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    Re: For those of us without scales...

    According to the guys at University of Montana our northern bees need 100 pounds or ten capped frames. So I just assume by the math 10pounds a frame or there about. Makes it easy just look and see ....
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    Re: thin honey

    Can one say that capped honey is ready? Or is bieng capped just one part of the deal? Sorry if off topic a bit.
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    Their so cute when their little

    Man my little bees are mad as hell. A little smoke , wait, a little under the cover, wait, take off the top and angry bees boiling out of the hive. First time for me and I was a bit scared. I stole...
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    Re: Honey too dry

    Man I struggled with it too. I pulled supers it was 75 and meant to be 85 later but we had a Montana weather moment and it went down into the 50s. I got a deep super and put a heat lamp in it then a...
  5. Re: Solid Black Bees Hairless Thorax mixed in with "normal looking bees"

    What are the treatment options for this? I guess my hives are sick and bieng robbed yikes!
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    I have them in all my hives also with no signs of disease or robbing. Just mutts or runts or who knows? I did the same thing got worried about robbing then disease now just think they are the ugly...
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    Re: Smoke when taking honey?

    Got the b-quick in the mail and tomorrow's going to be hot so just have to rig up a fume board . Thanks everyone
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    Smoke when taking honey?

    So I pulled honey last week and used the brush to get rid of bees and it took forever and it was a major interruption to the bees. I ordered some bee-quick because I still need to pull some supers...
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    Re: Honey for $1500 a pound

    Funny I thought I was the only one with 500 dollar pounds of honey! This year was are first honey year and we have 20 gallons from four hives . Now what ? Buy high sell low!
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    Re: Best bang for the buck?

    Hey thanks Laurie I've seen your post on partial frame foundation and I must say it looks like it's working gangbusters ! I had the same thought to just find jars and bottles from wherever and make...
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    Re: Best bang for the buck?

    Thank you for your generosity !
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    Re: Best bang for the buck?

    You guys think that simple is better? Just a mason jar and done or is there any money in fancy. We like fancy because my wife's an artist but K.I.S.S. Comes to mind for me (keep it simple stupid)
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    Re: Upstate New York "winter is coming"

    Your winters are probably a lot like ours and the advice here is to overwinter in two deeps with a hundred pounds of honey or ten full deep frames. As far as feeding the advice I've been given...
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    Best bang for the buck?

    We are new and have this year too much honey to give away. So which bottles/ozs would you try to sell to get the most return? We both like the idea of gift baskets as a marketing , what products give...
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    Re: Frames After Extracting

    Ditto . Both afb and efb spores transmitted in honey
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    Re: Extraction fail any tips

    How much and how fast does the honey un sealed absorb? Could it simply ruin in a few days or does it take a lot to ferment? I don't have a tool to check and don't want to get anyone sick from it!...
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    Re: Extraction fail any tips

    Yeah but I think after your comments I spun it.to fast and the frames where cold from being in the back of my truck maybe? I bought a dadant model do I know it's built well. Operator error! Try try...
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    Extraction fail any tips

    My first go at extraction yesterday was a miserable failure. I have eight capped suppers and I made it through a super and a couple frames before I threw in the towel. I had a light in a deep and...
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    Re: Babies/toddlers and honey

    When I was a baby my mom put honey and whiskey on my gums for teething. Her fault I like both! Bad mom!
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    Babies/toddlers and honey

    My wife says that kids shouldn't eat honey? She says they can get bochalism (bad speller sorry)? I rarly if ever win a debate with her is she right? Didn't we eat honey as kids! I did! Is this a...
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    Re: Going into the winter with nucs

    Just wondering , do over wintered nucs build up faster in the spring than a spring split/ nuc? Is that the point or are there other things that makes it better than just building nucs in the spring?
  22. Re: I had purple honey and blew it. Sigh.

    That's just mean and really funny at the same time! I can just see their faces and hear the conversation at their cocktail party! Lol!
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    Re: unwanted bees

    Everything outside ends up inside behind the drywall and the studs of the wall. Easier to fix drywall than siding for me anyway . And remind your friend/s that there are many people who do such...
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    Re: Looking for a club or mentor

    I highly recommend the online beekeeping courses offered through the University of Montana. I learned so much it was to me invaluable . My mentors a cranky old fart and still thinks the world is flat...
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    Re: Need some advice if you have time

    Thanks buddy. Hope alls well up north! We checked out your Facebook for your honey and stuff it looks awsome! Where are you storing all that money?! So after I poach the capped frames/supers should I...
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