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    Re: It comes around...(a must read)

    No, you just have to have faith that the good heartedness that went into your act of giving has been of benefit to the world. As a meditation teacher once said "Karma is inscrutable." You can't...
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    Re: It comes around...(a must read)

    This thread has made my day considerably brighter. Thanks for putting a slightly off topic post on this forum! I think what is most heartening is to hear the posts from so many people who feel the...
  3. Re: how late is okay to condense a hive for winter in southern Ohio?

    This particular hive is a victim of my neglect; it was a booming hive earlier in the year, and even up until a month or two ago. I haven't looked at it for some time, until yesterday. The hive is...
  4. Re: how late is okay to condense a hive for winter in southern Ohio?

    Wanting to pull off extra boxes but that involves rearranging frames within the boxes.
  5. how late is okay to condense a hive for winter in southern Ohio?

    Is it too late to condense a hive now in southern Ohio? Opinions?
  6. small hive beetle and putting saved super of honey onto a weak hive

    I have a newly started split (spring 2013) that is very light on stores. I think they had some problems with robbing a while back. I've got a couple of almost full supers of honey from winter-killed...
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    Re: How much to harvest?

    In my humble opinion (still learning) you might check with experienced beeks in the area to see that they think of the fall flow this year. If your fall nectar is just coming in, the bees might make...
  8. Re: letting bees rob frames outside of hive results in too much mortality

    All good suggestions. The reason I didn't want to put them onto any hives was that the honey is largely fermented, as these were boxes from hives that didn't make it through the winter. There was a...
  9. letting bees rob frames outside of hive results in too much mortality

    I set out a couple of boxes worth of frames with lots of honey for the bees to clean out - maybe 50 yards from my hives. There are a couple hundred dead bees scattered about now. I think this method...
  10. any harm to put a super with plenty of fermented honey onto hive?

    I have been storing several boxes of honey from last winter's dead hives in my house, thinking to put them onto my new hives for winter sustenance. I think some are fermenting, as honey is dripping...
  11. Re: mortality of newly emerged bees using MAQS

    The linked article from scientific beekeeping was helpful, if only to be reminded that the mortality may be shocking at first but that in the trials the bees rebounded well. Thanks, Karen
  12. mortality of newly emerged bees using MAQS

    I applied MAQS to a newly split (first year) hive this morning. By the afternoon I am seeing 100-200 bees, newly emerged, not having deformed wings at all, on the ground by the hive, wiggling around...
  13. considering a booming hive, how many boxes to add?

    I lost four out of five hives this past winter but the remaining hive is absolutely booming. I've got about 5 mediums and a deep stacked up, and stuck a box of wet frames on top for them to clean...
  14. Will bees repair this kind of mouse damage?

    Well, can't seem to post the picture, but I have a number of frames where mice have chewed a swath of one side of the comb, with the other side remaining intact. I'm thinking it's a bit like going...
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    Re: Frozen honey frames

    I have the same problem. Will try the technique suggested by Vance. Wonder if, when there is honey flow like now, the bees won't trouble with the crystallized stuff, and maybe it will be moved around...
  16. Should I wait to make split till after the forecast 37degree night temp. coming?

    I have a very busy, booming hive that is also filling up its boxes, backfilling and looking swarmy (I was late to start looking at hives only today.) I want to make a split, and wonder if it would be...
  17. can I give wax moth damaged pollen back to bees?

    I had quite a few boxes stacked in my garage over winter. There was a fair amount of mouse damage, and minimal, but still some, wax moth damage. There are some areas of pollen that have a granular...
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    anyone use MAQS for wax moths?

    I know this is an expensive proposition, but it seems that using a MAQS on a stack of empty boxes with drawn comb might be effective against wax moth. I just read elsewhere on Beesource an article...
  19. Re: beads of honey outside of capped honey stores

    That's a good conjecture, but there is some liquid dripping down from those frames and it is sweet tasting. Not as thick as honey, but it's definitely coming out of those capped cells. I can't quite...
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    Re: Dead hive -- ??

    In truth, I had a sense that the hive was dwindling about a month ago. Didn't do a mite count. The last bees to survive must have worked very hard pulling dead bees out of the hive. One odd thing is...
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    Re: Dead hive -- ??

    Good question. Wish I knew the answer. I think it was an accumulation from a short time - maybe more than a day, but less than weeks.
  22. beads of honey outside of capped honey stores

    I just took apart a dead hive. A number of the frames full of capped honey have little beads of honey on the surface of the cappings. Is this from fermenting honey, or possibly a symptom of the small...
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    Re: Dead hive -- ??

    I was pretty hands off this year, so I hadn't looked at the hive since probably July.
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    Dead hive -- ??

    I've heard others describe but it's the first time for me to have a hive die mysteriously. A hive I started in 2006 recently died and I'm not sure why. The ground in front of the hive is covered with...
  25. Re: is there an acceptable threshold for small hive beetle in hive, or zero tolerance

    Great point. Thanks for the suggestion.
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