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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    If you only have a couple to do, another kitchen choice would be the serrated bread knife....it's long, flexible and works very well.
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    Re: How Fast & How Long

    Some of the "how fast" and "how long" will come with experience.... Some of it will depend on the temperature when you do your extracting. If it's 75+ or 90...

    If it's reasonably warm (75), then...
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    Re: Dead carcasses outside hive??

    A picture would be helpful...but on your description of "larger" bee's, I am guessing drones getting the boot maybe....I've been seeing a few more of them outside and around my hives in the last week...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Hey all,

    I have 8 hives, pulled a fully capped box off of two so far, and extracted 76 lbs (one western, one short super)...of my other six, I have one full deep to pull that is nearly wall to...
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    More answers from the xperts:

    http://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation/faq/storing-honey
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    Re: Honey % questions

    I was having trouble calibrating mine with distilled water, and contacted the manufacturer and told them it wasn't working, and I was given the same directions to do it with EVOO too....
  7. Re: Inspections with the heavy honey supers on?

    You might check with your local bee club if there is one nearby....we have one for our members that they can borrow and take home, or another they can use in the club honey house... $10.00 for use...
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    Bearding question

    When the bee's beard the front of the hive, has anyone seen the queen join them?
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    Re: Honey % questions

    I would say that you're fine....

    If you really want to be baffled, read the definition of honey in our state of Washington: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=69.28.310
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    Re: City Council Question

    I wouldn't go down this path of making a decision based on "socially appropriate" at all.... it is a dark hole in the ground with yellow jackets.

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    Re: Pacific Northwest Beekeeping

    Actually, the general rule of thumb with many WA area beeks is that you need a minimum of about 75lbs of stores to get them through till end of February...any given winter will change that a bit,...
  12. Re: Is It Possible To BE Gone For The Summer?

    Now, that's funny right there, I don't care who you are...:)
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    Re: What are the cons to a pail feeder?

    the major downfall that I've seen in their use is when you fill them and then invert them to re-install, it's important to make sure that you have some means to catch the bit that spills before the...
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    Re: Crush and Strain/Creamed Honey

    I would doubt you "ruined" it, but you may have infused a lot of air into the mixture...give it a few days and see. Why did you use the stirrer on the drill in the first place?
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    Re: Under Performing Package

    Another option is to take another look and verify that there is not a queen in the weakest hive and then just do a newspaper combine with Elizabedda and save yourself some time and money...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Tacoma/Puyallup area for me: 9 hives, two overwintered and 7 new: started in early/mid April... Doing well and growing every day...I've started to add boxes this weekend on about half as the...
  17. Re: Spraying "tempo" around house foundation

    ...and watch for wind drift!
  18. Re: They Survived the Winter, but Only Barely

    It looks like your weather is about to turn warmer mid-week....once the daytime temps are consistently over 50/55, you may want to try giving them some 1:1 or 5:3 syrup...if you're not seeing pollen...
  19. Re: Any Michigan Beekeepers concerned with the recent ruling "loss" of Right to Farm?

    If you want to try and understand the background on how the law came into being, you should be able to go back to Lansing and view the original bill, testimony, bill sponsors, etc. This will give you...
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    Re: Bees congregating by hot tub

    We recently had a couple of 80 degree days that sent my bee's looking for water. Went into the backyard in late afternoon and was surprised how many were in place's I'd never seen them before...
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    Re: bee sting after care home remedies

    I've been hit 6-7 times so far this year...Sting therapy, I call it. The swelling now is much less than the first couple times. I lately have used "Benadryl Gel" on day two and it helps the itching...
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    Re: What's your ideal hive configuration?

    Actually, it sounds like you have a pretty good set-up. I started with deeps and then got a deal on some westerns for honey supers. Now I have a little of both. I still use deeps on the bottom, but...
  23. Re: Uh, What is this on the bottom of my hive?

    [QUOTE And if it's wax, I'm going to need to have a seriously talk with my girls.....[/QUOTE]

    bring your hive smoker...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    4/26 swarm above the apiary..not from the apiary, but live there now...
  25. Re: Introducing a package to an established hive

    I just had this situation. I had a queenless hive and combined it with a new Nuc that I got about 9 days ago. I installed the Nuc into it's own box as you normally would, put a 3/4 in #8 screened...
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