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    Re: Piping Queen?

    Thanks everyone for all the information. I did not hear piping according to the you tubes you folks pointed out. I had not heard piping before, only heard about it and heard something very...
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    Piping Queen?

    I made nuc that had 3 queen cells on to start. Checked a couple days ago and could hear piping. There was one cell that was chewed up and could see white larvae mush that the bees were eating at. ...
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    Re: Red Buckwheat

    The buckwheat will give dark, really different and strong flavor honey. Any buckwheat that I know of only has nectar in the mornings. If you had pure buckwheat honey it is a dark brown almost black...
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Yep, at a bakery or grocery store with bakery deli. As others said several sizes. Much cheaper than Home Depot or Lowes. Just a buck or two and sometimes free otherwise they go to the landfill.
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    Re: Upper entrance ?'s

    Great responses, thanks. Has anyone ever done a wedge on top the hive bodies under the queen excluder and another small wedge on top the excluder. Thoughts are so bees have easy access to both hive...
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    Upper entrance ?'s

    I would like to know what those of you do to do a upper entrance above the 2 brood boxes. Do you leave a small spacer about a quarter inch and leave open most of it during the summer? Does anyone...
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    Re: Lip Balm Help

    mleck
    I am assuming you have made your lip balm, but if you have lots of wax try lotion bars and hand cream. The lotion bars are the ticket to enclose in birthday cards or any occasion card and...
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    Re: Buckwheat Question

    I bet Tokyo is the same as the Japanese buckwheat @ FEDCO. Here is how they describe it:
    Japanese Buckwheat OG Fagopyrum esculentum Large-seeded type.
    Excellent smother crop. Short maturity allows...
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    Re: Need beekeeping craft for 4-H

    This bee lining was interesting. Our project classes are in Jan, Feb and Mar to get them ready for bee's in April so in Minnesota there are no bee's out to do bee lining but I will talk about this...
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    Re: Need beekeeping craft for 4-H

    What is bee lining?
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    Re: Sour smell in beeyard

    If you have any goldenrod around that will smell sour almost fermented sometimes. That's just what goldenrod nectar is like but the honey is good. It just lets you know that it is goldenrod time....
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    Need beekeeping craft for 4-H

    I help lead a 4-H Beekeeping group. Looking for a fun craft idea to do. We have made nuc's, fume boards, pollen patties,candy boards and put frames together before. Anyone have a fun easy craft...
  13. Thread: Wax Cleanup?

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    Re: Wax Cleanup?

    I think you are right about weighing chunks as it melts easy once in the mix. Just looked up weight conversion and 1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons. So I think after I get this stuff cleaned up I will...
  14. Thread: Wax Cleanup?

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    Re: Wax Cleanup?

    I am grating it to measure portions for different recipes. I would have wax mess everytime I make something melting it each time, another cup & spoon would be wax mess and grating one time...
  15. Thread: Wax Cleanup?

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    Wax Cleanup?

    Just wondering if there are any shortcuts to cleaning a grater after grating the wax for lip balm or other products. I used my electric salad grater to do all my wax at once as it's such a messy...
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    Re: Queen rearing 10 frame nuc box?

    I'm not a seasoned beekeeper and yea I guess that's what you would call what I'm trying to accomplish, a mating nuc. Do I need to keep entrances separate like having the middle area of the entrance...
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    Re: Queen rearing 10 frame nuc box?

    I was going to put 4 frames on each side and feeder(if need be). Frame of nectar, pollen, frame with queen cells, larvae & brood to keep nurse bees. So yes, 1/2 on each side.
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    Queen rearing 10 frame nuc box?

    I would like to take a 10 frame deep and put a divider board in the middle so that I can have 2 frames with queen cells in the works at once, one on each side. This year so many queens just quit...
  19. Thread: Energy Drink

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    Energy Drink

    Once you try this it's a keeper.
    ENERGY DRINK
    1/2 C honey
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 C lemon juice (I use the lemon in a bottle)
    7 1/2 C water
    Mix the honey is part of the water but have it warm to melt...
  20. Re: adventures in lip balm...plz share advice and recipes

    Riverbee1, did you find a great lip balm recipe? Looking at making some now that I have some beewax. Would love to get a beeks response on this topic also that is a great recipe.
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    Re: Late extraction, moldy comb

    I pulled 3 lg bins of honey to extract last August 2011 and didn't get it extracted. It has mold looking film like Fliese explained. I had it stored in the dinning room by a patio door where cold...
  22. Re: essential oils vs varroa: does it work? syrup recipe?

    When spraying the recipe of essential oils vs varroa, do you spray over everything on the frame. Over larvae, brood or what? I'm going to try it.
  23. Thread: Bee-havior

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    Re: Bee-havior

    I had very docile hives all summer. About a month ago I removed a queen from a hive for someone. Went into another hive for over 2 hours looking for that queen, removed a bunch of capped brood to...
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    Re: Freezing Frames?

    David, so you have froze frames and they don't sugar up? I just figured freezing would cause them to thicken to sugar. Does the time matter about freezing as I will not extract till sometime in...
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    Re: Clumping outside entrance?? pic...

    I Thank You all so much for the input. this is my 2nd year beekeeping and we rarely see it this hot with humidity in northern MN. I will sleep better knowing they are normal. Carol
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