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  1. Re: What is a good price for empty paint cans for feeding?

    Probably your best bet if your not buying in bulk.
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    Re: Eureka! sourwood

    Congrats on the honey! What is that plant you have pictured?
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    Re: CA Buckeye Poisoning

    What are the symptoms of this, and is just a west coast thing?
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    Re: Queen conundrum

    Usurpation look it up
  5. Re: Looks like SHB have taken over, am I boned?

    Some just fall off. Do an image search on Google they have a few good pictures of the wax coming out.
  6. Re: Looks like SHB have taken over, am I boned?

    Yes that's what that is wax pearls/flakes made by the bees. That's what it looks like when they excrete it from their wax gland. Not capping trash at all.
  7. Re: Looks like SHB have taken over, am I boned?

    Wax flakes made by the bees.
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    Re: bad nuc for newie

    So when you bought it you didn't look at it, and when you hived it there was no evidence of a queen, eggs, brood, honey, or pollen?
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    Re: Unexplainable Swarminess

    I think they just got the jump on us this year. I've collected 2 already. I also had white wax and a super of honey 3 weeks ago. I have never seen it that early.
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    Re: Spring Barrel Feeding

    Will they take it if it ferments, and will it hurt them to feed on fermented syrup?
  11. Re: Need to liquify crystalized honey in plastic 5 gallon bucket,

    I use my hot knife. Completely melted in 24hrs. Just hang it from the cord so the handle is above the honey. Works perfect.
  12. Re: Be careful what you put in your honey FAQ page!

    Well it all sounds good. Makes me want to buy some of their vintage perennial garden honey.
    What's going to happen? Nothing....More sales if anything.
    It says they're certified by the USDA and...
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    Re: Should I be a packer? Need more honey.

    Are you going to sell the honey you buy from who knows where as your local honey?
    I hear China has tons upon tons of honey for sale.
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    Re: Hive Beetles...a few observations

    I have also suspected the beetles to be the cause of dwindling. From what I observe when this is happening the beetles scurry about from cell to cell and I think they somehow disrupt the egg/larva by...
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    1 lb Beeswax block production

    Is there a better way to make the wax blocks on a large scale, or do you just buy a bunch of the single molds? It seems like someone would have come up with something better.
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    Re: Crappy packages and what to do?

    Where at in TN?
    Sounds to me if they where out of syrup they were bought down south picked up brought home then sent to you by mail.
    Don't think that many would have died in five days. Funny how...
  17. City rooftop beekeeping / Trash cans & HFCS

    Just curious with all the buzz about big city rooftop apiaries.
    There has to be more trash cans per acre than flora.
    Would'nt the bees feast on all of the soda, and whatever else was in them?...
  18. Re: Bees are flying heavy today in East Tn...

    Bringing in a good bit of pollen here in Knoxville. Yellow to off white. I started with dadant winter patties this year and they seem to be doing great. I have not lost any yet.
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