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    Re: Honey Prices For 2012!

    Does that include the cost of the bottle?
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    Honey Prices For 2012!

    What is the going rate for "RAW NATURAL UNFILTERED, UNHEATED HONEY" this year?
  3. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    I use the crush and strain method myself! I just take a knife and cut the comb out all the way around the frame stick it in my crusher, the honey comes out the bottom (without heating mind you!) goes...
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    Re: Foundationless mess, how do I fix?

    That is some great looking comb! Awesome! Here is what I do when mine get drawn out too far. Get a spray bottle with some syrup in it. Take the frame out of the hive and spray the bees with some...
  5. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    So you want speed! Time is money and that jazz. Foundationless will outdraw any other foundation out there. The first 2 hives I tried going all foundationless was May 2011 of those 2 hives I split...
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    Re: How Much Is Your Apiary Worth$?

    Hey Vance I'll give you $1000.00 for all of it. LOL I actually have a great spot for my hives. They're sitting in the middle of approximately 900 acres of clover and alfalfa that only gets cut twice...
  7. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    Maybe you can use this info! I've done a study using my 15 hives. I started with 2 hives with wired foundation. After ther were good and strong I split them into 6 more hives. Now, 2 hives I used wax...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Did you see eggs?

    There are some eggs in 1 frame but they were there when I last saw her. looked thru the hive again today just to see if she was there, but alas, she is gone.
  9. Re: Here's a crazy idea to save on foundation cost?!?

    How about the cost of the embossing machine about $2600.00. Sounds like a lot of foundation to me! How about the cost of melting and sheeting. I'm guessing your time is free and you don't have to...
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    Yellow Jackets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have 1 weak hive that I've been nursing along. About three weeks ago I requeened with a new Itallian in hopes of a quicker build up since the old queen was almost 2 yrs old. She was there last week...
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    Entrance Reducer!

    I use the 3" entrance on 2 of my hives that I've noticed yellow jackets going in and out of. This seems to help the guard bees do their job, at least so far so good. Can I leave the reducers on all...
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    Re: Honey Legislation?

    We already have to many politicians getting into areas they know nothing about! Big government shouldn't be telling me about bees and honey when they can't even do what they were hired for in the...
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    Re: How fine Do You Filter Honey?

    Remember that the finer you filter your honey the more goodness you'll lose such as pollen clear honey has almost none. So much for the nutrients when you heat it up also. Any time you use heat it...
  14. Thread: Swarms!

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    Swarms!

    How long does swarm season last?
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    Re: Supers vs Deeps!

    So would that mean you need 3 or 4 mediums for the hive to survive the winter?
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    Supers vs Deeps!

    What are the pros and cons for using only 6 5/8 supers instead of 9 5/8 deeps for your hives? I see commercial beeks using only what looks like medium supers.
  17. Thread: No Queen ?

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    Re: No Queen ?

    Queens don't generally leave. If you see eggs she's probably still there. You may have missed her. Leave the hive alone for a week and check again and look for eggs or queen cells. If the queen is...
  18. Re: Anyone go up against their county/city over keeping bees?

    The municode for New Castle, Colorado calls bees and "chickens (because they're load)" nusances and are not allowed but the noisey dogs that bark all night are ok! Never mind that once the bees are...
  19. Thread: Swarm Traps!

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    Swarm Traps!

    Is it ok to have a swarm trap set out all of the time even if you're not expecting a swarm? Or will it encourage swarming?
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    Re: Swarm Trap success

    Is it OK to keep a swarm trap out there all the time or only if you're expecting a swarm?
  21. Thread: No Queen!!!!!

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    No Queen!!!!!

    I could not locate the queen in my #2 hive. This hive was an Italian Queen. There are four frames with larvae and capped brood with no sign of eggs anywhere. Also found 2 frames with chaulk brood so...
  22. Thread: Slatted Racks?

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    Slatted Racks?

    Is it worth the time to use them, Build them or Buy them?
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    First Inspection 2012!

    I've performed my first inspection for 2012 on March 17, The weather and temp were clear and aroound 65 degrees. I have two hives with two deeps with Itallian Queens, two nucs with Carnies and a...
  24. Re: All plastic frames vs wood frames with plastic foundation

    My experience with plastic of any kind is poor. I installed waxed ritecell in two hives, spring of 2011, four frames each in the upper deep. I also added four frames each of foundationless frames. As...
  25. Thread: Essential oils!

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    Essential oils!

    OK! If I were to buy pure Lemongrass oil and pure Spearmint oil and use it instead of buying a pre-mixed bee formula what amount of each should be used in syrup?
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