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    Re: Is this Goldenrod

    SFisher,
    I am in Sumter SC and yes that is Goldenrod. Take the back roads and look for farming fields that are full of it and ask about putting your bees there. Warning to you that your hives...
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    Re: Can raw honey be clear?.....

    Cotton Honey in South GA normally comes out of the comb nearly as clear as water. Strain the wax particles out and it's clear X's 2. Also has its own unique taste, but sugars fairly fast.
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  3. Sept 2012, Who's still selling Queens this time of year?

    Looking for a list of who is still selling quality queens this time of year?

    Dixiebee
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    Chinese Tallow Mead

    Hello fellow mead brewers,
    I pulled 5 gallons of Chiese Tallow honey last week and since it sugars fast, looking to make a batch or two of mead in the next few weeks. Anyone ever used this kind...
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    Re: can you use runny honey to make mead?

    Runny honey is fine for making mead, but as stated above, use a hydrometer to make sure you have enough sugar in there to get the alcohol content you expect.
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    Re: Is it usable?

    Agree 100%! The honey is perefectly fine and have 2 batches of mead going right now from left over garage honey.
  7. Re: Honey is Cyrstalizing -- How do I prevent this?

    Just box it up and put it in your car/truck for a day or so. It will look like the day you bottled it.
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    Re: concrete block

    Concur with Cleo,
    Last summer I took on a second story removal from behind the brick on the ladies house, and will not do it again. Scaffolding, sledge hammer, sawzaw, prybars, etc and 2 days...
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    Re: Vicious cut-out!

    Paul,
    I have done several cutouts over the past 4 years and always find the "hottest" bees are the ones that someone has recently sprayed with a can of Raid, etc, and didn't bother to tell you...
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    Re: Word to the wise - Check your Hives!

    Here in Sumter SC, I have the Red Maples just about finished up with their bloom, and the Plums, Cherries, and Crabapples are just starting to bloom nicely. Hives are busting at the seams and...
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    Re: How much is enough ?

    This time of year you will be OK with what you have. Next spring either add another medium for the queen to lay in and start adding honey supers after they fill out the new medium, or get ready for...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    Received my Sunkist Queen early last week and introduced her to the 5 frame nuc. Three days later had full frames of just layed eggs and had to move the nuc into a 10 frame box. Hive is growing...
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    Re: Please do not laugh, quite humorous

    Sounds like ya'll need to requeen. I work my 11 hives usually in a veil, shorts and T-shirt. Hardly ever get stung, but usually in the hand if I do.
  14. City Beekeepers Bee Cautious of the Mosquito Control Spray Vehicle

    Just returned from a trip to Kuwait and found a couple of handfulls of dead bees in front of each hive with several more crawling on the ground. Initial thought was severe mite infestation, but...
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    Re: Padded weaker hive - Mistake?

    Sounds like you have had some visitors at your hive stirring things up a bit before you arrived or rain was in the near future. Got "dive bombed" in the forehead a few times this year walking up to...
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    Re: The thing I hate most about beekeeping...

    The thing I hate the most is having your cell phone on vibrate in the front pocket of your jeans and it goes off after you just picked up a large super of honey and bees. Kind of gives you that...
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    Re: Ever eaten too much honey??

    On extraction days, I end up eating more than my share of honey, and WHAT A HUGE ENERGY BOOST I have for several hours until the sugar high wears off. LOL
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    Re: Swarms keep leaving after installation

    Interesting,
    Went through the 8 hives in the back yard last night to see which one had been swarming. Conclusion I came to was, none of them. They all had laying queens, no breaks in brood...
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    Re: Swarms keep leaving after installation

    Great advice! They were still in there this morning and have been thinking about adding the frame of brood to entice staying. Sounds like a good idea.
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    Swarms keep leaving after installation

    OK, I have been doing this for 3 years and have taught a beekeeping class at the local university, so I feel a bit silly asking this question.

    I have caught 3 swarms in the past 3 days and...
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    Re: Queen Questions (Gotta order one)

    Concur on looking into considering Carniolan bees for the smaller brood cluster and food stores conservation in the winter.

    Hig,
  22. Thread: Wax Moth

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    Re: Wax Moth

    Dray,
    Betting the SHB is laying eggs on the board since there will be wax and pollen (SHB food source) from the frames above that has fallen on the board. The bees won't really police the...
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    Re: better to have more then 1

    And hopefully make 2x's the honey!
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    Re: Drawing comb on a new package.

    Concur, the colonies only need more time and DON'T break up the brood frames unless adding one to the other hive to plus it up.

    Hig,
  25. Re: Perhaps they will survive in spite of me

    Ralph,
    Keep the feed on until they quit taking it or they have the frames filled out. Just keep an eye on the feed if it goes over a week in the heat to make sure it is not ferminting. If they...
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