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    Re: uncapped honey from dead hive

    Thank you for the info! We got over a foot of snow yesterday but it should melt fast. I think the honey and pollen stores will be very helpful to the packages when they arrive next week. I got the...
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    Re: uncapped honey from dead hive

    I'm wondering if it is also OK to feed this to a new package? My hive died out months ago, I have some frames with capped honey and pollen but some of the cells are uncapped. They don't smell...
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    Re: Transfer honey frames from a dead hive?

    Some of my winter dead outs have mold growing on the wood, esp the bottom boards. Is it ok the spray with a little bleach water or should i leave them be? Thanks!
  4. Thread: All Dead

    by Laurabee
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    Re: All Dead

    Same story here, sad to clean up all the dead bees. Mine were clustered and frames filled with bees inside cells head first. I heard that this means starvation. I did find honey and pollen stores...
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    Re: Winter bee care, multiple issues

    How does the indoor lighting effect the queen's brood production? Are there windows where you put the hives, or in Ian's Canadian operation? I think the steady temperatures would be beneficial. We...
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    Re: So How Really Bad is This Years Crop???

    Do you freeze the propolis or how do you store it?
  7. Thread: Wisconsin

    by Laurabee
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    Re: Wisconsin

    This is very helpful, thank you for the advice!! I also found a section about feeding honey back to the bees in Storey's guide to keeping bees- said to put the super above the inner cover and...
  8. Thread: Wisconsin

    by Laurabee
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    Re: Wisconsin

    I still have a super on my hives. The honey is not capped yet, bees still working on it as of today. I understand that I need to remove it before winter, so would I put the super frames of honey in...
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    Re: when to add honey super

    [QUOTE=laketrout;956232]Just added my second deep brood chamber to my packaged hive , it was installed on May 21 and also a nuc that I installed on June 1 .

    We are on the same schedule, I...
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    Re: Leaving Them Alone

    Last month i stopped by an old abandoned house where an elderly beekeeper once lived. He past away several years ago and was in a nursing home before that. After at least 7? Years on their own, the...
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    Re: truck with bees stopped and overheated

    Great, thank you for the update! I am glad that they won't be in 'til next week. We have 7 inches of snow predicted tonight..
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    Re: truck with bees stopped and overheated

    That sounds great! Keep me posted about when your bees arrive! This is my first year with bees, I didn't know where else to get them from so yep I'm driving down to Watertown this year. Will...
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    Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    I heard that lice shampoo will keep them off of you. Good tip if you are dealing with deer ticks that are hard to spot in hair. Try eating plenty of garlic too.
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    Re: truck with bees stopped and overheated

    Did you hear anything from your supplier? I am curious because I also ordered from them in Watertown, WI, for the end of April time frame. I am wondering around what day they will get to town. ...
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