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    This is directed at Michael Bush, but the...

    This is directed at Michael Bush, but the question came to mind in reading this thread-do you use 8 frames in just the supers or in brrod boxes also?
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    I have seen SHB in my hives in...

    I have seen SHB in my hives in Massachusetts-granted only two or three over the past two seasons. How far north have they "officially" migrated?
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    I was wondering if others rotate capped frames of...

    I was wondering if others rotate capped frames of honey with uncapped frames to speed up the process. Specifically, do you move the capped frames to the outside of the super and move the uncapped...
  4. Thread: food ?

    by wafe
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    How do you feed them honey? Do you dilute it with...

    How do you feed them honey? Do you dilute it with water and feed? I would be afraid of robbing by other hives in the neighborhood if I just set out a bowl in front of the hive.
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    I heard about the supplier through my local bee...

    I heard about the supplier through my local bee club as the order was being placed through the club. I actually did talk to the supplier and they were very apologetic and luckily still had a couple...
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    I ordered a nuc from a local apiary back in March...

    I ordered a nuc from a local apiary back in March and picked it up when I was told it was ready a couple of weeks ago. When I brought it home and transferred the frames into my hive I didn't see much...
  7. Thread: extractor

    by wafe
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    You can coat the inside of the extactor with an...

    You can coat the inside of the extactor with an epoxy-they have it in the Betterbee catalog. I went to my local bee supply house and he gave me his last can of it for my extractor-he said he didn't...
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    a few weeks ago when I checked my hive there was...

    a few weeks ago when I checked my hive there was no brood to be found-saw alot of swarm cells at the bottom of frames, but still a fair amount of bees in the hive. I thought it must have swarmed and...
  9. Thread: new queen

    by wafe
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    I have been wondering, if I want to requeen a...

    I have been wondering, if I want to requeen a hive or get a queen to split a hive, does it matter if the new queen I purchase is a different breed than what is currently in the hive? Will the...
  10. Thread: mead

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    Does anybody have any recipes for making mead?

    Does anybody have any recipes for making mead?
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