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    Re: Drone Brood in my Super

    Thanks all for the info, but why would she go so high in the hive to lay drones? And why is she laying drones this late in the season?
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    Re: Drone Broad in my Super

    Ha! I'd blame spell check, but it's really my grasp on the English language...
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    Drone Brood in my Super

    I went to harvest over the weekend and found both my hives have a ton of drone broad in the uppermost super - I have a two deep/two medium set-up for both hives. Both broads were honey bound, so I...
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    Re: Honey Robber on fume pad, how long?

    I used Honey Robber for the first time this weekend. It only took about 10 minutes for the hive to clear, but it was nearly the whole hive! The front of the hive had a major beard. The bees that...
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    Re: Warre - only ever add boxes to the bottom?

    Thanks Templeton, that's what I was thinking. I'll probably top-bar some of my Langstroth boxes next year for Warre, then super with foundationless or wax only foundation frames when the flow hits...
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    Re: Yeast Tolerences and flavors

    It's just a basic honey and water mix. It was the very first batch I made and can't seem to finish it because it's so watery. I like the taste - kind of like a light chardonnay, but it has very...
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    Re: Yeast Tolerences and flavors

    Thanks for the info. I've got a basic dry that's watery (and I want to keep it dry), so adding fruit isn't going to work. I've read banana's help without hurting the flavor, but I'll try the malt...
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    Re: Yeast Tolerences and flavors

    WVMJ - Off topic, but I was looking at your website (I assume I'm writing to Jack?) and was wondering what you did to increase the body of your wine after you had it taste tested.
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    Re: Yeast Tolerences and flavors

    Thanks Ben. I did read the sticky before I posted and have seen the target alchohol content chart before, but I was looking for some more specific information regarding yeast strains and their...
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    Re: Warre - only ever add boxes to the bottom?

    That's what I thought. Thanks 'Charlie! I'll probably give this a shot next spring, but I like the comb honey too much to give up my Langstroth. Maybe if it's doing well I'll super...
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    Yeast Tolerences and flavors

    I'm not "new" to mead making, but am rather in the experimental phase of the hobby - The phase where 'I wonder what this would taste like' wins out over following anybody's recipes when starting a...
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    Re: Maple Mead anyone????

    I know I'm bringing out an old thread, but I'm new to the forum and doing some reading...

    I've done two different variations on Maple Mead. Being in Vermont we're big on both bees and trees, so...
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    Re: Warre - only ever add boxes to the bottom?

    I'm sorry to highjack the thread, but I have a continuation of Ambassador's questions:

    If the bees fill the old brood, isn't the comb dark and 'dirty'? I know they clean it out before storing the...
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