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    bees from starter to finisher. Concerns?

    When moving the cell bar frame from starter to finisher, it is okay to leave all the bees on it, or should they be removed?

    I would think more bees in the finisher wouldn't be bad to have, but...
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    Re: Storing honey supers until harvest

    I pulled supers from one yard today I slid them into the bed of my truck, closed the fiberglass toneau cover and made a few stops on the way home. Coming out of the grocery, store I noticed a few...
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    have you ever been sued?

    Is it worth it to not have insurance? How many here have ever been taken to court for their honey?

    I don't have any insurance now to cover my honey sales and should have a ~500 lbs to sell...
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    Re: DIY bottling tank?

    Rubbermaid's Brute, found on the link above, are food-grade and they are sold as "trash containers". I know home winemakers use them for a cheap primary fermenter sometimes. I know Lowes carries...
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    Re: DIY bottling tank?

    Hmmm...
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    Re: DIY bottling tank?

    Got an item number, Mark? All I see in the book for plastic is the 5-gallon size.
  7. Re: Has the modern TBH actually become the cutting edge of beekeeping innovation?

    Dr Wyatt Mangum had one at EAS 2010 that he wove together from reeds and (I think) single strands of telephone wire. Pretty neat and fully functional.

    He runs hundreds of TBHs for commercial...
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    DIY bottling tank?

    I've outgrown the standard 5-gallon bottling bucket, but don't have the cash to spend on a fancy SST store-bought tank. I'd like to move up to ~15-gallon bottling/settling tank and I thought if I...
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    Re: What is yalls best solution for feeding NUCS?

    Thank you :thumbsup: I may try this, but with a longer tube to reach through blue foam board insulation.
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    Re: What is yalls best solution for feeding NUCS?

    I'd like to know, too. I tried this set-up once and found the bees couldn't reach the lid.
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    Re: billy the exterminator

    I happended to catch that episode last summer when we had stopped at a hotel for the night. We were on the way home from, of all places, the EAS conference!

    One positive to it was that it...
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    Re: Top Entrance and winter.

    You can do whatever you want to, Ace.

    You asked how a two-man lift was made, and I told you.
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    Re: Top Entrance and winter.

    Nor can I.

    What I can picture is two people approaching a box from opposite corners, then reaching down and grabbing a handhold.
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    Re: Top Entrance and winter.

    Two-man lift.
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    Re: State Honey Label Requirements

    You measure it by filling it. 1 lb jars hold 1 lb of honey. Weight is required on the label in the bottom 1/3.
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    Re: What to do with drone larvae?

    Once the Sebrights figured out what as under the cappings, they loved them. The less developed brood was favored over the older.
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    Re: honey super entrances?

    Yes: don't do it. Read what Mike has to say on post#12.

    An alternative would be to cut a notch in the front rim of the inner cover.
  18. Re: After extracting-----Cleaning up the frames?

    For as often as I've seen that method recommended, I've had little success with it. The bees either ignore it or fill it with nectar. I have had good results once by putting a super of capped honey...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    I stand corrected, bad cut and paste on my part. That one, does in fact, read 'toxic'.

    Do you suppose you could provide a source to support this statement: "Based on the data sheets provided be...
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    Re: SHB Study... NEED YOUR THOUGHTS

    :scratch:
    Fipronil was
    also found to be highly toxic to honey bees

    -- Highly toxic to bees,

    Honeybee [toxicity] ratings are: (Very High)

    The second link is for the generic MSDS for Fipronil
  21. Re: what to do if you see couple queen cell on a frame at this time of the year?

    Queen cells are capped ~day 8. Queen emerges on ~day 16.
  22. Re: honey harvested over many plants: what do u name it?

    At his request, I used the farmers name so he can take it to the farm markets and sell it alongside his produce for me.
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    Re: Two queen pyramid?

    I did this last summer and had the same results as Jim. Drone comb was accessable, sugar dusting without removing supers and the queens were just fine.

    While I didn't notice any great increase...
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    Re: how productive is goldenrod and asters

    The goldenrod/aster bloom is a big sources of nectar here. I had one colony give me a full deep of this last fall. Nice flavor, but it seemed ...thick... difficult to extract. And it's quick to...
  25. Re: Walnut shreds in entrance (something new I trying)

    Yes, there is. It's called juglone and it's a poison to most plants. We have Juglans nigra (black walnut) in the back and it takes over everything in a short time. An old man once told me if you...
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