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    uncapped honey from dead hive

    I've got a dead hive where they appeared to have lost their queen (no brood, open supersedure cells, etc.). From there, they seem to have eaten their way over to the side of the hive where I happened...
  2. Thread: slatted rack

    by geblack
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    Re: slatted rack

    Any problems with the bees building comb down in the slatted rack?
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    Re: Why not to use a screened bottom board

    Would you use a ssb during the winter as well or switch out?

    I don't want to use an excluder on a regular basis if I can help it. I do use both a top and bottom entrance though. Not sure how much...
  4. Thread: slatted rack

    by geblack
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    slatted rack

    I've been considering using slatted racks. Currently I run 11 frames in a 10 frame box for brood though, which I believe means for best results, I'm going to need a custom slatted rack if I try it.
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    Why not to use a screened bottom board

    Currently, I don't have screened bottom boards. I've been contemplating it, but I'm still unsure. I think I know a lot of the reasons to use a screened bottom board, but from other threads I've seen,...
  6. Re: filters/ strainers for 5 gallon honey bucket- plastic or stainless steel?

    I think the key word there was "Wind-borne". That said, I don't know the answer. I wouldn't be surprised to find the bees hauling home things significantly bigger though. I did run across a report...
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    Re: Mann lake Plastic Uncapping Tank

    How well do frames drain when you just cut the cappings and leave them to drain?
    Do you lose more honey than you would with an extractor or crust and strain?
    How long do you need to leave them...
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