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    Re: Demaree Swarm control

    not sure I understand what you have going on, my two cents from the interpretation would be inserting an empty frame or two from dead outs into the brood nest usually gives some laying space. You...
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    Re: Advice desperately needed

    Old timer and Gillmore both have good points. Your comfort of finding queens, etc would steer the decision. Beekeeping is a little bit like laying tile. You want to have more tile on hand than the...
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    ants in pollen trap

    I did a quick search for existing threads, and couldn't find any dealing with this, but can't imagine I have an original problem here.

    I pulled off some pollen traps today, which had some ants...
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    Re: chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    Now we're getting somewhere!
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    Re: chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    I may give the cocoa powder a go. Regarding cocoa butter- you thinking about a double boiler to get some chocolate to melt and fold into honey?
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    chocolate creamed honey recipe?

    I've done a bit of looking and thought I'd like to put together some chocolate creamed honey for Valentines day. Any links to a recipe, or recipe, that can be shared?
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    Re: replacement creamed honey tool

    thank you. Currently mixing 3 gallon batches, so I think the ss corkscrew is good, but maybe one day I'll run a 400# batch!
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    Re: replacement creamed honey tool

    Matt, I'll try to call ya this week and elaborate.
  9. Thread: mosquito trck

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    Re: mosquito trck

    I have only observed what I thought was a contact kill from a spray, one time. I think the bees had been bearding, and the truck came by. It's probably happened more often than I observe, but the...
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    replacement creamed honey tool

    I want to replace the tool I am using to mix creamed honey. The paint mixer types add a lot of air, in my experience, so, I think I want to purchase the stainless steel corkscrew model from...
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    Re: Teak oil allergy?

    the natural oils, perhaps released from the heat of the melter, were in question. I will not be applying anything to the interior of the melter. I've almost got the whole thing put together, hope...
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    Teak oil allergy?

    I was given some solid teak pieces, and planned to make a solar wax melter from the wood, figuring it would hold up to the weather rather well. My neighbor says there is a possibility that the teak...
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    solar melter experience/thoughts

    I've looked at plans online for solar wax melter, and some common things I see is:

    relatively limited capacity for cappings
    a catch container for melted wax inside the unit.




    I'm hoping...
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    Re: cut out in a public location

    Specifically, this particular one is a tree, and they want a trap out, so it'll be there for a bit...fastest I've ever finished one is two weeks...
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    cut out in a public location

    What do you all do to label/post etc if you do a trap out in a public place?

    Trying to avoid any complications, last trap out I did that was not a discreet location got kicked over by kids...I...
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    Re: Beehives and Prostate Cancer

    if we stop paying taxes will it reduce the mouse population?
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    Re: Heading to Florida 2013!!

    maybe you can call it angel trumpet honey, lol. our bees like the Brugs and I see em in the photo. Hope pepper turned on for you. Jury is still out on the pepper flow on our side of the sandbar.
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    Re: Cleaning/Screening Pollen

    old ish thread, but what do you do if small ants, like sugar ants get into the trap/tray?

    I pick SHB out, but those ants are a P.I.T.A
  19. Thread: Honey in Beer?

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    Re: Honey in Beer?

    as an after thought of brewing today; if you put a mellow honey, in a robust beer it will get lost in the details vs a mellow beer getting a robust honey.
  20. Thread: Honey in Beer?

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    Re: Honey in Beer?

    if you naturally carbonate, most yeast will cease at 20psi, I'm told. As long as you are kegging, you can pull a portion out, warm it, add honey, replace in the keg.

    Using less obvious hops,...
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    Re: swarm call, too late

    I smoked em hard, and felt like I stopped just shy of setting an interior smoke alarm off, lol. Thanks for the advice on hitting the walls
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    swarm call, too late

    Got a call last night for a swarm. I'm told the bees showed up around 3pm; I got the call close to 7pm. By the time I got there, a fist sized clump of bees was outside the base of a single wide...
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    Re: Help With Creamed Honey

    try a small batch perhaps. I was told by a science teacher that the temp can influence the crystal size- though at the moment I forget the results of too cold or too hot. Start with a good seed...
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    Re: fermenting cappingss

    ohhh....just read "receiving carboy"....I always tried the siphon end, and it clogged miserably...!!!thank you!!!
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    Re: fermenting cappingss

    I do use a stainless steel "spoon" to get most of the wax out of the fermenter- a slotted ladle like you'd use when frying, say hush puppies. Our first racking, when fermentation is still going, we...
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