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  1. #81
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    Default Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    Don't melt 20 lbs of comb and wax in the kitchen and leave it unattended.


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  3. #82
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    >Don't melt 20 lbs of comb and wax in the kitchen and leave it unattended.

    Wow! That could go SO wrong... I hope it only boiled over...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    No fire but a nice wax coat to nearly everything and I can no longer pour candles in the kitchen.

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    Don't dump your smoker out at the end of the day in a field of dry grass or a patch of ground covered in pine needles.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    I bet there are a few beeks with that same story. cuz I know one. he hates fire too and he started another guys bee yard on fire down in texas. no hives lost just charred a little. got the fire out in time. some guys use the same wood pellets you burn in a pellet stove in your smoker it makes it burn all day not get so hot. but if you dump it out you got a hot pile of coals you best pour some water on.

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    Don't spill LGO in your tool box..... I've also found they locate used queen clips quickly.

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    I eat royal jelly when cutting swarm cells. Just sucking the cells out. If you get some of it in your face, drones will fly at you and do not stop to do so all day.

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    Do not go to the apiary without doing a mental movie of what you want to do and verify that you are carrying all the equipment to do what you intend to do.

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    Default Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    Try to warm up a crystallized 5 gallon plastic honey bucket in home oven even on "low" over night.

    Try to open stuck PLASTIC valve gate on 55 gallon heated syrup drum with rather large pipe wrench, Oh it opened

    Assuming all bucket handles are firmly attached when lifting 5 gallons hot melted wax out of Dadant liquifier tank.
    Anyone need a 5 gallon twenty foot square candle?

    Always knowing where your smoker is before moving truck.

    Wondering who kicked in your honey house door when you hear the bear growl between you and the light switch

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    Do NOT wear button jeans!!! Make sure yours have a zipper. Don't ask me how I know................
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    >Do NOT wear button jeans!!! Make sure yours have a zipper. Don't ask me how I know................

    I wore 501s for decades. Got stung on the knee a few times but not issues with the button fly...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 42y 40h 39yTF

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    I wear 501s daily and routinely in the bee yard with zero issues.

    Perhaps the problem is flowery smelling perfume on the other side of the buttons?
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    Do not tip up top deep to show sister the bees, while a hive top syrup feeder is in place.
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    Do not try to put newly extracted frames back on the hive close to sunset without a smoker!

    The bees just poured out and a quite a few started crawling all over me and stinging. Luckly only a couple got through.

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    Do not do almost anything to a hive without a smoker.
    Mark Berninghausen

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    Default Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    don't take off your veil in an attempt to remove the one bee that got inside.

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    The following is NOT for the faint of heart:

    Back in the '60s, when I was a lad, My father adamantly instructed me to stand AWAY from the stake truck when inserting the two sections of tail gate, which had to be lifted, and then firmly lowered into position. Apparently standing too close was hazardous to ones manlihood, and that at least 10 minutes of rolling on the ground was necessary before departure and no one asked to inspect the injured appendage.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    The following is NOT for the faint of heart:

    Back in the '60s, when I was a lad, My father adamantly instructed me to stand AWAY from the stake truck when inserting the two sections of tail gate, which had to be lifted, and then firmly lowered into position. Apparently standing too close was hazardous to ones manlihood, and that at least 10 minutes of rolling on the ground was necessary before departure and no one asked to inspect the injured appendage.

    Crazy Roland
    Ouch!!

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