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  1. Re: Mann Lake's Quick Draw Rite-CellŪ Premium Foundation

    I've got acorn foundation with heavy wax. It's the only foundaiton that I sell and it works great. Lot's of people coming back to buy more of it year after year. Shipping is pretty reasonable as...
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    How to Start Beekeeping: 10 or 8 Frame Hives

    Choosing the right beekeeping equipment for you is important. What works for another beekeeper, may not work for you. Prior to buying bees and...
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    Re: Acorn Foundation and Waxing Options

    There seemed to be a big demand for the plastic foundation with extra beeswax on it. We decided to start carrying Acorn's heavy wax foundation becuase it seems like the bees and beekeepers prefer it....
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    How to Start Beekeeping: Medium or Deep Boxes?

    Our blog on making a decision between using medium boxes or not.

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    Re: Can capping wax be "pure"?

    Thanks for sharing all that and spending the money. It's good
  6. Thread: New

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    Re: New

    Welcome to the forum Josh. Lot's of good people willing to help here.
  7. Thread: Pollen trap

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    Re: Pollen trap

    I have used the $15 yellow/brown plastic front door trap before. Didn't notice any harm to the bees from it. Just a pain to remove the pollen each day. I have heard good things from the Sundance...
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    Why use Cypress for Beehives ?

    Pine, cedar, poplar and cypress are common woods used for bee hives. All woods have positives and negatives, especially when used for beekeeping equipment. In...
  9. Thread: Winter brood

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    Re: Winter brood

    I've always been under the impression that the longer daylight hours signal the queen to lay more eggs. Once some nectar starts coming in, the queen starts laying even moThe amount of brood would...
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    Does Filtering or Straining Honey Remove Pollen From Honey?

    Honey bees bounce from flower to flower, pulling nectar and collecting pollen from each flower. Day in and day out, foraging for these...
  11. Re: How much honey should you leave on the hive for your area?

    Yep, you are right. Im referring specifically to the major honey source for the bees. Not the bits of honey around the actual brood nest.
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    Re: Is This Propolis?

    It's hard to tell. If you can see what looks like hexagons, then it is mixed with dark comb.

    There isn't a test as far as I know to check for purity. I would probably take some of it and rinse it...
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    Re: Is This Propolis?

    Doesn't quite look like it. Propolis should typically be fairly dry, but still tacky. That looks pretty wet. Maybe bees in Jordan are a little different, but that doesn't look like it.
  14. How much honey should you leave on the hive for your area?

    I'm working on a way to aggregate information from beekeepers across the US. Specifically a guide to how much food you should leave for the bees to survive the winter and spring on their own.
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    http://www.foxhoundbeecompany.com/beekeepingblog/2015/11/15/what-do-bees-do-in-the-winter

    We don't think much about honeybees during the winter. Well they are alive and well, just in a sort of...
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    Freezing and thawing whole frames of honey

    Anyone have any experience storing whole frames of honey in the freezer and thawing them for cut comb honey.
    How do you make sure the honey hasn't crystalized in the cells while frozen?

    Do you...
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    A one page visual primer on a beekeeping. Great for beginners to get a quick understand on parts of a hive, tips and what they need to get started
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    If we feed bees, this is the best way we have found to do it. Low cost, un-intrusive, no drowning and easy to feed larger volumes.
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    Hey Dean-
    I skipped through, but still watched a fair amount of the video. Really interesting and hadn't run across that before. The biggest thing I gathered was that bees are included in the...
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    It seemed like you knew something that I didn't about organic honey. I'd be happy to update the blog and correct it if I wrote anything that was false. If there are errors, send me the details and...
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    Thanks for the feedback. It would be helpful for all of us if you could tell me what those are. Email me at [email protected]
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    Re: New Beekeeping Blog

    A little blog on the current state of organic honey in the US and how it affects beekeepers

    Follow the link to go straight to the blog
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  23. Re: Timing of Apiguard use with consideration to Golden Rod and capped brood

    Hey Cadence. Were in Birmingham, so not far from you all.

    I don't use any treatments, but I know a lot of beekeepers use the Thymol products like apiguard. The amount of capped brood in your...
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    5 Reasons you need a hive scale

    Hive scale data can supply so much information. Learn in 1 year, what normally takes years to learn through traditional observation. From reading how the weight...
  25. Re: newby with questions - 8 frame dimensions - cost per box

    I 2nd what barhopper was saying about standardization.

    If you save $4 bucks a box building it yourself, that would be about $24 a hive. If you run out of equipment (happens easily) and your bees...
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