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    I agree with many of the comments above. This is...

    I agree with many of the comments above. This is the best BEEK forum on the internet, so don't change it too much at once. Human nature is not to like change, even if it is for the better, so go...
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    Why only from the bottom? I was thinking...

    Why only from the bottom?

    I was thinking about getting a leaf blower just for this reason, and I would have done it the other way.

    Troy
  3. I'm going to make some Mead too, but I have a 5...

    I'm going to make some Mead too, but I have a 5 gal pail full and I was hoping to find a way to dry it.

    Anybody out there have any other suggestions?

    Troy
  4. I'm going to make some Mead too, but I have a 5...

    I'm going to make some Mead too, but I have a 5 gal pail full and I was hoping to find a way to dry it.

    Anybody out there have any suggestions?

    Troy
  5. Thread: slimey comb

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    Yep, the comb was drawn earlier this season so it...

    Yep, the comb was drawn earlier this season so it is pretty nice and white.

    I like the idea that the beetles and larvae float off the combs after soaking. I will have to try to find a...
  6. Thread: slimey comb

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    Yep, the frames have bee frozen and all the SHB...

    Yep, the frames have bee frozen and all the SHB and larvae are dead. The wax comb does not look to be chewed up too bad either. I think I caught it pretty early.

    The thing is that it still has...
  7. Thread: slimey comb

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    Are you saying you can only save the frames, and...

    Are you saying you can only save the frames, and not the drawn wax comb?

    That is NOT what I want to hear.

    Please tell me there is a way to save the whole drawn wax comb as I have a 10 frame...
  8. Thread: lining bees

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    I too found this idea fascinating. I am going to...

    I too found this idea fascinating. I am going to buy the beelining box that brushymountain sells and give it a try when I go up to Wisconsin later in Sept.

    I have read up on the subject quite a...
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    I'm also curious about the whole freeze and give...

    I'm also curious about the whole freeze and give back approach. If we had a standard 10 frame brood box, then they would have 3+ frames of mostly brood and 3+ of Pollen and 3+ of Honey in there.
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    I read through all 5 pages of this thread today. ...

    I read through all 5 pages of this thread today.

    I had a hive about a month ago that was crashing due to SHB. The hive beetles were everywhere and the frames were all nasty and oily with their...
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    I've been pretty impressed. I like the smell of...

    I've been pretty impressed. I like the smell of it, and the bees hate it. It's the perfect combination. In the hot sun a fume pad put on top for just a couple minutes and that super will have just...
  12. I had a hot hive a few weeks ago that I wanted to...

    I had a hot hive a few weeks ago that I wanted to requeen.

    Here's what I did: I put a QE in between the two Brood Boxes and waited two weeks for all the brood to be capped. I opened it and...
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