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    Re: Is this warped foundation ruined

    To dispel any eye sight issues or flux capacity issues, the foundation was correct for the frame. The frame was the cleat type on the top bar with an opening on the bottom bar so the longer...
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    Re: Wax moth frame cleanup ideas

    Thanks, not sure how to do that this time of year. I think I'll just knock out the comb and scrape em down, take out the top bar cleat and prepare them for foundationless in the spring.
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    Wax moth frame cleanup ideas

    Anyone got a method for cleaning these frames other than going at them with a scrape and hive tool?
    http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m378/ramdino/2014-12-29153807-1.jpg
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    Re: Newbeek tip # 5 Wax moths

    It's my understanding that the ants only work when they are wet from extracting and they only clean the honey. Never tried it with honey sine I put the super back on the hive and let the girls reuses...
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    Re: Newby tip # 4 frame spacers

    Tried that, but did not stop the frames from coming apart 100% of the time
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    Re: Newby tip # 4 frame spacers

    Certainly your experience may vary from mine, but propolis has been a problem for me. My experiences are based upon my short time as a bee keeper and certainly may not apply for everyone all over the...
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    Newbeek tip # 5 Wax moths

    If you are buying used equipment look for wax moth contamination. You will see from pic one what they do to the box. They will eat into the wood to build a cocoon. Pic 2 is what they do to the comb....
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    Newby tip # 4 frame spacers

    In an effort to help those who are just starting here is another tip I learned. As I am a newby myself maybe this will help shorten your learning curve.
    The first picture is a frame spacer on the...
  9. Couple of excellent tutorailas on bee dance from NC State Apiary Science dept.

    http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/media/DanceLanguageTutorial.swf

    http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/dance_tutorial.html
  10. Anyone ever had an allergic reaction to a sting that they did not have before.

    Well i thought i could get a quick peek today at the girls stores without using smoke. it was 60+. soon as i opened hive the first one out nailed me between the fingers. ordinarily i don't mind it...
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    Re: wax moths and freezing temps

    I plan to store outside in some covered racks made out of pipe and concrete blocks with tin on top. I am trying to remain chemical free and it is mu understanding that storing them in this manner so...
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    Is this warped foundation ruined

    This was some foundation that never got drawn out and warped in the box. Is it junk or will they still draw it out without getting all cross combed on me?...
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    wax moths and freezing temps

    I had several colonies destroyed by wax moths this year. I have had the boxes with the frames outside in the sunlight since zi found them in this state this summer. It has gotten below freezing here...
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    I had a nice surplus my first season and one of those colonies is still going strong. I sell all I got via WOM and FB and family and friends and have them asking for more. MY first year I sold too...
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    Re: Can I use Mqs after expire date

    Did you use both or just one? I killed my queen and a lot of bees in one colony using 2 and a bunch of bees in my other colonies
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    Re: What to do with all the honey?

    You said you are a family, if you have young children, let them turn it into a business. If you are just bound and determined not to at least let it pay for your hobby, it can get out of hand fast,...
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    Can I use Mqs after expire date

    Anyone got any experience with MQS use after the expire date. My understanding is they get stronger the older they are. I lost a colony to treatment last year but I used 2 strips. I was thinking of...
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    Re: How much to sell honey for?

    $10/1#
    $15/2#
    $18/3#.
    I sell by the pound.I got about a buck in the container and label.I can sell ask I want to at this price
    I only sold it in 1# this fall and marketed it as great Christmas...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    I've seen a few dead ones on the ground in front of the hive with pollen loads the other day
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Yea, I forgot about the girls coming back. It just threw me that
    A. There is no external forage but they go anyway
    B. I did not expect to see so many out this time of year but it has gotten to...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    The beek on the roof put on his cover with no inner cover. Good luck getting it off later.
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Both videos were taken late in the evening like around 4 ish
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Nope nothing added to syrup that would be a smell attractant. The colony was light so I am feeding them.
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    Yes there is syrup in it, 2:1, why should there not be syrup in it this late? I thought you could feed syrup as long as it was not going to get into a hard freeze.
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    Re: Is this what robbing looks like

    None of the other colonies were this active so it seemed off. The video from the OP shows the colony next to this one that I reduced the entrance. So my concern was that the robbers had moved to this...
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