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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    I put together a vaporizer w/temp control to use on my top entrance hives that slides in place of the bottom board for treatment that I used last season for my hives, and it worked better than I...
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    Re: Smoking your gloves

    You smoke the hide after it has been brain-tanned and broken. I guess I was wondering if anyone knew if it worked the same with leather other than deer, and if it worked on acid/chrome tanned hides...
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    Smoking your gloves

    As a recent convert to the use of gloves at certain times and with certain hives as was demonstrated to me quite clearly today when I was pulling honey, I started thinking about the various threads...
  4. Re: Beekeeping story in the Rolling Stone!!!

    Sorry, off topic.
  5. Thread: Gloves

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    Re: Gloves

    This is a timely thread! I pulled honey today (going to extract tomorrow after church), and I normally do not wear gloves. I get stung occasionally but it doesn't bother me. Since I only have a...
  6. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    It's been my experience that at farmer's markets, the customer base is usually people who want the best quality "organic" stuff they can get. Only they can't tell if something is organic or quality....
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    Re: Grafting 101?

    I'm with BigBlackBirds, my first attempt at grafting netted 8 out of 10 capped cells, better success than cell punching or OTS. It's also much easier to place the cells from grafts (or punches) in...
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    Re: Honey is very good for health

    I've been eating it by the gallon, and it doesn't seem to be helping my Type II diabetes.
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    Re: Grafting 101?

    I use a Chinese grafting tool, and I dip my own queen cell cups with rounded off dowels. I've got a webpage that shows some of the queen rearing stuff I made on the cheap @ http://mannell.net/?p=9
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    Re: Making change two years out

    I frequently see almost flourescent pink pollen being brought in here in the spring as well as white, tan, orange, and red. The movement of dot on the queens back is different than that of pollen on...
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    Re: LOTS OF BEES FLYING AROUND!!!

    If there is no fighting, it's probably orientation flights. Think younger bees in flight school. If so, it will calm down in an hour or so.
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    Re: Your favorite Bee Keeping book?

    +1 on the Practical Beekeeper; I bought the print (autographed) copy as well as the electronic version.
    Another favorite is ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, 1924 version.
    My least favorite book...
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    Re: Chastisement

    Which you would think a person who owns "several sites with forums for 15 years" would already know. However, I agree that many on here can't wait for a chance to criticize anything that is posted,...
  14. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    There's a guy at our local farmer's market that bottles some right out of the extractor and calls it raw honey; has wax chunks, bee parts, etc visible in it. He sells these at double the price of...
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    Re: Making change two years out

    I'm confused; what's wrong with a yellow dot? It's one of the easiest queen colors to spot. Blue is the hardest IMHO; I usually mix the blue paint with white to make light blue to make them easier...
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    Re: Grafting with aging eyes

    I use a eyeglasses loupe, and a headlamp I made from a couple of free Harbor Freight flashlights. I have some pictures of it on my website @ http://mannell.net/?p=9 There's also some stuff about...
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    Re: HUGE Hornets!!

    http://www.harborfreight.com/electronic-fly-swatter-40122.html:D
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    Re: The EpiPen and you.

    Wow, I had no idea how an off-hand comment would start a fire. My doctor and I had discussed all the implications of using epinephrine injectors for a person with my heart condition (3 stents,...
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    Re: The EpiPen and you.

    When I first started I thought it would be a good idea to have an epi-pen around as well. My doctor prescribed without a problem, but my insurance company blocked it. Apparently, it's against...
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    Re: Xentari: BTA for treating Wax Moth

    XENTARI is a biological pesticide that targets the lepidoptera order of insects; it is only effective when ingested by a lepidoptera (in this case wax moth) larvae. The concentration is therefore...
  21. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    I work in IT as well, and use the keyboard all day long. You're right; I feel the initial sting but that pain sub-sides in a minute or so and then I have no other significant effects. I took about...
  22. Re: Old Beeks: Have you built up any immunity to stings?

    I swelled up when stung my first season, then stings just itched like crazy for a couple of days for about another season. Since my 3rd year keeping bees, I haven't had much of any reaction to...
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    I use this for my top bar hive combs when I crush and strain as I had the same problem when I tried the potato masher at first:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Pampered-Chef-Chop-2583/dp/B0011UFPXU
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    My Son's 4-H Beekeeping speech

    My son Alfred won a purple ribbon at the Kansas State Fair last year for his speech on "How to get started beekeeping" and I finally got around to editing a version of it that he gave for the Church...
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    Re: Cell Punch vs. Grafting comparison

    Harley & McBee:
    Here's a link to a page that describes the cell dipping and attaching process that I used:
    http://mannell.net/?p=9
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