Pizza shop.
    It is inspected/certified.

    I bring my...
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    Re: Ever Miss a Swarm

    Half way there, home owner called to tell me they just left, so far have not lost one once I was on site.
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    Re: Beeks who don't wear protective gear?

    Just collected a swarm over the weekend, no protective gear, was just to hot to put it on :D

    My shorts sleeves, no veil no gloves, got zapped 3 times....

    My assistant was in full suit,...
  5. Re: Did a cut-out last night - all bees dead this morning

    >> Checked out your Facebook page, very nice, you sure did try. First time I ever saw a "camo" bee suit".

    Thanks, if you like the facebook page check out www.BillysBees.com I have a number of...
  6. Re: Did a cut-out last night - all bees dead this morning

    Thanks for the comments,

    Yes a bee vac is high on my list of needed equipment. I hope to have one before the end of this summer,

    The bees are dead, not just doment in the cold. The sun was...
  7. Did a cut-out last night - all bees dead this morning

    We did a cut out yesterday late afternoon.

    The bees were up under the eves on an house, moved in last year. Owner thought that they had died out over the winter and was a bit upset to find out...
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    Re: Getting swarms

    No swarms yet this year..... Got two last year & arrived to late for two more. That was my first year as a beekeeper

    I advertise on craigslist.com under home and garden. Every couple of weeks I...
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    Poll: Re: Smoke or not to smoke? This is the ?

    yes (most of the time) I do see a big difference in my bees when I dont smoke
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    Re: First cut out!

    Cool,,,,,,

    Looks like I will be doing my first cut out on Saturday. Got a call last night, guy has a couple of colonies in out buildings on his property. The neighbor's were complaining last year....
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    I pledge to be a beekeeping mentor to the BSA,

    Bill Tedeski
    Pittsburgh PA
    www.BillysBees.com
    Billy@BillysBees.com
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    Re: Catching Bees from a Cutout

    DEWALT Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vac 2 Gallon, Model# DC500

    I used last year to clean up a few bees, uses the same 18volt battery as my power tools, or can be plugged in if it is available.
    ...
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    Re: Found the queen but no eggs?

    I hope your feeding them?

    Just checked were you are on the map, a bit north east from me, so yes you queen should be laying. My hives are full of brood.

    I am also a first year beekeeper.
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    Re: Butcher Block Conditioner

    I think your looking for something like the Beal wood buff system,

    http://www.woodcraft.com/Catalog/ProductPage.aspx?prodid=3729&ss=df617f1d-9ffd-4b71-85e1-883c5b01bf6a

    it uses 3 buffing...
  15. Thread: Term Hobbyist

    by btedeski
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    Re: Term Hobbyist

    the reason we don't want to use the term Hobbyist or amateur is when people go to the government for funding for be related research or projects, they cant count a "Hobbyist" or "amateur" beekeeper. ...
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    Re: One hive or two for a Newbeek?

    Just thought I would put in my 2 cents,,,,

    I started with one hive, bough a package of bees, a couple of weeks latter I captured my first swarm, So I did go the most of the first year with two...
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    Re: What to name your business

    How about BooBies

    http://www.billytheclown.com//Boobies

    Happy Halloween, sorry I could not resist
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    Re: Hive top feeders

    I use the same time you got, but had to seal around the screen, there is a gap and the bees can get into the syrup
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    Re: bees in the hot tub

    My neighbor stopped over the other day. she wanted to let me know that my bees spent the summer swimming in her bird bath. On hot days she could see a steady stream of bees going from my yard to her...
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    Re: Newbee asks are Italians lazy?

    I am also a new beek, this year. My first hive was a package of Italians, my other two are swarms acquired local.

    The package was hived in May, the first swarm two weeks later in May. the second...
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    Re: suger syrup recipe

    What we don't have to feed them all year????


    my hives are all new this spring, so I have been feeding them all summer to help them build up comb.

    next year on the other hand, they stop...
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    Re: suger syrup recipe

    here is what I do, but then I am lazy

    25 lbs sugar (from costco) in 5 gal bucket, slowly add hot tap water, mixing with electric drill and a squirrel mixer until it clears somewhat.

    Not sure...
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    Re: Finding swarms and cutouts.

    Craigs list

    I received a number of calls this year from my post on craigs list. Collected 2 swarms, talked to a couple of people about doing cut outs, but they did not want to pay and I did not...
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    Re: 3 Deep Burr Comb Hive.

    I would do it the same way I would to an extraction from the wall of a home. Cut out the comb and put it in frames using rubber bands.

    I Defiantly would do them one at a time, one a day. But I...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    8/9/2009 - collected a wild swarm about a mile from my place. There is a colonie in a free hollow, according to the property owner it has been there for years, and this was the second swarm this...
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