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    How late can you feed 2 to 1 syrup?

    I have seen some beeks state that you have to give bees enough time to ripen and cap syrup for winter when feeding. I see other beeks state to keep feeding as long as they will take it if their...
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    Foreign bees trapped during robbing.

    So what happens to foreign bees that are trapped when you seal up a hive during a robbing event? Are they killed, or will they be adopted eventually? I ask because I put on a robbing screen in the...
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    Feeding old honey

    Any reason I can't feed some older honey I have (from my own hives) to nucs to get them ready for winter? I have a list of clients that snap up my new honey, but I don't want to sell them this older...
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    Re: Feeding the bees now

    Also, you may want to put an anti-robbing screen on that smaller hive as you do this, a warm day plus open nectar and feed could put them into a world of hurt this time of year.
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    Re: Feeding the bees now

    Hi, Mike, I would go with zhiv9's advice, storing mostly uncapped frames is asking for trouble. Also his advice of taking them off when goldenrod fades is good (just not in this case perhaps). I...
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    Re: Queenless hive combine?

    I had an almost identical situation, except the nuc I wanted to combine the laying worker hive with was stronger, 3 partial frames of brood, 3 partial of nectar in progress (I start nucs in 8 frame...
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    No smell yet here, but yellowing and some starting to open. The sweet clover is still in the last gasp of blooming stage, so looks like no dearth here this year. Which is great because I have a...
  8. Thread: Sumac

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    Sumac

    Do all species of Sumac produce nectar?

    JC
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    Re: Two nucs cannibalizing brood.

    I live in Iowa too, and I have some nucs that just haven't taken off when the queen started laying. Upon inspection I noticed that they had honey left from the frame I gave them,but the pollen was...
  10. Re: With no mouths to feed , honey is simply increased !

    This does happen that way, but it is not something for nothing. All that extra honey will be used up to make new bees when the new queen starts to lay to reestablish the hives numbers as the older...
  11. Re: Returning a queen to her original hive

    As a person who spent 15 minutes yesterday trying to find a big fat queen on a frame that I JUST SAW (I wanted to mark her, I never did find her again, finally gave up and put the frame back.) I can...
  12. Thread: ABJ Update

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    Re: ABJ Update

    This is a topic where everyone has already made up their minds. I don't see much point of even discussing it here.

    JC
  13. Re: Suggestion for Ultra-breeze suit owners or buyers

    Beekkirk, I would like to see those pictures! What fabric did you use?

    JC
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    Re: Dead Out a possible swarm trap?

    Could go either way. I have had swarms move into deadouts, other times they can just sit. It's a roll of the dice. Personally, I would leave it as a swarm trap, unless you really want your duck...
  15. Suggestion for Ultra-breeze suit owners or buyers

    As I was stitching up another rip in my Ultra-breeze suit today it occurred to me. I'm rough on suits. Nothing wrong with the suit, it has generally held up beautifully, but crawling on shingles,...
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    Re: Using a Blacklight to see eggs

    Interesting question. I have no idea, but it is nice to see someone thinking outside the box. I have a hard time seeing eggs, even with reading glasses now a days, so I will be interested in the...
  17. Re: The flower I recommend for you. Rich Pollen/Nectar source

    Sounds like something I should avoid, my property is right next to a prairie reserve in Iowa, and I would not want to introduce a non-native (for Iowa) to that enviroment.

    JC
  18. Re: The flower I recommend for you. Rich Pollen/Nectar source

    Dave, when you say "everywhere", how far away from the original planting were you finding it?
    The info I found on it say the seed needs complete darkness to germinate, is the seed very fine?

    JC
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Welcome! Remember, "ignorant" questions are what we are here for. Better 20 newbee questions than a dead hive.

    JC
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    My nucs are plowing through these as well. I also was glad that I popped some more in the warm day that I had about 2 weeks ago. Most of my full size hives haven't touched them, but they have...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    Alternately, you can get her on board with some aspect of beekeeping. Selling honey, or making beeswax candles perhaps.

    JC
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    I took such a financial bath trying to breed and sell horses, that my husband is very happy with my new bee obsession. Still have a couple of horses, but no longer spending money like water trying...
  23. Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    Hey JW, who uses that kind of pallet? The ones I have always seen just nail boards on top of a shallow box or three runners.

    JC
  24. Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    Concensus? :lpf::lpf::lpf:

    JC
  25. Re: USDA applies for OA registation, Feb 4, 2015

    Just a comment, then I will drop this as going off topic. For nothing to do with patent law they have 4 patents
    http://www.drugpatentwatch.com/ultimate/tradename/index.php?query=MUCINEX.
    And it...
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