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  1. Re: what temp can I slip a new sugar block to them.

    Mike- when you "pop the top" do you put the sugar block on top or below the inner cover?
  2. Re: Beige Carpet Stained With Yellow Dog Vomit from eating beeswax etc

    Spot Shot. You can buy it at Target, Publix or Kroger. It is the best! I spilled a big glass of red wine (oooops!) last week and you cannot even tell. Good luck!
  3. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    Thank you all for the advice. I just rent an extractor- it is a 4 frame hand crank. I will try it next year. It just seems that they draw out the foundation much quicker on their own rather than the...
  4. Re: Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    How do you do this- do you use any wire to wire it? I do prefer to use NO foundation as that is what i feel the bees prefer and most natural. Last year I did crush and strain but hate to waste all...
  5. Do you let bees draw out the frames or do you use wax foundation?

    This year I had two hives and let them draw out their own foundation. They did this fine - (a few were a mess but most OK). I put a few wax foundation frames in there as well but they did not seem...
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    Re: I was a beekeeper for Halloween!

    Good thread. My coworkers made me dress up as a bee keeper and another worker was a bee. Someone asked me if it was an ebola suit as well! I tried dry ice in the smoker and it did not work at all.
  7. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    So sad to hear that. It is animal cruelty in my book. Can you prove it? I would file a report.
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    Re: Should the hives be combined??

    I agree.
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    Re: Mediums over a single deep for brood nest

    I have mediums over a single deep brood box. What happened though was the brood is now all in the mediums and nothing is in the brood box.
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    This is really fascinating to me. So a nuc that has 5 frames...say one or two frames have the queen/pollen and brood and the rest of the 3 frames have honey. You are telling me that three frames of...
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    Re: Why a nuc instead of a full colony?

    Interesting discussion. I am new to this and trying to understand it all. So for the nucs you keep all summer to keep them from getting over crowded you pull frames of brood and put into existing...
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    That is what scares me about making my own. Who sells these?
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    Re: OAV crack pipe method

    There is a youtube video on this- the guy used a blow torch not a candle. What happened the first time you used it? Did you lose your bees? I was thinking of doing the same thing but I am not too...
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    Re: Empty brood boxes- what to do?

    Thank you all for the good advice!!
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    Re: Empty brood boxes- what to do?

    Flower planter...thank you and I was just reading about the sugar blocks and plan to make some. The blocks go on top of the honey supers right? I guess you would use a spacer of some sort to do...
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    Re: Empty brood boxes- what to do?

    The bottom box (brood box) is a deep and the top three supers are all mediums. The bottom box if all drawn out frames. Yes, I plan to feed as much as I can. The first super (above the bottom box)...
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    Empty brood boxes- what to do?

    Hi All:
    I inspected two of my hives today. These are 8 frame hives that have a brood box and 3 supers on them. All the brood and honey stores are in the three supers and both the brood boxes on...
  18. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    I have used CO2 to kill insects on plants but not in a bee hive. Interesting. The wax moth larvae are in the wax right? Would the CO2 be able to penetrate the wax enough to kill the larvae? Let us...
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    There is a youtube video out there from someone on the board using a DIY vaporizer. He takes a copper tube with a small fitting on the end that he puts the oxalic in. He also puts a shim (small...
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    Re: Steps to Legalize Oxalic Acid in US

    Where do you buy it if it is not legal to sell in US?
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    Re: Can't find my (marked) queen!

    Just curious...have you been successful with this method? Wouldn't bees be flying all over the place and agitated?
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    Re: Can't find my (marked) queen!

    Lot of times the workers will clean off the mark on the queen. This has been my experience.
  23. Re: "...honey vs. sucrose or high fructose corn syrup"

    [QUOTE=schmism;1139697]You must be new here.

    To summarize the strategy, 100% natural honey may wholesale for ~$3 /lb (i retail only mine for 7 so im guessing at wholesale price) so a ton fetches...
  24. Does the frame need to be completely capped before extracting

    Hi All:
    When selecting frames to extract does the frame need to be completely capped from end to end? I noticed some of my frames are almost all capped but not the corners.
  25. Re: storing full frames of honey before extracting

    So if I extract right away and there is eggs in the capped honey...I will have SHB eggs in the honey? That does not sound good. What if I put each frame in the freezer for an hour or so? Would...
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