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  1. Storing Frames & Foundation in hives before nucs arrive

    I have an order of 7 nucs coming (In the next month) and I have placed the hives in position in an open field with the frames and new foundation inside the hive. My concern is wax moths eating...
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    Re: 1:1 mix, boiling or raw?

    I didn't want to take the frames out since it they looked weak already, but was able to observe them on the insides of the frames (looking down into the sides of the frames), thus not being able to...
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    1:1 mix, boiling or raw?

    I'm getting really confused and it has to do with reading too much into something. Yesterday I looked into one of my hives and found only 2 frames of bees on them. I had placed a rim on top of the...
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    Do I paint this part of the bottom board?

    I cannot find a clear cut answer in my research, but was wondering if this part of the bottom board (top of the bottom board) should be painted? Of if the "lip" of the entrance should be painted? I...
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    Re: Handling Rust in an Extractor

    Good deal! I think shipping of $16.72 for a little 3.75lb tube of paste is a little high on prices though from maxant. I found it on ebay for $5 and free shipping. Same stuff. The crisco is also...
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    Re: Handling Rust in an Extractor

    I didn't want to start a new thread, but wanted to elaborate on this one with some of my questions:

    I haven't used my extractor in quite some time and I see some rust on the gear parts (seen in...
  7. Free beekeeping website for your organization

    For what its worth, kybeeco.com is providing Kentucky beekeeping clubs, organizations, associations free websites for their beekeeping organizations.
  8. Bees are starving, please recommend suggestions

    I'll give a quick rundown.

    Started with 3 hives this year. Hive 1 and 2 are doing good. #3 hive had issues from the beginning where the queen wasn't laying as good as the others. I had 2 other...
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    Re: How to extract with only a few frames

    Thanks Russ! I guess my question is, do I just cut with the hot knife on both sides of the frame and drain each side (for how many hours)? Or do I need to physically shake them to get the honey...
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    Can someone identify this tool?

    I have a tool similar to this, but don't know what its used for. I bought it 20 years ago and never used it. Can someone identify what it is and what its used for?


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    How to extract with only a few frames

    I only have a few frames this year to extract honey. I have the hot knife and a honey extractor, but I don't want to have to clean up the entire extractor just for a few frames. Do I just cut them,...
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    Re: 20 year old frames with white specs

    Thanks! We were worried about this. I searched for wax bloom and couldn't find anything about it though. Might not be a common problem. Wish I could identify it exactly. Thanks though for your...
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    20 year old honey bottles question

    I have a question about some old honey bottles pint size. I have had them in storage (dark basement) for about 20 years now along with the (bear type pints). Some were in original boxes, but some...
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    20 year old frames with white specs

    I have a question about some frames with wax foundation that have been sitting in my dark basement for about 20 years now. I noticed that the majority of the frames has white specs on the wax...
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