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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:39 AM
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Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Got a chance to do a hive inspection on Saturday.

Not a lot is happening in the honey supers. That's to be expected as the spring flowers are done blooming in this area. The one area where I see...
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-19-2018, 07:11 PM
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Views: 207
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Forum: Entertainment 08-17-2018, 09:41 PM
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Views: 241,316
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Re: What's the last movie you watched II?

Rampage - a guilty pleasure (I can identify with the Dwayne Johnson character who prefers animals to people)
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Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 248
Posted By massphatness
Re: The Rev's special day...

Many happy returns, Todd - smoke something wonderful!
Forum: All Cigar Discussion 08-07-2018, 05:44 PM
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Views: 340,274
Posted By massphatness
Re: I had a great cigar today thanks to......

someone at the S.H.I.T. herf gave me this very nice 08 RASS - GoatLocker, maybe? God it sucks getting old. Thank you SoCal gifter!

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/858/43196821574_d704b70991.jpg
Forum: Wine, Beer, and Spirits 08-06-2018, 02:13 PM
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Views: 244,041
Posted By massphatness
Re: What beers are you enjoying II?

Bohemia

Goes good with Mexican
Forum: General Discussion 08-01-2018, 06:29 PM
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Posted By massphatness
Re: Dom's big B-Day!

40


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Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Soooooooo my first foray into melting bees wax produced unexpected results.

I ended up rendering another pound or so of honey from the wax cappings, but the wax didn't really melt -- it just kind...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Kinda' but not really due to operator error.

Longer explanation coming when I have more time to self-flagellate.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Was going through our hive photos from last year, and came across some pretty convincing visual evidence that this year's hive is significantly stronger than last.
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Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Mickey Moused a solar wax melter using an old cooler. Cut out the top of the lid and replaced it with plexiglass and fashioned an angled stand inside the cooler from some scrap wood. Banged some...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Would love to trade if we get some additional honey in the fall. This batch is just about tapped after my herf and hooking up neighbors, family, co-workers, etc.
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 07-25-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By massphatness
Re: Heartfelt Bead high humidity

It could be that there's too much water in the beads -- particularly if you're using more beads than necessary. I think you can dry out the Heartfelts by using a blow dryer on cool. That will...
Forum: General Discussion 07-24-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

A few photos from the honey extraction ...

Grace brought our frames to a local beekeeper who has a serious set-up. Here's one of our frames being readied. You can see the ladies did an excellent...
Forum: Accessory Discussion / Reviews 07-24-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By massphatness
Re: Heartfelt Bead high humidity

Besides throwing in the beads -- what else did you do to the humidor to try to bring it back? If you wiped it down with distilled water, for example, it could be the humi is over-humidified, and the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-22-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 184
Posted By massphatness
Re: The Butter Tart Man is Older!

Many happy returns!
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Forum: General Discussion 07-20-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Probably not this first round -- gifting most of it to family friends -- though a jar may find it's way into the next troop auction. ;)

There's a second honey flow in the fall. If things go...
Forum: General Discussion 07-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

So much super bee coolness went on today that I want to go on and on and on yadda yadda yadda about it all. But I have a herf to prep, so I'm just going to leave this here:
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Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Grace and I removed the honey super this evening. I wish I had somebody taking video of the process because it went so much better than I could have imagined. The ladies were downright docile as we...
Forum: General Discussion 07-16-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 324
Posted By massphatness
Re: Guess Who!

I was going to say Eminem :D
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Forum: All Cigar Discussion 07-15-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,399
Views: 340,274
Posted By massphatness
Re: I had a great cigar today thanks to......

mk05 for an El Laguito custom roll -- light on the tongue, but strong on the finish

Thanks Marc!
Forum: General Discussion 07-14-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Fingers crossed for herf honey!! Looks like they just need to cap a couple frames, and we should be able to harvest this week!
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Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 233
Posted By massphatness
Re: Dave128 - 44

Belated bday wishes, Dave!
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 27,873
Posted By massphatness
Re: New Hobby: Bee Keeping

Almost there ...

About half my frames look like this:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1768/42569085684_683de624ee_z.jpg

Once the rest do -- maybe by this weekend? -- it's honey time!:noon
Forum: General Discussion 07-09-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By massphatness
Re: News from Taylor

Outstanding, Mr. Gainey!
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