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    Re: Is this normal? or did Imess up?

    Yes it is 5 gallons of mead, and I toped it to the neck of the carboy which took about 8 ounces +- the fermentation change was dramatic, I was told that happens when you take the mead off the lees. I...
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    Is this normal? or did Imess up?

    I am making mead for the first time. I followed the recipe to the letter. All seemed to be going well Fermenting like crazy. The recipe said in 21 days place 5 crushed campden tablets in a clean...
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    can anyone identify this plant?

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    It is a bush type and seems to average around 8 to 12 feet tall.. the berries were green now they are turning a yellowish green,
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    Re: Fathers Day

    I know nothing or no one can replace your son. But you should know there are many who would be honored to have someone such as you for a dad. I feel honored simply to call you friend.

    Happy...
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    Re: Giving a weak hive frames of brood.

    I did Look as! I said In my original post. Thanks for the concise response.
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    Giving a weak hive frames of brood.

    I started this year new with 3 packages, one of which arrived with a dead queen. it took 3 days for the new queen to arrive, and another three days to introduce her. putting the hive a week behind...
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    Re: What's your ideal hive configuration?

    Yes most certainly. It would be the one an individual is most comfortable with That suits his climate best.
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    Re: Clear honey.

    Have you been feeding syrup? Or is there a source for them to get some sort of non nectar syrup?
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    Re: Optimal size for a beehive?

    I do Not know as I would wait until they are making swarm preparation before I did something to prevent it, If you wait until they begin planning to swarm, it is usually too late to prevent it.

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    Re: Think I have mites in my hive.

    It is defiantly Varroa There are many treatments available if that is how you choose to go, Oxilic (spelling) Acid is very effective. I have a sort of mentor/friend and he used it last fall. and...
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    Re: Cleaning Solid Bottom Board?

    I do a thorough cleaning when I reverse brood chambers in the spring, any tile I do a thorough hive check I set the brood box on the cover and sweep it off with my bee brush. after I look it over for...
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    Re: Solar fence sharger for bears

    This is quite an interesting thread. and the material on both sides seems based on facts. no I do not know a lot about electrical tings. I am but a lowly machinist.
    here is how I see it.

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    Update on Ten colony loss

    I lost all my bees earlier this winter, I got a lot of information, suggestions and advice. all was very helpful

    A member here (Tenbears) was to speak a tour bee meeting, and graciously...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Yes I did, I continued my hive checks up until December. when the temperatures began to go below freezing regularly.
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    It Is Lake Erie for crying out loud. The Cuyahoga river which flows into Erie at Cleveland Caught fire! What do you think? :scratch:

    No Actually Erie Is considered one of the great...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    I went through the hive frame bay frame and found the queen, pinched her off, left them for a day queenless, then did a newspaper combine. On the one I combined 3 hives I did the same then a week...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    I really found no excessive dampness in the hives, No frost or anything, but it was 50 Degrees when I checked. the bee caucuses were not wet . I had the telescoping covers pulled back, with 1/4"...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    I seriously do not think it was mite That played a roll in the demise of the hives. I do not understand what happened to make a sugar roll no longer effective for checking for mites. When done in...
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    Re: you have got to be kidding

    Three of the hives were started from Packages from Ohio 200 Miles away. in new hives with undrawn foundation

    2 were splits from those hives with 1 year old drawn comb

    Two were swarms caught...
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    you have got to be kidding

    The first few years I kept bees I had one hive, did great for 3 years, two years ago I increased to 3 hives, and last winter I lost all 3. so over the summer I rebuilt and got to 10 figuring if I...
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    Re: Extracting Question

    You can use that method. However, you will have to get the room and frames to around 120 degrees for the honey to flow well enough to be efficient. Unless you are part of a conglomerate of club...
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    Re: Our first honey harvest

    What did you do to keep the wax moths from hatching wile you stored the full comb for so long?
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    Re: How cold can they stand it?

    I once asked my mentor the same question. He use to live in a place called Gunnison Colorado. He told me that the winters there would reach as low a -50 and it was often the coldest place in the...
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    Re: Identify this plant please

    Thanks Guys, I grow broccoli in my garden and I thought is was very similar minus the head. my buddy has tons of this stuff growing around his bird feeder, and the deer come in every night to eat...
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    Identify this plant please

    I know this may not have much to do with bees, but a lot of guys and gals hers seem to know quite a bit about plants. A buddy wants to know what this is can anyone help out?


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