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    Re: comb honey

    It is perfectly fine to eat straight from the hive. But, if you are going to store it for even a short time it needs to be frozen for about 48 hours to kill any wax moth eggs in it. Put it in a...
  2. Re: A new product that will revolutionize mobile beekeeping

    If it's full of honey you could "pop a wheelie".
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    Re: Swarm will not go in the Trap

    Why transfer them twice ? Don't worry about putting them in the swarm trap, put them directly into a hive. DWW
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    Re: Plan B - backup swarm control measures

    Idea ! Hang the trap on a single bolt so that it pivots as it is lowered. Probably doesn't really matter though. DWW
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    Re: Cant find the bees for a Cut out

    Try to find a friend that has an infrared camera. They are fairly common now. There are ones that hook up to a smart phone. DWW
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    Re: Upper Entrance

    If you use migratory type covers it is simple. Route out a half-moon shape about one half inch deep and 3 inches wide on the edge of your cover. Routed side up, no top entrance. Routed side down, top...
  7. Re: New use for bees......elephant repelant

    Since I've had bees, I haven't been bothered with elephants !
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    Re: My 2 cents for a cough suppression

    Honey is good medicine. Here's another recipe.
    Slice a lemon and or lime fairly thin. Slice some Ginger root into small pieces. Place the lemon and lime slices vertically in a pint or half pint...
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    Re: Solar extractor?

    Heating honey to 144 degrees probably kills all the enzymes, antibodies, etc. It can't help the taste either. You may as well be eating flavored corn syrup.
  10. Re: Supplier that makes half - length top bars?

    I do custom woodworking . Message me with details of what you want: length, width desired, shape, type of wood, ect. David Williams
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    Re: How do you utilize comb honey

    Look at this website http://www.honeybeesuite.com/category/comb-honey/
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    Shipping Cut Comb Honey

    Who has had experience mailing cut comb honey? How did you package it? What were you're successes and failures?
    I figure it will not get treated to gently. I want to mail a few packages to my...
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    Re: Electric Fence Questions????

    Mine is similar, but the sheet metal also goes under the fence. This keeps grass and weeds out of the fence.
    keep the panels high enough that small animals can pass under them safely.
  14. Re: Honey Extraction Question - Has this been done?

    When I freeze frames of honey, I put them in plastic bags, squish out most of the air, and tie the end shut. I use the cheap, lightweight kitchen sized bags. Honey does not need to be frozen to...
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    Re: Funny honey label

    I would never buy honey with that label.
  16. Re: Tired of plastic honey gates but I won't spend $999 on Maxant bottling either. Id

    I have a plastic gate from Maxant (less than $10 a couple of years ago) and it's great.
  17. Re: FREE: Two Midwest/Colorado Beekeeping Books

    "My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste."
    Proverbs 24 :13
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    Re: The Russian Scion

    What type of alcohol do you use to mix with propolis ?
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    Re: Two colors of honey in one frame

    What you say is true but not the case here. This is a new, foundation=less frame of honey. I have had several this year but this is the most distinct. If you cut them open carefully, you can...
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    Two colors of honey in one frame

    [ATTACH=CONFIG]19525[/Honey bees only visit one type of flower on each foraging trip, and usually for as long as that type of flower is producing nectar. They can also keep the different types of...
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    Re: URGENT Swarm Trap Question

    Recently I had a large swarm build on the outside of a flowerpot type swarm trap. Did a cut-out and filled ten medium frames with brood comb (full of mostly capped brood). They built this in about...
  22. Re: How to combine two hives humanely if queens cannot be located?

    Leave one hive on the bottom. Brood boxes on the bottom then at least two supers. Then add the second hive (brood boxes) on top of the supers. Provide a top entrance.
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    Swarm under trap

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    This swarm built under the swarm trap. They built this in less than three weeks. I cut it off and put in a hive yesterday.
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    Re: top/bottom board combo

    http://daveybees.wikidot.com/
    this may be what you're looking for.
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    Re: any experience with Hive Fasteners?

    I use scraps of thin plywood, screws and cordless screwdriver. Cut two pieces of plywood about 3 inches wide and long enough to reach from the bottom board to the top box. Put two screws each in the...
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