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  1. Thread: Winter Feed

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    Winter Feed

    I have a hive that has two deep brood boxes (8 frame) and a medium super that has about 50% drawn n capped honey. The bottom brood box is light and the upper brood box is better with the most bees...
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    Re: Crystallized Comb Honey

    Thanks --kilnrat
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    Re: Crystallized Comb Honey

    [QUOTE=BeeGora;1151356]This man is a genius.........[amen -- thanks for the suggestions]
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    Crystallized Comb Honey

    I purchased some comb honey last year from another vendor and it has crystallized. I understand that with regular honey you can heat it and return it to its normal state. My question is can you do...
  5. Thread: Agressive Bees

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    Agressive Bees

    In my fourth year of bee keeping and have never had bees this agressive. I did a split on a hive that had a heavy bee population with plenty of room but seemed to be likely to swarm. In my...
  6. Thread: SHB oil tray

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    Re: SHB oil tray

    Thanks -- I had lost where I purchased some in the past. Many Thanks
  7. Thread: SHB oil tray

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    SHB oil tray

    Does anyone know the company that carries the plastic tray that goes under screened bottom board to hold oil to catch mites and SHBs? I like to use them and need some more. Thanks for your help.
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    Crystallized Honey

    I have several jars of comb honey that is starting to crystallize. Do you warm comb honey like you do honey without comb? Thanks for any suggestions.
  9. Thread: Hive(s) Lost

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    Hive(s) Lost

    Well I know a robbing screen will not prevent a swarm now. Ha Ha Late September, one of my strong hives swarmed -- It was an 8-frame hive w/ 2-deeps and a super w/ some drawn foundation. I had...
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. Always good to hear from other beekeepers.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. It's always good to hear other's experiences.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. It's always good to hear from other beekeepers.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your imput. It's good to hear other's experiences.
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    Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    I have read several post of the last few years on robbing screens and had a couple of questions about them. I have noticed various designs -- one has an approx 2" opening on say the right side at...
  15. Thread: The Bee Tree

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    The Bee Tree

    In North Carolina Piedmont, does anyone have any experience w/ the Bee Tree? How old does the tree have to be before it starts to bloom? Is it winter hardy for our climate? Thanks for the poop. ...
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    Robbing question

    I checked my hives a couple weeks ago and at that time they had what seemed to be an adequate supply of capped honey. It has been a very wet summer in Piedmont North Carolina with fairly heavy rain...
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    Top Enterance w/ Bottom Enterance

    I have for the first time added a top enterance between brood boxes and queen excluder and was wondering about how much if any to reduce the bottom enterance. This is my first try with a top...
  18. Installing a package of bees using drawn foundation

    I have a two part question: 1) I have drawn foundation on deep frames as well as a limited supply of frames of pollen and honey/sugar water that are drawn and capped from a have that failed to...
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    Crimp Wire Foundation vs Duragilt

    I have used crimp wire foundation w/ 100% pure beeswax in all my hives to date, but was looking at the duragilt foundation and wondered if anyone would mind sharing their pros or cons on it vs crimp...
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    Wax Moth eggs and Larva

    I have lost a couple of hives due to robbing this fall and was cleaning up the frames and equipment for next spring and had a couple questions: 1) how long do you need to leave frames in freezor to...
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    Crystalization of 2:1 feed

    As you get older one seems to not remember what has been posted in past years. Ha Ha -- I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on what to do to prevent crystalization of 2:1 sugar water. I...
  22. Thread: Feeding 2:1

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    Feeding 2:1

    This is probably a dumb question but I was wondering if anyone had an educated guess as to how much weight a gallon of 2:1 feed would add to a brood box when feeding? Also on an eight frame 2-deep...
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    Re: Apigard and fall feeding?

    Question, how much lemon juice do you use per gallon of 2:1 feed? Thanks for the advise -- it sounds like a good way to go--the less chemicals the better.
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    Re: Ventilation when using top feeder

    I use a screened inner cover -- basically built on the design of a spacer with wire mesh stapled to the frame(spacer) and then I add an additional spacer to the four corners and middle making sure I...
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    Re: Is the flow over in NC?

    I live about an hour drive NE from you, but the bees are now still working clover, cucumber blooms, melons, and corn. Sourwood has not bloomed yet as far as I know. So there may still be a flow...
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