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    canvas bee jacket

    Has any one used the canvas bee jacket from Ruhl bee supply.com. or has delt with them, I seen the article in Bee Culture last month and was thinking about trying one. I like the idea of a natural...
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    Re: 3 or 4 medium's for brood

    I run all 8 frame mediums.For the most part 3 brood boxes will be fine but I always have a couple that build up so strong that I will give them a extra brood box. I do use queen excluders when...
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    Re: fermented honey

    That's what I thought. I have never had honey ferment before it is some strong smelling stuff. My wife said she might use it up when baking ,but she changed her mind after smelling it. Thanks
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    fermented honey

    I have approx. 20 lb of honey from last season that has fermented it was frames that wasn't completely capped and I forgot to use it up first. My question is can I make mead with it with out buying...
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    Re: Insurance for commercial beekeeper in PA

    I have a policy with Key Stone Insur.1-888-502-0674 I deal with the local office (Roby Foster Insur.) The policy covers me for 1 million in product liability and bee related mishaps it is listed as...
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    Re: Too old to lift the boxes

    I have back problems so when I started bee keeping I went with all 8 frame mediums and I'm glad I did it does take more boxes but the weight is not over approx. 40 lbs even when full of honey. I also...
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    Re: Sellling on consignment

    I am interested in this to . I have a couple stores that I would like to place our products and I'm not sure as what the percentage should be.I have a friends wife that has a thrift store that I have...
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    Re: 8-frame versus 10-frame hives

    I started with 1 hive 10 frame deeps,I switched to all 8 frame mediums because of back problems.I also am using small cell.I don't see any difference with the smaller boxes but it does take more .
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    Re: My Initial Business Plan - Please comment

    I have owned my own construction business for going on 30 years. I don't know alot about the bee business,I operate as a side liner I like to make money working with my bees but I do it because I...
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    Re: Magnifying glass for grafting

    I use the one like you ask about with a adjustable arm and has a light built in. I bought it at Meijers,Office Max had one but it was not as strong Magnifying and was a couple dollars more.I like the...
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    Re: white plastic 1 pound containers

    I'm using the ones Mann Lake sells. But I have seen some at a better price at sks-bottle.com
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    Re: Flex Molds-------Terrible smell!

    Mann Lake recommended to use Dawn dish detergent when I was trying to get rid of the smell that was in one of my molds after making a scented candle.It worked but had to do it a couple times. I have...
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    Re: Merry christmas

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and Have a safe and Happy New Year From the Williams Family
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Thanks Pat I will have to give that a try. The 3" pillars are the only ones we have problems with.
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    Re: candles won't stay lit

    Pat What size wick did you end up using? I am having the same problem with my 3" pillars with the 60 ply wick. Thanks David W.
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    Re: Keeping brood area open

    I checkerboarded my hives a month ago.They did have left over honey stores but I had at least 1 brood box with empty comb at that time.Now it is a almost packed hive . I know what your saying about a...
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    Re: Keeping brood area open

    Thanks for the info Jeff. I also installed honey supers on a couple hives this week.What I'm seeing is that the hives are building up good but it doesn't seem fast enough for everything that is...
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    Keeping brood area open

    Here in Ohio the weather has been crazy warm and the bees are building fast compared to most normal springs. I run 8 frame mediums 3 high for the brood area. I am seeing alot of pollen and nectar...
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    Re: nosema ? -reusing frames

    Thanks for the info. Last night it look as if this hive was being robbed so today I opened it up and all bees are gone,maybe about 3 or 4 doz dead on the bottom board. I don't know if I should...
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    nosema ? -reusing frames

    Three days ago I did my spring inspection and clean up.All my hives survived the winter,all but one is building up fast and still have stores left.The one that is the problem(a swarm I hived last...
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    Re: Northern Ohio - 1st Inspection of Season

    Hey Mike I did my spring cleaning and full inspection yesterday. Mine are about the same as yours 4-6 frames of brood. The one thing that kinda threw me off was the large amount of honey stores...
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    Re: Ohio-swarm season

    Thanks everyone. Thats the info I needed. I just checked the weather forcast the next 15 days looks like 60 degree high temps and above freezing at night. What a crazy winter.I only plowed snow 4...
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    Re: Ohio-swarm season

    Thanks for the info. Last spring was bad here.cold and rainy.Some of my fruit trees didn't even have fruit last year.Bees couldn't get out when my trees had blooms on. I was kinda guessing if the...
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    Ohio-swarm season

    I'm located in in the central area of Ohio.I'm interested in when the swarm season and main flow was in Ohio in the past couple years.I'm guessing that it will be a couple weeks early this year do to...
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    Winter feeding-installing sugar bricks

    I had a couple hives that I knew needed help going into winter. they were packages and did not have enough stores this fall so I made sugar bricks and 3" spacers to put on top of the hives.The last...
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