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    Re: Hive check time. 15 degrees though.

    Hmmm. I am hoping that all my hives are heavy, alive, and healthy. That is most likely not the case as deadouts happen. My hives, except one, were strong or very strong going into the winter. I...
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    Hive check time. 15 degrees though.

    Its come to that time of the winter when I will be near my girls. Problem is temp will be high 15 and low 11!!!! I am planning to remove top cover and have a quick peak to see if they are still...
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    Re: Strange crystalized honey

    You know I bet this is what happened. It does make sense. Is it OK to feed back or not really?
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    Strange crystalized honey

    All of my honey has crystalized at various rates and I finally wanted to reconstitute it. One jar struck me as very odd. The top about half was liquid, very watery, not at all thick. The bottom...
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    Re: What the heck is the problem?

    OP: you said you have interesting pics? Can you post them? Check for small white blobs on frames. That would be varroa poop. I had a hive crash in Nov a bunch of years ago due to varroa. I shook the...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    Once he gets started, has enough equipment, and customers buying his honey, are you going to get the boot from his land? Are you expected to Mentor him, check and care for his hives until he comes up...
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    Re: How cold is too cold?

    "... Opening the lid will do no harm at cold temperatures if you put the feed in and close it back up."

    I actually wondered about this. My bees propolize the daylights out of the lid and inner...
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    Crystallized honey for mead?

    I'm planning to make 5 gallons of mead today. Most of my honey is crystallized now though. Do I need to re hydrate it first or dump it in and go? Also.. For sweet mead, use of regular cooking yeast...
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    Re: My neighbour's bees have it in for me...

    What does everyone think about growing something to block the flight path? Bamboo grows quick, is fairly thick, and grows tall. I wonder if that may do the trick?
  10. Re: Newbie here. Looking for advice on how many and sizes for a hive body

    One thing I didnt realize when I was just starting out is that there are 10 frame mediums and 8 frame mediums. Know there is a difference and make an informed decision, if not already aware.
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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    I also have other fruit: peaches, asian and european pears, I had a persimmon for a while. My peaches bloom fairly early and I have seen bees working them. My guess is that nothing else is going at...
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    Re: First time making a split

    To the op: What a thread this is. I am also what I like to call "Queen Challenged" and "egg challenged". Yes its like driving without being able to read, I guess, but if you follow some directions...
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    Re: HoneyBees and Appletrees

    Good advice so far. I started a small hobby Orchard/vineyard first then got bees. I second it is an absolute ton of work to get good edible fruit if you have a bunch of trees. Add to that the fact I...
  14. Re: High temps near 60 yesterday, pollen coming in..

    What color pollen was it Enj?
  15. Re: High temps near 60 yesterday, pollen coming in..

    Oh boy! Hope your girls are all tucked in and have plenty of stores for what sounds to me to be a long long cold winter ahead.
  16. High temps near 60 yesterday, pollen coming in..

    3 of 4 hives were buzzing with activity yesterday with high temp somewhere near 60. Likely higher by my hives, in the sun and no wind. Did visual of the outside and saw some ladies coming back with a...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Well.. My case is extremely unique. I waited maybe 9 months more than I should have due to insurance, doc availability, and some other complications. I wanted to get it dealt with as I was not able...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    Y something to be said about a good video. But.. I like my freezer to be stocked also. I may have to leave the stocking to my wife, but hopefully not soon. In two weeks me and my 8 month old lab are...
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    Re: My achy breaky shoulder

    My PT has been going well. Things are healing though still quite painful. Good news is.. I shot 5 rounds through my 30-06 and had a nice grouping. I was able to lift and hold and aim. A bit painful,...
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    Re: Hive Beetles. How many is a concern?

    Hives started as packages from California. I have seen an occassioanl beetle now and again however this to me seems like more than I should see. I dont have beetle traps or anything to remove the...
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    Hive Beetles. How many is a concern?

    I did a light hive check this weekend, mostly making sure stores were OK. My biggest hive, 5 mediums and one deep high, had a larger than normal for me number of small hive beetles. They walked...
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    Re: A better beetle trap...how to get a patent

    Watch the injection molding companies. A family member of mine works at one that is still in the states and he tells me that many have gone overseas. Some have a fraction of what they once were,...
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    How exactly do bees gather pollen

    I hear/see the term "pollen basket". Does anyone know the mechanism or science behind how bees store those pollen balls on their legs???
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    Re: They don't even try to hide it.

    The Chinese is very close to the English. Something like Candas most popular milk honey, natural. If there is a large ethnic Chinese community might make sense. However...

    I spend a large amount...
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    My achy breaky shoulder

    Shoulder surgery = PAINFUL!!! arghhhh. luckily(?) my rotator cuff was in fine shape. No need for staples, reattaching anything or sewing anything. My first day of PT today and I am feeling it. No...
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