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  1. Thread: thin honey

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    Re: thin honey

    Excellent link Stephenbird.
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    Re: Really irritated

    Did you forget? Last winter it was 1 for none. How do you calculate that percentage? Five experts on this forum said the hive was queenless in the fall and soon to die out. It made it through the...
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    Re: Really irritated

    Still looking behind JW? Looking behind what is your overwintering success?
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    Re: Really irritated

    Close to 100%. I lost my first hive because I left a feeder on all winter with no ventilation. And I lost another hive the third year, most likely mites. Haven't lost an overwintered hive since.
  5. Thread: thin honey

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    Re: thin honey

    If he fed with supers on it would be considered adulterated honey no matter what it was. I don't know if there is any crime in giving it away though.
  6. Re: A question for NY Beeks (Or anyone who can help)

    This is where you have to be careful. Joy riding and hunting is not exempt. Once you give the form to the dealer he is off the hook and you could be hanging by the short hairs.

    I am not sure how...
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    Re: Honey not capped yet

    Cells aren't full, they are using the nectar, or too much coming in to get it cured.
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    Re: Really irritated

    What can I say, they were country bees and didn't like the suburbs. It may be harder to keep bees where you are now because of forage and the influence of poisons. Talk to someone in your area...
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    Re: Help! Did I actually blow out my Queen?

    I had this thought. It is also possible that the queen got damaged by the leave blower and that is why it took so long to get back to the hive. The fact that both hives were docile suggest that...
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    Re: Refractometer question

    Why can't he return the instrument see as how it is the wrong one?
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Gee Walt maybe he/she is not afraid to voice a problem like some people. Don't forget it benefits those that don't too.
  12. Re: packages installed on "stocked" deeps, why feed?

    You will waste a lot of water doing that in a dry climate and the bees will waste a lot of energy trying to dissolve the sugar.
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Look ahead not behind.
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    Re: how to move large hive

    3 or 4 is all you need. We supply pallets for the storage bins so they are never in short supply. I actually have solid top pallets so I can ramp up four pallets and then back the truck up and ramp...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Temps are great but it is the rain that makes the nectar. The small amount of rain we have been getting is putting weight back on my hives. Yea!
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    Why? Not everyone has bees as their first priority.



    I have a cell phone and it will take a picture but you wouldn't be able to tell a cow's utter from a bulls schwantz at 100 ft.
  17. Re: Confounding Fall Inspection. Just when I think I'm getting the hang of things...

    I have never done this but maybe you could send a cup of bees to Beltsville and see what you are up against. Diagnosing an unusual situation over the internet is not always accurate.

    This hive...
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    Re: how to move large hive

    If you leave the hive at the tail gate end ratchet strap the hive to the tail gate so it doesn't tip over when you apply the brakes. There is usually enough room to get the strap through the tail...
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    It could be anything Mark. She is not a beekeeper and asked what it might be. Her assumption is honey. From her discussion it is quite a bit so I am not thinking propolis.
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    Re: how to move large hive

    Maybe I am wrong but if you are going to separate the boxes I would do it the day you move. If it is a time constraint move one hive at a time. Any bees left behind from the first two hives will go...
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    Re: Typical pattern for young queen?

    Next time take several photos in a row about 30 seconds apart and then look for worker bees dipping their tail in the cells.
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    I can guarrentee the homeowner did not spray the bees. This is an old 70+year old woman that grinds up her horses food and feeds it three times a day because the horse is old and has no teeth. She...
  23. Re: Confounding Fall Inspection. Just when I think I'm getting the hang of things...

    If it was a streak here and there in February and cleaned up in April I would say good but if it continued to September that ain't so good. Seeing any of these streaks in June, July, and August...
  24. Re: Confounding Fall Inspection. Just when I think I'm getting the hang of things...

    This is new information and this is what you should have treated for if your plan was to treat. Six months go by and you treat the hive with a chemical (which has side effects) for mites. It is...
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    Re: how to move large hive

    Everything depends on what you have for equipment. I have a ford super duty. There is no higher bed than a ford.
    I don't know why you are concerned about a SBB. The hand trunk tongue should be no...
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