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  1. Thread: hive weight

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    Re: hive weight

    Just curious to see if hives are ready for winter. Not to see how much to feed but to see how much more honey I want to take off.
  2. Thread: hive weight

    by ilikebs
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    Re: hive weight

    Dude if I had the empty equipment laying around I never would have asked the question. But thanks for your valuable input.
  3. Thread: hive weight

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    hive weight

    how much would a complete hive with 2 10 frame deeps weigh not counting any honey? Bottom board, Bees, lid, inner cover, comb, everything but honey?
  4. Re: Maxant 16 gallon MODEL 600-2 200# Bottling Tank Used ($825) Maynard, MA

    Please contact me on my cell phone.
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    Re: extracting problem

    lots of mustard in May.
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    Re: extracting problem

    No brassica's for sure. And don't know of any Canola.

    By the way I am sure that this is this years honey because I had no supers on through the winter and I did not feed back any honey.
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    My late summer mite counts

    I have 2 bee yards that are about 5 miles apart and I am posting my mite counts for both yards. I treat 2 times per year late spring and late summer. I treat with powdered sugar 1 time every 7 days...
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    Honey bottling tank

    I am in the market for a good used 15-20 gallon heated bottling tank like the maxant. What brand do you use and why?
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    extracting problem

    I was extracting some honey yesterday and ran into a problem that I have never seen before. I pulled several frames from a few different hives and when I started to extract it I found the capped...
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    Powdered Sugar Mite Count

    What are the acceptable mite count numbers for Aug. and Sept. in the Midwest (Indiana). I plan on doing some powdered sugar shake testing this weekend and would like to know what numbers are...
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    Re: Another Hive has absconded due to shb

    My wife and I were given an abandoned hive this spring. When we got it home and opened it up we discovered it had about as many SHB's as bee's. We to the plastic coreboard stuff (it looks like...
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    Re: Uncapping question

    I take it down even with the frame that way that frame can be used anywhere in the hive and not just back out on the end.
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    Honey crystalized

    I was extracting a few days ago and the extractor got way out of balance. I checked everything over and all looked ok so I tried it again. The results were the same, the extractor tried to walk...
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    Honey production

    How many pounds of honey per producing hives do you average? By producing hives I mean hives I have set up for producing honey.
  15. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Re: Honey Prices

    I called and our local store does not have that magazine on their shelves.
  16. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Honey Prices

    How much are you selling clover or wildflower honey per Lb ? I live in the Midwest and I am curious what the local prices are and how much I should sell for to be competitive.
    Thanks
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    Bee Away, Bee Dun...

    Have any of ever used any of the products that are intended to get the bees out of the supers for extracting? Does it work? What brand have you tried that works best? I am wanting to see if will...
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    Last house on the left

    Yesterday I observed something that I thought was pretty interesting. At the bee yard at my house I have ten hives in a row. Yesterday I caught a swarm and decided I would put this one at my house...
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    observation hive glass spacing

    I am getting ready to build an observation hive. It will be 2 deep frames wide and 4 frames tall. For those of you that have built observation hive two frames wide, can you tell me what the ideal...
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    Re: Documenting Individual Hives

    I use numbered cattle ear tags. They are basically indestructible and they can be held on with a 1" drywall screw. I attaché mine to the back of the hive and record all info for that hive number in a...
  21. Thread: SHB Traps

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    SHB Traps

    What do you think is the best beetle trap? Why?
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    Re: Drones with yellow eyes....

    Fusion what would make you think they don't fly? Drones congregate in the air when it is queen mating season.
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    Maple tree pollen and nectar

    We know that in many areas the Red Maple is one of the first pollen producers that our bees can take advantage of. What about nectar, does the Maple tree bloom provide any or enough nectar for bees...
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    Re: Do you destroy these types of structures

    I leave them. They are a good way for the bees to cross into the box above. Not only that they are going to rebuild it.
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    Re: Why I think top entrances are a bad idea

    Last year I had a hive that I put a four inch bottom opening and a four inch top opening. Although I didn't actually count the bees I would say the top had twice as many bees going in and out as the...
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