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    Re: Selling Your Honey

    I sale it right now in 8oz Muth jars
    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=33_60&products_id=667
    and in 12 oz bears.
    I get 10 bucks for either of the two. Most people have never...
  2. Re: How many 8-frame mediums for winter?

    To, MB

    Yes but the role they may or may not play in keeping to cluster warm, just that much longer before they die could possibly make or brake a hive.
  3. Re: Alternatives to pollen patties?

    pb2 is awesome in pancakes and protein shakes and Breakfast bars!!
  4. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    alternative to Fum B. that I am using this year.
    http://www.advancescience.com/bee-diseases/nosema
  5. Re: Alternatives to pollen patties?

    If you click on my tag line in my signature for my facebook link you will see me making them in a way that prevents you from getting kicked out of the kitchen by your wife....simple and ez!
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    Re: Will a SWARM return???

    He said they absconded and left brood behind. This is very concerning to me..Shure they may swarm for various reasons but to just get up and leave with brood behind...is a bit strange... Something is...
  7. Re: How many 8-frame mediums for winter?

    I could be wrong on this but I think the cluster sizes they try to overwinter with is more of a genetic trait then a environmental response.. at least in the short run. Remember that none of these...
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    I agree if they have been there 10 years one more winter is not going to hurt. Then in the spring I would work them so they have time to recover from any mistakes.
  9. I need to brake down and get me a better microscope!!

    Last year our state bee guy taught us how to count Nosema spores but this video on how to look for T. mite is pretty cool!
    http://honeybeelab.oregonstate.edu/content/info-beekeepers

    He...
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    You guys have an AWSOME bee lab in Oregon!! Contact them or talk to a local club. Here in Iowa its 125-135lbs

    http://honeybeelab.oregonstate.edu/content/info-beekeepers
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    Re: Babies/toddlers and honey

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    Why waste your honey??
    :pk:
    As long as its pasteurized its all good. (I left the ones out with opiates as in this day and age its more truth then humor):(
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    Re: Babies/toddlers and honey

    Yeah with all the dirt they normalcy eat when you are not watching them why waste the honey in order for them to get sick.:lpf: Darn free range kids!!
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    Re: Medium Feeder Question

    I guess you have to ask your self It is worth it to have a narrower feeder and have to fill it more often to add the extra frame in. I use medium feeders and have had really good luck with Mother...
  14. Re: Is there a way to reduce moisture of extracted honey?

    https://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=409
    :rolleyes:
    Is this even a viable tool in large scale?
  15. Re: Can you donate frames of bees from a queenless hive to another hive?

    as long as they are not laid up with tons of drone eggs from a queenless laying worker from the original nuc, I see no problem with it.
  16. Re: Nasty looking frames - use or burn?

    If you are running two apiaries I recommend shaking bees out to be combined with a strong hive at another apiary, rather then gassing them, just better resource management.
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    Re: When to add second super?

    Try this one on for sizes... I had to order all medium suppers to make all my hives. I guess all my hives are broodless...some one forgot to tell the bees because they still try to swarm.
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    Re: When to add second super?

    Or the original definition of this word for it's application to beekeeping

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/superimpose

    1. To lay or place (something) on or over something else.

    In this...
  19. Re: How many 8-frame mediums for winter?

    something else that is kind of interesting that caught me off guard when it comes to different races of bees is the normal die off related to the amount of bees they try to overwinter with. My Carni...
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    Re: When to start feeding?

    1. How heavy do you need to be to overwinter where you live?
    2. How soon will it be to cold for them to take feed (50ish degrees and below).
    3. Is their enough forage still left in the field to hit...
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    Re: When to add second super?

    most keepers use two deeps and anything above that is your supper as I am guessing that their is brood in your medium which makes it a brood chamber not a supper per say... don't worry about how many...
  22. Re: Question RE: Bee Behavior after OA application

    On new hives with new queens they might .."might" blame the new queen for the intrusion but that is still just a guess.
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    Re: split nuc second opinion

    They typical wont draw a queen cup out to a long cell unless their is something in it but who knows by now you could have a laying worker and they have been known to try to use drone eggs to raise a...
  24. Re: Winter stores-what should I see?

    What is the proper weight for your area in order to overwinter? You should have a local bee club around you that can give you that information. Most people overwinter anything from two deeps on up....
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    Re: nicot

    Most people are hooked on the Doolittle method of grafting. I was going to do nicot but ended up with OTS with a cloak board because I was making nucs but I still might play with nicot after I do the...
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