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  1. Thread: Pricing Honey

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    Re: Pricing Honey

    What people pay for an item is based on their need and their perception of worth. People believe that the honey you have for sale is of of higher quality than the junk they find in a store. They...
  2. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    I have had a couple of similar experiences with people that do not want to pay when the bill is presented. I merely tell that I cannot take their bees away if they do not want to pay. I then tell...
  3. Re: Cut Out Bees: Abscond while box open waiting for latecomers?

    Have not heard of this procedure before. What kind of fertilizer do you use? Do you mix it with Pine needles, dried grass, old blue jeans or just burn it straight?
    Great Idea.
    Regards
    Joe
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    Re: Robbing and yellow jackets and ants

    [QUOTE=tanksbees;1159353]Three weeks ago, I had 4 healthy hives, now I am down to one.

    Gave hive #2 to my stepfather, they were dead or had absconded within a week, they got overrun by argentinian...
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    Re: Tired of losing all the honey to robbers

    newbee
    Bears are after the larva instead of the honey.
    Put robber screens on all of your hives, End of problem
  6. Re: EXTRACTING FOUNDATIONLESS and WIRELESS FRAMES

    Go to a hardware store and buy few feet of 1/4" hardware cloth (wire mesh). Cut a strip as wide as your frame and twice as long as the frames are tall + 1 1/2". Fold it into a basket, drop the...
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    Forget the 120 volts. 25,000 volts burns through a lot more fur.
    If you want to keep bears out of the yard, take a couple of cans of sardines, punch a hole through the middle and run a bare wire...
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    Re: beeswax pastilles (pellets)

    The way they make lead buckshot for shotguns is to pour melted lead through a sieve and let it fall a long ways (100ft_) into a pool of water. The size of the hole in the sieve determines the size...
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    Re: Couple Balm Questions. Labels - Pouring

    In order to get your wax really really clean, run it through a cheesecloth / paint strainer first. Then melt it in a double boiler and pour in into a 1 1/2" dia. x 8 or 10 " long piece of PVC...
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    Re: When does the webbing come

    Acebiurd
    SHB live in the darkness of the hive and when exposed to light they will run for cover and will crawl into an open cell. In a strong hive the bees will keep the SHB under control and...
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    Re: Absconding cutouts?

    Absconding seems to be more common the further South you are as it is a trait of the Africanized bee. I lost a lot of them here in SW Florida until I learned to vacumn the bees, transfer the comb,...
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    Re: Organic honey?

    If anyone had bothered to Gogle Organic standards for honey they would have found that the federal government can and will fine you up to $10,000 for putting the word "organic" on your label UNLESS...
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    Re: after cut-out... cavity treatment

    Spray the cavity with soapy water. It kills the smell so the next bee is not attracted to the cavity.
    Place a half a dozen mothballs in the cavity, The smell usually drives the bees out.
    Forget...
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    Re: Duck Dynasty honeybee question

    They are becoming quite common in SW Florida. I took four down last summer and have a friend that claims there are 10 to 12 in the 85 acres behind his place. I know of two that are on the side of a...
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    Re: Dark honey after separating

    How much of it do you have? I am always in the market for dark honey.

    PM me.
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    Re: Swarm Trapping in CA Desert and the AHB

    When you approach a colony of bees that you have never seen before and you are in AHB territory, It is better to have on a suit & hood and not need them than need them and not have them.

    When I...
  17. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    I use a hot glue gun
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    Re: securing a publicly accessible hive

    Screw anchors in the ground, metal stap screwed into bottom box. thin plywood screwed over seam between boxes. Top cover screwed into the top box. Large sign "BEWARE, APIS MELLIFER PRESENT
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    Re: Genetics and feed.

    I am a bee keeper in SW Florida and I do not know much, if anything about overwintering bees. I do know more than a little bit about heat transfer, ventilation, insulation etc. so I thought I would...
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    Re: Wooden Hive Top Feeder

    Heat mineral oil and bees wax or parafin in a double boiler until all the wax melts, Pour it in a bottle and let it cool. Coat the wood with it and it will be waterproof. Coat the feeder with it...
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    Re: water spray vs smoker

    Anytime you propose a new or different method of doing a proceedure that has been around for years, you are going to get ridiculed. People just resist change.
    I used sugar water for quite a while...
  22. Re: Weird swarm-catching experience - how should I have handled this?

    Just a suggestion, if the bearding is still going on tomorrow, spray the outside bees with sugar water and brush them into a cardboard box. Add another brood box to what you have and dump the bees...
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    Re: Help ! Can't my marble out........

    To get rid of WD-40 use a propane torch and a quick pass over the metal.
  24. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    First of all, spray foam to seal a bee entrance is a waste of time and money, the bees will simple and quickly chew through it.
    Trying to kill them with a spray can will kill part of them but not...
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    Re: Bear Almost Got Em-Lesson Learned

    When you build your fence, take a can of sadines and poke a hole through the middle of it. Put a piece of wire through it and hang it off of the fence wire. When the bear bites the can it will get...
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