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  1. Re: what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    Well I used saltiness crackers and sold all my first batch of CREAMED HONEY.
    Thanks for the comments, and I have orders for more.
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    Re: Pic of one of this years queens

    Very nice, I watched my queen lay an egg the other evening. So excited I didn't get a picture. She looks like your, her name is Carmel.
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    add a box, if you have a flow going they will store for winter. Also again if you have the queen keep inspections every week.
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    Re: How many bees are too many for one box

    Take what you have captured and continue the trap out. If by chance you see brood you have a hive. Count your blessing not bees.
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    Re: So long hive beetles!!!!!

    Stupid and what a waste!
  6. Thread: First Harvest.

    by tomkat
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    Re: First Harvest.

    Nice. Hope to harvest next week end
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    Re: Ants In The Hive

    If queen Ann lace is blooming put the flower head in the top of the hive, I understand ants dislike it too.
  8. what to use for something to spread CREAMED HONEY on as a sample

    I want to offer my CREAMED HONEY as a free sample on something, but what?? I thought of saltine crackers but everyone said NO. So any other ideas?:scratch:
  9. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    Please email me I love the design you made for me
    Foxroadburristom@hotmail.com
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    Re: Is this the queen?

    I think the one you refer to as having her backside is not a queen, her wings are to long.
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    Re: Processing and Packing

    just my opinion
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    Re: Processing and Packing

    A three bowl stainless steel sink. Plenty of storage for glass wear and other product.
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    Re: City Council Question

    One of our inspectors had his hives in the city, while it is not Cleveland it is a busy city.he had two lots which basically was half a city block right near the hospital. He o my had about a hundred...
  14. Re: Is it a bad idea to inspect a hive while the bees are bearding?

    Speed is not a good thing when working your bees. Make sure your smoker is ready before you open the hives.
  15. Thread: Hi fom SW Ohio

    by tomkat
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    Re: Hi fom SW Ohio

    Welcome from north east Ohio the sharpest corner of the State and largest county.
    Do you have sourwood down there?
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    Re: Let it bee or not?

    I would add a frame of capped brood.
  17. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    I don't care what others say I like it, well done it stands out and to me that is the whole point.
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    In over 30 years I have only been robbed twice. Neighbor boy was one, he got a whopping and had to work for me free for two weeks. Nicest kid in the neighborhood now.
    As far as partnering, I...
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    Re: Brood pattern question...

    My one queen lays eggs like this, full frames. But there is plenty of Honey and pollen.
  20. how do you promote your farm stand when it off the beaten path

    I live in a township in Ohio, they are not business friendly. I want to put a sign at the end of the road on a busy State Route. Under Ohio regulations Farming is exempt mostly from local and county...
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    Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    12265 one of my stands at our Farmers' Market12267 I always try to make my stand "stand out above the rest" I also promote the farmers' Market on my Facebook pages and others.
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    Re: What to do with honey from a cut-out?

    I have always crushed and strained cut out honey.
  23. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    I will private message you.
  24. Re: Transporting hives to pollination jobs w/o a forklift

    On a video on here, I think it was "my grandfather's bees" something like that. But it was a four wheel trailer holding what looked like 24 hives. I plan to build one this summer. It looked like one...
  25. Re: Will leaving an empty super on my new hives cause problems?

    I would do a complete inspection bottom brood chamber too. Move and brood down and honey up.
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