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    Re: Honey slightly fermented?

    I have had this happen in the past. Years ago I had one 5 gal. container granulate and start bulging the plastic lid. Upon opening it did have a slight sharp smell. I liquified it and restored in...
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    Re: Winter Robbing…What can I do???

    I think the key here, is the unusually warm temperatures. For a week or so the highs were in the low 70's.
    Mouse guards are of less utility here in the South where a tight cluster is not commonly...
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    Re: Winter Robbing…What can I do???

    I've had the same issue this year. Given the warm late December temperatures, the hives were very active. Two of the smaller units were robbed out. I keep robbing screens on most hives, however...
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    Re: cell punching eggs

    This may, or may not be something you can use. Given my line of work I have and am competent is the use of stereo microscopes. One can take a frame of wet brood/eggs from any desirable queen and...
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    Re: The road to treatment free...

    I would think that if anyone were to stumble on a long term untreated hive or feral colony, the queens and bees generated from them would be worth a fortune. Likewise, if through significant effort...
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    Re: CO2 to protect honey from shb?

    One could freeze the honey while in the comb and extract later.
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    I have used H. Indica in the past and like the idea. I may order some to apply.
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    Re: Long term storage for Honey

    In the garage is fine as honey does not freeze and expand like water does. It will crystalise over time and that can be an issue. If the honey is over about 18.6 percent water it could ferment,...
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    Re: Sourwood flow in NC

    I'm down in the "flat lands" so sourwood is scarse. I have notices that just a litle west of you there are significant numbers. Several years ago on walking the forests around Lake Lure I estimated...
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    Re: Hive beetle problem

    In the southern peidmont of North Carolina, we are in SHB land. I had significant problems when I had hives in a shaded wooded area. How all the hives are in full sun and with a gravel bed extending...
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    Re: Dramatic hive slowdown

    Titan, It's great that the new hive is doing well. The remainder of the summer will be a difficult time for them as there will be little forage available. Here in the peidmont of North Carolina,...
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    Re: C.C. Miller swarm cure

    I do this every year. It's a modified Demaree procedure.
  13. Re: Ok pros, how do you keep an eye on swarming without disturbing the brood chamber?

    I'm not sure one would consider me a pro, as I still have my day job. However, it has not been my experence that hive inspections are in any material way harmful to the hive.

    Here, in North...
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    Re: Left Over honey after extraction

    Tucker, I would agree with the above. The Tulip Poplar flow is still ongoing and that keeps the bees very busy. I usually time the end of the poplar flow to when my bees start working the clover. ...
  15. Re: When to put out swarm traps in central North Carolina?

    Now, 5 March, might be a bit early for our area. Normally the 2 weeks about 1 April is prime swarm time in central North Carolina. It may be shifted a bit later with the recent cold weather.
  16. Thread: Maple flow

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    Re: Maple flow

    The bees woulf use the pollen from the male flowers and necter from the female. You will notice that some trees will have a bold but delicate red floral display (male or perfect flowers) and some...
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    Re: Maple flow

    That's good news Millenia. Hopefully ours will start soon. This would be the red maple (Acer Rubrum). In our area it starts about the 1st of febuary and lasts till the first week in march. The...
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    Re: Poisened comb uses?

    This can be an important question in the right circumstance. Some years back I had a major insecticide attack at one of my out bee yards, Numerous hives dead and numerous hives clearly injured but...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    I would enjoy comments on this as well.
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    Re: If you're in my shoes what will you do?

    What you have is a question common to most beekeepers early in there beekeeping careers.

    Given that your location is Manila, This site will provide a lot of information on management of the...
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    Re: Merry Christmas from South Africa

    Welcome Daniel. This forum offers some very good information about increasing honey production. Using the search function is very helpful. Keeping an open mind about using other hive products...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    I never thought a beekeeper would propose legislation to ban honeybees.

    I think I understand your frustration, but legislation to suppress economic activity is not the answer. Review in your...
  23. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    Given the location of one of my bee yards, I am not in a position to tolerate swarms (not that I would want them anyway). I have done some checkerboarding in the past, however my application of that...
  24. Re: When your ex topples your hive, can I site animal cruelty?

    What did you do to make him so mad?
  25. Re: decrystallizing in aluminum or stainless drum

    Another option is to use a crok pot, large size. One can place 4 quarts or 2 half-gallon canning jars in the water bath and set it on warm. This can be left overnight with good results. One may...
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