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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    Most of the cells were capped (95%) and I did a shake test and nothing fell out. After I harvested the honey, I tested it with a refractometer and it showed 17%.
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    Re: Question about musty tasting honey

    Forgot to mention that I do crush and strain through a cheese cloth. Some of the frames I harvested were dark and also had pollen stores.
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    Question about musty tasting honey

    I started last April with some local Carniolan nucs. One nuc did really good last year as I extracted 6 pounds of honey from it last year and left much more for the bees to overwinter on. This year I...
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    Re: How did you get into beekeeping?

    My wife started into organic gardening in 2010. She then added chickens and wanted bees in 2011. So I built her a chicken coop and 2 swarm traps so she could catch a swarm. No swarms came, so I...
  5. Re: Signal deep nucs in the north do you do this?

    I'm also interested in some outcomes.
  6. Re: Cleaning now Blackened Beeswax splotches from the driveway

    There is a product that I use to remove stains and sealer form concrete that is called Citrus Cleaner. Not sure if that will work on your stain as I have not tried that yet. Here is a link to the...
  7. Re: Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    I took another frame of eggs and added a week later. As I was inspecting the 1st frame of eggs added, I came across the original marked queen, but no queen cells. A week later I found 2 queen cells...
  8. Laying worker hive with larva in queen cell

    I have an Italian hive that I started with a package last spring. I haven't had the time to check on them much this year. Today I inspected every frame in the 3 deep hive and found that I have only...
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    Re: Hobbiest delema

    I bought 5 nucs this spring from a guy 15 miles from me. He had 25 nucs for sale on Craigslist.
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    Re: How far to go

    I just finished cutting the grass/weeds around my 10 hives with a weed eater 45 minutes ago. I made an effort to point the discharge away from the hives, but still ended up with grass on the front of...
  11. Thread: old timers

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    Re: old timers

    There is a guy that 2 years ago was selling his honey for $10/quart. He sells it in his front yard on the honor system. Last year he raised it to $12/quart. I was talking to him last week telling him...
  12. Thread: Two swams

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    Re: Two swams

    I caught two swarms 4 days apart, May 23 & 27. They were both about 5 foot off the ground but they landed in different trees 6 feet apart. After inspecting both hives June 12 and found different...
  13. Re: bee sting she really got me good this time...

    Yes, while doing a cutout. I had a small split in my glove on my thumb that a bee found before I did. I couldn't remove the stinger right away because I had too many angry bees following me around to...
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    Re: Been asked to do an aggressive cut out

    When I clicked on your link I got this message:
    "This content is currently unavailable
    The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked...
  15. Re: Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    Are my odds of success low with only 1 queen cup?
    Should I add another frame with eggs tomorrow?
  16. Newbie trying to get a hive to re-queen themselves

    I checked my hives Sunday and found one of my hives was probably queenless. I coundn't find any eggs, larva, or capped brood other then some capped drone cells. So I pulled a frame out of one of my...
  17. Re: A strange and somewhat useless observation...

    On my way to work everyday I pass a beekeeper that has been at it for over 30 years and I think he is in his late 70's. I noticed the other day he was in a bench swing watching his bees. He was close...
  18. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    So does anybody know if 4 days is too close together to be from the same hive?
  19. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I started this year with 5 nucs of Carniolan on April 2. Then picked up two packages of Italian April 20. Two of my Carniolan hives are strong, the other 5 have not drawn out a full 10 frame deep. I...
  20. Re: How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    These were on a 6 inch diameter tree so I sprayed them with sugar water real good and then brushed them into my swarm trap. When I came back they were all inside except a couple around the entrance....
  21. How long between a swarm and a secondary swarm?

    I had a swarm of bees show up May 23 about 30 feet behind my hives 5 ft up in a cedar tree. I have concluded that the swarm did not come from my hives. Today about 11:30 I had another swarm land 5 ft...
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Walter T. Kelly Co. out of Clarkson Ky
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    Re: need Carniolan Queen

    Walter T. Kelly
    https://kelleybees.com/Products/#cat=333533323337&srch=&sort=3334&page=3330&category=343236353635373332303631366536343230353137353635363536653733
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I was talking to my Amish neighbor today and he told me he had seen a wild beehive last year in a tree on his property which is about 900 ft. west from where I found the swarm. I have my beehives on...
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    Re: Need some guidance on Carniolan Bees

    I put the two missing frames in the swarm hive this afternoon, When I opened the hive there was plenty of room for the frames.

    I also looked at the bottoms of the frames on hive #2 (The one I...
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