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    Re: Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    Thought maybe the small liquid form bottle of BT would be a cheaper alternative to the 1 pound bags of dry BT we have been using that are sold out of date and don't last more than 2 or 3 years at...
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    Liquid form of BT Aizawai

    Was looking for the regular powdered form of BTA and came across a liquid form of BTK its a smaller size and half the price but a different strain , having a hard time finding BTA in liquid form...
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    Re: Refractometer reading is high

    ah dummy me , I use a refractometer for beer to and use the middle scale so thats what I did here, 82 is 16.5 so im good !!!!!! Thanks
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    Refractometer reading is high

    Finally getting alot of capped honey but im getting a reading of 82 , this was from frames 95 % capped very little open cells and I have already extracted it . I have never gotten a reading this high...
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    Re: Sharing my Favorite Wne/Mead recipe

    Welchs makes a white grape peach that sounds really good would this juice make a good wine also , has anyone tried it
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    Re: Heating Honey to stop crystallization

    I have to say I completely forgot about the filtering the commercial guys do and was only thinking about heat being the main factor , thanks guys
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    Heating Honey to stop crystallization

    I've been selling honey for 4 or 5 years now and get complaints about are honey crystallizing and have explained raw honey will do this and how to warm it to bring it back to smooth flowing honey but...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I found some 1x6x8 cedar boards today for the bottom material should i give them coat of tongue oil or let them go untreated
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Sounds like your ahead of us daffodils just popped out this week there bringing in alot of pollen but havent been in the hives at all yet to see if any nectar is coming in . I had two hives that went...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I agree , all of my hives are tilted forward to keep water out but im still getting some rot even after one coat of good quality primer and two coats of paint , the landing is exposed to the weather...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    Riverderwent do you treat your cedar with anything such as tong oil or nothing at all
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    will cedar hold up very long if its not painted or will it start to rot in 3 or 4 years , need some ideas on something for the bottom part that wont rot thats 5/8 to 3/4 thick
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    I agree need a min. of 5/8'' I was thinking , but there is some 1/2'' trim out there that doesn't rot but not sure of the integrity for running screws . Also trying to see if there is any reasonable...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    Great, so are you running your inner boards the long way instead of across like this one inside a dado , I was thinking of using white cedar for the bottom and the trex for the frame , since they...
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    Re: Weather proof bottom board

    sounds good Jack thanks for the tip
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    Weather proof bottom board

    I have some 5/4 trex boards laying around that were used for another project and after 10 years there like brand new still , I want to make bottom boards from them that won't rot and wont ever need...
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    Re: Autumn Olive honey

    We have some honey that has a bitter off taste and smells like wet dog and were told its from the autumn olive in are area maybe its something else
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    Autumn Olive honey

    Has anyone tasted honey that came from bee's working autumn olive heavily wonder if its a good honey or does it have a odd taste
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    Re: Has anyone ever used these box wraps?

    They don't offer any kind of protection from the wind or cold weather like tar paper would , its just for looks if thats what you your looking for . The one thing I'd be worried about is if water got...
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    Re: Polar winter vortex illinois

    Vance it seems early for pollen patties will you get enough warm flying days for them to get out
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    Re: Polar winter vortex illinois

    Checked mine when we had that warm up a week or so ago temps got in the 50's and alot of bee's were flying and getting a good cleansing flight , the snow all around the hives was a yellow brown...
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    Cleansing Flight Time !!!!

    With the warm temps lately I have alot of yellow snow around the hives and even on the top of the hives and on my bee suite after adding more sugar bricks !!!!! really good to see them up and out...
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    Re: Mediums for Brood?

    All mediums here , started out with two deep brood box's and medium supers but they were just to hard on my back but the real advantage is being able to move frames around from all box's , love 10...
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    Re: A Dreadful Sting...

    yep just when you dont go crazy suiting up the little buggers get you , the wife and I were working the hives late one day and they were clinging to us she looked down and the front of her jeans were...
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    Re: A Dreadful Sting...

    Just curious if your working your bee's with out gloves or any kind of protection
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