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    Re: Need some pointers

    White clover and close gardens and some wild flowers is all that's going in the middle of June.
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    Re: Need some pointers

    Ace I took nothing from the brood boxes all I took was from the honey supers.
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    Re: Need some pointers

    Folks I have 8 hives and a nuc I've never been able to get much sourwood honey until last year was the first year that I actually got enough to sell some 2 gallons out of 4 producing hives. these...
  4. Thread: Bartering honey

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    Re: Bartering honey

    I just swapped five gallons of honey for 85 gallons of K1 kerosene we both walked away smiling.
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    Need some pointers

    What can I do next year to Maximize my Sourwood flow it seems like the ladies are not even close to being as strong as they were before the Spring flow and up here in the mountains the end of Spring...
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    Re: High-fructose corn syrup

    I've read the Karo page and didn't know if there was any other way to get HFCS which Karo doesn't have.
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    High-fructose corn syrup

    Can you buy this in any form at the grocery or box stores?
  8. Thread: Bartering honey

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    Re: Bartering honey

    This meat would be locally processed and I would trade after he brought the meat home. Mostly roast and sausage.
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    Bartering honey

    I'm thinking of bartering honey for beef and pork how would you all go about doing this One Lb. of honey for three Lb. of beef or is that too high or too low.
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    almost funny

    I have used a five gallon Plastic chicken waterier to feed my bees for the last three years works great today I mixed up about 30Lbs of sugar some Bee-Pro and of course water mixed it up pored it in...
  11. Thread: moisture to high

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    Re: moisture to high

    19.2
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    Re: moisture to high

    I put the honey into two five gallon buckets and with a fan running over them and a dehumidafier running for over 24 hours I'm getting no change in my readings although I've empted the water tray...
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    Re: moisture to high

    I hate to do it but I might mix it with my spring crop I've already got bottled it was just alittle over 17% we:ve had alot of rain this June and July and I guess thats what has made the moister...
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    moisture to high

    extracted my sourwood honey80+% capped what was not capped got the shake test any drops fell got put back and not used.My refactor says my moisture content is 19.2.Can anybody give me any options and...
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    Re: Interesting questions you have been asked

    I'm going to take this on a little tangent when I was a real young teenager Dad had a friend come up from South Carolina he was a Watermelon Farmer.Me and Dad were topping the Tobbaco patch when they...
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    Re: Converting Deep Hive to Medium

    I agree with acebird what I did myself is put the medium on bottom and put a fumeboard on the deep drive the queen and most of the court into the medium then put queen excluder in between untill all...
  17. Thread: old timers

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    Re: old timers

    Rereading my post I hope you people don't think I have anything against older farmers I don't I just hate to see all their hard work get sold for half of whats it's worth.He knows to the cent on what...
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    Re: old timers

    Well I got a call last week from the produce stand he bought the rest of my honey at my price still had alot of the old timers honey on the shelf.He said everybody liked the one lb plastic squeeze...
  19. Thread: friend lost hives

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    Re: friend lost hives

    Thanks guys I'm going to surprise him I've got a pretty new box and a nuc thats busting probobly on Sat I'll take it over to him.Knowing him he wont want to take it but one way or the other it'll not...
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    Re: friend lost hives

    Don't know he's pretty old and I know he's not in the best of health right now it's just sad.LOL I tried to get into one of his hives one time there was no way you could.He did treat for mites but...
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    Re: friend lost hives

    Hate to say it but I would like to Karma him myself you know fog his fields with crossbow but as a Christian I cain't and Lloyd as a Christian would be the one to stand in the way of anybody trying...
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    friend lost hives

    A great friend and beekeeper lost everyone of his hives (16) to an idiot who used a fogger to spray his boxwoods and it drifted over and killed his hives.The young farmer is in his mid 20s and his...
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    Re: old timers

    I told the store owner that if I had brought chunk honey in I would have charged him over $20 a quart he asked why and I told him the 9Lb of honey for the bees to make 1Lb of comb.He was amazed.
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    old timers

    This is killing me I stopped by the produce stand after I took honey supers off on Thursday and no one had brought in any local honey and the owner told me he would buy all I could bring him so this...
  25. Thread: Sourwood honey

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    Re: Sourwood honey

    Last year I had one hive make two medium supers of sourwood mix honey with only about five lbs of pure sourwood this was off of about 12 mature trees.The mix was some of the best honey I've ever ate.
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