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    Re: Heating pad to re-liquify honey

    I do use a heating pad to decrystallize honey. I use a a styrofoam box with a hole cut in it for the cord. Itís big enough so I can do a dozen jars at a time. Be sides I use it as a warming box when...
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    Re: Ebay Extractors?

    One thing to remember one of the main manufacturer they hold their value.
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    Re: Ebay Extractors?

    I have a friend that bought one. Had a bunch of headaches to start with. Stick with one of the main manufacture. Like Danant Mann or Maxant. Do your self a favor and get it with a motor.
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    Re: Can I use honey?

    But it would be a pain to extract. I would use it for new hives. Besides how did you treat for mites? The number one killer of hives
  5. Re: what to do with comb exposed to mothball treatment?

    Only use moth balls with paradichlorobenzene as a ingredient. You can just air them out. I set them in my stacks of boxes in the fall and by spring they are gone. By the time moth get to laying again...
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    Ohio State University has a bloom chart based on the season. That work with our zip code. https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/CalendarView.asp
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    Re: Does anybody reverse/flip bottom boards?

    I to am the 3/8 camp. But have a bunch of 3/4 still
  8. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    We have a specialty Plywood company here in Toledo. That when I drive by I swing in and look in. Seeing itís out side and take 30 seconds.
  9. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    Great stuff. When I can pick it up in the close out bin. I buy it. I like it for making nuc boxes. Other wise at about $70 per sheet
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    Re: Keeping bees out of a swimming pool

    As a water source I know some people that have had good luck with a half whiskey barrel. Under a down spout. Put some water plane in it for them to land on. And a couple feeder goldfish. To eat any...
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    Re: What to do with old, dark brood comb

    I melt it down and sell it to blacksmiths or turn it in for new fountain. It is almost more work than itís worth.
  12. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    I have t had any luck with carpet strips. But live trap, lead and 220 conabar (sp) trap has done wonders
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    Re: Beeswax "saran wrap" alternative

    The recipe that I work off was pine gum resin. I have no idea on the jojoba oil. But i did use it. My thought is that it would hold up better than others, but that is a guess. On the propolis I have...
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    Re: Beeswax "saran wrap" alternative

    A couple notes. Do not use anything that is good with the resin in the melting stage. The resin so far hasnít came out of my pitcher. Powder the gum resin before putting in the wax. Itís supposed...
  15. Thread: Ants

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    Re: Ants

    The only thing that has worked for me has been wood ash on the inter cover. With carpenter ants. The reason why is that they donít like the high acid that the ash makes. Just something to think on.
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    When I start to extract it takes me a month plus. So I pull what I can during the weekend and spin a load or two every night after work. So I do focus on getting the super high ones lower. During...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    Jimbo3 I start the year with bottom stacking. If it gets to tall or rushed then on top.
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    That or their is still a lot of uncap honey. And they are letting them dry it down. When their is a flow on itís better almost to have to many boxes on.
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    I know that if you drill and tap the pot. That it works great for Presto pot. Did it in brass fitting with a ball valve. Drill it a little high so that it helps filter the wax. Did in the larger pot.
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    Re: Spring nucs

    Good luck on your plan. I would plan on buying some queens. And doing your splits. To start with and then spilt as often
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    Re: Treatment Schedule

    I would start as early as possible start with drone comb removal. And pull as soon as capped. Monthly do a alcohol wash. If it gets over 3% then do a MiteAway treatment. Witch you can use with...
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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    I have built a cabinet to warm honey to deCrystal honey. A couple hours in the shop to build. Out of scrape plywood. And a dimmer switch and a light bulb. I Amit that I now use a thermostat...
  23. Re: acceptable temps for in-hive feeding? Best logistics?

    Bees will not take surup under 50 degrees. If you get lucky they will right above the cluster. Through the inner cover.
  24. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    The reason that you want to grind or shot blast a floor is the need for giving the concrete tooth. Witch helps the epoxy grip the concrete. Acid doesnít do it well enough. Just about a retired...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    My time is worth to much to cut box parts. When i can buy them from the Amish for all most for the cost of lumber.
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