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  1. Thread: Purity of oxalic

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    Re: Purity of oxalic

    I was also wondering if I could mix it to a certain amount of water and measure the SG (specific gravity) or the PH? I have had such a huge variation on the Formic acid concentration I no longer...
  2. Re: Brushy Mountain Oxalic Acid Webinar - Randy Oliver

    Could not find it online at Brushy, Scientific or general searches, does anybody have a link?
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    Commercials open feeding?

    I checked 6 hives in one of my out yards and they were full with nectar, all my other hives are starving. On the way home I passed what appears to be a ‘nuc yard’ with large chicken water buckets in...
  4. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    Yes, the bears have a smaller label so not all of my address are on them and no ‘Crystal label’ but the child label goes on all of the lids (well maybe not the 6 lb jars to be completely honest)
  5. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    Yes, the bears have a smaller label so not all of my address are on them and no ‘Crystal label’ but the child label goes on all of the lids (well maybe not the 6 lb jars to be completely honest)
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    Diddo to that, now if I can only keep all the links until next year.
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    After I extract I drop it through a 600 micron bucket filter. I put it in a bucket in a hot car or sun for two days then drop it through a 200 micron. After about 4 hours I dump the filter back to...
  8. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    I am also at $5 a 12 oz bear, right next to $10 for a 1 LB Muth, , shrink wrapped cork, big labels and extra labels for ‘raw honey crystallizes’ and a round child warning on the top for the raw...
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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    Was Bernard Huuval on this forum or on another? This kid was wearing clothes, not like that crazy German guy- who I really liked his posts.
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    I have been second guessing myself on the exact same thing except for hunting and fishing. My son is 16 and I drag him along to do my hobbies and expect him to at least get basic skills. Problem is...
  11. Thread: The PNW winter

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    Re: The PNW winter

    Winter was short, blackberry bloom started and ended early, it has been record hot and dry. Bottom line there has been no food for them for the last 4 weeks and there will be none to come until...
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    Candle mold sealing putty alternative?

    Poured my fist candle last night and all of the wax ended up on the pan, after doing research I am looking for a quick substitute for mold sealer (around wick).
    I went to get some mold release for...
  13. Thread: Queen Anne's Lace

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    Re: Queen Anne's Lace

    I pay pretty close attention to what the bees are working and this month they are working it here, and hard! I have never seen them working it in force before. Summer has been hot and dry here so...
  14. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    Nothing with CL, it was the picture of a glass jar with 2” of foam, wax and whatever in it. It did not even look like it had time to settle. I was mentioning g it because of the OP. I also use CL,...
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    Re: Best Frame for Comb Honey?

    I use wire like I am wiring frames normally. I cut the wire at the ends of the frames and get a hold of one end with a grounded pliers and touch the other end of the battery charger at one amp to the...
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    The brush does not work at all for me. I put a cover on the ground with an empty super, pull a frame, and give it a sharp downward shove; a good snap at the bottom leaves 95% of the bees on the...
  17. Thread: Raw Honey

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    Re: Raw Honey

    I had to show my wife some of the Craigs list adds for honey, they looked like somebody took honey right out of the extractor and put it into ½ gallon jars. I could not believe anybody would post...
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    Re: I probably shouldn't tell this......

    ‘Poor decisions make for great stories’ it’s the tag line I am known for here at work.
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    Poll: Re: too late to make nucs?

    I would not recommend sugar blocks for getting a nuc up to weight this time of the game. The bees are going to need it close by when the weather hits. The dry sugar and blocks are a stop gap (spare...
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    Re: Beehive Plans on Beesource

    Go to Beesource.com (not the / forum), click on the bee in the upper part. Go to ‘Build it Yourself’ and be amazed. For building your own frames do a search for Frames are easy, or building frames....
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    Well he is big time and moves tons of honey. As Harry mentioned he has been doing it for a long time. He moves more honey from his self-serve stand than at either of the stores, return customers...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    Thanks Harry, I gave him a call. I think I am on track and if anything excited that this idea will work out well. I hope to stock the shelf and hang the signs tonight!
    Phobee, I have seen another...
  23. Re: The Nehalem Oregon "Beeswax Wreck" - a 1693 Manila Gallleon

    There is a sign with a lot of history and some good pictures (if my old memory servers) along Hwy 101 up from Tillamook. I stopped and looked at it coming from the Oregon State Bee convention last...
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    Re: Self Service Honey Stand

    I was unable to find this title on line, at the library, web search or Powell’s new and used books. Do you have more info (ISBN or author)?
    My cost is less than the farmers market. I do not need a...
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    Re: Recommendations for extractor?

    I just did 6 supers after a 4th of July party and I finished up at 11 PM at night. That would have been about 4 hours for 6 supers also, the honey was hot and if I de-capped it before the extractor...
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