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  1. Thread: 6 Hives Wipeout

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    Re: 6 Hives Wipeout

    I am working on a better photo, but I have seen crystaliized honey before and this looks more like floating flecks in liquid (that is thinner than honey). When my husband told me about it at first I...
  2. Thread: 6 Hives Wipeout

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    6 Hives Wipeout

    Ok, here is the scoop, this spring when we inspected hives we had 5 of 6 inhabited (i say inhabited because later they are gone and may have been dwindling already during first inspection). They...
  3. Re: First hives, capping honey! Queen questions and next year...

    Hi just reading this thread, what is BT?
  4. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    well I have found that each hive has different tolerances, I had one hive work plasticell with no coating but a split from that hive wouldnt even touch wax coated plasticell supers. Whether or not...
  5. Thread: Comb honey

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    Re: Comb honey

    I would recommend considering how much comb honey you want to produce, if it is just a couple of hives, and you want to just try it out for a year, I'd go with thin surplus and cutting your own...
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    Re: Working Bees w/o Smoke

    I agree with having a smoker lit and ready. Usually only one of my hives is agitated enough to need the smoker, but its really annoying to have to stop inspection and go light the smoker once you...
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    Re: Need a "bear expert"

    My father had a fencer that was visited by bears, they targeted the actual unit that created the charge on the fence, turned out it was making a low ticking sound, and they zeroed in on it. They...
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    Re: Late splitting question

    thanks guys!
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    Late splitting question

    Hello
    I did a search for making splits and most were focused on the early split season. I have a few packages this year that never really super took off (they have the two deeps nearly full by now,...
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    Beware Hive Ghosts!

    So this spring when we packaged some hives, after the 3 day check from packaging we noticed that all the sugar water was gone. We thought "awesome! they are slurping that stuff up and are going to...
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    Re: Do bees secce you have recently been stung?

    I have heard that they don't sense you getting stung, but they do "sense" the fact that one of thier sisters stung you, some kind of hormone or pheramone that is released when a bee stings and its...
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    Re: New Michigan Bee Keeper Here!

    Nice to meet you! Just be carefull, the girls are addictive :)
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    Re: How To Take Care Of Extracted Supers

    I read somewhere that you can store them with a mothball at the bottom in an empty super then stacked up and a newspaper sheet on top with another empty super on that to hold it down, just that you...
  14. Just checked mine 2/2 survived 48917 one was...

    Just checked mine 2/2 survived 48917

    one was looking weak last week, checking it again tommorow
  15. What is the sound of one thousand bees pooping?

    Hello

    Just thought i'd share an amusing anecdote about my bees.

    The setup:

    I am a new beek and as such made a few errors in preparing my hive for winter, ie. forgot to place my inner cover...
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    I took powdered cinnamon and mixed it with...

    I took powdered cinnamon and mixed it with vaseline and rubbed it on the legs of mine, the ants took off and never came back, but after awhile you would need to reapply
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    Thats a good question, a local beek here said to...

    Thats a good question, a local beek here said to just remove the inner cover and the bees will clean them out, does that sound right to anyone? I'd hate to not take action or take too little action...
  18. Thread: Nasty Honey

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    thats good to hear! :)

    thats good to hear! :)
  19. Thread: Nasty Honey

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    I was under the impression that rhododendron...

    I was under the impression that rhododendron honey was also posionous or toxic as well as bad tasting, from this article that lsited some sources of possible toxic honey. Mountain Laurel is also...
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    I just went into my hive yesterday and found a...

    I just went into my hive yesterday and found a little colony of those little black ants too, they werent on any of the combs, just the inner cover, but I dont want to take a chance. I am going to...
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    Super Duper Question

    Hello I have a question about reorganizing the hive structure. When it came time to add a brood box for expansion on my one hive we had no deep ready so we used a super ( i think that is what they...
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    I am a new beek, but when I packaged my bees I...

    I am a new beek, but when I packaged my bees I misjudged the time before sundown and ended up working in the full dark, I didnt seem to have any problems, but they didnt have a hive to protect then. ...
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    invalid link

    just thought id let you know the link pasted wrong in your post, has the )? on the end

    http://www.plastictom.com/index.html
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    everyones different

    My bee stings dont swell so much , but they hurt quite a bit, get red around the site and for 3-4 days after have a slight bruise mark with a red center. They only hurt for an hour or so though. ^^
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    thank you

    I want to thank everyone for thier input, the move went sucessfully. We had a 4 hr drive in the back of a pick-up (we borrowed our fathers), and when we went to pick it up I rummaged through the...
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