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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Dealing with bee poop
« Last post by Hops Brewster on January 19, 2017, 10:39:53 AM »
spring rain will wash it off.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Greetings from Weston
« Last post by Rurification on January 19, 2017, 09:57:52 AM »
Welcome to the forum.   Great people here.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: G'day from Vacy, Australia
« Last post by Rurification on January 19, 2017, 09:55:05 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  I hope you find those boxes.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Solar Wax Melter
« Last post by Acebird on January 19, 2017, 08:49:09 AM »
I used two supers, a pan of water, glass, and a screen. It was laughable - but it worked.

I had a small amount to do so I used one super put heavy duty foil over the top and pushed it down into a parabolic funnel then poked a small hole in the center.  Put brood comb and some wax bits on top and then a piece of glass and laid it flat on a table.  Underneath the hole was a dish.  It makes a stalagmite because it doesn't get as hot under the foil.  Most of the junk stays on top of the foil.  So basically you can make a more durable one using aluminum flashing or a wood structure lined with foil.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Dealing with bee poop
« Last post by Acebird on January 19, 2017, 08:34:40 AM »
Should I even worry about it?
I don't.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Dealing with bee poop
« Last post by cao on January 19, 2017, 04:03:17 AM »
I don't worry about it.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Dealing with bee poop
« Last post by Aroc on January 18, 2017, 09:55:58 PM »
It warmed up a bit today.  Over 40...almost 45deg f.  I figured the bees would be out taking care of business.  Well they obviously did.  Loads of bee poop on the front of the hive and landing board.  I'm not going to do anything about it until spring.  I'm not too concerned about the front of the hive since that is just styrofoam insulation.  There is a lot on the landing board though.

Will this just wash off with a bit of water.  Should I even worry about it?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Solar Wax Melter
« Last post by little john on January 18, 2017, 09:40:29 PM »
Here is the one Imade. I need to rebuild it due to weather wear.
john
http://www.beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=39457.msg332303#msg332303

Nice one.  That's pretty-much the size of the one I'm building right now - I'll be including a removable Hot Air Gun (for when the sun doesn't shine - which is most of the time over here) - and I'm planning 2 stages of filtration inside the box as well.  But then - I always tend to over-engineer things ...
LJ
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Re: Greetings from Weston
« Last post by cao on January 18, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »
Welcome.  :happy:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Solar Wax Melter
« Last post by JConnolly on January 18, 2017, 08:44:47 PM »
I use an old ice chest and a piece of plexiglass.  I clothes pin a couple of coffee filters over a couple of disposable aluminum pans, load them up with a pile of cappings and salvaged wax and put them in the ice chest and just set it out in the yard in the morning with the plexiglass over it.  By dinner time I have clean wax and the coffee filters have all the slumgum that I can just throw away.

Late in the fall or early spring set a couple of 2x4s under the north side of the ice chest to angle it into the sun.  This decreases your ability to pile wax high on the coffee filters like you can in the summer.

Its not very sophisticated.  In fact, it is downright simple and uncomplicated, but it works really well.
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