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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    I've had the new Brushy Mt. Version and can feel the breeze thru it. Like it a lot
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    Brushy ventilated jackets?

    Has anyone tried the new Brushy Mt. Ventilated jacket? Anyone know how it compares with Ultrabreeze?
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    Re: Will mature queen pipe?

    I have a split raising its own queen and have heard piping now going on 7 days (the 'quacking' replies stopped after about the 3rd day). Does this mean she still hasn't gone on her mating flights?
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    Brushy ventilated suit

    Has anyone seen/tried the new Brushy Mt. Ventilated jacket? How is it compared to Ultrabreeze or Mannlake?
    Thanks
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    Piping and Quacking

    A hive with swarm cells and the old queen gone started piping and quacking. This has been going on for 5 days now. I thought is was something the first hatched queen did to locate the others. Does...
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    Moving and returning Nucs

    I opened my strongest hive and found so many queen cells that I made 3 nucs with frames full of bees from the mother hive. Worried that the bees would all return to the original hive, I took the...
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    Queen released from queen cell?

    I put a frame with capped queen cells into a Nuc box and waited. When I went back in, one of the queen cells was neatly opened, one chewed through and two were still capped. Thinking a queen had...
  8. Thread: Speakers?

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    Re: Speakers?

    Thanks everyone
  9. Thread: Speakers?

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    Speakers?

    Is there anything like a speaker's bureau for authorities on various aspects of beekeeping? I am in an association that is putting together programs for the upcoming year and we are interested in...
  10. Thread: Speaker?

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    Speaker?

    Our club (in Virgnia) is interested in getting someone to speak on apitherapy at a beekeeper's workshop- any suggestions?
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    Tried the new Betterbee Pollen Trap?

    Has anyone tried the new Betterbee pollen trap? The pictures make it look a lot like the Sundance bottom mounted trap - I'd be interested in any reviews/recommendations.
    Thanks
  12. Thread: Dense honey?

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    Re: Dense honey?

    Thanks everyone. An old time local tells me it's black locust. I intend to do all the culinary things everyone has suggested.
    Ain't this a great forum?
  13. Thread: Dense honey?

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    Dense honey?

    I took a few supers off and extracted a couple of days ago - very early in this part of the country. The honey is almost water white and extra sweet - but DENSE. Refractometer read 15 - 16% and the...
  14. Thread: Temperature

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    Re: Temperature

    Thanks everyone
  15. Thread: Temperature

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    Temperature

    What is the optimum temperature for storying liquid honey?
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    Re: Chef Needs Help

    I agree about not recommending The Last Beekeeper - it does presume you know a lot about beekeeping - and it is VERY depressing (watching adults cry is never fun). The focus is more on beekeepers...
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    Queen Outside the Hive???

    One of my hives had a bunch of dead and dying bees out front. Looking closer, I found yet more dead under the hive. I looked under the screened bottom board and there was a cluster of bees in one...
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    Re: A reason not to weed the garden

    Would you mind if I used some of these pictures for bee displays, etc
  19. Thread: how to merge

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    Re: how to merge

    They won't fight each other?
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    Extracting/crystallization?

    We were extracting some frames today from supers that were empty as of July 1 and full as of August 1. They were beautifully drawn out and uncapped easily. HOWEVER, when I went to take them out of...
  21. Thread: how to merge

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    how to merge

    Let's say I have a neglected hive that lost its queen and took forever to raise another. It's down to one or two frames of old bees but all of a sudden now has a big fat and laying queen.
    In the...
  22. Thread: Saving Wax

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    Re: Saving Wax

    I put a paper towel over the loaf pan and hold it on with a rubber band. It filters beautifully and the paper makes a nice fire starter later. Also, be sure to have an inch or two of water in the...
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    Re: Maxant 20 frame

    If you're in a rush to finish the draining, try using a squeegie while it's tilted. I found a shower one at Bed Bath & Beyond that is easy to clean silicone and fits 5 gal buckets perfectly too.
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    I had that happen last year with one (the middle)...

    I had that happen last year with one (the middle) of my four hives. Among the dead at the hive entrance, I found a queen - and there was a queen in the hive box too - I thought at the time that...
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    What about the first swarm? Shouldn't that have...

    What about the first swarm? Shouldn't that have had the old queen in it and shouldn't she have started laying right away?
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