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    Re: Any beekeepers sick w CV-19? SURVEY

    I would make one recommendation. If you are picking up packages or nucs you should wash your hands. The persons who delver them unknowingly may be infected. The virus is very contagious and it can...
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    Re: When to Split?

    Excellent summary. Thanks for taking the time to help others.
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    Re: Single brood box colonies

    Roland
    I had a tough time last year with singles and swarming. Can you recommend a swarm schedule or procedure to help reduce swarming?
    Thanks
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    Formic Pro and Your Health

    I wonder how many beekeepers use some type of protection when applying Formic. I am unable to use it due to serious health problems.I have seen many UTube videos where the fumes drift and the...
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    This year due to significant losses I am starting with NUCs. I do use excluders and I will as you suggest use a super from the start. I will go into each every 14 days as you suggest but it seems...
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    Re: Single Deeps and Swarming

    Amixtue of carolinas and italians.
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    Single Deeps and Swarming

    Last year for the first time I used single deeps, and had about 30-40% swarm. I usually use doubles and over the past decade have perhaps 10% or less swam with doubles. The careful management of the...
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    My unscientific method of determining the correct pouring temperature. After melting (heated crock pot) I pour into ta pouring pitcher. When there are no air bubbles(a few minutes) I pour into the...
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    This is a common problem . I use poly molds and find that if I do not top off I have smoother bottoms. Some candle makers have a hot plate and place the bottom of the candle on it for a brief moment....
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    Re: 2020 nucs for sale

    All of the nucs I purchase are 5 frames. Why are these 4 frames and the same price as others?
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    Treatment Schedule

    I would appreciate if someone could provide a schedule and type pf product for treating mites starting in May through November. I do not use OAV due to personal health problems and can't take the...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    This thread raises a question that I have. At what point does multiple treatments of OAV contaminate the wax and ultimately the honey. Is there a residue from the treatments especially since various...
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    Re: OAV overdose?

    I would be more concerned about protecting you health from OAV.
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    You need a respirator and a very good one. There is a great deal of hype abut vaporizing to save the bees but very little about the adverse impacts to your health. Unfortunately many bee keepers do...
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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    The melters a WAX MELTER and not a HONEY Spinner. Maxant makes a honey spinner and wax separator for this purpose. Why dont you strain the honey i the buckets first and there are numerous methods to...
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    Re: queen excluders

    I use metal but they should be taken out before the winter cold in our climate, as they will act as a cold metal shelf in a freezer during the winter. I leave them sit out until first cost and them...
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    Re: Fondant

    The fondant I purchased was in small squares and hard. These sites appear to be selling soft fondant. Not sure what the difference is or how long it will stay preserved.
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    Re: Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    I was excited to start chewing some good looking honey comb and given that it was from this summer I thought it would have a nice light taste like our honey aways has during the past 10 years. The...
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    Re: Lowest observed foraging temperature

    Upper 40's and bees on the front of hives. Sun came out and was above 50 and bees were flying around hives.
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    Taste of Goldenrod Honey

    I pulled some supers that we had left on after the August Harvest and there was considerable honey comb in a few supers. It was very rich looking and dripping with honey. We brought back a container...
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    Re: Fondant

    Where do you purchase it and is it one large block?
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    Re: Fondant

    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is DFM?
    Thanks
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    Fondant

    I once saw a thread regarding sources for fondant. Would appreciate any recommendations for places where I can purchase it. Due to health problems the best I can do this year is add fondant as I was...
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    Re: burlap for quilting box?

    I am thinking of using my top feeders that hols about 2 gallons of sugar water. Instead of water fill with wood shavings. Bees could get in but doesn't seem like an issue.
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    Re: Dehumidifying honey

    I extracted and used a dehumidifier and fan with buckets partially filled. Took a while but worked.
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