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    Re: what to bring your honey in for honey shows

    Thanks for the advise.. I really have no clue about the shows. I won black jar last year but there's no skill in that, just pour up some honey and turn it in. Id like to try the extracted honey this...
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    what to bring your honey in for honey shows

    I have entered in the black jar for honey shows in the past, but never the one with the 3 queen line jars that they really inspect. Does anyone have any recommendations on something to put the honey...
  3. Thread: Cut out question

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    Re: Cut out question

    That's what Im thinking and hoping... I would never imagine bees going more the a couple feet from the entrance get to the colony.
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    Cut out question

    I got a call about bees going through a vent inside a crawl space. I thought it would be nothing to it and the colony would be in the floor joist under the house. Of course it wouldn't be that easy....
  5. Thread: Lip balm questions

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    Re: Lip balm questions

    Thanks for the advise I hate that about the honey not being good, I was hoping that would be a selling point being able to say local honey was used in it for the flavor.
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    Lip balm questions

    I have some extra wax, and have been thinking about giving lip balm a whirl to sell at the honey stand. I would prefer to keep it simple and use only wax, coconut or almond oil, and honey for flavor....
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    Re: Identify these bees

    I had a "swarm" call the other day that was this exact thing. An old timer told me he calls them dirt bees, I'm not sure the actual name. He told me Each bee is its own queen and they lay as...
  8. To cut out swarm cells or not/ after the swarm

    I done splits on most of my hives a few weeks ago. Some I gambled on not splitting hoping since they were just started last year they may not swarm on me. Well I went to add supers to two of which I...
  9. Thread: Swarm equipment

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    Swarm equipment

    What do you keep all ready to go in your tool box, and equipment wise for when you get a swarm call? Just curious as what others do, and see if we can get some ideas that we haven't thought about....
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    Re: put out a swarm trap

    wouldn't it be great if it was that simple.
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    Re: Full Foundation Sheets vs Partial Sheets

    Good idea, thanks.
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    Re: Full Foundation Sheets vs Partial Sheets

    One question I have been asking myself about this is should I just paint the top bar with wax, or should I glue some popsicle sticks in the top groove to get them started drawing? What do yall do?...
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    Re: Full Foundation Sheets vs Partial Sheets

    That's exactly how I plan to work mine in this year, replacing the frames I take out for splits.
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    Re: Full Foundation Sheets vs Partial Sheets

    I just finished cutting up some in half, top to bottom. They still fit up and down there is just space on each side of the half sheet of foundation. Ill be interested to see how it does. I quickly...
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    Re: Thinking outside the box- LEGO BEE HIVE

    I couldn't hear the audio on my computer so I don't know if he mentioned it, but one of the comments he said he planned on using it this spring. Maybe he'll post a update.
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    Re: Would this be a problem with candy?

    Thanks everyone.
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    Would this be a problem with candy?

    I have some hives that are going to need help to make it through. I made up some candy but don't have enough spacers for all my hives and dont have time to build them right now. I usually just put...
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    Re: Will this battery work?

    Yes it has a charger
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    Re: Which Battery should I buy for a Varrox....

    I am in the same boat as you. A buddy of mine has several of these and I was wondering if they will work. If not I think Im just gonna bite the bullet and get a deep cycle marine battery.
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    Will this battery work?

    I just got a varrox, and now I have to get a battery. Another beekeeper friend of mine has several of these 12 V batteries that go to an electric scooter. Does anyone see a problem using it with for...
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    Re: small observation hive

    Thanks. Yea right now I'd like it for just 1 day maybe a day hand a half max.
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    small observation hive

    Anyone have a recommendation where to order a small portable observation hive, maybe 2 frames with a feeder attachment.
  23. Thread: Honey sticks

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    Honey sticks

    I'm going to order some honey sticks for a birthday party, and some for a pumpkin patch. Anyone have any recommendations to where to order from. I was going to use http://www.originalhoneystix.com/...
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    Re: Georgia master beekeepers certifaction

    Thanks John. Are you sure that is from GA's test? It says they are from Canada and I don't recall a lot of that stuff being in the book. If it is I may need to do a little more reading.
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    Georgia master beekeepers certifaction

    I am getting ready to take the certification test for certified beekeeper with the Georgia master beekeepers program. Does anyone have any study guide or test review that they would be willing to...
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