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    Re: Keeping Pollen Patties from Drying Out

    Keith, What liquid should I use?
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    Keeping Pollen Patties from Drying Out

    How do you keep Pollen Patties semi-moist in the Hive? I use Mega-Bee from Dadant and mix in water and honey. They're very soft when I put them on the top bars, but they dry out and turn hard as a...
  3. Does Plastic Foundation Help or Inhibit Colony Maintaining Winter Brood Nest Temp?

    Is there any Data from the scientific beekeeping community on whether plastic foundation helps or inhibits a colony from mainting their proper winter brood nest temperature? Is anyone aware of...
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    Re: Extracting uncapped frames

    Yes, I have a refractomter and Yes I used one every year for the past 5 years I've been beekeeping. Because it's extremely dry, I'm seeing extracted honey between 16 & 17 %. An acquaintance of mine...
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    Extracting uncapped frames

    I don't know if it's related to the lack of rain in SW MO and heat, but it seems like I have many frames that are not capped or only 30-50% capped. Should I just cull out the frames that are almost...
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    From Southwest Missouri

    Hello beekeepers. I started the great adventure of beekeepig about 5 years ago after my dad passed away. He was a beekeeper for about 35 years. I started with 6 of his hives. Now I have 14. I...
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