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  1. Re: Placing Honey Super with partially filled frames from last year... OK?

    as long as the nectar has not fermented or wax moths got to it. it should be okay.
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    Re: left a cell caged by mistake

    You could have released her when you found her she is for sure accepted by now the question is will she breed. if so how well?
  3. Re: Sour cherries - want to make cherry melomel/cherry mead

    Your wish is my command.

    Cherry Melomel
    (Makes 5 Gallons)
    Ingredients
    25 lbs. of cherries
    11 lbs. honey +- I like to set the specific Gravety (SG) at 1.090
    1 tbsp. Yeast Energizer
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    Re: Can I steal bees from another hive?

    No need to shake off the bees just take a couple of frames of brood with all attached bees there will not be a problem.. Just make sure the queen is not on the frame!
  5. Re: Bees clustering on landing / Wasp entering hive!

    ????? Vinegar is used in syrup to entice the bees to utilize it. Many times we recommend not using vinegar as it can stimulate robing. So that is not what keeps the honey bees away. Maybe the...
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    Re: Quick bee math question

    Placing a box of drawn frames within a hive, above or below does not mean the queen is going to use them right away. It house bees must clean the cells properly before the queen will lay in them. So...
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    Re: New beek wanting to help with cutouts

    Is Sligo Pa too far? I am doing 3 over the 4th weekend. One at a Penndot Storage yard, one from a trailer, and one in a house they are in the celling of a hallway..
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    Re: Stingless bees in Belize/Guatemala

    I went to Belize and spent most of my time SCUBA diving.. Only a true bee nerd would have spent their vacation observing bees... Sorry I missed out.. :lpf:
  9. Thread: dysentary

    by Tenbears
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    Re: dysentary

    You will know the front of the hive will be plastered. Are you currently feeding. sometimes that can be the problem.
  10. Re: New beekeeper First time dealing with aerial crop dusting

    I will say it was nice of the crop duster to have been considerate and worked with you. Many do not care.
  11. Re: Bees clustering on landing / Wasp entering hive!

    Barhopper is right wasps can become a problem. Depending on the type of wasp they could be harvesting your bees as feed in their brood cells. I mean it is not like you need to drop what you are ding...
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    Re: Bonehead exterminator salesman

    Sales men do not come to my house. In fact NOONE does without an invitation. and an invitation is not blanket. The signage is very clear. I deal with dozens a day at the Studio. I need my haven,...
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    Re: Cable reel beside to set stuff on....

    Heck I have one sitting in another that is the same diameter but half the with, for a table in my yard, bar stools work great with it.
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    Re: Small bottles, how to use

    They seem to small for honey what would they hold like 1.5 . If you were to produce a swarm lure they may be great for that. And certainly for touch up paint. Maybe you could sell some to local...
  15. Thread: Why not?

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Why not?

    Not that I profess to know what the folks at Mann Lake are thinking, Heck Half the time I forget what I am thinking half way through typing it! I believe there statement was not in regard to the box...
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    Re: easy small scale queen rearing method???

    Tell me about your plans for the queens there are many methods that will suit small scale queen production. The best, easiest, or most reliable may depend on your plans.

    If you are replacing...
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    Re: semi hauling bees over turns near home

    Guess I am going to be gathering Swarms in Hayden this year rather than hunting. But what the heck, the wolves have run off all the elk anyway!
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    Re: First time extracting

    Seems I extract this then a few weeks extract that. Then extract before the dearth so the drones don't gobble up all the honey. Then double triple or quadruple up wet supers so the bees will...
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    Re: requeen or combine?

    Not JW But I will Walk you through, There Are actually a few ways I will Offer the two most popular. The first is to shake them out in front of the recipient hive and remove the donor hive in its...
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    Re: Have a queen and eggs but no larvae?

    Are you sure of that? When a queen is superseded the hive builds a new queen, at some point after the new queen begins laying the attendant bees May cease to care for the old queen and she parishes....
  21. Re: Beetles, Moths, Roaches, Ants, and Robbing but won't give up.

    Only a varroa problem!
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    Re: overwintering in middle tn

    Yes those Polar Vortexes can be bad especially when driven by an Alberta Clipper and furled by an Arctic Blast, Backed by the Siberian Express. Going to be another adjectival winter me thinks. And...
  23. Re: Best smoker fuel I have ever found, what do you use?

    A barn full of horses and 9 apiaries full of bees. What do you think I use? :D.. I use the bedding pellets Equine pine. Now if I am out for a quick check On a small yard I may use burlap.
  24. Thread: Slow Hive

    by Tenbears
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    Re: Slow Hive

    When growing a hive it is important to reach critical mass as quickly as possible. The queen only produces as much brood as the existing nurse bees can cover. Lets say for the sake of discussion...
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    Re: Have a queen and eggs but no larvae?

    And the moon may have been aligned with Jupiter. Most likely you lost a queen along the way and the bees built a new on who has just begun to lay. I f you have eggs you will have larva within 3.5...
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