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  1. Re: Maxant 16 gallon MODEL 600-2 200# Bottling Tank Used ($825) Maynard, MA

    Is this unit still for sale?
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    Re: Feeding 2:1 Sugar Mix

    There are 3 main reasons to feed. One is to keep your bees alive. One is to draw comb. One is to increase their stores for winter. At this time of the year, if their brood chamber comb in all...
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    Re: Leaving enough honey

    Back to your original question. Only leave your 3 medium brood boxes for winter. There is adequate space in 3 - 8 frame medium boxes to over winter a cluster of bees and their stores. Do Not leave...
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    Re: Cold Installation

    Thanks for all the advice. We received over 1300 packages last night at our local bees supply and the high today is going to be 46 degrees. Below is the advice I gave our local bee club members.
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    Cold Installation

    Has anyone had experience with package installation in the cold weather. Looks like weather in the mid 30's today and 22 degrees tonight and not warming above 50 until tomorrow afternoon. If...
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    Re: Who is Capping the Brood?

    Thanks guys, all good information and good reading links. Michael, I had not heard that they use the cocoons before but it makes sense.
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    Central Ohio Begginer and Advanced Classes

    Knox County Beekeepers Association is holding it annual Beginner and Advanced Classes.

    We have scheduled the Beginner Class for February 8th, and the Advanced Class for March 8th. Don’t be afraid...
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    Who is Capping the Brood?

    Simple question: Are the workers capping the brood or are the lava spinning their own cap?
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    Mega Bee Patties

    I have a few nucs that seem ok on honey/sugar water stores but light on pollen. If Mega bee patties are fed know will they store them in their cells?
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    Question and Definition of Propolis

    I am having a debate with another bee dork about propolis and its definition. I think that propolis is made by the bees by combining tree resin, pollen, wax and enzymes. The other dork thinks that...
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    Re: Moisture level in honey

    Adamant, I beleive in my reading that the rules are: honey is hygroscopic meaning it can give off moisture and can gain moisture. At a humidity level above 40% it gains moisture and below 40% it...
  12. Re: Any way to head off a swarm (might be too late!)

    Mike,

    If finding the queen was not an issue, would it be better or make a difference if the old queen was placed at the old location with just the foragers going back to her?
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    Re: Replacing two laying worker hives

    yes place the nucs at night or anytime really. Just don't open the nucs and then move the nucs. Do it all at once, move the hive and place the nuc.
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    Re: Replacing two laying worker hives

    Place the new nucs on the stands of the laying worker hive and move the laying worker hive a couple of feet away and face it in a different direction. The foragers will fly into your new nuc and...
  15. Knox County Beekeepers Assn. WORKSHOP June 18 OHIO

    Beekeepers Workshop
    Come Join the Learning and Fun
    June 18th 2012, 5 pm to 7 pm to 9 pm

    The Knox County Beekeepers Association is sponsoring an educational workshop for beekeepers and anyone...
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    Re: Inner cover glued to outer cover

    Keth, I have one hive set up just like that and I have one piece of 1/4 inch plywood that goes over the inner cover and then the telescoping top goes on. So when I take the lid off I can then pry...
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    Re: Inner cover glued to outer cover

    I use what I call and inner cover inner cover. I put a flat piece of plywood on top of my inner cover and then the telescoping top. It keeps the top from being glued downd and is easier to manage...
  18. Re: Transition from bottom entrance to top entrance

    I changed about 10 hives to an entrance above the brood chambers from a bottom entrance this spring. If you just close the bottom entrance when they are in, as stated above they all go to the old...
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    Re: Moisture level in honey

    I harvest uncapped honey all the time but I take my meter with me to the field and check first!!! It can be at the right moisture even if it is uncapped but not a guarantee. Also I have harvested...
  20. Thread: Pollen Build Up

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    Re: Pollen Build Up

    This is just my 3rd year and I am only running 15 production hives and a bunch of nucs but I have not seen this until this spring. For me it relates to the warm weather and the early build up. It...
  21. Thread: Pollen Build Up

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    Re: Pollen Build Up

    I think if I caught the same queen three times swarming; I would say her number was up.LOL
  22. Thread: Pollen Build Up

    by Jeff G
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    Pollen Build Up

    We have had an unusually warm spring and most everything has swarmed no matter what you did. In the aftermath I am finding an unusual amount of pollen stores. I am talking about frames solid full...
  23. Re: County Bee Inspector - A Waste Of Taxpayer Dollars

    And I am from that county in Ohio and from the bee club from that county that became so toxic, that last month the membership voted 24 to 1 to disband the bee club. So we did, and gave all our...
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    Re: Is this normal behavior for a captured swarm?

    I have had swarms that looked like they fit in a 10 frame but realy needed both deeps. Look inside and see if they are layered on the frames. If they are give them another box and stand back and...
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    Re: Queen given to laying workers

    Michael, you forgot one thing; even if it does make sence to you it does not always make sence to the bees.LOL
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