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    Re: Nastiest bees queenless in autumn

    I'd give them another week and probably combine. You may have a new queen.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    Thanks shinbone, I'll weigh some up to get a general idea if what it should look like.
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    Re: oxalic axid measurement

    I haven't got any instruction but I can sure work with the 15,4 gr measurement. Thank JR and Crofter.
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    oxalic axid measurement

    How do you guys measure the grams of oxalic acid? I have a reloading scale to work with.
  5. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Going to try Queen Rearing
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    Re: SWARMING NOW! Guide Me THrough THis Please!

    Bob here how I do it,

    1. I watch them land and cluster, cuss a little during this time mainly at myself.

    2. Then I rush to get a hive set up, cuss myself a little more for not having extra...
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Glad to here it Mountain Man, I told you to hang in there you may catch some.

    I have noticed the sourwood finishing up on one side of the hill but in full bloom on the other. I figure about a...
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    Re: Did we miss tulip poplar this year?

    A weak poplar flow here in Eastern Ky the last of May. The poplars here got bit back in late April by a cold snap. Cranking it in the past week with clover/sourwood.
  9. Thread: Smoked Honey

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    Re: Smoked Honey

    Hit some with your hand held smoker. It will taste smoky enough.
  10. Thread: supers

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    Re: supers

    That sounds about right for the age of bees and the difference between nucs and packages. Takes packages a couple of weeks longer to draw comb then lay.
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    Re: Question about second hive body

    Meant deep and medium brood area:o
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    Re: Question about second hive body

    Rob, here in the eastern part I rather run two deeps. I have found for me that they make more honey in that configuration. The deep mediums make about the same most of the time, but the odds of a...
  13. Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    Sounds exactly what I would have written. I always love it when someone asks how many hives I have. I have some in every stage, I just say around thirty.

    I have found that around 40 is all I...
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    Re: Inner cover hole

    I don't make more than a dozen or so at a time. Since the ex-brotherinlaw ended up with my hole saw for lids, I have been just drawing a circle around a lid and drilling out with a wood bit and then...
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    Re: Queen Raising Question.

    I would buy a couple of mated queens and split soon. Then feed a lot to get things drawn out as soon as possible. I can't seem to get comb drawn around here after July. Once you get the bees and...
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    Re: Ultimate Hive stands

    Watch that super on the fifth yellow hive:D
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    Re: Is theft a large problem?

    I have had three stolen, and another guy has had two stolen.
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    Re: Drones are flying, when do swarms start?

    Here in Eastern Ky, I checked a hive on Friday that had a dozen or so queen cells ready to be capped. I pulled the Queen yesterday.
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    Re: Newly Purchased Hive Question

    Sticks and stones may break bones, but they will also reduce entrances.
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    Re: Early in year split

    Hey Mountain Man, if you have a mated queen and a bunch of bees I don't see a problem. Make sure they have enough bees to cover the brood they will have to keep them warm. This crazy weather,...
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    Re: Bill for No Sales Tax on Equipment

    Sqkcrk, in Ky the only ag area that pays state sales tax on equipment purchases is beekeeping.
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    Re: Adding another Deep

    Mountain Man, When she moves back down into the bottom deep and the tops empty up would be a good time to introduce an additional deep.
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    Re: Adding another Deep

    Mountain Man, what's in the bottom deep?
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    Re: one to one recipes

    Mountain Man, I use about a pint to a pound. A four pound bag of sugar in a 3 quart jug. Hot tap water and shake until clear, let settle and shake a little more. A little more sugar than the pint...
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    Re: Advice needed re nosema cerana testing

    Good one Camero7, I have forgotten about that one. I have never done it but I think I will try it out this year.
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