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  1. Re: Can sugar water be stored at room temperature, and for how long?

    I made up 5 gallons of invert sugar syrup and then the weather turned too cold to put it on(go figure that would happen in Ohio). After 3 weeks I noticed green floaters. The invert sugar is supposed...
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    Re: Hive stand questions?

    We moved all our hives to a new location last year and when I built the stands I put the hives about a foot off the ground. I'm way out in the country now so I was concerned about critters when I...
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    Re: Temperatures for inspecting hives

    I struggle with the same question. I've tried to make sure it was close to 60 degrees F, but with the ridiculous winter, I don't have that option or I would not have been able to do ANYTHING yet. I...
  4. Thread: They're Alive

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    They're Alive

    It's been a tough Winter, not just the weather. What with remodeling our new-to-us place and health issues in the family, I have all but neglected my hives this Winter. I got out to the woods to...
  5. Thread: tongue sting

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    Re: tongue sting

    Happened to me last Spring. I sat around with my Epi-Pen for an hour or so just in case. Everything turned out OK. Glad to hear you didn't have problems.
  6. Thread: Stung by a bee

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    Re: Stung by a bee

    I tend to swell worse when stung on the hands/wrists or ankles. Upper arms or legs don't seem t swell much at all. Got nailed on the ear the other day, and didn't notice anything other than some...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I had two swarm calls yesterday. One was gone by the time I got to it, the other took up residence in the wall of a house. I had to pass because I didn't want to do the carpentry involved. I'm in...
  8. Thread: Rwc

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    Re: Rwc

    Welcome, not too far up the road in Fayette Co.
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    Re: Lesson of the day

    First sting of the year was my lesson of the day...don't wear jeans with the knees worn through. Sneaky little thing crawled up my leg and nailed me on the back of the thigh. Could have been worse,...
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    Re: Top Ten Rookie Bee Mistakes

    +1:D
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    Re: Top Ten Rookie Bee Mistakes

    Opened a healthy booming hive in the spring and it had 20 plus queen cells in it so I cut them all out......not knowing they had already swarmed.

    ...been there

    I opened a hive with no smoke on...
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    Re: beeswax candles crackle when burning

    I attended a beeswax processing session at a bee meeting this Spring. The speaker was major wax producer, and said the same thing bout water being trapped and causing crackling.
  13. Re: Ventilated Bee Jackets - Group Purchase $ 89.00 and shipped for FREE

    I'm in for sure.
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    Re: Maxant Extractor, the new 2 frame

    Betterbee had them at the Tri-County show in Wooster Ohio last weekend.
  15. Thread: Maxant 3100 P

    by bwdenen
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    Re: Maxant 3100 P

    I used my maxant 3100 with a hand crank for the first time this year. We extracted 65 frames. The legs were strong and stable, had very little trouble with wobble. Time for extracting isn't an...
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    Re: Wax Moth Control?

    I got some Herbal Moth Repel packs from Mockingbird Meadows I'm going to try this year. Dawn says it's all nautral, no chemicals and will keep the moths out. I planning on treating some frames with...
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    Re: bees cleaning wet super--chew on wax?

    Same here...set some frames out instead of putting tham on the hive like I normally so, what a mistake! Chewed comb and a couple hundred dead bees. Must have been a epic battle. Too bad so many...
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    Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Took me a while to get my head around your forumula,. At first it didn't sound right but you nailed it.
    About that Gin...not one imbibe, maybe we can work something out.
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    Re: 5:3 fall sugar water mix

    Ok you math guys, I have about 7 gallons of 1:1 left over from the dearth we had mid-summer. How much sugar needed to make it 5:3. About 1/2 pound of sugar gallon of 1:1 close enough? I'm...
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    Re: Nail/Staple Gun

    I picked up a wooden handle from Home Depot made for a small file. Works like a charm
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    Re: Mann Lake Weekly Sale

    I bought some Mann Lake 8 frame mediums and they were a quarter inch or so wider than the other 8 frame equipment. If it weren't for that I would buy more, they were good quality. Has anyone else...
  22. Thread: Is CCD a myth?

    by bwdenen
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    Re: Is CCD a myth?

    Sounds like you are inverting the sugar...sort of anyway. I usually invert some of the syrup I make each year, expecially if I think I may not use it all right away. It may or may not be all that...
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    Re: Walter Kelly Foundationless frames

    I agree with jdg1938. I bought 50 and had several of the side bars split inserting the top bar. I've never had that hapen with a wedge top bar.
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    South Central Ohio, 43160, I got two calls Mohday, my first of the year, then one today. Captured 2 swarms in the last two days. Turned one down that was 17-18 miles south. I am hearing that the...
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    Re: Dadant bee suit?

    I have a Dadant jacket with the zippered hood. I have no problems with it at all. The hood has a doubled layer around the back of the head. I've pulled stingers out but never felt a sting. So far...
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