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    Betterbee division board feed question

    I've been using paint cans but just got some of these to try
    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=404

    The come with plastic floats, but when I played with the feeder with water in the sink,...
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    Re: starting early package

    Willing to take a chance with half my packages. I guess that's why I'm not having them ALL coming this early, but I am trying to think of all the worst case scenarios I can and be as prepared as...
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    starting early package

    This year I decided to start with 1/2 of the packages at the end of March and the other half mid April. I've started mid-April packages before but never started a package at the end of March

    I...
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    Long Hive question

    I was thinking this year that I will experiment with one of my new hives of bees.

    In order to save lifting brood boxes, I plan to build one long hive the depth of one deep and long enough to fit...
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    Re: maximum honey from a new package

    I had such good luck with packages in 2008 and such terrible luck with nucs in 2010 that I am going back to packages this year.

    I know, I know, the weather last year was most definitely a...
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    Re: maximum honey from a new package

    I really like that answer and it points up my error in thinking zero was the worst cast. Eating 100 lbs of sugar, and producing nothing AND dying is certainly worse.

    Makes me realize even worse...
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    maximum honey from a new package

    OK, I know these are sort of silly questions and opinions will vary widely but I would love your opinions.

    What is the maximum amount of honey that a package stated on drawn comb at the end of...
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    Honey CSA Question

    I am a hobby beekeeper but sell my honey

    A group of community gardeners would like me to start another bee yard on land near their community gardens.

    They would like it to be a CSA (community...
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    Re: A New Type of Hive: We need your input

    You said
    "part of a project aimed to get beekeepers to adopt a new type of beehive."

    Wouldn't it make much more sense to post a description of the hive to elicit opinions instead of posting a...
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    hive tipped over - what did it?

    This morning I got a call that one of my hives was discovered tipped over. This hive is located at Codman Farm in Lincoln Massachusetts. No thoughts so far from my local club forum so I thought I'd...
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    Re: Hive Product Prices

    $10/lb raw strained in glass queenline 1lb. jars at a farmers market that is held at a farm where I keep bees

    Whenever anyone approached my table I pointed out the honey was from bees whose hives...
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    Re: "cost" of crush and strain

    Mike, Thanks. Funny you should mention five hives. That's exactly what I have. so maybe that's why I'm thinking about this so much. I can see, that like most things in beekeeping that answer is not...
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    Re: "cost" of crush and strain

    MichelinMan,

    Perfect!
    Now to determine what cappings weigh and to verify the 1 to 7 ration and it should be possible to estimate the "cost" of drawing out the foundation.

    Also another question...
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    "cost" of crush and strain

    I''m small and perfectly happy doing crush and strain for now and maybe forever, but I'm trying to determine at what point of production volum an extractor makes financial sense for me.

    It's easy...
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    use all mediums but ordered nucs?

    I am a new beekeeper as of last year. I decided to use all mediums even as brood boxes. Last year I started with packages. This year I ordered 5-frame nucs. Now I'm wondering how to best deal with...
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    painting hive dark AND light?

    Hi I'm a new beekeeper this year with 2 hives in Massachusetts. I've enjoyed this forum and learned so much. After a bit of reading, I decided to wrap my hives in tar paper this winter.

    As I was...
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