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    Dry feed in winter

    I ended up giving my hives approximately 6lb of dry granulated sugar as a supplemental feed this winter in case they go through regular stores. Haven't been able to source any info online about...
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    Well, I did as a friend recommended. Got the...

    Well, I did as a friend recommended. Got the warming cabinet up to 140f and had it sit for a few days. 90 percent of it came out of suspension and floated to the top.

    There is still a slight wax...
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    Another guy im talking to said to try and heat it...

    Another guy im talking to said to try and heat it to 140 and maintain it at that temp for a couple days the wax is supposed to float up. Crossing my fingers.
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    Well, the initial batch in question that I...

    Well, the initial batch in question that I reliquified may not work for consumption. I placed it in front of my wood stove and it's straining through. But it looks like mud and the stuff that...
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    Crystallized honey

    I had a bountiful honey harvest last year. More than I could handle at a given time. I decided I'd extract into 5 gallon buckets and strain it later. Well, later came much later. By the time I wanted...
  6. Re: What is the best mixer to use when creating pollen sub?

    https://m.harborfreight.com/3-12-cubic-ft-cement-mixer-61932.html
  7. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Re: Mann lake SUCKS bigtime

    I wonder that too...
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    Re: The summer that never was

    I don't believe in climate change or any of the bs related to it. But that's neither here nor there as that wasn't necessarily the subject matter of the conversation. Just because i may not be an old...
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    The summer that never was

    I hypothesize that due to last summer's intense wildfire season, we are experiencing a, "nuclear winter" effect from it. If you Google, "the summer that never was" you'll find that an incident...
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    Re: Syrup becomes sour after a week

    Huh?

    There's plenty of reasons to feed in the spring.
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    Re: Syrup becomes sour after a week

    ... and just for good measure, don't get the idea to add bleach and vinegar together either!
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    Re: Saskatraz vs. overwintered nucs

    While good stock is important, i think its more about beekeeper practices.
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    Re: Written process & procedure guide

    yikes, this is like FDA regulation and CFR stuff... i understand we are technically processing food, but i didn't think honey fell into the same category as perishable foods.

    In idaho, we have a...
  14. Re: What kind of brush do you all use for applying melted wax to plastic foundation?

    What Michael Palmer said. My scale is smaller though.. i just use an electric skillet.
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    Re: Evidence of poor fall nutrition

    Mann lake soft patty
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    Re: Evidence of poor fall nutrition

    Last fall, i fed my hives 5 pounds at a time starting in August right after the honey flow shut off like a switch. Keeps from coming back to the hives every week. 5 pounds last about a month. Their...
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    Re: I stink at bee keeping

    I concur with odfrank...
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    Water heater as a heater/melter

    Anyone ever think to just cut a water heater in half or just the top and use it? Already has a drain and elements and is insulated. Makes allot of sense... dunno if it would get hot enough though?
  19. Thread: Cautionary tale

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    Re: Cautionary tale

    OT, am i looking at that video correctly? They appear to be only packaging up just forager bees...
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    Re: Can these be used?

    Yep
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    Re: How can I help my bees fight wax moths?

    Keep the hive area reduced to the size of the cluster.

    Ensure the entrance to the hive is defendable. Limited in numbers and small enough to manage.
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    Re: Not a good day (Im suddenly allergic)

    Be aware, prednisone can make you a grumpy person and can also cause you to gain weight if taken regularly. Just in case you didn't hear about those side effects...

    You definitely had a systemic...
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    Re: Not a good day (Im suddenly allergic)

    Know what your fire dept response time is to your area. For me, they won't be here any sooner than 15 minutes. Enough for me to have an obstructed airway...

    Epi is a good way to get some quick...
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    Re: Not a good day (Im suddenly allergic)

    Start getting desensitization therapy...

    The moment you said sweating, i thought anaphylactic.

    Carry liquid benadryl with you. It's all they'll give you in the hospital, just intravenously...
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    Re: How common is this??

    Maybe these people built something to this effect:

    https://youtu.be/n4dRPsbwhlQ
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