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  1. Re: Feeding uncapped honey/nectar back to bees

    Empty hive with uncapped honey/nectar that is not below 18.5% moisture no bees to circulate air to facilitate moisture evaporation= fermented Honey.

    Freeze it until after the first frost, Then...
  2. Re: Requeening failed, how should I move original queen back?

    A queen cage or a news paper combine of the nuc will work. Even though she was their queen before a strait intro could be risky.
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    Re: how to pronounce?

    In Pa we say No Nectar. Dearth is reserved for our sweethearts. IE: My dearth Darla you hav beeutyfull eyes. :lpf:
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    Re: How much is it worth?

    What they are worth and what is a fair price depends on weather you are the seller or buyer!
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    Re: Syrup vs sugar water

    Define Normal Hive. The amount a given hive takes from a feeder depends on several factors. The amount of bees, available storage space, what else is in bloom. concentration of syrup, health of the...
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    Re: Queen confession

    Often a queen will be on a frame and slip to the other side as you turn the frame. If a queen has her abdomen in a cell she looks like a worker. Don't look for individual bees. look at the big...
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    Re: Not 100% capped...when should I extract?

    Why Thank you Flowerplanter. I have advocated that same practice for years and been called crazy, absurd, and a few other things. Good to know someone else believes in separating the best from the...
  8. Thread: 2 Questions

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    Re: 2 Questions

    No. if the bottom box is inactive, there is too much room in the hive.

    At this stage of the game as Jw said the hive probably has a laying worker. No time to convert now, Shake the bees out and...
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    Re: Hive base/stand

    Sounds as though it would be rather rough to move them.:lpf:
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    Re: Warre swarm in Sept?

    I get 3 or 4 swarm call nearly every September. It is no piece of cake to get them winter ready. but I figure their odds are better with me than in the wild. So No! It is not all that odd for bees...
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    Re: Milkweed, swamp milkweed

    Milkweed blooms it's first year.
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    Re: temperature of honey to stay liquid

    90 will keep it liquid. Once crystalized 125 is optimum.
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    Brian is in New York I doubt he is seeing many 100 degree days.

    If the hive is strong enough they may be able to vanquish the beetles. However as a general rule if they were strong enough to...
  14. Thread: Cut out help

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Cut out help

    When I say heated I mean one that stays between 40 and 70 degrees, and yes you will have to feed them. they will not need to cluster as much and will be able to break cluster to get to the feeder....
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    Re: Most lucrative way to sell wax

    I save all my wax for My local cub scout group. They come over after Labor day and the scout leader forces them to listen to my dissertation on honey bees. then they spend the rest of the day making...
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    Re: Newbie from SF

    welcome
  17. Thread: new to forum

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    Re: new to forum

    Welcome
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    Re: Feeding After Harvest

    If you hive in deeps and super in mediums leaving what supers for winter is not practical as you will end up with brood in the supers. So remove them inspect the hive and determine if you have ample...
  19. Thread: Cut out help

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Cut out help

    Combining seems like a no go as If I am correct from the info provided this is Jennrb's only hive. Central Ohio? As I have hives in Harding County I can tell you My hives have drones still. So I...
  20. Thread: oav vaporizer

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    Re: oav vaporizer

    As long as you have the time to spend, and the Oxalic acid is converted completely. what difference doer it make. temperature is more important than time, That extra 3 minutes would equate to...
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    Re: when is the best time to start ??????

    I suspect you Know the answer as you have already started. Yes, right now is the best time to start. Spend the winter researching, reading the posts here and ask any questions that come to mind. The...
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    Re: Fall Syrup recipe

    Goldenrod blooms in Minnesota from late July through October. Minnesota is home to some 40 varieties not all of which produce much nectar. However many of the late varieties do. The best way to know...
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    Re: Western FL Panhandle Howdy

    Welcome
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    Re: Worm in capped brood

    Flip a coin Without looking at the suspect larva it is imposable to Identify. Could be wax worms or Small Hive beetle larva. Wax worms are 2cm long and have 7 pairs of legs 3 in front, and 4 in back,...
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    Re: Autumn syrup time

    I live in N.E. Pennsylvania around 42 Degrees longitude I still have supers on as the bees are still hitting the landing board heavy. In Fact I just added a super to one. Southern Ohio Runs around...
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