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    Re: In WAY over my head!

    What BarHopper said is good advise. Wait till we get back to our winter 70's and then check your hive. I would plan on doing a split in the spring but not right now. Now is the time to get your...
  2. Thread: Bee Vacuum

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    Re: Bee Vacuum

    Yes I have about two weeks ago I did a small cut out from a irrigation valve box. It wasn't perfect on the suction part so I had to close off the top flap all the way to suck up the bees. But it did...
  3. Re: Be careful what you put in your honey FAQ page!

    Found this page about organic honey in the USA. The first sentence says "As of September 2015, honey cannot be certified organic by the USDA." Here is the link for the rest of the page. ...
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    DIY extraction video how to

    I found this video on you tube and really liked how he kept it simple and low budget. I would have really liked to have seen this when I was researching on extracting. He shows the whole process from...
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    Re: Online honey sales

    Not sure about Oregon but in Florida we have the Cottage law that lets us sell in person only. I am not allowed to sell over the internet and then ship it to them. Now that doesn't mean that you...
  6. Thread: Bee Vacuum

    by TPalmer
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    Bee Vacuum

    Finished putting my bee vacuum together today and decided to post it to give someone else ideas. You don't have to have mad carpentry skills for this one just spare parts and a thrift store find....
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    I like it. Nothing like multipurpose equipment.
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    Well after all these good ideas on finding these o rings my wife suggested if I bought them from Mann Lake maybe they sell parts for them. And since she is the brains of our marriage she was right....
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    Yes that was my mistake don't know what I was thinking just using measurements. Thanks for the ideas now I have some places to look into.
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    Thanks for the ideas I'll look into these
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    O Rings for honey gates

    I didn't close some of my honey gates on my buckets and rats chewed out the o rings. I've looked online for replacements but haven't found anything that I'm sure of. I went to my auto parts store and...
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    Re: Queen Bee Purchase online?

    I order from R Weaver Apiaries online. No complaints on the 5 queens and they were all accepted.
    http://www.rweaver.com/
  13. Thread: Queen marking

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    Re: Queen marking

    I use neon green acrylic paint that you find in craft stores. Using the One-Handed Queen Catcher from Mann Lake and a 6D finish nail. Get the queen into the catcher dab a little paint on the flat...
  14. Re: Split and captured hive very slow pulling comb--Florida beekeeper

    From what I heard at our bee meeting last month palmetto wasn't doing as well producing nectar due to lack of rain. This could be part of your cause for lack of drawing comb. Mine last month, till...
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    Re: ONE really angry bee

    I keep a small spray bottle of soap water near my back door. If an over ambitious guard bee decides to not let it go after I was just standing in my back yard she gets the spray.
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    Re: Requeen or wait on defensive hive?

    I agree with TWall on this. It all depends on what you will put up with and your situation on your hive placement. Are you near people? Are your neighbors at risk of defensive bees? Your family if...
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    Sticky: Re: Sucsessful Queen Introduction tips.

    The reason Bee Source works. People who have been there and done that are helping people like me who who are getting their and trying that. So thank you for a great how to post.
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    Re: What to do with all these swarms??

    I'm in the same situation as you but with 5 hives in my back yard. What I have done and this has helped me buy an extractor with the sales from my nucs. The swarms that I have caught this year in...
  19. Re: Swiffer pad for SHB , Works Great!! Read about it

    I'm going to have to try this. I usually have about 20 or more of the little bugger up in my top boxes that scatter when I open up. Thanks for sharing this and welcome to the forum.
  20. Re: Urban beekeepers, would you be willing to share your experience?

    The one thing as an urban beekeeper is you need to keep your bees in check. If they get to defensive for you and your neighbors requeening or just getting rid of that hive must be on the table at...
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    Re: Small Hive beetle Screen bottom

    I used his plans also but I use old political signs and DE for my bottom tray. Thank you Rusty for providing those plans and taking the time to show how to build them.
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    Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    Thanks Grozzie2 for taking the time and giving me some of your past experiences and something to think about. I just had a gut feeling that hand cranking was not going to work for me and making...
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    Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    Thanks for the input. Having never used an extractor I was afraid that I would end up using the extractor and crank like crazy and not be able to get all the honey off the frames. This would probably...
  24. Re: How to fill a 2 oz Honey Bear, with a giant squeeze bottle.

    That is what I call a good idea that works. I'll file this one away for the future.
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    Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    I've been looking at a Maxant 3100H two frame, I'm tired of crush and strain. I have at most 6 hives, in the future maybe more but for now that is all so the big frame count extractor would be...
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