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    Re: lemon honey first time

    If on adds juice...lemon,blackberry or other to honey does it not raise the moisture content and promote fermentation?
    I would love to make some flavoured honeys. Could those that have experience...
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    Thanks Lauri...would love to work with your Queens:)
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    Thanks so much.
    I still have syrup in the tbh...they are still taking it in.
    Where does one put dry sugar bricks in a tbh?...do you put on the floor of the hive just after the last comb and then...
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    Re: whats going on here?

    What "smell" are you looking for?
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    Re: smaller space = warmer bees?

    If a tbh is only half filled with comb do you leave the comb at one end or is it necessary to move it towards the middle of the hive? I worry about:

    Crushing the Queen this late in the year if...
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    Re: Exporting queens outside the USA

    What about to Canada? With correct paper work in place it can be done for Queens. It would be great if we had access to your Queens!
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    Re: Pest control sprayed my trap out

    Is it possible that one family gave you permission to run a trap out and a different family member called in the folks to kill them? Sometime there are conflicting views within one family.
  8. Re: Would honey support a diabetic in a Post Apocalyptic Event?

    Sugars are used when one gets excess insulin resulting in dangerously low blood sugar levels. Honey works well for this. Insulin is used to allow the body access to glucose..if one lacks adequate...
  9. Single 5 frame Nucs...who over winters these in colder, wet locations

    I expect I will be entering winter with some single 5 frame Nucs. They have a second box but they had them put on early Aug when we had little forage happening. The frames were not drawn...bare...
  10. Re: Hive is consuming pollen like crazy...what do I do now?

    I have not offered my bees protein patties as they are hauling in pollen. Should I put a bit on the frames below the inner cover?
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    Re: Could winter bees already be here?

    I have not been in my hives much the past couple of months but they are now bringing in more pollen than they have since June. Hope that activity lasts for a while. Still see bee orienting mid...
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    Re: Neighbor complaint

    We feed them year round. Adding food colouring allows us to see if it is coming into the hives. So far it has not.
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    Re: Flir one

    Did you say this will not work with the iPhone 6?
  14. Thread: filtering wax

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    Re: filtering wax

    I heat the cappings. Let it cool. Lift off the wax block.

    I put some water in a large pan..turkey pan or large cake pan ...put 1/8 inch screen over the pan, paper towel on the screen, wax cake on...
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    Re: Bees around top of hive

    I used nylon window screen and the wasps ate right through it!
  16. Thread: Wax Moths

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    Re: Wax Moths

    If you live in an area that will soon have nights below 50 degrees and will get a good night freeze before the end of Oct can you simply leave your frames outside? At what temps are wax moths active?...
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    Re: HARVESTING HONEY .

    I have had many things go very wrong...or at least not to my expectation but so far honey collection has not been one of them. Except when my husband left the door to the extraction open for a day...
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    Re: To newspaper combine or not?

    Thanks...it seems from another thread I am not alone with weak, Queenless Nucs late in the year. I only wish they went off the rails earlier in the season.

    Is it worth observing a bit longer to be...
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    Re: Slaughter house line

    Or better yet restore such a wonderful piece of family history:)
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    Re: Question for the group

    I hope my kids will be as considerate of me as I age...your Dad is a fortunate man.
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    Re: Robbing and Yellow Jackets?

    I have soo many wasps around this year....sometimes I think they are doing better than my bees. We never had so many before I started the hives.

    For next year is there any way to keep wasp numbers...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I used purple foam board in my hives with no issues...bees didn't touch it.

    Last year I insulated and quilt boxed most of my hives. Some I didn't get around to kitting out. All were offered syrup...
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    To newspaper combine or not?

    Two weak Nucs..one is a 5 frame deep the other a five over 5.

    The single has some larvae and worker brood..I did not see a Queen. They are on 4 frames. Bringing in pollen but not taking syrup.
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    Re: Bees driving family nuts.

    We had a hive on the patio as it was interesting to sit and watch their porch. It never failed that if I stretched out on a lounger a guard bee would take offence and buzz me! I didn't get stung but...
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    Re: Protein patty supplementation

    Definitely yikes:). If someone knows of less pricy source that doesn't have a shipping yikes let folks know.
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