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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    FlowerPlanter: This sounds very foolish but I need to ask. You do add water to those 12 cans of frozen concentrate correct? :o
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    Re: Bear (electric fence?)

    I had a bear problem about 5 years ago and had an electric fence, four strands, which I thought would be sufficient. Well after putting back what I could in the way of hives and fence I remembered...
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Got some from Shamrock last spring and again last week Wednesday. They are very prompt and queens were great. I believe they still have some. Check out their website.
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  4. Re: I beg to differ - there are dozens of peer reviewed studies

    This is indeed getting tiresome. I, unfortunately, am old enough to have had to live through years and years of:

    cigarette manufacturers proclaiming that "there are no valid long term studies that...
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    Re: Question from novice

    All good advice indeed.

    One recommendation.... don't use either your wife's best stainless steel colander or best pots ....:o

    Rick
  6. Thread: epipens?

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    Re: epipens?

    Twinbee, I have read the responses and have mixed emotions regarding the answers.

    I was certified, no longer current, a Category 3 EMT and understand and agree with the responses regarding...
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    Re: Can Wood Be Too Dry For Building Gear?

    I concur with windfall and would not draw the horizontal boards tight during assembly. I agree that interior flooring only requires 1/4" gap for potential expansion but these boards will be outside...
  8. Re: Really American Bee Journal?????????????????????

    Well let’s see Ian….
    1. It was cynical prior to reading the article. It was confirmation of my suspicions after I read it.

    2. Should this company develop a progressive treatment option for my...
  9. Really American Bee Journal?????????????????????

    So I received my February 2013 American Bee Journal in the mail this weekend and noticed I am up for renewal. I thought, I would read through this copy and make my decision whether to renew or not...
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    Re: Ok, what got you into beekeeping?

    My wife and I finished watching a documentary on bees which documented problems they were experiencing and suggested people take up bee keeping to help. My wife turned and said "why don't you try...
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    Custom labels from Hetrick Honey Bees

    I just received my labels from Laura and they are wonderful! I contacted her to have a label she had already designed and a custom label made. Being new at this I had many questions and few good...
  12. Re: Is it bad to tip frames with eggs upside down during inspection?

    I concur Corvair68. Most of the time answers here are kind and new-bee friendly but occasionally they seem harsh. I just like to remind everyone, including me, none of us were born with our bee...
  13. Re: Is it bad to tip frames with eggs upside down during inspection?

    I am thinking that if I hold a frame of brood flat and look into the cells to inspect them then the other side of the frame would be upside down. Am I missing something?
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    Re: Upstate NY beeks

    I pulled 23 frames Saturday off hives I split this spring. The girls have been very busy! Clover here has all but burned out unfortunately. I hope we get some rain soon so it rejuvenates for the...
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    Re: Electric uncapping knives

    I forgot to mention that my uncapping plane came with a switch on the cord a short distant from the handle that you can toggle the power on and off as you choose.

    Cleo C. Hogan Jr.



    I agree....
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    Re: 9 frame extractors Maxant vs Dadant vs ?

    I pulled the trigger on a Maxant 3100P after a bunch of oscillating on what to do; continue crush and strain, 2 frame three frame, four frame, 20 frame. I received it and used it for the first time...
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    Re: Electric uncapping knives

    I just bought a Maxant plane and used it last weekend for the first time. Fortunately I had noticed the cautions about it overheating if left "on" and not used for extended times between uncapping...
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    I click "Reply to Thread" lower left corner of this thread screen... then I get "Go Advanced" on lower right corner of the new screen etc.
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    When I click "Go Advanced" a new window opens then above where you type a message there are three rows of icons. The middle row starts with a "bold" icon then "italic" then "underline. Three sets of...
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    Re: how to do pictures on here?

    Below lower right corner of the space I can type my reply in there is a button "Go Advanced" I hit that then in new screen there is an icon that looks like a picture(hover over it with your mouse it...
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    Re: Movin' On Up....

    Cool indeed. My only thought is won't the girls get baked from all that reflective glass at certain times of the day?
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    Jeff,

    Well thank you. I would not have had this success without the suggestions and ideas you and others on this site so freely shared. This forum is a fabulous source of information!...
  23. Re: What process do you use to clean an extractor after use.

    Thank you all for your very helpful ideas! I put my new extractor in the back of my pick up as shown above and headed for the car wash to give it it's first cleaning to remove any oils or...
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    Re: Mounting an Extractor

    Here is my mount. Thanks to a lot of people posting their ideas and pics I was able to put this together with little difficulty or generations of my own learning. I posted the pics on a thread on how...
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    Thank you all for your ideas. I was able to make my base without having to go through a lot of painful learning curve. This is my new base as well as my new extractor. Right after I took the pictures...
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