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    Re: Bees not capping honey

    The capped honey wasnt great either... They seem to be capping it now, will check it again next week....
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    Bees not capping honey

    Supers have been on since mid may are filled well, but the bees arent capping anythings. The are a few frames from the first super that are partially capped but the uncapped part is at 19%...
    All...
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    Re: Possible dead queen help

    Good news, found a marked queen this spring!
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    Re: What to do with all this honey?

    Check your notes to make sure none of the supers or deeps you are going to extract where on when you treated if chemicals before extracting for humans. That honey would be contaminated. It would be...
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    Possible dead queen help

    Was winterizing today taking away screened bottom boards and adding in entrance reducers

    , found the queen and marked her. But when we let her go she was hardly moving?...:eek:

    Is there...
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    Help! Door to honey house got left open!

    Couple of frames of frames of honey left in honey house, door got left open..... It is FULL of bees how to get them out.

    Have put garbage bags on all the windows from outside with one window open...
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    Re: another use for Bee-O-Pac

    Great idea thanks!
  8. How do you correct moisture reading for temp?

    Just extracted some uncapped honey. Moisture reading is 18, but room temp is 19C. Any idea how to correct it to 21C (what the temp is suppose to be). The moisture reader is a cheap one and doesnt...
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    Re: rendering honeycomb

    Rain water is suppose to be good to melt in, nice and soft. Messy job do it outside if you can
    The solar idea works well, you can make one up out of a styrofoam cooler, but it is small and would...
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    Re: WHat is food grade beeswax

    Thanks for the reply, will melt down some honey cappings to use as food grade... That should be safe!
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    WHat is food grade beeswax

    Have had some one ask me for none food grade wax for a craft.

    And some one tell me they bought special food grade wax for coating a wooden bowl.


    Is there any thing special about the food...
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    defrosting frozen comb beeopacs

    bees made some nice bee o pacs comb which are in the freezer in case of moths ect. Worried about how to defrost them in case they get condensation and moldy afterwards.

    any tips on defrosting,...
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    Bee o pac assembly jelp

    Got these but no instructiions...

    The 2 plastic sheets with handles go back to back? How to they snap together... There are also strips of plastic bumps... .?

    Cant find any detailed...
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    Re: Painting Hives

    3coats as above, check out the garbage dump, if they take old paint, they may let u take the old stuff for free
  15. Re: What pollen is available before the trees bud out?

    Pussy willows, sometimes they seem to pick up saw dust here this time of year
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    Re: What to do with propolis

    It is scraped of and in powdered form so there is a small amount of wax likely in it

    Thanks for the link...
  17. Re: Is one hive witb AFB a death senetence to entire apiary?

    Keep us posted
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    What to do with propolis

    Have got a small pot of propolis from scraping. How do you clean it or get any wax out of it? Then what do you do with it?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Postmortem Help.

    Dead bees can be sent for testing, nosema maybe? Thats what we did with one dead hive a few yrs ago
  20. Re: Picked up some free used hive equipment today

    Are you not worried about american foul brood and such. Does used equipment not need to be inspected before it is sold? Or does that depend on where u are?
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    Re: lead in older equipment

    Thanks for all the replies. Good info!
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    lead in older equipment

    when buying used equipment do you worry about lead
    does anyone know how long ago they stopped using it in solder
    is there a way to test
    thanks!
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    Re: Cream honey questions

    Thanks again, used a spatual to mix... Will try your idea next time,

    store in cool closet about 14c this time of year

    Honey was heated and strained before adding seed

    Are you letting some...
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    Re: Cream honey questions

    Thank you so much for the great reply and info. Was thinking of just turning it back into liquid honey...that should be ok?

    Have seen the dyce method before but cant seem to understand how to...
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    Cream honey questions

    Made some creamed honey in 500 g jars in dec. set up well BUT there is a lot of white at the top and in streaks thru some of the jar. Are these just bubbles? Is that why people but them in...
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