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  1. Thread: Uncapped Honey

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    Re: Uncapped Honey

    Capped is not vacuum-sealed. Moisture content changes will be much slower once capped. But, can/may change with time.

    Tom
  2. Thread: Uncapped Honey

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    Re: Uncapped Honey

    18.5% moisture or less.

    Tom
  3. Thread: Uncapped Honey

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    Re: Uncapped Honey

    I try to wait for about 80% capped. Sometimes outer side of outer frames may not get capped. Can you shake any nectar from the frames? If you can't shake anything from the frames you are probably...
  4. Thread: Clear honey?

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    Re: Clear honey?

    With the right market you can get a premium. I personally like something with more flavor. My wife likes locust honey. Tea drinkers like the locust since it doesn't overpower the subtle flavors in...
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    Re: Soybean Pollination

    Pig weed and lambsquarter are not the same plant.

    Soybeans are pretty self-fertile. They are hard to cross-conventinally because they self-pollinate early in flower development. One of my...
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    Re: Deer ticks - Lymes Disease

    I found one crawling up my back after visiting my outyard the other day. My wife doesn't like the smoke smell so I always shower when I get home, felt the little sucker climbing up my back!

    Tom
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    Re: Dayton, OH Honey suppliers?

    Here is a place to start: http://localhoneysource.com/local-honey-list/ohio/ And another: http://www.mvbeekeepers.org/Pages/default.aspx

    Check out local farmers markets to find honey producers....
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    Re: USING MEDIUM BROOD FRAMES IN HONEY SUPER

    I have deep and medium frames that have had brood in them that I extract honey from. Excluders help reduce this.

    Tom
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    Re: What would you make of this?

    Brad,

    The color denotes the seed is treated. It does not tell you what it is treated with. This is done to make it easily identifiable and help to keep it out of the food chain. One pink seed...
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    Re: What would you make of this?

    This is a shame and a mystery.

    The range of pollens makes you think the bees are foraging is different areas. Although, a area with diverse plantlife could produce these results. Direct...
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    Re: Harvesting Canola Honey??

    I have no personal experience with canola honey. I have heard it tends to crystallize quickly. So, don't wait to extract it.

    Tom
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    Re: BT sprayed frames

    I don't think all strains of Bt will control wax moths. I don't remember offhand which strain does control wax moths. The Bt will not harm the bees.

    Tom
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    Re: Over 'n Out Fireant killer harmful to my bees?

    I would assume the active ingredient will kill bees. The question is will the bees come in contact with it? I would guess that answer is no. It is packaged and delivered in a system that targets...
  14. Thread: Queen excluders

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    Re: Queen excluders

    I neglected to mention I put a shim between the excluder and brood chamber with an entrance. So there are two entrances to the hive. Foragers predominately use the entrance above the excluder. ...
  15. Re: Hive Stands - what to use if you're not good at carpentry

    In general raising hives higher off the ground can make it harder to work if there are several supers added to the hive. Skunks may/will be a problem. There are several ways to foil skunks, raising...
  16. Re: Experiences w/ 1-2 acres of buckwheat? How long is flow? Lbs per day?

    One to two acres may be enough to attract the bees barring any other sources of nectar being available. Typically, buckwheat nectar only flows in the morning. If there is not another nectar source...
  17. Thread: Queen excluders

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    Re: Queen excluders

    I got tired of brood in my supers. I give the bees two deeps for brood and put an excluder on with supers.

    I can't really say whether the queen runs out of space or not since I don't go into...
  18. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    Once you cut it from whatever way it was produced only you will know. I found this video very helpful, and try to follow when I produce comb honey now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIjiInZRxrQ
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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    I am sorry to hear of Walt's sudden passing, I am sure it is a great loss for your family.

    Tom Wall
  20. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    The author of the article in the Kelley newsletter responded to my question of references for his conclusions. He didn't share any with me. I think it is just a general dislike for GMO's, no...
  21. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    DDT was first created in the 1800's. Its' insecticidal properties were not discovered until the first half of the 1900's. The person that did that won a Nobel prize.

    Tom
  22. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    Prior to GMO technology being developed plant breeders did all kinds of things to cause mutations in hopes of getting desirable traits. Now plant breeders can choose the traits they want to...
  23. Re: I'd like to tap the cumulative knowledge of commercial beekeepers

    Dar,

    I don't have much to add but, have you seen the book on the Dadant System of Beekeeping? It may have a couple of nuggets that might be beneficial.

    I thought about doing the same thing but...
  24. Re: Kelley news letter says: don't feed your bees GMO sugar!

    GMO is essentially a breeding tool for transferring genes from one species to another. Most commercial crops have herbicide resistance transferred into them. But, genes to express the Bt toxin have...
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    Re: Mann Lake "Employee Owned"

    I believe Lowe's is also an ESOP.

    I believe it is an accounting firm that determines our companies value.

    Tom
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