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  1. Re: Melted and processed my first wax...what is this?

    Slum gum, minerals, etc.

    I melt washed cappings, old comb and other wax scrapings in the oven at lowest temp. or in a solar melter. I place the wax in a stainless steel grilling basket (shaped...
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    Re: Question on a split

    Went thru the two splits that we started with 3 capped queen cells each. We were able to locate one emerged queen cell per split, but did not seem to find the other ones for some reason. Maybe they...
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    Re: I think I have her hooked!

    What! You didn't share the good stuff??!! :lpf: :D
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    Re: Ideas for keeping cool in a full suit?

    Have pockets sewn in your bee t-shirt. Put frozen ice packs you make yourself in them. Use one of those food saver sealers to make yourself an ice pack. Fill one plastic bag with ice, seal. Let...
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    Re: Bees for BVT in wintertime?

    There is a beekeeper that keeps two hives in the garage along a wall. There is large diameter, clear tubing built into the hive bottom area which exits the garage so they can access the outdoors...
  6. Thread: cataracts

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    Re: cataracts

    When my cousin was a child, she had a persistant eye ulcer that the doctor/s tried to treat and failed for too long. My cousin has permanent damage to the eyesight of one eye because of ineffective...
  7. Thread: bee propolis

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    Re: bee propolis

    Dried propolis can be ground up. Sprinkle in honey and eat or swallow. You know, some spices have a little burn, too!

    Propolis has antiseptic properties and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and...
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    Re: How many medium frames= 5 gallon pail?

    Honey weighs about 12 lbs. per gallon. A quart is approx. 3 lbs. So 60 lbs. of honey fills a 5 gallon pail. A frame (from a 10 framer) averages +/- 3.5 lbs. of honey. A super of medium frames...
  9. Re: Robbing, screening, European foulbrood--1.5 months into beekeeping. Help!

    Good reply by Enj.

    I would like to add. Some evidence of robbing can also be noticed in damaged or raggy comb and/or lots of bits of comb on the bottom board or screened bottom board as opposed...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    What I noticed was that when the male beek first spoke that the hand with the spray can stopped spraying and moved out of sight quickly and at the same time I thought I could her a woman's voice say...
  11. Re: Strange Suggestions From Local Bee Inspector

    I hope the inspector isn't setting up your hives with sugar water in boardman feeders to then use that as a false excuse as to why your honey is missing when you get there! Robbers!??? Ya, right.
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  12. Re: Sour cherries - want to make cherry melomel/cherry mead

    Thanks all for the responses! We picked 50# of Danube cherries (with pits) and put them in the freezer. There is 5# of cherries in each one gallon freezer bag. The Danube have nice red flesh and...
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    Re: Question on a split

    Update:

    June 28 - Donor hive was made queenless when a split (7 frames from 20 of a medium hive) was made from it.

    July 6 (today) - Went into donor hive and since most of the foragers may...
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    Re: Getting stung from something.

    Be careful when you sit down then Ace! :D
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    Re: My son gave me this last night.

    He's a KEEPER and so are you! (Pun intended) Great to hear! God bless your whole family. Age 6? and quite an artist!
  16. Re: Sour cherries - want to make cherry melomel/cherry mead

    Thank you so much Tenbears! That was a lot of typing for you! Much appreciated.

    The cherries (Danube) have red juice and are said to be a nice wine cherry.

    What can we use for a fermentation...
  17. Sour cherries - want to make cherry melomel/cherry mead

    Sour cherries - want to make cherry melomel/cherry mead.

    We have never done this before so please help.

    We talked our son into making some cherry wine with our sour cherries which we are...
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    Question on a split

    We pulled 7 frames (brood, stores, full of bees) and the marked queen, added 2 honey frames and an empty brood comb and made a split. This was from a hive of two mediums (10 frame) with good...
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    Oh, and I would not have sent the evidence to the seller either. Showing him the can in person was good. Best to keep evidence in your possession.
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    Re: New Package - Sugar Water NOT Punctured

    Slam dunk
    Vendor agreed to hold package and stated they would be fine.
    Neither side knew the syrup can was not punctured. It mattered in this case. Stuff happens. Customer was not responsible...
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    I still cannot edit my posts! The last sentence should have mentioned suggesting book titles (not providing books of course).
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    I think it is great that you will educate others on the benefits of honey.

    Please stress that honey and sugar are not at all the same!!!

    People have no idea how much can be said about the...
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    Re: Bees not going into new top boxes

    When rubber banding cut comb into frames, just remember to keep the comb right side up. Cells should slant upwards from the center of the frame.
  24. Thread: Bee stings

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    Re: Bee stings

    Wear a veil at least and protect that eyesight.

    A great swell (local reaction) is a sign of a good immune system this is true. It is also possible to gain some immunity from bee venom after...
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    Re: What is chewing on my hive?

    You could check on the backside of the board to see what that shows if anything. I think it is a bigger animal, but not too big. Bigger than a squirrel. I am thinking raccoon, possum, coyote,...
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