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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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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by Acebird on January 18, 2017, 08:43:25 PM »
I like the European version better than the safari type.  I have trees and bushes around my hives and still it makes me flinch when I back into the branches.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by swarmtrap on January 18, 2017, 08:29:53 PM »
yea i was just thinking  that, hopefully i wont even need it
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by Acebird on January 18, 2017, 08:21:05 PM »
i got my frames and bee jacket today from mann lake the frames are excellent and the jacket is the provent in x large and its the fencing style but the veil part is big enough to wear a cowboy hat which i will probly have to do to keep it in position to see out of the front and not the top :)
Heat is a big problem for me but a baseball cap or better yet a golfing visor warn backwards might work for you.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: mann lake or kelly
« Last post by swarmtrap on January 18, 2017, 08:06:44 PM »
and just saw the email that my order from kelley bees has been shipped also, whoo hooo
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