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    Re: Shrink wrap for lip balm tubes

    rub your finger and thumb on some beeswax. you could also try that stuff that bank tellers use for counting money
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    I also was not criticizing. I suggested contacting Jake. I also wanted to be sure you were aware of the downside of WD-40. I know because I let someone put it on my sqeaking spinning wheel bushing...
  3. Re: Help ! Can't my marble out........

    The small Maxant extractor that I have uses a bushing rather than a ball bearing. You should use a food grade grease on them.I'm curious as to why you need get it out. Also you shouldn't use wd40...
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    Re: We will build our hive bodies...

    but, there is a feeling of satisfaction you get by building your own
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    Re: Noob Equipment Questions

    and as a shameless plug,if you want to build your own stuff you can find plans for 8 and 10 frame hives, nucs,feeders, jigs and fixtures etc, check out my book Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment put...
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    Re: Homemade hive tool

    pioneer boy. Seems like a plasma cutter would work. My only thought is what type of steel you would use. If you make one with a hooked end, hot or cold rolled probably won't hold up. When I made mine...
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    Re: Is 58 warm enough to inspect?

    As far as breaking the seal between boxes, I don't really worry about that heat-wise. My only concern is having the top box slide off later in snow and wind. Rather than add hive staples, I just...
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    Re: It's a hand hole, isn't it?

    well, if you just quickly stick your fingers in there and squeeze tight to pull the cover off, you'll probably call it a sting hole.
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    Re: My home made extractor!

    I'm glad I'm not the only one to use a treadmill motor for my extractor. They have plenty of power and unlimited speed control. I motorized maxant and it works great. My next treadmill motor project...
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    Re: Product Pictures

    Tim, I cut some comb honey that I produced and put a chunk in the jar. Good points, Mark. If I had swapped the two jars on the left, the lighter color of thejar with chunk honey would have been...
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    Re: bee eating birds!

    SOme neighborhood catbirds spend a lot of time hanging out behind our hives in the backyard
  12. Re: Starting a Beekeeping Woodenware Business

    I think he said it wouldn't be a full time venture. He just wants to make enough to buy more bees.
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    Re: Need help identifying a bee

    Is there just one set of wings? never mind, I see two.
  14. Re: Starting a Beekeeping Woodenware Business

    You'll never know if you don't try. I've been out of a "regular, full time" job for about 10 years. Since I lost my job, I've done a variety of things like make wooden toys and craft items for sale...
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    Re: Product Pictures

    Here's a couple I was experimenting with. Not perfect. This isn't my strong skill, but I think it helps to having the jars at different levels, and having some other stuff in the picture, but making...
  16. My Hive Building/ Bee Equipment Book

    http://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Own-Beekeeping-Equipment/dp/1612120598
    Here's a photo of the front cover of my new beehive building book
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    Re: I love beekeeping

    I'm thankful to live in snow country.
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    Honey Bee on Tansy

    This is from the tansy growing in our front yard.

    http://berkshirefarmsapiary.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/imgp8411.jpg?w=520&h=346
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    Re: Which Veil

    I like the tie-down square veil from Brushy Mountain. Unlike the metal mesh veils, it springs back to shape if bent. I also use a ventilated helmet, (not the plastic ones)
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    Re: Historic farmhouse cutout pic

    quite the wall hive!
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    Re: Pollinating

    Nice catches in mid air.
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    Re: bees working milkweed

    Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Up until last year, I only used film with my 35mm pentax camera. I finally broke down and bought a used Pentax K20 digital to go with the lenses I already had, and it...
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    bees working milkweed

    http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x222/berkshirebee/Honey%20bee%20Photos/77bc780d-441c-46bc-bda6-21fdb6b45806.jpg
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    Re: Working naked!!!???

    I keep my gloves handy if needed, but the handiest place for my veil is on my head. I can't imagine dropping a frame or just opening a hive that's having a bad day, and then asking them to "hold on a...
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    Re: Ct Honey Extraction Help

    Go to Forums. Look under the "associations and societies" section. At the bottom is local associations. Click on that, then on the left there is a dropdown for how many days you want to go back....
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