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  1. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Dead Hives

    I have a couple generally dead hives. I am left with 2 lore brood 10 frame boxes. Each frame with honey. Should I extract and set aside for next year or is there another way to preserve. I would like...
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    Very cute. Kids are great.
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    Re: Screened Inner Cover Question

    I use the same setup except I prop the inner cover up on top of the edge of the screened inner cover. I have had some boarding on very hot days but it was resolved with the addition of a additional...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    So what affect did the spraying have on any of your hives. Do you know what was sprayed?
  5. Re: Bees eating a gal of 1:1 in a day, why so much ???

    I agree with Burns 375
    I dont understand why you have been feeding as this is a great time for the bees to obtain natural supplies in your area.You should find a mentor for some help.
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    Re: Rain, Rain, and more Rain.

    The rain that has been so persistent will adversely impact honey production. Simply aside the bees will not go out to forage. In certain areas there may be a very limited honey supply.
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    Killing The Bees

    Are we spreading the various diseases of bees? For most of us we purchase our bees in boxes but have no idea really the exact source of the bees and if they are directly from large farms for...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    Is it necessary to mix this with other ingredients or is it a ready to go patty. Should it be used during the summer months?
  9. Thread: Insurance

    by woodedareas
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    Re: Insurance

    No you are not paranoid. I have run a business for 45 years and believe me lawsuits are filed for about any purpose. My goal for selling honey is not for making money as the return is very limited....
  10. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    My company is State Farm. One lawsuit can wipe out the financial resources of almost anyone. Even the legal fees could be$50,000-$100,000 or more. I also have an umbrella policy but I was advised it...
  11. Thread: Insurance

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    Insurance

    I sell some honey but my proceeds are rather limited especially given the cost of equipment and bees.. I have always been concerned about lawsuits since honey is a product that is consumed. I have...
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    Re: Using Honey Instead of Sugar Water

    Vance
    Thanks that is very helpful. My frames with darker comb are about 3 years old and I do not use any chemicals. That is probably why I have such high losses over the winter. I also left some...
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    Using Honey Instead of Sugar Water

    I have many frames of honey that were not used b the bees over the winter. I use 10 frame deeps and when I install a new package I feed a sugar water syrup until the bees can find nectar and pollen....
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    You know the old saying that if you stick your hand in a dog's mouth and he bites you its a mistake.... If you do it again you are ??????????. The reaction you had is life threatening and reason...
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    Bottling Tank

    I have a Maxant botting tank with dripless valve (almost dripless). It is a great product and my tank holds about 16 gallons of honey. For those of you who use bottling tanks do you maintain a low...
  16. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    Where exactly do you place the plastic cell in the hive? If there is a super does it go into the super or if there is no super I assume it goes into the upper brood box. Is that correct? Great system.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    I wrap with construction bags from Home Depot. They are generally white with a great deal of printing on them. They are very tough and can hold construction debris. I keep them double folded and...
  18. Re: Have not even started and already discouraged...

    If you live in Lake County join the Lake County Beekeepers Association. I am certain they will be a wealth of information for you since you are just starting.
  19. Re: TF For 5 Seasons of More - Please Stand Up

    This is my 5th year and I have had very poor success . This winter I have wrapped my hives, used insulation and better ventilation and candy boards with the hope of some success. I have 12 hives and...
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    Re: No Stores Going into Winter

    Comments about Hitler are not appreciated in any respect.
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    Re: Wrapping hives in cold climates.........

    Are those boards covering the entrance nailed on or just resting against the hive. Very interesting.
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    Re: Agricultural exemption illinois

    In Illinois there are 2 issues to deal with. Frequently people confuse a zoning with a tax exemption. In essence there are no exemptions but there are specific local laws that govern zoning and...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    You are correct.
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    I did a newspaper combination and then placed a feeder on top of the hives that holds 2 gallons. I did dribble some syrup in the hives as Michael palmer suggested.Each hive had 2 deeps and only one...
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    Re: Combining 2 deeps with 2 deeps

    Michael
    Thanks.I went back and read your response and I plan to do that tomorrow.You comment regarding the queen is very interesting and quite frankly I believe one hive either is queenless or has a...
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