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    Re: Price of Pint Jar of Honey

    A pints a pound the world around as my mother would say.
  2. Re: Showering with my girls while removing supers

    You're right about that, fun, interesting, and work.
  3. Thread: Black bees

    by Beekeeper23
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    Re: Black bees

    For quite sometime (about half the summer) we noticed bees in our second hive had much more black, black head and black thorax, black and brown bottom end. Are these Russian?
  4. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Can't mow yet, don't mind the stickiness on the steering wheel (proudly harvested honey & propolis), & I love peanut butter bread with honey on top!
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    Re: Thick Medium Frame of Honey

    Wonderful! I harvested 28 cups off of 8 med frames, the other 2 frames were cut out for comb honey....completely happy with this years results.
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    Ta data, hope I'm not too late

    13121 after watching countless videos, this particular extractor utilized the materials I had. Being a chicken to think I could possibly shake bees off of honey frames without causing a ruckus I have...
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    Re: The coolest thing about bees.....

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    You are so right, I was going through those same thoughts in my mind while putting the home made extractor together. Simply amazing. What I find cool is my...
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    Re: CAN I MOVE HIVES ONTO STANDS AT NIGHT?

    Glad the move worked for ya! Enjoyed reading how you checked on them after the move...
  9. Re: Is early August too late to start a split in the northeast?

    I'd like to try this in my barn, my husband would probably react like your wife. But it's worth a shot.
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    Re: Newby and smoke and mean bees ...

    JMO, I have been able to use Aspen wood pet shavings, stuff my smoker full, light, give puffs till seeing glowing embers, puff and burn for 10 minutes or so and then I add apple wood chips or cherry...
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    Re: Minor feedback requested

    First year beek here, my main focus was to just allow my hives to expand as needed while not stressing too much over my plans and Mother Nature. Having as many frames drawn as possible I felt would...
  12. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    This would be awesome along with waxing and propolis!
  13. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Nice, caught the attention of my husband and son plus the music/film chimes in pretty well depicting how tough and fragile these creatures really are.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    Hahaha. Love the humorous way you put that Mike!
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    haha well I was intelligent enough to wear the veil while pulling the hive apart otherwise. It's not cumbersome at all and pretty secure. Has me thinking I may not go gloveless.
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    Re: First Sting Yesterday

    Thought I would add as all was well up to 3 weeks ago while checking newly added frames and syrup levels I was stung right on the outside corner of the eye socket, luckily I had benadryl on hand and...
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    Re: Hello from Illinois

    welcome!
  18. Thread: Kelleys

    by Beekeeper23
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    Re: Kelleys

    So far I have been happy. This past order for med frames which I placed June 28, confirmed, then when I had not received it by July 5 I phoned them as I paid for 2 day shipping. They stated having...
  19. Re: I definitely understand now why the hive stands work side to side, not front to b

    Further inspection of the ground under my tall hive, a varmint has tunneled underneath! Hopefully we can solve that tomorrow when husband gets home? My 21 year old son says " No way, only with a...
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    Re: Couple of weird things today......

    For a while I noticed red propolis too, now it's mostly orange to burnt yellow. That crackling noise? I wondered if it were the "sanitary workers" cleaning (chewing) out the comb from births....but...
  21. Re: I definitely understand now why the hive stands work side to side, not front to b

    Well I could but this is not completely solid underneath. There is a rail that runs front to back on each side and another rail that runs side to side at the rear. A screened bottom board with...
  22. I definitely understand now why the hive stands work side to side, not front to back

    Dang ----- Husband noticed while mowing that my largest hive has really shifted. I asked him to set a base for me with concrete blocks, and I see that I have enabled this scenario. Now I have a...
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    Without gloves, I found them too bulky. Hands must smell of smoke, they crawl on once in a while, feels pretty cool to feel wings flutter too. I believe I'm better at handling the frames and the bees...
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    Re: The Fat Bee Man

    +1 informational, and you can tell he loves it.
  25. Re: Some super close ups from today's hive check

    beautiful!
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