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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    Meant injested... crazy phone tried to correct my spelling.
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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    Would it have been invested into the honey stomach and regurgitated like nectar would be? Is it stable for storage til fall or will it ferment?
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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    It is colored... the sugar came from a candy factory where the candy was rolled in this confectioners sugar. The sugar has a reddish tint to it and contains small fragments of hard candy.
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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    I may extract it to give them in the fall. That way they can refill the drawn comb during the remainder of the flow.
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    Re: Are my supers full of syrup?

    There's been a decent flow on here... I would guess it's a mix of both then.
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    Are my supers full of syrup?

    I have been feeding my hive to assist in getting my new foundation drawn. They have now filler 2 supers and are starting to draw a third. Have they likely filled the supers with syrup. If i extract...
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    The glass jars don't fit inside the medium... at least not the jars I have. We've been canning for years, so the jars I have are the jars I'll use. The 1/4" rim around my homemade cover is on the...
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    Is #8 screen 1/8th inch hardware cloth?
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    Thanks. I have been using a frame feeder from Mann lake but the dead bees bother me. I tried a plastic pail but it won't fit in a med. So Mason jars it is for now.
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    What size holes are you putting in the jar lids and how many?
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    Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I'm building an inner cover with the intent of feeding from above with mason jars. I was planning to put about 4 holes evenly spaced to accommodate 4 jars or 1 gallon of syrup at a time if necessary....
  12. Thread: Queen cups

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    Re: Queen cups

    Thanks... I figured it was still too early to sweat... I'm not familiar enough with the timelines... Part of being a newbie.
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    Re: Queen cups

    I did an inspection today and did not find any eggs or larva. The cells were torn apart. I did not find the queen but I blame that on inexperience as much as anything. At what point should I be...
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    Re: What are the cons to a pail feeder?

    Is yours not resting on top of the inner cover?
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    What are the cons to a pail feeder?

    I am still a greenhorn here... only my second year as a beek. Last year I was advised to use a frame feeder with the pros touted as less chance of robbing, easy access for the bees, even helping...
  16. Thread: Queen cups

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    Re: Queen cups

    This is in lieu of a full split. I want to start another colony, but without sacrificing too many bees in my main hive.
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    Re: Queen cups

    They all have larva in them. So the capped one will likely emerge first and tear apart the others?
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    Queen cups

    I have what I've been told are queen cups on a frame in my new hive. There are 5 I believe. One is capped, and the other 4 have larva in them. This is a queenless nuc, so I am hopeful that this is a...
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    Are these queen cells?

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    I started a nuc last week with 2 cells of young brood and the attached nurse bees, 4 frames of honey, 2 frames of foundation and a frame feeder. I was hoping there were eggs fresh enough for...
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    Re: Reusing equipment and feed from deadout

    The capped brood is ok sitting in the cells for another 3 weeks until I introduce the package?
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    Re: Reusing equipment and feed from deadout

    Including the brood containing frames? Do I need to be concerned with the decomposing bees in the frames... I won't get my package for a few more weeks. Currently, they are sitting in the back of my...
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    Re: Reusing equipment and feed from deadout

    What about the actual brood in the frames?
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    Reusing equipment and feed from deadout

    My only hive died this winter. I am cleaning it up and curious how much I can reuse. I have been advised to dispose of frames containing brood to reduce chance of disease spread if present. The frame...
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    Re: Newbie with dead hive

    I will take some pictures of the frames with the cluster and post them. I would like to learn as much as possible from this experience.
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    Re: Newbie with dead hive

    I took my hive apart the other day and brought it with to my beek meeting. It was the opinion of the instructor that the cluster started to freeze from the outside and then the bees inside were...
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