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  1. Re: Why didn't my beeswax harden after rendering? Its very mushy.

    Thank you Rob, so just put the glob i have from last time in the water and boil till clear. I will try this tonight.
  2. Why didn't my beeswax harden after rendering? Its very mushy.

    Hello, this is my first time rendering wax from my bee hives. I used the double boiler method of melting the wax. I filtered it through a cheesecloth into a container. The rendered beeswax never...
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    Re: Need advice about fruit flies

    Yes thats correct, Monterery county. It has been down into the low 20's as a low and low 40's as a high. This weekend it will be upper 60's low 70's so I will go in there and see what I can find. ...
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    Re: Need advice about fruit flies

    Thank you Michael, so you think I should go into the hive? I understood that we wernt supposed to disturb the hive during the winter months while they are in their cluster. How does honey ferment? ...
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    Need advice about fruit flies

    I have noticed that there are fruit flies on the outside of the hive and some coming out of the hive. This has been going on for about a month. I have researched and researched but cannot find any...
  6. Re: Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new q

    I hived them on •Assembled Wood Frames w/Waxed Rite-Cell® Foundation from Mann Lake.
    Good point!
  7. Re: Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new q

    Thank you, will do!
  8. Re: Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new q

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    Here is a picture of a frame. I didnt see any eggs at all. Can you? Might be to small.
  9. Re: Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new q

    I think its only been a week, since no queen. I know she was in there when we hived her August 10th. I went in there last weekend and no eggs or larvae, and that was a red flag. Waited a week and...
  10. Re: Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new q

    No, I did not see any eggs or larvae. I was just assuming that since there were queen cups then a worker was getting ready to lay. But no evidence of a laying worker.
  11. Question about Queenless colony w/ emergency queen cups and introduction of new queen

    Hi, this is my first year beekeeping. I had a very strong colony that swarmed August 3rd. I lost that swarm as they got away. The colony swarmed again exactly a week later. August 10th. I was...
  12. Thread: Bottlebrush

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    Re: Bottlebrush

    I have a bottle-brush tree in my front yard that the bees absolutely love. Its making for an excellent nectar flow. How was your honey from this species?
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