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  1. Thread: Epi-Pen

    by Don Warren
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    Re: Epi-Pen

    I checked out the label for the Epi Pen and it stated it should be stored at room temperature with brief exposure up to 86 degrees F. For those of you that carry the Pen, how do you deal with...
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    Re: advice on creamed honey production

    Please check out the youtube video "how to make creamed honey-the Dyce method" from the Norfolk Honey Company channel. It will probably answer all your questions.
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    Re: Deciding between two extractors

    Betterbee has FREE shipping on extractors?
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    Re: Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper Review

    B52EW do you think that the steam will add any moisture to the honey while uncapping?
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    Re: diy screened bottom boards

    I use the plans from myoldtools.com click on beekeepers pages, then screened bottom board. Makes a good sturdy bottom board . Quick, cheap and easy.
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    Re: Snelgrove Method 2 (Modified)

    gww has the gist of it correct. Let me try to add some details as I understand them. When you use the SB after QCs are present (method II), Snelgrove directs that you place the queen in the top box...
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    Re: Lost hives to storm damage

    Brad, the same thing happened to me last night at one of my out yards. I had 7 hives blown over in the storm. I got them all righted this morning . There seemed to be a lot more live bees still in...
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    Re: Bottom boards

    I use the plans shown on myoldtools.com click on beekeepers pages . quick , easy, and cheap! cutting the shelf from the 2x4 runners , i only cut in 1/2" instead of 3/4", this leaves a wider piece...
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    Re: Creamed Honey

    The Norfolk Honey Co. has a great video on youtube on "How to make creamed honey using the Dyce method". It covers the procedure for grinding the crystals to get the absolutely creamiest product...
  10. Thread: Lang Boxes

    by Don Warren
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    Re: Lang Boxes

    I've used oak veneer cabinet grade 3/4in. plywood (that i got for free), that i'm using for migratory tops. Some is 5 ply and some is 9 ply. I first seal the edges with wood glue , then when dry I ...
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    Re: rapid feeder

    Check out ebay. Several sizes offered, most with free shipping.
  12. Re: Dadant Extractors - Any issues? (Radial 6 or 12)

    Thank you rkereid for correcting my error. ( I was thinking about the 20 frame units).
  13. Re: Dadant Extractors - Any issues? (Radial 6 or 12)

    Maxant and Dadant both have the same thickness SS. 20 guage. Although Dadant uses a higher quality SS, type 304. If Maxant used type 304 SS you can be sure that they would tout that feature. Maxant...
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    Re: Paint and primer in one

    I buy Valspar paint from LOWES. They have separate exterior primer/sealer and an exterior topcoat called Stormcoat . Around $24-$25 range per gallon.
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    Re: #6 hardware cloth or mesh source

    the way shb pass thru #8 hardware cloth is to pass thru the square opening on the diagonal. i've seen them do it. my screened bottom boards came with #6 wire. when i added my oil trays with a plywood...
  16. Re: What flowering plants do honey bees love to visit in the South during the Summer?

    oldforte, i saw a 2ft volunteer sprout under a neighbor's mature tree that had flowers on it this summer, so it blooms pretty quickly. i'm going to transplant my trees to my yard before spring using...
  17. Re: What flowering plants do honey bees love to visit in the South during the Summer?

    Check out the "Golden Rain Tree". Grows fast, and blooms thru June and into July. The bees will "wear it out". I bought a couple on ebay.
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    Re: Canvas inner cover

    after watching the UoG videos on youtube, I bought a couple of yards of heavy canvas to use for inner covers on some new hives that i hope to fill this spring. I also read Charles Dadant's book "The...
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    Re: Canvas inner cover

    I also plan to try some canvas inner covers after watching the UoG videos. I also wanted to save some money on inner covers after purchasing about 75 boxes from Albert Zook. I read Charles Dadant's...
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    Re: 32 swarms in 38 traps

    1st year beek here. Late last winter I built 8 swarm traps using the plans from Horizontal Hive (swarm trap lite). I brushed on a coating of propolis mixed with alcohol on the inside of the box and...
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    Re: jumbo or extra-large hive bodies - source?

    Fp, I would like to buy a pair of your 14 frame square Dadant hives. I'm 2 or 3 counties NE of you. I would like to have an experience to compare to my 8/10 frame Lang boxes. Thank you for your...
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