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Bee News / Re: Bee's Wrap
« Last post by The15thMember on Today at 04:38:52 pm »
The15thMember,  I just finished one round of Rusty Burlew's beeswax wrap recipe.  I haven't cleaned up yet.  I am waiting for everything to cool down.
As promised, it is easy.  You have to work with it and figure a system for you.  Rusty didn't write in the article about keeping the wax mixture warm so I kept my pint jar in the double boiler pan on low while I worked.  I like as little clean up as possible, so I'll have to see how easy this wax comes off the stove.  I wore vinyl gloves and that helped because you can't keep it off your hands.  Be aware that everything you touch will get wax on it.  So, I recommend an old tea towel over the door to the oven.  I spread freezer paper and newspaper over as much surface as I could.
I was only able to fit medium and small wraps on my baking pan, so I will need to find something bigger for the large wraps.
That's great to hear!  I think I'll probably give it a try.  I was talking to my mom about it, and I think we could find enough use for them to be worth it.  Plus she loves the idea of having something pretty and reusable to use for rising bread dough.  How did it come off the stove?
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Bee News / Re: Bee's Wrap
« Last post by Bakersdozen on Yesterday at 08:52:04 pm »
As I said, I've never tried it, but honeybeesuite.com has a recipe, and Rusty has never steered me wrong with anything so far.
https://www.honeybeesuite.com/beeswax-food-wraps-step-by-step/
The15thMember,  I just finished one round of Rusty Burlew's beeswax wrap recipe.  I haven't cleaned up yet.  I am waiting for everything to cool down.
As promised, it is easy.  You have to work with it and figure a system for you.  Rusty didn't write in the article about keeping the wax mixture warm so I kept my pint jar in the double boiler pan on low while I worked.  I like as little clean up as possible, so I'll have to see how easy this wax comes off the stove.  I wore vinyl gloves and that helped because you can't keep it off your hands.  Be aware that everything you touch will get wax on it.  So, I recommend an old tea towel over the door to the oven.  I spread freezer paper and newspaper over as much surface as I could.
I was only able to fit medium and small wraps on my baking pan, so I will need to find something bigger for the large wraps.
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Any and Every Thing / Video: My Garden of a Thousand Bees
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 21, 2021, 07:44:22 pm »
https://video.rmpbs.org/video/my-garden-of-a-thousand-bees-trjhzt/
Great photography of the diversity of bees in the photographer's backyard garden.  This is a wildlife photographer's project during the lockdown.  It is in the UK, so flowers and bees are not the same as here, but fascinating.  He even names a few of the bees because he has gotten personally attached to them.
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TBH, Warre, and Other Alternative Hives / Re: One frame observation hive
« Last post by iddee on October 20, 2021, 07:03:19 pm »
The hive is on loan to an ex president of the Guilford County Beekeepers Club.

https://guilfordbeekeepers.org/
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TBH, Warre, and Other Alternative Hives / Re: One frame observation hive
« Last post by The15thMember on October 20, 2021, 05:45:38 pm »
Both of those are awesome!  I so badly want a permanent one for in the house. 

Who is the kitty, Wally?
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TBH, Warre, and Other Alternative Hives / Re: One frame observation hive
« Last post by iddee on October 20, 2021, 01:16:05 pm »
This is one a friend made for me.
Each frame housing snaps on, so any number can be added.



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Products Of The Hive / Re: Any soap makers?
« Last post by iddee on October 20, 2021, 01:03:55 pm »
That's true. A great forum for a lot of country things.
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Products Of The Hive / Re: Any soap makers?
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 20, 2021, 08:52:40 am »
What does that mean?
That means, to me, that one click leads to another and another.  Lots to read and learn with no end in sight.  That hole is deep!   :D
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TBH, Warre, and Other Alternative Hives / Re: One frame observation hive
« Last post by Bakersdozen on October 20, 2021, 08:51:27 am »
It will probably be spring before I get a chance to use this one.
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