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    Re: Dearth in Connecticut??

    it appears to be slowing down by us also. we extracted the first time ever this spring abt 15 med frames and 5 shallow. super light and tastes great. a little better than 5 gallons.

    still tons...
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    Ct Honey Extraction Help

    Hi all,

    My buddy and i are faced with our first extraction this year. We have 3 mediums and a shallow to extract. Anyone in central Ct that has extracting equipment they would let us use? A...
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    Re: Pidgeon Mountain Trading Company

    I would guess that they don't stock extractors heavily and your order was being drop shipped from the manufacturer. Which in this case pigeon mountain has zero control on the ship date.

    In a...
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    Re: When to stop feeding????

    i would probably feed until you have half of the super drawn out. you dont want them to store the sugar but you do want to assist in the building of the new comb.... its a delicate balance.
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    Re: to much honey

    Sounds like they might backfilling the brood nest to prepare a swarm.
  6. Thread: frames

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    frames

    can someone point me to the best place to buy frames, I did a few searches on here to no avail. Thanks
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    Re: WTB - Queen bee

    awesome thanks for the leads
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    WTB - Queen bee

    Looking for a queen bee prefer a mated one. anyone have some for sale?
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    Re: Fall flow in Connecticut?!

    jealous of your crop!

    good luck
  10. Re: CT/ New England Beeks- when you pulling off supers?

    This is our first year and we have one super that is filling but not capped at all yet. I'd says it is half full of nectar or more.

    Think they will have it ready in two weeks? Give or take of...
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    honey storage observation

    when looking in one of our hives we found that the bees have half filled / wax capped most of the brood nest with honey, while the super has about half filled but nothing capped.

    is this normal...
  12. Re: Are you ready for the Odfrank overwintering challenge?

    3 hives. 2 I'm 2 deeps and 1 in 3 meds. All new hives this year. No treatments.
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    Re: Doing some extractor research.... :)

    thanks joan, we shall see if there is any honey to extract. ill keep you in mind if we do.
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    Re: Goldenrod blooming . . .

    i really have to up my botany skills.... i dont know many plants.
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    Re: Goldenrod blooming . . .

    what was flowinga couple weeks ago seems to have stopped. the hive is consuming honey that they stored to build out new comb up top and not much coming in. Lots of new orange and yellow pollen...
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    Re: how often to get rid of comb

    it would appear from the discussion above that the general theory is that you can reuse comb without harmful side effects, however it is probably prudent to replace every 5 years or so on a partial...
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    how often to get rid of comb

    for people who use an extractor and save the comb - to be replaced in the hive. how often do you get rid of said comb? i have read about pesticides building up etc. Is there any truth to this /...
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    Re: Still no stinking honey.

    with the nation wide drought i would not be surprised if there are a lot of people in the same boat
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    Re: Pigeon Mountain issue

    pigeon mtn has the same ability to post on here as anyone else. the OP was a fair account of the facts (assuming it actually happened)
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    Re: Safe water content in honey?

    fermentation is directly related to the availability of wild yeasts to do the fermenting. you could always take a jar and dump some nottingham yeast in see if it ferments.
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    Re: Weather alert. OH NY PA

    southern ct is going to get smoked....
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    Re: what is flowing in ct now

    Seems our flow has slowed a bit. What's the prospects?
  23. Re: any advise on where to buy a queen for new england hives

    Awesome. Be we're able to get a queen from billlbee. I think we are going to try his vsh queens to requeen 1 hive that isn't doing too hot.
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    Re: Doing some extractor research.... :)

    man Adam i wish i knew about the extraction demo.... does ur club or anyone you know rent the extractors?
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    Re: Fall Honey Flow Central Texas

    cant help you with the flow times but just fyi, they will always take sugar. make sure you stop feeding if a flow does start as you dont want sugar / water / honey
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