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    Re: So.....how do you pronounce "Muth"?

    Thanks for all of the replies. I'm pretty sure I won't pronounce it like I originally did with short u sound anymore.

    I cleaned my bottles yesterday so maybe this morning I can fill some of them....
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    Re: So.....how do you pronounce "Muth"?

    Thank you! That will be easy to remember for me.
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    So.....how do you pronounce "Muth"?

    I have purchased some muth bottles to bottle some of my honey for gifts. When I was telling my friend about it he thought I was pronouncing muth wrong. I was saying it with a short u sound like the u...
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    Re: Feed Nucs Sugar?

    Thanks for the replies, it looks like putting some sugar on top may be better than in the feeder.
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    Feed Nucs Sugar?

    It is getting to be time to put hives and nucs to bed for the winter here and I had a question on my nucs. I seem to remember that you could fill the division board feeders(I have two nucs in 10...
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    Combining Nucs

    I want to combine a few of my weak nucs together to make them stronger for winter. One nuc is a four frame nuc that is queenless, no brood and not a lot of bees. Can I just shake these bees into one...
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    Re: Storing Queen Cells After Cutting Out

    I ended up making some round cages out of #8 hardware cloth and put the cells in the cages. I then made a queen bank frame and hung the cages in the original hive. I will get them into the nucs...
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    Re: Storing Queen Cells After Cutting Out

    Hey All thanks for your help and ideas.
    I think that I had better forget about backtracking and saving some traveling time between yards and do something with these queens! The caging idea sounds...
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    Storing Queen Cells After Cutting Out

    Hi All,
    I am creating some nucs with queen cells that a couple of my hives a have raised. I want to cut the cells out and get them into the nucs but I'm not sure how long they will survive outside...
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    Re: Can someone help with my math?

    CKLSPENCER, I want to cut the queen cells out of the frames and put just the cell in the nuc. I was thinking that I should wait to move the queen cells until they are older/tougher.
    So my question...
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    Can someone help with my math?

    Hi All,
    On June 5th I removed queens and some brood from two of my overwintered hives. Hive #1 had lots of brood (all stages) in two deeps and pollen and honey in a medium, there is a drawn honey...
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    Re: Hello from New Hampshire

    Welcome to the forum. I hope that you have a good year. Maybe we'll run into each other at a local event.

    Bee good! John
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    by JohnCBee
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    Re: Northern bees

    Welcome to the forum. I am from NH also and am pretty new to bees. This is a great place to hang out and get some different points of view.
    Maybe we will meet up at some of the bee events in the...
  14. Thread: new kid in NH

    by JohnCBee
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    Re: new kid in NH

    Hi Spencer11,
    Glad to hear you are interested in starting beekeeping. I'm up the road a bit in Sutton so we are almost neighbors.

    Radar is right, join a club or two. Ours is the Kearsarge...
  15. Re: Would you purchase an old galvanized extractor?

    I'd love to see a picture of the 20 frame basket too. I bought an old galvanized four frame crank and cleaned and camcoted it. She's a beauty!

    I was thinking that I would like to convert it from...
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    Who's going to EAS?

    The EAS Conference is just a couple of days away and I can't wait! I'm only a couple of hours away and have a place to stay the week that is only 50 minutes away.

    I'm only just starting out but I...
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    Re: camcote drying time

    I did my galvanized extractor this spring and the body/tub took longer than the basket to dry because it was pooling some on the bottom. The body took about a day and a half and the basket was just a...
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    Re: Holding foundation strips in frames

    Thanks for the advice. I guess that I thought the wax may soften up some and creep out of place. I will try the strips without the melted wax and see how it goes.
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    Holding foundation strips in frames

    I have been putting 1-1/2" +/- strips of foundation into wedge top frames by splitting off the wedge, inserting the wax strip, stapling the wedge back in against the wax and then melting wax onto the...
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    Re: new guy from kingston nh

    Welcome Rob, I'm almost your neighbor! I'm up in Sutton. There is a lot to learn on here. This is my second year and I'm loving it.

    Good luck,
    John
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    Creating a split

    Hi All,
    I have a hive that I want to make a split/nuc from. The hive has two deeps that has about 13 frames of brood(partial) and I want to relieve some of the congestion and start another hive...
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    Re: Another New BK in New Hampshire

    Hi Fishman43, Nice to hear from you. We are almost neighbors!

    The right hive(officially called the Green Hive) was being fed at the time so that is why there are extra supers on. I put the syrup...
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    Another New BK in New Hampshire

    Hi All
    I have been poking around the forums for a few months now and thought that I should introduce myself.

    This is my first year beekeeping. I started with two nucs in early May. So far so...
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