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    drobbins, unless you are really remote, I...

    drobbins, unless you are really remote, I wouldn't get the peacock. They don't stay home, and they are worse than guinea hens. Our neighbors had a male that would go off anytime day or night, and...
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    kenpkr, How is he around other critters? Is it...

    kenpkr,
    How is he around other critters? Is it just the sting that he is afraid of, or is he afraid of everything outside. What does he say when you talk to him about it?
    He is your son. You...
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    One thing I found is that if I rinse the...

    One thing I found is that if I rinse the extractor with cold water first, I have a lot less wax to scrub off. Cold water will dissolve the honey and actually wash the wax away. As soon as I hit it...
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    Here's a question. Is it possible to store...

    Here's a question. Is it possible to store frames deep enough in a building that wax moths can't find them? The reason I ask... I kept all my old stuff in the center section of a long (300+ ft)pole...
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    The vegetable oil will combine with the wax,...

    The vegetable oil will combine with the wax, making it soft and easier to clean up. If you combine it with the wax you are trying to clean, it will ruin it. I just use it to clean pots and pans...
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    heat it up again, coat it with vegetable oil, and...

    heat it up again, coat it with vegetable oil, and wipe with paper towels. Then use hot soap water. I wouldn't run anything waxy down the drain.
    What happened that you would call it a failure? ...
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    set your oven on low. Mine is electric, and the...

    set your oven on low. Mine is electric, and the guage starts at 170, but the heating element kicks on before then. put the crystalized bears on a cookie sheet (just in case)and set them in the oven...
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    What was the label on it? I saw some in a store...

    What was the label on it? I saw some in a store in Roseville MN that was priced like that. I think it was from a southern MN Apiary. Beautiful marketing job-hives in named gardens and each garden...
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    The culture clash in Fairfield is scary. There...

    The culture clash in Fairfield is scary. There is a transcendental meditation group that bought an old college there. The Maharishi school of Business management or something like that. They are...
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    OK, I stand corrected. My inlaws are in...

    OK, I stand corrected. My inlaws are in Fairfield, and I don't think I've seen any in 5 years there.
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    Sorry, gotta laugh here-HA HA HA, I don't think...

    Sorry, gotta laugh here-HA HA HA, I don't think you'll find many dreadlocks in Iowa City. (but I could be wrong) If you can find a reason that the transendental meditators use it, you might find a...
  12. The bubble wrap is silver reflective, and the tar...

    The bubble wrap is silver reflective, and the tar paper is black, so I think the solar heating thing happens better with the tar paper on the outside.
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    I have a three frame tangental, and as long as...

    I have a three frame tangental, and as long as the kids are home, I like it. (also, the price was right-free with the rest of my stuff) Spending a couple hours with one of the kids, me uncapping...
  14. Not so much farther north-Wyoming is actually...

    Not so much farther north-Wyoming is actually almost north metro. Just far enough out that we don't retain any of the residual heat the metro does. If you go -10, It will be -15 or -20 here. U of...
  15. Where in MN are you? I try to wrap mine in late...

    Where in MN are you? I try to wrap mine in late Oct/early Nov. Either before or after Deer season. We will still get some really warm days in Oct. so you don't want to wrap them too early. I can't...
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    Have your bees filled two deeps? Is what you...

    Have your bees filled two deeps? Is what you have in the honey super capped? What do you have for foundation in the honey super? Where in MN are you?
    Depending on how strong your hive is, I...
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    Ron, if you have metro phone- dial 211, the...

    Ron, if you have metro phone- dial 211, the United Way helpline is working as a clearing house for hurricane related inquiries. I don't know if it works outside the metro though. There is also a...
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    Hey Rick (Scadsobees) Real dads don't...

    Hey Rick (Scadsobees)
    Real dads don't babysit-they parent. the babysitter is the teenager down the road. Not a big deal, but I get frustrated when people would ask if my husband was babysitting. ...
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    Well, Minnesota is stepping to the plate. Cops...

    Well, Minnesota is stepping to the plate. Cops on the way from Hennepin County,with people from St. Paul and Mpls. soon to follow.
    Sounds like they will relocate at least 5000 from NO to Camp...
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    In each of my hives, I have 2 or 3 frames that...

    In each of my hives, I have 2 or 3 frames that are mostly pollen. Would it be better to leave them in there, will they empty them this spring-or should I pull them out and give them empty drawn comb...
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    I use a capping scratcher for all my uncapping,...

    I use a capping scratcher for all my uncapping, but am convinced it is only a matter of time before I slip and run the thing through my wrist. I don't think I would like any other tool any better...
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    The thought about the suit is just that with that...

    The thought about the suit is just that with that many stings in it, it will smell like alarm scent to the bees, potentially setting them off again. Wash it before you wear it to the bee yard again,...
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    I don't think I'd keep syrup on them all...

    I don't think I'd keep syrup on them all winter...not this far north, even in a heated space. Maybe make a spacer for the top, and winter them with sugar candy on top for December and January?
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    Just make sure you wash the suit before you try...

    Just make sure you wash the suit before you try to open another hive...
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    Go for it. I am only offering observations, and...

    Go for it. I am only offering observations, and there is some debate about wintering inside, but as long as you can get at them it "should" work. Will they be able to get out for cleansing flights?
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