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  1. Thread: Honey sales

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    Re: Honey sales

    I've got some for sale in NW Florida. Check your private messages.

    Daniel
  2. Thread: Grading Honey

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    Grading Honey

    I've got some honey in drums, and have a question about the correct way to grade its color. Does it matter at what depth the sample is taken from? I've noticed that sometimes the light honey rises...
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    Re: What's the best Material for Lids?

    Thanks for responses. Advantech sounds like the way to go. Durable, cheap, and i can pick it up at lowes.
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    What's the best Material for Lids?

    I've been using 3/4" cdx plywood for tops, but a lot of them warp? I was wondering what is the best thing to use for a flat top that will last a long time and not warp. I've read online that mdo...
  5. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    Found this online. They claim bee bread is more digestable to humans, granted they're also selling it, so take it with a grain of salt.

    Bee bread contains pollen processed by bee, honey,...
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    Re: Backfilling - Swarm Prevention Question

    In my experience, a hive that wants to swarm will draw very little foundation
  7. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    >Just mix 1 part pollen to 1 part honey?

    The bees add the honey and ferment it I believe, so theres more to it than just mixing it together I would think
  8. Re: Eating Fresh Pollen Year Round - What should I expect?

    On top of being indigestible, it also loses a lot of its nutritional value after just a few days, if not turned to bee bread first.
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    Re: Requeening With Cells, Need Advice

    I'm not sure yet. I may buy some, graft or cut comb like you mentioned. Btw, I used to work for a company out of Luverne. Southern Fields, you may be familiar with them.
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    Re: Requeening With Cells, Need Advice

    Money
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    Requeening With Cells, Need Advice

    This summer i'm going to try to requeen all of my hives with cells. I know it can be trickier requeening full sized hives, so I need some advice on how to do so. If I understand it correctly, i can...
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    Re: Eating honey from brood comb?

    I wonder if pollen concentrations would be higher?
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    Re: Just lost two thirds.

    Everyone failed to mention the most likely culprit, considering these hives were not treated. Varroa mites are the most likely explanation.
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    Re: Bees building a hive on a fence?

    I agree with this.

    Sometimes if a swarm fails to find a new homesite, they begin to build combs right where they are. Ive only seen it once and it died over the winter.
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    Re: Hiving a Swarm

    Add a frame of young larvae so they dont leave
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    Re: Lose the Swarm, Lose the Honey?

    Expect some, but plan for none.

    Really though it depends on where you live. Do you have a good fall flow?
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    Re: Where to Buy Bucket Feeders

    No I was hoping someone would have found an ideal bucket for the purpose, so i could skip the trial and error portion of the search.
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    Re: Do you think I have a laying worker

    Ive seen hives with laying workers as bad as the second photo. And then spotted the queen. The catch was, I could see a good pattern inbetween all the mess
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    Where to Buy Bucket Feeders

    Does anyone know of a good source of bucket feeders. Just plain buckets, not the ones with the screens. I bought mannlakes 1 gallon pails last year but decided 2 gallons would be better. Also the...
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    Re: Do you think I have a laying worker

    Sometimes you can see a good pattern inbetween multiple egg cells. This usually leads me to believe they have both a queen and laying workers. The queen can lay up to three in one cell if she runs...
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    Re: Can workers move an egg into a queen cell

    I agree with both of these statements. I've seen eggs in cells after moving frames above an excluder, and it was after 3 days. Ive also seen drone larvae in queen cells in laying worker hives. ...
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    Re: Opening the Brood Nest

    >next step is digging thru the trash for all the Pierco you threw out!

    Ha Ha! I'm still not a fan of pierco. Its actually ritecell from mannlake im using.
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    Re: Opening the Brood Nest

    Nearly all of my hives have tried to swarm this year. I split them 2-3 ways at the end of March and within 3 weeks they were all starting cells again. This is the first year i've used plasticell...
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    Re: Opening the Brood Nest

    > Between two good drawn brood combs it will be drawn perfectly with or without foundation.

    I agree, but I'm not in the business of raising drones. Right or wrong, I believe a hive with as few...
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    Opening the Brood Nest

    Is it better to open the brood nest with drawn comb or foundation? Foundationless is not an option for me. I know the foundation will employ many nurse bees to draw it out, but i've also seen it as...
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