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    Re: AIC Apitherapy Course

    I took this course.
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    Re: AIC Apitherapy Course

    I took this course. I have read all the material but did not take the exam.
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    Re: Sidr Honey - Have you ever heard of it?

    I sell it at $80 per kilo excluding shipping. Do not be tricked with high price. This price is the average in the area. You might find $20 +/- but any more does not mean it is excellent. I produce...
  4. Thread: Brix and Honey

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    Brix and Honey

    Hi all;

    If I get a brix reading of 83, I know that this means 83 grams of sugar in 100 grams of sugar and honey.

    How do I tell the sucrose% from this number? Normally sucrose contents would be...
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    Re: How Can I Tell % Sucrose from Brix

    Thanks all for the replies.

    The reasons I want to know % sucrose is that I am intending to buy about 150kg of honey and I am looking for a quick way to find out if the bees were feeded sugar or...
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    How Can I Tell % Sucrose from Brix

    Hi;

    I am thinking of buying a Brix Refractometer. I knew that it gives sucrose in about 80%+- range.

    My question is:

    How can I convert this value to the actual sucrose % in honey. For...
  7. Thread: hives

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    I have three hives at home and four in the wild....

    I have three hives at home and four in the wild. The latter I keep with a beekeeper who owns 1000 colonies and I pay him $2.50 per hive per month.
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    Hi Thanks for the replies , but what does SMR...

    Hi

    Thanks for the replies , but what does SMR queen mean?

    Saeed
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    Hi; exactly two weeks ago I bought two bee...

    Hi;
    exactly two weeks ago I bought two bee packages and I hived them on the same day. I put empty frames and fed sugar as per normal procedure. Also, I hanged the queen cages as advised in all...
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    The story above is for one of the two hives, the...

    The story above is for one of the two hives, the other one is normal.
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    Hi; exactly two weeks ago I bought two bee...

    Hi;

    exactly two weeks ago I bought two bee packages and I hived them on the same day. I put empty frames and fed sugar as per normal procedure. Also, I hanged the queen cage as advised in all...
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    Hello; Thanks for the replies. Michael: As...

    Hello;

    Thanks for the replies.

    Michael:
    As I mentioned, I checked the hive ten days ago. I found three frames full of brood and very uniform. Probably one or two other frames with drone cells....
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    Today i had a look at one of my hives, I noticed...

    Today i had a look at one of my hives, I noticed many drones leaving and entering the hive. Is this normal?

    The last time I checked this hive is ten days ago where everything was normal with three...
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    I have some hives in my backyard. There are not...

    I have some hives in my backyard. There are not many flowers around but about 1.2 km away(air distance) there are a lot of flowering acacia trees. Will my bees able to travel this distance to these...
  15. Thread: Bees in "Quran"

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    Bees are mentioned in Quran (Muslims Holy Book)...

    Bees are mentioned in Quran (Muslims Holy Book) in Part 14. There is a chapter in this part called the "Bees" chapter and in phrases number 68 and 69 which say:

    68-[And your Lord inspired the...
  16. Thread: BEE STINGS

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    Hi; About two months ago I got stung on my...

    Hi;

    About two months ago I got stung on my head,next day my eye swelled. What's surprising me is that two weeks ago I got stung on my arm and the same eye swelled.

    I got stung several times on...
  17. Thread: Outside Feeders

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    I have four hives, recently I found it easier to...

    I have four hives, recently I found it easier to put one big feeder a small distance from the four hives. This seems to work will as I find lot of bees use it and it is consumed quickly.

    Is there...
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    I have four hives, one of them is from a swarm...

    I have four hives, one of them is from a swarm that I cought last April. The other two are packages that I bought last September, and the forth is also a package bought couple of weeks ago.

    The...
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    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/catalog/index.html ...

    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/catalog/index.html
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    http://www.swienty.com/engelsk2/queen-breedingnc.htm

    Check the above sites, they sell what is called "copularva" which is a queen...
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    Thanks for your replies, infact I also wonder how...

    Thanks for your replies, infact I also wonder how will the new queen be mated. I cold not see any drones in the existing colony.

    The weather here is warm these days with temperatures in the high...
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    I have a hive with only two broo frames, each...

    I have a hive with only two broo frames, each frame with very little scattered brood.

    Is killing the queen will make the bees raise a new queen? Or, I have to take one brood frame into a nuc hive...
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    Hi Thanks for your replies, I just have a...

    Hi

    Thanks for your replies, I just have a couple of questions:

    1- How do the pollen and brood combs look like? I am afread I can not distinguish.

    2-Is it easy to sew combs that are full of...
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    Hi; I had a birdhouse hive occupied since...

    Hi;

    I had a birdhouse hive occupied since last April. In a paln to upgrade , I removed the back end of the birdhouse (opposite to the entrance) and insert it into a Langstroth hive. A space for...
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    Hi; Thanks for yor reply , I likd your idea ,...

    Hi;

    Thanks for yor reply , I likd your idea , however , how to move the bees from the birdhouse to the new hive. Moreover , during the comp transfer operation , where the bees would wait?
  25. Thread: Question

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    Thanks for your reply, I got an idea , that is...

    Thanks for your reply,

    I got an idea , that is by putting two 9 1/2 inch deep hives on top of each other. The one on top will be furnished with frames while the lower one will be empty. I will...
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