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    Re: curing cross comb

    They are drawing good comb within the frames that are filled with brood. They just cross connect all the frames to make a tic-tack-toe pattern in the whole box. Even worse is they seen to use that...
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    curing cross comb

    I rehived a large open air hive that had existed on a large tree branch for many years before it finally collapsed under its own weight. I was able to save a lot of brood comb and rubber band it into...
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    Re: Drone-laying queens

    I just had the same thing happen to one of my hives, saw the queen laying eggs, but only had capped drones.
    I killed the queen and waited a couple days for the eggs to mature and they made a bunch...
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    Re: Ok, what got you into beekeeping?

    My dad told me my very first paying job was cleaning honey frames at a commercial beekeepers warehouse when I visited my grandpa's farm. I would get a quarter an hour and all the scap honey comb I...
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    Re: Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    I don't thing spraying bee go on a rag will work. The hive is up on the top corner or the door and the cubbyhole is 8' below it on ground level. I took a flashlight and mirror to see up inside but...
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    Zen bee trapout - forced abscond?

    I was contact by a family friend who asked me to remove a bee colony that has lived in a 120 year old family mausoleum for the last 10 years or so. The bees have never been a problem till this year,...
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    Re: Drying honey in humid emvironment

    I don't have an air conditioner or dehumidifier available. A small dehumidifier is on my future list to buy. Thats what gave me the idea of using the damp rid in the closet. The honey is already...
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    Drying honey in humid emvironment

    I posted this earlier this week on the BB website and was suggested to post it over here on the organic beekeeping site. Since originally posting this I have put the honey into gallon buckets and...
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