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    Re: bottling honey

    They must think you are selling fermenting honey. "Raw Mead".
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    Re: Florida carpenter / Bull ants

    "Sprayed and killed as many as I could".

    What at did you spray with? That is likely what happened to you bees. I hope you didn't get any spray on your equipment. I have lots of carpenter ants in...
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    Re: bottling honey

    If you have more honey to bottle that your bottling bucket will hold; bottle all you can without allowing the foam on top to get down to your honey gate. Then refill the bottling tank, let it sit a...
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    Re: Grafting tips?

    Read through this thread

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?313394-Grafting-without-buying-anything&highlight=Grafting+jbeshearse
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    Re: Virgin queen with tattered wings

    Despite what everyone may say or think, here is a story from my bee yard from 2 years ago.

    I I had a hive that re-queened. The only problem is that when I inspected and found her she had deformed...
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    Re: Bad luck or what?

    It all falls to timing. Because of your queen problems the population of bees peaked after the flow, or at least towards the end of it. This resulted in low nectar collection coupled with a large...
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    Re: Moving a bearding hive questions

    Apply a couple of puffs of smoke give them a minute or two they will move inside.
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    Re: Ragged looking comb honey

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20218&stc=1

    I use a cookie cooling rack over a backing sheet. Lay the full comb down on the cooling rack. Measure the opening width of...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    That photo was from 2 years ago. Not so bad now. I use full bottom traps and normally 2 beetle blastes per box. Still have SHB but not quite that bad. I just show those photos to demonstrate what a...
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    Re: My first bees tonight

    failing to cap brood in my hives has almost always been EFB caused. (Which will eventually clear once the flow starts) I image there is capped brood in the bottom box which has not been inspected....
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    Re: My first bees tonight

    The brood will most likely be in the bottom box, not the middle box, if the hive is weak. You need to look at some pictures of what frames of pollen, brood, capped brood and honey look like. Until...
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    Yes, when dealing with the cities, they tend to say no without an actual ordinance or anything else to support the denial. Make them give you the specific ordinance and text they say prohibits you...
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    Re: Advice for Urban Ordinance Change

    Did the city quote you a specific section or text. I can find no reference to beekeeping or honey bees or bees within the online Johnson City muni codes.
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    Re: My first bees tonight

    Just now read your thread. A couple of things come to mind. First, the uncapped brood, is it pearly white or does it have some browning.
    A hive that fails to cap developing brood can have EFB. I...
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    Re: Bizzar Brood Pattern

    The brood along the edges, is it capped or not? It is possible that the centers you are seeing are where capped brood emerged. Brood that was completely surrounded by honey and pollen. After some of...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20151&stc=1http://www.beesource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20152&stc=1

    the first photo is one of my full bottom board traps...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    Beetle blaster do catch a lot of beetles and can mean the difference between a hive being over-run or surviving. Full bottom oil traps are the best solution I have come across. I use DE in both the...
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    Re: SHB in capped brood?

    They love brood, it is the first thing they eat of they can, then pollen, then honey last.
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    contamination was covered pretty extensively in the following thread.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?313792-wax-rotation
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    So is all the foundation less they build 4.9 ?

    were the regressed and when?

    you have a departure from mainstream beekeeping so I would expect your results to be different.

    So so if they...
  21. Re: Dadant 20 Frame Extractor- SHAKING/WOBBLING

    I doubt it is the run out Harry as he said with 12 frames it does not wobble. Sounds more like possibly a frame or two that had significantly more honey in it, or even a couple of heavy frames on...
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    Re: Bees in old boxes

    Should be fine. This time of year they may be slow to move up into new foundation or even drawn comb. This assumes that the boxes have enough structural integrity to hold the weight, which I would...
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    Re: Discouraged newbee

    Also, as your hives have grown, so has the number of guards. You hives are mature, in summer and as such the percentage of foragers to nurse bees has changed. You not only have exponetially more...
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    Re: What is the true cost of foundationless?

    You slipped SC (small cell foundation) into the test. I would imagine they draw the foundationless quicker, because they do not like the SC, not because it is standard foundation. In my...
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    Re: Bumblebee vs. Honey Bee

    You know no such thing. Correlation is not causation. You changed one variable of many. There are other reasons the number of honeybees may have increased in the time frame you were tweezing...
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