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  1. Thread: Oak a mead?

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    Re: Oak a mead?

    The cat pee comes from pin oak, not red oak. red oak does impart a more earthy profile than white. but It is not bad like pin oak. Could be my pallet though!

    I am a bit of a Viking at...
  2. Thread: 8 or 10 frame

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    Re: 8 or 10 frame

    At one time I had considered 8 frame boxes, My reasoning was they the bees chimney up the center so why waste the space. As time went by I began to realize that the frames of stores that were left on...
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    Re: What's a typical nuc cost?

    I sell spring split Nucs in June for $125.00 and overwintered nucs for $155.00 I am in Pa. and that is about average around me.
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    Re: Swarm trap size

    I have 15 traps. I place them anywhere I think to be a likely spot. I am 70 so being able to get a 4 wheeler to the spot is important to me. and that has a bearing on where the traps go. I have one...
  5. Thread: Is it a loss?

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Is it a loss?

    The criteria for failure and success Is set within the heart of the individual. Sometimes Beekeeping can be a struggle. Many years ago when AFB was a huge problem Burning an entire was necessary,...
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    Re: Swarm trap size

    I use 8 frame deeps for my swarm traps. I do not worry about hauling them up into trees. I place them about 6 feet of the ground on easily attacked braces. last year I caught 37 swarms.
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    Re: Hello from Indiana

    Welcome.
  8. Thread: Oak a mead?

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    Re: Oak a mead?

    Although I oak some melomels and many wines. I rarely Oak a straight mead. Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine. Meads usual preform very...
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    Re: Does a Swarm Create a New Queen?

    Interestingly enough, I have discovered the opposite in the vast majority of swarms I have gathered. I for many years have habitually marked the queen from swarms I have gathered. Paying particular...
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    Re: A few questions about OAV

    Natural Honey is honey made by the bees, in a natural manner. no syrup feed to them and nothing added by man, not pasteurized. It does not matter what the bees put in it! As long as the supers are...
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    Re: Melting wax in Non-stick?

    The government warning and subsequent removal from the market of many nonstick cookware products. Was over concern of compounds leaching from the coating when heated to high temperatures. Since wax...
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    Re: ApiVar Treatment and honey super Q

    http://www.apivar.co.nz/index.htm

    APIVAR will leave residue in honey if the supers are applied during, or too soon after treatment.
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    Re: Foundationless frames. Wire or not.

    Don't wire brood chamber frames. but I do honey supers!
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    Re: ApiVar Treatment and honey super Q

    Well, here is what the manufacture says.

    Toxic for mites but safe for your beeswax, queens and respectful for your hive products.
    Apivar® leaves the bee, honey and wax and all other hive-derived...
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    Re: Move the cluster? Or trust the bees?

    I have a hive of bees that survived the winter. What can I do to kill them?
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    Re: using mites to control mites?

    I will tell you one thing, Since I began applying Nematodes to the ground of and around m apiaries, I have not seen a single small hive beetle. So using bugs to control bugs is not unheard of, and it...
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    Re: Value of used equipment.

    Take this for what it is worth. As, I am an OLD Fart too! Last fall I sold 6 complete hives with SBB, 2 deeps, 2 mediums inner and outer covers each hive, 4 hive top feeders 2 extra brushy mountain...
  18. Thread: Hello all!

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Hello all!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Newbee Beek in eastern Iowa

    You will have to contact Barry (chief cook and bottle washer) and he can take care of that.
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    Re: Newbee Beek in eastern Iowa

    As it does North and south Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. But I suppose he could put eastern Iowa in every post Too.
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    Re: Buying Bees in WI

    When daytime temperatures remain in the 50s it is okay to start hives.
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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    A laying worker is simply natures way of giving a hopelessly queenless colony a last ditch effort to keep their genetics within the gene pool. Were LW drones completely nonviable the entire exercise...
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    Re: What can possibly go wrong :)

    Welcome. You got a great place for beekeeping supplies close by. In Wilkes Berry
  24. Thread: Hey all!

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Hey all!

    Welcome!
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    Re: swarm commander vs ultra breeze bee suit

    The difference is just as rookie said one is a bee suit, and the other is a lure. Swarm commander that makes the swarm lure of the same name. Is simply also selling the ultra breeze suit. By them...
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