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  1. Re: How Many Lbs of Honey will a 2 deep colony produce a year?

    Well that is a million dollar question. It has a lot of variables to determine how much a hive will produce. How good is your queen? How wet and cold is the spring? How much of a flow do you have and...
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    Re: Melting wax cappings

    Well I did as you suggested and washed the cappings with warm water and they came out beautifully. Now I just need to melt it down and make my wax cake. It was not even messy. Thanks for all your...
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    Melting wax cappings

    I have my wax cappings from my honey harvest and it still has a little bit of honey in it. The weather has turned off cold and the bees are staying in. I am wondering if I can just melt it in hot...
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    BMAC. I agree that it is very good to eat that way and I do. It is just some people like to buy it when it is nice and smooth.

    VANCE G I guess I have a number of floral sources. I sit right in...
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    Crystalized Honey

    Just a question. Most of my honey this year is crystallizing about two weeks after extracting. I am wondering if this is because of low moisture content or a high moisture content. Also is there any...
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    Re: Sad theft of beehives

    I have to agree with you on that. It don't sound like $12K worth of bees and honey. I guess I just have a hard time believing someone would go in that close to a road you can see in the background...
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    Sad theft of beehives

    Just saw this on KSL News. What is this world coming to? Is beehive theft really happening that much? I guess I live a sheltered life here in Idaho. I hope I didn't just jinx myself. Still a sad...
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    Re: harvesting honey out of the deeps

    I guess my first question is how old are these hives? How hard and long are your winters? And are you interested in making bees in the future or just in getting honey? If you are interested in making...
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    Re: Extractor advice for a friend

    No, it isn't. I really like the looks of that one though. The one I built in on You Tube under honey spinner.com. The one you posted looks pretty simple and inexpensive.
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    Re: Extractor advice for a friend

    One of the simplest inexpensive extractors I have ever built is called the honey spinner. You can see it on you tube when you type in honey spinner. Worked well for me when I was at 4-5 hives. Jumped...
  11. Thread: 2014 Honey

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    Re: 2014 Honey

    12557
    sorry for the double post. here is the slice with butter for you. homemade butter with cream from the milk.
  12. Thread: 2014 Honey

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    Re: 2014 Honey

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    Don't have a biscuit but here is a loaf of homemade bread and hot slice with butter and the brand new honey. It don't get any better than this.:lookout:
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    Re: extracting outdoors at night.

    I have tried this. Last year in fact. I guess if you have all your supers ready to go and no bees in them then it will probably work. I did not have mine prepared prior to extracting. I found out...
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    2014 Honey

    12535I extracted my first honey of 2014. I extracted 2 deeps and 2 mediums and got 14 gallons of nice clear, light colored honey. Still have about 13 deeps and 5 mediums to go. It is going to be a...
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    Re: Wax Moth question

    11771I took a picture of one when I got them. this is a good one the rest are terrible. Do you think they will clean this one up.11771
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    Re: Queen cells Please analyse my pics

    I would put on a second brood box instead of a super right now. Take off the excluder and let the queen move up and give her more room to lay. The bees don't need more room, the queen does so she can...
  17. Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    It is funny how people say they wouldn't pay 3-4 hundred dollars for a hive, but they turn around and buy the bee keeping kit, 200.00 - 250.00 and then a package of bees, 100.00 -150.00 depending...
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    Re: White clover yields with honey supers

    Like has been said, it all depends on your area and the flow that is on in your area. I have had bees here fill a super and cap it completely in 1 1/2 to 2 weeks. Now that was in a perfect condition....
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    Re: Caught a swarm, now what?

    I have caught 27 swarms this spring. All of them have taken about 2 weeks before the queen starting laying. Now they are going bonkers. The queen dries up before they swarm and it takes her a few...
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    Re: Wax Moth question

    This is what I didn't want to happen. My questions is will the bees work the comb. If so I will use it. If not then I will make other uses of it. I am aware of the price of things. The other uses for...
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    Re: Wax Moth question

    Just the old comb. I have heard the bees won't work it after it has had wax moths. I am not sure so I am asking. I am not burning the boxes. I should have clarified that. Sorry.
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    Wax Moth question

    I have a commercial bee keeper friend that has been a true friend and mentor. He has about 80 boxes with brood comb in them that the wax moths got into. He is going to give it to me for my fire pit....
  23. Re: Second Year Bees....not much honey so far. Is this OK?

    That is the thing about about honey bees. Sometimes you don't get the cake and get to eat it to. Or get the honey and get to eat it to. Like said before, if you want them to build comb then you have...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught numbers 24, 25 and 26 last night. All about 4-5 lbs. Checked the other 23 I have caught and they are all queen right. I love catching swarms. Now puts me up to 35 hives and still of couple of...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught another swarm tonight. About 4-5 lbs. Rupert, Idaho 83350
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