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    All of my bulk stored honey is granulating...

    All of my bulk stored honey is granulating quickly. Since our bees here have generally been out and about all winter, I was considering feeding it back to them. Has anyone tried making up a syrup...
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    OK, before I rip into our local paper, I thought...

    OK, before I rip into our local paper, I thought I'd ping the consensus of the community. This guy recently wrote an article in our local paper, and it might have syndicated out to others, talking...
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    well, if I go the full 5 for simplicity, that...

    well, if I go the full 5 for simplicity, that yeilds like 30 bottles right?? my conversion might have, or probably, was off. All I could find was a quarters to mililitres converter then diveded that...
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    I have a 5 gallon meade kit and I don't know that...

    I have a 5 gallon meade kit and I don't know that I want to put all that honey to test on my first try; anyone have any input on how to make just a couple of bottles? My luck isn't good enough to...
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    Boy they can be stubborn; I had a crak in between...

    Boy they can be stubborn; I had a crak in between two hive bodies on the back side of the hive that developed during the winter. Well, they moved thier entrance to there. I tried closing it and...
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    Anyone else going to be at Brushy Mnt this...

    Anyone else going to be at Brushy Mnt this Saturday? I generall have been getting my packages out of Ga, but even back in early February, they were sold out through the end of May, and I wanted to...
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    "Everything works if you let it." I run 3...

    "Everything works if you let it."

    I run 3 deeps, no excluder and last year had more honey than I knew what to do with. The bees in these two colonies filled the top two hive bodies with honey. I...
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    duh. Thanks guys. I don't know that I have the...

    duh. Thanks guys. I don't know that I have the parts ready to get the frame off the center piece yet, that's why I had just fastened them to it.
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    It's not crystalized, that much I know. It's not...

    It's not crystalized, that much I know. It's not a radial, least I wouldn't say so, as at the moment it only holds one frame, flat against the center support. I was designing it to hold 4 in kind of...
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    Ok, so since I have all these full frames laying...

    Ok, so since I have all these full frames laying around, and I am do to pickup 3 packages this weekend, I am considering dropping a full frame of honey in each new hive. Anyone tried starting bees...
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    Ok, so I built my own extractor; so far so good....

    Ok, so I built my own extractor; so far so good. I put a frame in it, after scraping the cappings off and no matter how hard I seem to spin that thing, the honey isn't coming out. Heck, I've gotten...
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    I pulled 2 deeps here in the fall and put them in...

    I pulled 2 deeps here in the fall and put them in a closet. It seems moth larvae have invaded the unfilled portions of the comb, making a real mess.

    Is there anyway to dispose of them without...
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    I guess push come to shove, I could just put it...

    I guess push come to shove, I could just put it back in the hive for them to use as winter supply?
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    That's great Mike; what are shipping costs for a...

    That's great Mike; what are shipping costs for a pound to Europe I wonder?

    No, I haven't been feeding them anything, no cotton in the area and I know sooner or later it all granulates, I just...
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    well I guess the bigger question is why did it...

    well I guess the bigger question is why did it granulate so fast? I did a search on granulated honey in frames prior to posting and came up with about 4 vague posts. Anyone else run into this?
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    Opinions: I just pulled frames that they took...

    Opinions: I just pulled frames that they took their sweet time in capping. There were ZERO frames with honey in them 90 days ago, yesterday I pull one, capped and the color is light, I'm all excited....
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    interesting method of checking it. Actually,...

    interesting method of checking it. Actually, since this thread was started, they have gone back and started capping properly; I robbed 2 frames about a week ago. I think I need 5 hives just for my...
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    I could see where it could be one here though; we...

    I could see where it could be one here though; we have very very high humidity, especially in the summer.
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    I went to a wine festival this past weekend where...

    I went to a wine festival this past weekend where a vendor had poplar/wildflower mix honey. We had a great time with the "inside joke" aspect of it as he continued to boast how good it was. Actually,...
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    For cripes sake. We aren't beekeepers because we...

    For cripes sake. We aren't beekeepers because we are timid PEOPLE. Build something for goodness sake. I have been contemplating a 2 frame extractor made out of a round plastic 30 gallon trash can....
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    I haven't used smoke yet; this is the end of my...

    I haven't used smoke yet; this is the end of my first year. I find things get quite "busy" outsied the hive, and once more than a couple of bees have stung your gloves or whatever, the bees are...
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    I use double deeps and somehow ended up with...

    I use double deeps and somehow ended up with billions and billions and billions of bees. I think my two hives swarmed at least 3x each. I plan on expanding to triple deeps soon.
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    >"Whenever it sits wax and pollen rise to the...

    >"Whenever it sits wax and pollen rise to the top."

    And the bubbles, to some extent. I had good success with the air bubbles rising out by putting the honey into jars and storing them in the...
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    I jusr found the source of all my current honey,...

    I jusr found the source of all my current honey, a neighbor planted 10 acres of red clover. My interest pertains to clarity; is clover honey darker? my honey from the fall was very light in color and...
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    too much. This was on my week package to boot;...

    too much. This was on my week package to boot; the one that about 2/3rds of drowned. Well, if she was stronger, let her have it, they need it!
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