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  1. Re: How Can I Remove Crystallized Honey In Frame?

    I just did this. I put the uncapped frames in my extractor and set the extractor, lid closed, in my hot closed garage this morning. I ran the extractor just a few minutes ago. The frames...
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    Re: Honey Extracting Question

    Just be careful, I ran two boxes of Little Giant SKEP16 honey jars through the dishwasher a few days ago and the temperature deformed the jars.
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    Re: Obnoxious guard bee

    I am not above swatting a bee. Just sayin…
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    Re: Learning Grafting

    I got this one, essentially the same thing, and used it last time. It helped me see the smallest larvae but it didn't help my acceptance rate, I still got just 7 out of 16. You have to get your...
  5. 16 grafted, 7 accepted, 3 emerged, virgin introduction rejectedů

    Yeah, I suck at this.

    I needed four at a minimum, I was hoping for 8. Will graft again this weekend since the Cloake board and cell builder is still set up.

    All three of these queens are large...
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    Re: Queens emerging

    I grafted on the 21st. I should have queens emerging tonight or tomorrow morning. I was a little concerned because the cells were capped early but they did not emerge early. I transferred them to...
  7. Re: Russian President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036

    As I understand it that isn't guaranteed. He will have to seek the extra two terms. He will be 84 in 2036, and a lot of factors, including health, could affect whether he actually seeks, and gets,...
  8. Thread: Life Hacks

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    Re: Life Hacks

    That would be super easy to adapt to a solar wax melter.
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    Re: Irritating Vegans

    I went into our local Farmers Association supply store and picked up a bag of urea, 35-0-0. I knew there would be a security check so I was ready for it. When I went to check out the cashier handed...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    I'm the generation skip. My own father had no interest whatsoever in beekeeping. Neither did his brothers. But my grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great-grandfather were beekeepers. We...
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    Re: Is it possible to graft too young?

    3 out of 18 is better than I got my first couple of tries. Five years on and I got 7 out if 16 my last round. I still suck at grafting, so I graft twice as many as I need. Don't give up.
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    Re: Permanently fixing bottom to nucs?

    I permanently attach the bottoms. Here is why. A bottom board isn't good for anything without a nuc body. So whether the bottom is attached or not attached, a bottom board is always going to be...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    As the grandchild of a beekeeper who has fond memories of beeking with grandpa, and as one who is a grandfather now, don't apologize. Grandpas gotta brag. You are making memories with your...
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    Re: Beekeeping with young kids?

    My grandfather was a beekeeper. I can't remember a time when beekeeping wasn't a part of my childhood. As I got older I helped more and more.
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    To fit five frames with 3/8" space on each side...

    To fit five frames with 3/8" space on each side You need an inside dimension of 7-5/8. If you use 3/4" boards then your outside dimension will be 9-1/4 wide. If you want to fit a frame feeder in...
  16. Re: 2 Months in and this is what's happening.

    Checkerboard in the thee un-built frames. The middle frame looks like it has detached comb drawn on it and bees are using cells that are behind that ear of comb. This usually happens when there is...
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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    I remembered seeing a picture posted here sometime ago of a German hand made oak honey press that was a beautiful piece of art. It was almost too pretty to use. I finally found it. I know this is...
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    Re: Ventilation on Nuc hive?

    A 1-1/2 knock out test cap is the perfect size to plug a ventilation hole that also happens to be the perfect size for a Gatorade/Powerade bottle lid when the bottle is used as a feeder. I put one...
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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    Here is an earlier thread, 2012, from this forum about the Templeton-Stade press from Templeton. ...
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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    You can give it a try for yourself. But I had some honey from the middle of the summer last year that had an off flavor that I could not identify. It was definitely not honey that you would want to...
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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    Greg, make sure you check out the video from that thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnu0UGxnJWA where they harvest a Warre with a press.

    Plans for that honey press are here:...
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    Re: New design of a honey extractor.

    Greg, I bumped up an old thread about honey presses. It also contains a link to a study about the nutritional value honey from press extraction verses centrifugal extraction. Check it out.
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  23. Thread: Honey press

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    Re: Honey press

    I'm going to bump this thread up because it's relevant to another current top thread.
  24. Introducing emerged virgin queens in mating nucs.

    I've read in several places that you can just drop an emerged virgin directly into a mating nuc. :scratch: Really? Is that so? How do you go about introducing an emerged virgin into a mating nuc?...
  25. Re: Quality Queen Cells with Small Nuc as Cell Starter?

    Monkey motions is exactly why I started questioning why I was setting up a cell starter nuc with a ventilation box that had to be screwed to my nuc and then stuffed with bees and watered and fed,...
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