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    Freeze chunk honey

    I tried to do a search and was unable to find what I am looking for. I posted this in the honey forum with no responce. This also may be a dumb question. When making chunk honey (not comb honey) do...
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    Re: Queen hatched 10 days ago and ...nothing

    With our weather my queens have been taking about 15 days to start laying.
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    Freeze chunk honey

    I tried a shear and was unable to find what I am looking for. When making chunk honey (not comb honey) do you have to freeze the jar with the comb and honey in it? I have neve done chunk honey before...
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    Re: Looking for Maryland / PA queens

    I will have some carni queens that are to hatch in about 1-1/2 weeks + mating and laying time. I am up close to Erie Pa. None of my hives have ever been treated for mites. The only thing I have for...
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    Re: Russian brood pattern

    I am on my fourth year with russian genetics/mutts. this is very common in my hives. All of my 20 hives were started on Russian genetics.
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    Re: General question on winter SBB prep

    I live in Northwestern Pennsylvania and our normal temps in the winter are in the single digits to mid 30's. I leave my screened bottom boards wide open all winter and have not had a problem yet.
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    Re: blueberry melomel recipe

    I am planning on using blueberry puree on this so I can buy what amount is needed and I will do a 3 gallon batch this time. I am also looking to make a semi sweet wine.
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    blueberry melomel recipe

    I would like to try a blueberry melomel this fall but do not know of a good recipe to use does anyone hve one that they know is good and would not mind sharing?
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    I will be going into winter with 14 hives all were wintered over or splits from my hives. I am completely treatment free.
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    Well, here is the downside with your Buckwheat growing so tall. a heavy rain and a little wind will make it look like this.



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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    They are putting away a ton of nectar, but the Goldenrod is blooming also. They are working the Buckwheat until about 1 pm then move to the Goldenrod.
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    I planted mine at 50 pounds per acre. It will choke the weeds out for sure.
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    Re: Thank God for my buckwheat.

    This is my Buckwheat field. It is also about 5 and a half foot tall. The bees have been working it like crazy.29872988
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    It may cost less in Pennsylvania because it is one of the states that grows it for a crop.
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    Mine bloomed 3 days under 4 weeks.
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    It was $0.76 a pound here in Pa
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    Re: Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    Does anybody plant buckwheat?
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    Does buckwheat nectar smell like goldenrod

    I planted 10 acres of Buckwheat and it just started blooming a week ago. Our early Golden started blooming about the same time. Our early bloom of Goldenrod does not normally produce very much...
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    Re: Late Swarm

    I have never ran in to this situation before. If you have a late swarm like this, are you able to combine the back to there original have after a week or so? this was my big honey maker and my...
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    Late Swarm

    All was going good with my hives until I came home today. They all were bringing in tons of pollen and nectar and had lots of supers on. The goldenrod is in bloom, and my buckwheat field just started...
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    Re: Looking for Buckwheat supplier n NJ

    There is a place in Meadville Pennsylvania that you can buy Mancan Buckwheat. It is called Ernst seed co.
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    Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    Andrew, I have not seen that movie in a really long time! I made 40 gallons of mead last year from my golden rod honey. A winery may be a good idea.
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    Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    I do sell it, but to very few people. Most people around here do not prefer it.
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    Re: What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    It is not that I don't know what to do with it. It is just that my goldenrod honey usually sits for a while, then it usually always crystalizes. I thought if I crystalized it on my own it would be...
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    What to do with goldenrod surplus.

    This year I was thinking if I get any goldenrod surplus I would make creamed honey out of most of it since it will be solid in a couple of months anyway. Didn't know if there were any negative...
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