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    Re: Extraction advice

    Guess i won't wait for Santa, I'll check Ebay tonite. I did enter the Medina fair last year too, but I entered it in the wrong color class and lost 20 pts. I did lose a point for a level of 16.2%...
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    Re: Extraction advice

    I think I know what I'll be asking Santa for this year. Any recommendations for a refractameter? Now I have to pull all those other frames, It'll be nice to get it done all at once.
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    Re: Extraction advice

    I think I'll just extract the fully sealed frames and use that for the fair. I've always waited to everything was completly capped before extracting. Mark you said that as long a 75% is sealed you...
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    Extraction advice

    I have about 12 frames to extract, completely full, then I have another 6 or so that are almost full. Could I cut out the parts that haven't been sealed yet? And still have the right moisture...
  5. Thread: Moving swarm

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    Moving swarm

    On 5-27 I caught a swarm in my out yard ( my first ) I now know it came from my only hive on that lot. It's been sitting on the other side of that lot but I need to move it. Can I move it next to...
  6. Thread: Wax question

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    Wax question

    I had a bucket of wax in the garage and I was ready to melt it down today and it's covered in wax moths, it looks terrible. Can I still melt and strain them out or is it to late and I wasted a whole...
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    Re: Coupla questions

    No it's definitly not brood, maybe honey that was capped earlier, The honey I want to extract is the light colored, white wax covered and just I want to make sure it's not SW. I'll taste it lik...
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    Re: Coupla questions

    When I did the split I isolated the queen to make sure she wouldn't be transferd. Plus she laid up a storm, my first have that made it to three boxes. Maybe I just missed a QC in the nuc! The covered...
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    Coupla questions

    I started a new hive from a package and on the 15th it was time to add the 3rd box ( 10 frame med) the second box was drawn out nicely and it had everything, eggs larvae and covered brood, but it...
  10. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Ok I'ts 11:00 and I just came in from putting electrical tape on the queen cage, when I was in there earlier they were almost done with the sugar plug and I was freaked they would release her over...
  11. Thread: Help

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    Help

    Last Sunday I split my home hive, I put a frame of pollen, a frame of honey, two frames of brood of different ages and an empty frame into a 5 frame nuc and the same into a 10 frame hive, on...
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    How high do bee fly?

    I was asked how high bees usually fly. I could see scouts flying closer to the ground looking for good stuff, or do they fly higher and come down to ckeck intresting spots.But after finding it and...
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    Nosema frames

    I lost a hive this winter, after inspecting it, it wasn't really strong enough, and I think it starved, lots of butts sticking out of cells, but after having a really good look it looks like nosema,...
  14. Thread: Bee Parts

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    Bee Parts

    HI Everyone, I went out to clear the front entrance and scoop out the dead bees from the bottom board of my two hives, the new hive installed in April seemed fine, normal amount of dead bees. Didn't...
  15. Thread: Honey

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    Honey

    I brought 3 frames in to extract and around the edges not much, but it hasn't been capped yet. But if I shake real hard nothing comes out, can I include that in my scratch and drain method or should...
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    Stained Glass

    I've been watching the bees bring in every color of pollen for the last few weeks from pale yellow to neon orange to almost red. When I inspected them yesterday and held the frame up to the sun they...
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    Queen Question

    Last week I did a deep instpection into all the boxes including the deep super on the bottom for brood. In the past few weeks I added 2 med supers to equal another deep and finally two weeks ago my...
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    Re: Whitehouse Swarm

    I was at the Medina meeting last night and really enjoyed Charlie's talk. I took him as a very carefull beekeeper, someone who if he doesn't know the answer seeks out someone who does. And he seems...
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    Re: killing drones

    I just didn't want to overwhelm them with having to take care a bunch of drones. I feel better about it now. Thanks Rhonda
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    killing drones

    I did a shake out and I'm reusing the comb, there were quite a bit of drone cells (reason for shaking) even saw some being born, quite coo! Should I have killed the drones or let the foragers take...
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    Re: drone laying queen

    I guess my plan of action is to take the bees away from around here, just to close to nosy neighbors and to a field about 1/2 mile away and shake them out there.So basicly I only have to worry about...
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    Re: drone laying queen

    My goal for tomorrow is to get both deep boxes to the fartherst spot of the yard 40' or 50' or so away from my hive and shake them then put that empty deep on the bottom of my new package and then...
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    Re: drone laying queen

    the bees are in two deeps if I split them and put a queen in each won't they only kill the bees in the one who has the laying queen or laying worker?
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    Re: drone laying queen

    no eggs just drone brood
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    Re: drone laying queen

    Will the queen excluder work, I don't think it's a laying working, so wouldn't it stop her from getting back in? Not want I want to do, but if it saves the hive, I'll do it
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