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    Re: Honey Harvesting Issue

    In the end I actually DID use a leaf blower. And ... IT worked! Hooray!

    So, I didn't try to shake them off purely because I didn't have the time. I know this is not the way one is supposed to do...
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    Re: Honey Harvesting Issue

    Hmmm... I do have a feather (pheasant, I think). My other issue is that some of the frames are drawn together so to pull them out one by one means I'd rip the comb and to pull them out together is...
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    Re: Honey Harvesting Issue

    Hmmm... JD I was afraid that would be someone's answer. Sigh...

    No queen and no brood in the super. And yes, we cleared the passages in the escape board before we put it on.

    I really don't...
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    Honey Harvesting Issue

    Hi gang, long time since I have been on. (I did have a baby, so been a little busy...)

    Quick background:

    Hubby and I have 5 hives - very small hobby type operation. Have only been doing this...
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    Re: Wax Moth and Combining

    Thanks! That's what I've done today. Then I cleaned out all the wax from the frame and scraped it out of all the crevices etc., along with some pretty gooey moth larvae. Blech...

    Frames won't...
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    Wax Moth and Combining

    Hi guys!

    Been a while since I've been on here. Crazy family year this year...

    Anyway, I need help. I'll try to be brief. -

    We started keeping this spring. Two hives about 12 feet apart. ...
  7. Re: Two hives and an issue with defecting bees

    Agreed - sort of. The experiment, and that is what it is, was to set two hives in roughly the very same place but give them very different environments and see how they did. Guess I got an answer,...
  8. Two hives and an issue with defecting bees

    Hello All,

    I read here more than I post, but I have a problem I can't find an answer for, so I guess it is time for me to type a little.

    A week ago yesterday I installed two packages of bees,...
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    Re: How close to the fence?

    Let me see if I can describe this a bit better.

    Yes, Swede, wooden privacy fence. It is 5'. On the immediate other side of it is a small paved area, like a sidewalk, that is about three feet...
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    Re: What kind of paint?

    :):) Thanks! I'm encouraged. These boxes are cypress, so I think I'm fine.

    What about the tops? We have metal, telescoping tops. Any reason to think it helps to manage the temps if we paint...
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    How close to the fence?

    True newbee here. We are getting ready to put the boxes out soon. The area I have planned for them is fairly narrow and is bordered by fence. Putting them near the fence is deliberate. I want...
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    Re: What kind of paint?

    Is there anyone who doesn't paint? I have nice woodenware, cypress, and I'm thinking I may just leave it unfinished. I know people generally paint, but I've also read some comments that say it...
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    Re: Syrup vs dry sugar??

    Good to know. What about in the early spring?
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    Re: Syrup vs dry sugar??

    Ok - Admittedly I'm very new at this, before new really. But...

    Is there anyone who feeds ONLY dry sugar when they feed? Is there a reason not to do that?

    Thanks for indulging the ignorant...
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    Re: Greetings from the Coastal Empire

    Thanks, gang! Hope the holidays are being kind to all.
  16. Re: Beginning Plans - Looking for Experienced Advice.

    Thanks again, to all who have continued to answer my note here.



    We ordered AJ's on the recommendation of the club president, but I see your point. I do have screened bottom boards so it...
  17. Re: Beginning Plans - Looking for Experienced Advice.

    Thanks guys, for all the encouragement!



    AJ's Beetle Eaters, the large ones, are on the way!

    Ravenseye, it's not your fault you're a Yankee. :D I'm not from here originally either,...
  18. Beginning Plans - Looking for Experienced Advice.

    Greetings!

    The hubby and I will be making our first foray into beekeeping this spring. We plan on starting with two hives in the back yard, being totally accepting of whatever addiction may come...
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    Greetings from the Coastal Empire

    Just a quick hello to all from the beautiful SouthEast coast of Georgia.

    Hubby and I plan to start a couple of hives in our back yard this spring and I've been on here reading voraciously for a...
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