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    I don't understand this at all, but I went back...

    I don't understand this at all, but I went back to the same hive the next day and it didn't smell at all. Actually it smelled like the normal honey smell, but no sour smell at all. The night that...
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    Michael- why do you do your extracting in your...

    Michael- why do you do your extracting in your kitchen? i just acquired a 20-frame extractor and am still trying to figure out where to set it up. my wife's kitchen is not an option, but the shop...
  3. So how much is too much in terms of uncapped? ...

    So how much is too much in terms of uncapped? Most of my frames are totally capped, and I did not pull any of the frames with a lot of uncapped. But I did pull a couple with small patches of...
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    Is there any problem with extracting frames with sections of uncapped honey? I was just wondering how it would affect the moisture content of the honey.

    thanks

    don
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    I forgot to not in my previous post that this...

    I forgot to not in my previous post that this hive was a package on new equipment. I used foundationless frames, so they pulled all their own comb from scratch.
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    I opened one of my hives today to pull supers and...

    I opened one of my hives today to pull supers and it smelled sort of like vinegar. I didn't have time to do a full inspection to see if anything else looked funky.

    Any ideas?

    thanks
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    It is definitely not a dearth right now. Our...

    It is definitely not a dearth right now. Our main flow is just tapering to a close, but there are still plenty of blossoms available.

    I need to go over and sit to actually observe this supposed...
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    Great idea Joe. I might just try it.

    Great idea Joe. I might just try it.
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    This post is on the level. I have never seen...

    This post is on the level. I have never seen bees bother folks for food. I have four hives about 20 yards from my front deck and we have never been bothered eating out on the deck. But then again,...
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    I have a single hive of bees in a neighbor's...

    I have a single hive of bees in a neighbor's orchard. He swears that the bees are bothering his customers and getting on the food that they are eating. For example, he says that they are going...
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    Check out the Olympic Wilderness Apiary @...

    Check out the Olympic Wilderness Apiary @ www.owa.cc

    They say, " SUMMARY:

    We feel we have produced a bee stock that has enabled us to eliminate the use of harmful chemicals in the hive,...
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    thanks, i appreciate your help

    thanks, i appreciate your help
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    Do I have to get the attendants out of the cage...

    Do I have to get the attendants out of the cage before introducing the queen? I made 2 splits yesterday and they have been queenless for that time.

    What is the best way to get the attendants...
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    So how important is it to get all the attendants...

    So how important is it to get all the attendants out of the little queen cage before introducing her? I am putting her in a nuc that has been w/o a queen for about 24 hours. I have not found a good...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to decide...

    Thanks for the feedback. I am trying to decide between the Yugo-Carni's and NWC. I have read a lot about the NWC, but only at the Taber site abo9ut the Yugo's.
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    I am considering getting some Yugo-Carnolian...

    I am considering getting some Yugo-Carnolian queens from Tabers. Anyone had any experience with their queens?

    Thanks for the info.
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    Thanks for the info. I am anxious to see what...

    Thanks for the info. I am anxious to see what they come up with but am just feeding them and staying out of their way for a while. How soon should I see progress on them drawing out comb from the...
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    OK, I started my packages with a combination of...

    OK, I started my packages with a combination of starter strips, foundationless frames and SC wax. My problem with the wax foundation is that without wiring it, I couldn't keep the darn stuff from...
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    I have chronic neck pain because of a crushed...

    I have chronic neck pain because of a crushed disk years ago in a car wreck. My neck pain develops into migraines on a frequent basis. I started noticing that all my neck pain goes away when I get...
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    I have heard Michael say that he doesn't...

    I have heard Michael say that he doesn't necessarily wire his frames. Is that because he mostly uses foundationless and starter strips or because he has some sort of effect on his bees that makes...
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    OK, I fixed up enough frames to replace the ones...

    OK, I fixed up enough frames to replace the ones where the foundation folded. I used your suggestion with the melted wax in the slot via spoon method Michael. Seemed to work pretty slick, but the...
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    Michael- you say that you check them every night?...

    Michael- you say that you check them every night? Do you just peek in the top? Why doesn't this bother them?
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    Michael, I will try the molten beeswax with a...

    Michael,

    I will try the molten beeswax with a spoon idea.

    I have not done starter strips yet, just full sheets of foundation and they evidently were not adequately secured. But I will fix...
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    Thanks for the idea about baking soda. I will...

    Thanks for the idea about baking soda. I will give it a try.
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    Thanks Jim. I did not know that. Can I adapt...

    Thanks Jim. I did not know that. Can I adapt the slotted frames to work with wax by just snugging a piece of wood up against the wax sheets?
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