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  1. Re: Cappings melter out of an insulated box and a couple of lights???

    Yea, I thought about how the solar melters work, and maybe I'm wrong about the heat source needed at the bottom, I think you should try it out keqwow and see how it works.
  2. Re: Cappings melter out of an insulated box and a couple of lights???

    I think in an insulated box you would want the heat source under the wax, not over it. With heat lamp at the lid, over the wax, it may not melt all the way through to the bottom. Might depend on how...
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    Re: when to work bees?

    Wet glistening larva vs more dry looking larva.
    Open nectar and pollen stores around the edges of the open brood vs dry empty cells.
    Increasing frames of stored capped honey vs decreasing frames...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Tell him not to put the cart before the horse...
    Time and Physical Therapy will bring healing. The bees can take care of themselves pretty good if we just make sure they have room in the spring. Get...
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    Re: is it too late to get a queen

    I'm not positive, but I think queens are still available at
    OHBees.com
    and at
    KonaQueen.com

    I've heard nothing but good things, so far, about Kona Queens, but have no personal experience.
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    Re: when to work bees?

    Yes, I've found they don't like the hive opened up much when it's windy, or cloudy either. It could also be that it's low to no flow in your area now, that makes them more flighty and mean also. In...
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    Re: 2-1 Sugar Syrup

    1 pint sugar is close to a pound.
    1 pint of water is close to a pound.

    Mixing sugar water at 2:1 makes the sugar crystallize in the water, I've found, it's hard for the sugar to stay in the...
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    Re: when to work bees?

    I have noticed the same thing at times. I usually work bees in late morning, sometime just before mid-day (sun straight up). One year I worked them in the late afternoons, after the bees had done...
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    Re: Looking for a video

    Here is a link to his 4 videos made at the
    National Honey Show at end of 2013 year in the UK...

    https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalhoneyshow/videos?view=0&sort=p&flow=grid

    Here is a link to...
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    Re: Nastiest bees queenless in autumn

    OHBees.com may still have queens.
    Konaqueen.com should have queens still also.
  11. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    There is a guy with a backyard lumber mill right down the street from me.
    Try to find someone like that in your area, that's where lumber at .40 per bf can be found.
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    Re: How to remove deeps/suppers....

    In the spring, if she is still in a deep, there is a couple options.

    1. Put the deep on top of mediums over an excluder, they will store honey in it as brood emerges, you can extract it.

    2. Put...
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    Re: HELP! How to get hive ready for winter

    Your hive sounds to me like it is in good shape for winter the way it is. I would not change anything.
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    Re: How to remove deeps/suppers....

    I agree with Mark, since you are asking how to transfer to all mediums, you are in the perfect situation to do that. Just leave those mediums on over winter, the bees will be up in the mediums in...
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    Re: Air temperature during extracting

    Yes, I like to extract honey on a hot summer day that is over 90F. Alternatively, I have warmed the frames to be extracted, slowly so the wax didn't melt or sag, to do the extracting. That helped...
  16. Re: Swarmed twice,now have 2 boxes, the top is honey the bottom is comb.

    Leave it like it is, the new queen will need somewhere to lay. Sometimes the fresh new queens will lay up a full box of eggs or close to it.
  17. Re: Two honey harvest, each different, one a little aftertaste

    :D sorry Frank, I'm just a simpleton tonight! :rolleyes:
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    Re: Very dark honey

    The dark fall honey here comes from tarweed, it's a dry weather weed here.
  19. Re: Have I screwed up? Troubles with new hive.

    You said the person that sold you the dud said it was a 'thriving hive' so i meant the weaker hive. I would make sure you have a frame with good amount of eggs in it.
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    Re: Bees not storing honey!!

    When adding supers of foundation or foundationless frames, it's hard to get them to start drawing them if they have two deeps for brood area. They see the supers and more work, not more space to...
  21. Re: Two honey harvest, each different, one a little aftertaste

    It's the flowers foraged that determines the end product honey. Different nectars make different honeys. I'm sure you can sell that honey, each person has different preferences for honey flavors.
  22. Re: Have I screwed up? Troubles with new hive.

    Did the "thriving hive" have a queen in it? If not, or if you are unsure, put a frame with a good number of eggs in it so they can make one. Hopefully it at least had a queen in it when you bought...
  23. Re: What size hardware cloth to keep mice out?

    !/4" mesh is the size to use. Bees go through it fine but mice can't quite squeeze down that small, so it works great.
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    Re: Move over Waggle Dance!

    Kinda looks like a He to me...
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    Re: reneck bee yards

    Lay some 2x4's or a ladder across two tires spaced apart from each other and get more hives per tire. :D
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