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    Re: Fermented Honey or just weird nectar?

    Yeah I had thought to feed it back to the bees. I'll just hang on to it in a big jar until honey season is over and feed it to a needy hive. Letting it air out is an interesting option - I'll see how...
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    Fermented Honey or just weird nectar?

    Hi All,

    We just started extracting honey here in Wisconsin, and we've got a nice 125 pounds or so ahead of us. When we put our first three frames in the centrifuge, we noticed a slight pungent...
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    Some suggestions

    There should be multiple ways to enter in data, including custom fields that you could define and graph automatically.
    For example, several ways to gauge honey production would be good - not...
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    HFCS is not poison

    Sprechers is great stuff, one of my favorite sodas, and knowing that they use actual honey adds more than just the improvement in flavor.

    High Fructose Corn Syrup is sugar. Almost the same ratio...
  5. Metal is frustrating

    We tried using the metal votive molds for a while without very much success. Same issue that you are having with the candles getting stuck in the metal cups, and getting split while cooling. We...
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    We determined it through several properties of...

    We determined it through several properties of the wax. First, paraffin is brittle, and beeswax is pretty pliable and strong - the wax block broke very easily. Second, it had a bizarre curvature to...
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    Dip after pouring

    We keep our wax warm while the candle cools, (or warm some up again the next day) so that when we pull the candle out of the mold, we can dip the candle wick into the melted wax to make the wick more...
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    Silicone makes for finer candles

    Hi MapMan,

    We use a silicone 4-votive mold, and it works really well for making votives. We tried using the metal molds, but they often come out funky looking, or cracked because of how they cool....
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    Adulterated Beeswax

    We have enjoyed shopping at Lapp's Bee Supply for the last year, but they recently sold us beeswax that was adulterated with Paraffin. I wouldn't trust their beeswax anytime soon, and we are...
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    Beeswax issues

    Hi folks.

    We sell beeswax candles at the local farmer's market, we have five hives of our own, but they don't supply enough wax to keep the candles burning, so to speak. We have been buying...
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    "Safe"?

    "So as long as the publicly funded institutions stay out of it, we'll probably be pretty safe from that one."

    And we may be stuck on the same downward spiral of diseases and pests...

    I'd like...
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    Fascinating forum topic

    Hi folks,

    I can't spend too much time on this forum topic right now, but I've read a few pages and I want to read more and be a part of this discussion. I just wanted to make a couple points.
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    Wikipedia notability guidelines

    Wikipedia is a great place, but they have strict notability guidelines. Articles that aren't very "notable" or worthy of space in their system get deleted. The advantage of a non-wikipedia system is...
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    WikiBeedia

    That's a hilarious name. I like it, best one so far. Almost as good as Wookiepedia!
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    details

    Well, one thing a wiki could do is have articles on each of the techniques that people come up with, and allow multiple people to enter in their experiences in it. One difference is that discussions...
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    Could be better

    Wikipedia has notability guidelines that make it hard for anything but the most relevant articles to go up. I'm not sure how functional the Bee Wiki you mentioned was, but the system we have is...
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    A couple buzz-words to leave out

    Holistic - that's a philosophical concept that is often ill-applied to reality. Most mis-use it.

    Homeopathic - based on an upside-down proposition that diluting out a harmful chemical or extract...
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    Epigenetics Epishmetics

    That was an awful, awful ad. They clearly have no idea what Epigenetics is. There aren't "epigenes" floating around wrapping themselves around DNA. Epigenetics is concerned with modifications to the...
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    A honeybee Wiki?

    Hello all,

    I've been involved in a few wiki projects, and I have found that wikis can very rapidly allow communities to build up search-able, useful information that would otherwise be hard to put...
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