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    Re: Moving to Montrose, Can I Raise Bees there?

    I'm a hobby beekeeper and have a few hives at my Dad's home in Kansas. I have a home on the front range and don't keep bees there, but I do know and know of several bee keepers on the western slope...
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    Re: Casting Call bee obsession

    Is this the same production company that produced Billy the Exterminator? Just wondering...
  3. Re: Foundationless Frames in a Tangential Extractor?

    I watched a guy here extract foundationless frames in his 4 frame tangential extractor with no blowouts. He had cut some wire shelves from old refrigerators or freezers to the size of his frames,...
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    Re: round-up ready soybeans and honey bees

    Around here the beans bloom about the same time as our major sunflower bloom and the bees seem to prefer the sunflowers for nectar. I don't know about pollen.

    Almost all the beans grown around...
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    Re: Wiring own Frames?

    A guy around here has a different take on extracting foundationless frames in his tangential extractor. First, he took the wire shelves out of non working refrigerators he picked up for free as...
  6. Thread: 4H Beekeeping

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    Re: 4H Beekeeping

    Charla,

    You might check with Dadant or some of the other beekeeping supply stores. I think I read somewhere they are pretty good about supporting beekeeping classes, projects, etc. for kids. Also,...
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    Re: Maximillian Sunflowers

    Here in northern Kansas, we have both cultivated and wild sunflowers. They are a major fall flow and the bees seem to love them. I did extract a little bit a couple of years ago, and it started...
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    Re: powdered sugar for mites

    1 cup per deep is what I did last year and it worked great. I took off the top deep and dusted the bottom, then put the top back on and dusted it. 1 time per week for 6 weeks.

    Good luck!

    BB
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    Re: How Much to sell for?

    You'll have to ask them. I base my price on them because it's a well respected magazine written and edited by leaders in the field of beekeeping whose pedigrees are more easily verifiable than...
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    Re: ideas for smoker fuel ???

    I'm in the pine needle camp because it's available free from my neighbor. I know another longtime beek around here that uses "punky" wood from the woods around his house. Punky wood is the crumbly...
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    Re: How Much to sell for?

    My Sept. Bee Culture magazine lists average retail prices for your area as $7.79 per pint, 12.12 per quart and while they don't list gallons, they have 5# listed as $20.79 since a half gallon is...
  12. Thread: cloudy honey

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    Re: cloudy honey

    I'm not commercial, but I extracted mine mechanically and also only use a 600 micron filter. It is a little cloudy and thick at room temp. I can assure you I didn't add HFCS and attribute it to...
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    Re: Bad tasting honey?

    The worst tasting honey I've ever had came from a plastic packet with a major food companies name on it! :eek:
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    Re: Hive tracks and numbering hives

    Is the webinar archived somewhere and if so would you tell us the url?

    BB
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    Re: ----Bee Mags----

    I subscribe to Bee Culture. I've not read ABJ, but was told it more technical than BC. BC is technical enough for me. I do get free updates via email from both and enjoy them also. I haven't noticed...
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    Re: Honey Harvest time

    I thought the same thing that you'd killed your hive by only leaving one deep for them to winter on. If you have two deeps and they have 80 to 100 pounds of honey in them, you are probably OK....
  17. Thread: Filter

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    Re: Filter

    I have the plastic set and only use the 600 micron. I want the pollen left in the honey and that one gets rid of all the bee parts, but leaves the pollen. I don't have any problem with the honey...
  18. Thread: SHB question

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    Re: SHB question

    Thanks for the suggestions. From everyone's description, they must be SHB. The frames are all leaking honey, don't see any webs and the comb does look like it's oily.

    I've had problems with this...
  19. Thread: SHB question

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    SHB question

    I went through my 3 hives today and found 2 to be in great shape. I harvested honey from 2 of them.

    1 hive is queen-less and had 3 medium supers on top of 1 deep. All three supers had capped...
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    Re: Combine questions

    Thanks for the help, but after going through my three hives, I'm not sure I'll do a combine as my queen-less hive has quite a few (I'm estimating over 100) SHB larvae moving around in the honey...
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    Combine questions

    I will soon try my first newspaper combine and just wanted some opinions about whether it matters if I put the queen-less hive above or below the queen right hive. My queen right hive should be...
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    Re: The beeswax production of a hive?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245709&highlight=wax+production

    This is a thread from a few weeks ago that discussed the amount of capping wax to expect from a hive. From this...
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    Re: Top Bar to Lang conversioin

    A beekeeper I know is experimenting with TBHs and has built one with a top dimension the same as a Langstroth hive. (it will hold 10 TB frames) Next spring he intends to try supering it with medium...
  24. Thread: extractors

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    Re: extractors

    Just wanted to say that I received my Maxant 3100 hand crank and extracted my hives last week. The machine is both well made and worked great! I was a little worried about not ordering the motorized...
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    Re: Lower Cost Beekeeping

    TattooedBeek, I know what you mean, long time successful beekeepers are a wealth of information. What's the commercial say? Priceless? I hope to keep this resource around for a long time and I'm more...
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