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    Re: Storing honey question

    If you store it in the freezer, are those plastic storage bottles freezer safe?Also when you take it out of the freezer do you just let unthaw naturally or need to place in warm water?
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    Storing honey question

    Is there anything special I need to do with storing honey?

    One guy told me he stores his honey in a 5 gal bucket and just bottles a little at a time. Anyone else use this method?

    I extracted...
  3. Re: pulling super and extracting on a rainy day

    Thanks for all the advice. We are just at a 50% chance of rain for tomorrow so I will make sure to pull them when it is not raining. Guess the humidity had me more worried than the rain.

    My...
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    yep honey is what I would call 99% capped
  5. pulling super and extracting on a rainy day

    Finally going to have a chance to harvest honey this weekend. I am a small timer so just 1 super.

    Forcast is calling for a 60% chance of rain so here in Missouri that means it will probably be a...
  6. Re: Cleaning and storing supers after extracting

    Yes just 1 hive.

    How does everyone store the supers that have frames with comb on them til the next year when they get put back on the hive?
  7. Re: Cleaning and storing supers after extracting

    I was thinking of letting the bees clean it up as much as they could, then figured I would have to go in after them and give it a good scrubbing. My house is about 300 yards from my hive and I always...
  8. Cleaning and storing supers after extracting

    If all goes well I will be extracting my first honey in the next week or 2.

    I only have 1 hive and they got 1 super crammed full of honey for me this year.

    From what I have heard, bee's do a...
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    box seams crowded

    Just drove past my hive and WOW it seams really crowded right now. Bees all over the front of the box and under the cover.

    Installed package this spring. Very late snow and little rain this year...
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    Fall/winter bee hives

    With fall almost here, what do I need to do to my hive?

    This has been pretty rough for my first hive. We had a really late snow (may) and a VERY dry summer (less than 1" of rain over last 3...
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    Re: I got a queen!!!!!!!!!!

    Right now they have 2 frames with comb for brood and 2 empty frames with no comb that I am hoping they start using. I am going for a 1 box hive for this year and move up to a 2 box hive next year(if...
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    Re: I got a queen!!!!!!!!!!

    Guess the best thing for me to do right now is stay out of there and check in in a week or 2 to make sure all is still going good. Should I keep feeding?
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    I got a queen!!!!!!!!!!

    About a month ago I noticed my queen bee had disappeared. Couldn't find her and no larva/eggs being spotted.

    A few weeks ago I spotted a few queen cells formed on one of my frames. Waited and...
  14. Re: Questions on honey extracting process and supplies

    How does the uncapping fork work? Just pokes holes in the wax to let the honey out?

    How long should the honey sit in the bucket before put into jars?

    Once you have the honey extracted, do you...
  15. Questions on honey extracting process and supplies

    Not sure yet if I will be extracting honey this fall or next but wanting to start getting the supplies I need and making sure I have all of my ducks in an order.

    Right now I have 1 hive, I might...
  16. Thread: 1 box hives

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    1 box hives

    Does anyone have hives that are just 1 hive box or everyone have 2 hive box hives? I have a neighbor that has both and they seam to do ok over the winter in the 1 box.
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    Re: Would this be a big no-no?

    Looks like no feeder when they are storing honey.
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    Re: Would this be a big no-no?

    First step I have to get my top box off. Then if I do this I am going to go ahead and add a queen excluder just in case one of my queen cells make it. Can I keep my hive top feeder on top of the...
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    Would this be a big no-no?

    So here is the point I am at right now with my 1st ever hive.

    Installed package of bees and queen mid april of this year. Things have been pretty slow due to the weather. A week ago bees finally...
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    Then it sounds like once they hatch, they breed and lay eggs within a few days?
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    How long does it take for the queen cells to hatch?
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    So I am guessing right now I might still be in ok shape since I have a few queen cells? Guessing just wait for them to hatch then wait a week or so and make sure one of the queens is laying?
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    Nope brand new hive this spring. Just added my 2nd box a few days ago.
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    Re: Still cant find my queen update

    So am I guessing right from these pics. Is my last queen gone? Looks to be 2 queen cells in that one pic and I think 1 other queen cell on another frame. So when these queen cells hatch, they...
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