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  1. Thread: Flavored honey

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    Re: Flavored honey

    Its flavoured..... like flavoured ice cream.

    Flavourant is defined as a substance that gives another substance flavour, altering the characteristics of the solute, causing it to become sweet,...
  2. Thread: Flavored honey

    by JoshW
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    Re: Flavored honey

    I sell my flavored honey at a 40% premium. the trick is samples. 8 out of 10 samples given out result in a sale at the local markets. Doubles my regular sales, people often say I have a big container...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    I have nearly the same setup going with 25 colonies this year. Last year was successful at 14 colonies with 1 loss. This year i installed a thermostatically controlled 110 cfm fan to control...
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    Re: cooling wintering shed

    I plan to move into a 280 sq ft building next year so I am looking for something that I can relocatr to use with 2 10" exhaust fans when I move over there.... bees have to stay alive to make the...
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    Re: cooling wintering shed

    I was also thinking the hives would throw off enough warmth not to have to worry too much about heating.

    My electrician friend suggested the temperature relay system mg suggested somewhere around...
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    Re: cooling wintering shed

    Thanks Frank, all the thermostats i have seen to date boast a differential of .5 degrees. I am looking for something with an adjustable differential otherwise it will suck unnecessary power.
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    cooling wintering shed

    I have purchased a 110 cfm exhaust fan to help with cooling and ventilation in my small 8x10 wintering shed.

    Last year i wintered 14 nucs in the shed and needed supplemental heating with 2 8x10"...
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    I had my partner do both types and I could easily pick out the real lemon flavor in a blind test
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    I mixed it in while mixing in seed honey. So it will be creamed. I tried extract but it then tasted sour while real lemons gives it a much better flavor.
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    Re: lemon honey first time

    Sounds delicious. We have so many people asking for lemon honey. And others that sell it say it is a top seller, more than cinnamon. On cinnamon honey I get a $2 per lb premium so there is...
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    lemon honey first time

    I just mixed 2 cups of lemon juice (8 lemons) into 50 lbs of honey. This is my first time doing it. Does anyone else want to share anything about lemon honey? I am a little concerned about adding...
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    Re: Who would ship queens to war-torn countries?

    I received a queen request from this company to the middle east through Facebook. I turned it down and got an apology reply. Then 2 weeks ago I got a request for a single kg of pollen from the same...
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    creamed honey setting solid

    I have had several customers call or contact me about my creamed honey setting solid enough that it is like a frozen butter bar, not spreadable like they would like it.... I know that 30 seconds in...
  14. Thread: Bartering honey

    by JoshW
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    Re: Bartering honey

    I trade for pork, my retail price against theirs. Essentially a sale from both sides, just this way no money changes hands. I might add they use the honey to flavor the pork I eat. Double win for me...
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    Re: speeding up filtering?

    Right now I am just using a scratching fork as the combs are to shallow due to running 10 frames per box for comb building.

    Once I need to uncap more than 4 frames per minute I will buy a silver...
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    speeding up filtering?

    I am looking for a way, a machine or a process for filtering honey after extraction.

    I should be able to run at least 144 frames per hour through my 36 frame extractor. I am currently running...
  17. Thread: How Much Effort

    by JoshW
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    Re: How Much Effort

    I set up spreadsheet formulas and play with them all winter entering what ifs.... and try to prepare for the best case scenario.
    That way when spring rolls around I always have extra equipment........
  18. Thread: How Much Effort

    by JoshW
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    Re: How Much Effort

    Credit card, line of credit, personal loan. You alone decide your risk level.

    Want to lower your risk?.... Slow down your expansion.

    Be prepared to sink your hard earned money into your bees...
  19. Thread: Angry landowners

    by JoshW
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Right, a makeshift road maintained by the farmer.
  20. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Its still raining and I have the flu. Looks like the rain might clear up on Tuesday.
  21. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Nope, I just made it all up because I have nothing better to do..... its copied word for word.

    now your wasting my time. I guess we are even.
  22. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    I hope you don't watch action movies with that mentality. :no:
  23. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    What I was really looking for here was stories of disputes with land owners.....

    I handled mine professionally and swiftly and it really was a non-issue.

    I want to hear some Hatfield and McCoy...
  24. Thread: Angry landowners

    by JoshW
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Landowner: I see you have been driving to your hives. Thought we had discussed you wouldn't drive when it's wet and such. Driving down our feed not sure what to think

    JW: Sorry we did not discuss...
  25. Thread: Angry landowners

    by JoshW
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Exactly, If there was anything on the land other than wild grass I would not even have thought of driving on the field. This was an unfenced pasture, they mow it down and make hay. The road was not...
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