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  1. Thread: Foundation

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    Re: Foundation

    Thanks Alex. $2500 is a little pricey for a small beekeeper like me, I'll check Dadant.
  2. Thread: Foundation

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    Foundation

    I have a lot of clean beeswax that I was going to have made into foundation at Brushy Mountain. Since they apparently closed, does anyone know where I might get my wax made into foundation? Or, if...
  3. Thread: Pennsylvania

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    Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Ashtabula Co., OH Massive primary swarm 5-16 from one of our own hives. Unable to recover it, to darn high in a tree. On 5-22 spotted another (bigger) swarm in same tree, lower down. Was able to...
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    Re: selling unprocessed beeswax

    Are you thinking of selling your unprocessed wax? I'm up in Geauga Co., OH. I'm in the market for wax.
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    Re: Ants in solar wax melter

    I use a solar wax melter myself, and I've never had ant problems like you describe. I keep my melter on an old rolling cart, so I'm sure than helps. I also lined my melter with black plastic bags,...
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    To late to split?

    Hi everyone! I would like opinions on splitting some hives. I live in NE Ohio, been beekeeping for a number of years. We would like to increase the number of hives (we have 9 right now). How late...
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    Re: New Beechaser N.E. Ohio

    Welcome!! We are in Newbury, apiary is out in Cherry Valley right now. Moving hives here, and to Burton in the spring.
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    Sugar Maple Sap~can I feed it to my bees?

    A friend of ours who taps trees gave us a couple of gallons of sugar maple sap from last year. She found it in one of her freezers, forgotten from last season. It's perfectly fine, not fermented,...
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    Re: Pesticides in candles?

    I try and separate my wax before I melt it. Capping, honeycomb, and brood comb. I use capping and honeycomb wax for soap, lip balm and candle making. The brood comb I will also use for candle...
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    Pesticides in candles?

    Looking for opinions, thoughts and insight.... Another beekeeper/candle maker on a different site had concerns with using anything but capping wax for any product using beeswax. He said he believed...
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    Re: Looking for specific wax melter...

    There was no attachment or link with your reply, could you send it again? Thanks!
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    Looking for specific wax melter...

    I dip candles, and I'm looking for a rectangular wax melter, with a reserve melting tank on the back. I've seen them on YouTube, by other candle makers, I've emailed them, asking where they got...
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    Re: Ultimate bottom board

    We aren't commercial bee keepers, but we did buy a couple of these a few years ago. Didn't like them at all. First off they are plastic (which we knew when we bought them), but the entrance...
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    Re: Making Propolis infusions

    I keep a jar of propolis and olive oil soaking all the time. Don't heat it, just shake the jar when I remember. I've had the same jar going for years... I periodically strain out the old propolis...
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    Re: Moving Hives in Winter

    Thanks everyone!!!
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    Re: Moving Hives in Winter

    As to the bumpiness of the roads...I live in NE Ohio. The pot holes are enormous, and they like to hide under the snow and slush. :waiting:
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    Moving Hives in Winter

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! I have a question about moving hives in winter. We have the opportunity to acquire half a dozen hives~the city where the hives are won't let him keep bees any longer. ...
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    Re: Introducing new genetics

    Thanks everyone, for all the insight. We've decided not to bring any new bees into the existing yard, stocked with the mutt bees, as they are doing well. Will be doing splits in the spring, and...
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    Introducing new genetics

    Hi everyone, have an item I'd love opinions on, regarding genetics. Here is the situation. I'm in NE Ohio, in the middle of the snow belt. My apiary is stocked with "mutt" bees, recovered swarms...
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    Where to buy nucs?

    My apiary are bees from a true "bee tree", that has been throwing swarms for years. So I have no idea what kind of bees they are. They are great producers, not usually aggressive, and winter well. ...
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    Re: Biggest hornets I've ever seen!!

    The link you sent seems to be what are flying around... But they are aggressive, buzzing the dogs, and the stings HURT! Not sure how to go about getting rid of them, as we are on 3 acres, and have...
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    Biggest hornets I've ever seen!!

    I could use some help!! Every morning I let my dogs outside, and it's still dark (4am). The last week or so, every single morning, one or two ENORMOUS hornets (from mandible to stinger, at least...
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    Re: Hello from Ohio name's atarha

    Welcome from Chesterland, OH!!
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    Typical Swarming?

    We have recovered 3 swarms in the last 7 days, all originating from the same parent hive!! Primary swarm issued 7 days ago, probably 5 lbs. of bees. They landed 4' up on an extended branch of an...
  25. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome Noreen!!!
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