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    Re: so i wana make some mead

    Around 3 lbs. honey per gallon of water seems to be a widely accepted ratio. That's what I'll be doing when I start my first batch this weekend.

    If you want sweeter mead, use a lower attenuating...
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    Re: Bottle weights?

    Here you go: 12 lbs.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195008

    Straight enough? :D
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    Re: Bottle weights?

    IIRC, honey weighs between 12-13 lbs. a gallon. There are, I believe, 4 quarts to the gallon or 8 pints. You can do the other math, lol.
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    Re: hive under my shed

    Stubborn, invincible ignorance- nuthin like it. Don't say you weren't warned.
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    Re: Next swarm time?

    My understanding is they can swarm almost any time of the year down here. I think the only regulating factor is colony numbers, not any predictable general time-frame. If the hive's large enough to...
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    Re: Nighttime and daytime PICS

    Yeah, that looks exactly like what my girls have been doing, and I know they're just bearding. It's been hot as hell. But even when know about bearding, it is a little disconcerting at first to see...
  7. Thread: Freeze Honey?

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    Re: Freeze Honey?

    Josh,

    What is "immediately"? Also, I don't understand the difference- if you don't freeze, but process immediately, aren't eggs still going to hatch the same the same as if you didn't freeze but...
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    Re: hive under my shed

    That is, swarms are usually gentle. Not only is this not a swarm, because they have a home, they may also be guarding honey. For these reasons, the chance that they're going to take up residence in...
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    Re: hive under my shed

    I commend your thoughtfulness and desire to save the bees. Most people would just say, Kill 'em.

    The "problem" is that this isn't a swarm, as you called it, therefore the rules of swarm-catching...
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    Re: Question on preventing Robbing?

    Well, I'm just a newb, so what do I know, but sounds like a crackpot theory to me. I agree that your best option is to reduce entrances. That'd be my choice.
  11. Thread: Freeze Honey?

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    Freeze Honey?

    Hey, gang. I know that you fabulous people will be able to steer me right on this. Apparently a lot of folks freeze frames of honey post-harvest and before processing in order to kill potentially...
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    Re: What would you do?

    I'm a bit confused, when you say they're how in a 10-frame deep, I assume you mean Lang.? With medium frames? I think the more experienced ppl here are gonna tell you to match frame to box sixe or...
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    Good Advice

    Thanks again, Ravenseye, bnatural, Rose et al. You've really helped me a lot. I will keep y'all in the loop.

    Trying to get a new queen(s) sooner is a great idea, I'm sure, but as I said before, I...
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    Hi Ravenseye, and thanks! O.K., I guess I'm not...

    Hi Ravenseye, and thanks! O.K., I guess I'm not fooling anyone with the "hypothetical". These are the actual situation I'm dealing with, but I kinda feel like an idiot. I don't usually do dumb things...
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    Two Hypothetical Questions

    Hey there,

    These truly are hypothetical, but I'm curious to get peoples' opinions.

    1st Q: Suppose you hived a new package of bees, then opened up the hive the next day to see if the queen had...
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