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    Re: Used equipment

    I'll go with scorching the boxes and burning the frames. Thanks for the input!
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    Used equipment

    I recently bought some used boxes, which I am in the process of cleaning up for my use. I have done needed repairs, will wash and scrape them, and then wash with bleach solution. (They were empty...
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    Re: 18% ABV Sweet mead

    I am going to start a dry 10-12% ABV today or tomorrow. A gallon of it will get raspberries in the secondary, and the remainder will be converted to vinager.

    I use one gallon equipment, because I...
  4. Re: A new Year. What are your goals for the bees in 2020?

    20 gallons of honey, first time making comb honey, and 15 hives and 20 nucs going into winter 20-21 will make me a very happy boy!
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    Re: Using cuties in mead

    Here is a thread on another forum with a recipe.

    https://www.homebrewtalk.com/forum/threads/cuties-orange-mead.232514/
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    I find sometimes that ML ships without sending me the tracking info. Once i received a shipment before I knew it had been shipped!

    It has never caused me any problems, just kind of unusual.
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    Re: Are they nuts or hardy winter bees

    My Saskatraz hive flies in the 30's, I am not sure what they are doing. Probably cleansing. The other 10 hives show no activity at those temperatures.
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    Re: Using cuties in mead

    I think for the first try, I would follow as closely as I could the JOAM recipe, as it is proven.

    I would not includethe zest, but then I hate marmalade, so I might not be the guy to ask.
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Don't worry, I've got it covered. :thumbsup:

    I added a little citric acid (less than 1/8 teaspoon per bottle) to them, and I think it brightened them up a little. And now they also have a couple...
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    Re: 55 Gal winter project

    Electric boat motor.
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    Re: smaller dry pollen feeder?

    This is exactly what I do. It works great.
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    Re: Against Smoking Bees

    I use smoke in order to minimize the harm to the bees under my care.
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    I received my foundation (plastic).
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    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    Surely someone would remove that one for free!

    I don't recommend hitting them with the hose, that would do them in as a colony.
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    Two bottles survived Thanksgiving, one is destined for Christmas, and I will attempt to age the other for a while.

    It was quite good overall!

    Please post your raspberry recipe and notes when...
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    You can choose USD pricing at the top of the page. Their prices look great, but I still do better (so far) with the free shipping from other US based suppliers.
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Yep, I bought a couple hundred frames and foundation, and some other stuff as well.
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    Re: Making a wine recipe a little sweeter

    It depends. The alcohol produced is dependent on the sugar level, and on the yeast strain. If you use a yeast that has a high alcohol tolerance, it may ferment out any extra added sugar, resulting in...
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Yep, and the foundation is on sale as well, so together the frame and foundation is about $1.50 / frame for deeps. Low enough to where I am picking up another 200.
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    My late fall mix is always good in the spring, with no additives. That is stored in the cold garage overwinter.
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Not specifically. About the best price on ASSEMBLED nucs is the plywood one at Dadant. Maybe not what you are looking for, but with the black friday discount, and free shipping, you can have 5...
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Mann Lake has posted theirs, 11% off of everything, plus some other selected deeper discounts.
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Dadant is doing 10% off of online orders.
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    Re: My first Melomel - elderberry mead

    I'd like to do this, but might fail in my attempt ...

    I only made a gallon.
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    Re: Black Friday Sales

    Mann Lake got bought by their management, with funding from a private equity firm. They immediately followed that by buying Kelley Beekeeping. They also bought a lot of the inventory of Brushy...
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