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    Re: Had to get my bear license

    The fence charger I have is a Kencove, it's their recommended solar fence charger for bears. I would love to get a stronger fence, but I don't think I could go larger with solar. And at this time I'm...
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    Re: Had to get my bear license

    Bear Creek Steve - thanks that the instructions/plan and pic, may have to rig something like that. I'll be out in Colorado Springs for work in March I believe. Nice out there
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    Re: Had to get my bear license

    BigGun - that was one of my concerns... I'm a new beekeeper, so this is a learning process. Never dealt with electric fence before, but i was worried it was too close.
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    it happened.... after 2 failed attempts in the past month, finally got through the solar electric fence, ripped off the ratchet straps and destroyed 2 of 3 hives...... the 2 previous...
  5. Re: 1st year honey harvest total for the class of 2012 newbees. Results?

    this is my first year, bought 2 NUCS in July and accidently captured a swarm in July. The NUCS filled their upper deeps with honey, should be good for the winter. The swarm filled the upper deep and...
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    Which refractometer?

    Hello everyone,
    first year extracting, got 1 super, about 75% capped. I'm looking to purchase a refractometer, preferably from Ebay (I sold a bunch of items so have some paypal cash) does...
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    Re: Winter Wrapping Bee Hive

    Maybe off topic a bit, but what is purpose of putting foam board/insulation under top cover (above inner cover,right?)? I bought a retired beekeepers collection and it came with a few foam boards,...
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    Re: Remains from Wax melting

    The last batch of cappings I strained for over a week, wrapped in a nylon bag in a black pail with a lid in 85 degree sunlight. But again, i'm new to this. But my main question now is what to do with...
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    Remains from Wax melting

    Hey Guys,
    new to all this, got a question - I took all my cappings when i extracted and strained out the extra honey. I then put all the strained cappings in a old crockpot, heated till it...
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    Re: Recommendations for solar electric fencing

    hmmm.... it may be easier for my location for a 10x10 chain link fence setup. But i'm not sold yet. Is there any way to electrify a chain link fence? my hives are about a 1/4 mile from an power...
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    Recommendations for solar electric fencing

    Hey Guys,
    Any recommendations for a solar powered electric fence? I have 4 hives near my home in an orchard, to far to run any electric. Just put out my first hives this week. Its a very small...
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    Re: old frames after extraction?

    Thank you all for the ideas. I guess i'll store and feed to the bees once i get them. I also have about 100 frames on drawn comb, but they are dry. But, i am not sure if the equipment is disease...
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    old frames after extraction?

    Hey guys,
    When I bought my beekeeping collection, I got 15 supers (10 frames each) that are loaded/capped with honey. I did not get any bees, I moved everything to my location which was about 20...
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    Re: Honey Extractor question

    yes, I guess it is galvanized. Definitely not stainless. Just wondering if it would be better toi switch to plastic instead of refinishing the galvanized.
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    Honey Extractor question

    Hey guys,
    This is my first post, been checking out the site for a while gathering info. Over the weekend I purchased a recently retired beekeepers entire collection so I'm just getting started....
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