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    Re: Cyber Monday Deals on Beekeeping Equipment?

    How long will brushy be doing the free shipping?? I'm doing a bee workshop in december and it would be nice to tell the students.

    Thanks
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    Re: Apple cider/ lemon juice/ honey drink?

    1 tblspoon of raw apple cider vinegar
    enough water to fill the glass
    sweeten with honey


    You could put other things in too but this tastes great!
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    Re: Creative Swarm Traps

    Here's a link to my dresser drawer ones I posted on here a while ago.
    http://www.fitzpatrickfarm.com/index.php?page=swarm-traps
    I've caught 3 swarms in drawers so far, and they're quick and easy to...
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    Re: Moving to foundationless

    The popsicle stick method worked great for me. It does help to have one solid frame with foundation or already built comb down the middle. If you are just doing a hive or two, I would definitly...
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    Re: dresser drawer swarm traps

    I agree that it's better to just use 5 deep or several medium frames (if you're all mediums). Part of the reason I'll use dresser drawers are that they are easy and quick, 2 screws a chunk of comb...
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    dresser drawer swarm traps

    Here's a link to my site. There I've got instructions and pictures on how to build a dresser drawer swarm trap. http://www.fitzpatrickfarm.com/index.php?page=swarm-traps
    Click on step one for the...
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    Just this week I found some bees in this thick...

    Just this week I found some bees in this thick tree with only one entrance. I used a screen to seal it and put in some bee escapes but then the bees kept finding holes so then I cauked it. The cauk...
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    I've been doing popsicle sticks glued in. ...

    I've been doing popsicle sticks glued in. They've been working great! I do try to do a bit of alternating. It also is very helpful to have a solid frame in the middle so they've got somewhere to...
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    My place is about an hour and a half away from...

    My place is about an hour and a half away from chicago should you want to come out. It's about the end of the season for grafting trees, but I could show you what I did and you could try it next...
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    Dresser Drawer swarm trap

    I decided to make a little educational section on my website about how to make a dresser drawer swarm trap. Let me know what you think.http://www.fitzpatrickfarm.com/index.php?page=swarm-traps
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    You can also claim a portion of your phone bill...

    You can also claim a portion of your phone bill if you use it for your agricultural buisness. Bees are livestock so if you live near your hives and use your utilities. The portions that you use are...
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    I don't know if anyone around has tried these but...

    I don't know if anyone around has tried these but you could go pretty in pink : )...
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    I did check for foulbrood before I moved...

    I did check for foulbrood before I moved everything. At least I know enough to do that!
    What do you guys think then about using the bleach water. I was thinking that would kill any bt so I was...
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    Packages on old comb

    Ok here it goes. I've had 6 dead hives this winter. Some looked to be starvation, others it was tracheal mites (dead bees out front and flying in winter), some with disentary (stained frames on...
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    How do you make a wood wick?

    I know that wood wicks are patented, but I would like to make one just for my own understanding and for fun. I promise I will be really careful. Does anyone out there know how to make their own wood...
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    I have enjoyed using all mediums. It's been very...

    I have enjoyed using all mediums. It's been very nice to be able to move frames and boxes from top to bottom without having to think about it.

    For those of you who are good with a saw and...
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    I would say sign up for the catalogues and look...

    I would say sign up for the catalogues and look online. Look at what the people above have suggested. Keep a list somewhere near by for all the times you look at the catalogues or beesource and get...
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    Thanks for posting this. It's good to have a...

    Thanks for posting this. It's good to have a group of people who have made mistakes before you get the chance to. Please keep us posted if you do end up finding a honey straw filler in the 600...
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    I made a beebalm balm which was pretty catchy. I...

    I made a beebalm balm which was pretty catchy. I harvested some beebalm flowers from my herb garden, dried them, and added them to oil which I heated. Then put the wax in. I took a picture of the...
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    Do these guys have a catalogue?? How do I get...

    Do these guys have a catalogue?? How do I get one??
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    I took my webpage picture about 10 days ago. ...

    I took my webpage picture about 10 days ago. Fitzpatrickfarm.com The bees were everywhere on all the golden rod flowers.
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    My dad always kept sliding glass doors. We've...

    My dad always kept sliding glass doors. We've got 12 or so by now and I'm getting pumped!! Soon I plan to extend a barn on the southside and put those babys to use. For the sides, I'll use a...
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    For me, there's definitly no need to nail when...

    For me, there's definitly no need to nail when doing it by hand. I must say that the jig looks kind of cool and pretty simple to build. I'll have to make one and try it out.
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    I'll have to try some!

    I'll have to try some!
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    Here's how I usually do it. I put down some...

    Here's how I usually do it. I put down some newspapers, get 10 or so of the Y shaped ends and use my finger to smear a generous helping of glue on the tops and bottoms. I then put the top bar on...
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