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  1. Re: Live throws a curve ball...will the bees be OK

    First of all I hope you are feeling better. I went through the same thing and your health's more important than bees but I understand your concern. If you can not get someone else to help don't do it...
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    Re: how to get bees out of my garage?

    I had the same problem and it was a disaster. Thank goodness for my leaf blower. It took 4 days and then I did what I should have done in the first place,.... move the supers to my barn and power...
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    Re: fume board honey harvest

    I use a product called Bee Dun from Dadant. First you will find a lot of bees in the supers. I use fume boards but I do not feel they work all that well. So I end up working without it and hers there...
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    Re: Bacteria and Our Amazing Bees

    That is fascinating. I believe some health care providers actually use honey patches to heal wounds so this information seems to make some sense.
  5. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Re: Dead Hives

    Possibly as I will have to check further but I have 4 deeps... 2 per hive Could make 2 hives from the 4. I have no queens.
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    Re: Dead Hives

    Vance
    Actually they were not first year hives and I did super them. I am not certain but they swarmed or were robbed. I had to purchase some new bee packages this year, and I only bought 3 from a...
  7. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Dead Hives

    I have 2 hives that are queen less and essentially dead. I have 2 deeps on each hive and 10 frames per deep. The frames are still filled with honey. I have very few bees and I would like some advice...
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    Re: Do bees know their beekeeper?

    If they know me they sure don't like me.
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    Moisture Content

    I was wondering what moisture content others are getting this year in their honey.It has been a strange year and I had a few supers that I returned to the hives with moisture above 18.6%. Most of my...
  10. Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    Sorry
    I am closer to60#/hive. Its really not a meaningful number as each hive is different. I am also talking about only productive hives. I have some dead hives I have not counted, and left them...
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    Good advice . I will wait a few days and remove. This time they will be stored in my barn where I can cover them and protect from mice and insects.a
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    I finally placed my supers back on the hives and out of my garage. My wife is thrilled not to have any bees in the garage and quite frankly I am also pleased. I plan to leave them on until it is time...
  13. Re: Cleaning Wax Capping before using Solar melter

    I placed some of my sticky honey inside a muslin cloth and set in the solar waxer. It worked but I was unable to keep the bees out and they began to attack and damage the wax. I am now leaving the...
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    Re: Cleaning bees wax

    I experimented and set a few supers out for the bees to clean up. The problems was they devasted the wax. I just placed the remainder on my hives.
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    Re: Stacked Wet Frames

    I use screened inner covers so I just experimented moment ago with taking 4 supers and placing them in a an area along a very long drive. In moments the bees found them.I could place them on top of...
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    Stacked Wet Frames

    This year I stacked my wet frames in the garage with a plastic tray beneath them. I have some concern about the honey fermenting however I have never had any experience with the fermenting...
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    Re: Cleaning bees wax

    I asked the same question and had various answers. Some folks responded they wash the cap pings for 24 hours.I have a solar melter and simply wrapped the gooey way in a ball and wrapped apiece of...
  18. Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    I am averaging about 50# per hive. That does not count some hives that simply have not produced due to swarming and robbing. I have decided to let the bees do their thing and do not micro-manage as...
  19. Does Anyone use Wet Supers On top of Deeps?

    I have pulled my supers and each hive is left with 2 deeps (10 frames full of honey) and one partially filled super. I noticed each hive has extensive numbers of bees covering the top bars of the...
  20. Re: How to tell if I have a laying worker or a new queen?

    This is a great article and I found it very informative.
    Thanks
  21. Re: Cleaning Wax Capping before using Solar melter

    Wow
    Those are some really big melters. I will give it a try this way and also try washing a batch as a test.
    Thanks
  22. Re: Cleaning Wax Capping before using Solar melter

    Sounds great. I will have to dry it in some other place than the sun because the bee will be on it for days unless that is not an issue. The following post suggests letting the bees clean it anyway....
  23. Cleaning Wax Capping before using Solar melter

    I use a machine and also hand scrap the capping from my supers.I have a oblong plastic canister with an upper and lower compartments.The upper container can be separated from the bottom and has slots...
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    Re: Frames with more than 18.6% moisture

    Some of the frames were capped on one side and uncapped on the other side. I scrapped the honey and wax from the capped side and left the uncapped honey on the other side. The capped honey was fine...
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    Frames with more than 18.6% moisture

    While extracting honey from many super frames, I ended up with about 11 frames that are higher than 18.6% (19.5%-20%). I set them aside and now have a quandary of what to do with them. I would place...
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