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    Re: New queen: Many eggs per cell.

    I got the mated queen and package from Wilbanks, and always get good queens from them, but nothings perfect. So why would there be a laying worker develop even though they already have a queen...
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    New queen: Many eggs per cell.

    This is a hive with only five medium frames drawn out so far. They only have about 1 pound of bees. The queen is laying at least 5 eggs in each cell. There are EGGS EVERYWHERE. The eggs are in the...
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    What exactly is needed to make candles?

    Does anybody know where to get basic supplies to make beeswax candles?
    I have no idea what to get, I just want to get the proper mold and wick, but have no idea what type of mold/wick to get. Is...
  4. Thread: Buckwheat honey

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    Re: Buckwheat honey

    Like the others have said, make sure you get a type of buckwheat that produces nectar. I have seen a field of buckwheat in bloom and no bees on it. There were quite a number of hives nearby. The beek...
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    Squirrel Eating Bee brood.

    Squirrel Eating Bee brood:

    http://s92.photobucket.com/albums/l27/samak_2006/SQUIRREL%20EATS%20HONEYBEE%20BROOD/

    alternate link: http://tinyurl.com/ygljf7e
  6. Stingless bee stops small hive beetles in 10 minutes

    This is a short article about a stingless bee species (Trigona carbonaria) in australia that stops small hive beetles in only 10 minutes by covering them up with "resin, wax and mud."

    Australian...
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    Rust in honey lids if kept in garage?

    I have several boxes of queenline glass jars of honey with gold colored metal lids on them and they are full of honey.
    They look like these jars:...
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    Re: what species of bee?

    I wonder if they are some type of mining bee that makes nests in the soil?
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    Re: Thin honey complaint

    I wonder if moisture content has anything to do with being "thin honey".

    Usually when I first extract honey, the honey is "thin" but afer a while it starts to get thicker. Maybe thats just how it...
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    Re: Bees Drinking in my bucket

    you must be talking about the guy who wrote the book "mastering the art of beekeeping".

    I remember he said that in one part of the book that he sprinkled some salt on the landing board sometimes.
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    Re: Chunk Honey In Jars

    Try to heat up the empty glass jars in the oven for a while so they get warm/hot. Then, when the jars are still warm, put the honey comb in them. That way, as the honey comb touches the bottom of the...
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    Cactus bloom in Virginia

    I had these cactus plants outside for a few years and now they got one bloom. I haven't seen any bees on it so far but there were ants on it:
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    Black particles at bottom of honey drum?

    What are these black particles that are at the bottom of a drum of honey? After getting the last drops of honey from a drum, I got about a pound of honey with this stuff in it.

    Here is how it...
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    Where to find Empty Buckets?

    Where are some places that carry empty buckets suitable for food (honey)? I'm looking for any sizes from 1 gallon, up to 5 gallon. Paint stores might carry empty buckets but are those acceptable...
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    Like Michael Bush said. Also, if you do not tell...

    Like Michael Bush said. Also, if you do not tell anyone, chances are none of the neighbors will even find out until maybe a year later. I had bees for a while before anyone knew, and my bees are in...
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    How to siphon or pump honey from drum?

    Is there a simple way to remove honey from a 55 gallon drum? It is an open top drum. I was thinking maybe I can siphon it. Would the tube have to be at least an inch wide or what do you recommend? ...
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    I never thought a little skunk could knock over a...

    I never thought a little skunk could knock over a super especially without a hive tool! That super must have not been glued down well with propolis.
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    There are many questions and answers about bees...

    There are many questions and answers about bees on the following webpage. Scroll down to the question that says: "How are feral bees able to cope with varroa mites?" ...
  19. Thread: Honey Vinegar

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    What if you want to make sure there is 0% alcohol...

    What if you want to make sure there is 0% alcohol in the final product? In that case wouldn't you have to let it convert completely? Can you figure out anything by looking at the "mother of...
  20. Thread: Honey Vinegar

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    How will you know when all of the alcohol that...

    How will you know when all of the alcohol that formed during fermentation has been converted into vinegar?
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    I heard a long time beekeeper say that adding a...

    I heard a long time beekeeper say that adding a bit of apple cider vinegar to your sugar syrup will help decrease nosema.
    I also heard of adding crushed vitamin C tablets to pollen substitutes,...
  22. Parasitic wasps of solitary bees- with pictures

    Here is an old nesting block that has osmia cornifrons aka japanese hornfaced bees nesting in it. The block had split down the middle. Inside the block, where the bee larva should be, there was a...
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    "Regarding pH levels, the comparison between...

    "Regarding pH levels, the comparison between sugar syrup and honey doesn’t seem proper. Shouldn’t it be sugar syrup to nectar? I assumed…maybe incorrectly…that most nectars were close to neutral...
  24. Bumble bee queens are the only ones that survive...

    Bumble bee queens are the only ones that survive the winter. So as early spring approaches, any bumble bee you see is most likely to be a queen looking to start a new colony. She also looks bigger...
  25. I found a bumblebee queen, now what?- pictures attached

    Today I found a bumblebee queen. Can anyone identify the species? I put it in a wooden box with some pollen, artificial pollen supplement (made of brewers yeast, sugar, and soy flour), and a cotton...
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