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    honey tastes dusty

    Extracted honey from one of my hives yesterday that tasted kinda dusty, if you know what dust tastes like. It wasn't terrible but wasn't good either. The other hive I extracted was sweet.

    Any...
  2. Thread: wax moths

    by Charliebuck
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    While taking honey off of one of my hives last...

    While taking honey off of one of my hives last week I noticed that there was some wax moth infestation. This hive is also queenless (queens on the way).

    What can i do about these moths?
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    Anyone know where I can get a few queens ASAP? I...

    Anyone know where I can get a few queens ASAP? I have a couple of queenless hives. Thanks
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    How would I Clean it up?

    How would I Clean it up?
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    I didn't use any grease. It's black oily stuff...

    I didn't use any grease. It's black oily stuff caused by the friction of the pin and hole on the bottom of the basket.
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    Well I really messed up today. I started to...

    Well I really messed up today. I started to extract this morning, and I have an old crank style extractor that has a basket in it that turns when you crank the handle. The basket has a pin in the...
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    I posted a reply to another thread about...

    I posted a reply to another thread about agressive bees, but wanted to elaborate, and ask for help with this situation that I have.

    My bees have become extreamly over agressive to the point that...
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    Well, last fall I requeened with russians. I went...

    Well, last fall I requeened with russians. I went into two hives this past weekend to make some splits,and put on some supers and they were the most agressive bees I have experienced since starting...
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    Not that I'm aware of.

    Not that I'm aware of.
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    I requeened with tabers queens this past fall,...

    I requeened with tabers queens this past fall, and they people there are super nice to deal with. I bought some of each. Yugo's and Italians. Both introduced easily.

    As far as NWC go the do well,...
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    Think I'll (field strip) one the next time it's...

    Think I'll (field strip) one the next time it's nice out..
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    The bee's I'm afraid aren't doing well. I have...

    The bee's I'm afraid aren't doing well. I have them in a nuc, and it's been cold here in VA for the last month. I believe they have Nosema, too much stress. On the occational days that it warms up...
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    Well I got them out. It was a porch, and the...

    Well I got them out. It was a porch, and the bee's were up in the roof above it. It was a huge hive probably three feet long between two joists. Some of the comb was torn down, but there was...
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    Hello all, A fellow called me last night, seems...

    Hello all, A fellow called me last night, seems he just bought an old farm house, and is remodeling it. He tore off the deck, and guess what he found, that's right a colony of bee's. I haven't seen...
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    Went to check my hives yesterday, and one of them...

    Went to check my hives yesterday, and one of them had several hundred bees dead in front of the hive. It has been very hot and humid the last few days, and thunderstormed the night before, with a...
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    Anyone ever try Tabers Hybrid Italian? They were...

    Anyone ever try Tabers Hybrid Italian? They were recomended to me by my local state inspector, Due to the fact that I am haveing some trouble with AFB. These hygenic queens are advertised to have...
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    I went through one of my hives today, and found a...

    I went through one of my hives today, and found a bunch of swarm cells. I thought at first they were superceding the queen, when I pulled out a frame, and the cell was in the middle. Then I pulled...
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    After extracting last week, I took my wet supers...

    After extracting last week, I took my wet supers and put them on the hives over the inner cover for the bees to clean up. I left them on for three days, and checked them. I'm not sure if they had not...
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    Hi, after a wet, wet spring and summer here in...

    Hi, after a wet, wet spring and summer here in central VA, and thinking I would not have much of a honey crop, I find myself having much more than expected. I got 160lbs off of two hives. Now I need...
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    I like Bullseye had trouble with them...

    I like Bullseye had trouble with them superceding. I bought two packages in the spring, and both superceded, but I did call and tell them about it, and they sent me new queens at no charge. Pretty...
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    Or if you don't have a feeder, you can use the...

    Or if you don't have a feeder, you can use the baggie method.
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    It's a good idea not to treat if you don't have...

    It's a good idea not to treat if you don't have mites, or the levels are low. The misuse of the chemicals uses for mite control is what had led to some resistance to them. Leaving them in to long, or...
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    I have more bad news. I helped a friend get into...

    I have more bad news. I helped a friend get into beekeeping this spring. I bought a package, put it on some drawn comb and foundation, and sold it to him. He bought new equipment, foundation and went...
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    The state inspector came yesterday, and confirmed...

    The state inspector came yesterday, and confirmed my diagnosis. I had two of five hives that had AFB. One not as highly overun as the other. In the one not so bad he took out the infected frames,...
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    Thanks everyone, Michael, Sounds like he wants to...

    Thanks everyone, Michael, Sounds like he wants to coop them up. I hope it's something else, and I don't have to do this, but I appreciate the advise. I'll let you guys know what he comes up with next...
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