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    Re: how hard is extractor to crank?

    I have a hand crank 2 frame extractor and it is not hard to crank, however it gets tiresome after you crank for awhile, especially if you have a lot of supers to extract. It does a good job getting...
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    First stings of the year

    I went out to check on a package that was installed on April 1st. The weather was windy and cloudy and about 70 degrees. I thought I would just take a quick look under the top feeder so I didn't...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught my first swarm of the season the morning of 5/22/10. Got the call and they were on the head of a practice calf roping dummy in their backyard about 2-3 feet off the ground. Just swept them...
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    I too could smell the honey from one of my hives...

    I too could smell the honey from one of my hives this evening. I was there just before they quit flying for the evening and the hive had quite a roar to it. Can't wait to harvest the honey!
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    I got mine yesterday and my wife says thank you...

    I got mine yesterday and my wife says thank you thank you.
  6. Thread: Harvest amounts

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    I have two hives, one started from a package this...

    I have two hives, one started from a package this year with no harvest, the other I harvested 84 Lbs from.
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    I live just North of Brooksbeefarm in Buffalo MO...

    I live just North of Brooksbeefarm in Buffalo MO and my bees have not yet started working the golden rod either. Last year they worked it a little later in the year but not heavily.
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    Thanks for all of the information. I have been...

    Thanks for all of the information. I have been out of town all weekend and just returned this evening (Sunday). It has been very hot and humid here with temps in the upper 90's therefore I...
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    Booming Hive What to do

    I have a hive that I started from a package spring of 2007 on a dead out so they had 2 deep hive bodies of drawn comb to start with. I pulled about a 5 gallon bucket of honey off of this hive after...
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    Bees above inner cover

    Thanks for the info. This is a wonderful site with very helpful people. I tend to do more reading of the threads to obtain information however once in a while I come across something that I haven't...
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    Bees above inner cover

    I removed a super to extract and noticed a handfull of bees above the inner cover. After extracting I went to replace the super above the inner cover to let the girls clean it up and the top of the...
  12. Thread: First Harvest

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    Thanks for the advice about putting the wet super...

    Thanks for the advice about putting the wet super back on the hive. I extracted for the first time today and got 5 gal. from a deep super. I was excited to see MY honey coming out of the extractor...
  13. Thread: First Harvest

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    First Harvest

    I have been keeping bees for 3 years and this year is the first year I will be getting honey from them. I went out this afternoon and pulled a deep super completly full of capped honey. I placed a...
  14. Thread: No Eggs or Brood

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    I will try to find a queen quickly. Does...

    I will try to find a queen quickly.

    Does anybody know where I can purchase a queen quickly? I plan to make some phone calls to some of the suppliers listed in the latest issue of Bee Culture...
  15. Thread: No Eggs or Brood

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    I took Sierrabees advice and just got back from...

    I took Sierrabees advice and just got back from opening up this hive after dark and looking down into it with a flashlight. The bees are still there clustering on about 4 frames, therefore tomorrow...
  16. Thread: No Eggs or Brood

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    No Eggs or Brood

    I consider myself a beginner at Bee Keeping, I have been trying it for a couple of years. I have a hive that made it through the winter however seems to stay the same very small size and I don't see...
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