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    Crystallized Honey

    I have several jars of comb honey that is starting to crystallize. Do you warm comb honey like you do honey without comb? Thanks for any suggestions.
  2. Thread: Hive(s) Lost

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    Hive(s) Lost

    Well I know a robbing screen will not prevent a swarm now. Ha Ha Late September, one of my strong hives swarmed -- It was an 8-frame hive w/ 2-deeps and a super w/ some drawn foundation. I had...
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. Always good to hear from other beekeepers.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. It's always good to hear other's experiences.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your input. It's always good to hear from other beekeepers.
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    Re: Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    Thanks for your imput. It's good to hear other's experiences.
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    Thoughts on Robbing Screens

    I have read several post of the last few years on robbing screens and had a couple of questions about them. I have noticed various designs -- one has an approx 2" opening on say the right side at...
  8. Thread: The Bee Tree

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    The Bee Tree

    In North Carolina Piedmont, does anyone have any experience w/ the Bee Tree? How old does the tree have to be before it starts to bloom? Is it winter hardy for our climate? Thanks for the poop. ...
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    Robbing question

    I checked my hives a couple weeks ago and at that time they had what seemed to be an adequate supply of capped honey. It has been a very wet summer in Piedmont North Carolina with fairly heavy rain...
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    Top Enterance w/ Bottom Enterance

    I have for the first time added a top enterance between brood boxes and queen excluder and was wondering about how much if any to reduce the bottom enterance. This is my first try with a top...
  11. Installing a package of bees using drawn foundation

    I have a two part question: 1) I have drawn foundation on deep frames as well as a limited supply of frames of pollen and honey/sugar water that are drawn and capped from a have that failed to...
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    Crimp Wire Foundation vs Duragilt

    I have used crimp wire foundation w/ 100% pure beeswax in all my hives to date, but was looking at the duragilt foundation and wondered if anyone would mind sharing their pros or cons on it vs crimp...
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    Wax Moth eggs and Larva

    I have lost a couple of hives due to robbing this fall and was cleaning up the frames and equipment for next spring and had a couple questions: 1) how long do you need to leave frames in freezor to...
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    Crystalization of 2:1 feed

    As you get older one seems to not remember what has been posted in past years. Ha Ha -- I was wondering if someone could enlighten me on what to do to prevent crystalization of 2:1 sugar water. I...
  15. Thread: Feeding 2:1

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    Feeding 2:1

    This is probably a dumb question but I was wondering if anyone had an educated guess as to how much weight a gallon of 2:1 feed would add to a brood box when feeding? Also on an eight frame 2-deep...
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    Re: Apigard and fall feeding?

    Question, how much lemon juice do you use per gallon of 2:1 feed? Thanks for the advise -- it sounds like a good way to go--the less chemicals the better.
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    Re: Ventilation when using top feeder

    I use a screened inner cover -- basically built on the design of a spacer with wire mesh stapled to the frame(spacer) and then I add an additional spacer to the four corners and middle making sure I...
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    Re: Is the flow over in NC?

    I live about an hour drive NE from you, but the bees are now still working clover, cucumber blooms, melons, and corn. Sourwood has not bloomed yet as far as I know. So there may still be a flow...
  19. Robbing--Yea The Season Is Here Earlier Than Usual

    Went out this morning to set in the cool morning air around 8AM and heard a buzz--looked at my aparies and saw hive #1 (a weak hive) and hive #2 (a strong hive) with alot of bees flying infront of...
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    Re: Upper Hive enterance

    Question since you seem to have been using the upper entrances for a number of years. When you hear that bees generally move up is there an issue of the queen staying in the one or two brood boxes...
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    Re: Queen Excluder : yes or no

    I have always used queen excluders, but I continue to wonder if it's the best way with all the problems that it seems to present to the bees. I keep reading that the bees natural tendency is to move...
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    Re: Upper Hive enterance

    Hey Jim, thanks for the photo -- a couple of questions ... the small hole on the bottom brood box --is that a bottom enterance and does it have much activity? Do you switch to the upper enterance...
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    Upper Hive enterance

    I would like comments of how those that use an upper hive enterance manage it. I have never used one, but have been thinking along that line. I use 2 Med 8-frame brood boxes and have a queen...
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    Re: Hive Top Feeder/Killer

    Yes, had the same problem ... I stapled screen wire to the top of the floats making sure the fit is good but not rubbing the sides where the floats hang up. This took care of the problem with...
  25. Re: New Package from 2nd Vendor Also are sick and dying .....

    Well Folks, I have heard from the lab and the state inspector told me it was nosema. I know a couple beekeepers had posted comments that it was a suspected cause. Here again in the classes I have...
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