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  1. Re: How to clean scum off top of settled honey?

    Keep the saran wrap. Alot of honey will come with it. We hang it over a bowl or take a spatula and scrap it off then keep it for home use
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    Re: Complety empty hive

    Everything was gone except comb. Clean. Work got in the way of calling the inspector yet, but tomorrow I should be able To call.
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    Re: Complety empty hive

    Crap ! Hope not but will call first thing tomorrow.
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    Re: Complety empty hive

    Yes, the hive had bees and a two year old healthy Queen. There is all the wax on the combs. What I find extremly odd is the fact of no dead bees or traces of any Bees at all. No carpenter ants that...
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    Complety empty hive

    Checked my 4 hives last week and everything was good. Went this past Thursday and pulled honey from one very strong hive. Checked on the west end hive, about 20 ft away and was completely empty. Not...
  6. Thread: No Queens

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    No Queens

    From the beginning.
    Had two hives of carnies going in to last winter , came thru with one. After the remaining hive ( 1 ) got up and running well did a spring split. Hive ( 2 ) is doing well. Queens...
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    Re: confusion on moisture content

    Thankyou. Sometimes the I pad and I don't get along.
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    Re: confusion on moisture content

    OOPS, suppose to go in the everything honey thread. Maybe a mod could move this where it's meant to bee
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    confusion on moisture content

    I've read so much on the percentage of moisture content I've completely cofused myself :scratch:
    Some say no more than 18% others anything under 19.5% but more than 14%. Some say as long as...
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    Distance on split

    Did a split Sunday with help from a friend who is an accomplished Beek. Things went well. What I forgot to ask was how far do I move the nuc from the hive we split? I will open them up tomorrow to...
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    Light/Dark Honey

    Last year was my first year Bee Keeping. Lucky enough to have 9 frames of Honey left over. Earlier this year they were put in the freezer ( approx 6 weeks ). Pulled them out and let them sit on...
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    Freezing frames of honey

    I lost a hive this winter as did many this year. Brutal winter for many , including lots of animals. Ended up with 8 full frames of honey in the lost hive. The plan is putting these in my freezer...
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    Crystalized Honey

    I have a jar of honey that has some crystalization in the bottom. I usually soak the jar in a pan of hot water to "thaw it back out". Wife said, why don't you just nuke it. So what do you all think ?...
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    I hate to hear the crunch

    Was into my hives today just lookin around. Putting the top back on thought I had all the Bees out off the way. CRUNCH. Raised the lid back up and smashed one of the girls. Hate that sound. I know...
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    Cleaning between frames

    When cleaning wax between frames, some is a nice white/clean wax and some is dark. Should I be keeping this wax. And if so, do I keep it separate ?


    Thanks,

    Mike
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Hello Bill, I think I know you. I believe we work at the same facility down below Marietta along the river. See ya Tues. and be ready for questions :)


    Mike
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Had a chance tonight to check on the excluder. At the most a dozen or 2 in the top. Went ahead and removed the excluder for now to let them feel at home. How long should I let this go ? I'm planning...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    This sounds like really sound advice. I have read or it has been mentioned to me before. Seems like I didn't retain that very long . I'm 55 and I blame that for everything I forget. LOL. I will look...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    I was under the impression that the bottom two hives were for the Bees and everything above that was harvestable. But I have no problem leaving the third for them also. My question now is. With the...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    I've kinda understood there is a 50/50 split on that thought. Installed one today and will give it through the weekend and will check on Monday. I'll make sure to post back what I find. The few area...
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    Re: When to add supers ?

    Thanks for the help. I've added another hive body with queen excluder. What I have is a deep and medium for the brood. I'm using shallows for the honey boxes for a couple reasons. One is weight and...
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    Hello fromthe East

    Hello All. I am from rural WV and have started with 2 hives of Carnies this year. Very excited about my new hobby. Something I have always wanted to do and finally have the time. My wife and I live...
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    When to add supers ?

    Hello all. I am a new Beek living in very rural WV. Trying to do this with/by the book. So far pretty good I think. I have Carnies, 2 hives, and have already added the 2nd super. My question is, when...
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