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    Plastic comb and plastic foundation are two...

    Plastic comb and plastic foundation are two differant products. I have only tried the plastic foundation because it is much easier to find and the plastic comb only comes in the medium size. I...
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    I have a gallon of Sucrocide mixed that I will...

    I have a gallon of Sucrocide mixed that I will not use this season. Can anyone tell me if it will keep for 6 months after it is mixed with water.
    Thanks,
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    Thank you very much for your information.

    Thank you very much for your information.
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    This particular honey is worthless for human...

    This particular honey is worthless for human consumption because it is from a hive body which was treated last year. I extracted it only because the frames came apart when I pulled them out. The...
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    I have some honey that I extracted from hive body...

    I have some honey that I extracted from hive body frames and I want to know how much water I have to add to make 2:1 syrup to feed back to my bees with Fumagillian. Should be much cheaper than sugar ...
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    Hi AAABEEINC. Are you located in Saint Marys PA?...

    Hi AAABEEINC.
    Are you located in Saint Marys PA?
    I'm only asking because I was raised in Punxsy.

    I have had at least 3 swarms here in CT this spring and very little spring honey. Next year I...
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    Well you have to dump out the extracted honey...

    Well you have to dump out the extracted honey after you spin it and check out your progress. Then spin it again until it is done and dump the honey again. It still takes a long time but I think it is...
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    I don't know if I can describe it very well but....

    I don't know if I can describe it very well but. The cheapest homemade extractor I ever saw was a simple wooden box large enough to hold 1 deep frame standing on its side with an extra 6 inches in...
  9. Thread: Permacomb

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    >>Is a deep plastic comb available yet? Rod...

    >>Is a deep plastic comb available yet?
    Rod
    >>That's what PermaComb is. It's fully drawn plastic comb. The bees just use it and cap it. The cell walls are there already.

    >Sorry. Brain short...
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    Is a deep plastic comb available yet? Rod

    Is a deep plastic comb available yet?
    Rod
  11. Thread: Clean super's

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    The last honey super I took off was directly...

    The last honey super I took off was directly above a full size plastic queen excluder and the frames held foundation when I put it on. This shallow super was full of honey but one frame had about a...
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    BWrangler I'm interested in the secret but the...

    BWrangler I'm interested in the secret but the link doesn't work for me. Does it work for anyone else ?
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    Does anyone have a recipe for mixing fumidil with...

    Does anyone have a recipe for mixing fumidil with honey instead of sugar sirup?
  14. Thread: new genes

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    I tried to start with 2 hives last year from...

    I tried to start with 2 hives last year from different suppliers but 1 of the hives that I bought late was queenless with laying workers so I ended up with only one which I split very successfully...
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    There are not many beekeepers around me and I am...

    There are not many beekeepers around me and I am wondering if it might be a good idea to buy a queen or swap queens with someone to promote genetic diversity in my beeyard. I am happy with the bees I...
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    I agree whole heartedly. Please keep up the good...

    I agree whole heartedly. Please keep up the good work Michael, it is very much appreciated.
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    If you have another hive I would just add a frame...

    If you have another hive I would just add a frame with eggs and let them raise some emergency queens, much cheaper than buying queens. But if this hive has been queenless for over a month you may...
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    Thanks for the plant site Mark, very interesting....

    Thanks for the plant site Mark, very interesting. Has anyone ordered plants from www.forestfarm.com? Prices are very competive with the suppliers around here.
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    This is a topic I would like to find a book...

    This is a topic I would like to find a book about. Maybe some day I will start a journal that covers the bloom periods my bees are most interested in but it would require a lot of time walking around...
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    These are the same thoughts I have. I walked...

    These are the same thoughts I have. I walked several miles today looking at tons of clover blossoms and didn't see a honey bee until I saw a boxwood shrub almost in full bloom. I looked around at the...
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    Looks fine to me, I have seen fuller brood...

    Looks fine to me, I have seen fuller brood patterns but I don't see anything to worry about. I have to assume you are concerned about the skipped cells.

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    Is there anything that will help clean the...

    Is there anything that will help clean the propolis from my clothes?
  23. Thread: stand-by nuc

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    The bees take a lot of chances with their queens....

    The bees take a lot of chances with their queens. This is why I am so happy to finally have two good hives. I tried to buy two last year but the first was queenless and I had to go back to my local...
  24. Thread: Sting Reaction?

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    I think I am swelling more from the occasional...

    I think I am swelling more from the occasional sting this year than last so I am a little worried about developing an allergy.

    The good news is I have brood in all stages in both of my hives after...
  25. Thread: stand-by nuc

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    Can a stand-by nuc be started in the spring and...

    Can a stand-by nuc be started in the spring and kept all summer in a 5 frame deep box? If so then this is how I will maintain a extra queen from now on.
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