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    Re: Looking to buy treatment free honey

    I would bet that anyone who has barrels of "treatment free honey" is at best, stretching the truth. How do you plan to verify his or her statements?
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    Re: Are they prepared for winter?

    Correct, we are near the end of our nectar flow here in the northeast. If you leave honey supers on over winter, they will be full of brood in the spring. You will want the top brood chamber full of...
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    Re: new personal best!

    Judging by your screen name and the title, I thought you were talking about a giant pumpkin!:thumbsup: That is however, a great harvest!
  4. Re: Inner Cover with no Notch - Should I add one?

    You also could just put a 3/8" or so stick under the front of the inner cover to raise it up. If you want to get real fancy, rip a wooden shingle about 1" wide and use one on each side as a shim to...
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    Re: Are they prepared for winter?

    Extract the honey in the mediums and then feed, there still is plenty of time to get 80lbs or so of winter stores. There is no reason to leave honey supers on during the winter.
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    Re: Best queens for northeast

    Jack, You didn't see their previous post, they need a queen now, not maybe next spring.
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    Re: Justifying an Uncapper Purchase

    Lighten up, I was going for the joke!
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    Re: Best queens for northeast

    This time of the year, one you can get! Look, People make too much of which queen to use. I have 300 hives, all Wilbanks Italians with some Hygenic Italian stock. I am always at the front of the...
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    Re: Should I consolidate brood downward?

    Most general rule, reversing brood chambers is used to help controll swarming during times of broodnest expansion (Spring in most areas). This time of the year, let the bees set things up for winter....
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    Re: Justifying an Uncapper Purchase

    How do you uncap with a Mazaratii?
  11. Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    Yes if they are plugged out, then you will need to stop feeding and give them five or six empty combs in the LOWER box. This will allow room for incoming nectar, brood rearing and winter cluster.
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    Re: Justifying an Uncapper Purchase

    Yea but an uncapper is sooooo nice!
  13. Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    Take a look in the lower box, They need 3-5 empty frames for brood and cluster. They will consume a lot of stores raising brood so you should be fine. A more likely scenario would be low stores but...
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    Re: Maxant capping spinner stuck basket

    Come on! I'm an old Yankee farmer, we always fix everything by ourselves! To be honest, Maxant is very busy this time of the year and I wanted them to build the extractor I ordered rather than stop...
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    Re: wasps near bees

    Wait for frost. Not too long in NH
  16. Re: No queen this late in the season- requeen?

    If you dont have a laying queen one week from today, you had better order one. Winter is coming and the bees are dumping drones. When you finally do have a queen laying in that hive, feed a pollen...
  17. Re: CT/ New England Beeks- when you pulling off supers?

    By the 21st, there really is no nectar flow after that. That will leave you plenty of time to get them ready for winter.
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    Re: Maxant capping spinner stuck basket

    I use the Maxant chain uncapper, the basket will hold cappings from 2000 lbs of honey. I also have two large Maxant 30 frame extractors. The truth is that you can fit 63 medium frames in the 30 frame...
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    Re: Maxant capping spinner stuck basket

    I just went through replacing the top bearing on my Maxant cappings spinner. It was quite a job. I had to dissassemble the whole thing then cut the inner race off of the shaft. Then I had to press...
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    Re: Crazy year

    It really comes down to a relationship with your first frost. Here in CT, we keep supers on till around 15th to 21st of Sept. By then the flow is over and it is time to treat and feed if needed. By...
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    Re: learn somthing new

    You ignored them from April till September then are surprised when you dont know what happened all season?
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    Re: can I harvest honey

    Its September, They will cap that honey in the next couple of weeks, then you will have some honey. Patience!
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    Re: Take some honey or leave it?

    I will allways take the honey and then feed. You have a month left in which to feed. Thats lots of time.
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    Re: filling combs with syrup

    How about feeding it to the bees and let them invert the sugars and place it just where they want it! Keep it simple!
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    Re: Wintering in 3 deeps

    If you have had good luck with two deeps, why change? If you remove the extra boxes the bees will cluster fine. Many of those bees are feild bees and will die in a short time any way. Your bees will...
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