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    Re: Bees in Cherry Trees

    I am very jealous as it is 21 degrees and the wind chill is -4 with 3 feet of that four letter word on the ground. My bees can’t even take cleansing flights yet! The forecast for the next week here...
  2. Re: Building Frames in advance with bees wax foundation

    Why not? This winter work for me. I do all assembly of boxes, frames and foundation now so I am ready for spring.
  3. Thread: dead outs

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    Re: dead outs

    I have seen this type of white stuff several times in dead outs. I do not feed my bees at all. I think this is yeast growing in the high humidity that forms in the hive after the bees die out. Just...
  4. Thread: Mutant Bees

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    Re: Mutant Bees

    Ya I watched the show and who ever made it dose not know what they are talking about as they misrepresented, misquoted, and twisted a lot of info. To start with there is no such species as killer...
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    Curing Wax Candles?

    Do you have to cure your wax candles after they harden before burning? And if so how do you do it?:scratch:
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    Re: Honey not crystalizing

    Moon
    Yes it is good to check out the competition, I have done the same. What I have found is that the two honey producers I compete with do heat by flash heating to 160 degrees and flash cooling it...
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    Honey bees eating Peaches

    I have spotted honey bees eating peaches. What are they taking back to the hive? Im talking a lot of bees, the peaches were not harvested and left to drop and rot. :s
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    Re: Got me a stinker! #4

    May I suggest a live trap. You tend to get more sleep and can dispose of the stinker in the morning!
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    Re: New equipment, which frame, newbie question.

    MJuric

    These are all good suggestions and they all work. Now my suggestion is to pick up a catalog (who ever you want to buy from). First decide on your hive configurations for the boxes you...
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    Re: cold weather protection

    I would not worry about them right now. I think I am about 15 miles north of you in Linden. I stated two packages last Sunday. If you have 9 frames filled out they should be just fine. The wind...
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    Re: How can I work this hive?

    Four years ago when I got into beekeeping I had a hive just like that given to me. Bite the bullet so to speak. I had to dig the outside frame (on one side) out with a crowbar! I destroyed two out...
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    Re: Dogs in the bee yard

    Ive had three dogs, one learned to ignore bees, one would eat every buzzing insect that buzzed by:popcorn:, and one was highly allergic to stings of any kind. The one that was highly allergic had...
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    Re: Attention Illinois Beekeepers!

    Brenda
    This is interesting keep us posted on the Bill's progress and good luck. I hope it passes.
  14. Thread: Honey Allergy?

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    Honey Allergy?

    When consuming honey will it increase an Allergy? I had a Lady claim the honey she purchased from me is increasing her allergies. Is this possible?:scratch:
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    Re: History Channel program on AHB's

    I watched 90% of this program and IT WAS VERY VERY SLANTED:no: Basically they led the viewer to believe that if your hive gets any AHB genes they will be un-manageable and become a monster! They...
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    Re: Imitation Honey sold in Ohio

    This is not local! I found the same stuff in a Meijers store in Ludington MI last weekend!:eek:
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    Re: De-crystalize honey in plastic jars

    To add to beeslave I use a hive body placed on top of an inner cover and cut a piece of plywood with a cutout for my dehydrator set on top. I can do bottles in a medium and add another to do 5...
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    Re: super agressive bees

    djhiban12 watching your video I noticed it was cloudy. I know I have had to work the girls on those cloudy days also (and I also paid the price:lookout:). Also if I have (or want) to look in a...
  19. Thread: Chef Needs Help

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    Re: Chef Needs Help

    Heres an idea - stock a refrigerator with common items and have the students research where each idem comes from and how it is produced. Then take all the items out that are pollinated directly by...
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    Re: Question on the use of a formula?

    Thank You Bill:applause:
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    Question on the use of a formula?

    I made up some HBH from a recipe from Brent Bean. But I have a question is this an additive to the feed or is it all feed at once as the feed?

    The formula is:
    5 cups water
    2 pounds of sugar...
  22. Thread: should I

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    Re: should I

    Corkerjoe if you are using two deeps with the brood in the bottom deep and the top deep full of honey you are good to go into winter. Here in Michigan most use two deeps. I use two deeps but am now...
  23. Thread: Varietal Honey

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    Varietal Honey

    I have read quite a bit about Varietal Honey from different locations. But I extracted from two hives in the same yard and got a dark and a light almost clear honey. How often does this happen? I...
  24. Thread: wintering bees

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    Re: wintering bees

    Den

    I do not drill extra hoes in my hives. I have been through two winters so far. Only lost one hive so far and I believe it was mite related. How I have been setting up the hives for winter...
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    I captured my first swarm yesterday.

    :doh:While working near the apiary I heard the bees from a long way off, seemed louder than normal. So I went over to investigate and sure enough there was a swarm forming in a cedar tree about 15...
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