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    Re: Contact Info for Dave S

    Thank you!
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    Contact Info for Dave S

    Hope this is appropriate to post here. Does anyone have any contact information for Dave S from West Branch MI? I have some questions for him about his Maple Creamed Honey and I see he hasn't been...
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    Re: Lyson Honey Creamer Questions

    Does anyone know someone that uses one of these that I might be able to contact?
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    Lyson Honey Creamer Questions

    Greetings Everyone! I purchased a Lyson 50L Honey Creamer earlier this year and now I am about to unpack and start the process. Can someone that has one of these units share the process of using this...
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    Thin Top Bar Cut Comb Frames

    Looking for the Thin Top Bar Frames, either grooved or split, used in a shallow super, for producing cut comb honey. Would like to find 100-200, but let me know what you have. Thanks!
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    Dehydrated Fruit Powders

    Does anyone have a good source for dehydrated fruit powders? Thanks!
  7. Thread: Fruit Powders

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    Fruit Powders

    Does anyone have a good source for dehydrated fruit powders? Thanks!
  8. Re: Kelley Cat# 16N Thin Top Bar Shallow Frames for Cut Comb

    Thanks Mike. I have no experience producing cut comb but I used to try basswood sections years ago. I was never very successful and seemed to waste a good bit with unfinished sections. I have a fair...
  9. Re: Kelley Cat# 16N Thin Top Bar Shallow Frames for Cut Comb

    Frank- Thanks for the link. I watch Mike's videos constantly. You are a great contributor to this forum.

    Mike - I was hoping you would have some input. I'm not even sure what type of cutting tool...
  10. Kelley Cat# 16N Thin Top Bar Shallow Frames for Cut Comb

    It seems that Kelly no longer normally carries these frames. They aren't in their catalog. I know they may special make them but I'm sure the price will be a deterrent for the small quantity that I...
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    Re: Beekeeping equipment for sale

    PM'd you. Thanks!
  12. Thread: Rant!

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    Re: Rant!

    I'm glad for General Mills helping to raise awareness to the plight of the honeybee. But I think that an even better commitment on their part would be to commit/verify that the honey used to produce...
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    Re: Amish wooden-ware builders in Michigan?

    http://beelinewoodenware.com/

    Not sure if they are Amish. I bought from them when they were manufacturing in PA. Now they only have dealers in PA.
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    OTS Queen Rearing

    In reading Mel's 2016 Expanded Edition of his book I am missing how far away he suggests to move the initial artificial swarm that he pulls from the parent colony. I believe in the past he suggested...
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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    So i am just trying to clarify what your goal is. You would like to dump the wax/honey mixture that are in these buckets, with at least some of the honey being crystallized, into the water bath that...
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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    This is the directions I received from Jake a few years ago when I purchased a used wax tank:

    You will fill the tank with water just above the large valve. Bring to a boil and dump in your...
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    Re: Mike Palmer 4 Frame nucs

    I am going to build some of these this Winter and was planning on constructing the divider out of 1/2" plywood with a slotted piece of 1 by material at the top for the nucs to rest. My thoughts are...
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    Pollen Laden Dead Bees

    Checked some hives yesterday, Dec. 6th in SW PA, and noticed that one had 3 or 4 dead bees laying on the hardware cloth mouse guard. These bees had their baskets full of bright orange pollen,...
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    Re: "Notching" comb after a split?

    I realize this is an old thread but I was reading over Mel's information on his site and various other posts here. The discussion of new versus old comb when notching and their pros and cons is often...
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    Re: Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    I have been using the shims that Bear Creek Steve suggested over the last several weeks to do my OA vaporizing. I have also vaporized from the bottom. Using the shims is a much cleaner process in...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    I've used Lauri's recipe since it was first posted and have adapted the recipe for small batches. I've also added mineral salt. It works well for me. I stack them in boot boxes to take them to the...
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    Re: Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    I contacted Heilyser Technology about using a higher dose for hives with more than two hive bodies and their response is "No, you need max 2 grams of oxalic acid per treatment. This will fill approx...
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    Re: Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    Great idea Steve! I didn't think about running a board down the middle to use as a base. I'll build a couple of these today. Thanks!
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    Re: Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    Did you just notch the shim wide enough for the vaporizer? Does the vaporizer sit on top of the frames or do you place a tin or metal protective plate for it to sit on? Just thinking about melting or...
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    Tall Hive OA Vaporizing

    I have several hives that are taller than two deeps. When I use an oxalic acid vaporizer should I treat with two grams first from the bottom, then a couple of grams from the top under the inner...
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