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  1. Thread: Burlap?

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    Re: Burlap?

    I would THINK that ones used for coffee beans would not be treated. I wouldn't think they would get moldy or attract insects. Since they are dried and hard : )
  2. Thread: Burlap?

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    Re: Burlap?

    Guess I know what to use my old jeans for.
  3. Thread: Burlap?

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    Re: Burlap?

    Thank you.
  4. Thread: Burlap?

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    Burlap?

    I have been using burlap as my smoker fuel. I know your not suppose to use it if it's been treated. How can you tell if it's treated or not? All of my have had coffee beans stored in them. I've been...
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    Re: Vacuuming established hive

    I will probably have to leave the vacuum set up overnight to get the last of the bees. Then the following morning move them to final location. So the brood would be dead by then wouldn't it?
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    Vacuuming established hive

    To vacuum an established hive, do you have too cutout the first few combs of honey to get too the brood. Then put the combs of brood into the vacuum unit and start vacuuming? You need the frames of...
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    Re: I caught a a swarm! Possibly two!

    Great picture. I've had a handful of bees stay over night. Maybe it gets dark and cold, catches them off guard and the hunker down for the night????
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    Don't build planning on replacing, but bears have other ideas.
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    kaizen - We do have an air compressor. I don't use glue because if I have too replace one piece, it's hard to pull apart if glued. I usually pre drill, so I don't have many problems with splitting....
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    Thanks, that was the other thing I was going to ask. Galvanized or something else, apparently something else. Thanks for everyone's help.
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    Max2-Thank you, that helps a ton. I'll check out pictures.
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    Re: Swarm Queen Landing

    Awesome picture, right place at the right time.
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    What nails for frames?

    Some of the purchased frames I've bought come put together with these short nails. So the minute you pry frames out, the bottom bar stays in the hive or the top pulls off. So, putting some together...
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    Re: Alternative to smoker in summer?

    Do you have another idea, lol.
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    Alternative to smoker in summer?

    It always makes me nervous during the hot dry summers, lighting my smoker. Is there something else that can be used? Maybe something using essential oils? Or any other ideas.
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    Moth balls

    Friend of mine has honey supers that had capped honey in them. They have been stored for 15+ years, wrapped with plastic and moth balls on top of supers. Her question is, can they be placed on top of...
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    Re: Re-Waxing Plastic Foundation

    Doesn't the hot wax melt the foam?
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    Re: First Honey Harvest

    I had an old beekeeper tell me that one time he had his supers in storage for 2 weeks before he extracted. It turned out fine. Just telling you what he said, I don't know.
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    some way to slow down my extractor?

    I was given an electric extractor, so I don't really know anything about it as far as the type of motor on it. I works great, plugs into a plug in and then you flip a light switch to turn it on. My...
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    Re: Having a Mentor

    Thanks everyone for your stories you have shared on this thread. There is so many helpful beekeepers out there. I hope if you don't have a mentor you will seek one out, a lasting friendship will...
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    Re: Having a Mentor

    jdmidwest, that is so great when someone at that age still loves the hobby. My mentor is 78 and he still loves it like he did when he first started. My husband asked me "how long do you think you'll...
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    Having a Mentor

    The meaning of Mentor is : "Someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person". I'll tell you right now, I wouldn't be where I am today without mine. Mine is...
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    Re: honey cappings

    D Coates- Thanks for the encouragement, those are all good points.
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    Re: honey cappings

    Acebird I take it of in about a 2 inch strip and put it into the jars, until jars are full. No problem with it floating yet. Ends up with about half inch honey on bottom of jar, but that amount...
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    Re: honey cappings

    agastache- We spread it on toast, it's wet cappings so there is honey in with it. My mom just eats a spoonful every day and spits out the wax.
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