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  1. Re: Contemplating cutout, but some bees acting strange.

    I am assuming that you have talked to the owner about opening his property ? Did you get close enough to notice any smell to the hive ? I did remove some bees from an old house and when I got them...
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    Re: Creamed/Ground Honey ?

    Micheal ...Does the flour grinder add air to the creamed honey ? The honey I did had air in it but settles out once in cups. It doesnt look like the same honey when I used the other method. ...Rick
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    Re: Creamed/Ground Honey ?

    Thank You BDT ....I am going to make another batch this evening....Rick
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    Re: Creamed/Ground Honey ?

    bdt ....That could be the problem with my process. The temp that I mix the seed and pasturized honey. I make much smaller batches usually 10-13 pounds at a time. I use a presto pot to heat 10-11...
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    Re: Creamed/Ground Honey ?

    I used a new electric meat grinder that I recently bought at walmart. I only did one pound
    today to see what it would look and taste like. My brother in law told me once that he used to grind it to...
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    Creamed/Ground Honey ?

    I have made creamed honey using the dyce method, also used flavorings in the same method. Today I took some crystalized aster honey and put it thru my grinder once. It turned out a very light color (...
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    Re: Still No Honey in NY

    I think the spring harvest has been short. Of the 25 or so hives of which some are this springs nuc`s, a trapout and several cutouts. I took off about 200 pounds, leaving some bottom supers which I...
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    Re: What's So Bad About Swarming?

    Tim ...if you want to maintain just two hives at your location, ya might want to consider
    assuming they are very strong early in the year, taking a nuc from the strong hives and replacing the...
  9. Thread: Trapout Question

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    Re: Trapout Question

    Perry Have ya thought about possibly getting some bee-go inside of the porch roof to help drive them out into the nuc ? ....Rick
  10. Re: Infared Thermometers to locate bees in wall?

    In The house we looked at today there were three hives.
    1st wasin an upper bedroom between the studs but behind the chimeny. The infared was right on as to the location. The differance...
  11. Infared Thermometers to locate bees in wall?

    Anyone using these to better locate hive in walls? I just bought one a lowes. Its an Extech with a laser and lighted screen. Works neat on my wood stove. I also used it on some of the hives out ...
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    Re: some people amaze me.......

    A little information is dangerous...sounds like he is filling in the blanks with what he thinks...lol...I was standing in a driveway looking at an exposed hive hanging from under an eve. The...
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    Re: pollinaton vs honey value ?

    My inclination is yes they will work the pumpkins anyway . I have a farmer who raises pumpkins (12 acres) and has a market as well. They sell my honey,cut comb and my creamed honey . They take no...
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    Re: Pollinating Hive size

    I`m not a pollenator but havent seen anyone using mediums for it as they seem to be too small. I assume the growers want large numbers of bees to work their crops. Although three medims are...
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    Re: Naming honey after nectar sources...how to ?

    An example of varital honey occured this year when Locust bloomed (1st sited on the 3rd of june) and continued to bloom till the 15th or 16th of june. Here in central NY we had a lot of rain during...
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    Re: The Last Bee Keeper on TV tonight

    If a colony goes into the almonds very strong and comes out weaker. I would tend to think that the pollen from almonds arent the best food source coupled with exposure to other colonies with heavy...
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    Re: The Last Bee Keeper on TV tonight

    The documentary didnt spend much time discussing the details involved with shipping bees to CA. They didnt put up a lot of information about the importation of packages or the possible exposure...
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    Maxant Extractor 20frame Model 1400P

    I used my new Maxant Extractor today for the first time. What a differance it runs smoothly and quietly. The frames are clean (more honey in the pails) and my shoulder and arms arent sore . I...
  19. Thread: Swarm HELP

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    Re: Swarm HELP

    I use my bee-vac whenever possible . It works great ...I start at the bottom of the cluster and slowly collect them in the vac. I also have a DC converter if I am not close enough to run an...
  20. Thread: Swarmed again...

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    Re: Swarmed again...

    Here in Central NY state our swarm season starts around the 1st week of may so I try to have at least one super on each hive by the 1st of april and monitor that for them filling it . This year has...
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    Re: Propolis Ointment

    Propolis healing ointment

    1 tablespoon beeswax
    4 tablespoons mineral oil
    1 tablespoon propolis granules
    1 tablespoon honey

    Melt the ingredients in a microwave or make a small double boiler...
  22. Thread: Laying workers?

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    Re: Laying workers?

    Was the pattern tight except that their were multiple eggs in the cells ? Its my opinion that laying workers dont lay eggs in a tight pattern such as a good queen would....Rick
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    Re: Late splitting question

    Sambee...I think you are at about the same latitude as am I in mid NY state. Today I installed a queen (carnie) in a swarm that I didnt get the queen. The last few weeks they have dwindled. I...
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    Re: To Combine or not to Combine

    Interesting point Cedar Hill. I have a jar of olive oil with some propolis that has been soaking for a couple of years now. When I shake it up and apply a little to my hands they smell just like the...
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    Re: comb honey supers

    I put an extracting super on first and then when they are working on that super I add a cut comb super only on the strongest of hives. Remember they will draw comb when there is a good flow....
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