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    Re: Sugar as bee feed and organic methods

    The idea behind organic production methods, which rely upon the use of organically produced inputs, is to support a *system* of organic production principles. The ideas behind organics go beyond...
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    Re: when honey is not honey

    Lots of folks. Take a look at any number of the various legal definitions being floated around the country. In my neck of the woods, for example:

    69.28.310
    "Honey" defined.
    The term...
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    Shaking Things Up

    http://www.enme.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=8207

    Should be interesting to follow.
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    Re: Post pic of queen

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    Re: What is raw honey?

    It's not, but perhaps the way you are thinking of it is. I brought in the raw milk analogy before and I think it works here too.

    Raw milk is the stuff in the udder. Raw honey is the stuff in...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    It's semi-serious. You took issue with the term "screen" (n.) and augmented it to add a "nylon cloth". I'm trying to understand why the medium (nylon cloth) matters in the definition. How is...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Maybe? Who can keep track?

    But no, not clear. Are you suggesting then that a filter is different than a screen which is different from a strainer? Do we really need a third term?

    What...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Is "screen" a specific material now? If it is made of a flexible woven plastic is it less a screen than a stiff molded plastic? Is "screen" now defined not only be the size of particle that...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    As if this thread isn't already filled with enough pedantisms (why not?), I think you mean micrometre.

    Brian
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    The point in question is based on a proposed definition with an allowance for filtering 400 micron and above. You can take a step back and challenge the definition, but this comment I think was...
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    Re: Pollen Stores

    According to this reference, they should have 500 sq. inches in the fall.

    http://www.beesource.com/resources/usda/managing-colonies-for-high-honey-yields/


    This next article is mentions that...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Huh? This seems backwards. Are you saying that honey filtered through a 200 micron filter would be raw, but allowing LARGER particles, as would be the case if strained through a 600 micron filter,...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    From the Honey Board:
    http://www.honey.com/honey-industry/honey-and-bee-research/honey-without-pollen-is-still-honey

    They reference pollen being from 5-200.

    And a quick google search would...
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    Re: Buying a hive?

    I was in a similar position about a year ago, though I was on the selling end. I made a cross-country move, totally impractical to move the hives, and so needed to rehome my bees in late August. I...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    Exactly. Important to differentiate from the pasteurized honey that has been poured into molded parafin wax combs.
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    Re: Two hives or one to start

    This is the main point of post, and an extremely common question that I hear at bee club meetings and events, particularly from the urban dwelling folks. The question isn't really about how many...
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    I suppose it would be "raw comb honey" instead of "raw honey".
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    Re: List of Beekeeping Rules

    Perhaps even better would be to wear them as little as possible. I've encountered folks hiking in the buff, but so far not beekeeping.

    :banana:
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    Re: Refractometer

    I was going to go there, but was afraid of being too argumentative. :no:

    Regarding what defines the range of the refraction ... I don't know. You have light essentially bending through a prism....
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    Re: What is raw honey?

    :lpf:
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    Re: Foraging flight duration

    Now that would be interesting!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering
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    Re: Foraging flight duration

    I'd agree that it sounds like it could be orienting. Should be easy to tell, just look for the repeated circling patterns instead of bees flying in direct and alighting on the landing board.

    It's...
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    Re: Refractometer

    You answered a different question than was asked. The question wasn't about the issue of using Brix as a measure, at least not if you used all of the information provided in the OP. The question...
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    Re: Refractometer

    Not really, unless you misread the question.
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    Re: 9 frames or 10 frames

    Yep, they'll often go ahead and draw it out even if they have started filling them.
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