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    Re: Hive beetles

    I ran it through a 400 micron filter, just didn't know if the the honey could be tainted.
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    Re: Hive beetles

    Thanks, it's already extracted. Should I freeze it, then thaw it out to bottle it?
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    Re: Hive beetles

    Back to the original question before it got derailed. Is capped honey okay to eat after seeing a bunch of beetles in the hive?
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    Hive beetles

    I extracted honey a few weeks ago and only saw a couple beetles, then I pulled supers yesterday to extract and there was probably over 100 beetles in the hive. Will the honey still be good as long as...
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    Still a honey flow?

    Does anyone know if there is still a nectar flow going on in the FL panhandle? We put the extraction equipment out today after our harvest yesterday and the bees immediately went to work. After a...
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    honey filters

    Just wondering what size filters you use when straining your honey...I see where most companies sell 200, 400, and 600 micron filters. THanks!
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    Re: how often to extract honey?

    bump
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    Re: how often to extract honey?

    I guess my real question is, would the bees produce more honey on wet frames as opposed to having to draw comb first. Justo looking for a few more opinions. Thanks
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    how often to extract honey?

    Just curious as to how often you extract honey? My bees filled a super in a 2 week time frame back in March. SO, I added a second super (foundation, no comb)and they haven't touched it. I've heard...
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    How's this? Taken with my Samsung galaxy S5 at my bee waterer.
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    Re: nectar flow

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    nectar flow

    How long does a typical nectar flow last in NW Florida? I know there's many variables, just wanting an estimate. Seems to be starting pretty good right now.
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    trap out question

    Can you use regular window screen instead of #8 hardware cloth for the cone for a trap out?
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    Re: Tupelo Trees and Tupelo Honey

    Dfortune, I'm just beginning my second year beekeeping. I would think that if you label it as tupelo, that it should be from the white tupelo from the appalachicola river swamp. While I'm sure other...
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    garden pollination?

    This is my first spring coming out of winter with bees. A friend approached me at church tonight and asked me if I had a hive I'd bees that I could put in his yard for his garden. I plan on having a...
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    upper entrance?

    What is everyone's opinion on upper entrances? I've heard that I need one. How's the imirie shim for an entrance? Or is it best to drill a hole in the top super.
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    upper entrance?

    What is everyone's opinion on upper entrances? I've heard that I need one. How's the imirie shim for an entrance? Or is it best to drill a hole in the super?
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    drone brood

    Is drone brood a bad thing? I thought that I've heard that drone brood can lead to swarming. I checked my hive yesterday and 3 frames had drone brood in the bottom corners. Also several frames are...
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    Queen excluder?

    Does anyone have experience with turning the qe sideways? I've heard that this will allow the worker bees room on the front side and backside of the hive to get into the super easier while the queen...
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    dreaded excluder ???

    Everyone has their own opinions here, just asking a question. I have two hives in Nw FL. One of my hives doesn't have an excluder and the queen has layed eggs in 4 frames in the super. Will the...
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    Re: drawing out comb?

    Thanks. ..hope it works out well. I'm not going to let them stay down low for long cause I sure don't want the queen to lay eggs in it
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    drawing out comb?

    I got my hives mid spring last year and the population got up, but when I put the honey supers on, the bees never drew comb out. So today I took two medium super frames and put in the deep brood box...
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    how many brood boxes?

    How many brood boxes do most people run in the Southeast? Some people here only have one, but my concern is that I won't have as many bee's if I only have one brood box as compared to two. I would...
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    Re: Honey Super ?

    Already thought about that, but the bottom is a deep and the super is a medium.
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