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    Re: Strange queen cell business

    It reminds me of something like what the "Cape Bees" do.
  2. Re: What is the lowest temperature bees will forage at?

    It really depends on what you mean by forage. Does one bee every 30 sec or so constitute foraging or does it mean 5-10 per second? When I think of foraging, I think more along the lines of the latter...
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    Re: HBH Drench for Nosema C

    Just a hint, Fumigilin-B can increase your honey production by 1000%. I would use it even if it is not effective on Nosema C.
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    Re: Is This Typical?

    Unfortunately, nowadays most hives have at least a small population of hive beetles. The thing is, is that a strong hive will keep the beetles in their place and their populations in check. It has...
  5. Thread: Bleach and AFB

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    Bleach and AFB

    Will the hypochlorite ion (bleach) kill the American Foulbrood spore?
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    Put the deep on a really strong hive. If the hive...

    Put the deep on a really strong hive. If the hive has enough bees in it, it will be cleaned out in about one day. How do you plan to store this dark comb? Para-Moth crystals?
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    Honey is honey. However, I would be leery of...

    Honey is honey. However, I would be leery of selling this honey made from coke products as there are some people who are allergic to high fructose corn syrup.
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    What do you mean when you say "cold honey"?

    What do you mean when you say "cold honey"?
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    I pull the majority of my honey off uncapped. The...

    I pull the majority of my honey off uncapped. The capping process takes the bees alot of time and hard effort when they could be focusing on putting in more honey. Therefore, if I were you, I would...
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    What do you mean when you say "cold honey"?

    What do you mean when you say "cold honey"?
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    If you can see eggs, I would not mess with the...

    If you can see eggs, I would not mess with the hive. Even the most experienced beekeepers will kill about 1 in 100 queens just by inspecting the colony. You will eventually see her one day. However,...
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    One way to prevent ants from being able to get to...

    One way to prevent ants from being able to get to hives is by placing a coffee can of oil and setting the stand legs in it.
  13. Thread: powdered sugar

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    Looks like the comophous does the best job. I...

    Looks like the comophous does the best job. I have started to experiment with powdered sugar. To apply, I just get down into the brood chamber sprinkle about a cup of powdered sugar on the tops of...
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    I like a deep and an Illinois for brood. Easier...

    I like a deep and an Illinois for brood. Easier to inspect and seemingly more area for egglaying. This year I had some excellent queens who required a deep and 2 Illinois to lay in. Inevitably, one...
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    If you don't have at least 3 to 4 supers above...

    If you don't have at least 3 to 4 supers above the one that they are storing the majority of their nectar in, then you are robbing yourself of honey. They need area above to move the nectar around to...
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    Table saw jig saw would work.

    Table saw jig saw would work.
  17. Thread: medium supers

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    My mentor chooses to use this method. However, I...

    My mentor chooses to use this method. However, I personally like to use one deep and one medium above that. I think that you will have more surface area for the queens to lay in in the deep than the...
  18. Thread: newbie question

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    It was not a queen. Queens do not really look...

    It was not a queen. Queens do not really look that big when they are flying because they are only slightly wider than a worker.
  19. Thread: Spacing frames

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    You will get more area to lay brood with 10...

    You will get more area to lay brood with 10 frames in the brood area. When your bees start making honey, put 9 frames in the honey supers fitted with metal spacers. I would not suggest 8 frames. The ...
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    Now!!!

    Now!!!
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    Shapleigh, It would simply be the price...

    Shapleigh,

    It would simply be the price of the honey + the price of the shipping. The sourwood that I made back in the summer was white in color and pungent in flavor (virtually no...
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    Shapleigh, It would simply cost whatever the...

    Shapleigh,

    It would simply cost whatever the shipping would run + the price of the honey. The sourwood that I harvested this year has virtually no impurities. The honey was white and the flavor...
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    Angi In the cluster formation the size of the...

    Angi

    In the cluster formation the size of the hive is inconsequential. The bees could have 10 supers on and maintain the same temperature. They only warm the cluster with the ambient heat from...
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    You put your time and HARD WORK into production...

    You put your time and HARD WORK into production of honey. You would aslo like to offset the expenses of operating if not make a profit. Whenever I analyze my honey pricing I remember the 100 degree...
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    Poll: KEEP MITE RESISTANT BEES. The genetically...

    KEEP MITE RESISTANT BEES. The genetically superior bees will live through survivor colonies regardless fo the pests which present themselves.
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