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    8 year old helped me harvest

    My boy got into the hive with me yesterday, he was so calm and helpful, a natural with no nerves. I left a super on to get a little more capped but we took 12 frames that were between 80 to 100...
  2. Re: Getting ready for first honey, question on sieve/strainer

    No need, I use a 400 or even a 600 only, it's clear in a coupe days when the bubbles are gone.
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    Honey day, harvested with my boy too

    Love this day and look forward to it. I had two and a half medium supers full ended up taking out about 12 frames, letting the others get a little more capped. Was the first time my boy helped. He...
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    When do you usually pull off a super?

    Last year was my third year bee keeping, but first year I got any honey. I extracted about 3 gallons from a super on June 2. Then we had a terrible drought and they made no more honey all summer. ...
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    Re: Anything New In Small Hive Beetle Eradication?

    This isn't new, but this trap has prettly much controlled beetles in my hives. This is a video of the trap a few hours after installing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2YdpHgGVMw
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    First extraction today!

    This is my third year playing with bees. We extracted 6 frames today, first use of our extractor. Delicious.

    My boy with a frame of capped honey...
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    How do you react to a sting

    This is my third year with bees. They don't mess with me much. I go down and watch them every day sit right by the entrance and watch them land. They leave me alone. Even when I get in the hive...
  8. Thread: Maggots

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    Re: Maggots

    Just did a hive inspection. Only saw one beetle and no worms. Brood in one super, real good brood in deeps. Didnt check bottom deep girls were getting mad and my suit zipper was coming undone from...
  9. Thread: Maggots

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    Maggots

    I have small hive beetles. Hive is really strong lots of bees. Have a screened bottom board with a freeman oil trap. There are a lot of little maggots in the oil pan. I have powdered sugared once...
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    Advice on new hive

    Hello, I bought my first nuc two weeks ago. Really seems like I got alot of bees, and I saw the queen she has a white dot painted on her back, a Minnesota hygenetic Italian. I ordered a bee hive...
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