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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    HA! I got a vacuum pump, but never thought about that. And I have a large pressure cooker. I would have to look at installing a barb fitting in the R/V port.

    I am using a dehumidifier, but it...
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    Moisture is down to 18.5% today, so it is coming down. I will work on it another day or so. Thanks guys!
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    Very little, but, the humidity is so high, it might have absorbed it during extracting.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    This really aggravates me. This happened to me back in 1984, and now again. Both times we were hit with a lot of rain and continual high humidity.
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    The bucket dripping is a good idea. Yes, I am concerned with the small surface area, and why I keep stirring it. Thanks!
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    Re: How to lower moisture content

    As additional info, the humidity here has been very high. I am stirring the honey in the affected bucket, a couple of times a day. I imagine there is not much else to do, but does anyone have any...
  7. Re: Looked like bees were swarming, but then they died on side of hive in a few minut

    Where are you planning to send the bees for testing, and how much is the cost?
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    How to lower moisture content

    My honey is showing at the 19.2% moisture content, by refractometer. I checked it with another refractometer, and it reads the same. I put it in a room with a dehumidifier and a pail heater, but the...
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    Re: Africanized Bees - Are they really that bad?

    None that I know of. Texas A&M had swarm traps along Hwy 105 from Sour Lake, up to I-45, but that was only to check the progression of them north. The traps have been down for over 10 years now. They...
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    Re: Southeast Texas Beekeepers

    I have a Facebook page, Southeast Texas Beekeepers. Come join us there!
  11. Re: Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY received notice from Code Enforcement Officer

    You just need to move out of New York.
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    Re: swarm trapping/capturing solutions?

    People have different results, but I have placed swarm traps close to swarms that I could not reach, and had them go in the trap. I keep traps around my bee yard, and I catch swarms in them. I guess...
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    Re: Fast Crystallization

    I guess it is possible, but I have had bees here since 1979, and never seen this, and the plants have not changed. I am in the extreme corner of Southeast Texas. Thanks!
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    Re: Fast Crystallization

    These hives never move, and the nectar source never changes. I thought it might have to do with water content, or something. ???????????
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    Fast Crystallization

    What would cause abnormally fast honey crystallization? I robbed a few supers, and a month later, it was crystallized. I have never seen it do it that fast. Not even close. Normally, 6 months is the...
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    Re: Peculiar tasting honey

    This is not fermented. I know what thatis. This has a faint bitter, after taste. The 2 things that come to mind, are that I had a little bit of left over Golden Rod honey, from the fall, or possibly,...
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    Peculiar tasting honey

    I noticed my honey has a peculiar after taste. Nothing like I have ever tasted before. Any ideas what could cause this?
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    Re: Wanting to get the queen from a trap out. HOW?

    The pain with trees, is sealing the entrance, and placing the trap. You have to build a support, seal the entrance to the trap. Nothing is square. haha. You have to get creative!
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    Re: Africanized Bees - Are they really that bad?

    haha. They get bothersome, at times. First thing, don't mess with them too late in the evening, and never after dark! Just smoke, and let them settle about 10 minutes after you smoke them. Give them...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I thought about it being almost time, here in Orange, Texas, but thought it would be another few weeks. How big was the swarm in Lavaca?
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    Re: Migratory Pallets

    When I was building wooden boats, I learned that some of the most rot resistant wood is white oak and yellow pine, but, in wet ground conditions (I live on the gulf coast), these will rot quicker...
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    Re: dealing with a hive top feeder

    This is one thing I don't want to take time to build. For the number of hives I have, I will just buy the feeders from Mann Lake. They had free shipping in January, so that made it sweeter.
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    Re: Bee hive mostly empty of honey....HELP!

    You need a robber screen. I think there are pictures somehwere here.
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    Re: Red Kap coveralls - experience

    I wear mine over long pants and long sleeve T shirt. Without the Long pants and shirt, bees can sting through them. I have not had any trouble with the bees getting into the side slits. Overall, I...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries????

    Is he kin to Rob Russell?

    In 1979, locally, 3 lbs of bees and a queen was $20. For the same money, I would buy 3 frames of brood, covered with bees, and a new queen.
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