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Any and Every Thing / Re: Off the grid
« Last post by riverbee on Today at 12:35:52 PM »
yes i can view them on you tube, sorry didn't meant to confuse anyone. but this is what i see to play here on the forum:
maybe they are just restricting me............. :D

Swarms, Cut Outs, Trap Outs and Bee Trees / Re: How to do a trap out
« Last post by riverbee on Today at 12:29:40 PM »
yes, i have a photobucket account and can access it, with nag screens and the account is essentially worthless for sharing photos unless you pay. i am not willing to pay them.
Pests and Diseases / Re: Beetle Banisher
« Last post by Wandering Man on Today at 11:01:56 AM »
I wonder it the Plexi would give a green house effect and melt the wax or cook the bees out of the hive.

Their website FAQs page claims that they have not noticed any problems with overheating.

Looking for Red Plastic on Amazon, and I realized one has to be careful about the amount of opacity.  4% looks like not enough, when comparing with pics on the website.  On the other hand, it makes me wonder if that degree of opacity would be better in terms of greenhouse effect.

In any event, it would appear that the cost of the lids is going to be high.  They have a Facebook page, and mention that they are looking overseas for a manufacturer so they can bring the price down.  Apparently it is not on the market just yet.
Bee News / Re: Bee Migration ~ ABC News
« Last post by Some Day on Today at 09:10:06 AM »
I watched the video, but I think I missed the part were they discussed the Varroa mite and its effect on honey bees.  I did catch the "Climate Change" message.

Isn't this Ginger a cutie!  Even more so than Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island.
Homestead / Re: cast iron
« Last post by Riverrat on Today at 08:14:38 AM »
I use lye bath and electrolysis tank.  Here is a few of my waffle irons.  I may have to have an intervention. Excuse the mess I am rearranging to add more shelving

Pests and Diseases / Re: Buckets of honeycomb infested by wax moth
« Last post by omnimirage on Today at 06:26:23 AM »
I couldn't quite figure it out, but there appears to be maybe 3 types of buckets/lids out there, if not more. I moved all the buckets outside, adjusted the lids so that they were all sealed up well to best effect, wrote labels on each bucket about its contents, checked with wax moth about 8 buckets have been infected many buckets with honey in them, I can't feasibly crush and strain that many in the time frame that I have, so I'm seeking to buy a second hand freezer as soon as I can, so that I can just freeze the buckets and kill the wax moth inside that way. I couldn't find any long chest freezers, there's a few upright freezers, I figure I can just rest them on their side, I'm waiting back on the dimensions of these second hand freezers the people who posted these ads didn't mention such I need to know whether they actually have enough depth to fit a 27 litre bucket.

I moved out all the beekeeping gear and set the bug bomb off. It appears to be quite a low potent one, but it should do the job. I just need to be careful about not reinfecting the area with them via the moths out of the buckets, I made sure all the buckets that had moths had extra tight lids, and I hope I can find a suitable cheap freezer soon to buy.
Beekeeping 101 / Re: Best way to print labels
« Last post by omnimirage on Today at 06:18:17 AM »
Is it cheaper doing it yourself?

Business card tie sounds great!

So you want to use colours for lip balm labels, but not honey labels?

Hand made tags to wrap around the lid rather than paste on sure gives me food for thought! :)

I'm not sure about the avon skin soft oil, but I'm imaging I could.
Pests and Diseases / Re: Buckets of honeycomb infested by wax moth
« Last post by omnimirage on Today at 06:14:05 AM »
I'll do that, thanks! :)
Products Of The Hive / Re: Storing honeycomb for sale
« Last post by omnimirage on Today at 06:13:03 AM »
Is selling customers a frozen product something that they have to thaw out, unappealing at all? I'm just unsure how people would find that. How long do they tend to take to thaw out?

That's what I'm doing basically. I'm just getting more coming in that I can easily manage. Liquid honey is much easier to store. I just can't fit them all in the freezers that I currently have. I might need to set up another freezer.

Do you charge extra for when you put comb in the jar? I cut up slices for the first time and put them in jars, they ended up looking rather good though, I think I cut the comb cubes too small maybe.

You made a lot of sense, thanks! :)

Pests and Diseases / Re: Beetle Banisher
« Last post by apisbees on Today at 03:26:24 AM »
Make your own. Cut to size, 10 covers per sheet. Heat in a oven about 275 deg. F. clamp in mold and vacuum the air out to form it into the mold. need a good vacuum pump, a shop vac will not work.
or Cut it flush and square, silicon it on top of a wood frame and place it on top. this way you could get 12 covers per sheet. I wonder it the Plexi would give a green house effect and melt the wax or cook the bees out of the hive.

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