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    Brushy ventilated jackets?

    Has anyone tried the new Brushy Mt. Ventilated jacket? Anyone know how it compares with Ultrabreeze?
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    Re: Will mature queen pipe?

    I have a split raising its own queen and have heard piping now going on 7 days (the 'quacking' replies stopped after about the 3rd day). Does this mean she still hasn't gone on her mating flights?
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    Brushy ventilated suit

    Has anyone seen/tried the new Brushy Mt. Ventilated jacket? How is it compared to Ultrabreeze or Mannlake?
    Thanks
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    Piping and Quacking

    A hive with swarm cells and the old queen gone started piping and quacking. This has been going on for 5 days now. I thought is was something the first hatched queen did to locate the others. Does...
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    Moving and returning Nucs

    I opened my strongest hive and found so many queen cells that I made 3 nucs with frames full of bees from the mother hive. Worried that the bees would all return to the original hive, I took the...
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    Queen released from queen cell?

    I put a frame with capped queen cells into a Nuc box and waited. When I went back in, one of the queen cells was neatly opened, one chewed through and two were still capped. Thinking a queen had...
  7. Thread: Speakers?

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    Re: Speakers?

    Thanks everyone
  8. Thread: Speakers?

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    Speakers?

    Is there anything like a speaker's bureau for authorities on various aspects of beekeeping? I am in an association that is putting together programs for the upcoming year and we are interested in...
  9. Thread: Speaker?

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    Speaker?

    Our club (in Virgnia) is interested in getting someone to speak on apitherapy at a beekeeper's workshop- any suggestions?
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    Tried the new Betterbee Pollen Trap?

    Has anyone tried the new Betterbee pollen trap? The pictures make it look a lot like the Sundance bottom mounted trap - I'd be interested in any reviews/recommendations.
    Thanks
  11. Thread: Dense honey?

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    Re: Dense honey?

    Thanks everyone. An old time local tells me it's black locust. I intend to do all the culinary things everyone has suggested.
    Ain't this a great forum?
  12. Thread: Dense honey?

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    Dense honey?

    I took a few supers off and extracted a couple of days ago - very early in this part of the country. The honey is almost water white and extra sweet - but DENSE. Refractometer read 15 - 16% and the...
  13. Thread: Temperature

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    Re: Temperature

    Thanks everyone
  14. Thread: Temperature

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    Temperature

    What is the optimum temperature for storying liquid honey?
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    Re: Chef Needs Help

    I agree about not recommending The Last Beekeeper - it does presume you know a lot about beekeeping - and it is VERY depressing (watching adults cry is never fun). The focus is more on beekeepers...
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    Queen Outside the Hive???

    One of my hives had a bunch of dead and dying bees out front. Looking closer, I found yet more dead under the hive. I looked under the screened bottom board and there was a cluster of bees in one...
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    Re: A reason not to weed the garden

    Would you mind if I used some of these pictures for bee displays, etc
  18. Thread: how to merge

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    Re: how to merge

    They won't fight each other?
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    Extracting/crystallization?

    We were extracting some frames today from supers that were empty as of July 1 and full as of August 1. They were beautifully drawn out and uncapped easily. HOWEVER, when I went to take them out of...
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    how to merge

    Let's say I have a neglected hive that lost its queen and took forever to raise another. It's down to one or two frames of old bees but all of a sudden now has a big fat and laying queen.
    In the...
  21. Thread: Saving Wax

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    Re: Saving Wax

    I put a paper towel over the loaf pan and hold it on with a rubber band. It filters beautifully and the paper makes a nice fire starter later. Also, be sure to have an inch or two of water in the...
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    Re: Maxant 20 frame

    If you're in a rush to finish the draining, try using a squeegie while it's tilted. I found a shower one at Bed Bath & Beyond that is easy to clean silicone and fits 5 gal buckets perfectly too.
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    I had that happen last year with one (the middle)...

    I had that happen last year with one (the middle) of my four hives. Among the dead at the hive entrance, I found a queen - and there was a queen in the hive box too - I thought at the time that...
  24. What about the first swarm? Shouldn't that have...

    What about the first swarm? Shouldn't that have had the old queen in it and shouldn't she have started laying right away?
  25. Swarms, afterswarms and no queens in sight.

    I had a really strong hive that swarmed on April 26. I caught the swarm, put it in a deep with a frame of older brood from another hive. They stayed and and they have been bringing in pollen and...
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