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    Re: Grod blooms in Louisville

    Looks to me like "wingstem" (Verbesina alternifolia).
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    Re: Factors affecting honey viscocity

    So do you all think its safe to keep it bottled? Or do I need to test it and dry it if needed. Thanks a lot!
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    Factors affecting honey viscocity

    I know water/sugar content is a major factor. Does the nectar source(s) make a difference. I just did my first extraction (crush and strain) of four 100% capped frames of honey. The honey seems a...
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    Re: Encouraging bees to cap frames of honey

    thanks for the help merince.
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    Re: Encouraging bees to cap frames of honey

    Thanks. Is it OK to have just one super with 6 partially capped frames and 4 empties, or should I put a second super on too. Trying to find that balance between too much and too little room.
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    Re: Encouraging bees to cap frames of honey

    Thanks for the responses, I realize the above statement: My question pertains to what the ideal placement of the uncapped frames is so that the bees "focus" on filling and and "ripening" said frames...
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    Encouraging bees to cap frames of honey

    I just pulled a honey super yesterday. 4 frames were completely capped, I removed them and harvested the honey. what is the best way to encourage the bees to cap the remaining 6 frames? Most of...
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    Honey Frames in Brood Nest

    My first hive made it through the winter. The bees went into the winter with two deeps. A few weeks ago all the bees were in the top deep so removed the lower deep. The colony is currently...
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    Re: What to do with half capped super frames

    Thanks for the advice and pointing out my typo...I really did know that it was extra water that was the issue.. :)..boy i really look like a newbie now
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    What to do with half capped super frames

    I have a 2 deep hive that I supered (medium) in August with hopes of yielding some fall honey. I'm pretty sure the bees are done making any honey now. There are about 4 frames which are about...
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    Re: Bees guarding upper entrance

    Thanks for the replies. Just to clarify, I saw only 3 bees over the course of several minutes get deterred from the upper entrance and these 3 were the only bees that tried to go in the upper...
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    Bees guarding upper entrance

    I recently put on a super and queen excluder (QE) on two full deep brood boxes. Following the advice of some threads on this forum, I put wooden strips(approx .75") between the QE and the supper to...
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    Re: Drone brood between brood boxes

    Thanks for the response, its reassuring to here that this is not our of the norm.
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    Drone brood between brood boxes

    This is my first season beekeeping. My 5 frame nuc has now filled two brood (deep) boxes. The top box is mainly honey with some brood (all stages including fresh eggs) the middle frames. I just...
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