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    Re: harvesting honey out of the deeps

    If you fed sugar water to your bees in the early part of the year, it is probably in your honey in your deeps.
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    Re: How Long Can I store my Supers

    Because I am going slowly I have removed about 8 supers so far. I did stack them in my garage and so far I have a screened cover on them but will place a solid cover tonight or tomorrow. My supers...
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    How Long Can I store my Supers

    I removed some of my honey supers today and will not be able to harvest the remaining hives for the next 2 days. I would like to keep them in my garage for a few days before I do the extracting.I...
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Michael is correct. If this is a safe substance we should be able to drink it without any adverse impacts, but i can assure you no one want it in there water or food. In many areas the surface...
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    Fondant or Sugar Water

    Every fall I use sugar water to feed my hives. Since Fondant (mixture of water and sugar) is the same, can I replace the sugar water with fondant as it would be less messy? I use hive top feeders and...
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    Re: Full Frames of Honey in Deeps

    ThanksI want to be certain I understand. I have atonal of 4 deeps (2 hives). I can take one deep from one hive and combine with another deep from the other hive and use a mated queen. I then will...
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    Re: Full Frames of Honey in Deeps

    I am going to disassemble each hive and go frame by frame to ascertain if there is a queen but I doubt it. From experience I can observe the activity of each hive and determine if there is a...
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    Full Frames of Honey in Deeps

    I have 2 of my hives that are queenless and as far as i can tell disease free. I have 2 deeps on each hive with each of 10 frames capped with honey. I have one super on each hive and no drawn comb....
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    Re: ? Bee Watering

    I use 3 bird baths set on the ground with rocks and gravel. When they get near empty I pour water from a bucket and fill them. I normally don't clean them as i am always adding a fresh water supple...
  10. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    Its a complete system with the water jacket surrounding the inner tank containing the honey. The thermostat and best control unit screw into the tank very similar to the old metal heating units we...
  11. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    Acebird
    You are correct they are very expensive. I have noted that they are made extremely well and will last longer than me.I think they are a good product and have worked well. I did have one...
  12. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    I use this model but also purchased the dripless valve.
    MODEL 600-2 200# or 16 gallons
    17.25" Outer Diameter x 24" Outer Height
    15.25" Inner Diameter x 21" Inner Height
    $999.00
    Yes it takes time...
  13. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    I also sell my honey and use funds for breast cancer research. I have purchased a Maxant tank where I apply a small amount of heat and use their dripless stainless steel valve. I do not have an...
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    Re: Failing Hives

    David
    perhaps I missed it in your comments. But why can they not extract the honey from the dead hives (assuming there is some) and then simply store the frames for next year?
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    Re: Beekeeping Supplies Chicago Area?

    I always order from Dadant. or Brushy Mountain via internet. You will have to pay for shipping. You could go to Watertown Wis where Dadant has a store.I have had excellent results from both companies.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Michael
    The last photo is great. Wish i had that vanity of bees.Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Wood Frames for Honey Super

    Yes this is exactly what I am looking for.
    Thanks
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    Wood Frames for Honey Super

    As I harvest my honey I always find some frames that are perfect for presentation and I would like to preserve them and use for demonstration purposes. Somewhere I have seen some wooden frames that...
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    Re: Honey with a string Mint taste

    I am in northern Illinois and my honey has a slight minty after taste. Everyone loves it. I can't determine the source either.
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    This is a frequent question mostly related to glass jars. I do not sanitize either glass or plastic. I used to place glass jars in the dishwasher, and I assume you could do the same for plastic. Then...
  21. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Michael
    This is great and I tried to email copy to a friend but have difficulty doing it. Do I have to join Vimeo to do so?
  22. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Excellent.Great work.
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    All of my honey always crystallizes and many of our customers want it that way. So many people however are accustomed to store bought heated and liquid honey. Its a pain but when someone asks, I...
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    Re: City Council Question

    I am a planning and zoning consultant and the answer to your question is very complex and depends on the other ordinances that are in effect in your community. For example certain communities have a...
  25. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I have been using BeeGo andI have not had any issues with it. If used properly it is relatively easy and I don't have to lug a heavy blower with me. I only have 10 colonies and I even take each frame...
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