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    Re: Premature crystallized honey?

    This is dependent upon your nectar source, which can differ from year to year based upon weather and crops grown. Do you have any cannola growing in the area?
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    Re: Seeding the forest with bees

    T152, I was thinking the same! I was driving through the back ares of Eastern Oregon, Miles and miles of very few people. I was thinking just for fun placing a few hives out in some locations and...
  3. Re: Can I shake a swarm into a box one day and pick up the next day?

    Beregondo is absolutely correct! This is not a swarm but and established colony! That said, KatGold, provided a real swarm likes the box you place them in, picking them up the next night is not a...
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    Re: no eggs yet?

    I agree wtih Dan! If you give them a frame of eggs as soon as possible, and they are queenless, they will start the will draw out queen cells.
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    Re: I think I have a problem

    Finding the queen amoungst a 1000 bees should be fairly easy even for a new beekeeper! I agree with Greg, you likely have laying workers, which means, after this long your hive would likely be what...
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    Re: no eggs yet?

    How big of swarm was it? If small, it may have been a secondary swarm with a virgin queen.
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    Re: I think I have a problem

    Is this the only frame you have? You don't have any capped brood cells on other frames?
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    I was thinking a hackler honey punch might work well. True we'd need to pull the frame, but only as far as needed to run the punch.
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    I bet you are right!
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    Great idea MrHappy! I did notice they actually put the tops toward the outside. I laughed when I caught it, but the young gal picks up a super that had already been extracted. She asks, "This way"....
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    Great info! I plan to dip my hives, or I suppose somone could use a food grade paint would work.
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    Funny! I just discovered Jim Powers from Idaho made these in the 70's! I talked to an ownere of one of these. He loves the extractor and recently tried one of the big 30,000 plus thousand dollar...
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    LOL! Here in Idaho, we have clean bees :-) But perhaps you have a point, although Captain Cook Honey sells their honey at a premium price. I love the idea and if I can't find one, I'll be making one.
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    Re: Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    That would be great! I am not sure if they purchased it or built it. I have a hackler honey punch on order. My thought was, I could set up a super holder, pull up the frame, pop the cappings open and...
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    Frame In Honey Super Extractor?

    At 4 mins 6 seconds in this youtube video, there is a honey extractor. It is an extractor that extracts honey with frames in the honey supers. To me this looks very easy to make and makes sense. That...
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    Re: tossed Virgins photo

    I see nearly $200.00 in queens! I've got to try my hand at raising queens this summer :-)
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    Re: First Bear Encounter

    Heavenly Ways Relocation Services is by far the best! At close range they are 100% successful :-)
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    Re: last years dronne comb

    She will lay drones in drone cell and workers in a worker cell. She determines which to lay on cell size.
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    Re: last years dronne comb

    The difference between a worker bee and a real drone is that the queen lays unfertilized egg in a drone cell and a fertilized egg in a worker cell. She determines which to lay on cell size. When...
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    Re: overwintered colonies

    It is possible! I have been reading up on this stuff and find it very interesting. Check out what Dr. Joe Latshaw is doing at the following web link
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    Canola/Rape Flower Honey

    I am considering placing some hives near a Canola/Rape field which is in full bloom and was wondering if you all could help me with a few questions I have.

    1. How long does Canola/Rape bloom...
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