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    Adding Supers for Honey

    I am using foundationless frames, if I already have a super full of nectar on a hive. Would there be any benefit to adding a new super under the one that is full, instead of on top of it?
  2. Thread: Vinegar

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    Re: Vinegar

    Beemandan can you answer this question? I have a mead that I made using 3lbs of honey for a gallon of mead. I did not take a reading of the must, because at the time I didn't know how to use a...
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    Re: Vinegar

    My mead vinegar so far has stayed the blond color.
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    Re: Queen cells on plastic comb

    Thanks Ray
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    Re: Hive body reversals?

    I run mediums and stopped reversing, seems like I was wasting the bees time , and mine. I tried going with 3 boxes for brood and ended up settling with four boxes. My queens like that fourth box, in...
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    Queen cells on plastic comb

    Anyone ever have any luck cutting queen cells off of plastic comb?
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    Re: 5 frame nuc question.

    What are you putting them in?
  8. Re: What time in am does bees do theri first orientation flight

    Mine like the afternoon here in South Carolina. First time I saw it I thought my bees were swarming, they were pouring out of the hive.
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    Re: Balling a newly marked queen

    I don't know if its the smell or the color, but when I go to mark the top of a frame with a black sharpie. The bees attack it.
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    Walter Kelly makes foundationless frames, but I don't like them, they are cheap and lite.
  11. Re: When to remove do Spring removal of extra fall honey

    What do the bees use the crystalized honey for, the same as normal honey?
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    Re: Foundation-Less Frame?

    If you don't run wires through your brood comb frames, you better know what you are doing when you inspect them in the summer. I don't live far from you, and can guarantee you if you turn the frame...
  13. Re: Backyard Beekeeper that develops bad neighbor relation issues ... to the extremes

    Our local sheriff happens to like my free honey!
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    I have a BWeaver queen that is 2 years old, I also have a hive that superseded a BWeaver, and I have 2 more queens from them that were last years. So far all of my BWeaver hives are by far gentler,...
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    Re: Your favorite brew supply store

    I use Midwest supply
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    Re: SINGLE-WIDE vs. DOUBLE-WIDE ObH

    Thanks Mark
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    sqkcrk, I did a lot of research on this last year, and it has something to do with the releasing agent that they lube the molds up with. There was actually even a post from someone who worked in a...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Re: Vinegar

    Beeman, after reading your post #37 could you recommend a yeast. I'm getting ready to buy my equipment for my first batch. I was going with Lalvin D-47, but now I'm looking at Lalvin EC-1118. What...
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    Re: Vinegar

    Thanks again Dan
  21. Thread: vaporizer

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    Re: vaporizer

    Does anyone use The OA vaporizer with screen bottom boards, If you do what is your procedure?
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    Re: Vinegar

    Dan I read somewhere that when making vinegar out of mead, you should choice a dry mead. I forgot exactly what it said about it, but it was just better to use dry. What do you think about that, do...
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    Beemandan, do you make your own mead? If you do I would like to ask you this question. I have read that a new mead, one that has just fermented and racked, can be hot or gasoline tasting. And that...
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    Re: Vinegar

    I have just read that if you leave the mother in your vinegar with oxygen after all of the alcohol is consumed it will start turning your vinegar to water. So I was wondering if after you go the...
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    Re: Vinegar

    Dan, since you sink the mother when you test, if another doesn't form does that mean that it cant turn the vinegar to water?
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