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  1. Thanks. I'll have to check that out.

    Thanks. I'll have to check that out.
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    Thanks MB. The hive is pretty strong. I'll try...

    Thanks MB. The hive is pretty strong. I'll try adding a little HBH to the mix.
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    Two of my colonies are pretty light. I started...

    Two of my colonies are pretty light. I started feeding them both about a week ago. Both have a good young queen and a solid brood pattern.

    What would be the possible reasons why one colony...
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    Last year (August 25) I hived a softball sized...

    Last year (August 25) I hived a softball sized swarm into a deep hive body. I had serious doubts that it would make it through the winter. I requeened them, fed them syrup through the fall, added a...
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    I've been selling 1 lb jars for $5.00. The local...

    I've been selling 1 lb jars for $5.00. The local health food place wants 5-6 cases (24 per case). I'm not sure how much to discount for bulk. Any ideas?

    We control the price of honey as much as...
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    When replacing a frame, I have found it better to...

    When replacing a frame, I have found it better to slide it against the previous frame already in the hive. That prevents squishing them when frames are pushed back together.
  7. If I may quote Thomas Jefferson, "A country...

    If I may quote Thomas Jefferson, "A country governed least is governed best".
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    I had some wax moth damage last year to stored...

    I had some wax moth damage last year to stored supers. I plan on freezing my supers for a couple of days before sealing them up and storing them. Will freezing kill the eggs, or just the larvae?
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    I use butt joints. I've found they last as long...

    I use butt joints. I've found they last as long as box joints or rabbets, as long as I glue and screw them together, and seal the end grain with some high quality caulk before painting.
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    I bottom super with foundation, and top super...

    I bottom super with foundation, and top super with drawn comb. The bees seem to draw fundation better when it's closer to the brood.
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    No, just normal beeswax foundation. I have tried...

    No, just normal beeswax foundation. I have tried some of the plastic foundation with wax coating, but the bees seem to draw the beeswax better. I've been reading a little on the small cell and...
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    I only have four hives. Two in the meadow, two...

    I only have four hives. Two in the meadow, two in my yard. I also have a six frame observation hive. I don't think I'm doing anything special. Two deeps. Re-queening in late summer. Light...
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    My hives are in a rural setting, and placed in a...

    My hives are in a rural setting, and placed in a 15 acre meadow. There is clover and mint in the meadow, various amounts of brush and laurel, holly, poplar, and locust trees. I think MB hit it...
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    Well four days later I got the hive opened up...

    Well four days later I got the hive opened up again. I could not find the queen in the supers, nor any new eggs or larvae. I found about four frames of eggs in the brood boxes, but never did find...
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    Yesterday I pulled four capped supers off one of...

    Yesterday I pulled four capped supers off one of my hives. I left two partially capped supers on the hive. I used a fume board with bee quick, and still had to blow out a lot of bees. This...
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    I have found that a fall nectar flow around the...

    I have found that a fall nectar flow around the Annapolis area is slim to none. I always suppliment with plenty of sugar syrup in the fall.
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    I know of a couple of beekeepers who take a few...

    I know of a couple of beekeepers who take a few hives into Baltimore city, to take advantage of the basswood trees that are planted along a lot of city streets. Once the basswoods are finished, it's...
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    If I do split them, do the supers get divided...

    If I do split them, do the supers get divided with the bees?
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    I have a very strong colony in two deeps that I...

    I have a very strong colony in two deeps that I have kept from swarming to this point without splitting. They have drawn and filled 5 medium supers, (about 1/3 capped). This afternoon they were...
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    My strongest colony has 5 mediums drawn and full,...

    My strongest colony has 5 mediums drawn and full, yet only partially capped. Unfortunately, I found some of that hive hanging in a tree this afternoon. I'll check them again tomorrow.. My other...
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    Just curious. What kind of foundation are you...

    Just curious. What kind of foundation are you using?
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    >The original supercedure cell was gone and there...

    >The original supercedure cell was gone and there were four small, opened supercedure cells in a row on one side of one frame.

    I opened up one of my hives this weekend and was lucky enough to...
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    I'm not sure how humidity and temperature effects...

    I'm not sure how humidity and temperature effects the nectar production from plants, but I'm pretty sure that a heavy rain storm will wash it away. So I think that little rain at the peak nectar...
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    The bees in my observation hive washboard the...

    The bees in my observation hive washboard the inside of the hive quite frequently. I think it is pretty common behavior, they just don't do it outside as much.
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    I'm just south of you, dcrom. I have noticed a...

    I'm just south of you, dcrom. I have noticed a over the last 3 days a big increase in production. It should be the same for you. I would like to get a lot of that locust nectar in my supers, but I...
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