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    Re: Slow queen.. what to do?

    I agree, last year was my first year with bees and I had one hive die(dec/jan) from what was probably a poor laying queen. I was going to replace her last september because There was little pollen...
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    Re: bees wax as an essential oil ?

    thanks,!! I think I will add the wax in the melt. I also might just grade some in the vasoline stage. I will post how it went.
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    bees wax as an essential oil ?

    Does bees wax still maintain it's properties after reacting with the lye water ? I'm thinking of adding some
    wax as an essential oil with almond oil during the vasolline stage. any thoughts ? ...
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    glucose substitute for making fondant

    Due to glucose being very hard to find locally. Is there a substitute for glucose. Karo syrup no lonher contains hfcs. How about using honey? Any advise is, as always greatly appreciated !!
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    Re: Dry ice and storing comb

    Maybe just place them in a cooler from walmart. it will get plenty cold during the winter in virginia to kill anything, and in the spring you have a cooler for the summer months.
  6. Re: Which ph papers do you use? (if you adjust the ph of your sugar syrup )

    Ive been putting in lemon juice to more closely resemble honey,but I'm not sure about the prescribed levels. After the bees take in our syrup dont they still avaporite it until it has the viscosity...
  7. Re: Are we making our sugar water to acidic ?

    Thank's everybody and thanks for the link it explains a lot :thumbsup:
  8. Re: Are we making our sugar water to acidic ?

    I'm sorry maybe I'm not making myself clear. There are bee keepers who believe matching the acidity of sugar syrup to the acidity of honey is a much more natural ph for the bees to consume.

    My...
  9. Are we making our sugar water to acidic ?

    Not that I really no what I'm doing yet, but it seems that with all the recipes for sugar water it requires putting in vinegar or lemon juice. I think the recipe was based on the natural ph of honey...
  10. All of a sudden my weak hive started to bring in pollen again. hmmmm

    Just something to add about the hives. Ive had one strong hive and one weak hive. The weak hive was not bringing in any pollen for atleast 3 to 4 weeks. While the strong hive was bringing it in...
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    Re: One Hive not bringing in pollen

    Thanks for the replys !!!!!!
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    Re: One Hive not bringing in pollen

    thanks for the replys guy's They are the same varieties of bees must be some pollen, the one hive is still bringing it in.
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    One Hive not bringing in pollen

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    Hi, I'm in my first year of bee keeping. I have 2 hives I have one hive that is still bringing in plenty of pollen and one that is bringing in zero pollen.

    I checked for brood and it...
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    Re: feeding during a dearth questions

    havent used the second box yet. I still want to see them comb up most of the box and fill them. I shuffled around some of the frames,today.
    I'm going to put some new syrup in tomorrow. I would also...
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    Re: feeding during a dearth questions

    thanks for the tips, I just got done checking my boxes (deeps) there are about 5 frames(each box) with comb the rest are undrawn. Looks like i will have some new bees soon.(with in a week)

    I did...
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    feeding during a dearth questions

    Hi guys, This is my first year of bee keeping. I recieved 2 packages on april 29 and the flow was apparently on at the time.
    Assuming that I want to feed during a dearth what are the signs that the...
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    truck bed liner

    Hi all, as I wait my surgery tomorrow (replace my acl with a strtand of my patella) I was thinking, in the future of using truck bed liner (rhino to paint on my hives. ...
  18. Re: 3/8 spacing between pf 120 that have been trimmed to 1 1/4

    ok thats what I was starting to think. I had to place a few untrimmed pieces to make everything fit snug on the ends. Thanks
  19. 3/8 spacing between pf 120 that have been trimmed to 1 1/4

    Hi , Im trimming down my ml pf120 down to 1 1/4. Do I still want to leave frames 3/8 apart or the new spacing of 1/4 ?

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    Re: where to get small cell hsc

    The reason that I wanted to go with all plastic frames is that recently I attended a seminar given by Debora Delaney, Assistant Professor Entomology & Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware....
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    Re: where to get small cell hsc

    I plan on getting two deeps and a med super. x 2/ I thought, all I would need is 20 hsc for my deeps and 10 meds for my super. I thought I read that you do not want to mix foundations and...
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    Re: where to get small cell hsc

    Thank You ! I'm not sure about getting any warped foundation.
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    where to get small cell hsc

    Hi everybody, I'm new to all of this and I'm looking to set up 2 hives this spring. I already have an order for two packages of bees(4.9)
    and I would like to place them into some hsc appropiate...
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    Re: Hello from Philly !

    Along with the books I just registered for a 6 day class. I want to do this correctly from the get go.
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    Re: crabbing thread

    cool !!
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