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  1. Thread: Comb honey

    by TWall
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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
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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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    Re: Mann Lake "Employee Owned"

    The number of shares is fixed and will not change. The value of the company is determined on an annual basis by an outside firm. The value of a share can then be determined. The number of shares I...
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    Re: Mann Lake "Employee Owned"

    Just a comment about employee owned companies. I work for an employee owned company. It is set up as a Employee Stock Ownership Plan, ESOP. I earn shares of stock based on my years of service and...
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    Re: Honey slightly fermented?

    When honey starts to crystalize the remaining liquid honey will have the moisture content increase. This can allow for some fermentaion of some of the honey.

    Tom
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    Re: Shook Swarm Benefits

    It can be used with comb honey production.

    To date I have never done it. Who knows what the future holds.

    Tom
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    Re: In WAY over my head!

    Congratulations!

    Don't worry about finding the queen. Eggs, larvae and capped brood show there is a queen.

    Don't let them run out space!

    Tom
  14. Thread: Trivia Night

    by TWall
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    Re: Trivia Night

    On average, it takes nectar from how many flowers to make one pound of honey?

    A: 20,000
    B: 200,000
    C: 2,000,000
    D: 20,000,000

    Answer: C

    Tom
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    I visited my outyard yesterday. I made sure each hive had a sugar brick and that entrances were reduced. It is supposed to be in the teens Tuesday morning. I have one 5-frame nuc I added a deep...
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    Re: 2015 Basswood HONEY

    Here in central Ohio the rains hit about the time basswood started to bloom. I got no basswood honey. It is typically one of my strongest flows.

    Tom
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    Re: Can capping wax be "pure"?

    Jim,

    When I first saw the treflan I wondered if anyone was using it on canola?

    We used it a lot for soybeans and strawberries too. It breaks down relatively slowly, thus the residual benefit. ...
  18. Re: Curious, how many carry "Epi-Pen" for serious sting incidents?

    If you or any family members have anaphylactic reactions to bee stings you should seriously reconsider beekeeping as a hobby. Epipens and close proximity help increase the survival chances with this...
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    Re: Can capping wax be "pure"?

    Jim,

    That is very interesting. It is nice to see that no neonictinoids were detected. And, ppb is very, very small amounts.

    Thanks,

    Tom
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    Re: Black Locust Thorns vs. Honey Locust Thorns

    Adrian,

    The black locust would probably do go in that site. The down side is they will send up suckers and spread.

    I usually get a good black locust honey crop. It takes a strong colony. The...
  21. Thread: pollen patty

    by TWall
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    Re: pollen patty

    You need to place the pollen patty as close to brood as possible. If the patty is too far away the bees won't utilize it. For example, if the brood is in the bottom box and you place the pollen...
  22. Re: Question about Michael Bush's top entrance shims and reducing entrance.

    No, the bees don't get stuck on the duct tape.

    Tom
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    Re: 26 minutes of Randy Oliver

    Thanks for posting that link. Very useful information.

    Tom
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    Re: Any advantage of Fondant over sugar bricks ??

    I have used both. The fondant [I]might[I] be easier for the bees to use. But, I don't think the difference is enough to change a decision on.

    I do find left over sugar bricks much easier to...
  25. Re: Question about Michael Bush's top entrance shims and reducing entrance.

    I use duct tape as my entrance reducer. All my hives have upper entrances.

    Tom
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