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  1. Thread: Honey prices

    by Davebcrzy
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    Re: Honey prices

    I sell 1 lb muth jars for $15. I sell pint jars that hold 1lb 6 oz for $8. I never have trouble selling. Even when I am at a market and the two containers are next to each other the muth jars...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle idea/question

    I have 15 hives. Twelve of my hives are on a reclaimed gravel pit. The soil is clay and it still has plenty of gravel. While I do see an occasional beetle in these twelve hives I have never had to...
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    Re: Equipment Supplier

    I use several including, mannlake, dadant, brushy mountain, walter kelly, miller bee supplies/
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    Re: how's your summer

    While April and May were wet due to rain, June was dry and hot. We got two beneficial rains about a week apart. Ticks don't seem any worse this year than in the past. I began harvesting honey last...
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    Re: Laying Workers

    Easiest way to deal with this problem is to load the hive on your truck and drive 4 or 5 miles from where your hive located and dump the bees on the ground. Take your hive back and set it up. Take...
  6. Thread: Queen issue?

    by Davebcrzy
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    Re: Queen issue?

    I don't live as far south as you do, I live in NW MS but my bees have been slower than usual in building up. The spring weather was unusual and I attribute the slow build up to weather that...
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    Re: Help! Need diagnosis

    From what you described sounds like you were queenless. It is good that you have already purchased another queen. Good luck.
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    Re: Virgin Queen delays.

    I got 6 cells mid-March. All queens emerged but only 2 ever got mated and started laying. So, yes I have noticed a delay. I have never had this trouble until this year.

    Dave
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    Re: My loss of bees!

    After looking at the pictures on your blog I would say it was a starve out. Heads in comb with butts out is a good indicator of that.
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    Re: Which frames would be better?

    What time of the year did you catch the swarm? Because of the unusual weather last year bees in my area swarmed early and late. It sounds like the swarm was caught late or there was a problem with...
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    Re: what to do with it

    I keep enough for my family, I give some away, and by the way, most of those that I give honey to have become paying customers, and I sell honey. Whatever you want to do with it.
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    Give Your Thoughts

    I checked a hive this afternoon, first time in two weeks. Last time I checked it was a fairly strong hive. The honey stores were adequate. I did take some sugar water with me in case the stores...
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    Re: Mann Lake Extracting Bundle

    Ddawg, I bought a ML extractor 3 years ago and have been pleased with it. I bought it when I had 5 hives and now I have 20 and it is still plenty extractor for me. It is hand cranked.
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    Re: Hello from South Mississippi

    Welcome. I am in Northwest MS. Wish you luck as you start your new addiction.
  15. Re: tap water and mixing sugar water. don't work!

    If I mix my sugar water the day before I use hot tap water. If I mix it and serve it up the same day I use cold tap water. however, it does take more stirring time when I use the cold tap water.
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    Re: Honey Prices in your part?

    My honey sells for
    1 pint jar, $8.00
    Quart jar, $16.00
    1 lb muth Jars $10.00

    I have no trouble selling all my honey. If my scales are correct the pint jar holds 22 oz. of honey
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Problems

    My suggestion is something I resort to ONLY as a last resort and in the past couple of years I have had to resort to this. Purchase Check Mite+ and use as directed on the package. I use several...
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    Re: Bees capping honey in undrawn foundation

    Janer, I found the same thing in some of my hives a couple of years ago. I dont know what caused it but I haven't seen it since.

    Dave
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    Re: Another Question on Straining

    Use them together.
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    Re: New guy from Mississippi

    Welcome to a fellow Mississppian. I am on the other end of the state in NW Mississippi, just south of Memphis. Good luck in your new addiction, beekeeping.

    Dave
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    Re: Letting go of Clarice

    I agree with NGAnderson, pinch the queen and do a newspaper combine. From my own experience, as limited as it is, you will spend a lot of tiime and effort trying to build up that hive when you could...
  22. Thread: crepe myrtle

    by Davebcrzy
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    Re: Maybe it depends on what else is available?

    julysun, they are working a weed that I call ironweed and sunflowers. If we don't get some rain soon, about all they will get is pollen because there will be no nector.
  23. Thread: crepe myrtle

    by Davebcrzy
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    Re: Maybe it depends on what else is available?

    Isn't it amazing how bees work. I have crepe myrtle around my house in NW Mississippi both pink and white. I have seen bees on it before but not in great numbers but none this year. My hives at...
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    Re: Cooked a hive

    OUCH! I cooked a hive also. I was transporting a hive home (was a 5 hour drive) with the entrance blocked but with screen stapled across he entrance. When I got home I knew I had a problem when I...
  25. Re: Question on huge amounts of bees around entrance at night

    I think it would be safe for you to remove the entrance reducer. Sounds like the bees are bearding on front of your hive. They do this in summer to help regulate the temps in the hive.
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