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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Bless your heart. A German mom. Me, too. LOL Maybe that's why we store ours the same way. The ziploc totes are airtight. -james
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    my problem early on was mice getting in them. I also have an ant problem, though I don't recall if they got into the sugar bricks. Anyway, when i went to the sealable totes the mouse problem was...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I put mine in Ziploc airtight storage totes. I like to put them in a box first with a sheet of paper (packing paper and the like) between each brick. The boxes will then go into the tote. -james
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    Beard Balm recipes

    Has anyone here made beard balm and tried different recipes? Would you care to share your favorite and tell us why? Thanks. -james
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    Or Miller Bee Supply in North Wilkesboro, NC...very close to Brushy Mountain Bee Farm. Miller has good equipment and pricing. -james
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    From the same place that Brushy Mountain likely got theirs from? www.fillmorecontainer.com At the website, search for "honey jars". Shipping isn't free but pickup is free in Lancaster, PA. A guy in...
  7. Re: Building brew kettle from water heater tank

    i'm using a turkey cooker now. Not big enough of a batch to suit me and bailing out the syrup is a pain. The brew kettles are larger than the turkey cookers and have a valve for decanting the syrup...
  8. Building brew kettle from water heater tank

    I've been looking for a large brew kettle for making sugar syrup in but having difficulty finding one for a decent price. Thought of possibility of using the tank out of an old water heater. Has...
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    Re: honey gate issue

    Where do you get a non-Chinese gate these days? -james
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    Re: recommended Honey Gates?

    A few years ago, it was suggested to buy the Italian-made honey gates and avoid the Chinese-made units. I bought two and they work great. Now I need a few more and can't find them. Does anyone even...
  11. Re: Any Boy Scouters or former Boy Scouts out there?

    Can individual councils or troops re-instate the badge for their own council/troop? -james
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    Re: Oh my GOSH! Massive hive removal!!

    I'll do one for 250 but it would have to be rather simple. Most of mine are between 500 and 600. As for the people who think it should be free: I try to educate them on why they need someone who...
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    Re: Buying hives

    Be sure they get inspected prior to the sale. It is illegal to sell without a prior inspection. Inspection services are free, so there is no reason to not have it done. PM me for info. I am an...
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    Re: Hello from East Tennessee!

    Welcome. Where in East TN are you? There are several good bee clubs in our area. I am President of the Washington County Beekeepers Association and would like to invite you to come to our next...
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    Re: Hi from WNC Mountains - Asheville NC area!

    Welcome, I am also "across the hill" in Kingsport, TN...about the same as Rader, but the other way up I81. -james
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Certification.

    Great question....I'd like to know, as well.
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    Re: Top feeder

    Where do you get a 3" super? -james wagner
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    Attn: Upper East Tennessee Beekeepers

    If you are a member of TBA, I'd like ask that you consider me when voting for TBA officers. I am running for Regional Vice President - Upper East TN. Would also like to remind you that ballots are...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    That's what I was thinking, as well. I don't see any real video evidence. That could have been anyone spraying that.
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    The kid: Why would the size of the lot matter? Bees fly. What matters is the amount of forage in a 5-mile radius. Or am I missing something?
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    Re: Health Benefits of Honey

    Pintrest: Did you mean Pinterest? I couldn't get on and didn't want to sign up for what appears to be yet another new social site.

    benefits-of-honey.com: has some good info, but could not find a...
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    Health Benefits of Honey

    Does anyone have a link to a good article or brochure outlining the health benefits of honey? I need to find something that is as complete as possible without sounding like it was written by a flower...
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    Kelley Foundationless Frames

    I recently ordered some shallow foundationless "F" frames from Kelley and they came in last week. I've assembled maybe 50 or so of them.

    The frames are well-made though the wood is quite soft....
  24. Re: Kelley- anyone else having customer service problems?

    My packages arrived late on Friday, the 5th. I wish Kelley had better communication. If they would add a tracking number immediately to the online record of your transaction, that would be a big...
  25. Re: Kelley- anyone else having customer service problems?

    I was beginning to wonder if they are even in business. I placed an order for foundationless frames on the morning of 1 Jun and received a computerized acknowledgement but have received no indication...
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