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    Re: Bee consumption rate.

    The university of Montana did a study on this subject. A healthy double deep ten frame hive with one hundred pounds of honey (10 frames) consumed about 2.5lbs a month when there was no brood rearing...
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    Re: How many 8 Frame Deeps for Winter?

    I have 8 frame deeps in Montana and they did fine last winter . 1st box brood 2nd honey. Only thing is they build brood in the first half of the first honey super in the summer but hey that's how it...
  3. Re: Winterizing confusion.. What should work in ky?

    I took a course on line from Univesity of Montana anyway something I learned from it. These guys have silly little probs in there hives that monitor just about everything. Temps highs and lows...
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    Re: Honey price?

    I kinda struggled with this this year ( my first surplus) what's fair , who's buying blah blah. If they will pay 14 dollars a pound I don't want to have them at my house! If I sell it for a good...
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    Re: Can you hear me now?

    Lol ! Every time I have some "magic Iam in tune moment "one stings me on my bald spot in my truck on the way home . I guess it's a tax of some sort. Hope the whiskey helps!
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    Re: Hmm..what's this all about?

    Mag thanks I do remember whipping it up a bit once with the extractor gate closed hmm. So how does one make it like the other honey jar? Heat and sit? Thanks
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    Hmm..what's this all about?

    Same honey different five gallon bucket stored the same way. I bottled a few to see if it would clear up buts been a week and hasn't changed. Smells good tastes great but sure looks different ? Is...
  8. Re: What do you do with queen less hive this late

    Ah , so split the remaining frames of bees up equally between the other hives and harvest the honey or freeze for spring? Is it too late to requeen just out of curiosity? Thanks
  9. What do you do with queen less hive this late

    Just curious as to what people do with queen less hives this late in the year (at least in Montana). Winter bees should have emerged by now and stores are there but no more drones I wouldn't think...
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    Re: Older crystallize honey

    Yeah sorry it's a pound. 2,25 a lb. it's in food grade buckets all sealed up tight . It's from a big apiary so it's all done proffesionaly. She just can't remember how long it's been there as she's...
  11. Re: Carniolans - suitable starter bee for a new beek?

    I love mine. They are gentle and hardy and so far have produced above average. Iam sure they are mutts but my queens we're advertised carnis from kona. I live in a very extreme climate and so far...
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    Older crystallize honey

    A work friend has a beekeeper on a ranch she has leased out and every year they give her honey. She doesn't want it and said I could buy it if I wanted. She said its a year old and been in her garage...
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    Measuring moister content question

    Will a hydrometer read honeys moister content? I am thinking about buying a refractometer but I allready have a hydrometer . Sorry if tho is basic. Thank charlie
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    First timers question

    I'll try to keep it simple. I have about 40 pounds of awsome honey set aside for the mead learning experience and my book is en route (ken scrhams) but Iam an impatient sort and Iam trying to...
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    Re: carny queen nucs

    I have carnolians and have had some dud queens that didn't build no matter what . That bieng said , it could be any breed/circumstane by now you should have double deeps and enough store for winter...
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    Re: Here's a dumb question

    Nice thanks guys ! Vance pm on the way after wife's home from brew store!
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    Here's a dumb question

    I have 20 or so partially capped frames of honey . I was wondering can I use them for mead? I don't have a tool for moister content but seeing how your diluting with water anyway does it matter?...
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    Brewing book for mead

    Want to try but Iam having trouble with the vocabulary and processes . Have any favorite resources? Thanks charlue
  19. Re: 5,000 pound of honey and 150 supers stolen from Montana bee farm

    I bet those supers are in a nearby state by now. It just seems like it would be noticeable to the commercial community to grow that much over winter but what do I know. Jeez how many guys would it...
  20. Re: 5,000 pound of honey and 150 supers stolen from Montana bee farm

    That sucks. Allways feel like I live In Mayberry but I guess bad stuff happens here too. Could it be butte? Lol!
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    Re: Winter prep for new keeper.

    Some interesting things I learned from the university of Montana beekeeping guys. One they have these cool little probes in their hives that measure the temps the humidity even the air flow in the...
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    Re: MAQS or Apiguard

    Although Iam new and only have six hives they've all been treated with maqs spring and fall. Two strips between brood supers . So far no queen loss and minimal brood break/ bee mortality. UM had a...
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    Re: Before..... and after.

    You guys post pics of your melters! I need to build one my cooler melter sucks
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    Re: Bottled my first honey and well..

    I just have never seen honey from a hive and it looks different. Now I'll sell it for twice as much because it's "really special green tint honey, the most sought after natural honey by a guy...
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    Bottled my first honey and well..

    It looks radioactive !? Kind ov a slight greenish hint . My wife said,"it looks like golden honey with a lime green tint, it looks like it should glow in the dark." Uh oh ! I only used a six hundred...
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